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A compilation of quotes I like. I add new entries to the top!

Benjamin Franklin

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Napoleon Hill

"Any person who has the ambition to give up a part of his spare time to studying at home has in him those qualities which make for leadership."

'The person who stops studying merely because he hasfinished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what may be his calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.'

Peter Drucker

"Universities won't survive. The future is outside the traditional campus, outside the traditional classroom."

Charles Haanel

"To improve our conditions we must first improve ourselves."

Zig Ziglar

"It's your attitude not your aptitude that ultimately determines your altitude."

Brian Tracy

"Anything less than a commitment to excellence is an acceptance of mediocrity."

Mahatma Gandhi

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."

Rickson Gracie

”If you believe, then you have already taken the first step towards your achievement.”

Robert Greene

"Mastery is not a function of genius or talent. It is a function of time and intense focus applied to a particular field of knowledge."

Eric "ET" Thomas

"When you wanna be successful as bad as you wanna breathe, then you will be successful."

"You will never be successful until I don't have to give you a dime to do what you do."

Eckhart Tolle

"Are you polluting the world or cleaning up the mess? You are responsible for your inner space; nobody else is, just as you are responsible for the planet. As within, so without: if humans clear inner pollution, then they will also cease to create outer pollution."
--The Power of Now

Richard Bandler

"There are all kinds of things we can do in this world to make it a better place but we must start with ourselves."

Henry Ford

"Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right."

Avalon Theisen

"Empower other people, ordinary people to connect with the environment through small acts."
-- 11 year old SAVE THE FROGS! Student Ambassador Avalon Theisen at the 2013 Hillsborough YEA! Award ceremony

Jeff Olson - The Slight Edge

"There are only two possibilities. You are either going for your dreams or giving up your dreams. Stretching for what you could be or settling for what you are."

Napoleon Hill

"The most profitable time a man devotes to labor is that for which he receives no direct or immediate financial compensation. For it must be remembered that there are two forms of compensation available to the man who works for wages. One is the wages he receives in money. The other is the skill he attains from his experiences; a form of compensation that often exceeds monetary remuneration, for skill and experience are the worker's most important stock and trade through which he may promote himself to higher pay and greater responsibilities."

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve."

"The two roads that lead to poverty and riches travel in opposite directions. If you want riches, you must refuse to accept any circumstance that leads to poverty. (The word "riches" is here used in its broadest sense, meaning financial, spiritual, mental, and material estates)."

"A quitter never wins and a winner never quits."


"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Neil Young

"Respect mother earth and her giving ways
Or trade away our children's days"

Peter Tchaikovsky

"There is no doubt that even the greatest musical geniuses have sometimes worked without inspiration. This guest does not always respond to the first invitation. We must always work, and a self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood. If we wait for the mood, without endeavoring to meet it halfway, we easily become indolent and apathetic. We must be patient and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination."

Seth Godin - Tribes

"The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow."

Dave Foreman - Co-Founder of EARTH FIRST!

"When a chainsaw rips into a 2,000 year old redwood tree, it's ripping into my guts. When a bulldozer plows through the Amazon rainforest, it's ripping through my side. And when a Japanese whaling ship fires an exploding harpoon into a great whale it's my heart that's being blown to smithereens."

Huey P. Newton

"Let us go on outdoing ourselves; a revolutionary man always transcends himself or otherwise he is not a revolutionary man, so we always do what we ask of ourselves or more than what we know we can do."

"The task is to transform society; only the people can do that -- not heroes, not celebrities, not stars."

"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution."


The terrible thing about hell
Is that when you're there you can't even tell
As you move through this life you love so
You could be there and not even know

Kerry Kriger

"Practice Positivity"

"Music is a conduit to the pure essence of the universe, free yourself of all obstacles and distractions and tap into it."

"Radiate positive energy and watch your life improve". August 5, 2013

"The vast majority of people tell you what you can't accomplish. Those people should be ignored, for they do not understand the power of dedication."

"Inspiration is experiencing something that makes you remember, re-define, or otherwise expand your conception of what is possible."

"Proud to inspire fear in those who harm, harass, kill or otherwise
oppress frogs." -- January 23rd, 2013

"Our deepest thoughts come either during bliss, despair, exhaustion or some combination thereof."

"Never depend on the government."

"There is no greater enemy than indecision."

"I'm concerned as much with the content and origin of my food as I am with the taste."

John F. Kennedy

"All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days...but let us begin." 

Ozzy Osbourne

"There are no unachievable goals."

Senator Albert Jeremiah Beveridge of Indiana

On the origin of the term grassroots: "This party has come from the grass roots. It has grown from the soil of people's hard necessities."

Edward Abbey

"The idea of wilderness needs no defense; it only needs defenders."

Morihei Ueshiba

"The greatest victory is the victory over oneself."

"A warrior's mission is to foster the success of others."


Obama greatness

Pink Floyd

"All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be."

Neo - The Matrix

"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."

Capt. Paul Watson

"And in this war between our species and the others, I side most passionately with them against us, a proud traitor to my species..."

"Hominid cockroaches scurry evilly over mutilated whales
Nations weigh decisions on corrupted scales,
Talk, the excuse for doing nothing at all,
Diplomacy, the justification for the Japanese to stall."

Harvey Danger

"I've been around the world
And found that only stupid people are breeding.
The cretins cloning and feeding
And I don't even own a TV."

Public Enemy

"Elvis was a hero to most but he
Elvis was a hero to most but he
Elvis was a hero to most but he never meant shit to me.
The sucker was racist, simple and plain,
Mother fuck him and John Wayne.
I'm ready, I'm hyped and I'm amped.
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamp."

Note from KK: I love Elvis. Not sure he was racist, this is just good poetry.


"Don't tell people what you're going to do; show them what you've done."