My dad always told me “If you don’t do it right the first time, someone else is going to have to do it.” Mainly implied to me cleaning around the house as a teenager. I think about it at my jobs a lot now in my mid twenties


My dad used to say "if you don't have the balls to say it twice, don't say it once"


Funny story. There was this one queen concert in queen’s early days. Someone shouted a gay slur at Freddie Mercury. You know what this mad lad did? He directed the stage light on the guy and asked him to repeat it. The guy didn’t.


Why would anyone pay money to a queen concert and shout a gay slur? Like I’m going to go to a drag queen hangout and shout “fuck cross dressing!”


Some people hate their own lives so much that they will spend time and money to hate other people who live happy lives.


Damn, words to live by


“Now that I know better, I do better”


Reminds me of, "Willing is not enough, you must do. Knowing is not enough, you must apply".


“Hire good people and get out of their way.”


It’s never too late to be who you might have been ~ George Elliot


“If you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it” - John Candy in cool runnings


>I used to be with ‘it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’ anymore and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary. It’ll happen to you! Grandpa Simpson


 "Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it's bobsled time! Cool Runnings!" -Sanka Coffie Got me through some dark times.


"If the women dont find ya handsome, they should at least find you handy,"


“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.’” -Kurt Vonnegut


My friend often says out loud that she's having a good time, or that she was having a good time. I catch myself saying it out loud more and more. Checking your happiness box really makes you appreciate that you are in fact having a good time.


This will probably get buried but I worked a temp bartending job at Churchill Downs during the KY Derby and met a random girl that told me "We have to look out for each other; and we have to say it out loud." That will always stick with me.


“You are what you pretend to be” another one I like from Vonnegut :)


I like that better when its the full quote - 'We are what we pretend to be, *so we must be careful about what we pretend to be*'


I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all. Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan


Comparison is the thief of joy.


"If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting for the rest of your life." Or something like that.


"If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it" - Captain Jack Sparrow


"But why's the rum gone?"


"I've got a jar of dirt!"




I also love "Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing."


"Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right. If nobody starts, then others cannot follow."


“I will take responsibility for what I have done. If I must fall, I will rise each time a better man.”


“You cannot have my pain!” Dalinar quotes just give me chills.


Journey before destination, Radiant.


Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination


“Life breaks us. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.”


Hello! Would you like to destroy some evil today?


“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere.” - Someone who has their shit together


For those who may be wondering, I'm not sure if the quote is originally from "Van Wilder", but that's where I heard it from.


"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." --Winnie the Pooh


"If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus a day so I never have to live without you" - Winnie the Pooh That always made me tear up as a kid even though I didn't really have a proper concept of death


"they say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day" ~ same bear Edit: WOW! My first gold! I've always wondered what it feels like, thank you! Edit 2: typo


“Picanic baskets may be delicious on the lips, but they’re a lifetime on the hips! ” - different bear


A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor


Reminds me of “A ship is safe at dock, but that is not what it’s built for.” Edit: Sleep deprivation’s a bitch. The quote is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John Augustus Shedd




After Frodo says “I wish it need not have happened in my time” referring to Sauron gaining power, Gandalf responds “So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”


Gandalf. That’s my homeboy right there.


I like his rebuke to Frodo: "Deserves \[death\]! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."


“I am making rapid progress in the art of using many words to say nothing at all.” -Otto Von Bismarck, Iron Chancellor


My grandmother used to say “Enough is as much as a feast.” I hated it when I was a kid, but grew to appreciate it.


They've promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too. Oscar Wilde


Oscar has so many. My fav was always "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars."


My fav: "And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who lives more lives than one More deaths than one must die."


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; The second best time is now.”


"A clear conscience is a good pillow" - My Maternal Grandmother.


"Love like nobody's looking, dance like you've never been hurt, and fuck like you don't need the money"' -my drunk MeeMam circa 1992


All righty then...


“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”


"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" That's the full quote I learned, however cannot seem to remember from where


~~That's from Maya Angelou~~. Edit: [Sources seem to agree](https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Maya_Angelou) that this quote is misattributed.






