Quotes

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
― Henry Ford

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
― Plato

Those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.
― Folk Wisdom

Be as you wish to seem.
― Socrates

Negative people make positive people sick.
— Roger Ailes

Well done is better than well said.
— Benjamin Franklin

In the long run we are all dead.
— John Maynard Keynes

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
— Albert Einstein

You’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
— English proverb

The bad artists imitate, the great artists steal.
Pablo Picasso Banksy

The unexamined life is not worth living.
― Socrates

To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.
— Howard Moskowitz

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
― Socrates

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
— Wayne Gretzky

We become what we think about.
— Earl Nightingale

Men will not always die quietly.
— John Maynard Keynes

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
— Abraham Lincoln

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
— Woody Allen

The best revenge is massive success.
— Frank Sinatra

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.
— John Maynard Keynes

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
— Abraham Lincoln

To know is to know that you know nothing.
― Socrates

The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind.
— John Maynard Keynes

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
— Benjamin Franklin

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
— Napoleon Hill

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.
— John Maynard Keynes, The Economist (13 February 1982), p. 11

If you always do what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always gotten.
— Jessie Potter

Life is about making an impact, not making an income.
— Kevin Kruse

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
— Winston Churchill

Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
— Abraham Lincoln

Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
— John Maynard Keynes

I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.
― Socrates

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
— Abraham Lincoln

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
— Anais Nin

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
— Abraham Lincoln

But the dreams of designing diplomats do not always prosper, and we must trust the future.
— John Maynard Keynes

The danger lies in only considering the risk of proceeding without considering the risk of not.
– Lynn Derrick

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
― Plato

The old saying holds. Owe your banker £1000 and you are at his mercy; owe him £1 million and the position is reversed.
— John Maynard Keynes, Collected Writings volume 24, p. 258

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
— Benjamin Franklin

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
— Benjamin Franklin

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
― Socrates

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
― Socrates

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
― Plato

Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
― Socrates

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
― Alfred Lord Tennyson

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
“Serenity Prayer”, Reinhold Niebuhr

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
― Plato

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.
― Socrates

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
― Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
― Plato

But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us, that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again.
— John Maynard Keynes

Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
― Plato

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in Hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no Hell. No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. Those who knock it is opened.
— CS Lewis

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
— Albert Einstein

We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours.
John of Salisbury, Metalogicon Of John Salisbury