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Quotes: Some of my favorites, Part 2



"To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy – Martin Luther King Jr.

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs- Henry Ford

Don’t say what you don’t know – Ian Nemser

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning- Bill Gates

Habit rules the unreflecting herd. – William Wordsworth

All men know how to die, not all men know how to live- Mel Gibson from the movie: Braveheart

Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans- A.J. Marshall

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

Kick ass – Eric Cartman

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved- Victor Hugo

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves- William Hazlitt

We first make our habits, and then our habits make us- John Dryden

The greatest remedy for anger is delay- Lucius Anneaus Seneca

The deepest urge in human nature is the desire to be important- John Dewey

We cannot live better than in seeking to become better- Socrates

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William Ellery Channing

Get your bitch ass in the kitchen and make me some pie – Eric Cartman

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling- Margaret Lee Runbeck

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm – Bruce Barton

80% of success is showing up- Woody Allen

Isn’t fun the best thing to have – Dudley Moore in Arthur.

"Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds!" -A. Einstein

There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself." Johann Sebastian Bach

It is far better to know our own weaknesses and failings than to point out those of others. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them- Ann Landers

Readers are plentiful, thinkers are rare. – Harriet Martineau

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel- Carl Buehner

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances – Martha Washington

Parents can tell but never teach, unless they practice what they preach. – Arnold Glasow

Chose rather to punish your appetites than to be punished by them- Tyrius Maximus

I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. – Albert Einstein

We aim above the mark to hit the mark- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is- Clive Staples Lewis

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind- Samuel Johnson

I would rather run and fall than never run at all – J Wisdom

The more we do, the more we can do- William Hazlitt

He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over- Beilby Porteus

I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have. -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. -Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’. – Yoda (‘The Empire Strikes Back’)

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. -Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. – Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. – Jimi Hendrix

A witty saying proves nothing. -Voltaire (1694-1778)

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. – Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. – Woody Allen (1935- )

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. -Karl Wallenda

Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

640K ought to be enough for anybody. – Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981

The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible. " -A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. – Confucius

I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump

To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man I meet is in some way my superior. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just Do It! – Nike

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. – Epictetus

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. – Chinese proverb

Poor man wanna be rich, Rich man wanna be king and a King ain’t satisfied til he rules everything – Bruuuuuuuce.

The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work or his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his version of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both. – Zen Buddhist text

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent. Genius will not… the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent; the slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. — Calvin Coolidge

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