5 Favorite Quotes


I’m a quote junkie. That’s right. I’ll admit it.

I collect them. To be a keeper, a quote must articulate a shared insight, opinion, or experience. A quote along those lines is a reminder that I’m not alone. At least one other person has walked the same road, noticed what I have noticed and come to the same conclusion. Quite simply, quotes inspire me.

Here are five of my favorites:

  1. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie
  2. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne 
  3. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  4. There are only two days on my calendar: Today and That Day ~ Martin Luther
  5. What we do in life echoes in eternity. ~ Maximus, Gladiator


Tell me, what’s one of your favorites? And why?