My Favourite Quotes

Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so (Edgar Allan Poe)

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire (Aristotle)

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him (Galileo Galilei)

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing (W. Edwards Deming)

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul (Douglas MacArthur).

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them (Dalai Lama)

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it (Rene Descartes).

To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it (Homer).

We build too many walls and not enough bridges (Sir Isaac Newton).

God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try (Mother Teresa).

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong (Mohandas Gandhi).

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice (Bill Cosby).

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage (Lao Tzu).

Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again (Dag Hammarskjold)

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind (Buddha).

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies (Aristotle).

Faith is a passionate intuition (William Wordsworth).

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience (Julius Caesar).

Hell is full of musical amateurs (George Bernard Shaw).

A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy (Jean Racine).

But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope (George Eliot).

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry (Cat Stevens).

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well (Dan Rather).

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward (Vernon Law).

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery (Harold Wilson).

All things are difficult before they are easy (Thomas Fuller).

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way (Wayne Dyer).

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step (Martin Luther King, Jr.).

I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society (Tupac Shakur).

If a man has been his mother’s undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it (Sigmund Freud).

Amateurs practice until they get it right, but Master’s practice until they can’t get it wrong (Dr. Dalmas).


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