Archive for December 2013

Quotes

Below is a list of my favorite quotes. Why? Just because…quotes make us happy!!! Have you ever stopped and thought about why? For one reason, there is some sort of “power” in being able to say so much in so little. We love the idea of being able to pack such a powerful punch in such a little package. Another reason is the inherent “wit” that comes with a quote. Everyone knows that the best quotes are ones that are short, sweet, lesson-teaching, and have some sort of pun or “spin” so to speak. Well, without further ado, here is my list of favorite quotes! Read, enjoy, and feel free to email me to share some of your favorite quotes as well!

“To know the road ahead, ask those who are returning” – Chinese Proverb

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you mind wind up some place else!” – Yogi Berra 

“Things turn out best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out” – John Wooden

“The best time to plant a tree was yesterday. The next best time is today!” - Anonymous

“The man who rows the boat hasn’t time to rock it” – Chinese Proverb

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” – Yogi Berra 

“Cool as the other side of the pillow.” – Stuart Scott

“Call him the bus driver, because he just took them to school!” – Stuart Scott

” Call him butter ’cause he’s on a roll!” – Stuart Scott

“Never mistake activity for achievement” – John Wooden (Legendary UCLA basketball coach)

“I was always too stupid to know I could fail – that’s part of the reason I’ve succeeded thus far in life” – me=) 

“I’ve haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas Edison

“I’m too busy watering my own grass to notice if my neighbor’s is greener” – Anonymous on Facebook

“Aim high and you won’t shoot your foot off” – Phyllis Diller 

“A closed door is every bit as important as an open one” - me=)

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours” – Yogi Berra 

“…but every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle” – Thomas Jefferson

“Little league baseball is a good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets” – Yogi Berra 

“History may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme” – Mark Twain

“Forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much” - Oscar Wilde 

“The dictionary is the only place where success precedes work” – Quincy Jones

“The future ain’t what it used to be” – Yogi Berra 

“Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes…it’s the best way to learn I always say” – Mrs. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus

“It ain’t over till it’s over” – Yogi Berra 

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Ben Franklin

“If momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy!” – A Wise Man

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid” – Ben Franklin 

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes” - Jim Carrey 

“Normal people never change the world” – Me=)

“Do I not destroy me enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln 

“Action is the ONLY reality. All else are just dreams or plans.” - Me=)

“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

“The best method for elimination is prevention; the best method for prevention is preparation” – Me=) 

“Don’t get too comfortable from recent success; likewise, don’t be too cautious due to past failures” – Mike Tomlin (Steelers Head Coach)

“Man may be head of the house, but woman is the neck that turns the head!” – A Wise Man

“Display my enemies now, and save us all precious time and unnecessary peril.” - Me=) 

“I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!” – Voltaire

“Support bacteria. They’re the only culture some people have.”  - Anonymous

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky 

“Explanation alone is neither a reason nor justification for doing something” – Me=)

“For every failure, God plants a seed of success” – Church Sign 

“God is a verb not a noun” – Buckminster Fuller

“Perfectionism is but a fancy euphemism for procrastination” - Me=) 

“Don’t give up, even Moses was once a basket case” - Church Sign

“It is in the carrying-out of plans that we find God – Me=) 

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get” – Ray Kroc (Founder of McDonald’s)

“Chance (luck) favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur

“Goodness” is not a static measure, it occasionally moves” – Me=) 

“Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights do make a left” – Gallagher

“We are but a conglomeration of our habits” – Me=) 

“Faith is perhaps the most powerful force in the world – it can heal the sick, raise the dead, and make a crazy person seem smart.” – Me=)

“Life’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon” – colloquial saying

“They may have won the battle, but they haven’t won the war” – Common Proverb

“You have two choices in life: you can work hard now and play later, or you can play now and work hard for the rest of your life.” – wise man at my first job

“…we shall pursue perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly – knowing all the while we can never attain it.  However, in the pursuit, we can catch excellence” – Vince Lombardi

“If you have built castles in the sky…that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them!” – Henry David Thoreau

“I know God won’t give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much” - Mother Teresa (paraphrased) 

“I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only love” – Mother Teresa

“If all Christians acted like the Christ in whom they profess, all of India would convert” – Ghandi (paraphrased) 

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians” – Ghandi (paraphrased) 

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does” – William James

“God is always the one driving the car. But, that doesn’t excuse me from having to put gas in it!” - me=) 

“In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths” – attributed to King Solomon

“Memories are made  everyday, but relationships are what determine their value.” – Me=)

“God is in the details” - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 

“Labels are never just ‘labels,’ but they are the names of spirits that we take on, and whose identities we assume if we are not careful.” – Me=)

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor” – Truman Capote 

“The greatest discovery…is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude” – William James

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you’re right” – Henry Ford 

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

“It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark” – Howard Ruff

“I did it because no one ever told me I couldn’t. And, if they did…I chose not to listen” – me=)

“Gnothi Sauton (Know Thyself)” – The Oracle of Delphi 

“True character is shown when you’re stuck in the rain without an umbrella” – me=)

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” – Semisonic’s song “Closing Time” 

“Beware men of thought, for they are often prone to inaction” – Philosophical Proverb

” Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” – Alfred Tennyson 

“We ride and never worry ’bout the fall; I guess that’s just the cowboy in us all” Tim McGraw’s song “Cowboy in Me”

“Thoughts are often involuntary or present themselves without warning; however, acting upon a thought is the one thing that we can control, and yet we pretend as if we are helpless in the matter.” – Me=)

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” – Paul from the Bible 

“I can do all things through Christ whom strengthens me” – Paul from the Bible 

“Neither life nor success is a straight line; instead, both are sinuous peaks and valleys of trials mixed with tangential moments of glory and asymptotical divinity. Yet, one thing is certain – the peaks and valleys are cyclical, so neither tarry nor seek comfort in either one for too long.” – Me=)

“Forbidden fruit makes many jams.” – Church Sign

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” – Jesus