some of my favorite quotes

in no particular order…

"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations."

~ Dr. Mae Jemison

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

~ John A. Shedd

"Act without expectation."

~ Lao Tzu

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

"A mistake repeated more than once is a decision."

~ Paulo Coelho

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

~ Hanlon's razor

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."

~ Benjamin Franklin

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

~ Suzy Kassem

"A lie has speed, but truth has endurance."

~ Edgar J. Mohn

"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are."

~ Anais Nin

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end, there it is."

~ Winston Churchill

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."

~ Lewis B. Smedes

"If you can change your mind, you can change your life."

~ William James

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"

~ Italian Proverb

"A half truth is a whole lie."

~ Yiddish Proverb

"Who lies for you, will lie against you."

~ Bosnian Proverb

"We were together. I forget the rest."

~ Whitman

"If you find yourself arguing with an idiot... you've lost!"

~ Bill Liao

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence."

~ Christopher Hitchens

"Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore."

~ Cheryl Strayed

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

~ Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

~ (Not) Gandhi

"Everything in moderation... including moderation."

~ Julia Child

"To whom much is given, much is expected."

~ John F. Kennedy

"The most expensive thing you will ever do is spend time with the wrong people."

~ Anonymous

"Only those who risk going too far, can find out how far one can go."

~ T.S. Elliot

"It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."

~ Arthur Conan Doyle

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."

~ Wayne W. Dyer

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends."

~ J.K. Rowling

"If you care about what other people think, you will always be their prisoner"

~ James Frey

"The best way out is always through."

~ Robert Frost

"Tell me what company thou keepest, and I'll tell thee what thou art."

~ Miguel de Cervantes

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

~ Winston S. Churchill

"Wherever you go, there you are."

~ Buckaroo Bonzai

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships."

~ Henry Winkler

"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"

~ George Carlin

"If you hit a wrong note, the next note determines if it’s good or bad."

~ Miles Davis

"We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed."

~ Charles Caleb Colton

"They don't think it be like it is, but it do."

~ Oscar Gamble

"Less but better"

~ Dieter Rams

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time."

~ Blaise Pascal

"Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

~ Mohandas Gandhi

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"You can tell a lot about someone by the people he or she admires."

~ Ken Segall

"If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts."

~ Anonymous

"The behavior of some creatures is irrepressible, no matter how they are treated and no matter what the consequences."

~ http://j.mp/jxCX4i

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends, fads and popular opinion."

~ Jack Kerouac

"Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people"

~ Joseph Joubert

"Each of us is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."

~ James R. Schlesinger

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

~ George Eliot

"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you."

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

"You can observe a lot, just by watching."

~ Yogi Berra

"The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."

~ Ernest Hemingway

"To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."

~ Newton's Third Law

"Take your broken heart, make it into art."

~ Carrie Fisher

"Secrets have a cost; they're not free. Not now, not ever."

~ Aunt May

"Live life like you're gonna die. Because you're gonna."

~ William Shatner

"Life finds a way."

~ Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurrasic Park)

"Profanity is the verbal crutch of the ignorant mother fucker."

~ Anon

"I realize I use the word 'fuck' a lot, and I'd apologize for that, but I don't give a shit."

~ Lewis Black