Historical Quotes of the Week

I started collecting and posting a variety of inspirational or amusing quotes in the middle of June 2010. Here are the quotes that made the cut so far.

6/16/10 "If you are going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

6/23/10 "A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one" - Benjamin Franklin.

6/30/10 "It's not what he doesn't know that troubles me. It's what he knows for sure that just ain't so." - Will Rogers

7/7/10 "Everybody's got plans... until they get hit. " - Mike Tyson.

7/14/10 "Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

7/21/10 "Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward." - Henry Ford

7/28/10 "Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours” - Swedish Proverb (seen on sign in Lake Placid)

8/4/10 "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." - Yogi Berra

8/11/10 "Do one thing every day that scares you" - Eleanor Roosevelt

8/18/10 "Sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path" - Morpheus (from the Matrix)

8/25/10 "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok." - Shaquille O'Neal

9/1/10 "Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. " - Bill Cosby

9/8/10 Vizzini: INCONCEIVABLE.
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

9/15/10 "Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy." - Rudy Giuliani

9/22/10 Luke: I don't believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.

9/29/10 "The starting point of all achievement is desire." - Napoleon Hill

10/6/10 "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzkey

10/13/10 "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek" - Mario Andretti

10/20/10 "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

10/27/10 "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

11/3/10 "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. " - Bill Cosby

11/10/10 "A dream doesn't become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work" - Colin Powell

11/17/10 "First, have a definite, clear practical idea; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end." - Aristotle

11/24/10 "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." - John F. Kennedy

12/1/10 "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more."~ Dr. Seuss from 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'.

12/8/10 "Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."~ Oren Arnold

12/15/10 "Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know... the birth of Santa." - Bart Simpson

12/22/10 "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"

That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown. " - Linus van Pelt

12/29/10 "New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” - James Agate

1/5/11 "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." - Ronald Reagan

1/12/11 "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/19/11 "When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me." - Emo Philips

1/26/11 "The status quo sucks." - George Carlin

2/2/11 "The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed." - Lloyd Jones

2/9/11 "Today, you have 100% of your life left." - Tom Landry

2/16/11 "Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." - George Washington

2/23/11 Beavis: "They should have a name for this kind of music."

Butt-Head: "They already do, Beavis: crap."

3/2/11 "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" - Leroy "Satchel" Paige

3/9/11 "Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty." - Alexander Hamilton

3/16/11 "Old is always fifteen years from now." - Bill Cosby

3/23/11 "Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough." - Groucho Marx

3/30/11 "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden