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This is my personal Quote Archive... some of these were found in online searches, others were found in publications, but I only kept the ones that I thought were the most crucial to me...

Love thine enemies because they are the instruments of your destiny
Joseph Campbell

Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
Charles de Gaulle

At any one moment we are where we’re supposed to be.
Capt. Jeff Johnson

I found that the chief difficulty for most people was to realize that they had really heard ‘new things’: that is, things that they had never heard before. They kept translating what they heard into their habitual language. They had ceased to hope and believe there might be anything new.

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
Mahatma Gandhi

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter Drucker

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Strictly Ballroom

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.
Niels Bohr

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
E. F. Schumacher

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato (427 AD - 347 AD)

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "As You Like It", Act 5 scene 1

"Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain."
Kahlil Gibran, "The Voice of the Poet"

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance"

To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
Marilyn Monroe

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Maria Montessori

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. - Montaigne

I told that boy from Amherst this morning not to get the conquer-the-world-next-year-or-quit idea into his head.
Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

Candy, is dandy, but Liquor is quicker
Ogden Nash

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on thee and I'll forgive thy great big joke on me.
Robert Frost

The best thing you can do is get good at being you.
Dennis the Menace

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing
George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.
Ernest Hemingway

To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on nine different floors.
Ernest Hemingway

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow
to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy.

The most important thing I've learned over the years is to always be on the lookout for beautiful things. Sounds simple, I know. But I'm convinced that this is the most important skill we as humans can ever learn or develop.
Ron Atchison

The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you.
Confucian proverb

You see I thought love got easier over the years so it didn't hurt so bad when it hurt, or feel so good when it felt good. I thought it smoothed out and old people hardly noticed it. I thought it curled up and died, I guess. Now I saw it rear up like a whip and lash.
Louise Erdich, Love Machine, 1984

Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Ralph Hodgson

It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us.
Walter Benjamin

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

Four principles of Kokikai Aikido
1. Keep One Point to develop calmness
2. Relax progressively
3. Find Correct Posture in everything
4. Develop your Positive Mind
By Shuji Maruyama Sensei

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
Dale Carnegie

I want a shortcut - and I don't care whose property it cuts through.
Christopher Reeve, "DeathTrap"

"Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children."
Kahlil Gibran

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Rabbinical Saying

Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773)

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams, 1780

Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus (540 BC - 480 BC), On the Universe

Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.
Carl Jung


The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

The superior man...does not set his mind either for anything, or against anything; what is right he will follow.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who loves them.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

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