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.


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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."



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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
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."



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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 Carnegie Dale 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 Carter Jimmy 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 Churchill Winston 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 Clark Tony 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."




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David DeNotaris David 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 Dickens Charles 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 Disney Walt 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 Dyer Wayne 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."




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Thomas Edison Thomas 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 Einstein Albert 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 Eisenhower Dwight 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 Eliot George 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."




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

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

"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."



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

"Cheer up, keep your spirits high, things are bound to get better!"

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



Benjamin Franklin - Benjamin Franklin had a diversified career.

"Well done, is better than well said."

"The noblest question in the world is What good may I do in it?"





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

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

"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. "





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

"The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds."

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




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

"Now I look beyond what I can't do and focus on what I CAN. "

"Tears are the body's raindrops of emotion."




Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill Quotes - An American writer and philsopher.

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

"Knowledge is only potential power."



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

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

"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."




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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson - The third President of the United States

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

"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations - entangling alliances with none."




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

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

"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."



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

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"The time is always right to do what is right."



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

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

"It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions."



Ray Kroc
Ray Kroc - The founder of McDonalds franchises. Let his quotes encourage and inspire you.

"Take calculated risks. Act boldly and thoughtfully. Be an agile company."

"The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed."



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John Lennon
John Lennon Quotes - A musician most notably known as one of the Beatles.

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

"All you need is love."




Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln - The Sixteenth President of the United States

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

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."




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

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

"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."



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

"It always seems impossible until its done."

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."




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

"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

"Experience has been a stern but excellent teacher."



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

"Only a mediocre person is always at his best."

"Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult."




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

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

"If Home is where the heart is then may your Home be blessed . . ."



Jacquie McTaggart Jacquie McTaggart - Jacquie McTaggart retired after 42 years of teaching, but has a wealth of experience to share.

"All kids develop at different rates and at different stages."

All human beings react positively to praise."




Mother Teresa Mother Teresa - Truly an inspiration for us all!

"Peace begins with a smile."

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."




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

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

"Our minds are the steering mechanisms of our lives."





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

"We tend to get what we expect."

"Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."





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

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

"The art of achievement is the art of making life - your life- a masterpiece."




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

"Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential."

"The path to success is to take massive, determined action."



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

"Enjoy all you have while pursuing all you want."

"Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food."



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

"To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift."

"If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."




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

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

"Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back."




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

"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."

"A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer."




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

"Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby."

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."




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

"Every man is potentially great, the difference lies in exploiting ones inner potential."

"Fill up your life with a few good laughs every day."



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

"Life is not a football game to be watched."

"I think there is something, more important than believing: Action!"




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

"The key to success is to develop a winning edge."

"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."



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

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

"Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe."




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

"The length of time it takes to reach your goal depends on the intensity of your desire."

"When you rise, shine."


Henry Van Dyke
Henry Van Dyke - An American poet, author, educator, and clergyman.

"Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest."

"Look around for a place to sow a few seeds."




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

"You are either the captain or the captive of your thoughts."

"Procrastination is the fear of success."



William Arthur Ward William 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 Warren Rick 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 Oprah Winfrey - A celebrity who is a truly amazing and motivational woman!

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher."

"What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you."





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

"I believe we're responsible for everything that happens to us."

"We're all capable if we have faith and passion."





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

"Failure is an event, never a person; an attitude, not an outcome."

"Don't let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future."


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