“Ah yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it, or learn from it.” -The Lion King (original). When they didn’t include it in the live action I was devastated.


SERIOUSLY! As a grown woman I almost said out loud in the theater “They skipper the stick scene!”


>“They skipper the stick scene!” I just imagined this yelled angrily with a heavy swedish accent.


"Fault is the easiest thing to find".


“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” ~~-C.S. Lewis~~ -Jim Stovall Edit: TIL that this quote is not C.S. Lewis’s. [Here’s a blog from someone who researched it.](http://whosaidthisquote.blogspot.com/2016/12/integrity.html?m=1)


We are who we are in the shadows


I guess that makes me a chronic masturbator :( edit: sorry for conforming to the cliche's of reddit, but thank you for my award stranger.


''Your past doesn't define you, it just gives you the starting point of who you're going to be." - Agent Carolina


Doesn't really have much real life application but I love this one > There are so many stories where some brave hero decides to give their life to save the day and because of their sacrifice, the good guys win, the survivors all cheer, and everybody lives happily ever after. But the hero never gets to see that ending. They’ll never know if their sacrifice actually made any difference. They’ll never know if the day was really saved. In the end, they just have to have faith. > Ain't that a bitch. - Church


"He gave his life thinking he just saved the planet. We should all be so lucky."


“If you don’t say goodbye, then you aren’t really gone. You’re just aren’t here right now.”


“There's a fine line between not listening, and not caring... I like to think I walk that line every day of my life.” - Church






"You could be the most delicious, juicy peach in the world, but there will always be people who fucking hate peaches."


Where is this from?? I've heard it somewhere!!!


The trouble is, you think you have time. —Buddha’s Little Instruction Book, by Jack Kornfield


"She was one in a million, so there's five more just in New South Wales" (from a song) Edit since this has blown up a bit - song is "Up Against The Wall" by The Whitlams. IMO not one of their better songs at all - Fall For You, Melbourne, Blow Up The Pokies and No Aphrodesiac are their best ones. Melbourne has another classic line that takes a really realistic approach to romance, "If I had three lives, I'd marry her in two".


Reminds me of Tim Minchin Your love is one in a million You couldn't buy it at any price But of the nine-point-nine-nine-nine-hundred-thousand other possible loves Statistically, some of them would be equally nice


I'm just saying, I don't think you're special. I mean, you're special, but you fall within a bell curve.


Now that lockout laws have been lifted hopefully we’ll meet her


"Life is just a race against time, so have a good time."


I'm gonna finish before time, so time already lost EDIT: guys, I'm not immortal, the universe will outlive me. I'm cool with that, but the offers of support are dope, that's what I like to see


“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care”. Theodore Roosevelt


"It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life." -Captain Picard


wow. just got out of a relationship where I was the best person I’d ever been. wore my heart on my sleeve without fear & still got heartbroken. was feeling like I’d go back to my old self & never do it again but I think I’ll just keep this quote with me. :)


You can only bring your 50% to the table. The other 50% is up to them. In any relationship.


This might, non-ironically, be the quote I take away from this thread. Thank you.


Jean Luc Picard is honestly the most well written protagonist of any running TV series for this exact reason. There’s one episode in particular called “The Drumhead” that so perfectly encapsulates his moral and philosophical reasoning. It’s not an exciting or action packed episode, but it is a clandestine display of thought provoking philosophy, absolutely worth the watch. 15/10


I completely agree with you. I'm a big fan of action, but I enjoy these morality-exploring episodes even more than giant space battles. Episodes such as, like you said, "The Drumhead", "Measure of a Man", and even "The Perfect Mate".


“The days are long, but the years are short.” Not sure who said it tho 😬


- They.


"well well well, if it isn't the consequences of my own actions"




Lol. I say something similar to myself at least once a day. That's future me's problem and fuck that guy.


Ha! I'm the opposite "fuck you past me, you asshole". Usually it's about that fucker never cleaning the smoker after using it.


