Growing up, I wrote down quotes that I was particularly fond of. I’m interested to see other quotes that you all have found inspiring throughout the years. So, I suppose we could make a game out of this. Be sure to begin your post with a favorite quote, and then feel free to talk to others about their favorites!
I’ll begin with something that has helped me strive to be better than I thought I could have been.
"Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong." – Unknown
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“In an economic system which is actually designed to take care of you and secure your well being with out you having to submit to a private dictatorship on a daily basis, usually to a job that is either technically unnecessary or socially pointless, while often struggling with debt that often doesn’t exist just to make ends meat, i guarantee you people will volunteer their time left and right to maintain and improve a system that actually takes care of them.” -Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (Netflix, Youtube)
“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nikola Tesla
“A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.” Albert Einstein
“A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.” Thomas Paine
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Thomas Jefferson
“”This above all: to thine own self be true” Hamlet quote (Act I, Sc. III).” William Shakespeare
“All that glisters is not gold. The Merchant of Venice Quote. Act ii.” William Shakespeare
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
” An unexamined life isn’t worth leading.” Socrates
“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay. ” Jiddu Krishnamurti
“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
“There’s a fine line between wrong and visionary. Unfortunately, you have to be a visionary to see it. ” Sheldon Cooper
“An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.”
“Common sense is not so common.”
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up knowing it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle, When the sun comes up, you better be running
My favorite as of late:
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“Look back over your lifetime, it can seem to have had a consistent order and plan, as though composed by some novelist. Events that when they occurred had seemed accidental and of little moment turn out to have been indispensable factors in the composition of a consistent plot. So who composed that plot? [...] just as your dreams are composed by an aspect of yourself of which your consciousness is unaware, so, too, your whole life is composed by the will within you. And just as people whom you will have met apparently by mere chance became leading agents in the structuring of your life, so, too, will you have served unknowingly as an agent, giving meaning to the lives of others, The whole thing gears together like one big symphony, with everything unconsciously structuring everything else. [...] It is as though our lives were the features of the one great dream of a single dreamer in which all the dream characters dream, too; so that everything links to everything else, moved by the one will to life which is the universal will in nature.” – Joseph Campbell
All the comments, blogs, pictures, videos and quotes are inspire me on this site ^^
To be serious…
One of my favorite is: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will known peace. ” – ( On the internet there is a lot of discussion about who said that first… Jimy Hendrix or Sri Chinmoy Ghose I don’t know =) )
Off the top of my head:
1. It’s not the whistle that moves the train.
2. Kites rise against the wind, not with it.
3. Everyone’s gifted. But if you’re going to judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend all its life thinking it is foolish. – Albert Einstein
4. When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. – Jacob Riis
5. It is not worth an intelligent man’s time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. – G.H. Hardy
6. Do or don’t. There’s no try. – Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling, actually)
This I found as a powerful one. We often get lost in the illusions of love – but based upon my life’s experiences and the body of knowledge of work of M. Scott Peck and Eckhart Tolle was this definition of love formed:
“An enthusiasm to willfully and compassionately create and empower with lavish abundance.” – Adam Wallis
“We’re the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters, triumphs, challenges, impossible odds, testing ourselves over and over again, learning love and love and LOVE!” Richard Bach