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150 Hard Work Quotes to Fire You Up

Need a little extra effort to meet your goals? These hard work quotes are the place to start.

Ask nearly any successful person and they’ll say hard work helped them achieve their dreams and goals. Working hard is often the difference between success and failure, but is also a rewarding pursuit in itself.

So we’ve put together the best hard work quotes and sayings from athletes, presidents, and everyone in between to get you motivated and inspire a stronger work ethic in you today.

Quotes about Hard Work

With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.

Antoine Griezmann

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

Gordon B. Hinckley
Tim Notke quote "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard"
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

Work harder than you think you did yesterday.

Alex Elle

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference.

Lou Holtz

Hard work is an essential element in tracking down and perfecting a strategy or in executing it.

Charlie Munger

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.

Iain Duncan Smith

Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want.

Prabakaran Thirumalai

Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Once it does, it becomes the kind of thing that makes you grab your wife around the waist and dance a jig.

Malcolm Gladwell

Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.

Sam Altman
Sophocles hard work quote "Without labor, nothing prospers"
“Without labor, nothing prospers.” – Sophocles

It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.

Mark Cuban

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter F. Drucker

A lot of hard work is hidden behind nice things.

Ralph Lauren

Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No Excuses.

Kobe Bryant

Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work.

David Ogilvy

I never took a day off in my 20s. Not one.

Bill Gates

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.

Proverbs 6:6, ESV
Hachiman Hikigaya quote "Hard work betrays none"
“Hard work betrays none.” – Hachiman Hikigaya

Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.

Patrick Suskind

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

Sam Ewing

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.

Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.

Joseph Barbara

If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.

Joyce Chapman
Euripides hard work quote "Much effort, much prosperity"
“Much effort, much prosperity.” – Euripides

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.

Sarah Price

Quotes on Hard Work and Achievement

Ask any highly successful person, and they will always tell you that hard work was a major contributing factor in their achievements.

Although hard work does not guarantee success, it’s tough to find someone who has reached their goals without first putting in the necessary effort.

If you wish to do something that the average person won’t do, you need to work harder than the average person is willing to work.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.


To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession.

Walt Disney
Virat Kohil quote "Self belief and hard work will always earn you success"
“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohil

Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.

G.K. Neilson

When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

Steve Pavlina

Don’t work for recognition but do work worthy of recognition.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Newt Gingrich

What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old.

Japanese Proverb

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.

Jim Carrey

Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.

Jahangir Khan
Dave Weinbaum quote "If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort"
“If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.” – Dave Weinbaum

If you work hard enough and assert yourself and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Malcolm Gladwell

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:4, ESV

My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.

Mark Warner

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive, and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.

Tommy Hilfiger

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.

Ariana Huffington

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright
Jeff Bezos quote "Work hard, have fun, make history"
“Work hard, have fun, make history.” – Jeff Bezos

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington

If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love.

Barak Obama

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.


Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks.

Elbert Hubbard

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

Margaret Thatcher

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.

Ed Bradley

At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.

Kevin Hart
Thomas Edison quote "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.

Frederick Douglass

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Gen. Colin Powell

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

Thomas Edison

Work Ethic Quotes

Working hard is not just something you do, it’s something you embody on the inside and out. No matter what your field is, a strong work ethic is the key to doing well. These work ethic quotes highlight the value of working hard even when it seems tiresome.

Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.

Tyler Perry
Ben Hogan hard work quote "If you can’t outplay them, outwork them"
“If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” – Ben Hogan

Leadership is more than just being able to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. It’s about character and integrity and work ethic.

Steven Largent

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Alan Watts

The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.

Habeeb Akande

The best way to learn is by doing. The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty.

Alex Spannos

A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have, in fact, used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard work is just as dysfunctional as the sloth.

Criss Jami
Gary Vaynerchuk quote "Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far"
“Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

Larry Bird

Every beautiful mind has great dreams, but rarely is anyone ever ready to work hard for their dreams.

Terry Mark

I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others – what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means.

Joseph Conrad

You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.

Alan Alda

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.

Gandhi quote "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment"
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.

Calvin Coolidge

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day

Wayne Gretzky

It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone.

Mark Cuban

Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to try to take it all away from you.

Mark Cuban

To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do.

Manoj Arora

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.

Maria Bartiromo
Estee Lauder quote "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it"
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:24, ESV

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.

Andrew Carnegie

If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.

Olin Miller

Motivation to Work Harder

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

Roger Bannister

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus.

Helen Hanson
Ann Landers hard work quote "nobody ever drowned in his own sweat"
“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

If you train hard, you’ll not only be hard; you’ll be hard to beat.

Hershel Walker

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.

Lowell Thomas

A little more persistence a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn into a glorious success.

Elbert Hubbard

Go and get your things. Dreams mean work.

Paolo Coelho

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm, and genuine people.

Tena Desae

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.

Steve Maraboli
Antoine De Saint-Exupery quote "The one thing that matters is the effort"
“The one thing that matters is the effort.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working.

Will Smith

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

Michael Phelps

At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: ‘I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?’

Marcus Aurelius

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

Stephen King

There is no substitute for hard work. There is no such thing as an overnight success or easy money.

Henry Sy

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Jacob Riis
Conan O'Brien quote "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen"
“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

William Arthur Ward

I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

Lucille Ball

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

Ben Carson

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.

Mary E. Pearson

Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.

