This section simply contains quotes by the people we’ve come to respect.  They’ve accomplished many things in their lives, paving the way for future generations.  The words they speak gives us something to think about, teachings us a little something new.  If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.

Happy reading!


“Destiny is not written for us, but by us.”

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”

– Barack Obama


“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that spreads peace.”

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.  This is the eternal rule.”

– Buddha


“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.  Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

– Dalai Lama


“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke


“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

– George Orwell


“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

– John F. Kennedy


“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.”

“Nonviolence is fine, as long as it works.”

“There is no better than adversity.  Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”

– Malcolm X


“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King


“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

– Nelson Mandela


“The essence of peace for the good of our people, are charity and justice.  Freedom from the cruelty of our enemies is the only reason we fight.”

“Our nation may be strong at one time and weak at another, but never in time have we suffered from a lack of heroes.”

– Nguyen Trai


“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another without loss of enthusiasm.”

– Winston Churchill

One Response to “Quotes”

  1. I love your blog. I have to say that I am disappointed that you would put JFK’s quote on here, given his role in the assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Nhu.

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