50 Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt to inspire you

Today I offer you some interesting quotes by Theodore Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States, serving from 1897 to 1909.

He was born in Ohio in 1852 and moved to Illinois as a young man.

A key figure in the Progressive Era, he is known for his ambitious reforms aimed at reducing government corruption and promoting civil service efficiency.

Among his major accomplishments were the creation of the Civil Service Commission and the establishment of the Panama Canal.

He also played a major role in America’s entry into World War I.

Theodore Roosevelt died in 1921 at the age of 69.

By any measure, he was a successful man and successful people are always worth listening to.

So, without further ado, here are today’s quotes:

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (1-10):

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Don’t hit at all if it is honourably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

It behoves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams, the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (11-20):

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.

We can have no ’50-50′ allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens, they need a kick in the seat of the pants.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (21-30):

Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favour.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (31-40):

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

The government is us; we are the government, you and I.

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Quotes by Theodore Roosevelt (41-50):

I am a part of everything that I have read.

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!

The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.

It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

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25 corny puns that’ll make you smile or make you cringe

Do you like corny puns, dear reader? I hope so, because I’ve pulled together 25 of them for you. They’ll make you smile or make you cringe, but either way, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the clever wordplay.

So sit back and take a few minutes to enjoy them all.

Corny Puns:

  1. Dad, are we pyromaniacs? Yes, we arson.
  2. What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled.
  3. Writing my name in cursive is my signature move.
  4. Why do bees stay in their hives during the winter? Swarm.
  5. If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price.
  6. Just so everyone’s clear, I’m going to put my glasses on.
  7. A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.
  8. I lost my job as a stage designer. I left without making a scene.
  9. Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent florist friars.
  10. How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer.
  11. I once worked at a cheap pizza shop to get by. I kneaded the dough.
  12. My friends and I have named our band ‘Duvet’. It’s a cover band.
  13. I lost my girlfriend’s audiobook, and now I’ll never hear the end of it.
  14. Why is ‘dark’ spelt with a k and not c? Because you can’t see in the dark.
  15. Why is it unwise to share your secrets with a clock? Well, time will tell.
  16. When I told my contractor I didn’t want carpeted steps, they gave me a blank stare.
  17. Bono and The Edge walk into a Dublin bar and the bartender says, “Oh no, not U2 again.”
  18. Prison is just one word to you, but for some people, it’s a whole sentence.
  19. Scientists got together to study the effects of alcohol on a person’s walk, and the result was staggering.
  20. I’m trying to organize a hide-and-seek tournament, but good players are really hard to find.
  21. I got over my addiction to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. I won’t lie, it was a rocky road.
  22. What do you say to comfort a friend who’s struggling with grammar? There, their, they’re.
  23. I went to the toy store and asked the assistant where the Schwarznegger dolls are and he replied, “Aisle B, back.”
  24. What did the surgeon say to the patient who insisted on closing up their own incision? Suture self.
  25. I’ve started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness.

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9 of the best quotes to inspire you today

Best Quotes to Inspire You

Here are 9 of the best quotes to inspire you.

These are quotes from thought leaders intended to make you think.

They are words of wisdom full of inspiration.

Inspiration is energy, and if you can capture that energy, you can go on to become all you could be. And that should be our life’s purpose, surely? To be all we could be.

If you aspire to be more than you are now, then let these words of wisdom be the wind beneath your wings.

Best quotes to inspire you:

  1. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~EE Cummings
  2. A Number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. ~Joyce Meyer
  3. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn
  4. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  5. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were once only walls. ~Joseph Campbell
  6. It is always the simple that produces the marvellous. ~Amelia Barr
  7. The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~Bertrand Russell
  8. Let us make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. ~Malala Yousafzai
  9. All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. ~Earl Nightingale

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50 quotes on self-improvement to inspire you to achieve

Looking for some quotes on self-improvement that will inspire you to be more than you are, dear reader? Then you’re in the right place because I have some brilliant quotes to offer you today.

These are some of my favourite quotes of all time, and I always feel inspired when I read them.

