I have a few:
“The problem with quotes taken from the internet is that they’re very difficult to verify.”
–Abraham Lincoln, and
“I never said half the crap people said I said.”
–Albert Einstein (because the ‘generation of idiots’ quote isn’t genuine: https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/03/19/tech-surpass/)
But in all seriousness, I think my favorite is this one:
“Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.”
–St. Thomas Aquinas, taken from: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/thomas_aquinas
These are things I hope will be quotes some day:
“What? You only got people who hate your guts? Press harder, then you’ll have enemies!”
(This could probably go into a book of sophisms and bad advice.)
Enkala: “What do you mean you ‘stood up for the wrong thing’? History will victimize you!”
Shippor: “Don’t you mean ‘vindicate’?”
Enkala: “I meant what I said!”
(A story all about people supporting bad causes for good and bad reasons.)
“Well, it seemed like a bad idea.”
“So why did you go along with it?”
“Because I’m always wrong when my ideas seem good, so I thought I’d be wrong this time!”
I don’t know whether I should be afraid of this two percent. Are they like Nietzsche’s Übermensch, or like Aristotle’s ideal, virtuous man?
Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
–Thomas Aquinas, from: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/thomas_aquinas_165177
I’ll let you figure out how that connects to the two percent.
Maybe you find it interesting to read this:
Huh, interesting… Very thought provoking, indeed. Thank you for the good read!
As for my quote for the day: