Like old friends, we love to share our favorite quotes with others when the perfect opportunity arises.
These folks are sharing the quotes that speak to them more than any others, the ones that they can’t keep to themselves.
They share them whenever they get the chance, and today they’re sharing them with you!
1. Learn this one as young as possible.
Comparison is the thief of joy.
The grass is not always greener.
2. And oh so true.
My favorite, “A person is smart, but people are dumb”. Men in Black K to J.
3. That’s deep.
Better to be 20 minutes late in this world than 20 years early in the next (slogan for a UK road safety campaign from about 40 years ago).
4. The first time.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Don’t make excuses for other people’s bad behavior, or think that they’ll eventually change. Just believe that is how they really are, & walk away.
5. Make a choice.
The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.
6. Jokes are always a little bit true.
“Many a true word is spoken in jest.” Whenever someone says “oh I’m just joking” after saying something hurtful to another.
7. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes.
“You can do absolutely everything right and still fail.”
“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose”
-Picard to Data after Data loses in a game of space chess.
8. Those two guys. *chuffs*
“There are approximately 1,010,300 words in the English language, but I could never string enough words together to properly express how much I want to hit you with a chair.”
Alexander Hamilton to Thomas Jefferson
9. It’s definitely descriptive.
I don’t use it often but one time at an airport I heard a British guy on the phone and he said “I don’t need to catch him with his d%ck in a box of Ritz to know he’s f*cking crackers…”
It ranks up there as one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard.
10. Take care.
“We are who we pretend to be, so we need to be careful who we pretend to be.”
“Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.”
11. So much good.
“If you keep walking in the same direction, you risk ending up where you are heading.” -Lao Tzu
“A ship is safest in the harbour, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd
“Knowledge is power, France is bacon” – /u/Lard_Baron
12. Always true.
“All things in moderation, including moderation” – Oscar Wilde
13. The second one is much harder.
“Anyone can find the dirt in someone. Be the one that finds the gold.”
I always think of this quote when someone annoys me.
14. Get out of your own way.
“De mens lijdt het meest van het lijden dat hij vreest” ~ my grandfather
Or in English: “people suffer most from the suffering they fear”
15. Parents everywhere love this one.
“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”
“your scientists are so preoccupied with whether they could they [Jeff golbloom noise] never stopped to wonder whether or not they should’
16. Stay grounded when you can.
“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
17. There’s always one.
“I fear that one day people will start putting my name on quotes i’ve never said just to sound clever” -Albert Einstein
18. Sing it, Mark.
“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.” – Mark Twain
Twain’s got some good ones. My personal favorite….
“Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
19. Know better, do better.
Do the best you know how, until you learn better. Then do better. -Maya Angelou
20. Everyone’s a dog lover.
“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go” – will Rogers
21. Listen up, parents.
“You can always make more money, you can never make more time”.
I heard this when I was young, and it’s taken me all over the the world to travel. I’d work for a year straight, save every penny, then take a year off and backpack across Central America, or spend 6 months in Asia.
22. Did Michael Scott say this?
“You cannot make a baby in 1 month by getting 9 women pregnant.”
23. Someone needs to hear this right now.
“It’s always darkest before the dawn.” Really hoping right now’s the the darkest in my timeline.
24. And they’re exactly right.
“Even a broken clock is right twice a day”
What’s wild about broken clocks? Technically, they’re the ONLY clocks that are right ever. There isn’t a single clock on the planet that’s correct down to the exact nanosecond, but stopped clocks will be.
25. It’s a fine line.
“This isn’t panic. This is productive worrying”
26. You have to pick and choose.
You can do anything but not everything.
27. If you’re looking for a positive spin.
Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you really wanted.
28. He was such an uplifting guy.
If you think the average person is dumb, remember that half are dumber than that – George Carlin
29. Repeat as needed.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.
30. The right choice.
“Comparison is the thief of joy” by T. Roosevelt.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” by M. Angelou.
She also said, “When you know better, you do better.” I think it should be when you learn better.
There have been plenty of times when I knew better, but chose not to do so for whatever reason.
31. Don’t worry about how it looks.
If it looks stupid but it works, it’s not stupid.
But for the love of God, please try and find a better way before we have to deploy to production!
32. Adversity isn’t a bad thing.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor – FDR
33. This could change the world.
“Happiness is amazing. It’s so amazing, that it doesn’t even matter if it’s yours or not.” – After Life (show on Netflix)
My favorite quote. Sometimes helping to create happiness in others can help our own happiness.
34. How often that happens.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke
35. It’s nice if you can get it.
“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
36. It’s a full circle.
Two of my favourites:
“I am what I think you think I am”
“The more clothes I buy, the less often I wear them, the longer they last, the more outdated my wardrobe”
37. Sometimes, anyway.
The path to hell is paved in good intentions.
38. It’s the only way you learn.
“Ever tried and failed? Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” -Sam Elliot
39. This is a new one to me.
“Luck has a way of evaporating when you lean on it”
I don’t remember the character but it’s from the Fable Haven series.
I’m glad to have heard some of these for the first time!
Please, share your favorite quote with us in the comments.