Began: January 6, 2011

Here are just a few of my collected quotes. This page, like this entire blog and myself, is a work-in-progress. I intend to update it every now and then.

I decided to set this blog page after realizing that my Facebook statuses for 2010 onward were mostly made up of quotes.

I have loved quotes even before I started writing my first poetry in high school. They give me ideas to write for a poem (or an article), and new insights that I need to live a meaningful life.

Quotes spark my imagination, validate some of my random theories…sometimes they even make me sigh in admiration for a wise mix of words.

If you’d like to share some of your favorite quotes, you may do so by leaving a comment.

You may share these photo quotes with your online networks. Click a quote to enlarge and view in black.


“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.”-Michael J. Fox, Actor

“I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets…Our secrets are human secrets and our trusting each other enough to share them with each other has much to do with the secret of what it is to be human.” – Frederich Buechner, from his book “Listening to Your Life”

‎”God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~ William A. Ward

‎”If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” ~ Gerald Good

‎”Courage is not limited to the battlefield. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like enduring pain when the room is empty or standing alone when you’re misunderstood.” – Charles Swindoll

‎”…Do you know anyone who has a lot of money but doesn’t feel free, doesn’t feel loved, doesn’t feel like he has a choice?…You may even feel that way yourself. That feeling happens when you’re not in control of your emotions because you’re looking for someone or something external to fill internal needs.” – Tony Robbins

‎”Keep a good heart. That’s the most important thing in life. It’s not how much money you make or what you can acquire. The art of it is to keep a good heart.” – Joni Mitchell, American Folk Singer

“When asked if my cup is half full or half empty, my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.” – Sam Lefkowitz


“Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.” – Ayn Rand, Novelist 

“The will and power to change minds … is a Pretty Strong-Minded Thing.  i.e.: YOU GOTTA BELIEVE … Pretty Insanely … in the Worth of Your Quest.” – Tom Peters

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” – Ferdinand Foch, Military Strategist

 “Manhood is a spiritual decision a boy must make. If he doesn’t make this decision, he will remain a boy all his life.” – The Mature Man by: David Dewitt


“Continuous learning is the key to all success in life.” – Brian Tracy

“Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead.” – Tom Peters

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” – James Allen

“Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.” – Zig Ziglar, Author

‎”There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

‎”Emotions distort evaluations…The more emotional you become about a course of action at the beginning, the less able you will be to make the best decisions & determine the best way to reach your destination.” – Brian Tracy

‎”Here’s to feeling the need to escape. Here’s to understanding, inevitably, who we are, in one serendipitous moment…Here’s to feeling awkward and out of place. Here’s to the melancholy of choice. And always, here’s to love: we are learning, still.” – Brian Andreas

“Throw your dream into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford


“Build your own legacy by supporting others! Brand You is NOT selfish!!!” – Tom Peters

“The only inheritance that a man will leave that has eternal value is his influence.” – Larry Dobbs

“A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson 

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

‎”Every person has been given the gift of a UNIQUE SELF, and the purpose of life is to SHARE the very best of that gift with the world.” – David L. Weatherford

“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.” – Albert Einstein 

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James


“Shooting a portrait was another way to talk about a person. Sometimes the images were more eloquent than the words.” -Virginie K

“I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.” – Author Unknown

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” – Eudora Welty

“The camera can photograph thought.” – Dirk Bogarde


“Your outer life will be a reflection of your inner life…You must build yourself if you want to build your life.” – Brian Tracy

“The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.” – Bobby Knight, Basketball Head Coach

‎”In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed.” – Sid Caesar

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington, Educator

“Thriving–and not just surviving–requires a fierce mindset during challenging times.” – Pauline Estrem

‎”Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up & see their beauty, believe in them, & try to follow where they lead.” – Louisa May Alcott


For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” – Mark 8:35-37 (New International Version, The Bible) 

‎”If we don’t stop from time to time to notice what is happening to us & around us & inside us, we run the tragic risk of losing touch with God too.” – Frederick Buechner, from his book: “Listening To Your Life”

“Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy.” – D.L. Moody

“As far as the way of salvation is concerned, there are only two religions the world has ever known or will ever know–the religion of divine accomplishment, which is Biblical Christianity, and the religion of human achievement, which includes all other kinds of religion, by whatever names they may go under.” – John MacArthur

“Sociologists have a theory of the looking-glass self: you become what the most important person in your life (wife, father, boss etc.) thinks you are. How would my life change if I truly believed the Bible’s astounding words about God’s love for me, if I looked in the mirror and saw what God sees?” – Philip Yancey

9 thoughts on “Quotes Gallery

  1. Hello adrian!

    I have just included this quote in my article posted today. Honestly, I don’t know who said it, yet, this has become a sort of compass to me in my college years, perhaps until now. I would categorize it under the CHARACTER.

    “If I can defeat others, I am strong; if I can defeat myself, I am stronger.”

    -I think you’ll remember me in [soulprojekt], I replied to your post.


  2. Hello Adrian,
    I hope you’ll like this one as well as I do…

    “The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” -Thomas Henry Huxley



    1. @ News – Hi! Thank you for the compliment.

      You need to make a WordPress blog first, use “iTheme2” for your blog theme then comment back with your specific question/s so I can help you customize your blog. 🙂


  3. This is a great list. So many wonderful quotes. Thank you for sharing it with us!
    My favorite quote this week: “I certainly don’t regret my experiences because without them, I couldn’t imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!” Sasha Azevedo

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  4. For one, the person who is teaching you is
    a master of the language. Grammar and vocabulary
    quizzes generally consist of a sentence with a missing
    word. It appears, at least for now, that that language is English.


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