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

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Act without expectation."

~ Lao Tzu

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others’?"

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

"If you find yourself in a hole… stop digging."

~ The First Law of Holes

"Find out where the line is drawn, and cross it deliberately."

~ George Carlin

"There is no remedy for love, but to love more."

~ Henry David Thoreau

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

~ Desmond Tutu

"We don't make mistakes; we have happy accidents."

~ Bob Ross

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

~ Wayne W. Dyer

"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen."

~ John F. Kennedy

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."

~ Benjamin Franklin

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

~ Max Planck

"Liars lie and cheaters cheat; that's what they do."

~ Anon

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."

~ Jospeh Campbell

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

~ Edgar J. Mohn

"What you do is more important than what you say."

~ Mark Twain (paraphrased)

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

~ Winston Churchill

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

~ Arthur Ashe

"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

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

~ Bill Liao

"The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything."

~ Chuck Palahniuk ('Fight Club')

"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

"It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled."

~ Mark Twain

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

~ (Not) Gandhi

"The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."

~ John F. Kennedy

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

~ John F. Kennedy

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

~ T.S. Elliot

"If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth."

~ Carl Sagan

"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

"If you're not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you're determined to learn, no one can stop you."

~ Zig Ziglar

"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 they cheat WITH you, they'll cheat ON you. Duh."

~ Anonymous

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

~ http://j.mp/jxCX4i

"The best things in life are free; the second best are very expensive."

~ Coco Chanel

"Mediocrity is excellent to the eyes of mediocre people"

~ Joseph Joubert

"Say what you want and be who you are because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

~ Dr. Seuss

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

~ George Eliot

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

~ Lennon & McCartney

"If you marry a woman who cheated on her husband, you're married to a woman who cheats on her husband."

~ Ann Landers

"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