Great Quotes

Here are some great quotes I have seen, borrowed and picked up over the years.

Also a few of my own I have coined as well.


“Close only counts in hand grenades and bowls – Unknown.”


“Masked I advance” – Rene Descartes


“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire” – Sir Winston Churchill


“I love mankind, it’s people I can’t stand” – Charles M. Schulz


“No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar” – Abraham Lincoln


“Life is the game that must be played” – Edwin Arlington Robinson


“If I was two faced would I be wearing this one?” – Abraham Lincoln


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power” – Abraham Lincoln


“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde


“A wounded deer leaps the highest” – Emily Dickinson


“Don’t confuse efforts with results” – Unknown


“You can’t polish a turd” – Unknown


“Airports – great, until you get there” – C P Sennett


“Think lightly of yourself and think deeply of the world” – Miyamoto Musashi


“The trick in life if learning how to deal with it” Helen Mirren


“If nothing changes, nothing changes” – C P Sennett


“Get a grip” – Alan Sennett (my father)


“Journo’s are supposed to report the news, then I read their opinion” – C P Sennett


“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room” – Sir Winston Chruchill


”The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.” – Sir Winston Churchill


“Women are the fairer sex but the most underhanded” – C P Sennett


“I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone’s example.” – Tobey Maguire


“My punches are just as hard in Chicago as in New York.” – Sonny Liston


“Be happy in your own skin before you start invading others.” – C P Sennett


“You can abandon your own body, but never let go of your honor” – Miyamoto Musashi


“Sales – It’s like fishing, one rod, one chance.  4 rods, 4 chances but if there are no fish in the water you’ll still blank.” – C P Sennett


“Money can’t buy you happiness, however it can buy walls to keep the rest of the world out.” – C P Sennett


“Why torture yourself when life’ll do it for you?” – Unknown


“Words, how little they mean when they are too late.” – Taylor Swift


“Happiness is not having to worry about which way the loo roll faces.” – C P Sennett


“The Price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau


“Jealousy, the strongest poison known to man!” – C P Sennett


“To be the man you’ve gotta beat the man.” – Ric Flair


“99% of life’s problems become jokes within six weeks.” – C P Sennett


“The Question isn’t at what age I want to retire, its at what income.” – George Foreman


“A man who stands for nothing will fall for everything.” – Malcolm X


“Life is playing poker with the devil.  One day he’ll get a Royal Flush.” – C P Sennett


“Pay attention even to life’s trifles.” – Miyamoto Musashi


“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare


“Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade” – An English Proverb


“We only get one shot on the roller-coaster of life, keep your one climbing.” – C P Sennett


“When your opponent is hurrying recklessly, you must act contrarily and keep calm.  You must not be influenced by the opponent.” – Miyamoto Musashi


“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown


“Watch your actions; they become habits.” – Frank Outlaw


“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – A Buddhist Proverb


“I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn’t.” – Unknown


“A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can’t.” – Unknown


“You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain.” – Miyamoto Musashi


“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky


“Nodding the head does not row the boat” – An Irish Proverb


“The time to change was yesterday; the time to wake up is now.” – Judge Judy


“Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision a nightmare.” – A Japanese Proverb


“He went to the hospital with bleeding kidneys and me, I went dancing with my wife.” – George Chuvalo after losing to Muhammad Ali.


“If you screw things up in tennis, it’s 15-love.  If you screw up in boxing, it’s your ass.” – Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb


“Things never go so well that one should have no fear, and never so ill that one should have no hope.” – Turkish Proverb


“Quit staring at my package!” – Kurt Angle


“The great thing about getting older is you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” – Madeleine L’Engle


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand” – Unknown Apache


“I have a new philosophy, I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” – Charles M. Schulz


“When you find a love that is worth fighting for, not even hell is safe.” – C P Sennett


“I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to go away and give birth to a book.” – Stephen Fry


“Just when you think you know the answer….I change the question.” – Rowdy Roddy Piper


“A friend is known when needed.” – A Saudi Proverb


“Kids, as much as we moan about them, their cuddles make the world a better place.” – C P Sennett


“Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your mother-in-law.” – A Japanese Proverb


“Stumbling isn’t falling.” – Malcolm X


“Finding a good woman isn’t so hard, finding good in-laws I’ve only managed once.” – C P Sennett


“We are what we believe we are.” – C S Lewis


“Why are funny jokes so damn hard to remember.” – C P Sennett


“My grandmother always told me; beauty fades, but dumb is forever!” – Judge Judy


“If war solves nothing…why is it only used when diplomacy fails?” – C P Sennett


“Facebook, the heroin of our age.” – C P Sennett


“Power never takes a back step, only in the face of more power.” – Malcolm X


“Do as your told boy!” – Common to most dad’s including mine.


“Social media, where opinions are passed off as fact.” – C P Sennett


“When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.” – Norm Crosby


“Conman are some of the best dressed people you’ll meet.” – C P Sennett


“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – William Shakespeare


“Better 3 hours too soon than a minute too late.” – William Shakespeare


“I’m not smart enough to lie.” – Ronald Reagan


“Organs are for the living.” – C P Sennett


“A negative attitude is like a flat tyre…you can’t get anywhere until you change it.” – Unknown


“When vanity supersedes logic, you end up dead or worse off” – Unknown


“If you think the grass on the other side is greener, it’s because it is fertilised with bulls**t” – Unknown


“Sometimes you have to give up on people, it isn’t that you don’t care.  It is that they don’t.” – Unknown


“A mans approach is often determined by a woman’s presentation.” – Unknown


“All of us could learn a lesson from the weather.  It pays no attention to criticism” – Unknown


“To feel real love, you have to let yourself be vulnerable and fear loss.” – C P Sennett


“People who can’t do something themselves are all to quick to tell you that you can’t do it.  Ignore them and believe.” – Will Smith


“If you stay ready you ain’t got to get ready!” – Will Smith


“There are plenty of things to play with.  A person’s feelings is not one of them!” – Unknown


“You look like to 10 lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag!” – Unknown


“You look good, the extra weight suits you.” – Unknown


“An empty vessel makes the most noise.” – Unknown


“Just because some people are fuelled by drama doesn’t mean you have to attend the performance.” – Cheryl Richardson


“If you ran like your mouth you would be in good shape!” – Unknown


“Don’t cling to a mistake because you spent years making it” – Unknown


“The truth, no matter how unpalatable it is to you, is still the truth.” – Unknown