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Valley Forge Quotes


"Ignore past failures and forge ahead." - Maxwell Maltz

"Forge in the smithy of your soul." - Rollo May

"The wind bit hard at Valley Forge one Christmas. Soldiers tied rags on their feet. Red footprints wrote on the snow . . ." - Carl Sandburg

"[Ronald Reagan] called the image of [George] Washington praying on his knees in Valley Forge "the most sublime image in American history."" - Paul Kengor

"I was with George Washington at Valley Forge, sitting around before an attack... gimme a break. That's over 70 years ago already." - Don Rickles

"To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship." - Richard G Scott

"We forge the chains we wear in life." - Charles Dickens

"You are the mountain and the valley." - Hildegard of Bingen

"I love the Valley. There's no attitude." - Jeremy London

"From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor." - Solomon Ortiz

"How green was my valley then, and the valley of them that have gone." - Richard Llewellyn

"I'm a Silicon Valley guy. I just think people from Silicon Valley can do anything." - Elon Musk

"We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace." - George W Bush

"It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains." - Patrick Henry

"Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections." - Magdalena de Pazzi

"Do' judge someone until you"ve stood at his forge and worked with his hammer, eh?" - Rick Riordan

"You can forge anything these days, and we're living in a fake news era." - Bashar al-Assad

"Sometimes chemistry does the trick, and other times, you have to forge that with the people." - Aaron Tveit

"There is not enough magic in a bloodline to forge an instant, irrevocable bond." - James Earl Jones

"Preserve, within a wild sanctuary, an inaccessible valley of reverie." - Ellen Glasgow

"The highest virtue seems as low as a valley." - Laozi

"There is no fear in Silicon Valley right now," - Bill Gurley

"We don't celebrate failure in Silicon Valley. We celebrate learning" - Reid Hoffman

"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"All along the valley, stream that flashest white." - Alfred Tennyson

"I was a typical Valley teen, in smoggy Van Nuys." - Ed Begley Jr

"Commenced operations in the Valley of the Kings." - Howard Carter

"Hollywood used to control the distribution; now Silicon Valley does." - Dana Brunetti

"Yet for every peak there is a valley." - Garth Stein

"Sun Valley is one of my favorite spots." - Rob Lowe

"Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location." - Reid Hoffman

"Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape." - C S Lewis

"The mountains paralleled the valley and the snowy peaks were extending with fall to the valley floor." - Thomas McGuane

"Mozilla has one foot in the Valley, Silicon Valley product technology, and partly one foot in the social enterprise space." - Mitchell Baker

"This Memorial Day should remind us of the greatness that past generations of Americans achieved from Valley Forge to Vietnam, and it should inspire us with the determination to keep America great and free by keeping America safe and strong in our own time, a time of unique destiny and opportunity for our Nation." - Richard M. Nixon

"From reading of the people I admired - ranging from the soldiers of Valley Forge and Morgan's riflemen to my Southern forefathers and kinfolk - I felt a great admiration for men who were fearless and who could hold their own in the world. And I had a great desire to be like them." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The fact that you can forge a twenty dollar bill doesn't prove that all twenty dollar bills are forgeries." - Rupert Sheldrake

"Some philosophers see into themselves, and some into their times; still others forge an alliance with the future." - David Berlinski

"The revolution is made through human beings, but individuals must forge their revolutionary spirit day by day" - Che Guevara

"I'm not human. I'm a piece of machinery. I don't need to feel a thing. Just forge on ahead." - Haruki Murakami

"When the road you're on begins to crumble, forge ahead - better it crumble behind you than ahead of you." - John Avery

"Character is something you forge for yourself; temperament is something you are born with and can only slightly modify." - Sydney J Harris

"I was technically a Valley Girl, even though I absolutely dreaded being called that. I really hated the idea that I was a Valley Girl." - Robin Wright Penn

"I was technically a Valley Girl, even though I absolutely dreaded being called that. I really hated the idea that I was a Valley Girl" - Robin Wright

"We've been a free people living under the law, with faith in our Maker and in our future. I've said before that the most sublime picture in American history is of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge. That image personifies a people who know that it's not enough to depend on our own courage and goodness; we must also seek help from God, our Father and Preserver." - Ronald Reagan

"I noticed some time ago that neither of the candidates are quoting the founders. If they are, they're doing it so rarely that I haven't noticed, or enough to be negligible. Certainly, neither is invoking the image of [George] Washington at Valley Forge or the Shining City Upon a Hill. In addition to this being true for John McCain and Barack Obama, it was true for Hillary Clinton as well." - Paul Kengor

"There was a lovely bit of play which set Valley Parade alight again" - Jimmy Armfield

"When the petals of the heart unfold, fragrance spreads across the valley." - Amit Ray

