Favorite Quotes

I must face in full force the impossibility of matter without source and life without reason.
~ My own thoughts

For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

There's one sad truth in life I've found
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
~ Dinah Craik, 1859

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
~ African Proverb

Freedom is no good without responsibility.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important.
~ Carl Reiner

If it weren't for the United States Military, there'd be no United States of America!
~ Steven Ellison, MD

Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

No road is long with good company.
~ Turkish Proverb

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
~ Erich Fromm

The one who loves the least, controls the relationship.
~ Robert Anthony

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
~ Maurice Maeterlinck

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow"
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

The harder I work the luckier I get.
~ Samuel Goldwyn

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut.
~ Albert Einstein

The more challenging the climb, the more rewarding the view
~ Caribou Coffee

"I am so made" ~ Not from Blaise Pascal, but from myself, in wondering why I do the things I don't want to do, and why I don't do the things I want to do (Romans 7).

We are all just one or two decisions away from being homeless or criminal.
~ Unknown

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
~ Stephen Kaggwa

"If, on a hill you must run,
run up the hill, not down, son"
~ My father, after watching me as a youngster wipe out quite dramatically as I was running down a hill and couldn't slow down until losing control. I'm sure it was quite funny to see.

All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.
~ Albert Camus

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~ Aristotle

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