Great Quotes

When your heart is in your dream, then no wish is too extreme.
-- Jiminy Cricket

This we know - the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to earth. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
-- Chief Seattle

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have—life itself.
-- Walter Anderson

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
-- Voltaire

Spiritual maturity is a lifelong process of replacing lies with truth.
-- Kurt D. Bruner

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth, not going all the way, and not starting.
-- Buddha

We cannot change the direction of the wind... but we can adjust our sails.
-- Jack

A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.
-- Jewish Proverb

Examine the contents, not the bottle.
-- The Talmud

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
-- Richard Hooker

Every problem in your life carries a gift inside it.
-- Richard Bach

Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.
-- Pablo Picasso

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
-- John Wooden

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke

Everything else can wait, but the search for the reason behind life cannot wait.
-- George Harrison

The only people to get even with are those that have helped you.
-- Anonymous

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
-- George Washington Carver

Success is knowing the difference between cornering people and getting them in your corner.
-- Bill Copland

A diamond is a chunk of coal that dealt with the pressure.
-- Anonymous

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.... you take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
-- Will Rogers

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.
-- Ayn Rand

I don't know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
-- Albert Einstein

Never insult seven men if you're only carrying a six shooter.
-- Harry Morgan

Fearful as reality is, it is less fearful than evasions of reality.
-- Caitlin Thomas

He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
-- Lao-Tzu

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
-- John F. Kennedy

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger

If not now, when?
-- The Talmud

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
-- Woodrow Wilson

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
-- Oprah Winfrey

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.
-- Quentin Crisp

If you must fight, pick only worthy adversaries.
-- C. W. Barron

The young man who has not wept is a savage, the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
-- George Santayana

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
-- Parmahansa Yogananda

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again - and expecting a different result.
-- Anonymous

A government is like fire, a handy servant, but a dangerous master.
-- George Washington

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

Use a mirror in difficult times. You will see both the cause and resolution.
-- The Tao Te Ching

Going to church does not make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald's makes you a hamburger.
-- Anonymous

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
-- John Muir

Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it.
-- Anonymous

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
-- Mother Teresa

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
-- Nietzsche

For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
-- Vincent van Gogh

Solitude is a good place to visit but a poor place to stay.
-- Josh Billings

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of that fact.
-- George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans)

You yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
-- Buddha

If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing; if you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, its not enough.
-- Ann Landers

When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding.
-- Chinese Proverb

May you live all the days of your life.
-- Jonathan Swift

Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.
-- Emo Phillips, comedian

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
-- Jonathan Kozel

When you aim for perfection you discover it's a moving target.
-- George Fisher

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don t hurt them.
-- The Dalai Lama

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
-- Kahlil Gibran

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
-- Anonymous

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
-- Douglas Adams

The truth of all evil in this world can mostly be found within our own unforgiveness.
-- S. D. Burns

Wouldn't it be wonderful if life's big problems occurred when we're seventeen and know everything?
-- Anonymous

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
-- William Penn

My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
-- Seen on a embroidered pillow

He not busy being born is busy dying.
-- Bob Dylan