Quotes that’s I’ve save over the years

Posted on March 16, 2013 by


Best inspirational quotes

Quotes that’s I’ve save over the years

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston ChurchilL

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

–John Maxwell


And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.    It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

— Lao-tzu


Like a tree in the Autumn wind,

it is better to bend than break.


The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.

Helen Keller


The best and most beautiful things

in the world cannot be seen or even touched

– they must be felt with the heart.

n Helen Keller


All things come to those who wait, but only what’s left over by those who hustle.

~Abraham Lincoln


It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

— Sister Elizabeth Kenny


Nothing great was every achieved without enthusiasm.

— RW Emerson


There is no man so successful as he who does not await the arrival of his opportunity, but sets out and makes it.

– Plato


By keeping silence when we ought to speak, we may be lost. By speaking when we ought to keep silence we waste our words. The wise person is careful to do neither.


No one ever stumbled on anything sitting down.

— Demosthenes


To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe.

— Anatole France


Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.

There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires … courage.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I’ve never been afraid to fail. — Michael Jordon

Be like the turtle. If he didn’t stick his neck out, he wouldn’t get anywhere at all.

— Harvey  Mackay


“Some pursue happiness….others create it!”


To the world you might be one person;

but to one person you are the world.


Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise — Dr Sigmund Freud


A Witty Saying Proves Nothing


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible


All glory comes from daring to begin.

~Eugene F. Ware


Character is power –Booker T. Washington


The Difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.

-air force motto


‘I can’t’ isn’t a reason to give up, it’s a reason to try harder



Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

~Japanese proverb

The only difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept shooting.


Strangers are friends waiting to happen.


The lord prefers common people, that’s is why he made so many of them.


We should be too big to take offense, and too noble to give it.


  • I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.


You can’t cross the ocean by simply staring at the sea.


  • Laugh at yourself first, before anybody else can.


Time is a great teacher, unfortunately it ckills all its pupils…


  • “it’s not the word play, it’s the sword play.”

Theres a new chapter were goin to write, a new message were goin to send to the world, theres nothing that we cant do, with the determination of a champion, and the heart of a lion we will make it, everything we want and strive for in life will be acheived through these things.

-Jimi Dawg (my dear brother)



You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills



“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers



“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?

Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
– Abraham Lincoln



“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”




Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.



Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt


It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them



“Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember; others may hate you. Those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

~Nixon (yeah, who would have thought)


“Always tell the truth; then you don’t have to remember anything.”



The best way to chear yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.



The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.



You can have what you want most in the world, but to pay for it you must give up what you wanted second and third.


Forgive, but never forget.



You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. — Eleanor Roosevelt


Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.



“It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, and who comes up short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. The man who at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly, so that his place will never be with those cold timid souls who never knew victory or defeat.”
—Teddy Roosevelt


Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves



“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

— Mark Twain

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.



The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
~Vincent T. Lombardi


It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.



Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.



Those who make peaceful revolutions impossible will make violent revolutions inevitable



“Danger – if you meet it promptly and without flinching – you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!”



“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Do the things we fear, and death of fear is certain.



Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.



We are always getting ready to live but never living.





We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day
or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
~Woodrow Wilson


He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. — Napoleon Bonaparte


Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. – N. Bonaparte


The harder you fall,
the higher you bounce.



“Love is when you are with someone for an hour and it seems like a minute, and when you are away from them for a minute seems like an hour”

-Einstein description of love

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”


“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” — Albert Einstein


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


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. — Emerson


“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.



“Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.”

– Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower


“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

– Albert Einstein


“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

– Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)


“Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.”

– Henry Ford (1863-1947)


“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.”

– Yoda (‘The Empire Strikes Back’)


“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”

– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


“You got to be careful if you dont know where your’e going, because you might not get there.”

– Yogi Berra


“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”

– Elvis Presley (1935-1977)


” The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

– Alan Kay


“Well done is better than well said.”

– Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


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

– Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.”

– General George S. Patton (1885-1945)


“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”

– Tom Clancy


“Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog.”

– Mark Twain (1835-1910)




People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~Elizabeth Kübler-Ross


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
Robert frost


Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
Les Brown


“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.” — Albert Einstein ********************************


The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.



“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — A. Einstein


“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” — Einstein, Albert


Obstacles don’t have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan


Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.


Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life has a practice of living you, if you don’t live it.
Philip Larkin


If we wait for the moment when everything,
absolutely everything is ready…we shall never begin.
Ivan Turgenev


So-So ones…


Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.



We make war that we may live in peace.

– Aristotle


There was never a genius without a tincture of madness



Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

— Pablo Picasso


Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?

— Pablo Picasso


Computers are useless, they can only give you answers.- Picasso


Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.



Comedy quotes


“Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.
—— George Carlin



“The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.”
—George Carlin

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.



Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.



Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink. (Lady Astor to

Winston Churchill)  Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it. (His



24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?


“Hello, my name is Indigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!

~Spaniard in The Princess Bride’


“its always dark in the begining.” ~the neverending story


“Who’s more foolish? The fool, or the one who follow’s him?”

-Ben Kenobi form “Star Wars”


You can’t hold a man down without staying down with him.


You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it true….you may have to work for it however.


Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and where ever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.

– Henry George


Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things. – Francois DeLaRochefoucard


Nothing’s gonna change my world. – John Lennon (1941-1981)


A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers – and this is the basis of all human morality.

– John F. Kennedy


One half the troubles in the world can be traced to saying “yes” too quickly and not saying “no” soon enough.

– J. Billings


The minute you stop thinking you can be more, you become less

– B. Dodge


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I….. I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – From “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (my favorite poem.. READ all of it! It’s great)


People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful you win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for some underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you help them.

Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you’ve got anyway



Psychology Quotes from book


Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards

~Soren Kierkegaard


There are three things extremely hard, Steel, a Diamond, and to know one’s self” ~Ben Franklin

It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble.  It’s the things we know that just ain’t so ~ Artemus Ward


We don’t like their sound.  Groups of guitars are on their way out.  ~Decca Records, in turning down a recording contract with the Beatles in 1962


My deeply held belief is that if a god anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence are provided by such a god.  We would be unappreciative of those gifts….if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves   ~Carl Sagan


The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure Nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you don’t actually know. ~Robert M. Pirsig


Anything seems commonplace, once explained ~Dr. Watson to Sherlock Holmes


To believe with certainty, we must begin by doubting ~Polish Proverb

“It only takes one drink to get me drunk, I just don’t know if it’s number 9 or 10”

–Kyle’s profile for AIM


Another away message of Kyle’s..


If  love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?




Some other funny ones from Kyle’s away message…


  • The last time I was inside a woman was when I was inside the Statue of Liberty


  • Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink


  • Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born?


  • A man’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another drink


  • When did I realize I was God? Well I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself


  • If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.


  • Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they’re eating sandwiches.


  • A fast word about oral contraceptive. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said ‘no’.


  • Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.


  • I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.


  • I’m so unlucky that if I was to fall into a barrel of nipples I’d come out sucking my thumb.


Sex isn’t the answer!! Yes is the answer.  Sex is the question