20 Random Quotes Might Ring a Bell for You

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The first ten

Give my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope’s true gage; And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage.
— Walter Ralegh

It is important to gain knowledge, yes, but any advantage we will have in the eternal life to come will be a knowledge, I am sure, of those saving principles upon which our eternal life will depend.
— Henry D. Taylor

The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past … We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
— Charles Swindoll

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
— Lord Dunsany

Business is like a man rowing a boat upstream. He has no choice; he must go ahead or he will go back.
— Lewis E. Pierson

Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.
— Betty Naomi Friedan

LAZINESS, n. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
— Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
— Abraham Lincoln

What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive, I feel that anything can happen.
— Anouk Aimee

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
— Joseph Marshall Wade

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any.
— Russell Baker

The last ten

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
— Mark Twain

A prayer, in its simplest definition, is merely a wish turned heavenward.
— Phillips Brooks

The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.
— Emma Goldman

I’m against an income tax because all the rich people hire lawyers and accountants to be sure that they don’t pay income tax.
— Ann Richards

Sir, are you so grossly ignorant of human nature, as not to know that a man may be very sincere in good principles, without having good practice?
— Samuel Johnson

We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don’t love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable, like air and light and water, that we accept as necessary to living, and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.
— Louise Dickenson Rich

No mind is thoroughly well-organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.
— Arthur Schopenhauer

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