Wisdom for Life

Front Runners:

  • "Everything is linear up close; nothing is linear from far away."
  • "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel." (Steve Furtick)
  • "Live your life so that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the Devil goes 'Oh shit, he's up.' " -Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
  • I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. - Douglas Adams
  • Regarding exercise: - "Suck it up today so you don't have to suck it in tomorrow."
  • It's all about perspective. A cleaning man at NASA best said when asked what he was doing. He replied 'I'm helping to put a man on the moon'. - cleaner @ NASA
  • "He who is truly wise knows there is much he does not know"
  • "Do, or do not, there is no try." - Yoda
  • "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." - Abraham Lincoln
  • "That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger." - Nietzsche from Die Götzen-Dämmerung.


  • "Be the person your dog thinks you are." - J.W. Stephens
  • "If you're going through hell, keep going." -Winston Churchill
  • "There are two rules to success: Never tell anyone everything you know". (Roger H.Lincoln)
  • "Worrying is like paying interest on a debt you may never owe".
  • "Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.” -Chinese proverb.
  • "When you are born, you are crying and everyone around you is smiling. Make sure that, when you die, you are the one smiling and everyone around you is crying."
  • "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." (Mark Twain)
  • "Dude, suckin' at something is the first step to being sorta good at something." --Jake the dog
  • "If we don't succeed then we run the risk of failure" - Dan Quayle
  • "We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?" - The Doctor
  • "I'm Spartacus." - Maximus
  • "It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees"
  • Today I will do what others won't so that tomorrow I can do what others can't.
  • “Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you’re a good person is like expecting a bull not to attack you because you’re a vegetarian.” - Dennis Wholey
  • People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. -- Isaac Asimov
  • Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. -- Mark Twain
  • Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I. -- Oscar Levant

-- JoeBrandt - 2013-12-26
Topic revision: r3 - 2017-12-20, JoeBrandt
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