Collectable Quotes

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes - Winston Churchill.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Ecosystems are not only more complex than you think, they're more complex than you CAN think. - Jack Ward Thomas, 1993.

There are two secrets to success:  1) Don't tell anyone everything you know.

Death is that state in which one exists only in the memory of others, which is why it is not an end.  No goodbyes, just good memories. - Tasha Yarr (Star Trek).

Joy in the universe and keen curiosity about it all...that has been my religion - John Burroughs

I shall not be imprisoned in that grave where you are to bury my body. I shall be diffused in great Nature, in the soil, in the air, in the sunshine, in the hearts of those who love me, in all the living and flowing currents of the world. - John Burroughs

Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it's one of the best - Woody Allen, Love & Death.

Every war has two losers - William Stafford

This is the best season of your life - unknown author

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot. – Charlie Chaplin

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. -  John Lennon

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." - The dying words attributed to Isapo-Muxika (Crowfoot), the Blackfoot Indian Chief (1830 to 1890).

I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. – Charlie Chaplin.

A dream without a plan is a fantasy.

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer – Camus


If we are not chasing miracles, what's the point? - from the movie Saint Ralph


If you are reaching all your goals, they are not set high enough.


When someone tells you "it's not about the money", it's about the money.


Living well is the best revenge - George Herbert,  English clergyman & metaphysical poet (1593 - 1633)


The best presents connect with people's aspirations.  They fill holes in people's self esteem.  They stir up feelings of pride and self-confidence that go way beyond the price tag involved.  - George Anders.


Every action, no matter how small, can lead to change.

Only smart people read the manual.

If you are waiting to speak, you are not listening.

I discovered that I don't need power, wealth, or fame. I need friends. - Bruce Utah Phillips

We have more than enough oil and coal to incinerate the planet - Vice President Al Gore

Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. - Wavy Gravy

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. -  Frank Lloyd Wright US architect (1869 - 1959)

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

Is there not a certain satisfaction in the fact that natural limits are set to the life of an individual, 
so that at its conclusion it may appear... as a work of art? - Albert Einstein

Zero is where the real fun begins. There is too much counting everywhere else. -Hafiz

There is a reason men don't live as long as don't take care of themselves.

Treat your body as your most valuable material possession.

People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate.  But happiness is the result of personal effort.  You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world for it.  You have to participate retentlessly. - Elizabeth Gilbert.

People can learn a lot from dogs. When someone you love walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy. - from the movie Denali.


Thomas Jefferson

Every human being must be viewed according to what it is good for. For none of us, no not one, is perfect. And were we to love none who had imperfections, this world would be a desert for our love.

Perfect happiness I believe, was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world. The most fortunate of us frequently meet with calamities which may greatly afflict us. And to fortify our minds against the attacks of these misfortunes should be one of the principal studies and endeavors of our lives.

I believe in the dreams of the future more than the history of the past.