These are a collection of quotes I’ve come across in my travels. Some inspire me, some I just like. I hope you’ll find one or two that you enjoy as well. When I know the source I have indicated it.
Last updated Sept 9 2018
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
– Robert Tew
Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste.
– Seth Godin
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
– Dale Carnegie
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure — or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you will find success.
— Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Founder and former CEO of IBM
“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving”
– Lao Tsu
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Enjoy life no matter what it gives you as life is a gift not to be taken for granted.”
– Kathy Betts
“Doing well while doing good”
– David S. Pottruck – CEO Charles Schwab
“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
– Helen Keller
“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”
– by Jacques Delille
“Never give up, never give up, never, ever give up.”
– Winston Churchill
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Herein may be seen noble chivalry…
Do after the good and leave the evil, And it shall bring you to good fame and renown
-Sir Thomas Malory
Love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can’t live without. Someone you fall head over heels for. Find someone you can love like crazy and will love you the same way back. Listen to your heart. No sense in life without this. To make the journey without falling deeply in love, you haven’t lived a life at all. You have to try, because if you haven’t tried, then you haven’t lived.
-William Parrish (Sir Anthony Hopkins) Meet Joe Black
[Joe (Brad Pitt) and Bill (Sir Anthony Hopkins) are watching the fireworks above the party before they depart.
Bill: It’s hard to let go, isn’t it?
Joe Black: Yes it is, Bill.
Bill: What can I tell you. That’s life.
– Meet Joe Black
“The only thing worth fighting for, living for, and dying for, is one thing. True love.”
“I’ve been dreaming of you my whole life, now my dream has come true.”
“The greatest thing a man can ever know, is the unselfish love of a woman.”
When two eyes meet and hold strongly
They are bound to meet again.
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
I love thee, I love but thee
With a love that shall not die
Till the sun grows cold
And the stars grow old
Cry woe, destruction, ruin and decay:
The worst is death, and death will have his day.
– W. Shakespeare King Richard II Act 3, Scene 2
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
– W. Shakespeare Henry V Act 3, Scene 1
When faced with a mountain I WILL NOT QUIT! I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath, or simply stay and turn the mountain into a miracle, with God’s help!”
– The Possibility Thinker’s Creed, – Dr. Robert H. Schuller
He was my North, my South, my East and West, / My working week and my Sunday rest, / My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; / I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
– W H Auden
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall,one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
– Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontent, 1770
Let me be the one you call
If you jump I’ll break your fall
Lift you up and fly away with you into the night
If you need to fall apart
I can mend a broken heart
If you need to crash then crash and burn
You’re not alone
– Song “Crash and burn” by Savage Garden
The kaboom! Where’s the kaboom?! There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!’
– Marvin the Martian
“When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, remember this, you haven’t. There is another side to the boat. There is another day coming.
– Dr. Robert H. Schuller
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
–George Bernard Shaw
“It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.”
Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we go into every room, every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.
“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.”
“Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life.”