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Do you have a favorite saying, or quote?

  1. Cynthia Hoover profile image97
    Cynthia Hooverposted 2 years ago

    Do you have a favorite saying, or quote?

    A long time ago a man once told me "Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see". I never did check to see if this was a mainstream quote. I just preferred to keep it the wisdom of the man who said it to me. This phrase has stuck with me throughout the years. I'm just wondering if anyone has anything similar, that has stuck with them over time.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    "In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has been made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

    -- Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

    1. jlpark profile image85
      jlparkposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!

    2. Twilight Lawns profile image82
      Twilight Lawnsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I still smile when I come back to this one.
      I wish it were mine.

    3. Cynthia Hoover profile image97
      Cynthia Hooverposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great choice!

  3. Twilight Lawns profile image82
    Twilight Lawnsposted 2 years ago

    I have three favourite quotes. They follow:
    “The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.” which is by H. H. Munro (Saki)
    also
    “People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity, the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.” Which is also by Saki, from ‘Reginald on Christmas presents’.
    There is the third quote, which is by myself, but modesty forbids me from retelling it here. With good fortune, however, you may be able to read it in the collected works of my good self, on my demise.

  4. mark kenga profile image75
    mark kengaposted 2 years ago

    Bruce lee-free your mind be like water,without shape that easily adjusts to any obstacle.
    Simple words that apply to life and its challanges

  5. jlpark profile image85
    jlparkposted 2 years ago

    "Not All Those Who Wander are Lost" - J R R Tolkien - tattooed in Elvish on my R foot
    "If, By My Life Or Death, I Can Protect You, I will" - J R R Tolkien - tattooed in English on my L bicep with my daughters name and DOB under it.
    "Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in Harmony" Gandhi - tattooed in Hindi on my L Foot.

    "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not" - not tattooed anywhere..

    1. Dreamlin profile image79
      Dreamlinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great quotes, especially love the ones from "The Lord of the Rings" by J R R Tolkien.

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    David Bucknerposted 2 years ago

    “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
    ― Christopher McCandless

    1. Dreamlin profile image79
      Dreamlinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Love this. Just wish many parents would understand and give their children the freedom to live their life and decide their own destiny. Being overly protective limits one's creativity. Children may learn more from their mistakes.

  7. Happylovejoy profile image97
    Happylovejoyposted 2 years ago

    "Be kind to one another." - Ellen Degeneres. She always says this after her show and I truly believe that if everyone practice this, the world would be a much more pleasant place.

    1. Cynthia Hoover profile image97
      Cynthia Hooverposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I must agree, it costs nothing to be kind and humanity would benefit greatly if people could show more kindness!

  8. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 2 years ago

    Yes, I do.  It's my very own:

    "Live your life as if you screwed up your previous one."

    -dohn121

    1. Twilight Lawns profile image82
      Twilight Lawnsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Attaboy!

    2. Cynthia Hoover profile image97
      Cynthia Hooverposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is a great one!

  9. Rachel L Alba profile image95
    Rachel L Albaposted 2 years ago

    "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness".

  10. Dreamlin profile image79
    Dreamlinposted 2 years ago

    "Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."

    ---From "The Lord of the Rings"

    And...

    "The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends. Not everyone can become a great artist. But a great artist can come from anywhere."

    ---From "Ratatouille"

    1. Cynthia Hoover profile image97
      Cynthia Hooverposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to share!

  11. Yanglish profile image49
    Yanglishposted 2 years ago

    I have:
    "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." - Jack Canfield

    "To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working." - Dennis Weaver

    "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

    1. Cynthia Hoover profile image97
      Cynthia Hooverposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Those are all wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with me!

  12. daydreamer13 profile image60
    daydreamer13posted 2 years ago

    "The sane appear insane in an insane world."

  13. RTalloni profile image89
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    We laugh at honor, then are shocked to find traitors in our midst.

    –C.S. Lewis

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