some of my favorite quotes

in no particular order…

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

~ John A. Shedd

"If you wanted to, you would."

~ John Servidio

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

~ Wayne Gretsky

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

~ Henry David Thoreau

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

~ Lewis B. Smedes

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

~ Anais Nin

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

~ Pablo Picasso

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

"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

"I have had recurring nightmares
That I was loved for who I am.
And missed the opportunity
To be a better man. "

~ Muse (Hoodoo)

"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

~ C.S. Lewis

"Comparison is the thief of joy."

~ Theodore Roosevelt

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

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."

~ Aldous Huxley

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

~ Tacitus

"Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution."

~ Russian Proverb

"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

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

~ Paulo Coelho

"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.

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

~ Bob Ross

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings."

~ Unknown

"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)

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

~ Arthur Ashe

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

~ James Keller

"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

"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

"When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it."

~ Yogi Berra

"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 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)

"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

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

~ Lewis Black

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

~ Walt Whitman