Taking Notes

Here are some of the best note-taking quotes that I have ever read. I hope they help you.


The faintest ink is better than the strongest memory.


Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.

Rolf Smith


Did you write it down? If you did not, you should have. This is because only what you have committed to paper has significance. Man’s experience is only that which he has recorded. The more you consider that, the more significant it may become…

Therefore whatever you did is only real upon the printed page.

Jeff Cooper


I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.

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Three Team Rules by Coach Don Meyer:

  1. Everybody takes notes.
  2. Everybody says “please” and “thank you, “yes ma’am” and “yes sir”.
  3. Everybody picks up trash.

Jeff Mankin

Jeff Mankin teaches financial literacy. His website is FinallyLearn.com.

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