I'm also a quote lover. I even use them for all my AIM away messages. I have so many, but here are a few of my absolute favorites.
"The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do."
"We may not be as good as we want to be, but we'll never be any better then we try to be."
-Honestly cannot remember. It's not mine and if you actually know who said it I would love to know.
"Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I shall endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here."
-Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, The
"All is not gold that glitters."
-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
"Here at last
We shall be free;
the Almighty hath not built
Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
Here we may reign secure, and in my choice
To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven."
-John Milton, Paradise Lost
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him."
-George Bernard Shaw
"If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum."
-Sir Arthur Eddington, "In the Nature of the Physical World", 1928
"Fall seven times, stand up eight."
-Japanese Proverb (my third fav of all.)
"The sweet isn't as sweet without the sour"
-Vanilla Sky (second fav)
"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
-Thomas Paine (my number 1 fav)
I really must stop myself or I could go on all night. Btw a great place to look up new quotes is quoteland.com I do believe I have read every quote on the site.
They say the sweet is never as sweet without the sour. So where's my sweet?