500+ Famous Quotes – Most Inspirational Quotes Of All Time

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Within the embroidered artwork of human history, a few words stand out as reference points of wisdom and motivation, directing us through life’s journey. These are the most excellent sayings of all time: everlasting pearls that capture the essence of the human condition. Whether penned by great philosophers, iconic leaders, or beloved authors, these quotes have an enduring power to move and motivate us.

People turn to these quotes for various reasons. They seek comfort in times of hardship, draw strength to overcome challenges, and find clarity amidst confusion. Best famous quotes provide solace during sorrow, spark courage when fear grips us, and offer guidance when life’s uncertain path. These nuggets of wisdom transcend generations and cultures, connecting us to the collective wisdom of humanity.

In looking at the most popular quotes, we will examine the words that have significantly impacted history, motivated people to make a difference, and still strongly affect our emotions and thoughts. Come with us as we explore the wise ideas of some of the world’s most respected thinkers and achievers.

Best Famous Quotes All Time

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.- Nelson Mandela


I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.– Marilyn Monroe


Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is harmony in the house; when there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation; when there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.- Albert Einstein


If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.-  Mark Zuckerberg


You can do anything, but not everything.- David Alen


The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing. – Walt Disney


When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.- Paulo Coelho


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! — Audrey Hepburn


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. –  George Bernard Shaw


The good die first, And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust
Burn to the socket.William Wordsworth


Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel


It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.-  Charles Dickens


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


Get busy living or get busy dying. – Stephen King


It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.- William Shakespeare


Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely


Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.- Antoine de Saint-Exupér


The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.– Winston Churchill


There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth.-
Rick Warren


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


Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.- John Dewey


Hitch your wagon to a star.- Ralph Waldo Emerson


I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a one size fits all standard for happiness. – Kanye West


Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.- Diana Vreeland


The unexamined life is not worth living.- Socrates


All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.- J.R.R. Tolkein


If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.-Eleanor Roosevelt


The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.– Mark Caine


If you judge people, you have no time to love them.- Mother Teresa


When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.- Henry Ford


You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.- Wayne Gretzky


We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.- Maya Angelou


A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness.- John Keats


Good nature and good sense must ever join; To err is human; to forgive, divine.- Alexander Pope


If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.– Tony Robbins


It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea.- Edgar Allan Poe


Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.- Gianni Versace


Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.– Ludwig Wittgenstein


It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.–  J.K. Rowling


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


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


All that we are is the result of what we have thought.- Buddha 


Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.– Arianna Huffington


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.- Ambrose Redmoon


You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore.- Elvis Presley


God helps those that help themselves.- Benjamin Franklin


There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.– Aristotle


Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore –Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”Quoth the Raven “Nevermore”.– Edgar Allan Poe


One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.- Karl Lagerfeld


Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily. – William of Ockham


But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.W.B. Yeats


If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.– Mark Twain


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.- Coco Chanel


I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.- Steve Jobs


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.- Gandhi


Never rest on your laurels. Nothing wilts faster than a laurel sat upon.- Mary Kay


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.- Robert Frost


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.– Lao Tzu


A date which will live in infamy.-  Franklin D. Roosevelt


What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.- Miuccia Prada


The life of man (in a state of nature) is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short– Thomas Hobbes


Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.Emily Bronte


Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.- John Lennon


When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.– Audre Lorde


Stay hungry, stay foolish.- Steve Jobs


Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.- Martha Stewart


When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.- Lin-Chi


You could be the world’s best garbage man, the world’s best model; it don’t matter what you do if you’re the best.- Muhammad Ali 


Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat.- Rudyard Kipling


I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.- Albert Einstein


An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.- Mahatma Gandhi


I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.-Carrie Bradshaw


I think therefore I am” (“Cogito, ergo sum”) – René Descartes


But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the Sun.- William Shakespeare


Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.– Eleanor Roosevelt


The greatest wealth is to live content with little.- Plato


If you’re hurt, lick your wounds and get up again. If you’ve given it your absolute best, it’s time to move forward.- Richard Branson


