Quote by George Foreman
That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
This quote emphasizes the speaker's ability to remain unaffected by negativity. They metaphorically compare it to water rolling off a duck's back, indicating that they do not allow negative comments or energy to impact them. By focusing only on positive matters, they imply that conflicts become easier to handle. The quote highlights the speaker's resilience and ability to maintain a positive mindset, suggesting that filtering out negativity creates a more peaceful and functional mindset.
My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death.