I love collecting quotes.
“Maybe our favorite quotes say more about us than about the stories and people we are quoting.” John Green
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” Abraham Lincoln
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy
“The happiest state of human existence is found in loving something more than yourself” ShayCarl
“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” John Wooden
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin
“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies: God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” Kurt Vonnegut
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams
“But I can hear you! The whole world can hear you! and the people who knocked down these towers.. will hear from all of us very soon!” George W. Bush
“Faith is knowing that everything will always be okay.”
“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank.
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” John Lennon
“You have to do the best with what God gave you.” Mrs. Gump, Forrest Gump.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” Robert Frost.
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln
“The truth resists simplicity.” John Green
“I found out that it’s not good to talk about my troubles. Eighty percent of the people who hear them don’t care and the other twenty percent are glad you’re having them.” Tommy LaSorda
“Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.” John Wayne
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
“Preach the Gospel at all times and, when necessary, use words.” St. Francis of Assisi
“… If people were rain, I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.” John Green, Looking For Alaska.
“Come early, work hard and stay late. You’ll be around for a long time.” George Kissell
“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” Robert Frost
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” John F. Kennedy
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of places if one only remembers to turn on the light.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden
“Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and do that perfectly.” St. Francis de Sales – Patron Saint of Journalists.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela
“There is something, after all, in the world allowing one man to steal a horse while another must not look at a halter. Steal a horse straight out. Very well. He has done it. Perhaps he can ride. But there is a way of looking at a halter that would provoke the most charitable of saints into a kick.” Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness.
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. It comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” John Wayne
“When they operated, I told them to add in a Koufax fastball. They did but unfortunately it twas Mrs. Koufax’s.” Tommy John
“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” John Green, An Abundance of Katherines.
“An enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
“Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test.” Bob Ingersoll
“The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
“Aren’t we all just looking for our Great Perhaps?” John Green, Looking For Alaska.
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” John F. Kennedy
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.
“In life, as in baseball, it is the number of time you reach home safely that counts.”
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Henry David Thoreau
“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” John Wooden
“The best view of big government is in the rearview mirror as we leave it behind.” Ronald Reagan
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein
“A people that oppresses another cannot itself remain free.” Karl Marx
“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe” Thomas Jefferson
“Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” Maya Angelou
“There is nothing wrong with our system. Somebody is handling the machinery wrong.” Ronald Reagan
“I hope she’ll be a fool–that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” Thomas Jefferson
“You may not remember everything you say, but be careful because someone else may never forget.”
“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
“All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden
“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” Mark Twain
“I have discovered in 20 years of moving around the ball park, that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats.” Bill Veeck
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa
“When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from the past is doomed. We must never forget our history. We must never lower our guard.” J. Edgar Hoover
“Those who love to be feared fear to be loved.” St. Francis de Sales – Patron Saint of Journalists
“Go where you’re CELEBRATED not just TOLERATED.”
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln
“You can’t lead where you won’t go and you can’t teach what you don’t know.”
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Interstellar
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie
“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy
“Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in a harbor is safe, but eventually the bottom will rot out.” Philip DeFranco
“Not being able to sleep is evidence that you haven’t truly LIVED enough that day”
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln
“Be patient with yourself. Nothing in nature blooms all year.”
“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her. Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.” Mark Twain, Diary of Adam and Eve
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” Nelson Mandela
“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.”
“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Hunter S. Thompson
“Never let perfect get in the way of the good and the done.”
“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Walk beside me, and be my friend.” Albert Camus
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe
“When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don’t mean utterly, but kill most of them — then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are far apart.” Mark Twain
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.” George Orwell
“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind.” Jay Austin, who was murdered by ISIS
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King Jr.