“When you come to a fork in the road, take it”
This quotation arose when Yogi Berra was giving directions to a friend coming to visit Yogi’s home. Yogi told him just take the fork in the road, since either way would lead to his house. Later in life he gave a college commencement speech where he repeated the quotation and left everyone in the audience wondering what he meant – what do you think he meant at that point?
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the most bitter.”
“Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.”
“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones”
“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”, often referred to as Clarke’s Third Law.
“Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.”
When Albert Einstein met Charlie Chaplin in 1931, Einstein said, “What I admire most about your art is its universality. You do not say a word, and yet the world understands you.”
“It’s true” replied Chaplin, “But your fame is even greater. The world admires you, when no one understands you.”
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
“I really didn’t say everything I said.”