Favorite Quote(s)

In the spirit of LindsayRyans “Fun Survey”, posted in the Type 1 Diabetes Forum (check it out if you have not already taken it!), I submit the following:

What is your favorite quote(s) or sayings (for those of use in the Southern U.S.)?

I have a few. “Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way”, “Go for it”, and “Let the chips fall where they may.”

"What goes around comes around"
And i believe it too.

I must say this one alot, because eventually all the people around me start saying it, too. :slight_smile:

It is what it is.

I don’t say this in everyday life, but it’s a favorite quote.

Peace begins with a smile.

Mother Teresa

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

This was a favorite of mine preD and even more so now.

There is no better place for ultimate wisdom to hide than in the obvious.

“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace
The soul that knows it not, knows no release
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.”

It’s from a poem by Amelia Earhart that I say to myself everyday.

My Turkish sister-in-law has a great saying:
"That fish has died and is floating belly up."
It means it’s too late now to change anything.
It’s similar to “no use crying over spilt milk” but much more descriptive!

I really like those!

two favourite quotes from rainer maria rilke, a german poet. he wrote this fantastic book called ‘letters to a young poet’. these two inspire me.

“Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.” - very relevant to what i’m going through right now.


“Truly to sing, that is a different breath.”

I would have to say the one my grandfather always said " Every penny makes a dollar" I don’t know if it’s Southern or not but it’s true!

“In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality.”

  • Prof. John A. Wheeler, Ph.D., Physicist

“Every age, every generation has its built-in assumptions; that the world is flat, that the world is round, etc. There are hundreds of hidden assumptions, things that we take for granted that may or may not be true. Of course, in the vast majority of cases historically, these things aren’t true. So presumably, if history is any guide, much of what we take for granted about the world simply isn’t true. But we’re locked into these precepts without even knowing it, often times. That’s a paradigm.”

  • John Hagelin, Ph.D.

On a mision from god.

  • Blues Brothers

Cash is king.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"He who has a why can endure any how." - Nietzsche

or, my personal favorite (from a fortune cookie I got last week) “Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path”

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

Just one of many favorites:

“Being well-adjusted to a sick society is no measure of good health.” ???

Doris Ann, your grandfather had a bunch of them, didn’t he? That’s wonderful that you remember them.

Love that!

So many great quotes! Mine are way less inspired, but ever since 9/11, I try not to “sweat the small stuff,” and “count my blessings.”

Don’t criticize what you can’t understand

bob dylan

it comes down to a simple choice get busy living or get busy dying

shawshank redemption