I enjoy quotations.

“I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.”
—Robert Burns

“Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; Pray for powers equal to your tasks.”
—Phillip Brooks

“People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.”
—Sir Francis Bacon

“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”
—Robert Hughes

“Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent, leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.”

“Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else.”

“I am not interested in genius. I meet geniuses every day. A genius is useless without heart. I am interested in heart.”
—George Hasslein

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
—Vincent Van Gogh

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
—Henry David Thoreau

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
—Winston Churchill

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
—John Watson

“Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle.”
—Bucky Katt

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad.”
—Miles Kington

“A bad writer is just a good writer with writer's block.”
—Bucky Katt

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
—Alan Kay

“Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
—Abraham Lincoln

"Sir, I was just trying to do a bad job so I wouldn't have to go to Los Angeles. Everyone there smiles creepily all the time, and that's sort of my thing."
—Kenneth Parcell, 30 Rock

"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something."
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Ignorance is bliss, knowledge is power...intelligence is a curse. I hope no one has published that anywhere before. They have? Damn it.”
—John Larwood

“To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.”
—Pablo Picasso

"The true delight is in the finding out not, rather than in the knowing."
—Isaac Asimov

“The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
—Steve Jobs

“There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.”
—Robert Graves

“You can wordify anything, if you just verb it.”
—Bucky Katt

“The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.”
—Stephen Prefontiane

“If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.”
—Kurt Lewin

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
—Benjamin Franklin

“True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason.”
—Alfred North Whitehead

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
—Samuel Beckett

“You get better at working by working. And if you don't work, you're not getting better.”
—Terry Crews

“A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself.”
—Bruce Lee

“Running is like Mouthwash; if you feel the burn, it's working.”
—Brian Tackett

“Great ideas are a dime a dozen. Great creations are more rare. Seriously? Someone said that one too? Give me a break!”
—John Larwood

“If you have success, you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.”
—Stephen Vizinczey

“The less their ability, the more their conceit.”
—Asher Ginsberg

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
—Winston Churchill

“You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.”
—Booker T. Washington

“A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.”
—Oscar Wilde

“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”

“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.”
—George S. Patton

“Walls turned sideways are bridges.”
—Angela Davis

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”

“Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It's all right here. Emergency water landing— 600 miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows.”
—Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”
—Scott Adams

“When in doubt, keep running.”
—John Larwood

“There's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
―Dorothy Parker

“You may not think you're pretty enough for me, but I bet I'm pretty enough for the both of us.”
—Bucky Katt

“I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.”
—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
―Ernest Hemingway

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer."
—William S. Burroughs

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
–Vince Lombardi

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”
–Ulysses S. Grant

“The trick to happiness is editing.”
—Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Remix

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”
—Bruce Lee

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
—Steve Jobs

“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”
—Doug Ivester

“I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.”
—Abigail Adams

“Make use of time, let not advantage slip.”
—William Shakespeare

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”
—Leonardo Da Vinci

“Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.”
—John Ciardi

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

“There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.”

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.”
—Douglas Adams

“And it happened all the time that the compromise between two perfectly rational alternatives was something that made no sense at all.”
—Neal Stephenson

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
–Jerry Rice

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.”
—G. B. Stern

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

“I hate writing, I love having written.”
―Dorothy Parker

“If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.”
—Coleman Hawkins

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
―Winston Churchill

“Who the hell quotes themselves? Seriously, what a dick.”
—John Larwood

“True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for awhile. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off.”

“Some men see things as they are and say why— I dream things that never were and say why not.”
—George Bernard Shaw

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
—Lao Tzu

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
–Mary Engelbreit

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”
—Dean Karnazes

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”
—Dr. Seuss

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
—Raymond Lindquist

“If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!”
–Charles Barkley

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
—Kurt Vonnegut

“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.”

“You are never a loser until you quit trying.”
—Mike Ditka

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
—Winston Churchill

“There's an important difference between giving up and letting go.”
—Jessica Hatchigan

“It is better to wear out than to rust out.”
―Bishop Richard Cumberland

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
–John Wooden

“Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview - nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty.”
–Stephen Jay Gould

“You don't have to be stupid to be ignorant, and you don't have to be ignorant to be stupid, but if you find yourself afflicted with both stupidity and ignorance, at least be entertaining.”
—John Larwood

“There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.”
—Massimo Vignelli

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
—Pablo Picasso

“There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself— an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.”

