Top 50 Wonderful Quotes

I made a list of my favorite 50 wonderful quotes in honor of my 50th birthday. Enjoy!

  • "I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details." Albert Einstein
  • "An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind." Mahatma Gandhi
  • "Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." Winston Churchill
  • "Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing." Albert Schweitzer
  • "Time is money." Benjamin Franklin
  • "The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end." Benjamin Disraeli
  • "The Almighty has His own purposes." Abraham Lincoln
  • "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread." Alexander Pope
  • "You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar
  • "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa
  • "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln
  • "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." John F. Kennedy
  • "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." Henry Ford
  • "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Vince Lombardi
  • "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." Nikolaus von Jacquin
  • "Hitch your wagon to a star." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find." John F. Kennedy
  • "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." Vince Lombardi
  • "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln
  • "Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." Benjamin Franklin
  • "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older." Tom Stoppard
  • "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Eugene Purcel
  • "God helps them that help themselves." Benjamin Franklin
  • "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
  • "One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't." George Bernard Shaw
  • "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts." Winston Churchill
  • "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." George Washington
  • "Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. " Benjamin Franklin
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius
  • "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
  • "Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul." Wayne Dyer
  • "I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work."
    Thomas Edison
  • "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." Vince Lombardi
  • "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." John F. Kennedy
  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world." Albert Einstein
  • "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." Erica Mann Jong
  • "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
  • "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "If you would be loved, love and be lovable." Benjamin Franklin
  • "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Benjamin Franklin
  • "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." Mario Puzo
  • "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Confucius
  • "He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword." Jesus Christ
  • "Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become." Maharishi-Mahesh-Yogi
  • "When life gives you lemons make lemonade." Jimmy Buffett
  • "Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one." Benjamin Franklin
  • "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson

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~Wonderful 50th Birthday Quotes~

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. " Coco Chanel

"Looking fifty is great--if you're sixty." Joan Rivers

"The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty." Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." Muhammad Ali

~Wonderful Birthday Quotes~

"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time." Jean Paul Richter

"Men are like wine: some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age."
Pope John XXIII

"All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much." George Harrison

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

"A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip." Author Unknown

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." Oprah Winfrey

"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." Larry Lorenzoni

"First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly." Branch Rickey

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age." Robert Frost

"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again." Menachem Mendel Schneerson

"No wise man ever wished to be younger." Jonathan Swift

"Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many." Plato

"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
Mahatma Gandhi

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." Chili Davis

"Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair." Sam Ewing

"I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now." Author Unknown

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened."
Jennifer Yane

"We are always the same age inside." Gertrude Stein

"It takes a long time to grow young." Pablo Picasso

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act." Truman Capote

"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle." Bob Hope

"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine." Frank Sinatra

"Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese." Billie Burke

"The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune." Pope Paul VI

"Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives." Maurice Chevalier

"You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." Bob Hope

"Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever." Don Marquis

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball

"Middle age is having a choice between two temptations and choosing the one that'll get you home earlier." Dan Bennett

"The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it." Doris Day

"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician." Author Unknown

"There is still no cure for the common birthday." John Glenn

"We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it." Author Unknown

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age." Thomas B. Aldrich

"Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake." Author Unknown

"Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed." Charles Schulz

"They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body." Author Unknown

"Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself." Tom Wilson

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it." Mark Twain

"When I have a birthday I take the day off. But when my wife has a birthday, she takes a year or two off." Author Unknown

"To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living." Henri Frederic Amiel

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