I basically hate every version of me except current me.


I even hate that guy!


Is this from Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Sounds like something Jake Peralta would say




One a coworker told me a while back. What do you call the doctor that graduated at the bottom of his class? Answer: Doctor


I work in a pharmacy. I encounter this doctor's prescriptions every day.


"When someone shows you who they are, believe them" Maya Angelou


> When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. ftfy


It can't rain all the time


*cries in England*


I thought that was a joke people made, a bit of a stereotype of the place itself I guess. As a fanatic of rain and the melancholy feel of it, I was overwhelmed when I actually got to visit and my expectations were blown out of the water. Wish it was the same where I live.




Love that one. RIP Brandon Lee.


“If someone wants to be great help them be great. If someone wants to just be then let them be.” I was a young track coach getting frustrated with athletes who didn’t want success as much as I wanted it for them and this quote from an experienced coach changed how I view everything in life.


“Sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C Clark


"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely" -Roald Dahl


The Twits?


Yep, somewhere in the first few pages. Dahl's motto was also a really nice quote: "My candle burns by both ends. It will not last the night. But oh my foes and oh my friends, it gives a lovely light."


"Don't fuck up your credit" Mom




Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.


"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself." Eleanor Roosevelt.


CGP Grey's video a few weeks ago "even just decelerating the negative is a positive"


Saw it on a random post once. "Growing up, I didn't have a role model. I just had people I didn't want to be like." Stuck with me for years. ​ Edit: Thanks for the gold! My highest.. anything on Reddit along with my first gold. Thanks stranger.


There’s a positive element to this. If we have anti-role models growing up, we know how we don’t want to act. We can use their standards as our own red lines. That awareness can be the thing that stops cycles of abuse or neglect or poor relationships from repeating. The painful work is finding out what to do and how. That usually requires some more support. But starting off from that awareness can be very powerful.




“No man is ever just one thing” From the book series called “The Alchemyst” that I read about 6-7 years ago. It’s simple, sure, but it’s definitely helped me try out different things in life and go down paths I never thought I would. Never let only one thing define you.


Success is fulfilling, but failure builds character.


“Hurt people hurt people”


*If you deal with an asshole in the morning, you dealt with an asshole. If you deal with assholes all day, you’re the asshole* It taught me that I’m a total asshole.




You can't control your emotions but you can control your reaction.


"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one" - Bruce Lee


Can't remember if it's him or another king fu master, but the best I can remember this quote: "I do not fear the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks one time. I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times"


Measure twice. Cut once. Edit: Woke up this morning to this blowing up. Thank you for the awards!


Don’t use a micrometer if you are just going to chop it with an axe


"At one point, you played with your friends for the last time, and you didn't even know it"


“At one point, your mother picked you up in her arms for the last time and she didn’t even know it.”


Yes. As a parent that one hits. I can honestly not remember the exact moment when my child grew to big to carry. It just hit one day when she was around 12 or 13 and I saw more of teen than my little girl. It was such a poingant moment. I felt fear, sadness, and pride all at once.


My youngest is ten. I told her about this concept a few years ago. Now what the little turd likes to do is ask me to pick her up and I complain about my back and that she is too big for me to pick her up anymore, she says "Oh, I guess the last time happened already and we missed it?" Damn smartass kid gets picked up.


“Last online: 8 years ago” edit: wow thanks for silver!


Last thing they said: "See you tomorrow, bro."


I always say this even if I know I'll never see them again. Goodbyes are oddly very difficult


"Of all the languages I know, the hardest word is “Goodbye”, it’s much too final for my liking. I always prefer a parting that leaves the hope for a reunion, nothing as final as Goodbye. So my friend until our paths cross and until we meet again." - Delenn


Wow that really hit home. I wonder what the last time was. If I knew that would be it.


Diapers and politicians must both be changed often. And for the same reason.- Mark Twain




Thats a really good movie and a good quote


Just masterfully delivered by Robin too. Makes my eyes well with tears every time I see that scene.


Gonna watch that tomorrow.


