A simple quote that changed you life.
September 27, 2011 1:09am CST
I love collecting different quotations. My favorites among them are the ones that contributed by Martin Luther, Confucius, the Bible and Aristotle. My favorite quotes and the ones that inspired me more than anything else: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act but a habit." "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." "Be still and know that I am God." "Do not live long enough to be worthless." "There's no point of living if you can't feel alive." - from the movie, The World is Not Enough What quotes or sayings or words of wisdom that inspired you to be who you are today?
27 Sep 11
"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die discover that I had not lived." H.D.Thoreau "At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time." Nietzsche "The hand that rocks the cradle, wrecks the world" Urban Dekay "Jaw, jaw, jaw, is better than war, war, war" Churchill "Better to light a match than curse the darkness" Chinese anon All the best, urban
• United States
27 Sep 11
My personal favorite right now is, "If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't f**k them." - John Waters. Of course, "The sun will come out tomorrow / Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow / There'll be sun / Come what may" is always a great one, too. :]
27 Sep 11
I also use to collect quotes when I was in high school. I don't know where I pout my notebook though. It may be lost in our house or I may have left it in school which means I lost it forever. I use to really like the quote, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." A lot of people including me just complain and complain without doing anything or actually being a part of the problem. I just read the quote, " The key to happiness and having goals that are achievable." It is from a book from Nicholas Sparks.
28 Sep 11
I used to collect quotes too when I was in high school. I even included text messages and jokes to it. xD goals that are achievable.. I guess so.. there's no use dreaming about impossible things to happen, although people use to say nothing's impossible..
27 Sep 11
My Grandfather who lived until 1953 had a favorite saying that has stuck with me all my life. He used to say, in moments of indecision, "And out run Grandma with the dishrag hanging to her nose! Another of his true-isms was, "It was enough to turn a dog from the gut-wagon!
27 Sep 11
The gifts of quotes from our great thinkers have something to lend to all of us. I surround myself in quotes and apply so many of these quotes to my perspectives. In short, there are too many influential quotes to list singly. In my life, these great ideas have motivated me, enlightened me and lead me to build my own philisophical self. The quotes that inspire me don't always have a spiritual standpoint but have a practical influence nonetheless. Some quotes that move me are some much needed humour while other times, I need a spiritual quote to get me through. I have a large collection of quote books that I refer to often, even if I have memorized the quote. No matter where one draws their quotes from, there is inspiration to be had.
• United Arab Emirates
5 Oct 11
I also have a collection of quotes. I love tweeting a quote everyday. Here are some of my favorites When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone.
30 Sep 11
In the my country it is customary for teenage girl to gather different quotations in a notebook that they call "oracol". They write in each other's "oracol" and try to find the best things to put in their friends notebook. When it comes to favorites, I absolutely love this one : "By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing" - from Emil Cioran.