Quotes I Enjoy

The brave person confronts fear and moves toward it. It then gets smaller.

Vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer. ~The Lion

I am increasingly convinced that the left must go back to basics, and relearn hard lessons long forgotten. -Shoq

It’s not what you have been through in my life that defines who you are, it’s how you got through it that has made you the person you are today.

However long the night, the dawn will break – African Proverb

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. –Aristotle

“You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are who you are.” -John Lennon

Idleness is the mother of all vices –Russian Proverb

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. -Chinese Proverb

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it. –Unknown

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

We all make mistakes… but the biggest mistake you can make is not learning from your mistakes.

A friend is like a condom. They’ll stick close to you and protect you as best they can but once you fill them with cum, you need a new one. –Matthew Rush

It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. ~ Mark Twain

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow- Chinese proverb

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. ~ William James

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

I love you. And I probably haven’t even met you. But we’re equals. And that’s so cool. –Ben Patrick Johnson

“Enthusiasm finds the opportunities, and energy makes the most of them.” – Henry Hoskins

“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.” – Marcus Aurelius

When people do or say things that hurt us, we must remind ourselves and each other that #loveislouder.

“I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me… Help will always be given to those who ask for it.” -Dumbledore

“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” –Dumbledore

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” –Dumbledore

“You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” -Dumbledore

“It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” –Dumbledore

“It is important to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated.” –Dumbledore

“There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” –Dumbledore

“We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on.” –Dumbledore

“That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children’s tales, of love, loyalty, and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. Nothing. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.”

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love. By returning, you may ensure that fewer souls are maimed, fewer families are torn apart. If that seems to you a worthy goal, then we say good-bye for the present.”

“Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.” –Lao Tsu

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

“I don’t believe in using the word ‘boycott’ unless there is a serious and organized effort behind it.” –Shoq

“The rainy days a man saves for usually arrive during his vacation.” –Unknown

“Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.” –Unknown

“It’s not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.” –Niccolo Machiavelli

“There are no foreign lands. It is only the traveler who is foreign.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.” –Mason Cooley

“When the student is ready, the master appears.” –Buddhist Proverb

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hilaire Belloc

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –Henry Miller

“Life is like sex. If you want a happy ending, don’t rush.” –Unknown

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” Nelson Mandela

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” –Aristotle

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me. -Chinese Proverbs

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” – Harriet Braiker

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverbs

All dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. –Unknown

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. -William James

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

True friends are similar to blood. They always show up whenever we’re hurt.

Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them. ~ Benjamin Franklin

“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins

Sometimes there is no next time, no second chance, no time out. Sometimes it is now or never.

No matter how badly your heart is broken, the world does not stop for your grief.

A lot of my best ideas come to me in the shower. Many are lost while getting my socks on. –Matt Mikalatos

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. -Helen Keller

“There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.” – David Burn

I can’t hold my liquor. So I put it in my stomach. -Joe Hollywood

“Act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done by hesitation.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting. -Walt Disney

With true friends, even water drunk together is sweet enough. -Chinese Proverb

If you’re looking for sympathy, it’s in the dictionary between shit and syphilis. That’s life.

LIVE like it’s your last day on earth, LOVE like you’ve never been hurt, DANCE like nobody’s watching, WORK like you don’t need the money

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, educate people. -Chinese Proverbs

“The future is ours to win” -Barack Obama

To have no errors would be life without meaning. No struggle, no joy.

Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

I hear & I forget, I see & I remember. I do & I understand. -Chinese Proverbs

Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. –Unknown

To succeed in life, you need 3 things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. -Reba McEntire

I put my heart in a condom so its always protected. (via Condom Slogans)

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. -German proverb

How many evildoers do you have to kill before you become one yourself?

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer

“Conservatism is less a set of ideas than it is a pathological distemper, a militant anger over the fact that the universe is not closed and life is not static.” ~ Bill Moyers

“Conservatives vote their fears. Liberals vote their dreams.” ~ Unknown

“Conservatism tries to protect a past for the few at the expense of a future for the many.” –Shoq

“Your enemies will always know that you matter long before you do.” Shoq’s Dad

“All this technology has really filled our lives with all this technology.” –Shoq

When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have. -Stephen Hawking

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~ George Carlin

It isn’t just about your culture, it isn’t just about where you’ve come from, it’s who you are.

Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton

“If you chase two rabbits, both will escape” -Chinese Proverb

Just because I don’t have some stupid word to call you doesn’t mean you’re not important to me.

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. Friedrich Nietzsche

“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.”

Rules for being happy in life: Never read your significant other’s chat or text history, and never look to see who unfollowed you.

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain!!!

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.-Chinese Proverbs

A life of significance does not happen by chance. It is a daily investment.

Dance like the picture’s not being tagged. Love like you’ve never been unfriended. Tweet like no one’s following.

Some mornings you just have to tell yourself you’re going to be fine over and over again until you are.

“It takes a smart boyfriend to have the last word and not use it.”

The drowning man is not troubled by rain. -Persian Proverb

To the people who say, “If you spend all this time online, you don’t have a life”, I reply: “I do tons of stuff, I just use the web to document.” – Blake Auler Murphy

Don’t let one mistake make you forget about all the times they did show you they cared.

Distance means nothing to love, it will survive as long as the feelings are still there.

At the end of every journey is the start of a new adventure. Life is an endless river.

I do not harm anybody I simply follow my way, even though the mass does not like those who follow a different path. Be yourself at any cost!

You have to be transparent; people want real, not just the good or not just the bad. Don’t be afraid to be yourself.

“I hate nature. I really do. Nature is composed of sticks, dirt, fall-down places, biting and stinging things, and savageries too numerous to list…Man has been building cities since the year oughty-ought, just to get away from this stuff.” -Kinsey Millhone, F is for Fugitive

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