Quotes Are Awesome

I love running across quotes as I wander through this life.  A lot of times the same quote will mean something different to different people as they read it depending on what their current life situation is.  Below I've posted some of the quotes I've come across over time that I loved for some reason or another.  I would love to know what some of your favorite quotes are, please share them with me!

I will add new ones from time to time as I find them. =)

Added 10/22/11
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt

“The only thing that makes life possible is a permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next” - Ursula K. LeGuin

“Life is like a new hat. You don’t know if it suits you if you keep trying it on in front of your own mirror.” — Shirley McLaine

“I feel that there is an angel inside me whom I am constantly shocking.” – Jean Cocteau

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.” — Martha Washington

"I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou

"People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them." - Epictetus

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock

"Happiness is a direction, not a place." - Sydney J. Harris

"Man who has any sense of his own individuality lives by his own love, by his own work, without caring at all what others think of it." - Osho

"I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line." - Lucille Ball

"We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.” - Calvin & Hobbes

"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again." - Bonnie Prudden

"If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life." - Cher

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are." - Malcolm S. Forbes

"It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy." - Jane Fonda

"A man with no imagination has no wings." - Muhammad Ali

"What lies behind us & what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - R W Emerson

"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being." - Hafiz

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." — Janis Joplin

“Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
- T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

"I kept looking for happiness, and then I realized This is it. It's a moment, and it comes, and it goes, and it'll come back again."
- Nicole Kidman

"Why do we want to try define people as simply good or simply evil? Because no one wants to admit that compassion and cruelty can live side by side in one heart and anyone is capable of anything." - Desperate Housewives

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
- Coco Chanel


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