"I'd rather be hated than forgotten"

From history’s most demonized analyst of political power:

“Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil.” -Niccolo Machiavelli

From the author of the scammy sounding, best seller, The 4-Hour Workweek:

“P***ing people off doesn’t mean you’re doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably p*** people off.” -Timothy Ferriss

From the passenger who, unlike others, sank calmly with his wife aboard the Lusitania after it was torpedoed:

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” -Elbert Hubbard

From the professor who gave his now legendary, “last lecture” after discovering he only had a few months left to live:

“When you’re screwing up and no one’s saying anything to you anymore, it means they’ve given up.” -Randy Pausch

From the Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor:

“The opposite of love is not hatred – it’s indifference.” -Elie Wiesel

From me:

“I’d rather be hated than forgotten.” -Marshall Jones Jr.