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What quote had the most impact on you?

Asked by lookingforwhy (117points) May 8th, 2011

I don’t exactly have a specific quote that made an impact on me but I’m curious if anyone had an actual quote that impacted them? I tend to find quotes that share the same experience that I went or going through.

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creative1's avatar

Don’t knock it until you try it

Neurotic_David's avatar

“Time heals all wounds”

… because it does.

jaytkay's avatar

Never explain, never complain

jasonwiese55's avatar

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

Marcus Aurelius AD 121–180

SavoirFaire's avatar

“A very popular error: having the courage of one’s convictions; rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack on one’s convictions!!!”
—Friedrich Nietzsche

SABOTEUR's avatar

“You can’t make sense
out of nonsense.”

SuperMouse's avatar

Two quotes that I try to keep in mind. The first is longish but it touches me incredibly deeply and has gotten me through some pretty rough times. The second just really resonates strongly with me.

“And now I give you a commandment which shall be for a covenant between you and Me—that ye have faith; that your faith be steadfast as a rock that no storms can move, that nothing can disturb, and that it endure through all things even to the end; even should ye hear that your Lord has been crucified, be not shaken in your faith; for I am with you always, whether living or dead, I am with you to the end. As ye have faith so shall your powers and blessings be. This is the balance—this is the balance—this is the balance.”

Abdul Baha (Adib Taherzadeh, The Revelation of Baha’u’llah v 4, p. 217)

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” -Maya Angelou

KateTheGreat's avatar

“You really aren’t THAT special, so quit acting like it.”

My mother is the wisest woman I know.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

“Nothing is ever as good as it seems, and nothing is ever as bad as it seems”.
Lou Holtz, after winning the playoffs.

one week later

“Nothing is ever as good as it seems, and nothing is ever as bad as it seems”.
Lou Holtz, after losing the championship.

creative1's avatar

Another quote that impacts me greatly is “Do onto others as you would have them do onto you”

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

“I can’t have anybody with me, who isn’t with me”.
Lex Luthor, Superman 3?

koanhead's avatar

“No matter where you go… There you are.”

Buckaroo Banzai, my personal role model.

Thammuz's avatar

“If anyone in this shithole city gave two tugs of a dead dog’s cock about Truth, this wouldn’t be happening.” ~ Spider Jerusalem

Nothing like a drug addled gonzo journalist to change your worldview.

ucme's avatar

“He who laughs loudest is considered to be the village idiot!”
I mean, I was only having fun with a string of sausages & a bare arsed midget! No need for name calling now is there? XD

Atacama's avatar

“What is the only way to hurt a man who has lost everything? Give him back something broken.”

Gave me the strength to not forgive someone when every fiber of my being was screaming for me to.

OpryLeigh's avatar

“If you love someone, let them go and if they come back to you it was meant to be”. It go t me through a very difficult loss.

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