“Information is not knowledge.”
—Albert Einstein

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
―Thomas Edison

“Never mistake motion for action.”
—Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”
—Ludwig van Beethoven

”Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
—Albert Einstein

“I read somewhere... how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong... to measure yourself at least once.”
—Jon Krakauer

”...often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
—Helen Keller

“If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.”
—Charles Kettering

“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”
–Jerry West

Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live and die on this day
—Joe Carnahan, The Grey

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
—Calvin Coolidge

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“The older you get the stronger the wind gets— and it's always in your face.”
—Pablo Picasso

“Our society's need for escapism has always interested me.”
—David Lloyd

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.”

“Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.”
—Dale Carnegie

“Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.”
—Terry Goodkind

“Silence is pure and holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.”
—Nicholas Sparks

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
—John Lennon

“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”
–William Samuel Johnson

“What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”
—Dean Smith

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.”
—Christopher Reeve

“The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said.”

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
—Muhammad Ali

“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
–Stephen Jay Gould

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
—Albert Einstein.

“Never separate thought from action, or action from thought.”
—John Larwood

“…But from heart to heart you will never create.
If from your heart it does not come.”

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
—Elbert Hubbard

“Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.”
—Bruce Lee

“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
—Albert Einstein

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”
—English proverb

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
—Bruce Lee

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” –Thomas Paine

“If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules.”
—Paul Arden

“Praise undeserved, is satire disguised.”
—Alexander Pope

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.”
–Charles M. Schwab

“Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.”
—Charles Bukowski

“We live, as we dream— alone…”
—Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
—Marcus Aurelius

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

”The secret of being boring is to say everything.”

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.”
—Mark Twain

“It's very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.”
—Jonathan Ive

“Judge a man by his questions, not by his answers.”

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.”
—John Foster Hall

“The idle pas through life leving as little trace of their existence as foam upon the water or smoke upon the air; whereas the industrious stamp their character upon their age, and influence not only their own but all succeeding generations.”
—Samuel Smiles

“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.”
―George Bernard Shaw

“Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.”
—Robert Burns

”No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.“
—Alexander Pope

“I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.”
—Saul Bass

“Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.”
―Calvin Coolidge

“In great matters, men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.”
—Nicolas Chamfort

“Always forgive your enemies— nothing annoys them so much.”
—Oscar Wilde

“Success builds character, failure reveals it.”
—Dave Checkett

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
—Maya Angelou

“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
—Oscar Wilde

“For me life in continuously being hungry the meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”
—Arnold Schwarzenegger

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
–Lee Iacocca

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.”
—Tony Gwynn

“If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough.”
—Mario Andretti

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”

”Ars longa, vita brevis (Art is long, life is short).”

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
—Isaac Newton

“The easy, conversational tone of good writing comes only on the eighth rewrite.”
—Paul Graham

“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
—Kurt Vonnegut

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
—George Bernard Shaw

“I never learned from a man who agreed with me.”
—Robert A. Heinlein

“The past cannot be changed. The future is still in your power.”
—Hugh White

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.”
—C. W. Ceram

“Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”
—Mark Twain

“All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet— it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.”
—Joss Whedon

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
—Ambrose Redmoon

“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
—Mark Twain

“There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.” —Nicolas Chamfort

“You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same notes.”
—Doug Floyd

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
—Vince Lombardi

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
—Bruce Lee

“Yes, the empire is sick, and, what is worse, it is trying to become accustomed to its sores. This is the aim of my explorations: examining the traces of happiness still to be glimpsed, I gauge its short supply. If you want to know how much darkness there is around you, you must sharpen your eyes, peering at the faint lights in the distance.”
—Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

“You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.”
—Lou Holtz

“Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.”
—C. W. Ceram

“Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.”
—Joel Barker

“You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.”
—Henry Ford

“In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.”
—Albert Camus

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible”
—Frank Zappa

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.”
—Steve Jobs

“You can't know too much, but you can say too much.”
—Calvin Coolidge

“You have power over your mind— not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
—Marcus Aurelius

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
—Albert Camus

“The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.”
—Gene Hackman

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
—Theodore Roosevelt

“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.”
-Gloria Steinem

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”
—Albert Camus

“Those are three different versions of the same idea. If you can't tell the difference between which part's the idea and which part's the execution of the idea, you're of no use to me.”
—Peggy Olson, Mad Men

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.”
―Harry S. Truman

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”
—Tom Krause

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
—Steve Jobs

“The sharpness of the sword is not in the edge of the blade, but in the hand of the warrior.”
—Martin Aquino

“We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what he had.”
—Don Draper, Mad Men

“What garlic is to food, insanity is to art.”
—Augustus Saint-Gaudens

“To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.”

