“Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!” Proverbs 15:2
It is a notable feeling to throw out a profoundly intelligent sounding truth in the middle of a conversation. But more often than not, I’m left with that familiar inward cringe of, “I can’t believe I just said that.” It’s usually not the words flying relentlessly out of my mouth that cause the shock, backpedaling, and ultimate demise of a relationship, but the context in which I said them.
In my continual effort to help the betterment of mankind, I’ve compiled a short helpful list of 12 inspirational quotes you should probably never actually say to certain people in certain situations.
Someone with ADHD:
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda
“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.” J. Paul Getty
To a starving homeless person:
“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” Thomas Jefferson
Someone who’s been robbed:
“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” John Barrymore
Someone who is self-conscious about their weight:
“All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” George Harrison
Someone suffering with dual personalities:
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
At a funeral:
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
Someone who is blind:
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
Someone on their deathbed:
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
On a 1st date-or any date for that matter…:
“Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.” Fran Lebowitz
Stacy Pederson is a Colorado based Humorist and Funny Motivational Speaker who is incessantly insecure with a chronic Thai Food / Netflix binge habit.