So, take a few minutes, relax, and see which ones inspire you the most. Any that you really like, please feel free to add them to your journal.

If you don’t keep a journal, you should. I keep one, and in it, I make a note of anything and everything that inspires me. That’s where I’ve created the resource for all of these quotes on offer now.

Anyway, enjoy them all, and then please pass them on to your friends.

Quotes on self-improvement (1-10):

  1. If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney
  2. The only journey is the one within. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. All things are difficult before they are easy. ~Thomas Fuller
  4. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain
  5. It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~Nelson Mandela
  6. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. ~Babe Ruth
  7. Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. ~Bo Jackson
  8. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Eliot
  9. Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~Carol Burnett
  10. You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. ~Joyce Meyer

Quotes on self-improvement (11-20):

  1. My purpose is to lift your spirit and to motivate you. ~Mavis Staples
  2. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. ~Gordon B. Hinckley
  3. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert H. Schuller
  4. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. ~Harry Golden
  5. Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. ~W. Clement Stone
  6. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~Arthur Ashe
  7. In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. ~Nikos Kazantzakis
  8. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~Confucius
  9. When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. ~Carol Burnett
  10. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. ~Charles R. Swindoll

Quotes on self-improvement (21-30):

  1. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  2. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. ~Walter Elliot
  3. Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. ~Samuel Beckett
  4. Opportunity does not knock it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~Kyle Chandler
  5. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. ~Joyce Brothers
  6. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. ~William James
  7. Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. ~Simone de Beauvoir
  8. The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare. ~Bobby Knight
  9. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ~Vince Lombardi
  10. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~Martin Luther

Quotes on self-improvement (31-41):

  1. quotes-on-self-improvementDon’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. ~Ann Landers
  3. Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. ~Booker T. Washington
  4. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  5. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas A. Edison
  6. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. ~Jimmy Dean
  7. There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ~Aldous Huxley
  8. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda
  9. Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. ~Nido Qubein
  10. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. ~John Wooden
  11. You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plough right ahead. ~George Lucas

Quotes on self-improvement (42-50):

  1. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit’. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ ~Muhammad Ali
  2. Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ~H. L. Hunt
  3. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. ~John D. Rockefeller
  4. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. ~Ella Fitzgerald
  5. If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ~Jim Rohn
  6. If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride, and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. ~Bear Bryant
  7. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style. ~Maya Angelou
  8. I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything, at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities, not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything. ~Dan Millman
  9. Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment. It will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. ~Don Miguel Ruiz

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27 corny but funny puns to raise a smile or two

Funny PunsIf you like funny puns, then I’ve put together a batch of very corny ones in the hope they will raise a smile or two. They all made me smile, but for me, the cornier the pun, the better.

So, I hope you enjoy them all, dear reader.

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Funny puns:

  1. Odorless chemicals just don’t make scents.
  2. I love how the Earth rotates. It makes my day.
  3. I was working in a glue factory, but I couldn’t stick with it.
  4. Writing with a broken pencil is pointless.
  5. The cost of the space program is astronomical.
  6. I was inconsolable when my PlayStation was stolen.
  7. Our office defibrillator didn’t work. Nobody was shocked.
  8. I googled “how to start a fire” and got 869,000 matches.
  9. Did you hear about the fire at the circus? It was in tents!
  10. I used to be a history teacher, but there’s no future in it.
  11. How’s my long-distance relationship going? So far, so good.
  12. I cancelled my gym membership because it wasn’t working out.
  13. Waking up this morning was an eye-opening experience.
  14. I felt lonely, so I bought some shares. It’s nicer to have some company.
  15. If you’re thinking about singing karaoke with a friend, just duet.
  16. To whoever stole my antidepressants, I hope you’re happy now.
  17. I wanted to be an astronaut, but my parents told me the sky was the limit. 
  18. I sued the airport for mislaying my baggage, but I lost my case.
  19. There’s a fine line between a numerator and a denominator, and only a fraction of people will find that funny.
  20. I get claustrophobic in elevators, so I’ve started taking steps to avoid it.
  21. Tennis players have a hard time with relationships because love means nothing to them.
  22. What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One is heavy, and the other is a little lighter!
  23. A rubber band slingshot was confiscated in an algebra class for being a weapon of math disruption.
  24. What’s the difference between a nicely dressed man on a tricycle and a poorly dressed man on a bicycle? A tire. 
  25. The thing about shopping centres is that once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen a mall.
  26. My housemate told me to take the spider out instead of killing it. We went out and had some drinks. Cool guy. Wants to be a web developer.
  27. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, the nurse replied, “No change yet.”

