Archive for the 'Choice Quotes' Category

“Do not follow where the…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“The person who gets the farthest…” Dale Carnegie

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” Dale Carnegie

“Nobody gets to live life…” Ann Landers

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” Ann Landers

“A life spent making mistakes…” George Bernard Shaw

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but most useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

“As long as you are…” Donald Trump

“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

“A taste for irony has…” Jessamyn West

“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” Jessamyn West

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of…” Anonymous

“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Anonymous

“The main things which seem…” Bertrand Russell

“The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.” Bertrand Russell

“A man with a watch…” Segal’s Law

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” Segal’s Law

“The desire to take medicine…” Sir William Osler

“The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.” Sir William Osler

“Write the bad things that…” Arabic Parable

“Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.” Arabic Parable

“Health is something we do…” Elliott Dacher

“Health is something we do for ourselves, not something that is done to us; a journey rather than a destination; a dynamic, holistic, and purposeful way of living.” Elliott Dacher

“Worry is a thin stream…” Anonymous

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” Anonymous

“It is not only wrong…” Oswald Chambers

“It is not only wrong to worry, it is unbelief; worrying means we do not believe that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything but those details that worry us.” Oswald Chambers

“I am an old man…” Mark Twain

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.” Mark Twain

“God didn’t call us to be…” Mother Teresa

“God didn’t call us to be successful, just faithful.” Mother Teresa

“Always do right…” Mark Twain

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” Mark Twain

“Time is the coin of…” Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg

“Thou should’st eat to live…” Cicero

“Thou should’st eat to live; not live to eat.” Cicero

“If a man will begin…” Francis Bacon

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” Francis Bacon

“The more I want to…” Richard Bach

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” Richard Bach

“If you want to be happy…” Anonymous

“If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do.” Anonymous

“It isn’t that they can’t…” G.K. Chesterton

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” G.K. Chesterton

“I may not have gone…” Douglas Adams

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams

“Open your arms to change…” Dalai Lama

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” Dalai Lama

“There are always flowers…” Henri Matisse

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

“We choose our joys…” Kahlil Gibran

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” Kahlil Gibran

“I’m an idealist…” Carl Sandburg

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” Carl Sandburg

“We don’t see things…” Anais Nin

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

“Given a choice between…” Blore’s Razor

“Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.” Blore’s Razor

“Everything is either an…” Wayne Dyer

“Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne Dyer