Madeleine L’Engle

Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen.

Blair Waldorf

Believe in yourself, work hard, work smart and passionately present your best self to the world.

Hill Harper
Frank Ocean quote "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise"
“Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.” – Frank Ocean

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 3:23, ESV

There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.

Conor McGregor

Clever Hard Work Sayings

I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out.

Teddy Roosevelt

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.

Henry Ford
Marvin Phillips quote "The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"
“The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Steve Jobs

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

Zig Ziglar

When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.

Zig Ziglar

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

Malcolm Forbes

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

Simon Sinek

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

David Bly

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

Robert Louis Stevenson
John C Maxwell quote "Dreams don’t work unless you do"
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

Gen. George Patton

Work smarter, not harder.

Allen F. Morgenstern

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

Robert Half

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.

Helen Hanson

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.

Harry Golden

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.

Abraham Lincoln

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.

Jimmy Johnson

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.

Henry Ford
Ben Franklin hard work quote "plough deep while sluggards sleep"
“Plough deep while sluggards sleep.” – Benjamin Franklin

We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of hard work quotes and feel ready to put in your best effort at whatever you do.

85 Winter Quotes

Winter is the most magical of seasons. Outside may be frosty, but inside it is truly “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

The temperature drops, the days get shorter, and frost and snow cover the ground. There’s really nothing quite like the first snowfall of the year, blanketing the ground with white and inviting children everywhere outside to build snowmen and have snowball fights.

Winter is the perfect time for curling up beside the fire with a good book, spending quality time with the ones we love, and getting caught up in the magic of Christmas and the promise of a New Year to come.

The season brings with it an abundance of amazing scents and smells, from baking gingerbread to mulled wine, pine trees and woodsmoke. Wherever you are in the world, we hope you’ll enjoy getting lost in these beautiful winter quotes!

Winter Quotes

John Steinbeck winter quote "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness"
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home.

Edith Sitwell

I got all my boyhood in vanilla winter waves around the kitchen stove.

Jack Kerouac

The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.’

Henry David Thoreau
Tim Allen quote "Winter forms our character and brings out our best"
“Winter forms our character and brings out our best.” – Tim Allen

I know the look of an apple that is roasting and sizzling on the hearth on a winter’s evening, and I know the comfort that comes of eating it hot, along with some sugar and a drench of cream… I know how the nuts taken in conjunction with winter apples, cider, and doughnuts, make old people’s tales and old jokes sound fresh and crisp and enchanting.

Mark Twain

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.

Sara Raasch

We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.

Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.

T.S. Eliot
Sinclair Lewis winter quote "Winter is not a season, it's an occupation"
“Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” – Sinclair Lewis

My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.

George R.R. Martin

Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.

Victor Hugo

Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s ingratitude.

William Shakespeare

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.

Taylor Swift

There is no winter without snow, no spring without sunshine, and no happiness without companions.

Korean Proverb
Albert Camus quote "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer"
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.

Anton Chekov

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it; the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.

Andrew Wyeth

I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.

Bob Seger

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.

John Burroughs

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.

Richard Adams

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Paul Theroux quote "Winter is a season of recovery and preparation"
“Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.” – Paul Theroux

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.

Patricia Briggs

Winter is coming.

George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.

Alex Guarnaschelli

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

Yoko Ono
"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius"
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino

Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.

Terri Guillemets

Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.

Thomas de Quincey

When I was young, I loved summer and hated winter. When I got older I loved winter and hated summer. Now that I’m even older, and wiser, I hate both summer and winter.

Jarod Kintz

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

Elizabeth Bowen

I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind.

John Geddes
"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy"
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” – William Blake

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

The problem with winter sports is that–follow me closely here–they generally take place in winter.

Dave Barry

Blow ye winds, like the trumpet blows, but without that noise.

Jack Handley

We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.

Garry Zukhav
"The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination"
“The color of springtime is flowers; the color of winter is in our imagination.” – Terri Guillemets

If winter helps you curl up and more that makes it one of the best of the seasons.

Murray Pura

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.

Sydney J. Harris

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Charles Dickens

To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.

W.J. Vogel
Anamika Mishra quote "Winter is not a season, it's a celebration"
“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” – Anamika Mishra

They who sing through the summer must dance in the winter.

Italian Proverb

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Nothing burns like the cold.

George R.R. Martin

There’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special.

Carol Rifka Brunt
"One kind word can warm three winter months"
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” – Japanese Proverb

The fire is winter’s fruit.

Arabian Proverb

In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.

Ben Aaronovitch

That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again.

Ali Smith

At this season of the year, darkness is a more insistent thing than cold. The days are short as any dream.

E.B. White

To keep a warm heart in winter is the real victory.

Marty Rubin
Hal Borland Winter Quote "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn"
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland

Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’

Robert Byrne

I was just thinking, if it really is religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheist in the wintertime.

Will Rogers

Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.

Gustave Flaubert, November

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.

John Boswell
Henry Rollins quote "In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move."
“In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move.” – Henry Rollins

Quotes about Snow

Snow divides us more than any other type of weather: some of us love it, some of us hate it and all the inconvenience it brings! And yet, nothing says “winter weather” quite like a good snowstorm.

These wonderful quotes are all about the magic snow brings to our world in winter.

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold"
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle

Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.

Candace Bushnell

January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.

Sara Coleridge

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

Markus Zuzak

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.

