Quotable Quotes

Decisions are made by those who show up. – White House-themed drama, The West Wing


Better late than never, but never late is better. – Drake


Orville Wright did not have a pilot’s license. – Gor­don MacKenzie, Orbit­ing The Giant Hair­ball


God answers all prayers in 3 ways: “Yes” because you deserve it, “No” because you deserve better and “Not yet” because the best is yet to come.


Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now. – W.H.Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition


“It’s impossible.” said pride. “It’s risky.” said experience. “It’s pointless.” said reason. “Give it a try.” whispered the heart.


I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. – Anna Quindlen


Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln


The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it. – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist


Overnight success takes a long time.


Luck is opportunity meets preparation. – Paul Graham, Y Combinator


Never miss an opportunity to keep your mouth shut.


Achieving 60% of the impossible is better than 100% of the ordinary. – Don Dodge, Google


The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach- Benjamin Mays


Creativity is the residue of wasted time. – Albert Einstein


Manzil mil hi jayegi, bhatak kar hi sahi. Gumrah to wo hain jo ghar se nikale hi nahi. (translation: You will find your destination eventually even after wandering. Those are lost who haven’t ever ventured out of their house.)


Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.
– African Proverb


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
– Theodore Roosevelt, 1910


Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. – Zig Ziglar


I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. ― A.A. Milne


Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ― A.A. Milne


But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations. – Gwynn Thomas


The arc of the moral universe is long, and it bends toward justice. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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One Response to “Quotable Quotes”

  1. Cathy D'Abreu January 15, 2014 at 4:57 am #

    Isn’t the third quote W. H Murray quoting Goethe?

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