You actually got my favourite quotation in last week's Fun Monday, but in case you missed that one, here it is again:
"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most." George Bernard Shaw.
Perhaps it's time I took that quote to heart again and started feeding the good dog.
In fact, most of my favourite quotes come from George Bernard Shaw. Here are a few more:
"A fashion is nothing more than an induced epidemic"
"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history."
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance."
"You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live."
There are a few others I really like too:
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland
I hope to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
And although this isn't really a true quotation but, being a bit of a Trekkie, it still makes me giggle:
"Bother," said Pooh, "Eeyore, ready two photon torpedoes and lock phasers on the Heffalump. Piglet, meet me in transporter room three. Christopher Robin, you have the bridge."
Writing this post has reminded me of another quote that I used to have pinned up on my wall.. It came from a Susan Howatch book, Glamorous Powers, and in it, she quoted from W.R. Inge at the beginning of many paragraphs. There was one in particular that really stuck with me and for the life of me I cannot remember what it is. I have just spent hours Googling but I can't find them. For once, Google has failed me. I had the book but it's long gone and I think I am going to have to buy it again because it's really going to annoy me now.
Head over to Robin's to see what other quotes inspire people!