What’s your favourite quote? 7



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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

So tell us: What is your favourite quote?

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  1. If only the world would live by this quote of Edmund Burke it would be a much better place…..

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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    • ……..and Tania, never a truer phrase was spoken, & it’s even MORE applicable today, with the evil cult that stalks the World!

  2. We should all endeavour so to live our lives that when we die, even the undertaker will be sad.
    – Mark Twain

  3. Never regret yesterday; life is in you today and you make your tomorrows… LRHubbard

  4. ‘Take one day at a time’………….

    Yes, we can plan, but we’ll never know ‘the time, nor the hour’!

  5. [email protected]

    It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice.

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