Top Ten Authors In My Quote Collection

I started compiling a collection of quotes on my iPhone 4 on 26th December 2011. I know because I've just checked in the database in the app I've used since then 'Quotebook'.

In fact this was the first quote:

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardi Da Vinci

Having my own collection of quotes has helped me become more aware of what matters to me, and helped my coaching clients too as I always include a relevant one with my post-coaching notes.

So, in a wandering moment, I thought I'd check out who were my most popular quote authors. I noted down their names and how many of their quotes I had in my collection and came up with my Top Ten Quote Authors.

You can see them below along with a favourite quote which you are welcome to share :)

Never underestimate the power of the right words at the right time to make significant change in thought, mood, action or deed.

NUMBER ONE

Education is what is left after one has forgotten everything he learned at school
— Albert Einstein

 

NUMBER TWO

Feeling will get you closer to the truth of who you are than thinking.
— Eckhart Tolle

 

NUMBER THREE

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
— Albert Camus

 

NUMBER FOUR

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

NUMBER FIVE

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
— Aristotle

 

NUMBER SIX

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.
— Rumi

 

NUMBER SEVEN

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill

 

NUMBER EIGHT

Breathing in, there is only the present moment. Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment.
— Thich Naht Hahn

 

NUMBER NINE

Straight roads don’t make skilful drivers.
— Paulo Coelho

 

NUMBER TEN

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is specifically your own.
— Bruce Lee

 

None of these quotes appear in my book Do Breathe: Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done. Many others do though :)

 


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