Friday, 9 August 2013

Fishing Quotes, wait, that's fishing quota

This is a list of a mixture of my favourite quotes and quotes from a list that I found on StumbleUpon. I think they're really cool and well thought out (not cheesy), but at the same time, I think most people can identify the message, moral or moment they represent, and identify with it. There is little more to say, so, enjoy, I guess!

  • Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. —Benjamin Franklin
  • Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions. Their lives a mimicry. Their passions a quotation. — Oscar Wilde
  • Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. —Arthur C. Clark
  •  Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. — Albert Einstein
  • Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been. — John Greenleaf Whittier
  • I fear not the man who has practised 10,000 kicks, but I do fear the man who has practised one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee
  • And when you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Don’t let schooling interfere with your education-Mark Twain
  • A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. — John F. Kennedy
  • It is no measure of health to be well—adjusted to a profoundly sick society. — Jiddu Krisnamurti
  • Every man dies, but not every man truly lives. — William Wallace
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. — Plato
  • Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. ― Oscar Wilde
  • Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend? — Abraham Lincoln
  • To love is to recognize yourself in another. – Eckhart Tolle
  • Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason they cannot be destroyed by logic. — Tryon Edwards
  •  If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. —Antoine de Saint—Exupery
  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. — Benjamin Franklin
  • Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. — Indian Proverb
  • And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. –Kahlil Gibran
  • Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. – William Saroyan
  • When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ― John Lennon
  • Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
    —  Emily Bronte
  • As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. — Ernest Hemingway
  • In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity. ― Hunter S. Thompson
  • Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
  • Dalai Llama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, said: “ Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
  • I will love you if I never see you again, and I will love you if I see you every Tuesday. - Lemony Snicket
  • People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou.
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