I thought it might be interesting to see how many counter quotes can be found to respond to a given quote. For example, one that hit me some time ago was that of reasonable people. Quote: "The reasonable man adapts to the world around him, while the unreasonable person tries to change the world to suit him. Conclusion: Change only occurs because of unreasonable people." As a counter quote: The Chinese have a saying that goes something like, "the weed that stands out the most is the one that gets knocked down first" or Q: "To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. . . . [They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."-- The Confucian Analects, bk. 17:6 CQ: Nice guys finish last.