I have a confession. I'm a quotation junkie. It's true and I'm proud of it!. I'm always in search of the perfect quote.
I love precise language; I admire people who can say volumes in a few words. It's an art to laser in on the heart of an issue, cast aside the fluff and lay bare the essence of the matter, in brief.
So, in honor those who use brief snippets of the English language to spread their brilliance, I give you just a few of my favorite quotations. I hope you find them as interesting, funny or inspiring as I have. And if you have any great quotes - send them along.
'If you are going through hell, keep going.'
Sir Winston Churchill
'It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.'
James Gordon, M.D.
'What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are small matters compared to what lies within us.'
Ralph Waldo Emmerson
'Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'
'The price of self- destiny is never cheap, and in certain situations it is unthinkable. But to achieve the marvellous it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.'
'It is most important to run out of scapegoats.'
'You can't do right in one area while doing wrong in another - life is an indivisible whole.'
'If you argue for your limitations - you get to keep them.'
'Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.'
'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'
'There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.'
Now, wasn't that nice!