Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes September 26 & 27, 2016

“Every judgment, all of them, point back to a judgment we hold against ourselves.”
Lynne Forrest

“It is all a question of weeding out what you yourself like best to do, so that you can live most agreeably in a world full of an increasing number of disagreeable surprises.”
M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf

All progress occurs because people dare to be different.
Harry Millner,
writer

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
Steve Furtick

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.”
Roger L’Estrange, 1616-1704

“Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.”
Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948

“Happy is the man who can do only one thing; in doing it, he fulfills his destiny.”
Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824

“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.”
Will Rogers

Quotes September 24, 2016

Favorite:
“Be yourself, because an original is worth more than a copy.”
Unknown

I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.
Stephen Fry

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey Firestone,
entrepreneur and corporate leader

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.
Dave Mustaine

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. Mark Zuckerberg

“What is one’s personality, detached from that of the friends with whom fate happens to have linked one? I cannot think of myself apart from the influence of the two or three greatest friendships of my life, and any account of my own growth must be that of their stimulating and enlightening influence.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance

“…the true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life…”
William Morris, “The Aims of Art,” in The Collected Works of William Morris

Prisons of stone and iron may hold the body for long and painful years in darkness, but they cannot shut out the light of truth from the truth-loving soul; they cannot destroy the peace of the dutiful spirit.
Hubbard Winslow

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
Ron White

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.
Franklin P. Jones

 

 

Quotes September 23, 2016

“What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?”
Michelangelo

There are no great men. There are only great challenges, which ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.
William Frederick Halsey Jr.,
military leader

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
Diane Sawyer,
journalist

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
Frank A. Clark

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
Erma Bombeck

“If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”
Olin Miller

“I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
Charles Schwab

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
Robert Muller

Quotes September 22, 2016

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive business advantage.
Jack Welch,
corporate leader and author

‘The banker had a bit of a slither to her walk, and his feelings for her were akin to a phobia of snakes.’
Carol O’Connell’s Mallory series

“The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.”
Barbara De Angelis

“Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.”
Voltaire

Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions.
Benjamin Disraeli,
prime minister

Quotes September 20, 2016

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.

You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.

Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

“I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression.”
Anonymous

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.
Norman Vincent Peale,
minister and writer

“Shine like the whole Universe is yours.”
Rumi

“It isn’t enough to love; we must prove it.”
St. Therese of Lisieux, Story of a Soul

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine,
writer

Quotes September 19, 2016

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
Estee Lauder,
entrepreneur

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”
Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970

“There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
Henry Ford, 1863-1947

“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”
Lao-Tze

“Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Nurturing is not complex. It’s simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what they need at that time.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor.
Grantland Rice

In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.
Les Brown

Quotes September 18, 2016

10 Famous Quotes That Melt Our Hearts
1.      “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”   The Princess Bride

2.      “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.” Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

3.      “We loved with a love that was more than love.”   Edgar Allan Poe “Annabel Lee”

4.      “Swoon. I’ll catch you.” The English Patient

5.       “I have crossed oceans of time to find you.” Dracula

6.      “You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.” Gone With the Wind

7.      “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” When Harry Met Sally

8.      “I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.” The Wedding Date

9.      “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.” Bridges of Madison County

10.   “…I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”  John Green

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision
Stevie Wonder

Quotes September 16, 2016

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C.S. Lewis

A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B.F. Skinner,
psychologist

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Stephen Chbosky

“Someone once told me that you can take the boy out of the war. But not the war out of the man.”
Barbara Nickless

Quotes September 15, 2016

“How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness, is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.”
William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

“Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.”
Bo Bennett

“It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.”
Unknown

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C.S. Lewis

If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees.
Rainer Maria Rilke

“Persevering does not mean being rigid and fixed, but flowing like water, willing to meet the conditions at hand yet never giving up…
Tracy Cochran

Humility in response to an experience of failure, then, is at its core a form of therapy, the beginning of a healing process.
Costica Bradatan

The ability to learn is older — as it is also more widespread — than is the ability to teach.
Margaret Mead,
cultural anthropologist

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people.
Mary Kay Ash,
entrepreneur

Quotes September 14, 2016

God did not intend for a husband to mistreat his wife or for him to be lord and master over her. When that happens, the husband is killing the marriage as surely as if he shot the wife between the eyes with his deer-huntin’ rifle,” the preacher said.
The Lullaby Sky
Carolyn Brown

“Sh@@. Sorry. Didn’t mean to go off on a mangent.”
“Mangent?”
“When you don’t shut up about the guy in your life.”
Strung Up: A Blacktop Cowboys Novella
Lorelei James

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Warren Buffett,
investor

“If you feel like you don’t fit in in this world, it is because you are here to help create a new one.”
Jocelyn Daher

The truth can only be recalled, never invented.
Marilyn Monroe,
entertainer

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.
Tom Peters,
writer and management consultant

“Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than folly.”
Michel de Montaigne, “Upon Some Verses of Virgil,” The Essays of Montaigne

“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Guillaume Appollinaire

There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam Walton,
entrepreneur

You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter.
Eckart Tolle