Favorite Quotes

“When you can do nothing, what can you do?”

“What is the sound of one hand clapping?”

“A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.” ~ Holbrook Jackson

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” ~ Brene Brown

“You don’t marry one person; you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as the result of being married to you.” ~ Richard Needham

“What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that I can no longer believe you.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ~ Sir Isaac Newton

“Do or do not; there is no try.” ~ Yoda

“In the end, all you have is your reputation.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” ~ Winston Churchill

“My life is my message.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

“Do not read so much; look about you and think of what you see there.” ~ Richard Feynman

“Would you like you if you met you?” ~ Tegan and Sara

“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ~ Galileo Galilei

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.  You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening.” ~ Allen Ginsberg

“Each time we don’t say what we want to say, we’re dying.” ~ Yoko Ono

“Everything in life is just for a while.” ~ Philip K. Dick

“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver

“The best cure for unrequited love: get to know them better.” ~ Alain de Botton

“A huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be automatically certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded.” ~ David Foster Wallace

“I know what I have given you.  I do not know what you have received.” ~ Antonio Porchia

“No feeling is final.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” ~ Florence Nightingale

“The hardest learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

“If a messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, then this one is delirious.” ~ Unknown

“If you wish to be a writer, write.” ~ Epictetus

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” ~ Zen Proverb

“Some succeed because they are destined to.  Most succeed because they are determined to.” ~ Unknown

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Don’t wait.  The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill

“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Be stronger than your strongest excuse.” ~ Unknown

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~ Jim Rohn

“Do it now. Sometimes “later” becomes “never”.” ~ Unknown

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~ Cesare Pavese

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~ Ralph Marston

“After you see something work, then you realize that it’s not so complicated after all.” ~ J. Franklin Hyde

“Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” ~ Sam Levenson

“The human mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open.” ~ Unknown

“I need a six month vacation, twice a year.” ~ Unknown

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“A year from now, what will I wish I had done today?” ~ Unknown

“Knowledge once gained casts a light beyond it’s own immediate boundaries.” ~ John Tyndall (circa 1870)

“The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Unknown

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“The best revenge is massive success.” ~ Frank Sinatra

“Wag more, bark less.” ~ Unknown

“You are who you are when nobody’s watching” ~ Stephen Fry

“Before you criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.” ~ Unknown

“Hard times will always reveal true friends.” ~ Unknown

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” ~ Linda Grayson

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.” ~ Unknown

“If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.” ~ Unknown

“The better you feel about yourself, the less you feel the need to show off.” ~ Robert Hand

“There is no elevator to success.  You have to take the stairs.” ~ Unknown

“Don’t stop when you are tired.  Stop when you are done.” ~ Unknown

“The years teach much, which the days never know.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”~ Unknown

“If Plan A doesn’t work, remember that there are 25 other letters in the alphabet.” ~ Unknown

“When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“No one is perfect.  That’s why pencils have erasers.” ~ Unknown

“Cleaning is just putting stuff in less obvious places.” ~ Unknown

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Remember the guy that gave up?  Neither does anybody else.” ~ Unknown

“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Fear is not the enemy.  Paralysis is the enemy.” ~ Seth Godin

“Work until your idols become your rivals.” ~ Unknown

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey

“Silence is better than bullshit.” ~ Unknown

“Personally, I don’t think there is intelligent life on other planets.  Why should other planets be any different from this one?” ~ Bob Monkhouse

“When I count my blessings, I count you twice.” ~ Unknown

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills

“Don’t follow your dreams, chase them.” ~ Unknown

“What I love most about my home is who I share it with.” ~ Tad Carpenter

“The might oak tree was once a little nut that stood its ground.” ~ Unknown

“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.” ~ Bill Cosby

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ~ Mark Twain

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I need it the most.” ~ Swedish Proverb

“The days are long, but the years are short.” ~ Gretchen Rubin

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply.” ~ Stephen Covey

“I am easily satisfied with the very best.” ~ Winston Churchill

“Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Never have more children than you have car windows.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.” ~ Ralph Marston

“Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” ~ Unknown

“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” ~ Stephen Covey

“Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song.” ~ Unknown

“Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” ~ George F. Kennan

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus

“The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.” ~ Winston Churchill

“To retain those who are present, be loyal to those who are absent.” ~ Stephen Covey

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day.  So, today is my new favorite day.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“There are two gifts we should give our children: roots, and wings.” ~ Unknown

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou

“The only time to eat diet food is while you are waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child

“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces.” ~ Judith Viorst

“With sour faces we let a thousand bright and pleasant hours slip by unenjoyed and afterwards vainly sigh for their return when times are trying and depressing…we should cherish every present moment that is bearable, even the most ordinary, which with such indifference we now let slip by, and even with impatience push on.” ~ Schopenhauer

“My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.” ~ William Hazlitt

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“Don’t let Yesterday use up too much of Today.” ~ Will Rogers

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” ~ Winston Churchill

“People say nothing’s impossible, but I do nothing every day.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself.  It’s thinking of yourself less.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“Be the mom you want them to remember.” ~ Unknown

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Be a voice, not an echo.” ~ Unknown

“I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” ~ Unknown

“Work like a captain, play like a pirate.” ~ Unknown

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“And the fact that it bothers me, bothers me also.” ~ Unknown

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Together is my favorite place to be.” ~ Unknown

“Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.” ~ Unknown

“Camping: Where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.” ~ Unknown

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Live like there is no midnight.” ~ Cinderella

“It only seems impossible until it is done.” ~ Nelson Mandela

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.” ~ Jerome K Jerome

“A woman is helpless only while her nail polish is drying.” ~ Unknown

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” ~ Jessica Hische

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” ~ Winston Churchill

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Inner beauty is great, but a little mascara never hurts.” ~ Unknown

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ~ Dr. Seuss

“If I died and went straight to hell, it would take me a week to realize that I wasn’t at work anymore.” ~ Unknown

“Stay hungry.  Stay foolish.” ~ Steve Jobs

“Seize the moment.  Remember all the women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.” ~ Unknown

“One of the hardest things to do in life is letting go of what you thought was real.” ~ Unknown

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child

“Happiness is an inside job.” ~ Unknown

“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.” ~ Unknown

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” ~ William James

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill

“Every child is gifted.  They just unwrap their packages at different times.” ~ Unknown

“It is our choices that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~ Albus Dumbledore

“There’s always a little truth behind every “just kidding”, a little knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, a little emotion behind every “I don’t care”, and a little pain behind every “It’s ok.” ~ Unknown

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” ~ Julia Child

“Spend your money on the things money can buy.  Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.” ~ Unknown

“Piglet: “Will we be best friends forever?”  Pooh: “Even longer.”” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“With great power comes a great electric bill.” ~ Unknown

“I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing.” ~ Erma Bombeck 

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” ~ Tim Tebow

“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…It makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.” ~ Rumi

“Today’s menu choices: Take it or leave it.” ~ Unknown

“Make sure that “Doing Nothing” is on your to-do list.” ~ Unknown

“Worry is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do, but never gets you anywhere.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“When it rains, look for rainbows.  When it’s dark, look for stars.” ~ Unknown

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” ~ Erma Bombeck

“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” ~John Lubbock

“They always say that times changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ~ Andy Warhol

“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” ~ Unknown

“I was going to procrastinate today, but I’ll just do it tomorrow.” ~ Unknown

“To be mature, you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“The truest mark of being born with great qualities is to be born without envy.” ~ La Rochefoucauld

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ~ Iris Murdoch

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good…Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.” ~ C.S. Lewis”The


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