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Some of my favorite quotes...

This collection of quotes reflects the principles that influence how I live my life.

  • "Integrity is your destiny—it is the light that guides your way." ~Plato
  • "The life which is unexamined is not worth living." ~Socrates
  • "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." ~Benjamin Franklin
  • "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." ~Samuel Johnson
  • "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.
  • "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." ~Jesse Jackson
  • "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness." ~ Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
  • "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." ~John F. Kennedy
  • "We must become the change we seek." ~Mahatma Gandhi
  • "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance" ~Oscar Wilde
  • "If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." ~George S. Patton
  • "Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • "Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open." ~Sir James Dewar
  • "Well done is better than well said." ~Benjamin Franklin
  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." ~Sir Winston Churchill
  • "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~Edmund Burke
  • "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." ~John F. Kennedy
  • "An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind." ~Mahatma Gandhi
  • "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin
  • "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." ~Abraham Lincoln
  • "Patience is the companion of wisdom." ~Saint Augustine
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." ~Albert Einstein
  • "We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
  • "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." ~Bill Vaughn
  • "The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value." ~Theodore Roosevelt
  • “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” ~Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
  • "I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." ~Dr. Seuss, The Lorax.
  • "To protect your rivers, protect your mountains" ~Emperor Yu of China
  • "I will argue that every scrap of biological diversity is priceless, to be learned and cherished, and never to be surrendered without a struggle." ~Edward O. Wilson
  • "Without firing a shot, we may kill one-fifth of all species on this planet in the next 20 years." ~Russell Train (1988)
  • "When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves." ~David Orr
  • "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." ~John Muir
  • "The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it." ~Chinese Proverb
  • "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." ~Ansel Adams
  • "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~William Butler Yeats
  • "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~Confucius
  • "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it" ~Henry David Thoreau
  • "The truth is more important than the facts." ~Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." ~T. S. Eliot
  • "Believing that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their Legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State." ~Thomas Jefferson
  • "I want to know God's thoughts... the rest are details." ~Albert Einstein