Great Quote Summary #2

by Stephen Mills on March 19, 2009

“Those who say it can’t be done are being passed by those doing it.” — Unknown

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” –Robert Francis Kennedy

“The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.” –Stella, Lady Reading

The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything; the young know everything.” –Oscar Wilde

“If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it?”   –Neale Donald Walsch

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” –John Maxwell

“There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.'”  –Carrie Fisher

Ideas are a dime a dozen. Action on ideas is worth a fortune.”  –Unknown

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today.   –Chinese Proverb

“There are many paths to the top of the mountain, But the view is always the same. –Chinese Proverb

“Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank. –Ben Irwin

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” –Erica Jong

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.”  –George Bernard Shaw

About the only worthwhile thing you can learn from a bore is how truly golden silence can be. -O. A. Battista

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Giovanna Garcia March 20, 2009 at 12:38 am

A great collection of wonderful quotes. My favorite is “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.” –George Bernard Shaw
Thank you,
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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LifeMadeGreat | Juliet March 20, 2009 at 5:30 am

Hi

I’d love to hear what your process was behind finding these quotes. Are they some of your “loves of all time”, or recent finds that have inspired you?

Juliet

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Stephen - Rat Race Trap March 20, 2009 at 6:40 am

@Juliet, These are recent discoveries that inspire me. I look for quotes and grab 1 or 2 a day that inspire me. However, now that I have found them, they are added to my ever growing list and could someday make the “loves of all time” list. Thanks for stopping by.

@Giovanna, That is one of my favorites as well. I actually find a number of things that the old crank said very inspiring. Here is a similar one that may make the next list:

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw

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Glen Allsopp March 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Great list of quotes Stephen, this one is definitel my favourite:

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” –Erica Jong

People are always looking for someone to blame or some excuse as to why their life isn’t how they want it to be. Things will turn around as soon as you become responsible for your own reality 🙂

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