Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Current Top Ten Quotes

My current top ten quotes
(subject to change without notice):

10. No matter how hard you try, you cannot baptize a cat ~unknown
9. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”~ George Bernard Shaw
8. “No one is so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
7. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”~ Benjamin Franklin
6. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”~ Confucius
5. “Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.”~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
4. “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.” ~ E.E. Cummings
3. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” ~ John Wooden
2. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
1. “The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.” ~ Socrates

Which quotes resonate with you? Feel free to add to the list.


  1. Great quotes. I especially like #4.

  2. Definitely #5 - even though children can be brutal at times, they are keen observers :-)

  3. "Life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

    "It doesn't get any better than this" -my dad It's one of our favorites, said at a challenging time with my nephew, while he was attempting to lighten the mood. It is now the mantra for every family occasion. :)

  4. #1 quote is me...I'm trying to live my own saying: "Just because you think it, doesn't mean you have to say it." I fail many times however. My mouth is much larger than my brain. A new one I like:"No matter how slow you are at exercise, you're still faster than the guy sitting on the couch".

  5. socrates' quote is the one i live by!'have a great weekend, rick

  6. I'd like to think Socrates nailed it for me but even as I admit freely to knowing absolutely nothing - I doubt I'm any wiser! LOL! Take care

  7. They're all very good, but I think #3 and #2 are my favorites. To add to the list:

    1. Happiness is a form of courage - Holbrook Jackson
    2. Ring the bells that still can ring;
    forget your perfect offering.
    There is a crack in everything.
    That's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
    3. Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited and imagination can encircle the world. - Albert Einstein

    I love good quotes. I enjoyed reading your list. Have a great weekend!

  8. They all work for me!! I hope you are staying cool. Here in "T-Town" It is H-T!! :)

  9. "Ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby. Ain't nothin' like the real thing." -- Janie Junebug


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