2011 Attendee Favorite & Inspiring Quotes
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." -Steve Jobs
One of my favorite quotes is "Your gift will make room for you and take you before great men"...the Holy Bible
"To be or not to be, that is the question" William Shakespeare"Lead, follow, or get out of the way." - Thomas Paine
"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
To achieve anything, you have to want it and exhibit an unswerving dedication to making it happen through whatever the obstacles and however long it might take. Successful people possess grit.
Don't speak about it, be about it."Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." - Les Brown
"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who could do nothing for him" - James D. Miles
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
I skate where the puck is going to be not where it's been. - Steve Jobs
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a Communist."
- Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian archbishop
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
God calls you to a place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet. - Fred Buechner
It all begins with a spark... (unknown)
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
To thine own self be true. -Shakespeare
"Wanting to do it has nothing to do with you doing it" - Me, end of first year in college.
“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” - Chinese Proverb
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right.” - Henry Ford
"You can achieve whatever you believe you can."
"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music" - Angela Monet.
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso
Say "Yes"! (Don't know the source)
The passion and energy of youth are our best hope to change the world. - Me
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Gandhi
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
- John Maxwell
"Great minds like a think" -The Economist Magazine
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Langston Hughes
"Celebrate life. Turn life into a blessing and make a blessing over life." - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
"Decide who to be and go be it" - Bright Eyes Knowledge is Power
"Do not condemn the sea men who embark and fail, but rather those who will not sail."
"Do your best for you to see and the world to recognize. Stay hungry. Stay stupid.
- Steve Jobs (Stanford commencement speech 2005)
"Live a life that has never been lived before, in which everything you experience is yours and only yours.
If you can manage what I told you, as I was never able to, you will give your life meaning." - Jonathan Safran Foer
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau
"Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it." - George Eliot
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Your idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours alone. The more the idea is yours alone, the more freedom you have to do something really amazing. The more amazing, the more people will click with your idea. The more people click with your idea, the more it will change the world." - Hugh Macleod, 'How To Be Creative' 1: Ignore Everybody.
"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful." - Marie Curie
"True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together." - Hugh Prather
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Affirm and actualize your future - Crystal Brown
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read.
You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
We have seen the future, and the future is ours.” - Cesar Estrada Chavez
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi
“The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself." - Garth Brooks
"The more on earth there are of loving hearts, the more worth loving. And the more the love which, like a
mirror, each to each imparts." - Dante, "Purgatory," Canto XV, 73-75
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back."
- Maya Angelou
I can except failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. - Michael Jordan
"College begins in kindergarten." - middle school teacher
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health
in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that
he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going
to die, and then dies having never really lived.
"It takes a Village." - African Proverb
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein
Anything you will do for free that is your passion. - Michael Bazing radio show
"Life is fake. Dreams are for real." -Tupac Shakur
Forgive to forget from my mom. To believe is to achieve. - Avondale middle school
"My life is my message." - Ghandi
A tiger does not proclaim his tigritude, he pounces. - Wole Soyinka
“The man is not sick because he has an illness; he has an illness because he is sick” Chinese proverb
If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Jesus Christ (Matthew 22:37-39)
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Dr. Howard Thurman
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:16)
Nothing beats a failure but a try....When music hits you feel no pain - Bob Marley
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson used by President Mandela in his inauguration speech.
"The Earth was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. - Kenyan proverb
I am a winner!
Uncertainty is about self-discovery. All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses
of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may
act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. - T.E. Lawrence
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” - Earl Gray Stevens
There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need
to be as mad as a hatter. - The Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland
"The only people who try to tell you that you can’t do something, are the people who have failed". - Chris Jericho
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path - Psalms 119:105
"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you
die the world cries and you rejoice." - Indian Saying.
Change is inevitable, but growth is optional. - CMSgt Betty Abraham (USAF)
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with
the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most
important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. - Steve Jobs
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the days of trouble and he knows those who trust in him. I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me. - The Bible
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. - Forrest Gump
Be all you can be. The choice is yours.
My 92 year old great-grandmother always says "Don't count your chickens before they hatch". It means be careful
not to be to sure of yourself. Always exercise patience.
Your past is history, your future is a mystery. Today’s a gift that’s why it’s called a present. (Author unknown)
Specialize in things thought impossible. - Gospel
"Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be. But, before you start pointing
fingers, make sure your hands are clean." - Bob Marley
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe." - Anatole France
"It's not who you know, but who knows what you can do." - Michael Robertson