Andy Goldsworthy

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!

Roger Ebert winter quote "The very fact of snow is such an amazement"
“The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” – Roger Ebert

Advice is like the snow. The softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.

Novala Takemoto

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.

Kahlil Gibran

Snow isn’t just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a mining town, but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible.

John Burnside

Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks.

Nancy Hatch Woodward
"I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still"
“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas. It brings people together while time stands still.” – Rachel Cohn

The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.

Lama Willa

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different.

J.B. Priestley

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder.

Susan Orlean

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow.

Edmund Hillary
"When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels"
“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.” – Unknown

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

Carl Reiner

Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people’s legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.

Sarah Addison Allen

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Antoinette Van Kleef quote "When snow falls, nature listens"
“When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette Van Kleef

We hope you’ve enjoyed these great winter quotes. Wherever you are in the world, stay warm and make the most of this magical and frosty season!

300 Funny Quotes To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Funny Quotes

Looking for a good laugh? We’ve got you covered with a huge list of funny quotes to make you laugh out loud.

And laughter truly is the best medicine for your soul.

Not only does laughter reduce stress, it lowers your blood pressure, gives you an excellent ab workout, and releases endorphins.

So to keep you healthy and happy literally, enjoy these 300 funny quotes and get laughing.

Funny Quotes

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

A. A. Milne
Funny Quotes

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

Al McGuire

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Alan Dundes

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus

Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

Alexander Woollcott

War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce

It would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads, but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads.

Andy Borowitz

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Andy Rooney

At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.

Ann Landers
Ann Landers quote "If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else"
“If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.” – Ann Landers

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Anton Chekhov

I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.

Arthur C. Clarke

My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I’m right.

Ashleigh Brilliant

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.

Benjamin Franklin

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

Benjamin Franklin

Have you noticed that all the people in favor of birth control are already born?

Benny Hill

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Bernard Baruch

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

Bertrand Russell

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Bertrand Russell

If you’re going to tell people the truth, be funny or they’ll kill you.

Billy Wilder

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.

Bob Hope

Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.

Bob Thaves

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Bryan White

As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.

Buddy Hackett

But 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

My favorite machine at the gym is the vending machine.

Caroline Rhea

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.

Casey Stengel
Funny Quote "He who laughs last didn't get the joke"
“He who laughs last didn’t get the joke.” – Charles de Gaulle

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.

Charles Lamb

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.

Charles M. Schulz

By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Charlie Chaplin

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.

Charlton Heston

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.

Christopher Morley

If you love something set it free, but don’t be surprised if it comes back with herpes.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Clarence Darrow

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

Cullen Hightower

If you can’t live without me, why aren’t you dead already?

Cynthia Heimel

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

Dalai Lama

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Dale Carnegie

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.

Daniel J. Boorstin

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.

Dave Barry

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Dave Barry

I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

David Lee Roth

Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.

David Letterman

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.

Demetri Martin

A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.

Denis Waitley

Biologically speaking, if something bites you it’s more likely to be female.

Desmond Morris
Dick Cavett quote "As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it"

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

Don Marquis

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.

Doug Larson

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

Doug Larson

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.

Douglas Adams

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Douglas Adams

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.


An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.

Dylan Thomas

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E. B. White

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

Earl Wilson

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.

Edward Abbey
Elbert Hubbard funny quote "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive"
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.

Ellen DeGeneres

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

Emo Philips

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.

Emo Philips

I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

Emo Philips

Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something.

Enid Blyton

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Erma Bombeck

Never have more children than you have car windows.

Erma Bombeck

I drink to make other people more interesting.

Ernest Hemingway

Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fran Leibowitz quote "You're only as good as your last haircut"
“You’re only as good as your last haircut.” – Fran Lebowitz

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I can’t understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Fred Allen

The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.

Fred Allen

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.

George Bernard Shaw

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

George Burns

If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

George Burns

You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.

George Burns

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving faster than you is a maniac, and anyone going slower than you is a moron?

George Carlin

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.

George Carlin

I’m in shape. Round is a shape.

George Carlin

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

George Carlin
George Carlin funny quote "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house"
“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” – George Carlin

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

George Carlin

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

George Carlin

To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.

George W. Bush

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that who cares?… He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!

Billy Connolly

I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.

Billy Connolly

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.

Billy Sunday

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness didn’t know where to shop.

Gertrude Stein

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.

Groucho Marx

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

Groucho Marx

Here’s to our wives and girlfriends…may they never meet!

Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx quote"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member"
“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” – Groucho Marx

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

Groucho Marx

If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.

Groucho Marx

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.

Groucho Marx

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.

H. L. Mencken

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

Harlan Ellison

It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames.

Harry Hill

It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.

Harry S. Truman

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

Helen Rowland

Life begins at 40 – but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.

Helen Rowland

I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.

Henny Youngman

If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.

Henny Youngman
Herbert Hoover quote "All men are equal before fish"
“All men are equal before fish.” – Herbert Hoover

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

Hillary Clinton

You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is ‘never try.’

Homer Simpson

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

Indira Gandhi

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.

J. Paul Getty

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.

Jack Benny

When we talk to God, we’re praying. When God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic.

Jane Wagner

Men are like shoes. Some fit better than others. And sometimes you go out shopping and there’s nothing you like. And then, as luck would have it, the next week you find two that are perfect, but you don’t have the money to buy both.