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99 Short proverbs about life (you’ll just love No 54)

Short proverbs about lifeTravel around the world, and you’ll hear so many insightful, short proverbs about life and how best to deal with it.

Now I believe that the best education you can have is at the University of Life.

In my time at the University of Life, I’ve travelled to more than 70 countries, and I now have several journals of proverbs from around the world that I’ve collected along the way.

So, today I’ve put together another batch of those short proverbs about life that appeal to me.

In the era of COVID-19, in particular, Number 54 resonated with me.

So take a few minutes to reflect on them all, and then see how many of these little bite-sized pieces of wisdom you can work into your day.

Short proverbs about life (1-20):

  1. Even silence speaks. ~Hausa Proverb
  2. A stumble is not a fall. ~Haitian Proverb
  3. As you teach, you learn. ~Jewish Proverb
  4. Need is a bad negotiator. ~Icelandic Proverb
  5. Blame is a lazy man’s wage. ~Danish Proverb
  6. The bitter heart eats its owner. ~Bantu Proverb
  7. Mewing cats catch no mice. ~Georgian Proverb
  8. Nothing is easy to the unwilling. ~Gaelic Proverb
  9. All married women or not wives. ~Japanese Proverb
  10. A big chair does not make a king. ~Sudanese Proverb
  11. No road is long with good company. ~Turkish Proverb
  12. Prepare your proof before you argue. ~Jewish Proverb
  13. When deeds speak, words are nothing. ~African Proverb
  14. Ask for advice, then use your head. ~Norwegian Proverb
  15. Evil thoughts often come from idleness. ~Gaelic Proverb
  16. Fear an ignorant man more than a lion. ~Kurdish Proverb
  17. It’s easier to give orders than to work. ~Lithuanian Proverb
  18. A bad worker always blames his tools. ~Traditional Proverb
  19. Always tell the truth in the form of a joke. ~Armenian Proverb
  20. The noisiest drum has nothing but air inside. ~Filipino Proverb

Short proverbs about life (21-40):

  1. A disease known is half cured. ~Irish Proverb
  2. A contented man is always rich. ~Latin Proverb
  3. Locks keep out only the honest. ~Jewish Proverb
  4. Useful trees are cut down first. ~ Korean Proverb
  5. Gold glitters even in the mud. ~Lithuanian Proverb
  6. A dog with a bone knows no friend. ~Dutch Proverb
  7. As he thinks in his heart, so he is. ~Jewish Proverb
  8. A man dies when he stops working. ~Hebrew Proverb
  9. Promised berries will not fill the basket. ~Latvian Proverb
  10. He who puts up with insults invites injury. ~Jewish Proverb
  11. The wise man will be cheated only once. ~Finnish Proverb
  12. Examine what’s said, not who is speaking. ~African Proverb
  13. A man is known by the company he keeps. ~Gaelic Proverb
  14. Put it off for one day, and ten days will pass. ~Korean Proverb
  15. For every wise man, there’s one who’s still wiser. ~Kurdish Proverb
  16. Bad is called good when worse happens. ~Norwegian Proverb
  17. If you can’t use your eyes, follow your nose. ~Latvian Proverb
  18. People show their character through what they laugh at. ~German Proverb
  19. Don’t insult the alligator until you’ve crossed the river. ~Haitian Proverb
  20. Calm water does not mean there are no crocodiles. ~Indonesian Proverb

Short proverbs about life (41-60):

