If you could choose one quote that has changed your life in some way, which woul

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  1. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    If you could choose one quote that has changed your life in some way, which would it be?

    If you can select one, can you explain how it made a difference to you?


  2. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    It would have to be a tie between "Life's not fair" and "Evolve or die". They both help me adapt to new situations and continue on when things get a little rough.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    "Be still and know that I am God."   Psalm 46:10

    It reminds me to relax and know that while I am doing the best I can, ultimately God is in charge.

  4. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 11 years ago

    There is an old Greek saying: "Hope dies last".

    Nowadays I hold on to that saying as though it were a sacred talisman. It's all we've got to keep us moving with a smile on our faces.

  5. KatyWhoWaited profile image78
    KatyWhoWaitedposted 11 years ago

    A professor once asked when I was 19, "What if there were no heaven?"  It's not a quote, but that sentence changed my life, my perspective on religion, and the dedication to my purpose.

  6. kallini2010 profile image81
    kallini2010posted 11 years ago

    “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”  Buddha

    Fear was the stopping factor.  The moment I started losing people and things... was the moment I let go of fear and it was my chance to understand that I understood nothing before.

    1. sradie profile image61
      sradieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Glad that you have overcome fear. There is a more perfect word in the Bible than Buddha's, 1John4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

  7. ithabise profile image73
    ithabiseposted 11 years ago

    "Pursue excellence." The quality that I give to any effort benefits from this. My work ethic is strong and good.

  8. DrMark1961 profile image95
    DrMark1961posted 11 years ago

    "Amass a store of gold and jade and no one can protect it
    Retire when the work is done
    This is the way of heaven"
    -This is part of Chapter 9 of the Tao Te Ching. Life is not all about work. Relax. It will be over soon.

  9. Blond Logic profile image93
    Blond Logicposted 11 years ago

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. "
    by Elanor Roosevelt.

    It is easy to blame others for what is lacking in our lives. It is only when we stand up and realize we are great just the way we are.
    I think some people are afraid of what could happen and want to stay coddled in cotton wool even if it isn't ideal. They think 'better the devil you know'.
    They need to develop the courage to find out  how  to stand on their own two feet, maybe fail but get back up and try again.

  10. howlermunkey profile image73
    howlermunkeyposted 11 years ago

    "Him who has a tank of Gas, is the one who will last , in the event of the Everlast, for which to tell is to WOW, and anyhow?, is to laugh....." --- simply life changing

  11. backporchstories profile image73
    backporchstoriesposted 11 years ago

    LOU REED..."Music is like gold, everyone should have two radios, in case one gets broken".  This was always confirmation that there should always be a song in the heart.  I love music for so many reasons and find it to be as precious as jewels!

  12. connorj profile image71
    connorjposted 11 years ago


    I contemplate that it would have to be a wise quote from Aristotle; "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” This when I first read it (many moons ago), allowed me to discern after much contemplation not to expect immediate results for anything that I do; rather persistence (with a spattering of failures) is the essence of success... I have attached a URL (web link) worth watching...

  13. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Way to enlightenment

    Seeking the way of enlightenment made me realize that it is my objective to see things at a different angle. It changes me and how I view things.

  14. lone77star profile image72
    lone77starposted 11 years ago

    Perhaps the biggest effect on my life came from a pair of charts written by L. Ron Hubbard, that scoundrel who founded Scientology. Smart man, but fighting an uphill battle with the Corporate Party media and the Power Elite who want their plans to remain secret (things like Operation Northwoods and the fact that 9/11 was an inside job meant to erode our liberties and to dismantle America).

    Scientology had one big thing going for it. People who took advantage of their services became far more capable. One major drawback, however, was the ignoring of ego and its effects.

    The two charts were the "Know to Mystery Scale" and the "Emotional Tone Scale." These were set in a technical bulletin side-by-side, relating every item on one chart to its related item on the other.

    At the top of the charts were "Know" and "Serenity of Beingness." I could understand that, though I could at the time never remember a time of having been there.

    The next line was the eye opener for me. "Not-Know" and "Postulates." I still get goosebumps remembering this. At first, it didn't make sense to me. "Postulates," in Scientology parlance, meant "creation," "miracles," and the like. But "Not-Know." I had always pictured creation or miracles as something consciously directed, not hidden behind a lack of consciousness as in "Not-Know."

    "Not-Know" is like turning your back on the total "Know" of something. Total knowingness is on one side, and you turn away from that, "not" knowing it all.

    When I finally "got it," my mind felt suddenly the size of the galaxy. Earth was an indescribably small spec next to a flicker of light called our Sun.

    I wanted to try out my new understanding and instantly created a miracle. It was an insignificant coincidence, but still it showed the cause-and-effect relationship between this newly awakened child of God and physical reality.

    Perhaps the largest effect I have found myself creating, all to the glory of the Heavenly Father, was that of opening up thick rush hour traffic on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, in 1977. Two miles of thick, bumper-to-bumper traffic opened up like Moses parting the sea -- all within a few short seconds.

    Years later, while studying the Bible, I finally realized that Genesis had held this secret all along. The first 6 days were the "Know" of God's Word, and the 7th day was the "Not Know" which gave His creation its persistence (time). The "Not Know" was God's day of Rest -- all 13.7 billion years of it, and counting.

