Category Archives: Quotes

On Life Examination

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Twain said, “The unexamined life may not be worth living, but the life too closely examined may not be lived at all.”

Courage Quotes

Here’s a group of quotes on courage I collected this morning.

Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again, and it will succumb.
- William Makepeace Thaceray

You don’t learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well-hammered yourself.
-George Bernard Shaw

Fortune helps the brave.

Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
- Winston Churchill

In difficult situations, when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are safest.
- Livy

Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
- Georges Jacques Danton

Facing it – always facing it – that’s the way to get through it. Face it!
-Joseph Conrad

Risk! Risk anything! Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
- Katherine Mansfield

…an imperfect plan implemented immediately and violently will always succeed better than a perfect plan.
- George Patton

Steve Jobs says:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living
someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the
results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’
opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They
somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is

George S. Patton on Winning a Battle

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”  

-  George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian