Today I added three new quotes to the “My Favourite Quotes” database that you see on the right-hand side of my blog.
“The evil people of the world would have little impact without the sheep.”
“Apologising does not always mean that you’re wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.”
“Some day soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That’s when I will be truly dead – when I exist in no one’s memory. I thought a lot about how someone very old is the last living individual to have known some person or cluster of people. When that person dies, the whole cluster dies,too, vanishes from the living memory. I wonder who that person will be for me. Whose death will make me truly dead?”
–Irvin D. Yalom in Love’s Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
The first one came up during a conversation that I was having with a colleague who is absolutely brilliant. That quote in particular sums up a very simplistic idea, but one that would have a dramatic impact on human existence if we were to recognise our sometimes blind following of others.