2003-11-10 22:33:07 ET|
I know how everyone loves quotes so I thought I would fill my post with some awesome ones. Enjoy...
"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not."
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."
- Mark Twain
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."
-Vincent Van Gogh
"Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem."
"Prejudice is the child of ignorance."
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
"Whatever you think that you can, or that you cant', you are usually right."
"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."
"Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings."
"Don't trust anyone over 30 who used to say 'Don't trust anyone over 30.'"
"Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment."
"Black holes are where God divided by zero."
"Never go to bed angry. Stay up and fight."
"When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one."
"Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship."
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
-Sir Winston Churchill
"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them."
-Ian L. Fleming
"The truth is more important than the facts."
-Frank Lloyd Wright
"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."
"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
"Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is."
"Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope."
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
And now my favorite of the evening...
"The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person."
-P. J. O'Rourke