21 Jul 2020 | Quotes |

Just a simple web page with some of  my favorite quotes… Feel free to add your favorites in the comments below

“We have two lives, the second begins, when we realize we only have one.”


“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.”


“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein

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


“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”

Tony Robbins

“When we feel small in this great Universe remember, Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us. I don’t know of any deeper spiritual feeling than what that brings upon me.”

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.”

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

” a lie travels around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”

Mark twain

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.”

Vladimir Lenin

“Life is but a brief island of awareness, in between two great oceans of time , enjoy your short stay on the island, the sands of time will soon ebb and flow and all that will be left behind is the fading footprints of what once was you and your world”

A. Brandao

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”


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.

Steve Jobs

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. 

Oprah Winfrey

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. 

-Benjamin Franklin

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”

Thomas Paine

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

Soren Kierkegaard

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

Marcus Aurelius

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king”


“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

Roger “Verbal” Kint, Usual Suspects

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.”

Stephen McCranie

“Its just money; its made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don’t have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It’s not wrong.    And it’s certainly no different today than its ever been. 1637, 1797, 1819, 37, 57, 84, 1901, 07, 29, 1937, 1974, 1987-Jesus, didn’t that fuck up me up good-92, 97, 2000,2008 and whatever we want to call this. It’s all just the same thing over and over; we can’t help ourselves. And you and I can’t control it, or stop it, or even slow it.  Or even ever-so-slightly alter it.
We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. “

Margin Call Movie , Jeremy Irons

“It isn’t the man who does the work that makes the money. It’s the man who gets other men to do it.”

Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate, 1892

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

Sun Tzu

“Be the Change you want to see in the World.”

Mahatma Gandi

“Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” 

Maya Angelou

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller

Laws ,arbitrary agreements made by people who are not you and applied to people who are not them.

“All war is a man’s failure as a thinking animal”

John Steinbeck

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.”

Greek Proverb

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Albert Einstein

“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas Edison

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Oscar Wilde

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

Babe Ruth

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

Dalai Lama

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

Charles Swindoll

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

Vincent van Gogh

One comment on “Quotes

  1. Reply James Cotter Jan 7,2023 10:29 am

    This is a great list, the only thing I coulc possible add to it is the list of the 18 Unantural laws


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