Notable and Quotable Quotes

Beauty

The foundation of beauty is the heart. — Francis Quarles

Destiny

The acts of this life are the destiny of the next. — Old Eastern Proverb

Earth

Love the world as you love yourself, then you can care for all things. — Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

My book is the nature of created things, and any time I wish to read the words of God, the book is before me. — Anthony of the Desert

Nature and wisdom always say the same thing. — Juvenal

Faith

The wheel of fortune turns round incessantly. — Confucius

It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. — Lin Yutang

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. — Dalai Lama

Gods

To grasp God in all things, this is the sign of your new birth. — Meister Echkart

The great spirit is the life that is in all things. — Rolling Thunder

In the beginning, God shattered like a giant crystal. One small shard landed in every human soul. So, we are forever seeking to reunite with each other and God to be whole. — Unknown

Jesus saves, Allah forgives, Cthulhu thinks you'd make a nice sandwich. — Unknown

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. — Emo Philips

In the beginning there was nothing and God said, “Let there be light,” and there was still nothing but everybody could see it. — Dave Thomas

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. — Galileo Galilei

I've never understood how God could expect His creatures to pick the one true religion by faith—it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe. — Robert A. Heinlein

If it were proven that there is no God there would be no religion. But also if it were proven that there is a God, there would be no religion. — Ursula K. Le Guin

If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining. — Unknown

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God: Thy will be done, and those to whom God says: All right, then, have it your way. — C.S. Lewis

Never invoke the gods unless you really want them to appear. It annoys them very much. — G.K. Chesterton

I am ready to meet my maker. Whether or not my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. — Winston Churchill

Almost everyone who has read history in a more than casual manner knows that when the great figure of God appears in a controversy, the shooting cannot be far off. — Stewart H. Holbrook

To you I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the Loyal Opposition. — Unknown

Honor

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Valor is stability, not legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. — Michel de Montalgne

The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

We few, we band of brothers. For he who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. — William Shakespeare

I think there is one higher office than president, and I would call that patriot. — Gary Hart

Humor

Good humor is the health of the soul. — Stanislaus

Every time someone predicts the date of the end of the world, God pushes the date back a little, just to be funny. — Unknown

Life

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in the moment. — Henry David Thoreau

A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion. — Unknown

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. — Robert Frost

Love

There were three, you and I and we. Without you I would be less than one. — Leonard Nimoy

If you love it enough, anything will talk to you. — George Washington Carver

Luck

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. — Seneca

I'm a great believer in luck. And I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson

Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish. — Ovid

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. —Langston Coleman

Being deeply learned and skilled, being well-trained and using well-spoken words — this is good luck. — Buddha

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. — Larry King

It is bad luck to be superstitious. — Andrew W. Mathis

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. — Harry Golden

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. — P.j. O'Rourke

Luck never gives; it only lends. — Swedish proverb

Luck is the idol of the idle. — Proverb

Other

People that eat blowfish are stupid. People that do not eat blowfish are also stupid. — Japanese Proverb

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. — Jack McCoy

Maybe this world is another planet's hell. — Aldous Huxley

Don't meddle in the Affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy and taste nice with Ketchup! — Unknown

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics. — Robert A. Heinlein

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. — Thomas Paine

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion—several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. — Mark Twain

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. — Kahlil Gibran

If money is the root of all evil, why do churches want it so badly? — Unknown

The nearer to the church, the further from God. — John Heywood

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies, probably because they are generally the same people. — Unknown

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. — Unknown

Confession without repentance is just bragging. — Rev. Eugene Bolton

Self

When you look inside yourself you see the universe and all the stars in infinity. — Carl Jung

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