Famous Quotes

Distinguished, influential and some great people share their wisdom in these famous quotes. Inspirational quotes on life, success and change from these famous individuals.

Maya Angelou Maya Angelou Quotes
- A great African American author, poet, and playwright.

"Yet it is only love which sets us free."

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

Mary Kay
Mary Kay - Mary Kay Ash was the founder of Mary Kay cosmetics.

"Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway."

"Never rest on your laurels. Nothing wilts faster than a laurel sat upon."

Richard Bach
Richard Bach - An American Author of inspiring books

"Bad things are not the worst thing that can happen to us. NOTHING is the worst thing that can happen to us."

We design our lives through the power of choices."

Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon was an English Philosopher

"Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes."

"A man is but what he knows."

Bruce Barton
Bruce Barton Quotes - A successful businessman, a Congressman, and an author

"When you are through changing, you are through."

"There are times when nothing a man can say is nearly so powerful as saying nothing."

Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball - An actress whose comedy is legendary.

"Ability is of little account without opportunity."

"In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by."

Josh Billings
Josh Billings - His quotes reflect his philosophies and everyday life in a humurous way.

"Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius."

"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."

Les Brown
Les Brown - A motivational speaker and author.

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make."

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

Buddha - The teachings of Buddha have been passed down from century to century.

"Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life."

"Speak the truth, do not become angered, and give when asked, even be it a little."

Albert Camus
Albert Camus Quotes - This French Novelist and Playwright has inspired many

"Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully."

"Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies."

Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie - A successful business man who shared his wealth

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."

"Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best."

Dale CarnegieDale Carnegie - Dale Carnegie was a pioneer in public speaking and personality development.

"You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter - The 39th President of the United States, and a strong human rights advocate.

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

"Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease."

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill - November 30, 1874- January 24, 1965. Find wisdom in his quotes.

"Never give in, never! Be it concerning large things or small things, never, never, never!"

"Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult."

Tony ClarkTony Clark - Be inspired by these words of wisdom by this author, Tony Clark.

"I enjoy every day, because I choose to."

"There is nothing like a treasured prize and a tight deadline to focus the mind."

David DeNotarisDavid DeNotaris - A nationally known speaker, a best selling author, world champion Athlete.

"As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give."

"A secret to living a happy life is not just having what you want, but, more important, wanting what you have."

Charles DickensCharles Dickens Quotes - Dickens, an English author, whose work lives on today.

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

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."

Walt DisneyWalt Disney
- A great American cartoonist, the creator of Mickey Mouse. A man who had a dream and was determined.

"It's fun to do the impossible."

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me..."

Wayne DyerWayne Dyer - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer a motivational speaker and author; who has encouraged millions.

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

"Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way you think."

Thomas EdisonThomas Edison Quotes - His thoughts, and quotes are ones that are encouraging.

"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil."

"Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have."

Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein - Born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. He was a theoretical physicist.

"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

Dwight EisenhowerDwight Eisenhower - The thirty-fourth President of the United States.

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."

"Pessimism never won any battle."

George EliotGeorge Eliot - Mary Anne Evans, who wrote using the name George Eliot, was an English novelist.

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."

"It's never too late to be who you might have been."

Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson - He was one of the most influential literary figures of the 19th century.

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."

"Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used."

Henry Ford - An American industrialist, pioneer of the assembly-line production method.

Anne Frank Quotes - She suffered challenges that most of us could never imagine. Be inspired.

Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin had a diversified career.

Kahlil Gibran - (1883 - 1931) a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer.

Edgar A. Guest - Edgar A. Guest was a poet whose work lives on today.

Robert M. Hensel - Born with a birth defect but it has not stopped him from achieving success.

Napoleon Hill Quotes - An American writer and philsopher.

Elbert Hubbard - Elbert Hubbard was an American author and publisher.

Thomas Jefferson - The third President of the United States

Helen Keller Quotes - She became deaf and blind when she was just a baby of 19 months

Martin Luther King - A man with a strong personality and determination. He changed history.

