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  1. taiwokareem profile image64
    taiwokareemposted 4 years ago

    Share one of your favourite quotes here and let's get inspired. Mine

    Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed < Storm Jameson >

    1. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      "...that which you understand, from that you are liberated." J. Krishnamurti

    2. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      " . . . no matter where you go, there you are."
      ~~~~~~ Gary Cole, actor

      1. Zainab Tarawali profile image82
        Zainab Tarawaliposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I like that one!

        1. kenneth avery profile image80
          kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          HI, Zainab,
          Thank you, my friend. Gary is so deep it is not funny.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "Death whispered in my ear and said live, for I am coming".

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That's good.

      2. Zeron87 profile image98
        Zeron87posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Truly a  powerful quote.

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image96
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you're busy interrupting."
      - Mark Twain

    5. Zeron87 profile image98
      Zeron87posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Live a Dream
                Die Awake

  2. profile image0
    debW07posted 4 years ago

    "When all is said and done, there's a lot more said than done." - Ziggy (This reminds me of politicians.)

  3. Arachnea profile image74
    Arachneaposted 4 years ago

    From Babylon 5:

    Delenn: [Delenn's fleet arrives after Earth Alliance attacks B5] This is Ambassador Delenn of the Minbari. Babylon 5 is under our protection. Withdraw or be destroyed!
    Earth Force Officer: Negative! We have authority here. Do not force us to engage your ship.
    Delenn: Why not? Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari Fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me. If you value your lives, be somewhere else!

  4. GollyGearHope profile image72
    GollyGearHopeposted 4 years ago

    "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."

    1. Susan Hambidge profile image96
      Susan Hambidgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ha, ha, ha .... love this one!

    2. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  5. Jayne Lancer profile image96
    Jayne Lancerposted 4 years ago

    "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
    Marilyn Monroe

    1. taiwokareem profile image64
      taiwokareemposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      wow, that's a nice quote

      1. Solaras profile image97
        Solarasposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        She probably stole it from Arthur Miller lol

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
          Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          “Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.” Marilyn Monroe

  6. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 4 years ago

    "I paint my own reality."  - Frida Kahlo

  7. PinkstonePictures profile image73
    PinkstonePicturesposted 4 years ago

    You would not be here today, if yesterday was your defining moment. Live this day and move towards your dreams.

    ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

    1. Zainab Tarawali profile image82
      Zainab Tarawaliposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love this! So true and profound!

      1. PinkstonePictures profile image73
        PinkstonePicturesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, glad you like it.

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    One favorite:
    'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all    
        Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

    Keats..... Ode on a Grecian Urn

  9. MelRootsNWrites profile image91
    MelRootsNWritesposted 4 years ago

    I found this one when I was having problems with my health a few years back and it is always in the back of my mind when life gets a bit heavy.  "One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be human" --Goethe

  10. RTalloni profile image90
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    You can say a dog has 5 legs if you call the tail a leg, but that doesn't make the tail a leg. (attributed to A. Lincoln)

  11. Amanda Howdeshell profile image71
    Amanda Howdeshellposted 4 years ago

    " Wi nøt trei a høliday in Sweden this yër? See the løveli lakes The wøndërful telephøne system And mäni interesting furry animals" Monty Python

  12. Zainab Tarawali profile image82
    Zainab Tarawaliposted 4 years ago

    A favorite quote of mine is "Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself". I even wrote a couple of articles about it!

  13. Superkev profile image82
    Superkevposted 4 years ago

    "They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize I'm going to miss mine by just a few days."

  14. LotusLandry profile image60
    LotusLandryposted 4 years ago

    A 'You can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many applies are in the seed.'
    -- Ken Kesey
    Pithy  or quote

  15. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image30
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

    A smile costs nothing but it creates much.  It is a Chinese proverb.  I also love "Winners never quit and Quitters never win"

  16. cheeluarv profile image84
    cheeluarvposted 4 years ago

    "Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too."
    Will Smith

  17. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image82
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 4 years ago

    Where we come from, is not as important, as where we are going.

  18. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    "In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a great deal of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." -- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  19. InfoLinkzone profile image61
    InfoLinkzoneposted 4 years ago

    "You have not lived a perfect day...unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you." -Ruth Smeltzer

  20. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    "The 2 enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom."
    Arthur Schopenhauer

    My absolute favorite I have no idea who to attribute it to, but I've kept it with me for a lot of years:

    "The depths of darkness to which you can descend and still live, is an exact measure of the heights to which you can aspire to reach."

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That really is inspirational. I just looked it up, and it's by Gaius Plinius Secundus, aka 'Pliny the Elder'.

      1. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Awesome, thanks for that.  I had no idea that quote would have such an old origin.  Very cool. smile

  21. PurvisBobbi44 profile image81
    PurvisBobbi44posted 3 years ago

    Erma Bombeck
    Quote: It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. Unquote

  22. Bridget F profile image96
    Bridget Fposted 3 years ago

    “Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.”
    ― Anne Lamott

    1. lbrummer profile image95
      lbrummerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite quote is by Abraham Lincoln: "Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

  23. Maffew James profile image94
    Maffew Jamesposted 3 years ago

    "Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly; a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakeably Zhuangzi. But he didn’t know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuangzi." - Zhuang Zhou

    I find this kind of philosophy beautiful. Everything we consider real is relative to our own point of reference.

    1. cheeluarv profile image84
      cheeluarvposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      beautiful.