The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.- A. A. Milne


Peace begins with a smile.- Mother Teresa


You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.- Abraham Lincoln


If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.–  Sheryl Sandberg


Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.- John F. Kenned


I think there is beauty in everything. What ‘normal’ people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it.- Alexander McQueen


He who thinks great thoughts, often makes great errors. – Martin Heidegger


Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Alfred Lord Tennyson


When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. –Franklin D. Roosevelt


A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.– David Brinkley


The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.- Malcolm X


If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.- Larry Page


In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. Anne Frank


Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.- Jesus


Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it. –Diane von Furstenberg


We live in the best of all possible worlds – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz


Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone … just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.- F. Scott Fitzgerald


Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. – Margaret Mead


Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.– John F. Kennedy


The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. –Bruce Lee


If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.- Anita Roddick


To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.-Abraham Maslow


I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.- Elllen DeGeneres


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.- Robert Louis Stevenson


I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.- Herbert Bayard Swope


A great man is always willing to be little.- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.- Albert Einstein


The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.- David Ogilvy


We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.- Aristotle


Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.- Ralph Waldo Emerson


You get what you settle for.– Thelma and Louise


What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. – G. W. F. Hegel


Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.- Harper Lee


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.- Eleanor Roosevelt


Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.– Thomas J. Watson


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi


When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming! – Dory, Finding Nemo


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.- Baltasar Gracian


Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential.-
Anthony Robbins


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot


Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.­-Bill Cunningham


God is dead! He remains dead! And we have killed him.– Friedrich Nietzsche


We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. William Shakespeare


Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.- Benjamin Franklin


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.– Theodore Roosevelt


No matter who you are or what you look like, how you started off, or how and who you love, America is a place where you can write your own destiny.- Barack Obama


Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.-  Aladdin


Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. –Basho


Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.- Henry Ford


Only those who play to win. Only those who risk to win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.– Iveta Cherneva


I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.— Ralph Lauren


There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. – Albert Camus


A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise. – A.A. Milne


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.- Helen Keller


I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.– Abraham Lincoln


Turn your wounds into wisdom.- Oprah Winfrey


Some people are worth melting for.-  Olaf, Frozen


Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. –  Lao-Tze


Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot


I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this, and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.– Marissa Mayer


Fashions fade, style is eternal.— Yves Saint Laurent


One cannot step twice in the same river. – Heraclitus


Not all those who wander are lost.- J.R.R. Tolkein


It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.– Lucille Ball


I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.- Anne Frank


If everybody were like everybody else, how boring it would be. The things that make me different are the things that make me, Me!- Winnie the Pooh


Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Happiness doesn’t come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do.- Wilferd Peterson


If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.– Dhirubhai Ambani


Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing. — Alexander Wang


The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation” – Jeremy Bentham


The Answer to the ultimate question of Life, The Universe and Everything is…42! Douglas Adams


Every artist was first an amateur.- Ralph Waldo Emerson


 person’s a person, no matter how small. — Dr. Seuss


To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. – Mark Twain


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


When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.-Franklin D. Roosevelt


Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. – Mother Theresa


Whatever you are, be a good one.- Abraham Lincoln


You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.- Alice in Wonderland


What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. – John Ruskin


What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.- Albert Einstein


Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.– Ralph Waldo Emerson


How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?—Sonia Rykiel


To be is to be perceived” (“Esse est percipi”)– Bishop George Berkeley


Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. – “Grandma” Moses


Adults are just outdated children.  — Dr. Seuss


Creativity takes courage.- Henri Matisse


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.- Joshua J. Marine


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.- Theodore Roosevelt


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.- Mulan


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.- Marcel Proust


You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by it. You’re stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence.- Joel Osteen


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.– Anais Nin


In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.—Elsa Schiaparelli


Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination – Immanuel Kant


he best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra quote


There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. — Nelson Mandela


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso


Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.-Benjamin Franklin


Love is a serious mental disease.– Plato


Little by little, one travels far.- J.R.R. Tolkien


Always let your conscience be your guide! The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio


Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.- Virgil Garnett Thomson


The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.- Thomas Edison


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson


You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes. — Diana Vreeland


No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience – John Locke


I walk slowly but never backwards.– Abraham Lincoln


Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. — Lady Bird Johnson 


Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.- Thomas Merton


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller


Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. – Francis Chan


It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.- Elvis Presley


If you can DREAM, you can DO it ­- Walt Disney


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers


The ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable skill you can learn.- Napoleon Hill


Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.– Karl Wallenda


Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.— Vivienne Westwood


God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us – Niccolo Machiavelli


The path to success is to take massive determined action.– Tony Robbins


Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. — Margaret Mead


We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.- Bob Ross


It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. –Aristotle


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.– Leonardo Da Vinci


I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. – Bruce Lee


Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm –  Winston Churchill


People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.- Zig Ziglar


You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by it. You’re stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence.- Joel Osteen


Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. –  Chinese proverb


You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet. — Christian Dior


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language – Ludwig Wittgenstein


A strong positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. – Dr. Joyce Brothers


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  — Charles R. Swindoll, Evangelical Christian pastor


The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.- Jerzy Kosinski


Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank


Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. – Malcolm X


I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all . – Catherine the Great


 Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories. — John Wilmot


The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. – Thomas Edison


It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot


Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.— Lauren Hutton


There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers. – William James


There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. – Roger Staubach


It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. — Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and statesman


Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. – Edgar Degas


You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. – Maya Angelou


It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.– J. K Rowling


In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.- Coco Chanel 


What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. –Oscar Levant


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.-  Confucius


Ability is of little account without opportunity.- Lucille Ball


The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand


he dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress. — Hubert de Givenchy


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


I attribute my success to this: I never took nor gave any excuses. – Florence Nightingale


Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.  — Wess Stafford, President Emeritus of Compassion Internationa


As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.- Calvin & Hobbes


In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.- Pablo Picasso


We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.” Abigail Adams.- Marcus Aurelius


We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.- Abigail Adams


Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.- Oscar Wilde


We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.- Jimmy Carter


You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win.” – Judith McNaught


I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect, they are much more interesting.— Marc Jacobs


Only one man ever understood me, and he didn’t understand me – G. W. F. Hegel


It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot


Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate. — Anonymous


Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. –Babe Ruth


If you want to be happy, be.– Leo Tolstoy


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare


The best way to predict the future is to create it.- Abraham Lincoln


I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller’s parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.-New York City detective


Now I look beyond what I can’t do and focus on what I CAN. – Robert M. Hensel


Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. – Deepak Chopra


Fashion you can buy, but style you possess. The key to style is learning who you are, which takes years. There’s no how-to road map to style. It’s about self expression and, above all, attitude. —Iris Apfel


The mind is furnished with ideas by experience alone. – John Locke


It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin


Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.  — James Baldwin, novelist and social critic


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. –Helen Keller


Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.– Thomas A. Edison


I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.- Martin Luther King Jr


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!-  Audrey Hepburn


When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.— Norm Crosby


Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.- John Ruskin


Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act. – André Malraux


Trendy is the last stage before tacky. —Karl Lagerfeld


Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward. – Søren Kierkegaard


Success does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.Mahatma Gandhi


The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation. — Ray L. Wilbur, third president of Stanford University


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss


If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. – Albert Einstein


Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.- Marilyn Monroe 


I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.- Galileo Galilei


Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. — Kurt Vonnegut


You put your intention and your attention on what it is that you want to shift and change.- Wayne Dyer


If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.– Mario Andretti


People will stare. Make it worth their while. —Harry Winston


Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don’t know. – Bertrand Russell


Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right. – Henry Ford


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.  — Franklin P. Jones, American humorist


