In this page you will find my favorite quotations.

In English

  1. "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius
  2. "If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater."
  3. "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." - David Viscott
  4. "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato
  5. "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." - Barbara Johnson
  6. "Many things have fallen only to rise higher." - Seneca
  7. "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca
  8. "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes
  9. "When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken." - Benjamin Disraeli
  10. "Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough." - George Bernard Shaw
  11. "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." - Jimmy Buffett
  12. "The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say." - Tom Stoppard
  13. "Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway!" - Unknown
  14. "If we get everything that we want, we will soon want nothing that we get." - Vernon Luchies
  15. "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov
  16. "A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself." - Unknown
  17. "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa
  18. "Misfortune shows those who are not really friends." - Aristotle
  19. "Strong reasons make strong actions." - William Shakespeare
  20. "Keep it as simple as possible but not simplier." - Albert Einstein
  21. "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." - Mark Twain
  22. "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." - Plato
  23. "The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  24. "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." - Marie Curie
  25. "When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right." - Albert Guinon
  26. "The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him." - Henry Stimson
  27. "The average person thinks he isn't." - Father Larry Lorenzoni
  28. "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov
  29. "When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him." - Thomas Szasz
  30. "An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous." - Henry Ford
  31. "Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less." - Rabbi Julius Gordon
  32. "The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before." - Thorstein Veblen
  33. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
  34. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." - Gandhi
  35. "The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget." - Thomas Szasz
  36. "Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." - Ambrose Bierce
  37. "To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." - GK Chesterton
  38. "The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever." - Anatole France
  39. "There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher." - Victor Hugo
  40. "Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." - Andre Gide
  41. "The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." - Albert Einstein
  42. "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." - Abraham Lincoln
  43. "If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error." - John Kenneth Galbraith
  44. "Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead." - Erma Bombeck
  45. "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Mahatma Gandhi
  46. "We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  47. "To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal." - Peter Ustinov
  48. "A lie told often enough becomes the truth." - Lenin
  49. "Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it." - Michel de Montaigne
  50. "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." - Albert Einstein
  51. "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
  52. "A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her." - Oscar Wilde
  53. "The essence of pleasure is spontaneity." - Germaine Greer
  54. "Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves." - Carl Sagan
  55. "You create your opportunities by asking for them." - Shakti Gawain
  56. "Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it." - Irving Berlin
  57. "Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment." - Evan Esar
  58. "Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning." - Bil Gates
  59. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
  60. "The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity." - Helen Rowland
  61. "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick
  62. "It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it." - Arnold Toynbee
  63. "It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem." - Malcolm Forbes
  64. "The essence of pleasure is spontaneity." - Germaine Greer
  65. "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill
  66. "People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them." - Anatole France
  67. "It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway." - Evan Esar
  68. "Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
  69. "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas A. Edison
  70. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  71. "The less you know, the more you believe." - Bono
  72. "Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others." - Jules Renard
  73. "If at first you don’t succeed. Skydiving is definitely not for you." - Unknown
  74. "Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight." - Bill Gates

In Turkish

  1. Kaybeden takımda kazanan olmaz. - Bilinmeyen.
    • İnsanların çogu kaybetmekten korktuğu için, sevmekten korkuyor.
    • Sevilmekten korkuyor, kendisini sevilmeye layık görmediği için.
    • Düşünmekten korkuyor, sorumluluk getireceği için.
    • Konuşmaktan korkuyor, eleştirilmekten korktuğu için.
    • Duygularını ifade etmekten korkuyor, reddedilmekten korktuğu için.
    • Yaşlanmaktan korkuyor, gençliğinin kıymetini bilmediği için.
    • Unutulmaktan korkuyor, dünyaya iyi bir şey vermediği için.
    • Ve ölmekten korkuyor aslında yaşamayi bilmediği için.

           - William Shakespear, (Deniz Akalın)

  2. Sevip ve kaybetmek, sevmemiş olmaktan daha iyidir. - Seneca
  3. Bir mıh bir nal
    Bir nal bir at
    Bir at bir asker
    Bir asker bir çenk
    Bir çenk bir vatan kurtarır

           - Bilinmeyen, (Tevfik Aktuğlu)