Bogdan gave me a challenge, to come up with a list of 20 quotes I think people need in their life.
You see, I used to collect a whole bunch of quotes. They were snippets of wisdom I wanted to keep close to my heart. I no longer collect them, instead I collate my own words because I wish to be my own authority. Of course, I’m nobody renowned so I have no authority except the one I give myself (by saying I have any at all).
I have a shit ton of quotes, so I am going to place specific criteria for myself in the curation of the quotes that will comprise this list. No anonymous quotes. So no proverbs or sayings, stuff like that. KILL CLICHES, CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE!
K’s collection of 20 quotes!
To the question of your life, you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution.Joe Cordare
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.Thomas Edison
The best helping hand you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.Fred Dehner
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty if revealed only if there is light from within.Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own and you know what you know, you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.Dr Seuss
Things turn our the best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.Art Linkletter
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.Anthony J. D’Angelo
You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.Charles C. Noble
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.Ralph Marston
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.Edmund Hillary
70% of success in life is showing up.Woody Allen
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.Arnold H. Glasow
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.Thomas Henry Huxley
There are two kinds of light – the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.James Thurber
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.Helen Keller
To believe in god or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.Sophy Burnham
He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.Sir WIlliam Drummond
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.Mahatma Ghandi
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.Thomas Szasz
You know, I also have a bunch of my own quotes. Shit I’ve said, way back when I was a teenager, because I thought I was so funny, angsty and wise. I have them in memorandum. In the same book of (my) life I grabbed these quotes from.