If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt


Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.– Dax Shepard


The path to success is to take massive, determined action.- Tony Robbins


Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.- Queen Victoria


Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.- Carl Sagan


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.- Charles Dickens


Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. –  Denis Waitley


Elegance is elimination. —Cristóbal Balenciaga


Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck. – Immanuel Kant


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. – John F. Kennedy


Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun. — Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author


In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.- Abraham Lincoln


The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference.– Elie Wiesel


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.-  Dalai Lama


Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.- Benjamin Franklin


My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.- Jean Rostand


Your brain is the most important organ in your body, and what happens in it determines what you think and feel, say and do.- Rick Hanson, Hardwiring Happiness


Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. – Oprah Winfrey


Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. —Christian Louboutin


Philosophy is at once the most sublime and the most trivial of human pursuits. – William James


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.”  — Diana, Princess of Wales


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. –Ralph Waldo Emerson


The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.– Elie Wiesel


Life is a flower of which love is the honey.- Victor Hugo


“I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. – Florence Nightingale


Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. — Lily Tomlin


We tend to get what we expect.- Norman Vincent Peale


Leap and the net will appear.– Zen Proverb


Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.— Alber Elbaz


History is Philosophy teaching by examples –Thucydides


If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.– Muhammad Ali


Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, author and poet


Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. –Oscar Wilde


I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.– Henry Ward Beecher


Love the life you live. Live the life you love. Bob Marley


We’re gonna live. Like we’re telling the best story in the whole world.?- Penelope Stamp


I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back. – Richard Lewis


Having known both the peaks and the valleys of public life, I have learned that you cannot really appreciate the heights unless you have also experienced the depths.- Richard Nixon


Saying it is impossible to live without failing at something is impossible. Unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. – J.K. Rowling


In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. —Coco Chanel


He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god – Aristotle


Life is 10% what happens and 90% of how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll


Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  — Robert Fulghum


The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. –Tony Robbins


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.– Harriet Tubman


God helps those that help themselves. Benjamin Franklin


My momma always said, ‘life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get’.- Forrest Gump


We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true. — Robert Wilensky


Wilma Rudolph, Helen Keller, Walt Disney, Joan of Arc, Nelson Mandela, and Thomas Edison, to name a few, not only climbed mountains, they exceeded limits and expanded boundaries, setting the tone for those who respect and admire them.- Eric Thomas


Every man dies, but not every man really lives. – Braveheart


We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. —Yves Saint Laurent


You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation – Plato


Believe you can and you’re halfway there.-Theodore“Teddy”Roosevelt


Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.  — Ray Merritt


In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. –Mother Teresa


It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.– Sigmund Freud


By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.- Benjamin Franklin.


But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. Rocky


If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? – Scott Adams


No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.- Charles Kettering


I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. –  Sidney Crosby


Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.— Kate Spade


Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly – Francis Bacon


Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me. — Fred Rogers


Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein


Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi


A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.– Jim Morrison


I came, I saw, I conquered. – Julius Caesar


Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.- Charles Xavier


If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.- Anon


Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.- Seneca


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb


Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered. —Giorgio Armani


All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.-  Edmund Burke


You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.- Christopher Columbus


When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become.  — Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist


The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.– Harriet Tubman


I think, therefore I am.- René Descartes


All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.- Gandalf


When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it. — Clarence Darrow


Bad things are not the worst thing that can happen to us. NOTHING is the worst thing that can happen to us.- Richard Bach


Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – Jimmy Carter


The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette. —Giambattista Valli


Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man’s? – Friedrich Nietzsche


There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle


A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon


Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.– Ralph Waldo Emerson


To be, or not to be, that is the question.- William Shakespeare


Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.- Christopher Morcom


Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it. — Cullen Hightower


Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby.- George Bernard Shaw


A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd


I want people to see the dress but focus on the woman. —Vera Wang


I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. – Bertrand Russell


Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel


If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.  —  Albert Einstein


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West


Life is trying things to see if they work.– Ray Bradbury


That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.- Neil Armstrong


You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.- The White Queen


There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. –Cyril Connolly


Just disconnect. Once in a day sometimes, sit silently and from all connections disconnect yourself.- Yoda


