Top 26 Quotes

I adore quotes. They make me want to get up & do something – but usually I just sit there & keep reading more quotes. I’ve amassed SO MANY over time, & I still keep collecting. My best investment ever was an account with BrainyQuote.

So, here are some of my fave ultimate quotes (26, to be exact):

“One travels more usefully when alone, because one reflects more.” – Thomas Jefferson

“You can’t deny laughter. When it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair & stays as long as it wants.” – Stephen King

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls & looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird & not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” – Barbara Johnson

“There is nothing permanent except change.” – Heraclitus

“A man’s home is his castle—until the queen arrives.” – Unknown

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” – Mark Twain

“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out & get them.” – Unknown

“Be careful when reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” – Mark Twain

“Modesty is the color of virtue.” – Diogenes

“Leadership involves finding a parade & getting in front of it.” – Unknown

“We are all a little weird, & life’s a little weird, & when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up & fall in mutual weirdness & call it love.” – Unknown

“A cup of coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted & time well spent.” – Unknown

“I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.” – Winston Churchill

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyee

“Speak only when you are sure your words are better than your silence.” – Unknown

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Opinion is the medium between knowledge & ignorance.” – Plato

“I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.” – Diogenes

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Unknown


& as a specialty offer, I’m including an extra quote, my all-time favorite:

“We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.” – Socrates

~ ninniforlife

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