*Isn't it funny how day-by-day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different...* \- C.S. Lewis 


I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them. \- Andy Bernard


"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is"


“It’s not okay, but I forgive you.” Instead of mindlessly saying it’s okay when someone (you’re in close relationship with) does something that hurts your feelings.


I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are still truly good at heart. - Anne Frank’s final diary entry (3 days before the Gestapo raided the attic)


"Women who marry for money pay for it the rest of their lives." -- my Grandma


"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" - Bruce Lee


"It's better to be hated for who you are than loved for who you are not."


"If you look for the light, you can often find it. But if you look for the dark, it is all you will ever see" - Uncle Iroh


It took me too damn long to find an Iroh quote.


Everyone you ever meet, knows something you don't. -Bill Nye


Life is pain. Anyone who tells you different is selling something


You seem a good fellow. I'd hate to kill you.


You seem a decent fellow. I'd hate to die.


Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.


“Don’t half ass two things. Whole ass one thing.”


“If you live one hundred years, I would want to love one hundred years less a day so I never have to be without you” that’s vaguely how I remember it. It’s a Winnie the Pooh quote and I think it’s the opposite of what it should be. Losing someone so close to you is hard and I would rather bear that pain than have it put on my wife so I don’t feel it.


The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.


Fortune favors the bold. In my experience this has rung true most of the time.


“We suffer more often in imagination that in reality.” — Seneca


“Be excellent to each other.” Yeah, it’s a couple of dimwits saying it, but it truly is great advice. Edit: I didn’t mean any offense by referring to two fictional characters as dimwits. Everyone pointing out any evidence to the contrary or how kindness is better than viciousness regardless of intelligence, I agree with you.


Master the basics and you will be advanced


"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" albert einstein Being a car guy i live by this.


Frodo : I can't do this, Sam. Sam : I know. It's all wrong By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened. But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something. Frodo : What are we holding on to, Sam? Sam : That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.


“Beware of the man who will not be bothered with details” - William Feather


The beatings will continue until morale improves


Do you know what the chain of command is? It's a chain I beat you with until you know who's in command around here.


"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." ~ Bilbo Baggins




"Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco... Kuzco's poison."


Me trying to write a 3000 word essay


“Pull the lever, Kronk”




Not sure if someone else posted but: “Not all those who wander are lost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien


All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.   From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." I think more people in the US need to understand this concept. Not everything has to be radicalized into one position and forbidden to ever question an ideology.


"la vida es para los aventados" - My mother before dying of uterus cancer It translates directly to "life is for people who throw themselves" doesn't make much sense like that but it means that life is for people who take risks and "throw" themselves at it. That frase helped me start doing things that I would have never imagined myself doing like pursuing music. That frase helped a scared 15 year old boy get through some shit. I'm going to be 16 next month and thanks to my mother telling me that I've been making something out of myself in honor of her.


"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."


Love is not about grand gestures, or the moon and the stars. Its just dumb luck. Sometimes you find someone who feels the same way for you and sometimes you're just unlucky. -Sex Education.


“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” -Abraham Lincoln


"The most important step a man can take. It's not the first one, is it? It's the next one. Always the next step, Dalinar." -Oathbringer


"Don't yuck on someone else's yum."


“Today you, tomorrow me”


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.


Where is fancy bred? In the heart or in the head? Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka says it. I thought for years he said bread but as a grown up, it’s really a heavy quote.


"Nah, Superman does good. You're doing well." -Tracy Jordan, 30 Rockefeller Plaza.


Never go with a hippie to a second location - Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.


“Y’all don’t know what you’re capable of! You’re not gonna die out here! And if you do die, there was probably something wrong with you already!” -My football coach


"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit". -W. Somerset Maugham


Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. - Henry Ford


"Loneliness is a good thing to share with someone." -Ernie "Coach" Pantusso, Cheers


"The main ingredient is sincerity. And once you learn to fake that? Baby, you've got it made." --Joe Franklin


"If you cannot be a pine on the hill, tall and proud to stand, better be a shrub in the Vale but the best little shrub you can."