Religion is the sign of the oppressed … it is the opium of the people – Karl Marx


Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield


We have this saying, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day. — Linda Evangelista


Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare


Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.  — Fred Rogers


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau


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.– David Rockefeller


The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. – Albert Einstein


There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.- Stephen Hawking


There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?- Dick Cavett


Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.- Francis Bacon


The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations. – Deepak Chopra


I make clothes, women make fashion.— Azzedine Alaïa


Happiness is the highest good – Aristotle


I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 


I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. — Harry S. Truman


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius


The No. 1 reason people fail in life is that they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.– Napoleon Hill


Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy


Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done! –  Howard Hughes


All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it. – H. L. Mencken


Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want.- Jim Rohn


May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift


What’s my style is not your style, and I don’t see how you can define it. It’s something that expresses who you are in your own way. —Iris Apfel


Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life is too short to think small.– Tim Ferris


If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil – Baruch Spinoza


You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius


The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  — Denis Waitley


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


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams Eleanor Roosevelt.


Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for it – Katharine Whitehorn


 I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses. — Victor Hugo


When you are through changing, you are through.- Bruce Barton


Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who’s wearing it. — Yves Saint Laurent


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. – Mark Twain


The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it – Epicurus


Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth


I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! —  David Vitter


Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. – Hans Christian Andersen


Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.– George S. Patton


Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.- Benjamin Franklin


I’m either going to be a writer or a bum – Carl Sandburg


I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. — Woody Allen


Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher. Og Mandino


Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt


Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping. — Bo Derek


Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable – G. W. F. Hegel


Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr


I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. – Estée Lauder


Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life. – John Wooden


May you live all the days of your life.– Jonathan Swift


Family is the most important thing in the world.- Diana, Princess of Wales


Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. –  J.K Rowling


The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking. — Albert Einstein


Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully.- Albert Camus


I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan


Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself. —Oscar de la Renta


Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but of how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness – Immanuel Kant


Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D. H. Lawrence


You can’t give up! When you give up, you’re like everybody else!– Chris Evert


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.– Winston Churchill


All I was doing was trying to get home from work.-  Rosa Parks


Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.-  Ernest Hemingway


Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. — André Gide


You’ll be richer in the end than a prince, if you’re a friend.-
Edgar A. Guest


Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair


Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.—Betsey Johnson


Man is condemned to be free – Jean-Paul Sartre


You must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. – Ingrid Bergman


Life is a long lesson in humility.  James M. Barrie


You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.– Jason Mraz


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.- Lao Tzu


Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.- Stephen King


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.— Aristotle


It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela


In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby


The joy of dressing is an art.— John Galliano


It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth– John Locke


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy


In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. –Robert Frost


If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.– Jim Rohn


I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.- Michael Jordan


I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.-  Maya Angelou


 I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer. — Aryeh Frimer


Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult.- Winston Churchill


Your dreams are ballbusters; they’re not the yellow brick road.– Kelly Cutrone


Luxury is the ease of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress. ―Karl Lagerfeld


Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss


The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.– Ayn Rand


Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.- Muhammad Ali


We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong. — Bill Vaughan


A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world. – Kahlil Gibran


Screw it, let’s do it! – Richard Branson


When in doubt, wear red. Bill Blass


There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth. – Rick Warren


A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.– Bob Dylan


Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong. –  Mahatma Gandhi


I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. –Blaise Pasca


Only a mediocre person is always at his best.-
W. Somerset Maugham


When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.– Ellen DeGeneres


The way I dress depends on how I feel. I never have to psych myself up. Usually it just feels like it works. — Rihanna


I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. – George S. Patton


Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. – Bil Keane


It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.- Vince Lombardi


 Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it. – Cale Yarborough


The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey


You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. – Marissa Mayer

In the grand tapestry of human wisdom, the best famous quotes of all time shine as guiding stars. Let these words inspire and uplift you; they are treasures of timeless insight.

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