  1. A fish gets bigger when it gets away. ~Japanese Proverb
  2. You cannot strike a face that is smiling. ~Korean Proverb
  3. The wise man will be cheated only once. ~Finnish Proverb
  4. He who knows nothing doubts nothing. ~Brazilian Proverb
  5. Five fingers are brothers, but not equals. ~Afghan Proverb
  6. Against stupidity, God himself is helpless. ~Jewish Proverb
  7. A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth. ~Irish Proverb
  8. Use your enemy’s hand to catch a snake. ~Persian Proverb
  9. Nothing is difficult if you’re used to it. ~Indonesian proverb
  10. Make a friend when you don’t need one. ~Jamaican Proverb
  11. Who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure. ~Jewish Proverb
  12. By getting angry, you show you’re wrong. ~Malagasy Proverb
  13. Eggs have no business dancing with stones. ~Haitian Proverb
  14. Do it today. Tomorrow it might be forbidden. ~Finnish Proverb
  15. A man grows most tired while standing still. ~Chinese Proverb
  16. Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands. ~Jewish Proverb
  17. Boil the water and the scum will rise to the top. ~Berber Proverb
  18. You can’t take the milk back from the coffee. ~Jamaican Proverb
  19. No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen. ~Jewish Proverb
  20. A mother understands what a child does not say. ~Jewish Proverb

Short proverbs about life (61-80):

  1. Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile. ~Jewish Proverb
  2. If you’re not going to bite, don’t show your teeth. ~Ivorian Proverb
  3. Listen with one ear, be suspicious with the other. ~Laotian Proverb
  4. Bargain like a gypsy but pay like a gentleman. ~Hungarian Proverb
  5. A dog that barks all the time gets no attention. ~Argentine Proverb
  6. To a starving man, bread is sweeter than honey. ~Lithuanian Proverb
  7. Never beat a snake when you haven’t seen its head. ~Swazi Proverb
  8. The only truly dead are those who’ve been forgotten. ~Jewish Proverb
  9. Give a blind man eyes and he will ask for eyebrows. ~Georgian Proverb
  10. Don’t insult the alligator until you’ve crossed the river. ~Haitian Proverb
  11. Lower your voice and strengthen your argument. ~Lebanese Proverb
  12. Those who can’t dance say the music is no good. ~Jamaican Proverb
  13. A bad word whispered will echo one hundred miles. ~Chinese Proverb
  14. A fool and water will go the way they are directed. ~Ethiopian Proverb
  15. When a habit begins to cost money, it’s called a hobby. ~Jewish Proverb
  16. Only your friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Burmese Proverb
  17. He that is unkind to his own will not be kind to others. ~Galician Proverb
  18. A closed mouth and open eyes never did anyone harm. ~German Proverb
  19. The Sun does not forget a village just because it is small. ~African Proverb
  20. The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to know one. ~Jewish Proverb

Short proverbs about life (81-99):

  1. A good conversation is better than a good bed. ~Ethiopian proverb
  2. Romance without finance doesn’t stand a chance. African-American Proverb
  3. Be happy while you’re living for you’re a long time dead. ~Scottish Proverb
  4. A joke is often the hole through which the truth whistles. ~Japanese Proverb
  5. The coroner and the lawyer grow fat on the quarrels of fools. ~Gaelic Proverb
  6. Keep your eye on girls that don’t tell the mothers everything. ~Luxembourg Proverb.
  7. Never wrestle with a strong man, not bring a rich man to court. ~Latvian Proverb
  8. Don’t be so much in love that you can’t tell when it’s raining. ~Malagasy Proverb
  9. If there were no fools, how would we recognise the wise? ~Norwegian Proverb
  10. Offer the lazy man an egg, and he’ll want you to peel it for him. ~Lithuanian Proverb
  11. A chameleon does not leave one tree until he’s sure of another. ~Arab Proverb
  12. What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your tongue. ~Jewish Proverb
  13. Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut. ~Korean Proverb
  14. Consider the fact seven times before you suspect someone. ~Japanese Proverb
  15. Be sure that the candle is lit before you throw away the match. ~Creole Proverb
  16. Cold tea and cold rice are bearable, but cold looks and cold words are not. ~Japanese Proverb
  17. Offer the lazy man an egg, and he will want you to peel it for him. ~Lithuanian Proverb
  18. If the rich could hire someone else to die, the poor would make a wonderful living. ~Jewish Proverb
  19. Better to have a thousand enemies outside the house than to have one single enemy inside it. ~Lebanese Proverb

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50 of the best quotes of wisdom that’ll make you think

best quotes of wisdomDear Reader, If you’ve been searching for the best quotes of wisdom, then look no further.  Today, I have some real gems for you.

