I have always found quotes as useful tools to guide and supplement our thought processes and outlooks on life. Below are a couple of the quotes that have impacted my life as well as the year I first encountered them.

“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.”                                       – Gandalf the Grey, J.R.R. Tolkien, 2004

“I have found it is not hard to sleep at night when I have worked hard all day.”       – My Father, 2005

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”                           – Albert Einstein, 2011

“When the solution is simple, god is answering”                                                                – Albert Einstein, 2012

“I pray not for a lighter load, but for broader shoulders”                                              – Jewish Proverb, 2012

“He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city”                                        -Proverbs 16:32, 2013

“Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”                                                                                                                                           – Theodore Von Karman, 2016