Favorite Quotes

A collection of my favorite quotes…..Part of my DayZero project of gathering my top 100 quotes.

Color Scheme:       The Favorites of the Favorites              Most Recent

“Live each day as if you have stolen it from Death.” ~~Loose quote from The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein {My favorite book of all time.}

“What does not destroy us, makes us stronger.”  ~~Interpretation of quote by Friedrich Nietzsche “Well behaved women seldom make history.”~~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 

“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.”~~Ayn Rand

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.”~~George Washington

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.”~~Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”~~Cicero

“Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.”~~Daniel Keyes

“The road to success is always under construction.”~~Lily Tomlin

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”~~Mark Twain

“All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.”~~Voltaire

“If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.”~~Robin Williams

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”~~Eckhart Tolle

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.”~~Henry Ward Beecher

“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.”~~Tryon Edwards

“America’s veterans embody the ideals upon which America was founded more than 229 years ago.”~~Steve Buyer

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”~~Cynthia Ozick

“He who laughs, lasts.”~~Mary Pettibone Poole

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”~~Albert Einstein

“Let your plans be dark and as impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”~~Sun Tzu (“Art of War”)

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”~~Victor Hugo

“Communicate unto the other person that which you would want him to communicate unto you if your positions were reversed.”~~Aaron Goldman

“Who Dares, Wins. Who Sweats, Wins. Who Plans, Wins.”~~British Special Air Service (SAS)

“. . .nothing’s so sacred as honor and nothing’s so loyal as love.”~~Wyatt Earp

“We don’t drift in good directions. We discipline and prioritize ourselves there.”~~Andy Stanley“He who does not feel his friends to be the world to him, does not deserve that the world should hear of him.”~~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe“Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life.”~~Napoleon Hill.

“We love the things we love for what they are.”~~Robert Frost

“If you want to be a lion, then you have to train with lions.”~~Carlson Gracie

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”~~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.”~~Frank Crane

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”~~John Quincy Adams    

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt  

“In the best of relationships you have two people who cannot think of anything that was not part of the deal.”~~Robert Brault

“A tradition without intelligence is not worth having”~~T.S. Eliott

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.'”~~Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth

“Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”~~Robert Louis Stevenson

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”~~Buddha

“…it’s not enough to fight for a better world; we also have to live lives worth fighting for.”~~Eric Greitens, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL    

“All great and precious things are lonely.”  ~~John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”~~John Augustus Shedd

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”~~Maya Angelou

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”~~Steve Jobs

“To give vent now and then to his feelings, whether of pleasure or discontent, is a great ease to a man’s heart.” ~~Francesco Guicciardini

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.”~~Anaïs Nin

“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.”~~Jane Wagner

“Envy is ignorance, Imitation is Suicide.”  ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”~~Gautama Buddha

“We are all born originals – why is it so many of us die copies?”~~Edward Young

“If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.”~~John Galsworthy

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”~~Mahatma Gandhi

“I heard today that a bunch of my fellow racers will be kicking off the race this weekend with the Lord’s Prayer.  In honor of this wonderful idea: The Lord’s Prayer (traditional) Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.”

“The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.” ~~Thucydides {This is the quote that explains my WarriorScholar handle.}

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~~ Attributed to both Benjamin Franklin and George S. Patton

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” ~~Art Linkletter

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”~~Lao Tzu

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”~~Jane Howard

“I don’t want just words. If that’s all you have for me, you’d better go” ~~F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. ” ~~English Proverb

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” ~~Mario Fernandez

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”  ~~Albert Einstein

“If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes It great.” ~~A League of Their Own (Spoken by Tom Hanks)

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~~Bruce Lee

“Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves.” ~~Euripides

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” ~~Orson Welles

“The only really practical man is one who is grounded in theory.”  ~~Frederick Augustus Mahan

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty five years ago.  The second best time is now.”  ~~Unknown Source

“Despite what they may say, very few people actually want a direct answer.” ~~Lt Col Nowlan

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” ~~G.K. Chesterton

“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”  ~~Seth Godin

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  ~~William Shakespeare,  All’s Well That Ends Well

“War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.”~~Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West    

“Fatigue makes cowards of us all.”  ~~Vince Lombardi

“A friend will help you move.  A true friend will help you move bodies.”  ~~An adage I swear my Mother introduced me too.

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