Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June Words of Wisdom

I used to believe that the human race as a whole was basically a few steps above wolves. That given the slightest change in circumstances, we would all, sooner or later, tear each other to shreds. That we were, at root, self-interested, cowardly, envious and potentially dangerous in groups. I have since come to believe - after many meals with many different people in many, many different places - that though there is no shortage of people who would do us harm, we are essentially good. --Anthony Bourdain

I believe in me. I'm a little screwed up but I'm beautiful. --Steve McQueen

All cruelty springs from weakness. --Seneca

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. --Nelson Mandela

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, esteem, and personal satisfaction. --Margaret Thatcher

When you apologize to the woke mob you're still going to get canceled anyway. Just look at Piers Morgan vs. Chris Harrison. You might as well just say fuck you and keep your dignity. --Adam Carolla

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear. --Sammy Davis, Jr. 

The legitimate state does not itself initiate force against innocents. That would be despotism. --Richard Salsman, Ph. D

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. --Marilyn Monroe

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. --Wayne Dyer

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. --Edgar Allen Poe

I would always rather be happy than dignified. --Charlotte Bronte

The movie industry is full of people who think that they are God. --Sir Anthony Hopkins

The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. --Peter Diamandis

Our world is not divided by race, color, gender, or religion. Our world is divided into wise people and fools. And fools divide themselves by race, color, gender, or religion. --Nelson Mandela

You cannot silence, mute or censor the spirit. It does not ask anyone or anything for permission to exist. --Gina Carano

When you start doing what you truly want to do, you start living a different kind of life. --Unknown

A harmless man is not a good man. A good man is a very, very dangerous man who has it under voluntary control. --Jordan Peterson

When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself. 
--Marcus Tullius Cicero

In order to write well about food you need to eat well, and you cannot eat well if you're analyzing the food. It's not fun for the people you're eating with and I don't see how it can be fun for you. I spent 30 years in the restaurant business and I do not want to be thinking if the bus boy's doing his job. I don't want to hear the bell in the kitchen. I don't want to be thinking about what's in the dressing. I want to be lost in the meal. I want to be a romantic fool. --Anthony Bourdain

We're churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work. --Mike Rowe

I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. --Jane Austen

If your definition of 'unity' means forcing me to surrender to your ideals, then you need a dictionary because that isn't what unity means. --Alex Clark

Be creative every day of your life. --Steven Soderbergh

One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be, and how dangerous it is to trust them. --Thomas Sowell

Love everyone. But never sell your sword. --Paulo Coelho

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. --Marcus Aurelius

Beauty is essential. I starve always for the graciousness of it. --Jan Karon

Nike is a brand that is of China and for China. --John Donahoe, President & CEO of Nike, Inc.

We've been conditioned to think that only politicians can solve our problems. But at some point, maybe we will wake up and recognize that it was politicians who created our problems. --Dr. Ben Carson

I call intolerant...any man who imagines that one cannot be a good man without believing everything he believes, and mercilessly damns all those who do not think as he does. --Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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