Good Quotes

• As I see it, good quotes and sayings are characterized by ...
• ... Truth
• ... Inspiration
• ... Motivation
• ... Humor & Fun
• So that's what you're going to find here!
• If you so desire ... jump to the list of good quotes & sayings.

Truth, Inspiration, Motivation, Humor & Fun

I love quotes and sayings! Good ones, that is.

A good quote or saying can not only entertain and brighten the day, it can do so real quick, because most quotes and sayings aren't very long. It's like a quick fix of something nice.

Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.
~ William Hazlitt ~

I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly.

~ Buckminster Fuller ~

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Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours.

~ Richard Bach ~

Success comes in cans, not cant's.
~ Inspirational saying ~

When I decide if a quote (or a saying) is 'good' or not there are a few things I check for ...

Good Quotes Contain: Truth

The first and most important thing I look for in good quotes, quotations, sayings, proverbs, mottos, etc. for is this:

- Does the quote in some way reflect what you might call a higher truth?

What that means is: Is this quote more in line with absolute reality [LINK] than usual? If it is, I consider it positive and I may write it down for that reason alone.

You want to be someone, really be someone? Then be yourself.
~ Inspirational saying ~

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

~ Bertrand Russell ~

Don't find fault, find a remedy.
~ Henry Ford ~

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
~ Mark Twain ~

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.
~ Bertrand Russell ~

Good Quotes Contain: Inspiration/Motivation

Another thing I look for in good quotes is this:

- Does the quote inspire & motivate me, and make me feel good inside?

If it's more in line with absolute reality than average then it probably will make me feel good inside. In any case inspirational quotes and inspirational sayings are among my favourites. That goes for motivational quotes and motivational phrases as well, though not quite to the same extent.good quotes stop cursing the darkness

Stop cursing the darkness and start lighting candles.

~ Motivational saying ~

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
~ Henry Ford ~

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.

~ Motivational saying ~

Good Quotes Contain: Humor & Fun

The third thing I look for in good quotes is this:

- Is the quote funny? Does it make me smile, chuckle or even laugh out loud?

If it does, then I like it. I love to smile. And chuckle and laugh. I want a large percentage of my time in this body to be spent doing just that! :-)

I want to join The National Association of Procrastinators, but I never seem to get around to it.

~ Motivational saying ~

Procrastination is the greatest labour saving invention of all time.

~ Motivational saying ~

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

~ Herm Albright ~

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.

~ Mark Twain ~

I can resist everything except temptation.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

Quotes with Both Truth, Inspiration/Motivation & Humor/Fun

Some quotes, quotations, sayings, proverbs and mottos actually succeed in combining a bit of both truth, inspiration and fun:

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
~ Mark Twain ~

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.

~ Oscar Wilde ~

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

~ Bertrand Russell ~

All generalizations are false, including this one.
~ Mark Twain ~

Yes, I love good quotes. Consequently I have worked with quotes and sayings for more than a decade. Every week for years I wrote articles based on good quotes and sayings for a Danish newspaper.

Recently I decided to create a website based on quotes, sayings and short funny stuff. Visit to see what it looks like (so far).

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.

~ Inspirational saying ~

Quotes by the Personal Development Guy

Through my work as a coach/guide in consciousness, teacher and writer I've often come up with some good quotes myself. Here's an example of a the Personal Development Guy quote:

Life itself is a most powerful force. The less beliefs you hold, the more you experience this. When you 'let go and let life', things become so easy - like playing.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

And here's another example of the Personal Development Guy quotes:

In life you absolutely, positively cannot fail. You can only live - exist and experience. If you're drawing breath you're a huge success. Learning is fun, too, but optional.

~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

Here's a third example of a quote by the Personal Development Guy:

Yes, your choices create your experiences.

But if you don't like your current experience, then just make a new and different choice.

Since life and experience is a matter of trial-and-error, there's no need to take choosing - or life itself - too seriously.

~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy


Yep, and here's fourth example:

Life is totally accepting of you; life accepts your every thought, feeling, need, belief, decision and action. No matter what, you are accepted by life. There is deep peace and great joy in this fact.

~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

And, lastly, here's fifth example of the Personal Development Guy quotes:

Yes, life has a sense of humor - in fact life IS a sense of humor. The times when I playfully view myself, everyone else and life itself as a wonderful cosmic joke are absolutely the best times of my life. I consciously strive to maximize those times!
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

Unquotable Quotes

Sometimes, though, good quotes are 'unquotable'.

In the movie 'Life of Brian' from 1979 by Monty Python there's a scene where the main character, Brian, is speaking to a crowd and saying "We're all individuals!" The crowd remains silent ... except for one person in the back who pipes up, saying: "I'm not!"

I have remembered this little gem ever since I saw the movie. It makes you laugh, it makes you think - twice, or even three times - and it's short. In other words: It's priceless.

But it has to be told rather than quoted. So good quotes can stand alone - they are self referring and self contained. Just like life itself ... but that's a story for another time (on this website, of course) [LINK].

The best gift you can give is a hug: One size fits all and nobody minds if you return it.

~ Inspirational saying ~

Enough talk. Time to let the quotes, sayings and quotations speak for themselves!

Growing List of Good Quotes, Quotations & Sayings!

What follows is a list of different kinds of good quotes that I have gathered here on this website. There are links to these quotes elsewhere (on the page Love, for instance), but this page gathers them and gives you access to all of them:

Subject: Making Love & Sex

Funny Sex Quotes
good quotes love makes everything lovely

Subject: Forgiving

Forgiveness Quotes

Subject: Love

Best Love Sayings

Cute Love Sayings

Sweet Love Sayings

Short Love Sayings

Funny Love Sayings

Sad Love Sayings

Subject: Leadership

Leadership Quotes

Subject: Inspiration and Motivation

Inspirational Sayings

Anthony de Mello Quotes

George Soros Quotes

Brian Tracy Quotes

Dalai Lama Quotes

Ayan Rand Quotes

Brian Tracy Quotes

Dalai Lama Quotes

C S Lewis Quotes

Deepak Chopra Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes

Don Miguel Ruiz Quotes

Eckhart Tolle Quotes

Kahlil Gibran Quotes

Leo Buscaglia Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Maya Angelou Quotes

Wayne Dyer Quotes


All of these hand picked by me (you know: Soren, the Personal Development Guy).

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