Favorite Well-Put Words

You can Quote Me on that...

I am a sucker for a well-put word, shocker, huh?!


Based on the number of boards on Pinterest labeled “Quotes,” I know I’m not the only one!


I keep a quote board… and not just on Pinterest! Here are some of my favorite quotes, on all different subjects… enjoy!


“We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.” W. Somerset Maugham


“Whatever you can do, or dream you can dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Geothe


“It is not what you are that hold you back, it’s what you think you are not.” Dennis Waitley


“When you face two options and each seems to please God, consider the on that displays God’s glory, powers, and strength. This makes room for God to reveal Himself to and show Himself through you. Don’t be fearful about the hard road He may ask you to take… He desires to show Himself strong in you and will encourage you to do things that require trust and faith.” Priscilla Shirer


“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly… Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end  the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst – if he fails, at least fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold timid souls who have… known neither victory, nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt, Sorbonne lecture, 1910


“A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are for.” William Shedd


“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare


“I put my heart and my soul into my works, and have lost my mind in the process.” Vincent Van Gogh


“… so quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.” Ruth Hulbert Hamilton


“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“God designed us to be purposeful… [He] never taught us to be comfortable and maintain the status quo… go, grow, and change the world. Inertia is our choice.” Elisa Morgan


“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a might one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” George Bernard Shaw


“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot


“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K. Rowling


“The greatest thought that has ever entered my mind is that one day I will have to stand before a holy God and give an account of my life.” Daniel Webster (of Webster’s Dictionary fame!)


As I typed this I realized a theme… you think I’m inspired by motivational quotes?! Ha!


What are some of your favorite quotes? I’d love to read them in the comments!

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