We all need a little inspiration each day, don’t we?

So today I offer you 50 of the best quotes of wisdom to really get you thinking. Enjoy them all.

Best quotes of wisdom (1-10):

  1. Hate is fear’s ugly sister
  2. You can’t argue with stupid
  3. Old ways don’t open new doors
  4. Be humble. You could be wrong
  5. Wisdom is knowing you know nothing
  6. Happiness equals reality minus expectations
  7. We must do what is right and not what is easy
  8. Follow your heart but take your brain with you
  9. No response is a response and a powerful one
  10. Life is a great adventure or it’s nothing at all

Best quotes of wisdom (11-20):

  1. The silent majority is irrelevant
  2. To change your life, change your thinking
  3. If you want respect, you must show respect
  4. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do
  5. Judge people by their questions, not their answers
  6. A fact is a fact, regardless of whether you believe it
  7. It’s not the years that do the damage; it’s the weekends
  8. What you tell yourself daily will lift you up or bring you down
  9. You can’t judge someone unless you’ve walked two miles in their shoes
  10. The fool does not think he’s wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool

Best quotes of wisdom (21-30):

  1. Always have a sense of purpose
  2. Never offer your enemies an open goal
  3. The incentives will dictate the outcome
  4. We are the sum total of our experiences
  5. Not everyone will care as much as you do
  6. Mistakes are simply lessons to be learned
  7. Nothing’s free. For everything, there’s a price
  8. Never give power to people you cannot trust
  9. Defend what matters to you or you will lose it
  10. The choices we make dictate the quality of our lives

Best quotes of wisdom (31-40):

  1. Life’s what you make it
  2. You can’t train experience
  3. Never underestimate people’s gullibility
  4. Define who you are or someone else will
  5. Successful selling starts with warm leads
  6. A bad attitude will never win hearts and minds
  7. Pandering to people’s preferences rarely ends well
  8. We all make a living by selling something to someone
  9. Those who seek to control the language aim to control the debate
  10. There’s no elevator to success. You must climb the stairs, one by one.

Best quotes of wisdom (41-50):

  1. You’re as perfect as anyone else
  2. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself
  3. Do more of what makes you happy
  4. Live now, for you’ll be a long-time dead
  5. Giving is easy, but taking back is difficult
  6. Enjoy today, for tomorrow is promised to no one.
  7. You can get more money, but you can’t get more time
  8. Just because it looks genuine doesn’t mean it’s not fake
  9. Prepare now and you’ll be ready when opportunity knocks
  10. People have political power when they have numbers on their side

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60 witty one-liners and quotes to make you smile

60 QUOTES TO MAKE YOU SMILEToday I offer you some witty one-liners and quotes to make you smile, dear reader.

If you’re having a tough time, the best medicine to improve how you feel is a little laughter and a few quotes that will resonate with you.

In the blog post that follows, there is a treasure trove of sparkling wit and wisdom. Handpicked, these quotes are not just words – they’re little rays of sunshine wrapped in syllables.

So, dive into this delightful reservoir and let the words tickle your funny bone and lighten your heart!”

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Quotes to make you smile (1-10):

  1. I’m not odd; I’m a limited edition.
  2. I would lose weight, but I hate losing.
  3. The older I get, the earlier it gets late.
  4. If I were a bird, I know who I’d poop on.
  5. I’m not lazy. I’m in energy-saving mode.
  6. I wish more people were fluent in silence.
  7. Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.
  8. If stress burned calories, I’d be a supermodel.
  9. My house was clean last week. Sorry, you missed it.
  10. On the upside, bad decisions do make good stories.

