Some men have a creed that they live by, a code that they believe in. I don't just have one, I have many, because there are many situations that come up in life, and you want to make sure that you are prepared for all of them. I hope that all you readers will think about what you value, and if there is a good quote that reflects your beliefs, try to use it as inspiration. Here now are a few of the quotes I live by.
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." -Winston Churchill
I like this quote as a history major because it really hammers home the point that we need to know our past to understand our present and future, and also that it is important to know where you came from to know where you are going.
"Why would I go out for a burger when I have steak at home?" -Paul Newman
This quote was in response to a question about why Paul Newman never cheated on his wife. Tip for all you unmarrieds out there- marry a steak not a burger, and you won't have to worry.
"If it's petty don't sweat it, and if it's sweaty don't pet it."
It's just good advice.
"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble." -Gandhi
This really just says to me, have a spine. Gandhi sure did.
"My mind rebels at stagnation." -Sherlock Holmes
Stay busy, even if you aren't. I think that it's important to have things that challenge you and keep you interested and stimulated.
"Don't be a dick." -William Bentley (my father)
Don't be one. It makes good sense.