I love to use quotations to make a point (I have a page on here with some of my favourites).
My favourite of all time has been used by many, including Abraham Lincoln, to whom it is often attributed, however Alexander Pope seems to have first written it and he died 100 years before Lincoln. (I guess that makes it a paraphrase rather than a quote but it’s still a good saying!)
“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.”
I have used this little ‘dicho’ many times to justify having changed my mind. I always counter back with something like, “Isn’t it on the fool who fails to change their mind when faced with new and contradictory evidence?”.
The same Alexander Pope, an 18th century English poet wrote some other pretty cool and often used sayings:
“To err is human, to forgive divine.”
“Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread.”
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.”
Here are some other quotes that I love. They have helped me get through these first few decades and may provide some inspiration to you.
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