Choose language

Forgot your password?

Need a Spoofbox account? Create one for FREE!

No subscription or hidden extras



Read through the most famous quotes by topic #overconfidence

Why do they wait until sixth grade when you already know everything?

Judy Blume

#omniscience #overconfidence #education

You know, I can't stop thinking about you. Oh really? Why you so obsessed about me?'re so full of shit yet still alive.

Toba Beta

#overconfidence #obsession

Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it.

Toba Beta

#inferiority #life #magnify #overconfidence #risk

A shell in the pit," said I, "if the worst comes to worst will kill them all." The intense excitement of the events had no doubt left my perceptive powers in a state of erethism. I remember that dinner table with extraordinary vividness even now. My dear wife's sweet anxious face peering at me from under the pink lampshade, the white cloth with it silver and glass table furniture—for in those days even philosophical writers had luxuries—the crimson-purple wine in my glass, are photographically distinct. At the end of it I sat, tempering nuts with a cigarette, regretting Ogilvy's rashness, and denouncing the shortsighted timidity of the Martians. So some respectable dodo in the Mauritius might have lorded it in his nest, and discussed the arrival of that shipful of pitiless sailors in want of animal food. "We will peck them to death tomorrow, my dear.

H.G. Wells

#dodos #extinction #foreshadowing #overconfidence #shortsightedness

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

John F. Kennedy

#inaugural-address #overconfidence #liberty

back to top