Quotes

I started collecting quotes a few years ago.  Here are some of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares, and the slavery of Home, man feels once more happy.” – Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 -1890)

“If you die doing what you love, it is not a tragedy.” – Matt Rutherford

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ― Henry David Thoreau

“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.” – Teddy Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun. – Bilbo Bagins

“Always do what you are afraid to do” – Emerson

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

” I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.” – Groucho Marx

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.” – Emerson

“It’s your money and no one will care for it better than you. But many will try hard to make it theirs. Don’t let it happen!” – Jim Collins

“Have Fun, Do Good, Success Will Come” – Richard Branson

“Simplicity is the master key to financial success. When there are multiple solutions to a problem, choose the simplest one.”
— Investing With Simplicity, John Bogle

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin