For me that has to be,
“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo
This didn't come from a novel I know but it is my favorite.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true. - Dorothy Parker
Brevity is the soul of lingerie. - Dorothy Parker
"Warm affections, without knowledge, can rise no higher than superstition; and that knowledge which does not influence the heart and affection, will only make a hypocrite"
"There is no glory in returning people to God, and there is no place in Heaven for those that do." - (Voice Over from a film called Black Death)
"There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind." - Kurt Vonnegut
"I decline to accept the end of man."
- William Faulkner
"Tata Jesus is Bangala!" - Barbara Kingsolver
I am not a crook! -Richard Nixon
I did not have sex with that woman! -Bill Clinton
It depends on what the meaning of the word is is. -Bill Clinton
"The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye
The story of love is hello and goodbye"...Jimi
Oh man what to choose.
I guess since my name is lookingforwalden I'd go with
“There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.” Thoreau
"The State never intentionally confronts a man’s sense, intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest." again Thoreau
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of my personal favorites.
I always liked this one from Emerson too
"What lies behind you and
What lies in front of you,
Pales in comparison to
What lies inside you."
It's my favorite mushy quote lol
I read Emerson everyday because of quotes like this. His wisdom continually renews and reaffirms me.
Never look back, the bastards are gaining on you!
Don't remember who said it, but is a standard to live by !
Mine is a play on words and the author is unknown. "Love is our Soul purpose"
"We did what we had to do and that is what makes us who we are."
Paul Teutul Snr, Orange County Choppers.
Not particularly profound or moving but perfectly clear and to the point. One of my favourites .
My favorite writer of all time is Pope. In my opinion he was better than Shakespeare.
I use quotes from him in arguments all the time as my closer. I think the iambic pentameter helps. Lol
I believe he is the second highest quoted English author in history.
'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill
Appear in Writing or in Judging ill,
"If you want to know what God thinks about money just look at the people He gives it to."
“Sir, I admit your
That every poet is a fool;
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.”
There are many, many more from Pope. If you like poetry and haven't read rape of the lock or essay on criticism I definitely recommend them. I got them for free on my iPad since they are in public domain.
I have lots, but these are a couple of my faves:
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
"When in doubt, tell the truth." Mark Twain
"If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny."
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" - Albert Einstein
"Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men" - JFK
"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done" - Lucille Ball
"For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. WE OUGHT TO BE CAREFUL, INDEED, WHAT WE SAY."
HAWKINS' MECHANICAL DICTIONARY 1938
A lot of quotes but my most favorite one is "man is not made for defeat"always inspires me to live life courageously.
"The Lord is my shepard," He recited softly. "I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me Kung-Fu in the face of my enemies. Amen." Tom Cullen from Stephen Kings, The Stand
by PhoenixV 10 years ago
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by Agnes 10 years ago
What is your favorite quote? Mine is: "What doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger"!
by dejajolie 8 months ago
I am a sucker for Quotes, my office at home is plastered with them and so is my work office. To me they are like good music, they inspire me. OK here are two of my faves, don't know the Authors........... What's yours?"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.""As one person...
by Kristen Burns-Darling 11 years ago
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by Ravi Singh 12 years ago
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