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

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

~ Henry David Thoreau

"Act without expectation."

~ Lao Tzu

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

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

~ Anais Nin

"You can't have it all at once."

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty."

~ Tacitus

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

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution"

~ Russian Proverb

"If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."

~ Banksy

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

~ George Carlin

"I demolish my bridges behind me...then there is no choice but to move forward."

~ Fridtjof Nansen

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

~ Desmond Tutu

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

~ Edmund Burke

"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

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

~ Mark Twain (paraphrased)

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

~ William James

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

~ Arthur Ashe

"Go to the actual place and see the actual thing and you shall learn the actual truth."

~ Japanese Proverb

"A half truth is a whole lie."

~ Yiddish Proverb

"We were together. I forget the rest."

~ Whitman

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

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

~ Hanlon's razor

"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')

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

~ Charles Addams

"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

"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

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

~ Wayne Gretsky

"The best way out is always through."

~ Robert Frost

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

~ Sir Edmund Hillary

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

~ Winston S. Churchill

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

~ The Buddha

"Assumptions are the termites of relationships."

~ Henry Winkler

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

~ George MacDonald

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

~ Miles Davis

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

~ T.S. Eliot

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

~ Oscar Gamble

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

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

~ Blaise Pascal

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

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

~ Albert Einstein

"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

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

~ Anon

"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

"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

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

~ Ann Landers

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

~ Anon

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

~ Ernest Hemingway

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

~ Wayne Gretzky

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

~ Carrie Fisher

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

~ Larry Wall

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

~ William Shatner

"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion."

~ Arthur C. Clarke

"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

"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