May 16, 2017

Be inspired by these classic quotes


"It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech."

Mark Twain


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"When you see someone putting on big boots, you can be sure adventure is about to happen."

Winnie the Pooh


"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take the chance?"

Edgar Bergen


"If you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life."



"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."



"The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it."

Napoleon Bonaparte


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"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money."

Susan Heller


"A secret known to three people can be kept – if two of them are dead."

Benjamin Franklin


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein


"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do."

Benjamin Franklin


"Energy and persistence alter all things."

Benjamin Franklin 


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"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"Efficiency is intelligent laziness."

David Dunham


"An optimist is someone who says a glass is half full. A pessimist says it’s half empty. A reengineering consultant says, looks like you’ve got twice as much glass as you need."



"What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value."

Thomas Paine


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"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished."

Francis Bacon


"The safest way to approach lava is to have another person with you, and he goes first."

Volcano photographer Villi Knudsen


"When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels."

Edward Dahlberg


"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference."

Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted."

John Lennon


"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."

Vernon Law


"Human ingenuity will never discover any inventions more beautiful, more appropriate or more direct than nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous."

Leonardo DaVinci


"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. So, throw off the bowlines; sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Mark Twain


"Travel is glamorous only in retrospect."

Paul Theroux


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"All who wander are not lost."

J.R.R. Tolkien


"It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to."

J.R.R. Tolkien


"The world is a book, of which those who stay in one place read only one page."

St. Augustine


"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible."

Jean Kerr


"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."

Mary Wilson Little


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"This is fine country for the waterproof explorer."

Richard Henry, on New Zealand’s Fiordland region, 1896


"Mehemea koe na tuoho, meinga ki te maunga teitei."

[If you should bow to greatness, let it be to a lofty mountain.]

Maori proverb


"There will be 5,000 cars built at the most. There are not any more chauffeurs to steer them."

Gottlieb Daimler


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