“It's a very strange thing for a designer to say, but one of the things that really irritates me in products is when I'm aware of designers wagging their tails in my face.”
—Jonathan Ive

“Power resides where men think it resides; It's a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
—Varys, Game of Thrones

“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
—Chuck Palahniuk

“There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.”
—Nicolas Chamfort

“Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.”
—Brian Reed

“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
―Thomas Jefferson

“Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.”
—Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
—Helen Keller

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”
—Lena Horne

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces”
(Matt. 7:6)

"Don't ask for critique if you only want validation."
—Adam Connor

"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. Its beauty comes from the fact that the author is what he is. It has nothing to do with the fact that other people want what they want."
—Oscar Wilde

"If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking." —Buddhist proverb

“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.”
―Yogi Berra

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
–Fred Devito

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.”
–Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“If you try to do something and fail, you are vastly better off than if you had tried nothing and succeeded.”

“Try and fail, but don't fail to try.”
—Stephen Kaggwa

“Progress comes from intelligent use of experience.”
—Elbert Hubbard

“Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.”
—Alexander Pope

“We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.”
—W.H. Auden

“Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.“
—Vince Lombardi

“Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.”
—Robert Burns

“The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.”
—Henry David Thoreau

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
—Francis Bacon

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.”
—Francis Bacon

“If everything is important, then nothing is.”
―Patrick Lencioni

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
—Francis Bacon

“The more life there is within a system, the more niches there are for life...Life improves the capacity of the environment to sustain life...It binds more energy into the system through the tremendous chemical interplay from organism to organism.”
—Frank Herbert, Dune

“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.”
—Albert Einstein

"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."
—Will Rogers

“Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?”
—Frank Herbert, Dune

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”
—Charles R. Swindoll

“The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'.”
—E. E. Cummings

“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.”
–Larry Bird

“To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.”
–Abraham Maslow

“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
—Maya Angelou

“Weep not that the world changes--did it keep A stable, changeless.”
—William Cullen Bryant

“It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.”
—W. Somerset Maugham

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
—Theodore Geisel

“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
—E. Joseph Cossman

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”
—Karen Ravn

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
—Charles F. Kettering

“It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.”
—Mignon McLaughlin

“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
—Andy Warhol

“A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things.”
—Sasha Azevedo

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”
—Don Williams, Jr.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
― Mike Tyson

“How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.”
―Marcus Aurelius

“Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.”

“It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”
—Paul Bryant

“There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.”
—Tom Krause

“Anyone capable of getting themselves made president should by no means be allowed to do the job.”
—Douglas Adams

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

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
–Robert H. Schuller

“When you are measuring life, you are not living it.”
―Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
―Albert Einstein

“I just think it's good to be confident. If I'm not on my team why should anybody else be?”
—Robert Downey Jr.

“Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.”
—Alexander Pope

“Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.”
—Albert Camus

“Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”
—P. J. O'Rourke

“Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.”
—Dieter Rams

“I aspire to be useful.”
—Anthony Foxx

“If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't.”
—Chuck Palahniuk

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”
—Wayne Dyer

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
—Bruce Lee

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”
–Larry Winget

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
―Marcus Aurelius

“I don’t want to die without any scars.”
—Chuck Palahniuk

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
—Leonardo da Vinci

“You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.”
—Lou Holtz

”Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.“
—Will Rogers

“What happens to a dream deferred?”
—Langston Hughes

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.”
—W. Edwards Deming

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”
—Jack Welch

“If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.”
—John A. Simone, Sr.

“What we do now echoes in eternity.”
―Marcus Aurelius

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
—Harry S. Truman

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
—Chuck Palahniuk

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
—Albert Einstein

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
—Babe Ruth

“First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.”

“Anger cannot be dishonest.”
―Marcus Aurelius

“If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.”
  —Mary Engelbreit

“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.”

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.”
―Marcus Aurelius

“I pray whenever I want to commune with God. I am not interested in the external shell of religion. I’m interested in breaking through that shell and experiencing God directly.”
—Reza Aslan

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
—George Bernard Shaw

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.”
—Carrie ten Boom

“Normal is not something to aspire to; it's something to get away from.”
—Jodie Foster

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye hard.”
—Winnie the Pooh

“A witty saying proves nothing.”


  1. Nice collection. Love the race pace one, my coach would love it.