"... in this valley of tears we must expect much sorrow and little consolation." - Jane Frances de Chantal

"When walking through the valley of shadows, remember, a shadow is cast by a Light." - H.K. Barclay

"If we hadn't put a man on the moon, there wouldn't be a Silicon Valley today" - John Sculley

"Knowing honor, but clinging to disgrace, you become the valley of the world." - Laozi

"The valley spirit never dies. It is called the mystical female." - Laozi

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of trauma, I will fear no concussion." - Jim Butcher

"It's plain that a fence is of no consequence, If the ambulance works in the valley." - Joseph Malins

"For Silicon Valley and its idols, innovation is the new selfishness." - Evgeny Morozov

"The education needs in Silicon Valley versus rural Iowa versus Tennessee are very different." - Andy Ogle

"Silicon Valley is a graveyard. Failure is Silicon Valley's greatest strength." - Anonymous

"He who stays in the valley will never see over the hill." - Anonymous

"His high-erected thoughts look'd down upon The smiling valley of his fruitful heart." - Daniel Webster

"Courage! even sorrows, when once they are vanished, quicken the soul, as rain the valley." - Johann Gaudenz von Salis-Seewis

"On the heights it is warmer than those in the valley imagine." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god." - Maureen O'Hara

"I belonged in Idle Valley like a pearl onion on a banana split." - Raymond Chandler

"China is to stock fraud as Silicon Valley is to technology." - Muddy Waters

"The real secret of Silicon Valley is that it's really all about the people" - Reid Hoffman

"Stop congregating in the valley just because an echo sounds good when it agrees with itself." - Buddy Wakefield

"Character is forged not on the mountaintop but in the valley." - Mike Matheny

"Silicon Valley wouldn't exist without massive government spending and in fact initiative." - Noam Chomsky

"It's Ethan Hawke and John Travolta [in Valley of Violence]. It's awesome. They're awesome." - Ti West

"She's a valley girl In a clothing store Okay, fine... Fer sure, fer sure." - Frank Zappa

"Poetry makes nothing happen: it survives In the valley of its saying." - W H Auden

"Act so in the valley that you need not fear those who stand on the hill." - Proverbs

"George H. W. Bush - King George the 1st - Beyond the Valley of the Gift Police" - Jello Biafra

"If you want to build a great company, get the hell out of Silicon Valley." - Bill Gates

"Love is of the valley, come thou down And find him." - Alfred Tennyson

"106 [degrees] in the valley... I was sweating like Dan Rather checking for forged documents." - Jay Leno

"O! Tril-lil-lil-lolly the valley is jolly, ha! ha! -Elves of Rivendell" - J R R Tolkien

"A poet's hope: to be, like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere." - W H Auden

"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"When walking through the 'valley of shadows,' remember, a shadow is cast by a Light." - Austin Omalley

"Silicon Valley is way more correlated with Nasdaq than anyone admits." - Bill Gurley

"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six." - Leo Tolstoy

"Even Silicon Valley investors have put well over a $1 billion in new energy technologies." - Daniel Yergin

"Silicon Valley is the best place to start a tech company in so many ways." - Niklas Zennstrom

"The most successful company in Silicon Valley is Apple, and they're the most secretive." - Carol Bartz

"My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs." - Tim Conway

"The Loire Valley is grossly underestimated. The prices are fair, and the wines are real." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Girls are going to school again in Swat Valley. And that is great." - Malala Yousafzai

"The next Google or Facebook will come from somewhere other than Silicon Valley." - Niklas Zennstrom

"Look at what Silicon Valley has done - the advance of computers." - Buzz Aldrin

"'Sweet Valley High' is fantastic, fabulous, a little bit campy, and - dare I say it - cinematic." - Diablo Cody

"Something new will always be the source of growth in Silicon Valley." - Steve Jurvetson

"I remain committed to improving the government services to which Hudson Valley veterans are entitled." - Sue Kelly

"I grew up half in South Central and half in the San Fernando valley." - Cheech Marin

"'Silicon Valley' has come to mean the Bay Area, not just down the Peninsula." - Mitch Kapor

"Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley." - Theodore Roethke

"If we hadn't put a man on the moon, there wouldn't be a Silicon Valley today." - John Sculley

"Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world." - Elon Musk

"Running a real business is exacting, daunting, repetitive work. Even in Silicon Valley." - Ben Stein

"I never grew up in the Valley. I lived in Compton/Gardena my whole life." - Tyga

"During the Tertiary period the whole valley of Mexico was one great lake." - Edward Burnett Tylor

"In Silicon Valley, when you're a private company, the entrepreneur can do no wrong." - Ben Horowitz

"Companies in Silicon Valley invest a lot in understanding their users and what drives user engagement." - Pierre Omidyar

