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

"Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution"

~ Russian Proverb

"We are our choices."

~ Jean Paul Sartre

"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

"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

"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

"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