“What I want to say to the young girls is
forget about likeability.
If you start off thinking about being likeable
you’re not going to tell your story honestly
because you’re going to be so concerned with not offending…
The world is such a wonderful,
diverse, multi-faceted place
that there’s somebody that’s going to like you
– you don’t need to twist yourself into shapes.”
~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“If you want to be trusted,
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
~ Thomas Jefferson more
may not get you a lot of friends
but it’ll always get you the right ones.”
~ Author Unknown
“Any man worth his salt
will stick up for what he believes right,
but it takes a slightly better man
to acknowledge instantly and
without reservation that he is in error.”
~ General Peyton C. March more
“Always tell the truth.
It’s the easiest thing to remember.”
~ David Mamet more
“In science it often happens that scientists say,
‘You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,’
and then they would actually change their minds
and you never hear that old view from them again.
They really do it.
It doesn’t happen as often as it should,
because scientists are human
and change is sometimes painful.
But it happens every day.
I cannot recall the last time something like that
happened in politics or religion.”
~ Carl Sagan