"I've read 'Valley of the Dolls' at least four times. It's so epic!" - Ashley Madekwe

"When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god." - Maureen Ohara

"Thus at the flaming forge of life Our fortunes must be wrought; Thus on its sounding anvil shaped Each burning deed and thought!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Sow seed-but let no tyrant reap; Find wealth-let no imposter heap; Weave robes-let not the idle wear; Forge arms-in your defence to bear." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart." - Arnold H. Glasgow

"You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison." - Bronislaw Malinowski

"Mainly, my job is to be on the outside and bring ideas into the company and forge change. Most people hate change-it's threatening. I thrive on it." - Yvon Chouinard

"I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will." - Clint Eastwood

"Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart." - Arnold H Glasow

"The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party." - Paul Martin

"Being one step ahead of a fashion trend is not so important to me. What matters is to always forge ahead." - Sonia Rykiel

"It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

"God took the beauty of the Bay of Naples, the Valley of the Nile, the Swiss Alps, the Hudson River Valley, rolled them into one and made San Francisco Bay." - Fiorello H. La Guardia

"Know honor, Yet keep humility. Be the valley of the universe! Being the valley of the universe, Ever true and resourceful, Return to the state of the uncarved block." - Laozi

"There are men of the East, he said, who are the East. There are men of a province who are that province. There are men of a valley who are that valley." - Wallace Stevens

"Half a league half a league Half a league onward All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred: 'Forward the Light Brigade Charge for the guns' he said Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred." - Alfred Tennyson

"For those of you who tried, but didn't make it, Settle down - it's never what you think. The summit doesn't differ from the deep, dark valley, And the valley doesn't differ from the kitchen sink." - Zooey Deschanel

"For those of you who tried, but didn't make it, Settle down it's never what you think. The summit doesn't differ from the deep, dark valley, And the valley doesn't differ from the kitchen sink." - Zooey Deschanel

"I can analyse the trajectory of my popularity and find out why the peak was a peak and the valley was a valley - grapple with it that way - but I prefer not to analyse it that much." - Corey Hart

"You are down in the valley and the valley is filled with smog. You can't see too well. When we meditate, we are going beyond the smog to the top of the mountain." - Frederick Lenz

"I think sometimes with new characters, you can kind of hit a creative valley, and it's important to recognize when you're in that valley so you can get back out and get back to that peak." - Jim Lee

"They all looked very much like the residents of any small valley to which you've never been." - Norton Juster

"No place in the US better exemplifies the ethos to engineer new digital technologies than Silicon Valley" - John Maeda

"In the parching August wind, Cornfields bow the head, Sheltered in round valley depths, On low hills outspread." - Christina Rossetti

"The Battle of Koom Valley is the only one known to history where both sides ambushed each other." - Terry Pratchett

"This valley is the only place that comes up to the brag about it, and exceeds it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The romance of Silicon Valley was about money - excuse me, about changing the world, one million dollars at a time." - Jean-Louis Gassee

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil." - David

"Any successful company in the valley gets acquisition offers and has to decide whether or not to take them." - Marc Andreessen

"The gods of the valley are not the gods of the hills, and you shall understand it." - Ethan Allen

"Between Peaks There Are Always Valleys. How You Manage Your Valley Determines How Soon You Reach Your Next Peak." - Spencer Johnson

"Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred." - Alfred Tennyson

"I grew up in Southern California, Simi Valley. I've lived in the same house all my life." - Jason Dolley

"Any successful company in the valley gets acquisition offers and has to decide whether or not to take them." - Marc Andreessen

"Promoting job creation and economic growth in the Hudson Valley is one of my top priorities in Congress." - Sue Kelly

"In valley drift we meet commonly with the bones of quadrupeds which graze on plains bordering rivers." - Charles Lyell

"North Hollywood isn't actually Hollywood, it's in the San Fernando Valley... it's not the most glamorous part of L.A." - Elizabeth Mcgovern

"We're phenomenally blessed in the Walla Walla Valley. We have great, complex soil that's nutrient-rich but fairly porous." - Drew Bledsoe

"I have always been very tech-focused, which you may almost say is the traditional CEO in Silicon Valley." - Michael Birch

"We talk to our partners in Silicon Valley every week, so we have a real sense of what goes on." - Peter Barris

"I don't think Silicon Valley understands the power of Wikipedia, how it works, or the opportunities it represents." - Mitch Kapor

"After graduation, I was floundering in L.A., doing stand-up comedy and working in a shoe store in the Valley." - Kevin Spacey

"I was chased through a chateau in the Loire Valley by a bunch of American school girls." - David Hyde Pierce

"On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity." - Adam Smith

"We had always dwelled together, beneath a tropical sun, in the Valley of the Many Colored Grass." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it." - Douglas Hyde



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