My Quote Book

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am

—James Boswell (via fearscoincide)

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

—Red Adair

A family is a little kingdom, torn with factions and exposed to revolutions.

—Samuel Johnson

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You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they’ve tried everything else.

—Winston Churchill (via pucklish)

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Exercise is labor without weariness.

—Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.

—Samuel Johnson

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

—William James (via 110th, jaim)

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.

—Confucius

Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.

Sai Baba

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore

—Christopher Colombus

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

Leo Burnett  (via weedbrain)

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Absence is to love what wind is to fire;
It extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

—Comte de Bussy Rabutin