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Favourite Quote


the mind is thebattleground. it is the place where the greatest conflic is. its wearing you down, half the things you thought were going to happen never did happen. but if you allow those thoughts to dwell in your mind it is succeed in robbing you of your joy, robbing you of your life, robbing you of you peace, just because you thought yourself into depression, you thought yourself into a nervous breadown, you thought yourself into defeatism. the warfare is in your mind, its not in your check book, its not in your savings account, its not on your job. the fight that youve gotta fight is in your mind!

cannot remember who said it.



"Everything comes to he who waits"

I don't remember who said it originally, but Skeletor uses it in the Masters of the Universe movie.


"There are a million things in this universe you can have and a million things you can't have. It's no fun facing that, but that's the way things are."
- Captain Kirk, "Charlie X"


"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears." Richard Wilkins


"Fuck bitches, get money."
-Notorious B.I.G.


"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn"


"The truth is not dependent on your belief in it."


"As long as you can start you are alright. The juice will come."

Ernest Hemingway


Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

  • Calvin Coolidge



Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway


This guy

Here is a motivation video that it was used in.


"Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination."

Ernest Hemingway


Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink-- under any circumstances.

Mark Twain


I had a lovers quarrel with the world.

Robert Frost

EDIT: Whole quote

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

Robert Frost


"Remember, no matter where you go, there you are"


Absorb that which is useful.

Ignore that which is not

Add that which is uniquely yours.

(master bruce lee)


I am a sentimental Gypsy.

Give me the passion poems of Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Kahlil Gibran.

I am a soldier.

Give me Winston Churchill "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." "Easily satisfied by the very best" When you're going through hell keep going" "Never never never give up"


Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record it's my least favourite quality, it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you are kind, AMAZING things will happen. - Conan O'Brien

Follow your dreams... Don't let anything stop you. - Brendan Foster (weeks away from dying of cancer at age 11)

Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail-as you surely will--adjust your lives, not the standards. - Ted Koppel

It's never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot


He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. -Aristotle


"be the change you wish to see in the world"

Words I try to live by.

Also already posted but churchill "if you're going through hell, keep going" has helped me in my life a lot.