87 Famous Quotes by Famous People

Distinguished, influential and some great people share their wisdom in these famous quotes. Famous people who share their inspirational quotes on life, success, and love. Also, find short and funny famous quotes.

Many of these quotes have stood the test of time due to the wise words of these well known, experienced people. We can always learn from those who have had success because in life and in love, to have success also means that they have experienced failure and disappointment.

Short to the point quotes also drive home the message in a few words. You will find inspiring famous quotes in these.

And, let these quotes by influential people bring a smile to your face when you read the funny ones about living life.


    Quotes by Famous People

    Be encouraged by these famous words from some famous people! Quotes that provide encouragement and some that are thought provoking.

  1. 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



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

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



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



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

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



  7. "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 (famous words to encourage you to be the best at whatever you do)



  8. "Peace begins with a smile."
    Mother Teresa



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

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



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



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

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



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



  15. "Don't find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain."
    Henry Ford



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

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



  18. "Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do."
    Wilferd Peterson



  19. What counts can't always be counted; what can be counted doesn't always count.
    Albert Einstein



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

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



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



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



  24. Ability is of little account without opportunity.
 Lucille Ball

  25. "Ability is of little account without opportunity."
    Lucille Ball



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



  27. "Now I look beyond what I can't do and focus on what I CAN. "
    Robert M. Hensel


  28. Related:    Quote of The Day   |   Cute Quotes  |   Positive Quotes   |  


    Famous Inspirational Quotes

    Be inspired by these famous words that apply to all ages!

    It's fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney

  29. "It's fun to do the impossible."
    Walt Disney



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



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



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

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



  34. "To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift."
    Famous words of Franklin Roosevelt



  35. He (President Obama) is living proof that the impossible can be achieved as long as you commit to the long run. He famously said: "If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."
    Karen Barrett, Wisdom from Barack Obama



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

  37. "We tend to get what we expect."
    Norman Vincent Peale



  38. 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



  39. 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, Greatness Is Upon You



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

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



  42. "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."
    Seneca



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



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


  45. Related:    Inspirational Quotes  |   Inspirational Quotes for Kids  |   Inspirational Quotes for Students  |   Inspirational Sayings  |  


    Famous Short Quotes

    While these words are short and said by famous people they contain words of wisdom!

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

  46. "Just disconnect. Once in a day sometime, sit silently and from all connections disconnect yourself."
    Yoda



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



  48. "Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want."
    Jim Rohn (famous words we all need to heed)



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

  50. "When you are through changing, you are through."
    Bruce Barton



  51. "Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher."
    Og Mandino



  52. "Well done, is better than well said."
    Benjamin Franklin



  53. Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.  Buddha

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



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



  56. "You'll be richer in the end than a prince, if you're a friend."
    Edgar A. Guest



  57. "It always seems impossible until it's done."
    Nelson Mandela



  58. Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult.  Winston Churchill

  59. "Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult."
    Winston Churchill



  60. "A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world."
    Kahlil Gibran



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


  62. Related:    Short Quotes  |   Short Inspirational Quotes   |   Short Graduation Quotes  |   Short Positive Quotes  |  


    Famous Quotes about Life

    Famous words to encourage you to live each day!

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



  64. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
 Les Brown

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



  66. "Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
    Vince Lombardi



  67. As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give. David DeNotaris

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



  69. "Life is what happens while you are making other plans."
    John Lennon



  70. "I believe that nothing in life is unimportant every moment can be a beginning."
    John McLeod



  71. I enjoy every day, because I choose to.
  Tony Clark

  72. "I enjoy every day, because I choose to."
    Tony Clark



  73. "Find people who will make you better."
    Michelle Obama (and they don't have to be famous people they can be everyday people!)



  74. "I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate."
    Elbert Hubbard



  75. I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

  76. "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
    Thomas Jefferson



  77. "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



  78. "As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in."
    Helen Keller



  79. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
 Martin Luther King Jr

  80. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
    Martin Luther King Jr



  81. Benjamin Franklin was a humanitarian that dedicated his life to making contributions to all humans. He had a clear purpose for himself: improve the human race.
    Paulo Braga, A Happy Life


  82. Related:    Famous Quotes about Life   |   Inspirational Quotes about Life  |   Life Changing Quotes   |   Funny Quotes about Life  |   Quotes to Live By   |  


    Famous Quotes About Success

    Find the keys to success in these famous lines!