  15. jlpark profile image79
    jlparkposted 11 years ago

    Several - most of which I have...tattooed.
    "Not all those who wander are lost" (R foot - in err...Elvish)
    "Happiness is when what you think, what you do and way you say are in harmony" (L foot - in Hindi)
    'I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not" Anon (Not tattooed)
    'If, by my life or death I can protect you, I will" - LOTR, but on my L bicep in english - for my wife, and my future children...who's names get added.

  16. mathira profile image78
    mathiraposted 11 years ago

    There was period in my life when I was bombarded with one problem after another. I thought I would never come out of my problems and one small quote gave me all the courage needed.
    'The hour before dawn is the darkest'- simple, but very true.

  17. sradie profile image61
    sradieposted 11 years ago

    Rom 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    My identity, my peace, the joys I have in life are all gifts from God that no man can take away, not even by taking my life.

  18. nanadolls profile image59
    nanadollsposted 11 years ago

    Be the change, you want to see in the world. Ghandi

    1. nanadolls profile image59
      nanadollsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My 11 yr old granddaughter just went to the We to Me Day in Toronto on Sept 28. I was so impressed to see this saying on everyone on stage & ion backdrop. This group people help the world. Joselyn came home with a Tshirt saying "Be the change".

  19. Krystle Stacey profile image60
    Krystle Staceyposted 11 years ago

    Respond to every call that excites your spirit -rumi

    Do the things that excite you even if they are risky it's all about having fun and making mistakes and being happy with yourself and life.

    1. Missy Mac profile image69
      Missy Macposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Don't be a camper but a climber.

      I always set new goals whether small or large to keep moving.

  20. visionandfocus profile image69
    visionandfocusposted 11 years ago

    "Success is made of sterner stuff than mere potential." 
    For me, it means that even if you're gifted or intelligent, you still have to work hard to achieve your goals. I think a lot of smart kids get blase about school, and that really works against them. Dedication, determination, and effort are so important and much better indicators of success in life than your score on some IQ test. I just wish the society we live in does not glorify fame and fortune the way it does, because the definition of success should not be those things, and yet that is what kids seem to be aiming for nowadays. It's yet another reason why I abhor reality shows, as they preach exclusion, back-stabbing, and aggression, when we should be teaching kids the values of compassion, cooperation, and altruism.

  21. austinhealy profile image73
    austinhealyposted 11 years ago

    "Buddy, you're going to the hospital, you're having a heart attack!" said to me by one of the young paramedics who performed an EKG on the sidewalk,  after friends had called for help. My close encounter with death has changed my life dramatically, and forever, no matter what amount of time I have left. I wouldn't recommend it as therapy, though smile

  22. karowaki profile image61
    karowakiposted 11 years ago

    Lord, Bless us so that we may have
    the wisdom to accept that
    what we cannot change
    and the courage to change,
    that what we cannot accept;
    and the prudence to differentiate between the two!

  23. Faith Reaper profile image83
    Faith Reaperposted 11 years ago

    My favorite quote is from the Holy Bible, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and to not harm you, to give you hope and  a future."  Jeremiah 29:11  This scripture, I have always claimed its promises and it has helped me to trust in the LORD no matter what is going on in my life.

  24. FBNaturalR profile image57
    FBNaturalRposted 11 years ago

    When I read it, it made sense.  It has changed the way I try to influence people, and I hate to say I do not know where it originated from.

    "People sometimes believe what they are told, but never doubt what they conclude."

  25. Miss Tillman profile image41
    Miss Tillmanposted 11 years ago

    Stop stressing over the things you can't change. Change the things you are stressing over.

    1. faisalb87 profile image41
      faisalb87posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice..................Good

  26. sriparna profile image80
    sriparnaposted 11 years ago

    "If you long for something strongly, the whole universe conspires to make that happen" - this is the message taken from "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. I truly believe this as I have seen so many people in my family or students or friends, who have the aspirations for something and work with sincerity and grit towards what they want, they get it even under the most adverse situations.

    I have also only dreamt of becoming a teacher, books and stationery attracts me in a special way, I am a teacher and in a progressive school which gives me freedom to teach in any way I want, to experiment, to learn from my mistakes and many a times the parents and students have made me feel that I have chosen the right path, or maybe the path was chosen for me as I had the inner urge very strongly.

  27. faisalb87 profile image41
    faisalb87posted 11 years ago

    ''If you want to shine like sun first you need to burn like it''

    When I want to start something hard to do then I think about this line and it’s true because this life is not easy everything give us a challenge.

  28. loveofnight profile image75
    loveofnightposted 11 years ago

    I believe that there are too many arguments that go on and can be avoided if only we allowed others to have their point of view. So for me the quote would be  "Let us agree to disagree".

    1. austinhealy profile image73
      austinhealyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful choice,that would definitely make for a better world!

  29. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 11 years ago

    "Have a good time. All the time."  -  Mick Shrimpton, drummer of Spinal Tap

  30. profile image0
    GoldenThreadPressposted 11 years ago

    I actually agree with your "best" quote and have used it quite a number of times. Even so, my favorite quote is "God's timing is absolute and perfect." I have come to believe that despite my understanding, He knows best when it comes to when and how things unfold.


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