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Looking for the absolute best famous quotes?We have done the research, and there is some serious empowering quotes by famous people. In this list you will find famous quotes but also quotes from famous people. So it is really a mix of both worlds. You will love this article for sure. Go and pick the piece you want.

We’ve all experienced hardships in life and sometimes, we just need some valuable insights from others as source of inspiration and motivation. Life will throw us some stones and lemons but we can always draw from the experience of others and use them to push and motivate us towards success.

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Famous quotes to live by

You’ve only got one life to live so why not live it the best way you could?

Live every day as if it is the last and make every moment matter. Take these famous quotes to live by to heart and make the positive words as your mantra.

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Famous quotes about life

Life can be hard and full of turns but if you give up – you lose. Make life your own and live it. Stop worrying and just live life. Here are the famous quotes about life that you can use to remind yourself that the universe can conspire to make your life amazing!

  • In everything you do no matter how small or how big it is, always strive for greatness.
  • If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. – Katherine Hepburn
  • There is just one life for each of us: our own. – Euripides
  • The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein
  • Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnett
  • Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. – Forrest Gump
  • You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday. – Jason Mraz
  • To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde
  • The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. – Audrey Hepburn
  • Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. – Maya Angelou
  • Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself. – Meg Cabot
  • I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein
  • It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters. – Margaret Laurence
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Hand Christian Andersen
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela
  • To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. – Steve Jobs
  • If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • It is not the length of life, but depth of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
  • Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D.H. Lawrence
  • If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. -Oprah Winfrey
  • In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost
  • Get busy living or get busy dying. – Stephen King
  • Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting – Mother Teresa
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon
  • Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. – Charles Dickens
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller
  • Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. – Maya Angelou
  • Life is trying things to see if they work. – Ray Bradbury
  • In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth
  • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison
  • You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss

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Famous quotes about love

Love, love, love has come my way! Love is everywhere and it smells even more prominent in Spring time. The flowers bloom and the love grows. Express your love with these words. Don’t just let the actions do the talking, you also have to put in words to show that you are in love!

  • Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. – Lucille Ball
  • Lead from the heart, not the head. – Princess Diana
  • Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star. – E.E. Cummings
  • I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. – Robert Frost
  • We are most alive when we’re in love. – John Updike
  • Love is quivering happiness. – Kahlil Gibran
  • The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel
  • All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles M. Schulz
  • Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. – Alexander Smith
  • Passion makes the world go round. Loves just makes it a safer place. – Ice T
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. – Khalil Gibran
  • I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. – John Keats
  • Forgiveness is the final form of love. – Reinhold Niehbuhr
  • The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention. – Richard Warren
  • Love recognizes no barriers. – Maya Angelou
  • You always gain by giving love. – Reese Witherspoon
  • All that you are is all that I’ll ever need. – Ed Sheeran
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle
  • Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other. – Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell
  • Love is a friendship set to music. – Joseph Campbell
  • A loving heart is the truest wisdom. – Charles Dickens
  • The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who loves fully is prepared to die at any time. – Mark Twain
  • Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain. – Erica Baican
  • There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life. – Thomas Merton

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Famous quotes in History

History tends to repeat itself. No wonder, motivating quotes that work then still work now. Be inspired by these thoughts from wise people long ago.

  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
  • Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. – Malcolm X
  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
    Love like you’ll never be hurt,
    Sing like there’s nobody listening,
    And live like it’s heaven on earth. – William W. Purkey
  • Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane
  • Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all. – St. Augustine
  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
  • All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up. – Pablo Picasso
  • History is who we are and why we are the way we are. – David McCullough
  • There is no charm equal to tenderness of the heart. – Jane Austen
  • Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela
  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
  • There are no accidents; there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood. – Deepak Chopra
  • You cannot share hands with a clenched fist. – Indira Gandhi
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller
  • The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand
  • Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. – Albert Einstein
  • When you know better, you do better. – Maya Angelou

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Famous quotes in the history

Famous quotes for kids

Children are the future and shaping them to be good individuals in the future is imperative for a society to thrive. As an adult, always have the right things to say. Don’t trample over their dreams, instead, support them with warm words and motivating quotes.

  • If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself. – Albert Einstein
  • A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss
  • Adults are just outdated children. – Dr. Seuss
  • Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded. – Jess Lair
  • Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. – John Wooden
  • We all can dance when we find music we love. – Giles Andreae
  • It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass
  • Every child you encounter is a divine appointment. – Wess Stafford

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Short famous quotes

Some people have the perfect words and things to say at the right moment. Here are some of the short famous quotes than you can share to your friends or even to yourself when you need it.

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  • Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa
  • We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Ana’s Nin
  • The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. – Mark Twain
  • Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss
  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
  • There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus
  • When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • In order to write about life first you must live it. – Ernest Hemingway
  • Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. – Charles Dickens
  • Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. – Voltaire
  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi
  • We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle
  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. – Albert Einstein
  • The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir
  • Life is a series of baby steps. – Hoda Kotb
  • May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift
  • Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss
  • Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde
  • The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
  • To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott
  • Embrace the glorious mess that you are. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl
  • Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.
  • I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. – Benjamin Franklin
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘”What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -Mae West
  • It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle
  • I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale
  • Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank
  • The only impossible journey is the one you never begin – Tony Robbins
  • Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. – John F. Kennedy
  • If you want to be happy, be. – Leo Tolstoy
  • I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Vincent Van Gogh
  • Love the life you live. Live the life you love. – Bob Marley
  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein
  • The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama
  • Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss
  • Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso
  • Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria Steinem
  • You become what you believe. – Oprah Winfrey
  • The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart
  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Henry David Thoreau
  • Dream big and dare to fail.Norman Vaughan
  • I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
  • I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. – Theodore Roosevelt

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Famous short quotes

Famous quotes about success

Success won’t come to lazy people and it doesn’t just happen by mere luck. It doesn’t happen overnight too. However, sometimes life knows us down. We get no choice but to take two steps backward.

If you are in that particular state at the moment, then you’ve come to the right place. We have compiled motivational and famous quotes about success that you can use to inspire you.

  • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
  • The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. – Bruce Lee
  • I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
  • If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron
  • Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston S. Churchill
  • If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. – Steve Jobs
  • Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good. –
    Reese Witherspoon
  • To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire
  • The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. – John D. Rockefeller
  • Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. – Alexander Graham Bell
  • The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. – Herman Melville
  • The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  • I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. – Estee Lauder
  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
  • The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. – Barrack Obama
  • If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient. – Gurbaksh Chahal
  • People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy. – Tony Robbins
  • If you don’t like the rad you’re walking, start paving another one. – Dolly Parton
  • Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were

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Famous quotes abour success


 Life is a beautiful adventure. Like any other journey, there are bumps in the road but it’s not rough roads all the time. Often times, you see nature and extremely awesome views. Enjoy life and just embrace positivity.

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