Janet Evanovich

According to a new survey, 90% of men say their lover is also their best friend. Which is really kind of disturbing when you consider man’s best friend is his dog.

Jay Leno

Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’?

Jay Leno

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.

Jean Rostand

Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you.

Jeffree Star

It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.

Jerry Seinfeld

Laugh a lot. It burns a lot of calories.

Jessica Simpson
Jim Davis funny quote"Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat"
“Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.” – Jim Davis

The simple act of opening a bottle of wine has brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth.

Jim Harrison

Americans are incredibly inpatient. Someone once said that the shortest period of time in America is the time between when the light turns green and when you hear the first horn honk.

Jim Rohn

Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.

Joan Collins

Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?

John Barrymore

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy

I’ve come to view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy but the fan clubs really freak me out.

John Fugelsang

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.

Jackie Mason

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.

James Thurber

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

John Hughes

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes
John Wayne quote "Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid"
“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

Johnny Carson

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

Josh Billings

Facebook just sounds like a drag, in my day seeing pictures of peoples vacations was considered a punishment.

Betty White

Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.

Bill Maher

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

Bill Vaughan

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

Bill Vaughan

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’

Claude Pepper

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.

Clint Eastwood

I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.

Colonel Sanders

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’

Conan O’Brien

Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, ‘Jesus! This cup is expensive!’

Conan O’Brien

The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.

Josh Billings

The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so they believe they are clever as he.

Karl Kraus
Katharine Hepburn quote "Life is hard. After all, it kills you"
“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” – Katharine Hepburn

The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.

Kin Hubbard

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.

Kurt Vonnegut

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

That’s the funny thing about life. We’re rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present.

Lauren Miller

A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.

Laurence J. Peter

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.

Laurence J. Peter

If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin

The road to success is always under construction.

Lily Tomlin

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

M. Scott Peck

Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.

Mae West
Marc Maron quote"I'm not for everyone. I'm barely for me"
“I’m not for everyone. I’m barely for me.” – Marc Maron

Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard.

Margaret Culkin Banning

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

Margaret Mead

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

Mark Twain

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Mark Twain

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain

I am only human, although I regret it.

Mark Twain

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.

Mark Twain

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

Mark Twain

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.

Mark Twain

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.

Mark Twain

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.

Martha Scott

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.

Matt Groening

God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.

Meister Eckhart

In the past 10,000 years, humans have devised roughly 100,000 religions based on roughly 2,500 gods. So the only difference between myself and the believers is that I am skeptical of 2,500 gods whereas they are skeptical of 2,499 gods. We’re only one God away from total agreement.

Michael Shermer

My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.

Mike Myers

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

Miles Kington
Milton Berle quote "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours"
“A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.” – Milton Berle

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?

Milton Berle

My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.

Milton Berle

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.

Mitch Hedberg

I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.

Molly Ivins

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

Muhammad Ali

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.

Naguib Mahfouz

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.

Natalie Wood

It’s always darkest before the dawn. So if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

Navjot Singh Sidhu

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.

Nicolas Chamfort

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

As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.

Norman Wisdom

Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you no lies.

Oliver Goldsmith

If you must make a noise, make it quietly.

Oliver Hardy

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.

Oliver Herford
Oliver Wendell Holmes quote "Man has his will, but woman has her way."
“Man has his will, but woman has her way.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.

Oscar Levant

There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Oscar Levant

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.

Oscar Levant

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.

Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.

Oscar Wilde

I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.

Oscar Wilde

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

Sir Alec Issigonis

Of all the things I’ve lost I miss my mind the most.

Ozzy Osbourne

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.

Paul Fix

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.

Paul R. Ehrlich

I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly.

Peter Cook

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.

Phyllis Diller

We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

Phyllis Diller

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.

Prince Philip

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.

R. D. Laing

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Redd Foxx quote "Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing"
“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.” – Redd Foxx

The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going.

Reinhard Bonnke

If you lived with a roommate as unstable as this economic system, you would’ve moved out or demanded that your roommate get professional help.

Richard D. Wolff

When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life.

Richard Lewis

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Rita Mae Brown

I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

Rita Rudner

When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

Rita Rudner

If you have a secret, people will sit a little bit closer.

Rob Cordry

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.

Robert Benchley

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

Robert Bloch

All my life I’ve wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought.

Robert Breault

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

Robert Frost

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.

Robert Fulghum

Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get.

Robert Orben

I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.

Robin Williams

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?

Robin Williams

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.

Rodney Dangerfield
Funny Rodney Dangerfield quote "I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap"
“I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” – Rodney Dangerfield

My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you’re ugly too.

Rodney Dangerfield

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.

Rodney Dangerfield

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

Ron White

It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Ronald Reagan

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.

Ronald Reagan

Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.

Sam Ewing

I live by my own rules (reviewed, revised, and approved by my wife)… but still my own.

Si Robertson

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.

Sid Caesar

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.


You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.

Solomon Schechter

If any of you cry at my funeral I’ll never speak to you again.

Stan Laurel
Stephen Colbert quote "Folks, I don't trust children. They're here to replace us"
“Folks, I don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us.” – Stephen Colbert

Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.

Steve Irwin

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Steve Martin

It does not matter whether you win or lose, what matters is whether I win or lose!

Steven Weinberg

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Steven Wright

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

Steven Wright

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Steven Wright

A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

Samuel Goldwyn

I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after they’re dead.

