Category: quotes (page 1 of 14)

A Fire to be Kindled

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

Prejudice

Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument.

Unknown

Henry Ford on Positivity

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.

Henry Ford

Bill Gates on Making a Difference

Melinda and I have focused on poverty and disease globally, and on education in the US. We picked those issues by starting with an idea we learned from our parents: Everyone’s life has equal value. If you begin with that premise, you quickly see where the world acts as though some lives aren’t worth as much as others. That’s where you can make the greatest difference, where every dollar you spend is liable to have the greatest impact.

Bill Gates

Silence of Friends

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Arguments

You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.

Unknown

Evan Williams on News

News in general doesn’t matter most of the time, and most people would be far better off if they spent their time consuming less news and more ideas that have more lasting import.

Evan Williams

Forbes Ironic Thought of the Day

Forbes Thought of the Day: "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

According to Wikiquote, not only is this quote misquoted,1 it is also taken out of context. Oops!2


  1. Quotation should not be plural. 
  2. And to think I was going to post merely for the irony. 

Scott Adams on Edward Snowden

Is he a traitor? Yes, absolutely. But so were Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson, to name a few. If you think being a traitor is always bad, no matter the circumstances or motives, you’re officially too dumb to vote.

Scott Adams

Brewster Kahle on Government

The government is not one monolithic thing. It’s a bunch of people, thinking they’re doing their jobs.

Brewster Kahle