Friday, October 29, 2010

50 Nifty Life Quotes (2)

I have been collecting quotes for a while and consider the following particularly life affirming. I hope you enjoy this second selection of fifty too. The first Nifty Fifty are here.

-The person who turns inner violence around is the one who teaches what true peace is. ~Byron Katie

-I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -Bill Cosby

-I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

-If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. ~J.K. Rowling

-The more choices you have, the more your values matter. ~ Michael Schraze

-In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ~ Deepak Chopra

-He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

-The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

-Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~Confucius
Selected at quoteflections.

-Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr

-Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

-If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. ~Maya Angelou

-It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~Mark Twain

-It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin

-A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a person. Kites rise against, not with the wind. ~ John Neal

-It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~J. K. Rowling

-Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Confucius

-Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese proverb

-What is a rebel? A man who says no. ~Albert Camus
Selected at quoteflections.

-The strongest of all warriors are these two- Time and Patience. ~ Leo Tolstoy

-Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin. ~ Robert Collier

-The finest eloquence is that which gets things done. ~David George

-Our aspirations are our possibilities. ~ Robert Browning

-Plan for the future because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life. ~ Mark Twain

-The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling. ~Orison Marden

-Make your vocation into vacation and you will not have to work a single day. ~Nicholas Lore

-He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

-Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. ~ Helen Keller

-The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. ~ Chinese proverb
Selected at quoteflections.

-If a passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. ~ Benjamin Franklin

-It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself. ~ Betty Friedan

-Seek first to understand, then to be understood. ~ Stephen Covey

-The future depends on many things, but mostly in you. ~ Frank Tyger

-A great flame follows a little spark. ~Dante Alighieri

-Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress. ~ Alfred Montapert

-Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ~James Conant

-Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul. ~Mark Twain

-In every living thing there is the desire for love. ~ D.H. Lawrence

-For each ecstatic instant/We must an anguish pay/In keen and quivering ratio/ to the ecstasy ~Emily Dickinson
Selected at quoteflections.

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

-A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

-It's always too early to quit. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

-To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. ~ George Kneller.

-Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them. ~ S. Covey

-If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. ~ Henry Miller

-Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. ~ Albert Einstein

-“Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is. ~ George Lucas

-If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it. ~Earl Wilson

-Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. - Bishop Desmond Tutu
Selected at quoteflections.

Which quote(s) do you find particularly nifty?