Charles Kettering - A determined man with a simple philosophy on life.

Ray Kroc - The founder of McDonalds. He has many quotes that are encouraging.

John Lennon Quotes - (1940-1980) A musician most notably known as one of the Beatles.

Abraham Lincoln - The Sixteenth President of the United States

Vince Lombardi - One of football's most accomplished and respected coaches.

Nelson Mandela - Mandela a South African Statesman was the winner of the Nobel Prize in 1993

Og Mandino - An inspirational Author. His quotes are ones that are truly uplifting.

W. Somerset Maugham - A British novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.

John McLeod - Disabled since childhood, began writing to help him cope with his situation.

Jacquie McTaggart - Jacquie McTaggart retired after 42 years of teaching.

Mother Teresa - Truly an inspiration for us all!

Earl Nightingale Quotes - Earl Nightingale was a motivational writer and author.

Norman Vincent Peale - Norman Vincent Peale an US clergyman and author.

Wilferd Peterson - An author whose words still have wisdom today.


Anthony Robbins - Tony Robbins is a motivational speaker and a self help author.

Jim Rohn - For more than thirty years he has helped improve the lives of people.

Franklin Roosevelt - Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States.

John Ruskin - Born in England, educated at the University of Oxford

Seneca Quotes - Be inspired by the words of wisdom in these Seneca quotes.

George Bernard Shaw - An Irish dramatist, a playwright, a socialist spokesman.

M. K. Soni - His objective in life is: "to help others, cultivate interests in good literature."

W. Clement Stone - An American business man, founded the Combined Insurance Co.

Brian Tracy - One of the leading authorities on development and personal effectiveness.

Mark Twain - His true name was Samual Langhorne Clemens. Born in Florida, Mo, US.


Michelle C. Ustaszeski - A writer and photographer of inspirational and motivational art.

Henry VanDyke - An American poet, author, educator, and clergyman.

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Denis Waitley - A well known American motivational speaker and author. He has helped inspired millions!

William Arthur WardWilliam Arthur Ward - An American author, editor, pastor and teacher.

"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them."

"Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook."

Rick WarrenRick Warren Quotes -Rick Warren is a Christian Pastor and author.

"When you share your experiences with other people, you help take away their fears."

"Forgiveness is instant and unearned, but trust must be earned."

Oprah Winfrey - A celebrity who is a truly amazing and motivational woman!

Yanni Quotes - A musician who has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

Zig Ziglar - Zig Ziglar is a successful American author and motivational speaker.

Famous Quotes To Consider:

"One of the most famous quotes of forgiveness is found in the Bible (KJV) in Luke 23:34, which reads, 'Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.'" Eric Watterson, I Forgive You: Why You Should Always

"Arguably the most famous quotation from the legendary Pogo comic strip is: 'We have met the enemy and he is us.'" Gene King, Plan B: Separate Yourself from the Herd

"The famous psychiatrist and author of Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung, once said, 'The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul…'" Sean Lysaght, Personal Success

"It is certainly not a new thing, many of William Shakespeare's plays were based around the theme of romantic jealousy, one of the most famous being Othello." Lesley Harriot, How To Have Successful Relationships

"As the world famous financial advisor, Dave Ramsey, says 'live to like no one else, so later you CAN live like no one else!'" Ricky Gomez, Frugal Living

Everyone in the world, it seems, is just a little bit famous. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, and even the email we write expose parts of ourselves that a generation ago would have been private. Devin D. Thorpe, 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World

"The 80/ 20 rule is famously known as the Pareto principle. This is also known as the Rule of the Vital Few." Brian Adams, Time Management

"Steve Jobs is famous for being impatient and tough with those that he worked with." Mark Patterson, Steve Jobs: 7 Top Life and Business Lessons of Steve Jobs for Unlimited Success

