I am very fond of quotes.  There is a lot of wisdom in them.  The really insightful pearls are timeless. Quotes also show how we used to think and how we have evolved through the centuries.  Below are some quotes that caught my eye and I have used them in publications.  Enjoy.

“Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.”

-Robert Kennedy

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

-Vince Lombardi

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”  

-Henry David Thoreau

“The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”  

-Sigmund Freud

“Buy the ticket. Take the ride”   

-Hunter S. Thompson

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”


“Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.”


“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Our world is not divided by race, color, gender, or religion. Our world is divided into wise people and fools.  And fools divide themselves by race, color, gender, or religion.” 

-Nelson Mandela

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

Winston Churchill

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”

– Indira Gandhi

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

 – Benjamin Franklin

“Take care of  all your memories. For you cannot relive them.”

Bob Dylan

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

 – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.”

 – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

– Dr. Seuss

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.”

– Stephen King

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

“There’s always some good in something bad happening to you, and you look for that.”

– Shahid Khan

“Negative attitude is nine times more powerful than positive attitude.”

 – Bikram Choudhury

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