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Quotes to Live By



"Every now and then, somewhere, some place, sometime;
You are going to have to plant your feet, stand firm
and make a point about who you are and what you believe in.
When that time comes, you simply have to do it."
-Lee Riley

"If you always do what you've always done,
Then you'll always have what you've always got."

"Talent does what it can - genius does what it must."

"The best wish a person can make is to NOT have to make any wishes."
-Jeremy Sanchez

"People tell you life is its not. Life is LONG.
Especially if you make the wrong decisions."
-Chris Rock

"I'd rather look back on my death bed and say "I regret it all" than to have to look back and say "I regret not having tried anything"
-Bernard Shaw

"Life is what's happening when you're busy making plans"
-John Lennon

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

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
-Derek Bok

"The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents,
and the second half by our children.
-Clarence Darrow

"At the end of your life you won't regret not scoring one
more point or closing one more deal, you will regret time
not spent with a wife, a husband, a child, or a friend."

"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives
teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling
them to sit down and shut up."
-Phyllis Diller

"Life comes in the form of opportunities, which are easy to recognize
once they have been wasted."

"Do what you can with what you have, when you can, where you are."

"Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway."

"It's not the load that brings you down. It's the way you carry it."

"To stop dreaming is to give up hope. To stop hoping is to give up dreams"

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
-Oscar Wilde

"Life is like riding a bicycle.
You don't fall off unless you stop pedaling."
-Claude Repper

"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees"
-Delores Ibarruri

"People always tell me to slow down...Life is too short for that. When you're 70 years old in your rocking chair, wondering what happened to all the time in your life, I'll be doing the same, except with a smile on my face, and fulfillment glistening in my eyes."
-Anthony Harvey

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors
and furniture polish is made from real lemon juice."
-Alfred E. Neumann

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
-Margaret Thatcher

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
-Beverly Bills

"Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do what you said couldn't be done."
-Sam Ewing

"I hear & I forget, I see & I remember, I do & I understand."

"The future has a way of arriving unannounced."
-George F. Will

Love & Heartbreak

"Unless it's mad, passionate, Extraordinary love, It's a waste of your time.

There are too many mediocre things in life -
Love shouldn't be one of them."

"If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus a day
so I never have to go a day without you."
-Winnie the Pooh

"To the world, you may be just one person.
But to one person, you may be the world."

"Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less.
But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
- Rabbi Julins Gordon

"Death cannot stop true love.
The worst it can do is delay it for a while."

"When you're taught to love everyone,
taught to love your enemy,
what value does that put on love?"
-Marilyn Manson

"A woman of 35 thinks of having children.
A man of 35 thinks of dating children."
-Murphy's Laws of Sex

Success & Happiness

"If you aim at nothing, you will surely hit it."
-Lt. General Robert H. Forman

"Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is getting what you like."
-H. Jackson Brown

"The best revenge is massive success."
- Les Brown

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
-Doug Larson

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must first set yourself on fire."
-Fred Shero

"Graduation doesn't mean the circumstances change, it means you do...
you ascend, to a higher level...Nothing will ever be the same...nothing"
-Mayor Wilkins

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

Feelings & Emotions

"Jealousy is all the fun you think they had"
-Erica Jong, American Author

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head,
but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair."

"Don't cry because it's over - Smile because it happened."

Animals & Nature

"We hope that, when the insects take over the world,
they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics."
- Bill Vaughan

Money & Wealth

"If I lived at my means my life would be crap."
-customer speaking to Dan Conner on "Roseanne"


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