  83. "The key to success is to develop a winning edge."
    Brian Tracy



  84. You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing. Dale Carnegie

  85. "You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing."
    Dale Carnegie (famous words that still hold true today)



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



  87. "Success is a matter of sticking to a set of common sense principles anyone can master."
    Earl Nightingale



  88. Unless you're continually improving your skills, you're quickly becoming irrelevant.
    Stephen Covey



  89. The key to success is failure. 
  Michael Jordan

  90. The key to success is failure.
    Michael Jordan



  91. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
    Bill Gates



  92. Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
    Wayne Gretzky



  93. If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
    Ray Kroc



  94. Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success. 
  Denis Waitley

  95. Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success.
    Denis Waitley



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



  97. Others don't realize that the real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job; that you can best get to the top by getting to the bottom of things - and then climbing those stairs, one at a time.
    Zig Ziglar, See You At The Top


  98. Related:    Success Quotes  |   Quotes About Being Successful  |   Success Poem   |   Winning Quotes   |   Motivational Quotes   |  


    Famous Funny Quotes

    Funny but famous words that will make you smile!

  99. "Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else."
    Mark Twain



  100. Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
  Josh Billings

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



  102. Use what talent you possess - the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
    Henry vanDyke



  103. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
    Edgar Allan Poe



  104. I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

  105. "I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. "
    Abraham Lincoln



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



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


  108. Related:    Funny Quotes   |   Funny Sayings  |   Funny Friendship Quotes  |   Funny Poems   |   Funny Birthday Quotes   |  


    Famous Quotes About Love

    Famous words to remind you love changes the world

  109. "You need a mind open to possibility, conditioned to love the creative spirit we all have inside ourselves."
    Yanni



  110. God put you on this earth because He loves you and He has a plan for you.
  Nick Vujicic

  111. "God put you on this earth because He loves you and He has a plan for you."
    Nick Vujicic



  112. "If faith asks, it will receive; if hope seeks, it will find; and if love knocks, the door will be opened to it."
    Charles Spurgeon



  113. Hate the sin, love the sinner.
    Gandhi



  114. You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
    Jesus, Matthew 5:43-44



  115. If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. 
 Dalai Lama

  116. If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others.
    Dalai Lama



  117. Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
    C. S. Lewis



  118. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.
    Max Lucado


  119. Related:    Famous Love Quotes  |   Love Quotes   |   I Love You Quotes   |   Cute Love Quotes   |   True Love Quotes   |   Short Love Poems



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We hope you have been inspired and encouraged by these famous quotes from these recognized and outstanding, prominent people; from authors, former presidents, movie stars, and leaders. We can all learn from their experience and knowledge. Their quotes give us insight into life, love, and success along with some humor! Learn from those who have been there, be encouraged and motivated by their words.


Famous Quotes
By Author:


~A~

Muhammad Ali

Maya Angelou



~B~

Richard Bach

Francis Bacon

Bruce Barton

Lucille Ball

Josh Billings

Les Brown

Buddha



~C~

Albert Camus

Andrew Carnegie

Dale Carnegie

Jimmy Carter

Winston Churchill

Tony Clark

Paulo Coelho

Confucius

Stephen Covey



~D~

Ellen DeGeneres

David DeNotaris

Charles Dickens

Walt Disney

Wayne Dyer



~E~

Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein

Dwight Eisenhower

George Eliot

Ralph Waldo Emerson



~F~

Henry Ford

Anne Frank

Benjamin Franklin



~G~

Gandhi

Bill Gates

Kahlil Gibran

Wayne Gretzky

Edgar A. Guest



~H~

Robert M. Hensel

Napoleon Hill

Elbert Hubbard



~J~

Michael Jackson

Thomas Jefferson

Jesus

Michael Jordon



~K~

Mary Kay

Helen Keller

Martin Luther King Jr

Charles Kettering

Ray Kroc



~L~

Dalai Lama

Bruce Lee

John Lennon

C. S. Lewis

Abraham Lincoln

Vince Lombardi

Max Lucado



~M~

Nelson Mandela

Og Mandino

W. Somerset Maugham

John Maxwell

John McLeod

Jacquie McTaggart

Margaret Mead

Mother Teresa



~N~

Earl Nightingale

Richard Nixon



~O~

Michelle Obama

George Orwell

Joel Osteen



~P~

Norman Vincent Peale

Wilferd Peterson

Edgar Allan Poe

Elvis Presley



~R~

Anthony Robbins

Jim Rohn

Franklin Roosevelt

John Ruskin



~S~

Seneca

George Bernard Shaw

M. K. Soni

Charles Spurgeon

W. Clement Stone



~T~

Eric Thomas

Brian Tracy

Mark Twain



~U~

Michelle C. Ustaszeski



~V~

Henry VanDyke

Iyanla Vanzant

Nick Vujicic



~W~

Denis Waitley

William Arthur Ward

Rick Warren

Oprah Winfrey



~Y~

Yanni

Yoda



~Z~

Zig Ziglar


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