If you were to think of your favourite quote, what would it be? Where did you first hear it? Sometimes a quote can be said by another person who adores it, or you may have read it in a book. Other times you can just stumble upon it but it’s the significance of the words that truly matter.
In a reddit thread titled “What is your favourite quote and why”, the responses ranged from funny to heartfelt to sad.
Here’s some of the best:
- “If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying” – Bruce Lee
Reminds me that people are hard to please but if you are confident in your own ability does it really matter in the end.
- “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”
The world seems a lot nicer if you believe it has more well-meaning fools than intentional miscreants.
- “Don’t do something permanently stupid when you’re temporarily upset”
- “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” – Oscar Wilde
- “Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute” – Edgar Allan Poe
Whenever I get into a fight with somebody I love, I remember that quote and everything starts to get better.
- “Treat everyone like a gentleman, not because they are, but because you are” – Ed Sabol
- “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read” – Groucho Marx
- “We accept the love we think we deserve” – The Perks of Being Wallflower
- “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” – Dr Seuss
- “If you pay close enough attention, people will show you who they really are. When they do, believe them” – my grandfather
- “You miss 100 per cent of the shots you never take” – Wayne Gretzky.
- “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe” ― Albert Einstein