Sagacious Quotes

Paul “Bear” Bryant: If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. \\//\\// Never quit. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit. \\//\\// Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.

Henry David Thoreau: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. \\//\\// Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Alan Greenspan: I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you’ve probably misunderstood what I’ve said. \\//\\// I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

Francis Bacon: [T]ruth is best discovered by powerful statements on both sides of the question. (later re-quoted by Lord John Scott Eldon, 1751-1838)

Edmund Burke: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good [(wo)]men to do nothing. (disputed attribution)

George Savile: Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it’s not on our side.

Richard Gere: On my first day of law school, my professor says two things. First was: “From this day forward, when your mother tells you she loves you – get a second opinion. If you want justice, go to a whorehouse; if you want to get fucked, go to court.” (as spoken in the movie, Primal Fear)

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