20 THOUGHT PROVOKING QUOTES

I thought I would take a break from the doom and gloom of all things recent, and instead just do a quick blog post of 20 thought provoking quotes. Enjoy!


A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. – Winston Churchill

A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you’re not enough without one, you’ll never be enough with one. – from the movie Cool Runnings (1993)

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint. – Albert Schweitzer

A problem is something to solve. If there’s no solution, it’s not a problem, so stop treating it like one. – Jonathan Tropper, from his book This is Where I Leave You

A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing. – Muhammad Ali

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A tree falls in the forest and no one puts it on YouTube. Did it really ever happen? – from the movie Point Break (2015)

As long as you’re talking, you’re not listening. – from the movie Creed (2015)

Asking Allah may not make the mountain smaller, but it can make the climbing easier. – Anon

Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you. – Anon

Be sure it’s your real self you’re showing. Because it is your real self that needs to be loved. – Daphne Rose Kingma

Beautiful people are not always good, but good people are always beautiful. – Anon

Careful the spell you cast…Sometimes the spell may last. – from the movie Into The Woods (2014)

Clothing yourself with the best character is more appealing than clothing yourself with expensive labels. – Mufti Ismail Menk

Do not depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in the darkness. – Ibn Taymiyyah

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln

How much is it worth to have a clear conscience? – from the movie Pale Rider (1985)

I am not a puppet, I will work against your strings. – lyrics from the song Money On My Mind by Sam Smith

I don’t normally talk about my religion publicly because I don’t want people to associate me and my flaws with this beautiful thing…And I believe it is a beautiful religion if you learn it the right way. – Dave Chappelle, a Muslim

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. – J K Rowling, from her book Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

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