From the pen of Henry Kissinger comes this quotation; “The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.” Here’s a very, very old quotation, “I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” That was said by Xenocrates who lived from 396 to 314 B.C. Finally, one more ancient quote comes from Aristotle, (384-322 B.C.), who said, “Wit is educated insolence.”
More recently, famous race car driver and winner of the Indianapolis 500, Mario Andretti, said, “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” During the last century, American journalist and satirist Ambrose Bierce, (1842-1914), defined an egotist as, “A person more interested in himself than in me.” More recently, Gore Vidal said, “A narcissist is someone better looking you are.” Here’s one more quote with a timeless quality, by Winston Churchill, “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.”
Finally, one last anonymous quote; “The world is full of people who can only say ‘I didn’t,’ or ‘I wouldn’t,’ or ‘I should have.’ Few can say ‘I did.’ Fewer still can say ‘I am.’”
That’s –30—for this week.