Some Favorite Quotes
I collect quotes. I like them because they plug you into another person’s mind. They show a glimpse of how they thought. They show that some things are timeless. These are some of my favorites.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
- Thomas Paine
First we make our habits and then our habits make us.
- John Dryden
Character is a victory not a gift.
- Ivor Griffith
Habits change into character.
Some of the most wonderful people are the ones that don’t fit into boxes.
- Tori Amos
Fortune favors the bold.
Use what talent you possess; the woods would be very silent
If no birds sang except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke
Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
- Liz Smith
Progress is not created by contented people.
- Frank Tyger
The purpose of an education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm Forbes
You cannot tell a man anything; you can only help him find it for himself.
- Galileo Galilei
Do not feel certain of anything.
- Bertrand Russell
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority; it is time to reform.
- Mark Twain
If you have to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not
achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings”.
- Dave Berry
Never confuse movement with action.
- Ernest Hemingway
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds;
cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw
And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison
We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.
- Eric Hoffer
You no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
- Eric Hoffer
In times of rapid change, experience can be your worst enemy.
- J Paul Getty
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
- Henry Ford
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
That’s enough for now. Which one did you like best?