A growing list of some of my favorite quotes…

“Make each day your masterpiece.” — John Wooden

“If at the end of a race you know yourself that you have done your best, you’re a winner.” — Bill Bowerman

“There is no trick to it. If you like to write and want to write, you write, no matter where you are or what else you are doing or whether anyone pays any heed.” — E.B. White

“Patience is a bitter seed but a sweet fruit.” — Gregory Ansel

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie-the-Pooh

“To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.” — from A River Runs Through It

“If you don’t make an effort to help others less fortunate than you, then you’re just wasting your time on Earth.” — Wayne Bryan

“Remember this, the choices you make in life, make you.” — John Wooden

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“Don’t tell me about your dreams of a castle, show me the stones you laid today.” — Wayne Bryan

“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“I love challenges and hurdles because they are opportunities.” — Deena Kastor

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey

“A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; for a decade, plant trees; for a lifetime, educate people.”— Chinese proverb

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.”—Althea Gibson

“When you take the elevator to the top, please remember to send it back down so someone else might use it.”— Dikembe Mutombo

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” — Muhammad Ali

“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” — Winston Churchill

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” — Vincent Van Gogh

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” — Abraham Lincoln

“You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” — A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.” — Magic Johnson

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” — Charles Dickens

“I felt the death loneliness that comes at the end of every day that is wasted in your life.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Write drunk, edit sober.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” — Ben Franklin

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” — John Lennon

“You ask me about the past, you ask me about the future, the only way to be happy is to be living right now.” — Yvon Chouinard

“When someone is giving you a gift, do not look at the gift. Do not look at your hands. Look at the face of the giver.” — Gregory Ansel

“If you give, you begin to live.” — Dave Matthews Band

“There is great joy in doing something for somebody else with no thought in receiving anything in return.” — John Wooden