Great Quotes

We all love pithy points that pack a punch of truth. This collection will continue to grow. Feel free to add your favorites at the end.

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams

A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping,
and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

George Elliot

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain:
it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
C.S. Lewis, The Problem Of Pain

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful;
for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Truth without Love is not really Truth. Love without Truth is not really Love.
Pastor Jonathan Wiggins, Resurrection Fellowship Church

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Gustave Flaubert

Don’t make the mistake of saying you’re sorry when you’ve really hurt yourself.
Niki Moran

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle;
you can live as if everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

John Muir

What is most personal is most universal.
Henri Nouwen

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only
by the most delicate handling.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

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