favorite quotes

“Persecution for opinion is the master vice of society.”
– Frances Wright, Scottish-American lecturer, writer and feminist

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, (Hungarian-born) american biochemist

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”
– Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist, philosopher and author

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.”
Winston Churchill, british politician and former prime minister

“Only you define who you are”
Bryan Marville, adrenalina cognitive anthropologist

“Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.”
Denis Waitley, american motivational speaker

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the united states

“There are three kind of agencies, those that make things happen,
those that watch things happen  — and those that wonder what happened.”
– anonymous

Seven Deadly Sins:

1. Wealth without work
2. Pleasure without conscience
3. Knowledge without character
4. Commerce without morality
5. Science without humanity
6. Worship without sacrafice
7. Politics without principle
– Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India

“He who has a big enough why to live for can bear almost any how.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, 19th century german philosopher

The future is already here, it’s just not widely distributed yet.”
William Gibson, canadian-american author

If you are not turned on to things, things will turn on you.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader

Disobey, be true to yourself.”
Ghandi, indian political and spiritual leader

“The more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war”
Sun Tzu, chinese general and philosopher

“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are”
Anais Nin, author

“Youth is wasted on the young”
George Bernard Shaw, irish playwright

“Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough”
Mignon McLaughlin, american journalist and author

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future..”
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the united states

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the united states

“We live in a fantasy life, one full of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”
Iris Murdoch, english author and philosopher

“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, classical composer and musician

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.”
– Peter F. Drucker, writer and self-described “social ecologist”

“A reasonable man adapts himself to his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
– George Bernard Shaw, irish playwright

“Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.”
– George Bernard Shaw, irish playwright

“It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.”
– Mahatama Gandhi, political and spiritual leader

“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.”
– Mahatama Gandhi, political and spiritual leader

“We must become the change we want to see.”
– Mahatama Gandhi, political and spiritual leader

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
– Mahatama Gandhi, political and spiritual leader

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mahatama Gandhi, political and spiritual leader

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

– Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

“We’re never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy.”
– Seal, singer and songwriter

“Come forth into the light of things and let nature be your teacher.”
– William Wordsworth, english author

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
– William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” english poet and playwriter

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
– Henry David Thoreau, american philosopher

“Now is the time that tries men’s souls.”
– Deborah Sampson, first american female soldier

“Add life to your days not days to your life.”
– Sangamithra Gangarapu, software engineer

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
– Seneca, latin philosopher

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but through persistance.”
– Buddha

“Imagination rules the world.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte, military and political leader

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle, philosopher

“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance.
Talent will not;
Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not;
Unrewarded genius is almost legendary;
Education will not;
The world is full of educated derelicts.
Perseverance and Determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the united states

“If you learn only the methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, american philosopher

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
– Confucious, chinese philosopher

noctis in dies – (night into day)
– latin phrase

“Life is not a dress rehearsal.”
– Rose Tremain, british author

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
– Woody Allen, american director

“Lo pasado ya es pasado, y ya lo pasado . . . pisado.”
Celia Cruz, cuban salsa singer

“A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.”
Gian Vincenzo Gravina, italian man of letters and jurist

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it”
– Dr. Edward Joseph Collins, american neurologist

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”
– Anais Nin, author

“Its hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world.”
Dolly Parton, american singer and songwriter

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.”
– David Brinkley, TV newscaster

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth, german writer

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world.”
Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that we aim too low and reach it.”
Michaelangelo, archetypal renaissance man

“I can live two months on a good compliment.”
Mark Twain, american author

“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and Immortality.”
Emily Dickinson, poet

“Advertising moves people toward goods; merchandising moves goods toward people.”
Morris Hite, member, advertising hall of fame

“Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with the wind.”
Hamilton Wright Mabie, american writer

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
Judy Garland, american actress and singer

“Advertising promotes that divine discontent that makes people strive to improve their economic status.”
Ralph Star Butler, advertising hall of fame

“Creative without strategy is called ‘art.’ Creative with strategy is called ‘advertising.'”
Jef I. Richards, american author

“There is incredible strength in ignorance.”
Alex Bogusky, genius marketer

“Poetry is life distilled.”
Gwendolyn Brooks, american writer

“I can’t solve every problem, but I have to make sure every problem is solved.”
Denise Morrison, senior vice president of campbell soup

“There’s never enough time to do it right the first time, but there’s always enough time to do it over.”

“We don’t need bench strength, we need more superstars.”

“Clients may like people, but they respect talent.”

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

Work like you don’t need the money,
Sing like nobody’s listening,
Dance like nobody’s watching,
Love like you’ve never hurt,
Live like Earth is Heaven


“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Wise men learn from the mistakes that others make; fools from their own.”

  1. All of these are wonderful! Thanks for putting them all together. Love it!!!

  2. Nice. I like all the quotes. Here is one I really like.

    “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
    US (Hungarian-born) biochemist (1893 – 1986)

  3. Hi Marcelo…thank you for sharing. We def like and will be adding to ours.

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