Quotes to make you smile (11-20):

  1. Never trust stairs; they’re always up to something.
  2. Being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff.
  3. I followed my heart, and it led me straight to the fridge.
  4. I don’t have a bucket list, but my to-do list is a mile long.
  5. Yes, I’m so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed!
  6. Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.
  7. Having plants in the house is a great way to pretend you have your life together.
  8. You know you’re a grown-up when you get excited about a new sponge for the kitchen.
  9. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of your regular debt payments.
  10. My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I started. So far, I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms, four bags of Maltesers and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.

Quotes to make you smile (21-30):

  1. If being an adult is soup, then I’m a fork.
  2. I’m not late; I’m just operating in a different time zone.
  3. If you’re hotter than me, then I guess I’m cooler than you.
  4. I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is 14 days.
  5. The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions.
  6. Some people are like clouds. When they disappear, it’s a beautiful day.
  7. You never truly understand something until you try to explain it to a toddler.
  8. Parallel lines have so much in common. It’s a shame they’ll never meet.
  9. Laughter is like a windshield wiper; it doesn’t stop the rain but lets you keep going.
  10. My bed and I have a special relationship; we’re perfect for each other. But my alarm clock just doesn’t seem to understand.

Quotes to make you smile (31-40):

  1. I didn’t trip, I was doing a random gravity check.
  2. When life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
  3. If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead yet?”
  4. If Cinderella’s shoe was a perfect fit, why did it fall off?
  5. Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is?
  6. I’m writing a book on procrastination. I’ll start tomorrow.
  7. The fridge is a perfect example of what matters is on the inside.
  8. Life update: Currently holding it all together with a single bobby pin.
  9. My bank balance is a constant reminder that I’m safe from identity theft.
  10. To err is human. To blame it on someone else shows management potential.

Quotes to make you smile (41-50):

  1. Exercise? I’m sorry, I thought you said, ‘extra fries’.
  2. I tried to be agreeable once. Worst two minutes of my life.
  3. My favourite childhood memory is not having to pay bills.
  4. I don’t need an inspirational quote in the morning. I need coffee.
  5. If you see me talking to myself, just know I’m having a staff meeting.
  6. Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
  7. My greatest wish in life is that someone would want me like I want chocolate cake.
  8. Diet Day 1: I have removed all the unhealthy food from the house. It was delicious.
  9. You’re never too old to throw random stuff in people’s shopping carts when they aren’t looking.
  10. Money can’t buy happiness. But it can buy wine and chocolate, which is pretty much the same thing.

Quotes to make you smile (51-60):

  1. I’m currently unsupervised. I know, it freaks me out too.
  2. Yes, I have a six-pack. It’s just protected by a layer of fat.
  3. Behind every working mother is a substantial amount of coffee.
  4. You know you’re old when your candles cost more than your cake.
  5. I think I need glasses because I keep seeing people with two faces.
  6. Common sense is so rare these days, that it should be considered a superpower.
  7. If we’re not supposed to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?
  8. Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is realizing the other person is a complete idiot.
  9. I never run. So, if you see me running, you should run too because something very scary will be chasing me.
  10. When you realise that stressed is just desserts spelt backwards, you’ll understand the importance of comfort food.

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101 best mottos for life to inspire you

BEST MOTTOS FOR LIFEIf you’ve been searching for the best mottos for life then there are some really good ones here for you today, dear reader.

Take a few moments to be inspired by them all and see how many of them you can work into conversations over the next week or two.

My favourite is the first one. It was actually the motto of the High School I attended (well a version in Latin, “Ingenio Vivimus”). I live by this memorable motto to this day.

Do you have a favourite from the list?

Either way, if you find them interesting, please feel free to quote them and share them too.

