Inspiring/Funny Quotes Compiled by Amanda

"I may not agree with a word you have to say, but I will defend to death your right to say it." - Voltaire

"Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."

"It is not the amount of years in your life but the amount of life in your years that matters."

"To create one's own world takes courage."

"Good fences make good neighbors."

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you believe atrosities." - Voltaire

"It is better to be guillotined than to guillotine." - Danton

"There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking." - Sir Joshua Reynolds

"The only time you have to succeed is the last time you try."

"You can never find yourself until you find the truth."

"Courage is grace under pressure..."

"Thinking through is useless without following through."

"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper."

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

"We are all in this ourselves."

"There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action."

"When your dreams turn to dust...vacuum."

"The hands can't hurt what the eyes can't see. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Rumble, young man, rumble." - Muhammad Ali

"There is a difference between racing to live and living to race."

"First the traders and the missionaries; then the ambassadors; then the cannon. it's better to go straight to the cannon."

"We ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us."

"Give me your children and I can change the world." - Ho Chi Minn

"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do." - John Holt

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship." - Helen Keller

"You will find as you look back on your life, that the moments when you have truly lived, are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." - Henry Drummond

"The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do." - Nan Fairbother

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same." - Elbert Hubbard

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." - Buddha

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." - Amy Carmichael

"If you can't return a favor, pass it on." - Louise Brown

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pine

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." - Victor Hugo

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Hannah Moore

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." - William James

"Of all the words of tongue or pen, the saddest are might have been." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther, Jr.

"Your heart is not living until it has experienced pain...the pain of love breaks open the heart, even if it is as hard as a rock." - Hazret Inayat Khan

"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears." - John Vance Cheney

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress." - Fredrick Douglas

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatama Gandhi

"In three words I can sum up what I've learned about goes on." - Robert Frost

"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselves." - Andy Warbol

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller

"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live." - Joan Borysenko

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." - Helen Keller

"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses." - Ziggy

"Who in the world am I? Ah, that is the great puzzle." - Lewis Carroll

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become." - Harold Taylor

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." - Richard L. Evans

"Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those cards you hold well." - Josh Billings

"Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself." - John MacNaughton

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." - Robert Byrne

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George

"If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now." - Marie Osmond

"If only we could love deeply enough and sustain love long enough, we could become the source of our own miracles." - Jennifer Leigh Youngs

"You will do foolish things in the name of love, so you might as well do them with enthusiasm!" - Colette

"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide

"The unspoken thoughts of even the most private heart can be seen." - Isumi

"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out; but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light inside." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach

"The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us" - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin

"We often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." - Alexander Graham Bell

"In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." - Douglas MacArthur

"Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." - Denis Waitley

"If...we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." - George MacDonald

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." - Kahlil Gibran

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem." - David Curradine

"Ideals are like the stars...following them, you reach your destiny." - Carl Schurz

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"We can wait for circumstances to make up their minds, or we can decide to act, and in acting, live." - Omar Bradley

"The human spirit is never finished when it is is finished when it surrenders." - Ben Stein

"We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made free and equal. each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against." - Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)