Quotes to Remember

As I have expanded my reading material, I have come across many great quotes that stay with me each day.   I am sure that all of you have your favorite quotes which help you make it through each day and through life.  I decided to add this page as a place where I can keep track of those quotes and share them with you.  Some of them might be known to you and others you might be discovering for the first time.  Regardless, these words, spoken by some of the most memorable individuals in history, are sure to stay with all of us for an eternity.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not by which to live.”- Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”  – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.” – Robert “Bob” Marley (1945-1981)

Love other human beings as you would love yourself.” – Ho Chih Minh (1890-1969)

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” – Horace Mann (1796-1859)

The best way out is always through“-Robert Frost (1874-1963)

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery” – Miles Dewey Davis, III (1926-1991)

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it” – Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it” – Lena Horne (1917-2010)

All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919)

Experience is the name we give to our mistakes” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.” – Max Eastman (1883-1969)

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn’t.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with a purpose” – Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

“No one really knows why they’re alive until they know what they’d die for” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

I have promises to keep and many miles to go before I sleep” – Robert Frost (1874-1963)

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits“- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried” – Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980)

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 (1928-2014)

Hope will never be silent” – Harvey Milk (1930-1978)

Humankind cannot bear very much reality” – T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Everybody’s at war with different things. I’m at war with my own heart sometimes” -Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971-1996)

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;  if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe  is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as  well as any manner of thy friends or of thine  own were; any man’s death diminishes me,  because I am involved in mankind.  And therefore never send to know for whom  the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” – John Donne (1572-1631)

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito in the room” – Dalai Lama

Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.” – Sophocles

““You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” ― Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Conversation isn’t about proving a point; true conversation is about going on a journey with the people you are speaking with.” – Ricky Maye

There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.” – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

To create the universal, you must pay very close attention to the specific” – Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)

Christmas expresses the deepest hopes for a world of peace where love rather than mistrust will flourish between neighbors.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)

Study the past if you would define the future”  ― Confucius (551 B.C. – 479 B.C.)

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” — Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X (1925-1965)

The only time you’re really considered a failure is if you fall and don’t get up. But if you get up you’re never considered a failure ” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live” – Steve McQueen

Freedom means not only the opportunity to know but the will to know. That will can make for understanding and tolerance, and to ultimately friendship and peace.” – Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves” – Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Friendship never forgets. That is the wonderful thing about it.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

The punch that knocks a man out is the punch that he doesn’t see.” – Cus D’Amato (1908-1985)

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.” – James Baldwin (1924-1987)

There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.” – Rod Serling (1924-1975)

I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply. In almost everything I’ve written there is a thread of this: man’s seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.” – Rod Serling (1924-1975)

Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” – Tom Stoppard

The world is a stage but the play is badly cast” – Oscar Wile (1854-1900)

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” – Tim Burton

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle (384-322 BC)

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers”. – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)