"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."
Good ones everyone, I really liked this one in particular as it reminded me of a local historical figure, John Adams. "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
Where is this one from?
"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." –Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
"Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts."
This one is my favorite from Tommy, it's so true!
"'Pressure' is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure."
-Tommy Lasorda (Former LA Dodger manager and MLB Hall of Famer)
Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Seuss
I use this all the time with people. I have a different version though
Those who care don't matter and those who matter don't care .