Quotes

Following is a list of my favorite quotes I have accumulated from time to time, enjoy:

  • If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn’t have fallen for the second. – Johnny Depp
  • The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present. – Alice Morse Earle
  • A penny saved is a penny earned. – Benjamin Franklin
  • I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
  • Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. – Stephen King
  • It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does. – Peter McWilliams
  • A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. – Grace Murray Hopper
  • Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. – Thomas Edison
  • Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. – Dr. Seuss
  • Why fit in when you were born to stand out? – Dr. Seuss
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – 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. – Dr. Seuss
  • Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered. – Dr. Seuss
  • Toddlers aren’t better than you. They just have no escape routes. – Khatzumoto
  • Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
  • Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. – Steve Jobs
  • Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robins
  • If skill could be gained by watching, every dog would become a butcher. – Turkish proverb
  • Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. – Roger Crawford
  • When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.  ― Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein
  • The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese proverb
  • Everybody’s a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its life believing that it’s stupid. – Albert Einstein
  • “You can’t change the past, but you can change the future.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  • You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. Naguib Mahfouz
  • Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you’re right. – Henry Ford
  • A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford
  • Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish — and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity. – Karl Marx
  • If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. – Bruce Lee
  • 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
  • Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. – Bruce Lee
  • Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. – Bruce Lee
  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha
  • Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. by being shared. – Buddha
  • Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein
  • Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. – Albert Einstein
  • We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. – Albert Einstein
  • The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. – Albert Einstein
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • All disease begins in the gut. – Hippocrates
  • If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. – Nelson Mandela
  • I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball
  • Winners never quit and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi
  • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
  • Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood. It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere. But crises when the occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence. And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement. – Curtis Sittenfeld
  • “To do the right thing, I don’t wait to feel like it. I recognise that emotion follows motion. Do the right thing and you feel right. Do the wrong thing and you feel bad. If you take control of your behaviour, your emotions will fall into place.” – John Maxwell 

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  • The time is now.
  • Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it’ll crush, hold it too loose, it’ll fly.
  • Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.
  • Trust is like paper, once it’s crumpled it can’t be perfect again.
  • You could trade off hours for thousands or ideas for millions.
  • You don’t realize something exists until it goes away.
  • Life is about doing what you love, and finding a way to get paid for it.

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