“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.” -Dennis Wholey
I think this quote is a reminder that being a good person doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll always receive fair treatment from others. We can’t control how others perceive or treat us, but we can control our actions and how we treat others.
“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” -Dale Carnegie
I think this is a great reminder to live in the present and not worry too much about the future. It’s easy to get caught up in worrying about what might happen, but often those worries never come to fruition.
“Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.” -Alan Dundes
This is a humorous observation about how people’s words and actions don’t always match up. It’s a reminder that we shouldn’t judge people solely based on their appearance or initial impression, but rather on their character and actions.
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” -Mark Twain
I think this is his way of saying that it’s not worth engaging in arguments with people who aren’t open to reason or logic. It’s better to conserve our energy and focus on productive conversations with people who are willing to listen and learn.
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” -Dalai Lama
It encourages us to believe in our ability to make a positive difference in the world, even if we sometimes feel insignificant.
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” -Will Rogers
This is a bittersweet way of expressing a desire for a peaceful and painless death. It reminds us that we can’t control the circumstances of our death, but we can control how we live our lives and strive to make each day meaningful.