Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

What's every ones favorite quote?

Just bored and wondering what every ones favorite quotes are. Not fussed on genre or anything. Just pure curiosity.

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  • Jo W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    These are all my favorites -


    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

    “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France

    “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” - Pamela Vaull Starr

    “You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'” - George Bernard Shaw

    “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” - Thomas Alva Edison

    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - Albert Einstein

    “He is able who thinks he is able.” - Buddha

    “Recognition is the greatest motivator.” - Gerard C. Eakedale

    “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” - Albert Einstein

    “People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar

    “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” - Confucius

    “One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

    “Drink to me” - Pablo Picasso


    “Though lovers be lost love shall not.” - Dylan Thomas

    “He's also there for people who have lost loved ones.” - Don McClure

    “Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.” - Emily Dickinson

    “To be with a man who hasn't tried every line, who hasn't broken up with a woman every which way you can break up with them, is kind of nice.” - Uma Thurman

    “It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him” - Marguerite Duras


    “Came but for friendship, and took away love.” - Thomas Moore

    “Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it.” - Swedish Proverb

    “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” - A. A. Milne

    “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” - Judy Garland

    “True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it” - Alexandre Dumas Père

    “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” - Arthur Rubinstein

    “Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.” - Charles Caleb Colton

    “Woman reaches love through friendship; man reaches friendship through love” - Mohammed Hijazi

    “I love you,

    Not only for what you are,

    But for what I am

    When I am with you.

    I love you,

    Not only for what

    You have made of yourself,

    But for what

    You are making of me.

    I love you

    For the part of me

    That you bring out;

    I love you

    For putting your hand

    Into my heaped-up heart

    And passing over

    All the foolish, weak things

    That you can’t help

    Dimly seeing there,

    And for drawing out

    Into the light

    All the beautiful belongings

    That no one else had looked

    Quite far enough to find.

    I love you because you

    Are helping me to make

    Of the lumber of my life

    Not a tavern

    But a temple;

    Out of the works

    Of my every day

    Not a reproach

    But a song.

    I love you

    Because you have done

    More than any creed

    Could have done

    To make me good

    And more than any fate

    Could have done

    To make me happy.

    You have done it

    Without a touch,

    Without a word,

    Without a sign.

    You have done it

    By being yourself.

    Perhaps that is what

    Being a friend means,

    After all.” - Roy Croft

    “I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.” - Pietro Aretino

    “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” - Roy Croft

    “You're my sweetheart to the max. I love you like Crispy Critters.” - Wesley Willis

    “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” - William Arthur Ward

    “You taught me to love fearlessly and to open up my heart. I've never known anyone like you. I love you to no end.” - Phil Martin

    “Some people never say the words 'I love you'. It's not their style to be so bold. Some people never say those words: 'I love you' But, like a child, they're longing to be told.” - Paul Simon


    “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” - Robert Flatt

    “Once they move, they're gone. Once you move, life starts over again.” - Jim Hinkle

    “When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of a

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  • 1 decade ago

    "You teach me how cruel you've been- cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort. You deserve this. You have killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry; and wring out my kisses and tears; they'll blight you- they'll damn you. You loved me- then what right had you t leave me? What right- answer me- for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have no broken your heart- you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong. Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you- Oh, God! would you like to lie with your soul in the grave?"

    — Emily Brontë

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  • bryson
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    "an stunning guy could discover a thank you to sidestep conflict" -Admiral Yamato of the jap Imperial military top till now they bombed Pearl Harbor :(. I watched the action picture Pearl Harbor those days and enjoyed it and appeared up the rates from it and it appears that evidently that one somewhat exists. -Billy

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  • P.J.
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Desiderata

    Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

    and remember what peace there may be in silence.

    As far as possible without surrender

    be on good terms with all persons.

    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

    and listen to others,

    even the dull and the ignorant;

    they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons,

    they are vexations to the spirit.

    If you compare yourself with others,

    you may become vain and bitter;

    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;

    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

    Exercise caution in your business affairs;

    for the world is full of trickery.

    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

    many persons strive for high ideals;

    and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself.

    Especially, do not feign affection.

    Neither be cynical about love;

    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment

    it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years,

    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

    Beyond a wholesome discipline,

    be gentle with yourself.

    You are a child of the universe,

    no less than the trees and the stars;

    you have a right to be here.

    And whether or not it is clear to you,

    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

    Therefore be at peace with God,

    whatever you conceive Him to be,

    and whatever your labors and aspirations,

    in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

    it is still a beautiful world.

    Be cheerful.

    Strive to be happy.

    Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

    I also love Kahlil Gibran. Here are a few of his quotes.

    We choose our joys and sorrows

    long before we experience them.

    A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain?

    Kahlil Gibran

    A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

    Kahlil Gibran

    All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.

    Kahlil Gibran

    All that spirits desire, spirits attain.

    Kahlil Gibran

    An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.

    Kahlil Gibran

    And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

    Kahlil Gibran

    And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

    Kahlil Gibran

    But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.

    Kahlil Gibran

    For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

    Kahlil Gibran

    Say not, 'I have found the truth,'

    but rather, 'I have found a truth.'

    You pray in your distress and in your need;

    would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy

    and in your days of abundance.

    I have learned silence from the talkative,

    tolerance from the intolerant

    and kindness from the unkind.

    I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.

    The appearance of things change according to the emotions,

    and thus we see magic and beauty in them,

    while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.

    You give but little when you give of your possessions.

    It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

    Love knows not its own depth

    until the hour of separation.

    Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet

    and the winds long to play with your hair.

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  • 1 decade ago

    But I will never stop helping and loving people the way Jesus said to - Michael Jackson

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you didn't love her!

    you just didn't want to be alone.

    or maybe, maybe she was just good

    for your ego. or, or maybe she made you

    feel better about your miserable life, but you didn't love her.

    because you don't destroy the person that you love.

    - grey's anatomy

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you love something, set ti free. If it comes back, it is yours. If not, hunt it down and kill it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When you set something free and it doesn't return to you it was never yours to begin with.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "You can't teach anybody anything, only make them realize the answers are already inside them."

    -- Galileo

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  • 1 decade ago

    If angry count 10 and punch! LOL

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The race is not over yet... I have not won!!!

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