Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes September 28, 2018

“The Japanese fought to win – it was a savage, brutal, inhumane, exhausting and dirty business. Our commanders knew that if we were to win and survive, we must be trained realistically for it whether we liked it or not. In the post-war years, the U.S. Marine Corps came in for a great deal of undeserved criticism in my opinion, from well-meaning persons who did not comprehend the magnitude of stress and horror that combat can be. The technology that developed the rifle barrel, the machine gun and high explosive shells has turned war into prolonged, subhuman slaughter. Men must be trained realistically if they are to survive it without breaking, mentally and physically.”
E.B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any treat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”
Douglas MacArthur
“What do I want now? I want to be treated with the respect I deserve in the current VA system and not be retraumatized. I want the men who did this to me to be punished and if that isn’t possible, I want reassurance what happened to me will never ever happen to another woman in the Armed services. I want some restitution of the damage I have.”
Diane Chamberlain, Conduct Unbecoming: Rape, Torture, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Military Commanders
“We had it drilled into us time and time again: ‘If someone above you falls, grip tightly to the vertical rope and cradle that person in your arms until help can get to you.’…If someone fell down on me I swear I would have bitten him on the ass and would keep on biting until he got off onhis own.”
C.S. Crawford, The Four Deuces: A Korean War Story
“Do me a favor, okay? Tell my parents that I fought well today. And tell them that I… that I… that I fought hard.”
Mark Bowden, Black Hawk Down
“Take your time.
Stay away from the easy going.
Never take the same way twice.

Gunny Arndt’s rules for successful reconnaissance; Guadalcanal 1942”
GYSGT Charles C. Arndt
“In each succeeding war there is a tendency to proclaim as something new the principles under which it is conducted. Not only those who have never studied or experienced the realities of war, but also professional soldiers frequently fall into the error. But the principles of warfare as I learned them at West Point remain unchanged.”
John J. Pershing, My Experiences in the World War

Quotes September 27, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“Everything is so superb and breathtaking. I am creeping forward on my belly like they do in war movies.”
Diane Arbus
“I am come to a mind at ease, as if by acceptance of my own nature I have come into tune with some intrinsic ordinance. Acceptance that bears no relation to resignation, the bitter lees of a failure to rise to a challenge.”
Anne Truitt, Turn: The Journal of an Artist
“There is a certain pleasure in weeping.”
“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”
Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance
“If better were within, better would come out.”
Simon Patrick
“The temperament that produces a talent for little things is the opposite of that required for great ones.”
La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections
“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
“Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately.”
Michel de Montaigne
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
Carl Jung, Psychological Types

Quotes September 26, 2018

“Happy Wednesday! Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
William Shakespeare
“Wednesdays were the best thing about Atlantis. The middle of the week was a traditional holiday there. Everyone stopped work and celebrated the fact that half the week was over.”
Walter Moers
“If all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we could wind up with nine-day weekends.”
George Carlin
“Keep Calm. It’s only Wednesday. We still have 2 more days to go.”
“It must be Wednesday, there goes that camel again.”
“Keep calm, its hump day!”
“Wednesday: Halfway to the weekend! Enjoy your day!”

Quotes September 25, 2018

“Revenge is never the best driver for a battle, but a common one.”
Janet Morris
“Revenge has its own special taste.”
“Revenge is the raging fire that consumes the arsonist.”
Max Lucado
“There is no such thing as justice, all the best that we can hope for is revenge.”
Emilie Autumn
“I want revenge, but I don’t want to screw up my karma.”
Susane Colasanti
“Revenge is an infection of the spirit.”
Jonathan Maberry
“Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.”
Friedrich Schiller
“A need for revenge can burn long and hot. Especially if every glance in a mirror reinforces it.”
Suzanne Collins
“There is nothing wrong with revenge. The wrong has already been done, or there would be no need to even the score.”
Ashly Lorenzana
“Revenge is not a noble sentiment, but it is a human one.”
Rudy Giuliani
“Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.”
Adeline Yen Mah
“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
Marcus Aurelius
“To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.”
Criss Jami

Quotes September 24, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha
“Who you are is what you settle for, you know?”
Janis Joplin
“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself… that is the moment you might be starting to get it right.”
Neil Gaiman
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Stephen Chbosky
“The human mind is a relational and embodied process that regulates the flow of energy and information.”
Daniel J. Siegel
“With nothing to compare yourself to, aren’t you perfect?”
Byron Katie
“Ten years from now, make sure you can say you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”
Mandy Hale

Quotes September 23, 2018

“Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
Lady Gaga
“Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”
Shonda Rhimes
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.”
Dr. Mae Jemison
“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.”
“If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”
Melinda Gates

Quotes September 22, 2018

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”
Pablo Neruda
“Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited.”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride
“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”
Edgar Allan Poe
“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
Franz Kafka
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness.
John Keats, Endymion
“It’s [beauty] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.”
Cameron Diaz
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”
Audrey Hepburn
“What’s the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”
Jess C. Scott
“Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.”
Dolores Del Rio
“Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful.”
Robert Brault
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
1 Peter 3:3-4

“That’s the thing about inner beauty: Unlike Physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding then in its embrace, making them more beautiful, too.”

Quotes September 21, 2018

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
Clara Barton

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
Sun Tzu

I worked for the troops my entire time in the United States Armed Forces because we know in the United States Armed Forces that it’s not the generals and the colonels that win battles, it’s the soldiers: it’s the people at the front, the mechanics with their wrenches, the drivers moving the logistics back in the rear.
Wesley Clark

I grew up in a time when people believed in duty, honor and country. My grandfathers were both officers. My father was a General in the Air Force. My brother and I were both in the Army. I’ve always felt a kinship with soldiers; I think it’s possible to support the warrior and be against the war.
Kris Kristofferson

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Charles Spurgeon

Quotes September 20, 2018

A friend of whatever kind is important, and this one learns as one grows older.
John D. Rockefeller,
There’s a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego — which can be destructive.
Lee Iacocca,
auto executive
Ecology and spirituality are fundamentally connected, because deep ecological awareness, ultimately, is spiritual awareness.
Fritjof Capra
Spiritual awakening has to do with transcending this sense of separation and difference and waking up to the vitality and brilliance of the universe.
Albert Flynn DeSilver
Temperate, sincere and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them.
James Rush,
“Exuberance is beauty.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
Emily Dickinson
Any pleasure that does no harm to other people is to be valued.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness

Quotes September 19, 2018

By Lydia Dishman: You’ve been misquoting these inspiring phrases your whole life Do all those inspirational quotes we see for #MotivationMonday or #WidsomWednesday really exist? And were they really said by the people we are so quick to believe said them? Yes and no.

Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke,
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
T. E. Lawrence
I read lying about in my apartment, on the train, while eating out alone—there are so many places perfect for slipping into another world.
Akwaeke Emezi
Throughout history, people have never before expected to be as comfortable as people do today.
Jens Risom,
furniture designer
“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”
Charles Richards
“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”
Wayne Dyer
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
Marcus Aurelius

“Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right.”
Haruki Murakami
Japanese writer


A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.