Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes
  • Top ten list:
    1. Wayne Gretzky
      “100% of the shots you don’t take don’t go in”


  • Winston Churchill
    “The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity. ”    
  • Aristotle
    “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”    
  • Michael Jordan
    “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

  • Harold R. McAlindon
    “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. ”    
  • Dr Seuss
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
  •   Joe Namath
    “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”
  • Henry Ford
    “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
  • John Lennon
    “Live is what happens while you are busy making plans.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.”
  • Other good ones…
  • Bill Cosby
    “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of education.”;
    “Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”;
    “Be free | Take a stand | Be brave | Live, and let live | Communicate | Respect others | Act | Be happy | Be patient | Don’t lose faith.”
  • Helen Keller
    “Life is a daring adventure or nothing.”
  •   Neil Simon
    “If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Better keep yourself clean and bright, you are the window through which you see the world.”

More Good Quotes:

  1. Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So sail away from the safe harbor and catch the tradewinds in you sails.  Explore, dream and discover! -Mark Twain
    (Peru, leaving AT&T, Ph D, etc.)
  2. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill
    (financial independence, living in South America, etc.)

  3. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens -Jimi Hendrix

    (knowledge <> wisdom, listen to your elders – Julia, Bruce)
  4. Be the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor eachmorning the devil says “Oh Crap, he’s up!” Brother, life is too short towake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love theones who don’t just because you can. Believe everything happens for areason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If itchanges your life, let it. Forgive quickly. God never saidlife would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it. – Unknown
    (watch the lens through which you see the world, doctor and running)

  5. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”  -Emma Bombeck
    (you were given your talent for a reason and it isn’t self-gratification)
  6. It is lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. -Muhammad Ali
    (faith matters more than self improvement, 6 priorities)

  7. This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing. Life is simple. When you eat, appreciate. Every last bite. Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people. We are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities come only once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.


  • The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way -Dale Carnegie

  • No rules for success will work if you don’t -An unknown, but wise, man

  • Anger is never without a reason but seldom with a good one. -Benjamin Franklin (1753)

  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.  – Mark Twain

  • There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second. -Logan Pearsall Smith

  • I began my education at a very early age — in fact, right after I left college. – Winston Churchill

  • The real worth of man is not in himself alone, but what he stands for. -Sterling W. Sill
  • Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The Twelve Gifts to be thankful for: work, money, friends, learning, problems, family, laughter, dreams, giving, gratitude, the day, and love. -The Ultimate Gift motion picture
  • Teaching opens the door, but you must enter by yourself. -Chinese Proverb
  • Every Monday we wake up rushing through the week so we can relax on the weekend. That is 260 days a year we waste when we could be doing something amazing! -Jennifer Kinsella, student
  • You’re alive. Do something. -Barbara Hall
  • Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we do. -Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher
  • The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. -Peter Drucker
  • Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but on error also. -Carl Jung
  • Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. -Robert G. Allen
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. -Benjamin Disraeli
  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. -Les Brown
  • A man with God is always in the majority. -John Knox
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
  • One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. -Bertrand Russell
  • The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine
  • What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If I had thirty minutes to cut down a tree. I’d spend the first fifteen sharpening my axe. – Abraham Lincoln (commonly attributed)
  • The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. – Horace Walpole
  • You can only get what you receive -Unknown
  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain
  • A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for. – John A. Shedd

  • Do something worth remembering – Elvis Presley

  • Don’t ask what th eworld needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. – Howard Thurman

  • Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. – Benjamin Franklin

  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understnad, while imagination embraces the entire world, all all there will be to know and understand. – Alber Einstein

  • To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent peoiple and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit beter whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you 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 at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. If fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill

  • One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is xpressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

  •  Failure is success if we learn from it. -Malcolm Forbes

  • Happiness does not come from doing easy work, but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task tha demanded our best. -Theodore Isaac Rubin

  • Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. -Anonymous

  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -MK Gandhi

  • Do not fear death, fear the unlived life. -Natalie Babbit

  • Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. -Jesus Christ

  • The pessimist complain about the wind. The optimist expects the wind to chage. A leader adjusts the sails. -Unknown

  • Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. -Frank Lloyd Wright
    (would prefer the word confidence to arrogance, but nonetheless and interesting quote)

Gerald Holtom
This forked symbol was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, a professional designer and a World War I conscientious objector. The design was a combination of letters of the flag semaphore alphabet for “N” and “D”, standing for nuclear disarmament. Now, the logo is perhaps more known as a general-purpose peace symbol.




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