Top for 2013: Quotations

In the second of my top visited lists for 2013 these are the most visited quotes.

Welsh WatersThere’s no methodology to the quotes that I post, I’m just posting something that I’ve found interesting. I think that the diversity is also reflected in the ones that get visitors.

I try to do a little bit of research before I post a quote to make sure that it’s real, but it’s not always possible to be absolutely sure.

  1. “Every act of communication is an act of translation” Gregory Rabassa
  2. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank
  3. “I’m looking for someone to share in an adventure.” Gandalf
  4. “Vision is a picture of the future that produces passion.” Bill Hybels
  5. “The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all – doing nothing.” Benjamin Franklin
  6. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” C.S. Lewis
  7. “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” J. R. R. Tolkien
  8. “Storytelling is fundamental to the human search for meaning.” Mary Catherine Bateson
  9. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Zig Ziglar
  10. “After more than forty years leading and mentoring people, I have come to the conclusion that responsibility is the most important ability that a person can possess.” John C. Maxwell
  11. “If everyone has to think outside the box, maybe it is the box that needs fixing.” Malcolm Gladwell
  12. “Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  13. “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” Denis Waitley
  14. “Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein
  15. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham
  16. “The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” William Booth
  17. “You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not.” Isabel Allende
  18. “Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” Zig Ziglar
  19. “A candle loses nothing of itself in lighting another candle” Thomas Jefferson
  20. “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” Theodore Roosevelt
  21. “The two most powerful things in existence: a kind word and a thoughtful gesture.” Ken Langone, co-founder, Home Depot
  22. “Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity.” Colin Powell
  23. “Are you being reasonable? Most people are reasonable; that’s why they only do reasonably well.” Paul Arden
  24. “It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.” Aristotle
  25. “If you’re being chased by a police dog, try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They’re trained for that!” Milton Jones

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