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05-21-2009, 11:43 AM
I know there are lots of exisiting threads on this topic, but I thought I'd start one in this section. Not a lot of threads in here yet, so for now it will be easier to find when you're looking for some inspiration or motivation!

For reference here are a few the past threads....

"Favorite Quotes"

"Great quotes by great ladies"

05-21-2009, 11:51 AM
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can
-- and I mean to keep doing so until the end."
- Abraham Lincoln

05-24-2009, 01:34 PM
Madam, I may be drunk,but you are ugly; and I will be sober in the morning.
Winston Churchill.

05-26-2009, 05:51 AM
A (wo)man can fail many times, but (s)he isn't a failure
until (s)he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

05-27-2009, 11:06 AM
The three best ways to activate whole-brain thinking are:
goal-setting, joyful work and revitalizing play.
- Steve Chandler, "100 Ways to Motivate Yourself"

Eric Stoner
05-27-2009, 12:14 PM
"If everyone in the room is thinking alike, it means that nobody is thinking." George S. Patton

05-28-2009, 05:28 AM
"A gossip is one who talks to you about others;
a bore is one who talks to you about himself;
a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks
to you about yourself."
- Lisa Kirk

05-29-2009, 07:34 AM
"I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can
win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People
know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a
sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me."
- Dave Barry

05-30-2009, 11:24 AM
"The biggest test of a relationship is to hold hands but disagree."
- Erica Jong

06-01-2009, 07:44 AM
"After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box."
- Italian Proverb

06-02-2009, 06:44 AM
"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible."
- George Burns

06-03-2009, 12:50 PM
"Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes,
it obstructs your vision."
- Hsi-Tang

06-04-2009, 06:13 AM
"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your
line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you
will succeed."
- Sydney Smith

06-06-2009, 05:43 AM
"When you teach your [child], you teach your [child's child]."
- The Talmud

06-08-2009, 07:52 AM
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty
to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study
mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history,
naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture,
in order to give their children a right to study painting,
poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and
- John Adams (1735-1826)

06-08-2009, 10:28 AM
"Never demand as a right what you can ask as a favor."
-Sun Tzu

06-09-2009, 06:30 AM
"There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."
- French Proverb

06-09-2009, 07:33 PM
"For every minute you are angry,
you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

06-09-2009, 08:28 PM
"do unto others as they do unto you"

06-10-2009, 05:07 AM
"Research has determined that people who are immediately
liked by everyone share certain characteristics that can
be emulated: they tend to smile more and greet people more
warmly. They use people's names at least two or three
times in the first couple of minutes. For the first
couple of minutes they usually carry the conversation,
but after that they become listeners -- and interested
listeners. They send out the messages: "I like you, I
respect you, I'm interested in you, I'm glad I met you
and whatever you say has great interest to me."
- John T. Molloy

06-10-2009, 06:07 AM
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant,
and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."
~ Kahlil Gibran

"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you -
not because they are nice, but because you are."
~ Author Unknown

06-11-2009, 06:58 AM
"There is nothing so stupid as the educated man
if you get him off the thing he was educated in."
- Will Rogers

06-12-2009, 12:34 AM
"Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy."
-George Carlin

06-12-2009, 12:36 AM
"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
-Laurence J. Peter

06-12-2009, 07:25 AM
"It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning."
- Claude Bernard (1813-1878 )

06-13-2009, 06:17 PM
"Do you want me to tell you something really subversive?
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why
people are so cynical about it. It really is worth
fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you
risk even more."
- Erica Jong

06-14-2009, 04:10 PM
"We know that people we love are both good and bad,
but we expect strangers to be one or the other."
- Russell Banks

06-15-2009, 07:46 AM
"How pleasant life would be if people with money used it
the way people who don't have it would use it if they had it."
- unknown

06-15-2009, 09:30 AM
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia."
-Charles Shulz

06-16-2009, 07:29 AM
"Someone's sitting in the shade today
because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
- Warren Buffett

06-17-2009, 05:57 AM
"The only people with whom you should try to get even
are those who have helped you."
- May Maloo

06-18-2009, 06:16 AM
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've
gotten lost."
- H. Jackson Browne

06-18-2009, 06:21 AM
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius

06-19-2009, 04:59 AM
For one to be irreplacable, one must always be different- Coco Chanel

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all- unknown

06-19-2009, 05:44 AM
"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."
- Will Smith

06-19-2009, 07:07 AM
"The minute you start talking about what you're going
to do if you lose, you have lost."
- George Shultz

06-22-2009, 04:48 AM
"Genuine laughter is true eloquence and more effective than speech."
- Mahatma Gandhi

06-22-2009, 05:39 AM
"A friend is a person who is willing to take me the way I am,
but who is willing and able to leave me better than he found me."
- Marvin J. Ashton

06-23-2009, 06:52 AM
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key
to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be
- Albert Schweitzer (01/14/1875-1965)

06-23-2009, 09:02 AM
"Do I seek to understand, instead of only wanting to be understood?"
- Mahatma Gandhi

06-23-2009, 09:06 AM
"There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people
seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens,
you only have to be patient and wait for them
to self-destruct. It never fails."
- Kahlil Gibran

06-24-2009, 05:33 AM
"The best way to love is to love like you have never been hurt."
- unknown

06-24-2009, 03:09 PM
Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can't give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don't have to work because the other half's going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody's going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation." Dr. Adrian Rogers

06-24-2009, 05:11 PM
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
~Abraham Lincoln

06-25-2009, 06:11 AM
"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special
person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."
- Rita Rudner

06-25-2009, 06:46 AM
"You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy."
- Erica Jong

"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman."
- Maryon Pearson


06-25-2009, 06:52 AM
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the
smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to
turn a life around."
- Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998 )

06-25-2009, 10:40 AM
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi

06-25-2009, 11:13 AM
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adams

06-25-2009, 11:47 AM
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

When choosing between two evils, I always pick the one I've never tried before.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better. (overused, but awesome)
~ May West

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Everytime I leave a man I keep his house. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

Haha, Obviously, I like lighthearted, quotes from strong, funny women. Life is too serious without dwelling on it. ;D