Favorite Quotes



He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Don't strive to follow in the footsteps of great leaders
Strive for what they strived for


Dig your well before you're thirsty.


There comes a time in the life of every rose
Where the fear of remaining a bud
Is stronger than the fear of becoming a flower

 - MTV Cartoon


There's a fine line between being wrong and being early.


Are you proud because you've done nothing to be ashamed of,
or ashamed because you've done nothing to be proud of


Ignorance on fire is better than knowledge on ice


People don't care how much you know
until they know how much you care


Originality consists of thinking for yourself,
not in thinking unlike others.

 - J. F. Stephen


No one who has always been free
can understand the terrible fascinating power
of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

- Pearl Buck


The basic test of freedom is less in what we are free to do
than in what we are free not to do.

- Eric Hoffer


Wealth is not what you make, it's what's left over

- Charles J Givens


The purpose of having wealth is to live out your dreams
not just paying your way through the month.


It is terrible to destroy a person's image of himself
in the interest of truth or some other abstraction.

- Doris Lessing


Nothing is really work unless you'd rather be doing something else.

- J. M. Barri


Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

(Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)

- e-mail trailer


There's nothing more depressing than having everything
And still feeling sad
You must learn to water your spiritual garden

- Janet Jackson (Velvet Rope Album)


Before you can determine how to get to your destination
you must first determine where you are

- M. Leadon


You don't have harmony when everyone sings the same note.

 - Doug Floyd


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.  The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

 - George Bernard Sha


 Hurting people hurt other people.

 - Barbara Kirk


Unless you do the things that others refuse to do
You'll never have the things that others are unable to have


If given one wish I'd ask to live a life of no regrets.

 - M. Leadon


As your island of knowledge expands your shoreline of wonder increases.

 - R. Puryear


You need to identify the things you can't fix.


Judge me by the footprints that I leave


Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, 
but that we wait so long to begin it.

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