Best mottos for life (1-20):

  1. We live by our ingenuity. 
  2. Someday never comes.
  3. Act in haste; repent at leisure. 
  4. Character is forged in adversity.
  5. Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
  6. Life will be as good as you make it. 
  7. Nothing will change unless you do.
  8. If it’s in the past, leave it there.
  9. It’s not death we fear, it’s suffering.
  10. You never know who’s watching you.
  11. To survive we must all sell something. 
  12. Prejudice is the ugly side of insecurity. 
  13. Never be afraid to sing your own song.
  14. Calm waters don’t make skilled sailors.
  15. Never underestimate the power of fear. 
  16. Reward without effort is not sustainable.
  17. It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep.
  18. You’ll be a long time dead, so live life now.
  19. The price of fame is the erosion of freedom.
  20. If you can serve the many, riches will follow.

Best mottos for life (21-40):

  1. The once unthinkable can become thinkable.
  2. When you see crazy coming, cross the street.
  3. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  4. A sense of purpose is intrinsic to our happiness.
  5. Prosperity results from enterprise and hard work. 
  6. Judge people by what they do, not what they say.
  7. Businesses don’t provide great service, people do.
  8. Being busy is not the same thing as adding value. 
  9. It’s easier to stay in shape than it is to get in shape. 
  10. Be the right person, and you’ll find the right person. 
  11. Ignore what others think, for they rarely think at all.
  12. Enjoy today because tomorrow’s promised to no one. 
  13. Politics is guided more by pragmatism than principle.
  14. You don’t need to be an expert to make a difference.
  15. Mistakes serve as invaluable lessons we don’t forget. 
  16. Wealth comes from what you do with what you earn. 
  17. The clutter that now fills your home was once money.
  18. When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose. 
  19. Who will watch the Watchmen? We must do it ourselves. 
  20. The future has yet to be written but you’ve got the pen.

 Best mottos for life (41-60):

  1. We must all work to live but we must never live to work.  
  2. Being imperfect is the one thing we all have in common.
  3. Don’t treat yourself as an afterthought. You matter too.
  4. You cannot save someone who doesn’t want to be saved. 
  5. Good intentions mean nothing if we fail to deliver results.
  6. Just because they seem nice, doesn’t mean they are nice.
  7. Silenced voices are not the same as hearts and minds won. 
  8. No amount of negative thinking will ever make you happier. 
  9. I’ll decide who I am. I won’t be pigeonholed by other people.
  10. To conquer and subdue a people, first, you must divide them.
  11. Every day can be a good day if you choose to see it that way. 
  12. Everyone sees things within the limits of their own perception. 
  13. Don’t settle for anything less than what you really want in life. 
  14. If you’ve got skills that are in demand, you’ll always have work. 
  15. No two people experience exactly the same journey through life.
  16. Follow your heart for none of us know what tomorrow may bring.
  17. Never judge anyone until you’ve walked two miles in their shoes.
  18. Our deepest fear is that we’re inadequate and we’ll be found out. 
  19. The only part of your life that really matters is between now and dead. 
  20. What’s obvious to you is not necessarily obvious to someone else. 

Best mottos for life (61-80):

  1. You’ll never please everyone, so you might as well please yourself.
  2. You’re not what you’ve done; you’re what you’ve had to overcome. 
  3. Don’t settle for a life you’re given. Work hard for the life you want.
  4. We have to deal with the world as it is and not as we’d like it to be. 
  5. Don’t do unto others that which you wouldn’t want done unto you. 
  6. Life’s real priorities are a roof over your head and food on the table.
  7. No politician has the power to improve your life. That’s for you to do. 
  8. Government debt is simply a form of taxation on future generations. 
  9. If you want to succeed then first you must believe you can succeed. 
  10. In a crowded market, fitting in is not an option. You must stand out. 
  11. If the price of anything is your peace of mind then it’s too expensive. 
  12. What you’re paid right now is not the limit of your earning potential. 
  13. You don’t need qualifications or a college degree to make an impact. 
  14. Take a look at your job and ask yourself, “What am I becoming here?”
  15. The uncritical embrace of fashionable dogma is the folly of our times.
  16. Humour and charm are potent assets if you’re lucky enough to have them. 
  17. What you nearly did means nothing. It’s what you’ve done that counts. 
  18. If change is to happen, you must first decide that change is necessary. 
  19. Your life experiences will be dictated by what you’re willing to settle for.  
  20. You’ll never get rich unless you master the art of paying yourself first. 

