Why do we love quotes? Quotes tell us that someone else has experienced what we are feeling right now. They always seem to find us at the right time. Quotes are our friends, a comforting thought when all we need is a friend.

Quotes about quotes

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They cost nothing and give us everything. We reach for our favorite quotes when everything around us is crumbling and hope seems like a million years away. We tuck them away in our purses; on sticky notes over our desk; underneath magnets on our refrigerator. We scribble them in our journals, doodle them on our notepads or type them awkwardly into our phones. When we find a long lost quote we relive that memory and cherish that moment again.

It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion.

— Abraham Lincoln

Every picture begs for a quote. When we see a bird perching on a branch, the fading rays of the sunset over the mountain or our little girl dancing in her brand new tutu, we search for a quote. Quotes are more than just words, they capture a transient feeling that words alone can’t express. When that elusive feeling is gone we still remember the quote that expressed it best.

A picture, it is said, is worth a thousand words, but cannot a few well-spoken words convey as many pictures?

— Author Unknown

Quotes can make a grown man cry; they can make a strong woman weep. Powerful words can etch their effects on our soul; they can carve a wound deeper than a knife or fuse the severed pieces whole.

Quotes are what we look for on birthdays, graduations and valentines. Quotes guide us through exuberantly happy days and interminably sad days. Our favorite quotes say a lot about who we are. Quotes divulge our deepest desires.

Quotes are everywhere in our daily lives; they live on in our hearts just to be found at the right moment. They bring us beauty, peace, happiness, hope, inspiration.

As long as language lives in this world, there will be quotes. We will love them and collect them. We will cherish them and share them.

All of us encounter, at least once in our life, some individual who utters words that make us think forever. There are men whose phrases are oracles; who can condense in one sentence the secrets of life; who blurt out an aphorism that forms a character, or illustrates an existence.

— Benjamin Disraeli

I have been a quote collector for many years now. I feel fortunate to be able to share my favorite quotes with the rest of you through RGL. I hope these 5 quotes (randomly drawn from my collection) will guide you to the answers that you seek!

It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else. We can enjoy every moment of movement, as long as where we are is as good as where we’d like to be. That’s not to say that you need to be satisfied forever with where you are today. But you need to honor what you’ve accomplished, rather than thinking of what’s left to be done.

— John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”

— Lao Tzu

If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.

— Carl Lewis

The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.

— Henry David Thoreau

When you win, say nothing, when you lose, say less.

— Paul Brown

Enjoy and share these brilliant quotes (while always crediting the author).