Samuel Goldwyn

I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.

Samuel Goldwyn

I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun.

Scott Adams

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
"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research"
“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” – Steven Wright

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

Steven Wright

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’

Sydney J. Harris

The world is a globe. The farther you sail, the closer to home you are.

Terry Pratchett

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.

Theodore Roosevelt

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

Thomas Sowell

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

Thomas Szasz

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!

Tom Lehrer

I hate women because they always know where things are.


A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.

W. C. Fields

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.

W. C. Fields

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.

W. C. Fields

We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for I don’t know.

W. H. Auden

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.

Walter Matthau

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.

Wilhelm II

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

Will Rogers
Will Rogers funny quote "The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces"
“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” – Will Rogers

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.

Will Rogers

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

Winston Churchill

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen

I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

Woody Allen

Marriage is like mushrooms: we notice too late if they are good or bad.

Woody Allen

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection.

Yakov Smirnoff

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.

Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra quote "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
“If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra

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

Zig Ziglar

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone laughing on the way to a bank.

Ric Ducommon

We hope our collection of funny quotes from comedians, celebrities, and philosophers made you laugh out loud and gives you the cheer you need to get through the day. Come back anytime you can benefit from a good laugh, and stay inspired.

Updated February 1, 2021.

131 Gratitude Quotes to Make You Feel Grateful

If you’re sitting at a computer reading these words, you probably have a lot to be grateful for. But if you need a boost, read some gratitude quotes to remind yourself that you have a lot to be thankful for.

Learning to be thankful and regularly expressing gratitude is an important part of personal happiness. Being thankful gives us an appreciation for what we have.

Another way is to keep a daily gratitude journal – everyday, write down 5 things you’re thankful for. Some days, you’ll have a lot to be thankful for, and 5 entries won’t feel like nearly enough.

Coming up with 5 items and expressing daily gratitude for the positive things in your life will make you a happier person.

Here are some of the top gratitude quotes we could find to remind us just how much we have to be thankful for.

Gratitude Quotes

Gratitude means “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Countless writers, poets, philosophers, and even politicians, have weighed in on the importance of showing gratitude.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect sentiment for a thank-you card, or a reminder to show gratitude for the things you have come to take for granted, you’ll find the perfect gratitude quote here.

JFK gratitude quote "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them"
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.

Robert Holden

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.

Randy Pausch

Gratitude is the appreciation of things that are not deserved, earned or demanded – those wonderful things that we take for granted.

Renée Paule

Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote "Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy"
“Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.


Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present-oriented.

Sonja Lyubomirsky

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

Johannes Gaertner

Gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Friedrich Nietzsche quote "The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude"
“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

To live a life fulfilled reflect on the things you have with gratitude.

Jaren Davis

Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.

Amy Collette

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

Henri Fredric Amiel

What can you do right now to turn your life around? Gratitude

The Secret

Gratitude: A lively sense of future benefit.

Denis Waitley quote "Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude"
“Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G.K. Chesterton

It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Wallace D. Wattles

Stop thinking gratitude as a buy product of your circumstances and start thinking of it as a world view

Bryan Robles

…it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

David Steindl-Rast

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cicero quote "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others"
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tulius Cicero

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Jacques Maritain

You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.


When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.

Kristin Armstrong
Doris Day quote "Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty"
“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

Grateful Quotes

James E. Faust said that “a grateful heart is the beginning of greatness,” and I certainly believe that that is true.

Showing how grateful we are for the guidance, support, and love of others is essential in cultivating healthy relationships and maintaining a positive outlook on the world.

Marcel Proust gratitude quote "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom"
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.

Dennis Prager

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

Maya Angelou

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.

Richard Carlson

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.

Zig Ziglar

The root of joy is gratefulness.

David Steindl-Rast
Roy T Bennett quote "Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more"
“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” – Roy T. Bennett

I’m grateful always for this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.

Eckhart Tolle

The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.

Mary Davis

What you truly acknowledge truly is yours. Invite your heart to be grateful and your ‘thank you’s’ will be heard even when you don’t use words.

Pavithra Mehta

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

Willie Nelson

Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself.

Henry Ward Beecher quote "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul"
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.


Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Lionel Hampton

Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!

George Herbert

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anonymous gratitude quote "If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want"
“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you wouldn’t want.” – Anonymous

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.

Albert Clarke

Attitude of Gratitude

Developing an attitude of gratitude means more than saying a brief thank-you when someone does something nice for you. According to Psychology Today, “Gratitude is about feeling and expressing appreciation: for all we’ve received, all that we have (however little it may be), and for all that has not befallen us.”

It can change our perspective, diffuse feelings of self-pity and self-centeredness, impatience, intolerance, negative judgment, indignation, anger, or resentment. Gratitude can also increase feelings of well-being, and prompt mindfulness.

But we should also be grateful for the learning experiences and opportunities to grow that trials and difficult times have offered us.

Though it can be hard to find positivity in a negative situation, adopting an attitude of gratitude and being thankful for all things makes all the difference to your outlook, health, and relationships with others.

Rhonda Byrne quote "Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things"
“Gratitude will shift you to a higher frequency, and you will attract much better things.” – Rhonda Byrne

When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.

Ellie Wiesel

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.

Tony Robbins

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.

Brene Brown

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.

Rabbi Harold Kushner
Albert Schweitzer quote "Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude"
“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” – Albert Schweitzer

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.


