Every now and then, my mind turns to the idea that I should have a personal quote. One that sums me up or at least gives an insight to me. There are a couple I've been considering. One is this:
"The true measure of a society is how it treats its weakest members". There are many variations of it ascribed to Ghandi, Samuel Johnson, and Winston Churchill, to name a few. I think this is the winner; it's the one I come back to again and again. Another one I like a lot is:
"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." -Voltaire
I also looked up a list of Winston Churchill quotes and he has several that I like a LOT. I've now decided that if I could have dinner with any person living or dead, it would be Churchill. Here's a sampling of his genius:
"Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened."
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life."
"Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war."
Looking for awesome quotes? This is the tome. Already have one? Do tell.