16 Quotes About Life That Make Perfect Sense


Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What is the most sensible thing you have ever heard someone say? Here are some of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread.

1. “Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.” — Ricky Gervais

– Quote found by Auguste Angelöf

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

– Quote found by Devorah Firestone

3. “Love people. Use things. Don’t confuse the two.”

– Quote found by John Antony

4. “If someone angers you, they control you.” — Elizabeth Kenny

– Quote found by Bahaar Bajaj

5. “If a task is once begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.” — Anonymous

– Quote found by Arjun Mukhopadhyay

6. I heard this from the Chairman of National Semiconductor in 1986 and never forgot it: “It’s a tragedy when bad people quit and leave, but it’s worse when they quit and stay.”

In 1993 I heard another VP of a company where I worked say, “I don’t want to make the best of a bad situation, I want to avoid a bad situation altogether.”

In 2004 I heard a political pundit say about Kerry and Bush, “When you choose between the lesser of two evils, don’t forget that your choice is still evil.”

In 2008 Brent Scowcroft summed up the Bush Administration by saying, “Because of the policies of the Bush Administration the United States couldn’t even fight a war that lasted just 3 days without borrowing the money from China to do it.”

I heard a tornado victim who lost everything say on television, ” When you have nothing left to lose anything you do can only be an improvement.”

– Quotes found by Jay Bazzinotti

7. “When you don’t like something, do it quickly.”

– Quote found by Sindhura Reddy Chamala

8. “Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.” — Jimi Hendrix

– Quote found by Srilaxmi Manne

9. “Don’t stress too much about life because no one is getting out alive.”

– Quote found by Cliff Makanda,

10. “Criticism is a privilege that you earn — it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction.” — Malcolm Gladwell

– Quote found by Pranav Sharma,

11. “Just because you trust someone with your life doesn’t mean you should trust them with your money.” — Iain Banks

– Quote found by Zero Blank

12. “It’s harder to be kind than clever.” — Lawrence Gise

– Quote found by Badreddin Edris

13. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” — C.S. Lewis

– Quote found by Saroj Tailor

14. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – John Lennon

– Quote found by Rikil Shah

15. “If money is not your servant, it will be your master.” — Francis Bacon

– Quote found by Anonymous

16. “Quit everything until you find something that you just cannot quit.” — Bobcat Goldthwait

– Quote found by Vaibhav Ghiya

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