This question parallels the other seemingly unanswerable question: “How long is a piece of string?”
After all, what is the criterion for determining the “best quote of the day”?
Well, firstly, there must be a definition of “best”, and this can only be a matter of personal judgment – a subjective decision. When defining “best” by absolute measurements such as speed, size, or physical prowess, there is no need of judgment.
But for most other things in life, defining the “best”is always subjective. Art, music, writing, cooking, and all forms of entertainment, are examples of activities in which there is no absolute best.
In order to deal with this dilemma, our Life Daily team has come up with a series of best quotes according to frequently quoted sources.
We have selected 15 sayings from well known people, each of which can lay claim to being defined as the best quote of the day.
Here is our selection:
1. Oscar Wilde
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
2. Woody Allen
I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
3. Yogi Berra
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
4. Warren Buffett
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.
5. George Burns
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.
6. George Carlin
‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence?
7. Winston Churchill
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
8. Richard Dawkins
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
9. Steve Jobs
You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.
10. Groucho Marx
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
11. H. L. Mencken
We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
12. George Orwell
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
13. Rita Rudner
Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?
14. George Santayana
Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
15. Mark Twain
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
We purposely chose truly varied sayings and sources to appeal to the widest possible audience.
Which one of them do you think qualifies for the title “best quote of the day”?
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