Favorite Quotes

I’m a dork. I like lists and I forget things really easily 🙂 So this is a way for me to keep a log of some great quotes I’ve come across 🙂  Let me know if you have any good ones to add 🙂


‎”The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

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

If you don’t get lost, there’s a chance you may never be found.  ~Author Unknown

All men should strive
to learn before they die
what they are running from, and to, and why.
~James Thurber

Never mind searching for who you are.  Search for the person you aspire to be.  ~Robert Brault

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.  ~George Moore

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.  ~Michel de Montaigne

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.  ~Henry David Thoreau, 1854

If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse.  You may be dead.  ~Gelett Burgess

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.  ~Muhammad Ali

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.  ~Matthew Arnold, “Self-Dependence,” Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems, 1852

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.  ~Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1825

No one remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.  ~Thomas Mann

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life.  The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.  ~Mark Twain

He who knows others is learned;
He who knows himself is wise.
~Lao-tzu, Tao te Ching

We are the products of editing, rather than authorship.  ~George Wald, “The Origin of Optical Activity,” Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1975

There are… things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.  ~Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Notes from the Underground,” 1864

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.  ~Nelson Mandela

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.  ~Jean de La Fontaine

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.  ~Buddha

No one falls in love by choice, it is by chance. No one stays in love by chance, it is by work. And no one falls out of love by chance- it is by choice. – Author Unknown

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