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Favorite Quotes

A list of some of my favorite quotes follows:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

“A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.”

– Dante Alighieri

“Leaders lead. That does not mean to say that they don’t follow. But what they follow is different from what most people follow. They don’t conform for the sake of conforming. They don’t do what others do merely because others are doing it. They follow an inner voice, a call. They have a vision, not of what is, but of what might be. They think outside the box. They march to a different tune.”

            – Lord Jonathan Sacks

“You can’t start a fire without a spark.”

            – Bruce Springsteen

“Leadership at its highest level transforms those who exercise it and those who are influenced by it. The great leaders make people better, kinder, nobler than they would otherwise be.

– Lord Jonathan Sacks

“Leadership is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”

– The Talmud

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

– Albert Einstein

“Answers make us wise. Questions make us human.”

– On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

“There is no heavier burden than great potential.”

– Charlie Brown

“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”

– Henry Ford

“In becoming a champion, you learn a lot more from your losses than from your wins.”

– Chuck McKinley

“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.”

– Albert Einstein

“The true nature of anything is the highest it can become.”

– Aristotle

“But what can a man ‘create’ if he doesn’t happen to be a poet?… If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself?”

– C.G. Jung

“The future stands in need of you in order to be born.”

– Martin Buber

“Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli

“What’s the use of running when you may not be on the right road?”

– German proverb

“Dance, when you’re broken open.
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you’re perfectly free.”

– The Essential Rumi

“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.”

 – Frank Lloyd Wright

“If you want to be a leader, you have to be a real human being. You must recognize the true meaning of life before you can become a great leader. You must understand yourself first.”

– Master Nan

“Freedom and destiny are solemnly promised to one another and linked together in meaning.”

– Martin Buber

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.”

– Buddha

“Once you have flown, you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, there you long to return.

– Leonardo Da Vinci

“And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”

– Nietzsche

“From the space between compassion and courage emerges freedom.”

– Marti Foster

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, while in the expert’s mind there are few.”

– Suzuki

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

– Albert Einstein

“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 Galilei

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”

– Emile Zola

“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.”

– Yoda

“I worry much more today about unquestioned answers than about unanswered questions.”

– Unknown

“Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.”

– George Burns

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”

– Jimi Hendrix

“A clever man commits no minor blunders.”

– Goethe

“Never mistake motion for action.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

– Yogi Berra

“Well done is better than well said.”

– Benjamin Franklin

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

“Every end is a beginning…And every beginning is an end.”

– T. S. Elliot

“And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

– T.S. Elliot

“The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own.”

– Charles Colton

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

– Walt Disney

“Life doesn’t require that we be the best—-only that we try our best.”

– Jackson Brown Jr.

“Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you’ve got.”

– Janice Joplin

“When you stop comparing what is right here and now with what you wish were, you begin to enjoy what is.”

– Cheri Huber

“I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it’s only a choice of attitude.”

– Judith Knowlton

“I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a person who had no feet.”

– Author Unknown

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

– Yogi Berra

“Any jackass can kick down the barn but it takes a carpenter to build one.”

– Sam Rayburn

“The only thing that exists is the present. It has no beginning and no end.The future is…Now!”

– Anonymous

“Sometimes there is no next time, no second chance – sometimes it’s now or never.”

– Unknown

“A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

– General Patton

“My dad used to tell me, ‘Check the price, son.’ Check the price, kids, check the price because there is a price to be paid for whatever you do in life, whether it is good or it is bad. Before you do something, ask yourself is it worth the price you have to pay?”

– Larry Holmes, Heavyweight Champion

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”

– Robert Spencer

“If you do what you’ve always done, You’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

– Anon

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

– Anonymous

“There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is, an idea whose time has come.”

– Victor Hugo

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

– John D. Rockefeller

“Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say ‘why not?’”

– R.F. Kennedy

“Man cannot discover new oceans until he has courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– Anon

“When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn’t want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.”

– George Bernard Shaw

“Self concept is destiny”

– Nathaniel Branden

“Tell me, I may listen. Teach me, I may remember. Involve me, I will do it.”

– Chinese proverb

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Schuller

“The key to growing up is to have one’s eyes opened without having one’s heart hardened.”

– Olivier Guisan

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

– Frankin Delano Roosevelt

“Prepare now for death so as to intensify and fulfill your life.”

– Stephen Levine

“Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do.”

– Buddha

“Life is what is happening while you are busy making other plans.”

– John Lennon

“An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes.”

– Anonymous

“Remember that all reality was once a figment of someone’s imagination.”

– Rachel Copelan

“A happy life begins with tranquility of mind.”

– Cicero

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.”

– Anonymous

“I have seen so far because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.”

– Isaac Newton

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

– Kahlil Gibran

“Keep me from the wisdom that does not weep, and the philosophy that does not laugh, and the pride that does not bow its head before a child.”

– Kahlil Gibran

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”

– Oscar Wilde

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

– Robert Browning

“Lose your mind and come to your senses.”

– Fritz Perls