Best mottos for life (81-101):

  1. Do what you do best. Add real value and over time you’ll get noticed. 
  2. Never, ever think youre not good enough. Youre as good as anyone.
  3. When it comes to temptation, the easiest one to resist is the first one. 
  4. For everything, there’s a price and that price must always be paid first. 
  5. Money’s not important but it’s up there with oxygen for sustaining life.
  6. Your attention is valuable, so it has a price. Don’t give it away cheaply.
  7. You’ll never get anywhere unless you’re determined to get somewhere. 
  8. The best way to learn is on the job. Nothing beats hands-on experience. 
  9. Never let anyone dull your sparkle. You were put on this earth to shine.
  10. No lesson’s more powerful than lessons learned from mistakes we make.
  11. Once you recognise you’re being used, you’re a fool if you let it carry on.
  12. Your circumstances do not dictate your life experiences, your choices do. 
  13. If you want your kids to be happy, presence matters more than presents.
  14. Life’s too short to waste any of it arguing with strangers on social media. 
  15. There are people who get off on being deeply unpleasant to other people. 
  16. Time is our most precious resource, yet we often give it away so cheaply. 
  17. You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
  18. A good relationship requires compromise but never requires self-sacrifice. 
  19. People will always have problems needing solutions. That’s an opportunity.
  20. You’re younger today than you’ll ever be again. Make the most of life now.
  21. Don’t let your mouth overload your back. It’s perfectly reasonable to say no.

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35 funny quotes about life guaranteed to make you smile

FUNNY QUOTES ABOUT LIFEToday I’m in a philosophical mood, so I thought I’d explore some funny quotes about life. Every quote on the list I’ve curated made me smile, so I hope at least a few of them make you smile too, dear reader.

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Funny quotes about life (1-10):

  1. A wise man once said nothing.
  2. Life’s short. Smile while you still have teeth.
  3. I’m not lazy. I’m just in energy-saving mode.
  4. Life’s hard but it’s even harder if you’re stupid.
  5. You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?
  6. Life can be summed up in three words. It goes on.
  7. If you try to fail and succeed, which have you done?
  8. Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.
  9. Life is like ice cream. You must enjoy it before it melts.
  10. I’d like to live like a poor man, only with lots of money.

Funny quotes about life (11-20):

  1. Life can be a handful. That’s why you’ve got two hands.
  2. You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at.
  3. Housework probably won’t kill you, but why take the risk?
  4. Behind every great man, there’s a woman rolling her eyes.
  5. Life was easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.
  6. Stressed spelt backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not.
  7. Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.
  8. Always borrow money from pessimists. They don’t expect it back.
  9. Life’s not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you’re drunk.
  10. I know what’s around the corner. I just don’t know where the corner is.

Funny quotes about life (21-35):

  1. The more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap. Stay safe. Eat cake.
  2. If you think you’re too small to be effective, try sleeping with a mosquito.
  3. Revenge sounds so mean. Better just to think of it as returning the favour.
  4. You may call them swear words but to me, they’re just sentence enhancers.
  5. There are three things a woman needs in life. Food, water, and compliments.
  6. They say you attract what you fear. Well, $10 million scares the life out of me.
  7. Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
  8. I made a giant ‘To Do List’ for today. I just can’t figure out who’s going to do it all.
  9. You need three bones to succeed in life. A backbone, a wishbone, and a funny bone.
  10. Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never seem to use it.
  11. You never know how much you’ve got in life until you decide to de-clutter your house.
  12. When I said that I cleaned my room, I just meant I made a path from the doorway to my bed.
  13. Dear life, when I said, “Can this day get any worse?” it was a rhetorical question, not a challenge.
  14. Never trust people who smile constantly. Either they’re selling something or they’re not very bright.
  15. During the day I don’t believe in ghosts. When I hear a strange noise in the middle of the night, I’m more open-minded.

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