Personal, Friends', and Favorite Quotes

"You don't have to believe everything people say."

Kindness includes choosing your words thoughtfully and carefully, always being respectful, putting yourself in other people's shoes, and not gossiping or spreading rumors. Are you kind?

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

In many people's lives, including mine, we often get stressed out, confused, and come upon tough times and painful problems. Quotes are often very inspirational and by remembering them, it can help us get back on track. So, here are some quotes I have compiled:

"Nothing in life comes without sacrifice."

"Nothing is impossible. That is, as long as you have your M4A1 and your M9."
-Ken Kawamoto

"Life is too short, so you might as well go out there and experiment."

"Well done is better than well said."
-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"It's better late than dead."
When you are running late and need to get somewhere fast, it's better to get there late than to get killed speeding.

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"There is always room to improve."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (American writer and philosopher, 1803-1882)

"Violence is not the answer."

"Knowledge is different from intelligence."

"Do what you think about, but think about what you do."

"Before you worry about being honest to others, worry about being honest to yourself."

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
-Ellen Parr

"Procrastination is the key to lack of sleep and an unhealthy lifestyle."

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
-Aldous Huxley (British writer, 1894-1963)

"It's better to be unknown than to be exposed."

"It's better to leave handprints in the sand, than buttprints at the beach."
-Provided by Aeviel, quote from the end of some book

"It is more honorable to be respected for noble actions than for wise words of wisdom."

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
-Winston Churchill (American writer, not the British prime minister; 1871-1947)

"I put the laughter back into slaughter."
-Alex Chiang

"Love truth, but pardon error."
-Fortune from fortune cookie (5/3/03)

"When we were young, we used chicken bones!"
-Mrs. Gable (Gabble)

"We are a lot alike, Harry..."
-Tom Marvolo Riddle (From Harry Potter, teenage Lord Voldemort)

"There is no greater wisdom than kindness."
-Fortune from fortune cookie (5/2/03)

"Cut out the ostentatious vocabulary, or I will condemn you with malison."

"With great power comes great responsibility."
-Spiderman movie quote

"There is no such thing as best; you can always get better."

"Time is money."

"There's a price for everything."

"Never lie to a person who knows you're lying." (Unless it's a desparate situation)

"Just because someone's a hypocrite doesn't mean you shouldn't take his/her advice into consideration. He/She who is a hypocrite may be wiser than you think."

"Try, try, and try again, until you can try no longer."

"Try, try, and try again, until you feel like shooting yourself and/or someone else."
-Ken's version of Aeviel's quote (above)

"Everyone sees you differently, so don't waste your time trying to get everyone to think the same way."

"No man is a failure who is enjoying life."
-William Feather (American publisher and author); quote contributed by Alan Jiang

"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living."
-Henri Poincaré (French mathematician and physicist)