Monday, July 26, 2010

Awesome Quotes

So here a bunch of random quotes that I like... in no particular order, or significance...

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
- Jim Elliot

Wherever you are - be all there.
- Jim Elliot

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
- Saint Augustine

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
- Saint Augustine

It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Never, never, never give up.
- Winston Churchill

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
- Winston Churchill

The power of man has grown in every sphere, except over himself.
- Winston Churchill

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
- William Wallace

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
- Bob Dylan

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- Aristotle

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
- C. S. Lewis

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
- C. S. Lewis

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
- Henry Ford

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.

- Thomas Babington Macaulay


Polka Dot said...

These are all rad.

Miss Pickwickian said...

Yeah! Jim Elliot, Bob Dylan, and CS favorite people!

Amanda Evans said...

"Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." -Shawshank Redeption Must have been Morgan Freeman who said it.

La Artista said...

These quotes are all pretty sweet. Thanks for sharing them! I really liked the one about being a bore and feats. :)