This thread is for "metaphors" you think are helpful to direct one's thoughts. Here's a few that I like. (If you have any, I would like to see them) "No one is as fanatical as a convert." "Reality isn't relevant. Perception is everything." "Only a fool walks into the future backward." "The weapon that most readily conquers reason is terror and violence." "Lazy people don't think for themselves; they only think about themselves." "It is better to know the truth than hang hope on lies."