My Favorite Quotes

I wanted some type of concrete record for my favorite quotes. They keep me grounded.

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” -Benjamin Franklin.

“Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.” -Abraham Lincoln

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” -James Earl Jones

“Love is one of the hardest words to say and one of the easiest to hear.”

“Love is a puzzle posed by the emotions and not likely to be solved by reason.”

“They say love is blind… and marriage is an institution. Well, I’m not ready for an institution for the blind just yet.”  -Mae West

“If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don’t have it, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.” -Ann Landers

“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations, it is seen with white hairs and is always young in heart.” -Honore de Balzac

“The difference between friendship and love is how much you can hurt each other.” -Ashleigh Brilliant

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.” -Publilius Syrus

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved the state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

“Joy brings you tenacity and endurance.” -Todd Hunter

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, but who knows great enthusiasms…so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”  -Theodore Roosevelt

‎”The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements, but rather with the things we do for other people.” -Walt Disney

“He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made.” -Henry B. Wilson

“You can’t save the damsel if she loves the distress.”




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