A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge.
– Anon.

Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.’
– Anon.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
– Anon.

Hold on. Let me overthink this.
– Anon.

Ever notice how many towns are named after their water tower?
– Anon.

All dogs are therapy dogs. Most are just freelancing.
– Anon.

Ring the doorbell, and let me sing you the song of my people.
– The Dog

I have red hair because God knew I needed a warning label.
– Anon.

You are the artist of your own life. Don’t hand the paintbrush to anyone else.
– Anon.

In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning…
Your smile lights up the room.
Your mind is insanely cool.
You are way more than enough.
And you are doing an amazing job at life.
– Anon.

A meal without wine is called breakfast.
– Anon.

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
– Anon.

Cats are like Baptists. They raise hell but you can’t catch them at it.
– Anon.

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterward.
– Anon.

Four things you can’t recover: the stone after the throw, the word after it’s said, the occasion after it’s missed, the time after it’s gone.
– Anon.

I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow is not looking good either.
– Anon.

I can’t promise that I be here for the rest of your life, but I can promise that I’ll love you for the rest of mine.
– Anon.

If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes. Only then would you realize how special you are.
– Anon.

In this house, we do second chances, we do grace, we do fun, we do I’m sorry, we do forgiveness, we do hugs, we do family, we do LOVE.
– Anon.

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
– Anon.

Let’s eat grandma.
Let’s eat, grandma.
Commas save lives.
– Anon.

Live your life in the moment.
– Anon.

May those that love us, love us. And those that don’t love us, may God turn their hearts. And if God doesn’t turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles, so that we will know them by their limping.
– Anon.

The best things in life are the people we love …
the places we’ve been …
and the memories we’ve made along the way.
– Anon.

We’ll be friends until we are old and senile … then we’ll be new friends.
– Anon.

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during hard times that the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.
– Anon.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
– Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
– Basho

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
– Ambrose Bierce

Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.
– Ambrose Bierce

Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
– Ambrose Bierce

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
– William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
– William Blake

Every day people are straying away from church and going back to God.
– Lenny Bruce

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
– Edmund Burke

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
– Samuel Butler

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
– Joseph Campbell

An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.
– Albert Camus

Good people do not let others suffer needlessly.
– Orson Scott Card

The wise are not wise because they make no mistakes. They are wise because they correct their mistakes as soon as they recognize them.
– Orson Scott Card

Everybody dies. What matters is what you do between now and when it happens to you.
– Orson Scott Card

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
– Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
– Arthur C. Clarke

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
– Georges Clemenceau

Agnostics are just atheists without balls.
– Stephen Colbert

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
– The Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
– The Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
– The Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
– The Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
– The Dalai Lama

Nature is the art of God.
– Dante

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
– James Dean

A man who is not a Liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a Conservative at sixty has no head.
– Benjamin Disraeli

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
– Will Durant

He who isn’t busy being born, is busy dying.
– Easy Rider

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
– Albert Einstein

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
– Albert Einstein

1. Out of clutter; find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
– Albert Einstein

And thou shalt have dominion over all the beasts…except, of course, for cats.
— Felines: 12-15

I always keep a supply of stimulant on hand in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.
– W. C. Fields

A woman drove me to drink, and I never even had the courtesy to thank her.
– W. C. Fields

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
— Jean de La Fontaine

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
– Benjamin Franklin

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.
― Neil Gaiman

Be the change you want to see in the world.
– Gandhi

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
– Gandhi

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Live each day as if your life had just begun.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

One cannot step twice into the same river.
– Herakleitos

Idiopathic, from the Latin meaning we’re idiots ’cause we can’t figure out what’s causing it.
– Gregory House, MD

It is in the nature of medicine that you are gonna screw up. You are gonna kill someone. If you can’t handle that reality, pick another profession. Or finish medical school and teach.
– Gregory House, MD

It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what.
– Gregory House, MD

The only completely consistent people are the dead.
– Aldous Huxley

Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
– Irish Proverb

Wherever you are, it is your own friends who make your world. Properly speaking a man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
– William James

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
– Steve Jobs

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.
– Steve Jobs

I’ve missed more than 9,000 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

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
– Helen Keller

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
– Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

The map is not the territory.
– Alfred Korzbyski

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
– Lao Tzu

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.
– John Lennon

When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.
– John Lewis

No good deed goes unpunished.
– Clare Boothe Luce

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
– W. Somerset Maugham

The purpose of freedom is to create it for others.
– Bernard Melamud

Demagogue: One who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.
– H. L. Mencken

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
– Jawaharlal Nehru

Choose people who lift you up.
– Michelle Obama

Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter?
– Dolly Parton

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a car.
– Laurence J. Peter

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
— Winnie the Pooh

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
– William W. Purkey

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than
you seem, and smarter than you think.
– Christopher Robbin to Pooh

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
– Babe Ruth

Life is judged with all the blindness of life itself.
– George Santayana

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
– Arthur Schopenhauer

Trying is the first step toward failure.
— Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

Those who want the fewest things are nearest to the gods.
– Socrates

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
― George Bernard Shaw

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
– Joseph Stalin

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
– Jonathan Swift

An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.
– Dylan Thomas

I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it.
– Mark Twain

If Christ were here now, there is one thing he would not be–a Christian.
– Mark Twain

The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
– Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.
— Mark Twain

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
– Mark Twain

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
– Mark Twain

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
– Voltaire

If God created us in his own image we have more than reciprocated.
– Voltaire

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
– Booker T. Washington

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
– Mae West

There are two tragedies in life. One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.
– Oscar Wilde

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
– Alfred North Whitehead

Make each day your masterpiece.
— John Wooden

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
– John Wooden

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
– William Butler Yeats

Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.
– Yoda

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.
– Zen saying


It’s a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what