“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it.”
-Jonathan Swift, The Examiner, 1710. Thanks, Quote Investigator
Ironically, in pursuit of the following misattributed ‘quotes’:
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” -Winston Churchill
AKA “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on.”
Or, “A lie travels around the globe while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
“Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to enclose a little love note inside… Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but loves tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!)… Duty gets offended quickly if it isn’t appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it. Obligation can pour a little glass of milk, but quite often, love adds a little chocolate.“
-Linda Andersen, Love Adds a Little Chocolate
“Your circle should want you to win. Your circle should clap the loudest when you have good news. If they don’t, get a new circle.”
-One of those ubiquitous internet quotes
“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason.
“If you get the chance, take it.
“If it changes your life, let it.
“Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.”
–Harvey Mackay, though often attributed to Dr. Seuss
“If thou hast knowledge, let others light their candle at thine.”
–Thomas Fuller, MD [1654-1734], Introductio ad Prudentiam: or, Directions, Counsels, and Cautions, Tending to Prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life, Part II, 1727
Also known as:
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.”
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.”
Thanks, Sue Brewton
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
“And what do I hope for? Health and happiness, mostly.
“I hope scientists find a cure for a virus that feeds upon human organs, drowning the lungs and clotting the bloodstream. I hope that as scary as circumstances might get, we all learn new ways to be. I hope for learning from the stillness. I hope for gifts in the silence. I hope to hug again, to travel, and be unmasked from every mask I’ve ever worn. I hope to pet my neighbor’s new puppy, to gather friends around the campfire we’re building in the potager, to hunt for agates and run from black flies again. I hope to have guests and readings and workshops in my new home. I hope no one has to fear losing their home. I hope people find their passion in their work and community. I hope simply to live as fully as I can.”
–Charli Mills, Founder of Carrot Ranch
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.“
-Misattributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, James H. Halsey and Hyman G. Rickover. Really, a socially-changed quote that sort-of began with Henry Thomas Buckle in 1901.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.”
-Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari