Monday, August 30, 2010

Loving these quotes (in alphabetical order, don't ask)

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Satchel Paige

A keen sense of humor helps us overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected and outlast the unbearable.
- Billy Graham

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
- Pythagoras

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn Vos Savant

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

Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.
- Peggy Noonan

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
- C. S. Lewis

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.
- T.S. Eliot

Humility precedes honor.
- Proverbs 18:12

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
- Muhammad Ali

I make myself rich by making my wants few.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wish people could achieve what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not what happiness really is.
- Alanis Morissette

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never miss a good chance to shut up.
- Will Rogers

Success is a lousy teacher. It makes smart people think they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
- Coach John Wooden

Superstition is the dark side of wonder.
- Dean Koontz

Taking first things first often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has been deliberately left open.
- Arnold Glasow

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
- Abigail van Buren

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
- Arthur Christopher Benson

To avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches.
- Cicero

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

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