Great Quotes

You can do anything, but not everything.-David Allen

 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.-Unknown

You miss percent of the shots you never take.-Wayne Gretzky

 

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

 

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.-Gandhi

 

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.-Lin-Chi

 

The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.-A. A. Milne

 

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

 

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.-Aristotle

 

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.-Baltasar Gracian

 

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.-Basho

 

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.-Lao-Tze

 

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.-John Ruskin

 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.-Marcel Proust

 

Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching-Unknown

 

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.-Virgil Garnett Thomson

 

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.-Will Rogers

 

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.-Zig Ziglar

 

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.-John Wilmot

 

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.-Oscar Levant

 

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.-Oscar Wilde

 

I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.-New York City detective

 

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.-Norm Crosby

 

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.-Kurt Vonnegut

 

Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.-Carl Sagan

 

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.-Jean Rostand

 

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.-Lily Tomlin

 

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.-Richard Lewis

 

We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.-Robert Wilensky

 

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

 

If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.-Anon

 

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.-Clarence Darrow

 

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.-Cullen Hightower

 

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.-Cyril Connolly

 

There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?-Dick Cavett

 

All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.-H. L. Mencken

 

I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.-Victor Hugo

 

I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.-Woody Allen

 

The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.-Albert Einstein

 

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.-André Gide

 

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.-Aristotle

 

I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer.-Aryeh Frimer

 

We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.-Bill Vaughan

 

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.-Blaise Pascal

 

Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.-Cale Yarborough

 

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.-Charles F. Kettering

 

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.-Christopher Hampton

 

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.-Cyril Connolly

 

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.-Dame Edna Everage

 

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.-Edith Sitwell

 

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.-Ellen Goodman

 

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.-Ellen Parr

 

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.-Erica Jong

 

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.-Gordon R. Dickson

 

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.-Lily Tomlin

 

Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.-Napoleon

 

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.-Oscar Wilde

 

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.-Thomas Szasz