Quote: A Good Quote

Quote: A Good Quote

A Good Quote

A good quote is one that you read more than once, inspires creativity, impacts your life, and challenges knowledge and beliefs; in doing so, quotes expand our awareness. Whether rude, crude, inspirational, intellectual or mediocre, quotes are fun


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to understanding ourselves.”

~ Carl Jung

“To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and resolve to pay the price to get it.”

~ Bunker Hunt

“You are young and you are the future, so suck it up and tough it out. Be the best you can.”

~ John Mellencamp

“It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Never look down on nobody unless you’re helping them up.

~ Jessie Jackson

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.

~ Shauna Niequist

“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.

~ Carl Jung

“It is your attitude, not aptitude, that determines your altitude.”

~ Zig Zigler

 “There is always an alternative reaction to the reaction we choose to express.”

~ John Brazier

 “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.”

~ Carl Jung

 “I am so disturbed by kids who spend all day playing video games.”

~ Larry Ellison

 “All that we are is the result of all that we have thought.”

~ Buddha

“The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical2 to their interests.

~ The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863

“When I have one week to solve a seemingly impossible problem, I spend six days defining the problem. Then, the solution becomes obvious.”

~ Albert Einstein

“A great man is one who can have power and not abuse it.”

~ Henry L. Doherty

“The wise man makes his own heaven while the foolish man creates his own hell here and hereafter.

~ Buddha

“Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.

~ Sun Tzu

“A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”

~ Robert Quillen

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it’s real, so he escapes the suffering.”

~ Unknown

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way and not starting.”

~ Buddha

“To be normal is the ideal aim of the unsuccessful.”

~ Carl Jung

 “Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.”

~ Sigmund Freud

“Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire, which must first be kindled by some external agent, but which will afterwards propagate itself.”

~ Samuel Johnson

Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you, but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.” 1

~ Don Marquis1

“I don’t believe in magic,” the young boy said. 

The old man smiled. “You will when you meet her.”

~ Atticus

“He who believes he can and he who believes he cannot are both correct.”

~ Henry Ford

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

~ Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing you know nothing.”

“I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.”

~ Socrates

“The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different.”

~ Carl Jung

“To heal is to change the perception of a condition – not the condition.

~ Peter Erbe

“All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. In a justly ordered universe, where loss of equipoise would mean total destruction, individual responsibility must be absolute. A man’s weakness and strength, purity, and impurity, are his own, and not another man’s. They are brought about by himself and not by another; and they can only be altered by himself, never by another. His conditions are also his own, and not another man’s. His suffering and his happiness are evolved within. As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”

~ James Allen

“The multiplicity of the Gods correspondeth to the multiplicity of man.”

Carl Jung

If a man can control his mind, all knowledge and virtue become immediately available.”

~ Buddha

“Violence is the  last refuge of the incompetent.”

~ Isaac Asimov

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”

~ George Orwell

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.


  1. Harlan Ellison is credited with this quote, but that is incorrect. Don Marquis is the author of the quote.
  2. Inimical: From Marrion-Websters