"Successful people are famous for their brilliant time management skills." Felix Oberman, The Ultimate Guide to Declutter Your Life and Organize your Mind

"Some introverts are famous and have lived extremely public lives. Some don't even know they are introverted." Michele Gilbert,The Introvert

"The famous psychoanalyst Karl Gustav Jung asserted that all people share a collective subconscious and, therefore, are able to communicate with each other quite well." Michael Nir, Influence: Body Language Silent Influencing

"There is a lesson that has been taught by many famous philosophers from antiquity, up to modern times. The lesson is: Everything in moderation." David Bolton, Six Ridiculously Simple, yet Amazingly Powerful Techniques that will help You to Lose Weight

"It is certainly possible to become successful, rich, and famous without having God as your starting point. However, success, money, and fame do not equal fulfillment." Mark J. Musser, Finding the True You: Discover Who You Were Created to Be

"The IBM people have put out a famous card found in many offices, which says 'THINK!' - and sometimes they deliberately spell it 'THIMK!'" Herbert Armstrong, The Seven Laws of Success

"If the company is at all innovative, then the errors will be far more frequent. Thomas Edison famously failed more than a thousand times, but saw each error as a learning experience." Fons Trompenaars; Piet Hein Coebergh, 10 Management Models

"But even celebrities, if truth be told, must have their small quiet moments of clarity. Moments where they are not rich and famous, they just . . . are." Roz Swartz Williams, The Mourning Chronicles

"There are also countless writers, movie directors, and inventors whose ideas that have made them famous got their creative ideas from dreams." Michelle Hunt, Creativity: Innovation: Simple Proven Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Creative Writing

"Tim Ferris spoke to 25 publishers in order to get his famous book to the shelves. None of them would take it. By learning that failure and rejection is integral part of publishing, Tim Ferris muddled through and eventually sold millions of copies of 'The 4-hour Work Week'." Amar Hasic, Entrepreneur Royale: The Everyday Principles Of Today's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

"Joanne Rowling, better known as J.K.Rowling and author of the famous Harry Potter series, got turned down by twelve publishing houses in the beginning because they thought that it was silly and look what happened." T Whitmore, Thinking Positive Daily: A Guide to Personal Growth and Self Esteem Mastery

"The famous Ralph Waldo Emerson was remembered quoting that there are five enemies to peace: ambition, avarice, anger, pride and envy." Bree Miller, Gratitude & Happiness: A Guide to Feeling Grateful, Happy And Free

"Board and management need to 'get the right people on the bus, in the right seats,' in the famous words of management expert Jim Collins." Mario Morino, Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes In an Era of Scarcity

"As I read books and listened to famous speakers, I noticed two trends:
1. Successful people are systematic about their relationships.
2. Successful people always have mentors (or at least get feedback from people)." Tsang Lindsay, Live Free: Re-Write Your Story

"If you can get a famous name behind your product, you're all-but-guaranteed to get good results." Tom Meitner, Living with Intent: How to Choose Joy and Success, and Change Your Life in 7 Days

"You can be rich and famous and still end up being unhappy." Ryanne Knight, Success

"If the sole reason you want to follow your passion is to become rich and famous, then it is not about your passion but about the later two." K. Elizabeth, Follow Your Passion

"Watch some of history's famous speakers in action and try to learn from what they've done." Frank Fields, Public Speaking Without Fear

"There is famous saying that when you speak, you tell others all the things that you already know, but when you listen, you get to know what you don't know." Naomi Hill, How to Have a Good Day

"Just remember this famous mantra when debating whether to approach a person: practice makes perfect." Joe Casanova, Socially Accepted

"Other top achievers who are famous for setting goals that defined their careers include, Isaac Newton, Barack Obama and Lupita Nyong'o." Gerry Marrs, How to Achieve Anything You Want

". . . you may want to help your daughter understand that even famous people must overcome challenges more often than we realize." Michael T Wilkinson, A Father's Guide to Raising Daughters

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