Welcome to Josh’s gigantic quotes page!!

Quotes have an amazing ability to pack a large amount of wisdom and story into such a small space. Their bite-sized pieces of knowledge. That’s probably why I like them so much! This page is a running collection or quotes, quips, and thoughts I’ve jotted down and collected over the years. Enjoy!


Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

— Lord Acton

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

— Ansel Adams

The most revolutionary act you can commit in today’s society is to be publicly happy.

— Patch Adams

The hard copy will always be more valuable to me than the digital copy.

— Josh C.

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.

— Sigmund Freud

Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else’s head.

— Malcolm Gladwell

The fossil record is a graveyard of animals reminding us that God judges His creation.

— Ken Ham

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.

— Katharine Hepburn

People can’t find God for the same reason a thief can’t find a policeman.

— Dr. Kent Hovind

A human being needs three things to be happy: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.

— Immanuel Kant

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe – the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.

— Immanuel Kant

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.

— Helen Keller

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one!”

— C.S. Lewis

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

— C. S. Lewis

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

— C.S. Lewis

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done”, and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.”

— C. S. Lewis

The universality of the moral law makes it possible for a pluralistic society to agree on enough to hold the nation together.

— John Piper

We don’t ever feel content when somebody is morally upright on their way to destruction.

— John Piper

Moses delivered the oppressed. Jesus delivers oppressed and oppressor.

— John Piper

Investments are a lot like manure. Left in one pile it will begin to stink. Spread around it will grow things.

— Dave Ramsey

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

— Henry David Thoreau

I shall always be convinced that a watch proves a watch-maker, and that a universe proves a God.

— Voltaire

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.

— George Washington

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

— George Orwell

Down through history, education has had two great goals: to help people become smart and to help people become good.

— Thomas Lickona, developmental psychologist

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.

— Francis Bacon

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

— Platon