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QUOTES

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

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

"Comparison is the thief of joy."

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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

~ George Carlin

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

~ Paulo Coelho

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

~ Desmond Tutu

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

~ Elie Wiesel

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

~ Lewis B. Smedes

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

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

~ Wayne W. Dyer

"They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth."

~ Plato

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."

~ Benjamin Franklin

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will."

~ Suzy Kassem

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

~ Anon

"You may always have a second chance; for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down."

~ Mary Pickford

"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

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

~ William James

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"

~ Italian Proverb

"現場現物現実"
"Go to the actual place and see the actual thing and you shall learn the actual truth."

~ Japanese 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

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

~ Hanlon's razor

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

~ Christopher Hitchens

"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly."

~ Charles Addams

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

~ Mark Twain

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

~ Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

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

~ John F. Kennedy

"Everything in moderation... including moderation."

~ Julia Child

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

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

~ Anonymous

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

~ Carl Sagan

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

~ Arthur Conan Doyle

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

~ James Frey

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

~ Wayne Gretsky

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

~ Miguel de Cervantes

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

~ Sir Edmund Hillary

"Wherever you go, there you are."

~ Buckaroo Bonzai

"There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way."

~ The Buddha

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

~ George Carlin

"To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved."

~ George MacDonald

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

~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

~ T.S. Eliot

"Less but better"

~ Dieter Rams

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail"

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

~ Mohandas Gandhi

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

~ Albert Einstein

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

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Pettiness and tit-for-tats, the poor upbringing of trashy brats."

~ Anon

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

~ Anonymous

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

~ Anonymous

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

~ Coco Chanel

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

~ Jack Kerouac

"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

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

~ James R. Schlesinger

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

~ Lennon & McCartney

"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

"It's better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb."

~ Anon

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

~ Newton's Third Law

"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."

~ Wayne Gretzky

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

~ Aunt May

"We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris."

~ Larry Wall

"Life finds a way."

~ Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurrasic Park)

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

~ Isaac Asimov

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

~ Anon

"…I see that the elementary laws never apologize."

~ Walt Whitman

"My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
"

~ Kinky Friedman