Your Favorite Quote

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  1. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 7 years ago

    I love great quotes... they can be inspiring, thought provoking, stirring...

    I have several favorites, but I love this one:

    "There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying." - Francis Bacon

    What's your favorite quote (and who is it by, if you can remember)?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Two hundred and seventy pounds"

      By the cheaper garage.

      1. rotl profile image60
        rotlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Is that a quote or a song title?   smile

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
          Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It's just a cheap gag.  Regretted it as soon as I hit the submit button.

          1. rotl profile image60
            rotlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            LOL... you get a mulligan.

  2. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    No Pain Just Gain

  3. Urbane Chaos profile image97
    Urbane Chaosposted 7 years ago

    "This above all to thine own self be true"

    Shakespeare, of course. big_smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

    RFK

    1. rotl profile image60
      rotlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hear, hear

  5. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 7 years ago

    "Novelty lies in the quality of the artist's perception rather than in eccentricities of form."

  6. mythbuster profile image79
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    "Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do"

    --James Harvey Robinson

    1. rotl profile image60
      rotlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ain't that the truth.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You know what they say about insanity - doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how"
    by ; Friedrich Nietzsche

    1. MichelleArakaki profile image58
      MichelleArakakiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Rewrite your major goals every day,in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed." ~Brian Tracy~

  8. RealityBomb profile image72
    RealityBombposted 7 years ago

    I LOVE a good quote too. Just the thought of saying something so profound in your life that it actually outlives you and goes onto effect other people after your gone sends a shiver down my spine.

    Here are my four favorite quotes:

    "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." 
    John Lennon

    "Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather."
    Bill Hicks

    "There's a reason we separate military and the police: one fights the enemy of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."
    Admiral Adama (Character in Battlestar Galactica)

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist 'tin-foil hat' nut which explains the last quote. LOL Also, just because it was on a TV show, it doesn't make it any less important as far as I'm concerned.

    1. Ivorwen profile image70
      Ivorwenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I love your last one.  It reminds me of the saying:

      'Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.'

  9. mythbuster profile image79
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    RealityBomb,

    I liked the John Lennon Quote. Thx for sharing!

  10. hubzer profile image58
    hubzerposted 7 years ago

    “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ” Jim Rohn

    “Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you” - Kurt Cobain

  11. roberttraczgroup1 profile image54
    roberttraczgroup1posted 7 years ago

    “The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions.”

    – John Simone

  12. roberttraczgroup1 profile image54
    roberttraczgroup1posted 7 years ago

    I love this one:

    “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

  13. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    "When things go bad, don't go with them." - Elvis Presley

  14. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the mulligan rotl.

    "The only difference betwen me and a mad man is that I am not mad"

    Dali.

  15. roberttraczgroup1 profile image54
    roberttraczgroup1posted 7 years ago

    Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~Bill Gates,wink

 
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