Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Quotes February 26, 2018

“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.”
Ray A. Davis
“It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world.”
Amy Poehler
“What are you prepared to give for your dream? If it is not everything…stop pipe dreaming.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph over Death and Conscious Encounters with “The Divine Presence”
“The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.”
Lailah Gifty Akita
Nothing hurts a new truth more than an old error.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
writer and statesman
“All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
Jack Kerouac
“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“All men of action are dreamers.”
James Huneker
They can because they think they can.

Quotes February 25, 2018

“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.”

Oliver James

“Flatter yourself critically.”
Willis Goth Regier
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
Cyril Connolly
“Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.”

Steve Maraboli

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

Roger Babson

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

Chinese Proverb
“Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.”

Angelina Jolie

“Do what you must,
And your friends will adjust.”
Robert Brault
“Where’s your will to be weird?”

Jim Morrison

Quotes February 25, 2018

“Barack Obama is the best thing ever to happen to black nerds. Up until Obama, it was basically Urkel. Other than that, we had no role models. So he made us cool.”
Jordan Peele
“Surround yourself with people who inspire you and return the favor by giving them the best of you.” 
Jenny McCarthy
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Words are the tools of ‘to be’ of expression. They are completely built on the fact that you ‘are,’ and in order to express it, you have built a little alphabet, and you make your words from it.
Marcel Duchamp
Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
Shigenori Kameoka
Work to me is a sacred thing.
Margaret Bourke-White,
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”

Winnie the Pooh
“If humans clear inner pollution, then they will also cease to create outer pollution.”
Eckhart Tolle
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”
Albert Camus
“To meet complaint with unrequested council earns for the advisor a fortune of hidden contempt.”
Greek Proverb

Quotes February 24, 2018

Power never takes a step back except in the face of more power.
Malcolm X
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Frederick Douglass
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
Malcolm Forbes
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
James Crook
The new definition of freedom today is self-determination.

A focus on services begs the question: what do you have to give others?
John Hope Bryant
For the faithful, the patient, the hermetically pure, all the important things in this world — not life and death, perhaps, which are merely words, but the important things — work out rather beautifully.
J.D. Salinger,
Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it.
Stephen Colbert,
We will weather the storm through the kindness we share with each other.
Claudia Hall Christian

Quotes February 23, 2018

We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem.
Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC
We’re not running out of [fixed] targets. Afghanistan is.
Donald Rumsfeld, Oct. 9, 2001.
It takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army
Joseph Stalin
If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as it were not there.
Marshall Geogi Zhukov to General Eisenhower, 1945
Ma droite est enfonc�e, ma gauche c�de – tout va bien – j’attaque
My right has been pushed back, my left is giving way – Excellent – Now I attack!
It take 15,000 casualties to train a major general.
Ferdinand Foch
My rule is: If you meet the weakest vessel, attack; if it is a vessel equal to yours, attack; and if it is stronger than yours, also attack…
Admiral Stepan O. Makarov (1849-1904)
Tanks are easily identified, easily engaged, much-feared targets which attract all the fire on the battlefield. When all is said and done, a tank is a small steel box crammed with inflammable or explosive substances which is easily converted into a mobile crematorium for its highly skilled crew.
Brigadier Shelford Bidwell

Quotes February 22, 2018


Quotes February 21, 2018

All quotes courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”
Lin Yutang
“If we pick up a brush, we feel like writing; if we hold a musical instrument in our hands, we wish to play.”
Essays in Idleness, The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko
“I think that it is useless to fight directly against natural weaknesses. One has to force oneself to act as though one did not have them in circumstances where a duty makes it imperative; and in the ordinary course of life one has to know these weaknesses, prudently take them into account, and strive to turn them to good purpose; for they are all capable of being put to some good purpose.”
Simone Weil, Waiting For God

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882)
“The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.”
Samuel Butler
“The satisfaction to be derived from success in a great constructive enterprise is one of the most massive that life has to offer.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Quotes February 20, 2018

“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.”
Fabienne Fredrickson​
“The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.”
Dr. Bruce Lipton
No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
Jack Canfield
“We are our choices.”
J.P. Satre
“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.”
John Mayer
“My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay.”
Rachel Wolchin

Quotes February 19, 2018

You’re going to be offered a lot of doors this week:
The angry door,
The despondent door,
The helpless door,
The f@@@ it all door.
Pick the kind door.
You won’t regret it.
Claudia Hall Christian

Quotes February 18, 2018

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Patrick Henry
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“They always say that times changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
Andy Warhol, in Warhol: The Biography by Victor Bockris
In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.
Bertoldt Brecht
“What if we chose to illuminate the things that unite us as human beings, rather than just the things that divide us?”
Ami Vitale
It’s a delusion to think that, if you’re an entrepreneur and you want to dedicate everything to your startup, you need to be always on.
Arianna Huffington,
Cofounder of The Huffington Post
Because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale,
writer and clergyman
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
James Bryce