The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James

As with all commandments, gratitude is a description of a successful mode of living. The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.

James E. Faust

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.

Ernest Hemingway

Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.

Eckhart Tolle
Sri Chinmoy quote "Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes"
“Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seekers life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.” – Sri Chinmoy

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

G.K. Chesterton

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

Ralph H. Blum

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

Eileen Caddy
Albert Schweitzer quote "At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us"
“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.

Rita Mae Brown

I’ve had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick
John Wooden quote "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out"
“Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.

Charles Dickens

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie

In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

Alfred North Whitehead

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

G.B. Stern
Meister Eckhardt thankfulness quote "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough"
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhardt

Thankfulness Quotes

Many of us only really think about being thankful at Thanksgiving. But it shouldn’t have to be a holiday for us to realize that we have so many reasons to be thankful every day.

Saying “thank you” takes just a moment, but it can help someone feel appreciated, loved, and recognized for what they do.

Say thanks with a random act of kindness – send a card containing all of the reasons you are grateful for someone’s friendship, pay a compliment, or buy a cup of coffee. Showing gratitude makes us feel good, too.

Frank A Clark thankful quote "If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get"
“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” – Frank A. Clark

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

William Blake

I’m thankful for each and every day. We never know when time is up.

Chuck Berry

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

Alice Walker

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Thornton Wilder
Gerald Good thankful quote "If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily"
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” – Gerald Good

Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.

Jim Lovell

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

Henry Ward Bleecher

There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.

Joyce Meyer

We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

Albert Barnes

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Thankful quote "The smallest thanks is always worth more than the effort it takes to give it"
“The smallest thanks is always worth more than the effort it takes to give it.” – Unknown

If you can’t reward then you should thank.

Arabic Proverb

I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.

A.J. Jacobs

Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice.

Derrick Carpenter

If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

W. Clement Stone

There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.


Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

William Bennett
William Arthur Ward quote "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it"
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

W.T. Purkiser

Being thankful is not always experienced as a natural state of existence, we must work at it, akin to a type of strength training for the heart.

Larissa Gomez

Being thankful not only shows good manners, but a simple expression of thankfulness can go a long way in relationships and communication with others. It not only enhances our own lives, but makes other people feel appreciated.

Daniella Whyte

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

Let me encourage you to get up every day and focus on what you do have in life. Be thankful for the blessings of the little things, even when you don’t get what you expect.

Victoria Osteen
Thomas Secker thankfulness quote "He enjoys much who is thankful for little"
“He enjoys much who is thankful for little.” – Thomas Secker

Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.

Tecumseh Shawnee Chief

Appreciation Quotes

Appreciation is defined as “recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.”

So many of us appreciate the things we are fortunate enough to have, the people we meet, and the things we are able to do – but we don’t always show our gratitude for them.

These quotes are all about appreciating the positive things in life and the good people who surround us! Share your favorite and show your appreciation today.

Bertrand Russell quote "In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted"
“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell

Appreciate the plant that grows in your balcony only for you.

Vineet Raj Kapoor

‘Enough’ is a feast.

Buddhist Proverb

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

Christiane Northrup

What makes me happy is the appreciation of people around me.

Nadia Comaneci

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of are people to appreciate and enjoy it.

Michael Josephson
Dutch gratitude saying "They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot"
“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who’s content with his lot.” – Dutch Proverb

When you have something use it with appreciation before you lose it and always remember those who don’t have it.

Mary Uwamahoro

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Brault

Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.

Tony Robbins

By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.


The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement.

Charles Schwab

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James
Debasish Mridha quote "The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love"
“The mind is like a flower. It does not bloom without the lights of appreciation, encouragement, and love.” – Debasish Mridha

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

Alan Cohen

Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.

Connor Chalfant

Instead of being impatient because you have to wait for something, be grateful for the extra time you have now to notice and appreciate your surroundings.

Danielle Tinning

Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human.

Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
Chinese appreciation proverb "When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them"
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” – Chinese Proverb

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.

Viki King

If you do not appreciate every day of your life, who said that the days and years will be an asset for the future?

Sunday Adelaja

Most people are unhappy because they’re focused on what they want rather than appreciating what they have.

Marty Rubin
Margaret Cousins appreciation quote "Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary"
“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins

Hopefully these gratitude quotes have inspired you to look for ways to be grateful in your own life. Being thankful and appreciative is the first step to feeling blessed and being blessed.

If you have your own gratitude quotes to share that weren’t included in our list, please feel free to share them with us below. We’d be extremely grateful!

Updated on December 2, 2020.

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau was an American poet, philosopher, and essayist. Born in 1817, he became a leading transcendentalist and is best known for his book Walden, which reflects on simple living and the natural environment.

Thoreau’s commitment to nature and the environment continue to have a profound impact on the way we see the world around us today.

Another of his essays, on “Civil Disobedience,” put forward his ideas on anarchism, tax resistance, and conscientious objection.  His commitment to the abolition of slavery even influenced notable figures like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

These are the best Henry David Thoreau quotes to motivate you to get back to nature, reflect on yourself, and make the world a better place however you can.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau quote "The question is not what you look at, but what you see"
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake.

Be resolutely and faithfully what you are; be humbly what you aspire to be.

Life in us is like the water in a river.

Thoreau quote "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth"
“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” – Henry David Thoreau

Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.


