18 People Share Their Absolute Favorite Quotes

Asking someone about their favorite quote is a great way to learn something about them – and trust me, no one is going to pass up the opportunity to share their favorite quote!

These 18 people definitely aren’t, so if you’re looking for something particular, or just great life lessons in general, one of these quotes is bound to hit it on the head.

18. It’s best to think so, anyway.

Whenever someone starts talking about stripping away regulations for processes, I tell them “Regulations are written in blood.”

I read it once on a Reddit post about someone who thought they weren’t necessary. It got me to thinking about the different things in life that were made with safety in mind.

17. Nothing good comes from rushing.

Slow down, you’ll finish faster.

It’s applicable to many trade skills. If you rush the job, you’re likely going to do it over again. I’m a mechanic and some of my coworkers get in such a hurry that they’ll make a 2-hour job take 4.5 hours.

16. Never ever.

Nothing before the word “but,” ever means a thing.

15. This will happen more than you would like.

“I’m not saying that it’s your fault, I’m saying that I’m going to blame you”

14. You might be dead afterward, but yeah.

This too shall pass.

It’s actually a Persian adage from the writings of Sufi poets – they talk about a powerful king who asked wise men to make him a ring that would always make him happy whenever he was sad, so they gave him a ring engraved with the phrase.

However, since then it’s been quoted and used and attributed in all kinds of places, so you might have heard it anywhere.

13. Nothing is free.

“There is no such thing as a free lunch” coupled with “Time is an illusion, lunchtime double so”

12. Beautiful.

“The White Cliffs of Dover are a symbol of Britain, they are this imposing barrier, but they’re just chalk. Time and tide will wash them away, a long time in the future. This, too, shall pass.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t build things anyway. Just because something is going to break in the end, doesn’t mean it can’t have an effect that lasts into the future. Joy. Wonder. Laughter. Hope. The world can be better because of what you built in the past.” -Tom Scott

11. Said every writer I know.

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

10. Keep your eyes forward.

“What’s done is done” “What’s done cannot be undone” – Lady Macbeth

I say this to my friend with anxiety at least once a day.

9. Adults should hear this, too.

I’m a preschool teacher, when I have a student tell me what another student is doing I ask them “who do you need to worry about?”

They answer “myself”

I ask them “why”

They answer back “ because it’s a very important job!”

8. If you say so.

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”

Daniel J. Boorstin

7. A different way to look at it.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.

A very useful one whenever training new people at work.

6. Bust this one out every day.

That’s just like your opinion man -The Dude

5. Now more than ever.

Never underestimate the power of dump people in a large group.

4. Some days you really need to hear this.

“All you can do is all you can do.”

3. Just keep repeating this to yourself.

“If this the worst thing that happens to me today, I’ll be just fine.”

-Me when something/someone relatively minor yet still irritating inconveniences me

2. I do love this one.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. —Albert Einstein (allegedly…it’s still my favorite quote)

1. It’s usually the latter.

“Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

Hanlon’s Razor. Lots of people around me have done the opposite and it drives me bonkers. I know for a fact most people I meet are idiots, friends included.

Some of these are new to me, and I’m so glad I’ve heard them now.

Share your favorite quote with us in the comments!