  24. Alan Writes profile image74
    Alan Writesposted 3 years ago

    "I want to be a naughty pirate, because when I put on that eye patch it barely covers my genitals." - Jarod Kintz

  25. chateaudumer profile image84
    chateaudumerposted 3 years ago

    My favourite quote: You have really lived if you have touched the life of others

  26. Susan Hambidge profile image96
    Susan Hambidgeposted 3 years ago

    "A lady came up to me one day and said 'Sir! You are drunk', to which I replied 'I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
    ― Winston Churchill





    "My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
    ― Winston Churchill

    1. taiwokareem profile image64
      taiwokareemposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      lol. what a funny quote. But he forgot the lady could undergo plastic surgery

  27. mio cid profile image56
    mio cidposted 3 years ago

    Saint Francis of Assisi said " I desire little, and what little I desire,I desire it little.This is in my opinion the road to happiness.

  28. robhampton profile image96
    robhamptonposted 3 years ago

    If dogs could talk,  it would take most of the fun out of owning one

  29. Thelma Alberts profile image92
    Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago

    "Be prepared" that´s the motto of girl scouting I think because this quote was my companion when I was still studying up to now.

  30. Anthony Altorenna profile image95
    Anthony Altorennaposted 3 years ago

    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own"

    Adam Savage (Myth Busters)

  31. Nancy Hardin profile image60
    Nancy Hardinposted 3 years ago

    My Favorite Quote:

    “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”

    ― Vivian Greene

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Nancy,
      I LOVE this one.

    2. taiwokareem profile image64
      taiwokareemposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      nice quote

  32. favored profile image35
    favoredposted 3 years ago

    One of my favorite quotes is from Job to his friends when they started judging him on why things went wrong in his life:

    "No doubt you are the only wise people in the world, and wisdom will die with you!"  Job 12:2 (AMP Bible)

    Sometimes you just feel like saying that.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Favored,
      Oh how right you are. I have met people like this. Annoying to say the least.

    2. Writer Fox profile image53
      Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      (God agreed with Job: "My wrath is kindled against you and your two companions because you did not speak correctly, as did My servant Job." Job 42:7 - also note, Be careful about choosing your companions!)

  33. Arachnea profile image74
    Arachneaposted 3 years ago

    Friendship’s like a bright bouquet,
    That time can never fade away.

    Unknown

  34. Haj09 profile image71
    Haj09posted 3 years ago

    Mine is: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” (Paulo Coelho)

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I love it.

    2. PinkstonePictures profile image73
      PinkstonePicturesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I like this one

  35. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
    Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years ago

    "Never argue with an artist."  -Einstein

    He probably said this when he was a patent clerk and dealt with people who thought they'd invented the wheel!

  36. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 3 years ago

    "Outside of a dog, a good book is man´s best friend.
    Inside a dog, it is too dark to read."
    Groucho Marx

  37. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    My favorite quote is attributed to Sallustius, a writer of the fourth century. "Myths are things that never happened but always are."

  38. lawrence01 profile image80
    lawrence01posted 3 years ago

    So true!

  39. thepinkbunny profile image69
    thepinkbunnyposted 3 years ago

    everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.

  40. Susan Zutautas profile image82
    Susan Zutautasposted 3 years ago

    Life each day as if it were your last.

  41. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
    Aim at earth and you get neither.
    C. S. Lewis

  42. Rachael Tate profile image74
    Rachael Tateposted 3 years ago

    "Sometimes people are beautiful.
    Not in looks.
    Not in what they say.
    Just in what they are."
    Markus Zusak - The Book Thief

  43. PaigePixel profile image88
    PaigePixelposted 3 years ago

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt 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. -Emerson

  44. David Stone1 profile image74
    David Stone1posted 3 years ago

    a man, an artist, a failure MUST PROCEED.

    e.e. cummings.

  45. PinkstonePictures profile image73
    PinkstonePicturesposted 3 years ago

    "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy" - Guillaume Apollinaire

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this
      1. PinkstonePictures profile image73
        PinkstonePicturesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Ha ha - nice one Sed-me but now I'll have it locked in my head all day - aaarrrggh!

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          If you gotta have one locked in, it's a good one to have.

  46. PinkstonePictures profile image73
    PinkstonePicturesposted 3 years ago

    One more from me today...

    "There is more to life than increasing its speed" - Mahatma Gandhi

  47. Rhonda Lytle profile image71
    Rhonda Lytleposted 3 years ago

    "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." Alexander Hamilton

  48. lawrence01 profile image80
    lawrence01posted 3 years ago

    All it takes for evil to proper is for good men to do nothing (GK Chesterton)

    1. taiwokareem profile image64
      taiwokareemposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      hmm yeah true

      1. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        An elderly man who was a dear friend of mine, and very studied in the Bible, work, philosophy and a self-made carpenter told me this quote that has stayed with me. He told me this a few weeks before passed.
        He said that a young man once told him of his marriage woes and that the new groom was obviously rethinking his marriage to his bride. After listening for an hour to the young man rant and rave, my friend looked at him and said,
        "When you first sense a spat coming on and you feel the urgency to be right--you have a choice to make. Do you want to be right or be happy?"
        The young man took it to heart and from that day he never unloaded any more marriage woes on my friend.

    2. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's one of my favorite quotes, but I think you're missing an "s". smile

  49. jemuelO profile image90
    jemuelOposted 3 years ago

    "Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it."
    - J. Meyer

    I also like this one:
    "The things you are passionate about are not random. They are your calling."
    -anonymous

  50. lawrence01 profile image80
    lawrence01posted 3 years ago

    Another favorite of mine is Einstein on the theory of Evolution
    "God doesn't play dice!"

 
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