Famous Quotes

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Everyone needs a little inspiration from time to time.

Whether you’re going through a break up, you’ve just lost your job, or you simply woke up feeling a little insecure this morning—we’ve all had these days.

Feeding your mind inspiring quotes daily is a great practice to boost your positivity.

108 Famous Quotes on Life, Love, and Success

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Suess

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

Marilyn Monroe
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

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

Mark Caine

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

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

Mark Twain

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

Audre Lorde
“A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” – William Shakespeare

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

David Brinkley

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

John F. Kennedy

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

Herbert Bayard Swope
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

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

Thomas J. Watson
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Lucille Ball

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

Mother Teresa

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Love is a serious mental disease.

Plato

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

Francis Chan

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

Leonardo Da Vinci

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

J. K Rowling
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robbins

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

Pablo Picasso

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Albert Einstein

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

Dax Shepard

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

Elie Wiesel
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Charles Swindoll

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

Elie Wiesel

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Harriet Tubman

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

Sigmund Freud

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

Jim Morrison
“All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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

Harriet Tubman

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

Babe Ruth

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is trying things to see if they work.

Ray Bradbury

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

David Rockefeller
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

The No. 1 reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

Napoleon Hill

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Steve Jobs

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

George S. Patton

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

Maya Angelou

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” – Robert Frost

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

Winston Churchill

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

Jason Mraz

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Jim Rohn

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

Ayn Rand

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

Thomas A. Edison
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump

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

Bruce Lee

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

Bob Dylan

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

Bil Keane

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

Henry Ford

Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.

Denzel Washington

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

Wayne Gretzky

In order to write about life first you must live it.

Ernest Hemingway
“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Aristotle

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Oscar Wilde

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.

Frank Sinatra

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott
“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

Kurt Vonnegut

I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.

Nathan Hale

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

Albert Einstein

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

St. Augustine
“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” – Stephen Hawking

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Søren Kierkegaard

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

Leo Burnett

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.

George Bernard Shaw
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao Tzu

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

Oscar Wilde

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

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

Gandhi

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.

Helen Keller

The best way out is always through.

Robern Frost

The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.

T. S. Eliot
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.

Ray Bradbury

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

Steve Jobs
“Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – Mark Twain

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

Oprah Winfrey

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.

Voltaire

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

Charles Dickens
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.” – Nicholas Sparks

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