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The Greatest Quotations of All Time

May 26th, 2011
The Awesome Meter

Not only did I comb through a lifetime of quotations I’ve collected to bring you this top ten list. I also made a web mashup out of a subset of the quotations I collected which you can play with.

  1. Pat MacDonald:

    Someone said a good song reveals stuff you don’t want others to know about you. A great song, reveals stuff you don’t want to know about yourself.

  2. Nietzsche:

    Without music life would be a mistake.

  3. Benny Hill:

    Girls are like pianos. When they’re not upright, they’re grand.

  4. Garfield:

    Life is like a Ferrari, it goes too fast,
    but thats all right because you can’t afford it anyway.

  5. Diogenes the Cynic:

    How can he be considered great, since he has been a philosopher for so long and has never yet disturbed anybody?

  6. Theodore Roosevelt:

    It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done 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 and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows 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 know neither victory nor defeat.

  7. Timothy Leary:

    Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

  8. Henry Ford:

    You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

  9. Dr. Seuss:

    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

  10. Bobby Emmons and Chips Moman:

    The only two things in life that make it worth livin’
    Are guitars that tune good and firm feelin’ women.

Maybe it isn’t the ten best quotations of all time, but they are pretty damn good. I chose them over 1000s of others and that is saying a lot.

Even More Quotations

I have continued to collect quotations and to refine my favourite quotations mashup. Also in an attempt to improve the search engine optimization and usability of the collection have created something of an index to the collection which now numbers over four hundred quotations. If you have a favourite quotation you can leave it in a comment below.

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