Favorite quotes?

  1. What are your favorite quotes? I've got a friend who sends out a "quote of the day", so I figured I'd start sharing them here. I also get one from another newsletter thingie I've subscribed to.

    Here are a few that I've gotten in the past:

    "I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean." -- G. K. Chesterton

    "Knowledge is the raw material of production and value in this age. It used to be that the main difference between people in our society was between those who have more and those who have less. Today, however, the difference is between those who know more and those who know less." -- Brian Tracy

    "Our actions and attitudes will affect many generations. Our efforts and successes today will have a monumental impact on our children and our children's children and their children. A good thing to keep in mind as we go about our lives." -- unknown

    "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or
    timid." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

    "The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. ' -- Francis Maitland Balfour

    What are some of your favorites?
  2. 41 Comments

  3. by   colleen10
    "You did what you knew, and when you knew better you did better."

    Maya Angelou
  4. by   Mkue
    "Nursing, A career not measured in years but moments"

    "The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love,
    and something to hope for."
    --Allan K. Chalmers
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    "Lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
  6. by   Wolfpax
    My new credo-
    "To be or not to be I don't care, the question is are you alive out there, It don't take brains, just heart and soul, I think therefore I Rock and Roll" - Richard Starkey

    and always - "Laugh and the world laughs with you, but laugh too much and they have you committed"
  7. by   ChainedChaosRN
    "Perhaps in time I shall learn to live more deeply and consistently in that undistracted center of being where the will does not intrude, and the sense of time passing is lost, or has no power over the imagination."

    _____________________________________________ --_Katherine Anne Porter

    Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
    ATTRIBUTION: Margaret Halsey (b. 1910), U.S. author. "June 15," pt. 1, With Malice toward Some (1938).

    "It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the
    press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of
    speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the
    freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves
    beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the
    protester to burn the flag." ~Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC

    Sometimes the need to mess with their heads outweighs the millstone of humiliation.
    --Fox Mulder

    Actually I have too many to even list....there is nothing more powerful than the word.
  8. by   Mkue
    "All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy."
    -Ernest Dimnet, What We Live By

    "History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside."
    -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

    "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."--- Mother Teresa
  9. by   tabbeycatt
    [font=3] this one is my favorite.

    [font=4]"don't criticize what you don't understand... you never walked in that man's shoes. "

    quote by: elvis presley
  10. by   perfectbluebuildings
    Wow, I have a whole list, including the ones in my signature... but I will give you just a few...

    "He didn't realize that love as powerrful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visble sign... to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin."
    -Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    "I sure hope the road don't come to own me; there's so many dreams I've yet to find!" -Carole King

    "I will lift my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help? My help is from the LORD, who made Heaven and Earth."- Psalm 121

    "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; don't walk behind me, I may not lead; just walk beside me, and be my friend"- a poster in a friend's dorm room

    "Carpe diem- seize the day!"

    And for you Spanish speakers out there, this is what my high school Spanish teacher would say when someone sneezed:
    "Salud, dinero, y amor- y tiempo para disfrutarlos!"
  11. by   Rapheal
    I have done something wicked-yet my heart feels as pure as a lamb.

    (sigh....I am evil)
  12. by   nessa1982
    If life hands you lemons...stuff em' in your bra

    I can't think of any really good ones so I thought of that one
  13. by   warrior woman
    "women make a big deal out of nothing,,,,,,,then they marry him." --cher.
  14. by   Mkue
    "In two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet."

    -- Erma Louise Bombeck (b. 1927), American author, humorist