Three great quotes:
- “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great [people] make you believe that you, too, can become great.”
- “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
- “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
He was very outspoken, and changed his mind often, but had the awareness to admit that he was influenced by his life and his surroundings at any given time, which also changed often.
That makes so much sense to me. I think we often feel like we have to take a stand on something and then, to prove ourselves worthy of the opinion, never waver, even in the face of new information. We simply take the new information and make it fit into our old ways of thinking.
Food for thought.