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)

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”-  Voltaire (1694-1778)

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

Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature” – Orson Welles (1915-1985)

The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely” – Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think” – Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” – Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit” – William Durant (1885-1981)

All men are made one for another: either then bear with them or teach them better” – Marcus Aurielius (121AD – 180AD)

The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile.” – Fred Rogers (1928-2003)

Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.” – Marvin Gaye (1938-1984)

I’m not saying I’ll change the world, but I guarantee I’ll spark the brain that will change the world. So keep your head up. Do what you’ve gotta do. And then inside of you, I’ll be reborn.” – Tupac Amaru Shakur (1971-1996)

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

The enemies of a people are those who keep them in ignorance” – Thomas Sankara (1949-1987)

Give Your Brain As Much Attention As You Do Your Hair And You’ll Be A Thousand Times Better Off” – Malcolm X (1925-1965)

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.” – Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)