Al Franken is an American writer, comedian, and politician. Since 2009, he has been the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a writer and performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live. After decades as a comedic actor and writer, he became a prominent liberal political activist. (source – Wikipedia)
1. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
2. It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
3. When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
4. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world.
5. My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all.
6. As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it’s a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.
7. I get satisfaction when I write something I like, when I’m happy with it.
8. I couldn’t think of anything less appealing than molding the minds of tomorrow’s leaders.
9. I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me.
10. In our political system, money is power. And that means a few can have a lot more power than the rest. That’s bad news for everyone else – and for our democracy itself.
_ Al Franken
Grow. Love. Live the passion way. Your friend in success. Mantist Oryem