Collected Quotes

Welcome, friend, enjoy our collected quotes.

Here are some of our favorite collected quotes. (And we've been collecting them for a long time!) There are some famous sayings and wise words - some to enjoy and some to share - the kind of wise and witty sayings that capture a moment or thought so perfectly and leave you "wishing I'd said that".

We hope they will inspire you, too. And maybe one day it'll be your wise words that are our favorite.

Hope you enjoy our collected quotes. More small things with a big impact.

So grab your favorite cup of tea, sit down, relax, and let a thought or two help you savor your day.

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The future depends on what we do in the present.

Mahatma Gandhi

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

Henry A. Kissinger

"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied."


Take time to work-
It is the price of success
Take time to think-
It is the source of power
Take time to play-
It is the secret of perpetual youth
Take time to read-
It is the fountain of wisdom
Take time to be friendly-
It is the road to happiness
Take time to love and be loved-
It is the nourishment of the soul
Take time to share-
It is too short a life to be selfish
Take time to laugh-
It is the music of the heart
Take time to dream-
It is hitching your wagon to a star.


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Chinese proverb

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Chinese Proverb

Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.


The average person goes to their grave with their music still in them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world.

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Christopher Robin to Pooh

It's not what you are that holds you back,

it's what you think you are not. 

Denis Waitley

Each of us shines in a different way, but this doesn't make our light less bright.

Albert Einstein

The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our actions.

Andres Godin

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Josh Billings

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

Lao Tzu

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pike

Why wait till tomorrow? Start living your dreams today.

The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

 Bill Gates

He that controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

Lao Tsu

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

Chinese Proverb

Never confuse movement with action.

Ernest Hemingway

One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it you have no certainty, until you try.

Sophocles (496?-406 BC)

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tells me I ought to do.

Edmund Burke (1720-1797)

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

The French artist Paul Gauguin once said,

I shut my eyes in order to see.


It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.


To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

Carl Sandburg


Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

 John Donne

Hope is a waking dream.


Change your thoughts and you change your world.

 Norman Vincent Peale

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