Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Quotation?

I love quotations. They are short but contain a lot of wisdom. They allow us to learn the lessons of life in a concise way. We can learn a lot just from reading and pondering good quotations.

I’m always on the lookout for good quotations, so I’d like to ask you:

What is your favorite quotation?

Let me share mine first. Here is my favorite quotation:

“Say no to good opportunities so that you can say yes to the great ones.”
~ Rick Warren

This quotation has helped me make many decisions in life.

Now, what’s yours? Please share it in the comments so that everyone can read it. Thanks!


  1. Favorite quote (at the moment): “A ship is safest in its harbor… but that’s NOT what it was built for.”

  2. if you can’t feed 100 people then feed just one
    -mother teresa

  3. “You will find what you’re looking for.”

  4. Don’t think of crossing the bridge before you reach it.

    No use crying over spilt milk.

    Always give others The Benefit of Doubt.

  5. Steve Wilkinson
    Steve Wilkinson

    In dealing with your children:

    Rules without Relationships = Rebellion
    Relationships without Rules = Chaos

  6. Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read.

    No man goes before his time ….. unless the boss leaves early

    – both Groucho Marx

    It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.
    J. R. R. Tolkien

  7. Do the right things often enough and for long enough to be successful.


  8. Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes.

    in the middle of every difficulty ……comes opportunity

    wE make aliving by what we get , we make a life by what we give

  9. It is in the moments of decision that ones future is made…Tony Robbins

  10. What goes round comes round, and They don`t know that they don`t know

  11. “I didn’t have time to write a short story, so I wrote a long one.”

    Mark Twain

  12. My favorite quotation:

    “If you know your enemy and yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ~ Sun Tzu.

  13. Eleazar F,Balboa
    Eleazar F,Balboa

    Do what is hard and life will be easy or do what is easy and life will be hard.

  14. Mary Ng Shwu Ling
    Mary Ng Shwu Ling

    The ultimate purpose of man, according to the Bible, is simply to glorify God.

  15. Nearest distance between the people is just a smile.

  16. GOD heard you. Just be patient.

  17. I love this! Quotes help me a lot. It is late, so many of my brain cells have already gone to sleep. So with little brain power, I will leave it to the one I probably say the most, “Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

  18. If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.

    – A.P.J.Abdul Kalam (Former President of India, also Scientist and Teacher)

  19. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar.

  20. Owen Michael Allen
    Owen Michael Allen

    To ignore evil, is to become an accomplice to it.

    Martin Luther King.


    The only thing necessary for evil to prosper, is for men of goodwill to do


    Edmund Bourke.

  21. let go let God

  22. Sakura Rajapakse
    Sakura Rajapakse

    “The day when technology develops ,the world will be invaded by fools”
    -Albert Einstein.

    “A ship is always safe in a harbour, but its not where the ship is meant to be.”

  23. We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

  24. There is no such thing as regret when you decide what you truly wanted.

  25. 1)Man proposes,God disposes.
    2)A library is a hospital for the mind.

  26. My favorite quotation is Isaiah 41vs10 which says do not be afraid I am with you. I am your God let nothing terrify you. I will make you strong and help u; I will protect u and save u

  27. Clarity of mind enhances our power of choice.

  28. Oghenetega Agofure
    Oghenetega Agofure

    Quotes are the fruits of the mind of infinite intelligence: A spontaneous flow of thoughts penned by the diligent to convey eternal truth to generations.

    As regards my favourite quote, so many has kept me moving but one has kept me focus and it is this, “stand beside a great river and see (think) about how powerful it is. It can generate electricity, it can move a terrain, it is capable of providing a setting for great wealth. The reason is because it concentrates its movement in one direction” -Dr. Quebein.

  29. Thanks for sharing, everyone! These are great quotes. I haven’t heard many of them.

  30. God gave me nothing what I wanted .God gave me everything what I needed.

  31. “First one up wins.” Everyone falls down. Plan ahead that if you fall, fall forward (always look to grab the edge) and pop back up fast to be first and win the game and in LIFE!

    “Learn and train to move swiftly through darkness and travail.” Practice and make routine, through discipline and purpose, being led by the bright light of wisdom, steadfast toughness, love and calm for service.
    This is when Champions and Heroes are birthed. The great majority of people when darkness strikes are down, depressed, can’t think, can’t move in sorrow and loss. The Champion shows and leads the way to safety and stability.

    Lean forward and move forward. Keep the edge.

    My last quote I created is: “When you look up you see de light; when you look down your see de feat!”

    God bless you all!

  32. “I’d rather have a life filled with “oh wells” than a life filled with “what ifs”.

  33. *whatever a man sows that he will also reap. galatians 6 v7. looks life is more on sowing and reaping

  34. During times of stress and anxiety
    “This too shall pass.”

  35. “Wherever you are, be all there.”~ Jim Elliot

  36. Kathleen Borlaza
    Kathleen Borlaza

    “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

  37. “lf you really want to do something ,you will find a way.If you don’t you find an excuse”-Jim John

  38. When in doubt, don’t and If it’s not an absolute ‘Yes’ it’s a no.

  39. Be the best of you all the time cause truth and being real is better than hypocrisy (lie)

  40. Always be your nature self

  41. Life is what you make it. Always has been and always will be! Grandma Moses

  42. Never settle for less!

  43. mercy ssempijja
    mercy ssempijja

    the bend of the road is not he end of the road until you refuse to turn

  44. my favourite quote

    Everything is determined by forces over which we have no control. its true for a star as well as for an insect. Human beings,vegetables and stardust all dance to a tune intoned in a distance by an invisible piper

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