Weekly Quotes

I’ve started putting some weekly quotes in the sidebar of this blog. Currently they are of the motivational variety: I’m considering varying that in the future, with a mixture of humor, wisdom, and other categories I haven’t thought of right now.

An enquiry about how to sign up to receive these quotes made me think it would be a good idea to add a new category of Quotes and post each week’s quote as a blog post. Then if they wished, people could bring all the quotes up together by clicking on the category – or by using the lijit search facility in the sidebar.

I need to figure out also how to set up for subscribing to an RSS link (possibly also an email alert?) for a specific category. That was one of the good features of the Blogware software which used to be the platform for this blog. Now I have to figure out how to do it with WordPress. I’ve looked for a plugin, but so far to no avail.

Here are quotes from previous weeks, including this week just ending.

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

John Burroughs

“If everybody’s thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.”

General George S. Patton (American General in World War I and II, 1885-1945)

“If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go further, go together.”

African Proverb

via David McGregor’s ThoughtSpurs

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet, Lecturer, Essayist, 1803-1882

If you have a favorite quote you would like to see featured here, please provide the details at the Contact page on this site.

If you submit a quote for featuring, please understand and accept that I will be completely subjective about which quotes I use and which I don’t.

Please make sure to include a Web link for the source.

If you can’t quite remember the quote, just Google the words you recall, with the word “quote” or “quotation”.

Or check some of the standard sites:

The Quotations Page


The Yahoo! Directory of Quotations

Brainy Quote

Famous Quotes

This could be fun!

Share this...Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someone
About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.


  1. Bill Austin says:

    Hi Des,

    Thanks for a great article and for the link love.

    Regarding the RSS subscription, if you select providers that use feedburner.com and enable e-mail subscription, that should be easy. Simply select the e-mail option from all the choices feedburner gives you and you will get an e-mail each time new content is published.

    You can also subscribe by e-mail to the Famous Quotes Mailing List. It is a Yahoo Group and is here:

    Famous Quotes


    The RSS Feed is here:

    For the site http://quotes.wordpress.com/ you can subscribe to updates by e-mail here:


    For http://sayings.wordpress.com/ you can subscribe to updates by e-mail here:


    Thank you again.