A Few of My Favorite Things…

Posted by Frankly Francis on January 26, 2009 under Quotes | 8 Comments to Read

I love words, phrases and quotes.  Thought I’d pass some along that I have collected while revolving around the sun.  I’ve done my best to get the quotes correct and to attribute them properly.  Any quotes from myself are, to the best of my knowledge, mine, but I could have picked them up somewhere too.  Do let me know if you have any corrections that should be made, but more importantly, please throw your favorite phrases and quotes back at me.

I’ve also added a much larger collection as a separate page labeled “Quotes.”

Here we go:

Without music, life would be a mistake – Friedrich Nietzsche

Whatever you are, be a good one – Abraham Lincoln

Do no harm

Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be – Douglas Adams

Make love, not war

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity

The present moment is everything; there is no rewind button when it comes to life – Francis Law

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years’ -Abraham Lincoln

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect – Mark Twain

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind – Theodore Seuss Geisel

The real measure of our wealth is how much we’d be worth if we lost all our money – John Henry Jowett

Leave the world better than you found it, but if you can’t do that, then at least clean up after yourself

Treat others the way you want them to treat you

Too much of anything is bad.  Too much whiskey is just enough – Mark Twain

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

In life, I can resist all things except temptation – Oscar Wilde

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain – Dolly Parton

If you’re going through hell, keep going – Winston Churchill

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut

Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be – Kurt Vonnegut (from Mother Night)

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly – Epictetus

I don’t hate my enemies.  After all, I made ’em – Red Skelton

Do not initiate violence, but be prepared to respond

Choose your battles wisely and never cut-off your enemy’s escape route

What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding? – Elvis Costello

It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory – W. Edwards Deming

It’s not the cards you’re dealt; it’s how you play them – Francis Law

The end is nothing; the road is all – Willa Silbert Cather

Believe me!  The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live it dangerously – Friedrich Nietzsche

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety – Benjamin Franklin

Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others – William Allen White

Love of one’s country is a splendid thing, but why should love stop at the border? – Pablo Casals

To him in whom love dwells, the whole world is but one family – Buddha

Let your actions speak so loudly that no one can hear your words – Marv Levy

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it – Jonathan Winters

Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly – Robert F. Kennedy

When it is time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived – Henry David Thoreau

May you live every day of your life – Jonathan Swift