Miscellany

What’s Your Favorite Quote?

October 15, 2012

One of the things I enjoy about browsing my twitter feed is all the great quotes tweeted by those whom I follow.

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There’s something great about a short thought or phrase carefully constructed in the form of a quote. It can be so powerful.

Many times, Claudia and I will jot down ones we like on our idea board or on a post-it note and stick it around the house somewhere or in the car.

One of my favorites is the short quote by Virgil, “Fortune favors the bold.”

It reminds me to step beyond playing it safe and get out there and get in the game.

What’s a quote you love? Maybe it’s one you have on your bathroom mirror or in the signature of your email. Is it a classic Ziglar quote or from King Solomon?

Question: What’s your favorite quote?

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply Ann Musico October 15, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Michael I do the same thing!  I LOVE saving the ones that really speak to me and reminding myself of their truth – there are so many I truly love (I have PAGES!) – but the most recent is this:   From a favorite of mine, Zig Ziglar: 

    Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in
    compassion, and up with gratitude.

  • Reply John Cole October 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I have a couple:
    “What most people think of as luck is really just hard work.” Pa Ingalls
    “By working faithfully 8 hours a day you will eventually get to be a boss and work 12 hours a day.” Robert Frost

    • Reply Michael Good October 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

      John, that Robert Frost one is good. Yeah, you’ll be getting more money, but spending less time with your family.

  • Reply Raun Lauterbach October 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

     Here’s my favorite: 
    “To each there comes in their lifetime a special
    moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the
    chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their
    talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or
    unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”- Winston Churchill

    I get chills every time I read it.  If that’s not motivation to figure out my purpose, I don’t know what is.

    • Reply Michael Good October 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Wow, that’s a great one, Raun! I wasn’t familiar with it. Yeah, that’s motivation, for sure.

    • Reply James Dibben October 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing that one Raun. It’s a great one!

  • Reply Alex Barker October 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    “Drugs are poisons, with occasional beneficial side effects.” -Yes, I am a Pharmacist

    You have TWO ears and ONE mouth for a numerical reason. Listen more than you speak.

  • Reply Jody Berkey October 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    “Epic is the cumulative effect of a million mundane things
    executed with diligence and character.” Mark Jones (a friend, yet to be famous)

    • Reply Michael Good October 17, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Hah, love it! That fits your 31 Amazing Day Challenge perfectly. 

  • Reply James Dibben October 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    My favorite quotes are always ‘the one I heard yesterday’. I can’t seem to pick a favorite.

    Here’s one my wife sent me yesterday.

    “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Fancis Chan”

    • Reply Michael Good October 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

      That’s a great one, James! Haven’t heard it before. Thanks.

  • Reply Mark Jones Jr. October 17, 2012 at 8:04 am

    “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet these days” (Abe Lincoln).

    • Reply Claudia Good October 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      hahaha… wait??? paraphrased I’m guessing? 😉

  • Reply Michael Wright October 20, 2012 at 8:51 am

    “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abe Lincoln, 16th President of the U.S.!

  • Reply Cory Georgeson October 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

    One of my favorites and how I want to live my life! –

    “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in
    stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  – Pericles (ancient Greek philosopher)

    • Reply Michael Good October 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Cory,

      That’s a great one! Reminds me to get my priorities in order. Thanks for sharing!

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