On this page I'm just going to list some of my favorite quotes as they come into my mind and life.  I've read and heard many, but they seem to slip away quickly.  So here I'll be able to keep a compilation.  If you have some good ones, send them to me, if you know the author of any unknown quotes, let me know that so I can assign proper credit.

"Your life is an occasion.  Rise to it."--Mr. Magorium

"You have to believe it to see it"--Unknown

"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering"-- Ben Okri

"If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find."-- John Churton Collins

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” --Walt Disney

"You're not the age you are, you're all the ages you've ever been."--Unknown

"Perfect is the enemy of good."--Unknown

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do"--Eleanor Roosevelt

"A leader must identify himself with the group, must back up the group, even at the risk of displeasing superiors. He must believe that the group wants from him a sense of approval. If this feeling prevails, production, discipline, morale will be high, and in return, you can demand the cooperation to promote the goals of the company."--Vince Lombardi

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.--Bessie Stanley

"They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son." --Jor-El

"Ah, most precious one. Without you I would collapse. I would draw the shades and live in the dark. I would never leave my slarpad. My fluids would coagulate, my cone would shrivel, and I would die, miserable and lonely. The stench would be great." --Beldar

"Promises mean everything when you're little and the world's so big." --Everclear

"No better friend, no worse enemy." --Unknown

"Time provides opportunities for forgiveness" --John Clayton

"Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men." --John Kennedy

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." --Albert Einstein

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." --Napolean Hill

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."--Benjamin Disraeli

"He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose." -- Unknown

"Fight on, my men," Sir Andrew said.
"A little I'm hurt but not yet slain.
I'll just lie down and bleed awhile,
And then I'll rise and fight again"  -- Unknown

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! -- Rudyard Kipling

Please don't confront me with my failures.  I have not forgotten them. --  Nico

You don't want me to shine, but I'm gonna shine anyway, because I love me some me!  --  Terrell Owens

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. --  Hebrews 11:1

Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger. -- Unknown

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. --  Oliver Wendell Holmes

There’s an old saying in Tennessee---I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee---that says, fool me once, shame on---shame on you. Fool me---you can’t get fooled again. --  George W. Bush

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. --  Martin Luther King Jr.

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. --  Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes, what we care about most gets ALL used up and goes away...never to return. So...while we have it...it's best we LOVE it... and care for it...and fix it when it's broken... and heal it when it's sick. --  Unknown

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. --  Marianne Williamson

When it's too tough for them, it's just right for us. --  Marv Levy

If you have the reputation of a man who gets up at six, you can sleep until noon. --  Marv Levy

Where else would you rather be than right here right now?  --  Marv Levy

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Not dead yet. --  Pan Chun

The purpose of life is to maximize your emotional income. --  Unknown

Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodges, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. Where thou deist, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. --  Ruth 1:16-17