None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

Henry David Thoreau quote "The world is but a canvas to our imagination"
“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.

I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.

I can alter my life by altering my attitude. He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.

Thoreau quote "It is never too late to give up your prejudices"
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” – Henry David Thoreau

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.

It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always.

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.

Henry David Thoreau quote "The universe is wider than our views of it"
“The universe is wider than our views of it.” – Henry David Thoreau

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run.

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

Thoreau quote "Things do not change; we change"
“Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.

Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion"
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.

It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Familiar Letters
"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book"
“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” – Henry David Thoreau

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.

Say what you have to say, not what you ought. Any truth is better than make-believe.

The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men.

My greatest skill has been to want but little.

Henry David Thoreau quote "Wildness is the preservation of the World"
“Wildness is the preservation of the World.” – Henry David Thoreau

Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, ‘I will simply be.’

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.

It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about?

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.

The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?

"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend"
“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.” – Henry David Thoreau

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

We are born as innocents. We are polluted by advice.

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?

Thoreau quote "Dreams are the touchstones of our characters"
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” – Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake"
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.

Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.

If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.

A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips; — not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.

Henry David Thoreau quote "Men are born to succeed, not to fail"
“Men are born to succeed, not to fail.” – Henry David Thoreau

I have an immense appetite for solitude, like an infant for sleep, and if I don’t get enough for this year, I shall cry all the next.

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.

How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success"
“We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.” – Henry David Thoreau

I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another.

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.

Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else.

Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.

Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.

Henry David Thoreau quote "Live your life, do your work, then take your hat"
“Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.” – Henry David Thoreau

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.

To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.

‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.

Henry David Thoreau quote "Being is the great explainer"
“Being is the great explainer.” – Henry David Thoreau

I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.

Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

"All good things are wild and free"
“All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe — “That government is best which governs not at all”; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.

Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing of the origin and destiny of cats?

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals"
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau

I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are… than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then.

"It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear"
“It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.” – Henry David Thoreau

I make myself rich by making my wants few.

I have a room all to myself; it is nature.

It is not that we love to be alone, but that we love to soar, and when we do soar, the company grows thinner and thinner until there is none at all. …We are not the less to aim at the summits though the multitude does not ascend them.

Renew thyself completely each day.

This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.

The heart is forever inexperienced.

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler"
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” – Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.

Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.

Thoreau quote "The language of friendship is not words, but meanings"
“The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.” – Henry David Thoreau

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.

The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.

Faith never makes a confession.

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

Henry David Thoreau quote "We are constantly invited to be what we are"
“We are constantly invited to be what we are.” – Henry David Thoreau

I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of Henry David Thoreau quotes! Whatever the season, I hope you’ll be inspired to get outside and back to nature.

Roy T. Bennett Quotes

If you’re in the habit of looking at inspiring quotes online, you’ve probably encountered lots of quotes penned by someone named Roy T. Bennett.

The author of The Light In The Heart: Inspirational Thoughts for Living Your Best Life, Roy T. Bennett is a self-professed thought leader. Little is known about him, except for the fact that his positive thoughts and creative insights have helped people across the world live more successful, fulfilling lives.

These Roy T. Bennett quotes are full of hope, optimism, practical advice and truth. Here are 120 of his best and most inspiring quotes, to help you live your best life now.

Roy T. Bennett Quotes

"Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart"
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.

Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.

Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.

Roy T Bennett quote "Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind."
“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” – Roy T. Bennett

Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.

Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.

No amount of regretting can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future.

Roy T Bennett quote "Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular"
“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” – Roy T. Bennett

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.

When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.

When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.

Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up.

The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.

Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.

Roy Bennett quote "Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy"
“Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.” – Roy T. Bennett

A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.

Stop giving other people the power to control your happiness, your mind, and your life. If you don’t take control of yourself and your own life, someone else is bound to try.

Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they’re blessings or lessons.

Patience is not the ability to wait. Patience is to be calm no matter what happens, constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities, and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.

Count your own blessings, not someone else’s. Remember that jealousy is when you count someone else’s blessings instead of your own.

"Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to"
“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.” – Roy T. Bennett

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.

Roy T. Bennett quote "Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes"
“Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.” – Roy T. Bennett

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.

Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.

Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.

Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love—be there for others—bring a little light into someone’s day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.

If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.

"Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone"
“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.” – Roy T. Bennett

Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.

Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.

Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.

The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.

You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.

"The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them"
“The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” – Roy T. Bennett

Being grateful does not mean that everything is necessarily good. It just means that you can accept it as a gift.

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.

Roy T. Bennett quote "You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes"
“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.” – Roy T. Bennett

Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.

Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.

Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.

The Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.

"Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life"
“Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.” – Roy T. Bennett

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.

The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.

A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more?

“You are in charge of your own happiness; you don’t need to wait for other people’s permission to be happy.”
Roy T. Bennett quote "Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever"
“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” – Roy T. Bennett

Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.

You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.

“To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.”

Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.

Roy T Bennett quote "You are not rich until you have a rich heart"
“You are not rich until you have a rich heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.

When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.

Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.

Perfectionism is the enemy of happiness. Embrace being perfectly imperfect. Learn from your mistakes and forgive yourself, you’ll be happier. We make mistakes because we are imperfect. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself, and keep moving forward.

"Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience"
“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” – Roy T. Bennett

You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.

Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.

A smart person knows how to talk. A wise person knows when to be silent.

