101 Famous Quotes
A man's errors are his portals of discovery.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Charles F. Kettering
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
H. L. Mencken
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Don't ever wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
George Christoph Lichtenberg
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin P. Jones
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you... The one who turns to his friends and says, that's her.
I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.
I'd rather live with a good question than a bad answer.
If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character... Would you slow down? Or speed up?
If people are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other, they will find a way.
If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
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?
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
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.
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.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
Dame Edna Everage
Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.
Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
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.
Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
E. Joseph Cossman
Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
The best way to waste your life, ... is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would solve most the worlds problems.
The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
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
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Mary Wilson Little
There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.
There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner
Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
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
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.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
John W. Gardner
We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, 'Why did this happen to me?' unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.
We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong.
We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.
Calvin and Hobbes
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.
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.
When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, simply drop it.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.
You can do anything, but not everything.
You haven't lost your smile at all, it's right under your nose. You just forgot it was there.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.
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