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Cat Post: Quotes to live by. What’s yours?

What’s your favorite quote?

Mine is from Back to the Future III – spoken by Doc Brown:

It means that your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is, whatever you make it. So make it a good one!

It’s similar to a fortune cookie fortune I have taped to my laptop which reads "Your destiny lies before you, choose wisely"

What’s your favorite quote that you try to live by?


28 Responses

  1. “no fate”
    “there is no fate but what we make for ourselves” – Future John Conner’s message via his father to Sarah Conner.

  2. “To live by another’s opinion of you is to make the absurd assumption that only in someone else’s mind are you real”
    – Thomas Merton

  3. Ohh, many 🙂

    The one you wrote is a good one and so true.

    Here are some of my favorites:

    “He is able who think he is able” – Gautama Buddha

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

    “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

    “Almost always the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “You should not minimize yourself as cause. It is your greatest ability.” – L. Ron Hubbard

    “Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment.” – L. Ron Hubbard

    Here are the rest of my favorites:

  4. “Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.” – Noam Chomsky

  5. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

    My programmer and I just finished up a quote feed service (seriously, like a day ago) if anyone needs any inspiration. It’s pretty vanilla right now, but functional.

    Quote Feeder

  6. Forget all this philosophic stuff. An entrepreneur I know once said some to the effect of “look for opportunities to help people on a massive scale.” If it can help one person great, if it can help 1,000, thats where the money is.

  7. I’m gonna cheat too…some favorites:

    I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

    Adults are obsolete children. –Dr. Seuss

    It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance? –Ronald Reagan

    Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don’t add up. –James Magary

    My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.
    –Penn Jillett

    The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.
    –Robert M. Pirsig

    Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. –Pablo Picasso

    “If you can’t think on your feet, you better keep your mouth closed” – Shelly Levine – jack lemmon – glengara glen ross

  8. The True Gentleman

    The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

    – John Walter Wayland

  9. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
    – Credited to everyone from anonymous to Vidal Sassoon.

    Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
    – Dwight Eisenhower

  10. There are always two kinds of people; People who classify others as belonging in one of two groups, and people like me who believe we are all the same.

  11. The Zig

    You can have anything in the world you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.

  12. A quote I sort of blurted out to my sister just today:
    “Wealth is not acquired by earning more, but by saving more.”

    I really don’t know if someone else said something along those lines before.

  13. I like the old school stuff from Napoleon Hill:

    “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”

    Also, I have no argument with, “Think and grow rich.”

  14. Fate is just the weight of circumstances –


    “Nothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.” – Demosthenes

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