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events. You always have a choice. You can choose to face them with a positive mental attitude.

"Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does"
“Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.” – Roy T. Bennett

Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.

Great leaders create more leaders, not followers.

The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.

Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.

Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.

The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you.

Roy T. Bennett quote "To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are"
“To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” – Roy T. Bennett

Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.

Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.

Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.

Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.

Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

Roy T. Bennett quote "Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude"
“Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.” – Roy T. Bennett

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.

You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.

It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.

It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.

Strong people have a strong sense of self-worth and self-awareness; they don’t need the approval of others.

"If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it"
“If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.” – Roy T. Bennett

Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.

What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.

Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.

Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.

Roy T Bennett quote "Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying"
“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” – Roy T. Bennett

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.

Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.

If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.

Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.

It’s worth making time to find the things that really stir your soul. That’s what makes you really feel alive. You have to say ‘no’ to other things you’re used to, and do it with all your heart.

"Be the positive impact on the lives of others"
“Be the positive impact on the lives of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.

Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.

Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody’s watching, and doing as you say you would do.

Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.

It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.

"We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead"
“We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” – Roy T. Bennett

Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.

You don’t have to like someone, but you have to treat them as you wish to be treated.

Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.

It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.

Focus on your goals, not your fear. Focus like a laser beam on your goals.

Roy T Bennett quote "Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of"
“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” – Roy T. Bennett

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85 Influential Dale Carnegie Quotes

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer who developed courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

Best known for his 1936 bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, Carnegie was born into poverty. Carnegie enjoyed public speaking at school, and went on to graduate from Warrensburg State Teachers College in 1908.

By 1911, he was living at the YMCA on 125th Street in New York, where he persuaded the YMCA manager to let him teach a course on public speaking in return for 80% of the proceeds.

In his first session, he ran out of material. He improvised, telling students to speak about something that “made them angry.” He discovered that doing so made speakers unafraid to address their audience. From that point on, the Dale Carnegie Course evolved and thrived on the average American’s desire for self-improvement and self-confidence.

His training and books still inspire people all over the world to be more confident and go after their dreams. We hope these amazing Dale Carnegie quotes inspire you to go after yours too!

Dale Carnegie Quotes

Dale Carnegie quote "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get"
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.’

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.

One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie quote "Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday"
“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie

Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.

No matter what happens, always be yourself.

Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.

When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie quote "To be interesting, be interested"
“To be interesting, be interested.” – Dale Carnegie

A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.

Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.

Two men looked out from prison bars, one saw the mud, the other saw stars.

Dale Carnegie quote "Our thoughts make us what we are"
“Our thoughts make us what we are.” – Dale Carnegie

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.

Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.

It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language.

The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.

"If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive"
“If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.” – Dale Carnegie

The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.

When the fierce, burning winds blow over our lives – and we cannot prevent them – let us, too, accept the inevitable. And then get busy and pick up the pieces.

Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.

If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I’ll tell you what you are.

The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.

"If you want to keep happiness, you have to share it"
“If you want to keep happiness, you have to share it.” – Dale Carnegie

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?

Even God doesn’t propose to judge a man till his last days, why should you and I?

I have come to the conclusion that there is only one way under high heaven to get the best of an argument— and that is to avoid it. Avoid it as you would avoid rattlesnakes and earthquakes.

If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way"
“The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.” – Dale Carnegie

Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: “Wouldn’t you like to have that?” Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?

You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

The expression one wears on one’s face is far more important than the clothes one wears on one’s back.

Dale Carnegie quote "Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession"
“Today is our most precious possession. It is our only sure possession.” – Dale Carnegie

When the fierce, burning winds blow over our lives – and we cannot prevent them – let us, too, accept the inevitable. And then get busy and pick up the pieces.

Tell the audience what you’re going to say, say it; then tell them what you’ve said.

Control your temper. Remember, you can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry.

If you tell me how you get your feeling of importance, I’ll tell you what you are.

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?

Dale Carnegie quote "When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade"
“When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade.” – Dale Carnegie

The best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today’s work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, for your character is what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Why talk about what we want? That is childish. Absurd. Of course, you are interested in what you want. You are eternally interested in it. But no one else is. The rest of us are just like you: we are interested in what we want.

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie quote "Winning friends begins with friendliness"
“Winning friends begins with friendliness.” – Dale Carnegie

Always have something to say. The man who has something to say and who is known never to speak unless he has, is sure to be listened to.

Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember ‘Life is too short to be little.’

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.

Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. To know all is to forgive all.

When I asked him – Mr.Henry Ford – if he ever worried, he replied: “No. I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe that every-thing will work out for the best in the end.” So what is there to worry about?

Dale Carnegie quote "You'll never achieve real success unless you like what you're doing"
“You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing.” – Dale Carnegie

If you argue and rankle and contradict, you may achieve a victory sometimes; but it will be an empty victory because you will never get your opponent’s good will.

All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory.

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.

Dale Carnegie quote "Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind"
“Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.” – Dale Carnegie

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.

Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.

By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself"
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Dale Carnegie

A barber lathers a man before he shaves him.

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work in the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.

Take a chance! All life is a chance.The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage"
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of Dale Carnegie quotes! As well as How to Win Friends and Influence People, Carnegie’s other titles include How to Stop Worrying and Start Living and The Art of Public Speaking. We have them all on our shelf at KIM and highly recommend them. Have these Dale Carnegie quotes helped you? Let us know below.

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