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Quotations/Proverbs

A few favorite quotes/proverbs/sayings from famous and not so famous people.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.....Mark Twain


A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.....Karl Kraus


Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.....Thomas Jefferson


They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.....Sallust


You have to dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening, and love like youíve never been hurt.....Unknown


Iíve learned that no matter how good a friend is, they are going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.....Unknown


Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.....John Wooden


Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.....St. Francis De Sales


If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.....Rabbi Harold Kushner


If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.....Unknown


Some day my ship will come in, but with my luck, I'll be at the airport.....Unknown


Do what you can with what you've got wherever you are.....Theodore Roosevelt


A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.....Albert Einstein


Tomorrow is a priviledge so live today like tomorrow isn't going to come....Unknown


In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.....Benjamin Franklin


I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.....Confucius


Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.....Will Rogers


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.....Walter Bagehot


Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.....Charlotte Whitton


If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.....Albert Einstein


Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.....Oscar Wilde


There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgement.....Malcolm Heir


Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.....H. G. Wells


People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.....Soren Aabye Kierkegaard


In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.....Martin Luther King Jr.


Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.....Dr. David M. Burns


To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.....Farmers' Almanac, 1978


Never criticize a man until you've walked a a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.....Unknown


These are my opinions. If you don't like them, go get your own.....Unknown