Life Motto's and Quotes

Below are motto's and quotes which are important to me and I strive to implement into my life.  If I could find the origin, I listed it, but some are either unknown or have multiple sources.  


  • May you be safe.
  • May you be healthy.
  • May you be happy.
  • May you live with ease.

I was sad I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet.  This is my primary life motto.  It reminds me when times are tough, for many they are even tougher.

Information is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom.  I first heard this in the 1980's by a man being interviewed about personal computers and how they will change our lives.  The interview suggested we will all be much smarter with PC's and this was the reply.  The man was right on both, PC's changed our lives, but would be hard to argue they have increased wisdom.  

The easiest person to lie to in life is yourself.  

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  Matthew 7:3  
Thou should love thy neighbor as thyself.  Matthew 22:39 
I have always felt these two short verses define, at least in my estimation, what it means to be a Christian.  

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.  Albert Einstein
Education is not the learning of facts, it’s rather the training of the mind to think.  Albert Einstein 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  Declaration of Independence

Thoughtful intelligent people can disagree without being disagreeable.  

Life is short, drink the good wine first.  There is nothing more depressing to contemplate then your friends drinking your good wine at your funeral which you were saving for a special occasion.