200+ Best Quotes Ever
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.– Bil Keane
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche
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
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth. – William W. Purkey
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. – Elbert Hubbard
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.– Bil Kean
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsch (best quotes ever)
God does not create a lock without its key & God does not give you problems without its solutions! TRUST HIM.
Life is too short to start your day with broken pieces of yesterday, it will definitely destroy your wonderful today and ruin your great tomorrow.
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy
A man once told The Buddha, “I want happiness.”
The Buddha replied, “First remove “I”, that’s ego. Then remove “want”, that’s desire. And now all you’re left with is Happiness.”
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life. -John Lennon
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. – Woody Allen
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot
If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem & smarter than you think even if we’re apart … I’ll always be with you. – A. A. Milne
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – R. Collier (best quotes ever)
It’s only with the heart that one can see clearly. What’s essential, is invisible to the eye.
Waiting hurts. Forgetting gurts. But not knowing which decision to take is the worst of suffering. – Paolo Coelho
I think we’re just gonna have to be secretly in love with each other and leave it at that… – Margot Tenenbaum
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.
Shakespeare: “Never play with feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.”
Napoleon: “The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of good people.”
Einstein: “I am thankful to those who said NO to me it’s because of them I did it myself.”
Abraham Lincoln: “If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.”
Martin Luther King: “We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.”
Mahatma Gandhi: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Dr. Abdul Kalaam: “It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”
I mean, it’s a pretty tall order. There are so many variables to consider, which constantly change based on what’s going on in your life.
One day, a quote will resonate, the next, not so much. It’s like hearing a new song that’s so directly related to your life that you become a walking epiphany: you listen to it on repeat for so long that eventually it loses its strength.
They have to focus on the one thing you’ll always strive for: being authentic and genuine, and not falling victim to external pressures that push you to become who you “should” be, instead of enhancing who you already are.
“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”-Dr. Seuss
“Imitation is suicide.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.”-Oliver James
“Flatter yourself critically.”-Willis Goth Regier
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.”-Eleanor Roosevelt
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”-Mark Twain
Don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him. (best quotes ever)
Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. – Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happiness
Logic will get you from A-Z. Imagination will get you everywhere. – Albert Einstein
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right and forget the ones that don’t and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it’d be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. – Anonymous
The naked truth is always better than the best-dressed lie.
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place
“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”-Mahatma Gandhi (best quotes ever)
“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”-Cyril Connolly
“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”-Virginia Satir
“Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.”-Steve Maraboli
“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”-Roger Babson
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”-Kurt Cobain
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”-Chinese Proverb
“Where’s your will to be weird?”-Jim Morrison
“Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it’s simply a way of your own.”-Angelina Jolie
“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”-Joss Whedon
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”-Theodore Roosevelt
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”-Oscar Wilde
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.”-Sylvia Plath
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”-Anaïs Nin
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”-Socrates
“If you seek authenticity for authenticity’s sake you are no longer authentic.”-Jean Paul Sartre
“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.”-David Carradine
“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.”
“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”-Dodinsky
“Do what you must, And your friends will adjust.”-Robert Brault
“Just let awareness have its way with you completely.”-Scott Morrison
“We must be our own before we can be another’s.”
“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
My mother said to me, “If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.” Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.- Pablo Picasso
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.-Albert Einstein
I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.- Oprah Winfrey
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.- Cher
Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right.- Henry Ford (best quotes ever)
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.-Calvin Coolidge
The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up.
– Harrison Ford (actor 1942-)
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas Edison (Inventor, 1847-1931)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great.
– Mark Twain (Writer, lecturer, 1935-1910)
When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
– Chris Colfer (Actor, singer, 1990-)
Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will.
– John D. MacDonald (Novelist, 1916-1986)
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
– George Bernard Shaw (Playright, 1856-1950)
There are seven things that will destroy us:
Wealth without work;Pleasure without conscience;Knowledge without character;Religion without sacrifice;Politics without principle;Science without humanity;Business without ethics.
– Gandhi (1869-1948)
As a leader, you have to not only do the right thing, but be perceived to be doing the right thing.
A consequence of seeking a leadership position is being put under intense public scrutiny, being held to high standards, and enhancing a reputation that is constantly under threat.
— Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward (Firing Back)
In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.- Warren Buffett
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.- Oprah Winfrey (best quotes ever)
Power perceived is power achieved- Principal Claude Rolle
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.”
They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
– John Lennon
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.- H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.-Oprah Winfrey
The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.- Keanu Reeves
Winners lose more than losers. They win and lose more than losers, because they stay in the game.
– Terry Paulson
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.- Michael Jordan
It is better to play than do nothing.- Confucius
It ain’t over till it’s over.- Yogi Berra
It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you.- Lillian Hellman
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.- Richard Nixon
You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.- Joe Namath
A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.- Benjamin Franklin
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.- Henry J. Kaiser
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.- Oscar Wilde
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.- George Bernard Shaw
Change can come in either of two important ways:
Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.- Dr. Phil
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln (16th US president, 1809-1865)
You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
– Buddha (Founder of Buddhism, circa 563 BCE-483 BCE)
A prophet is without honor in his own community.
– The Bible
Matt 13:57. “Then Jesus told them, ‘A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.’ ”
The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
– George Carlin (Comedian 1937-2008)
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
– Clarence Darrow (Attorney, 1857-1938)
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
– Sam Levenson (Writer, teacher 1911-1980)
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
– Shirley Abbott (Writer, 1934-) (best quotes ever)
A window of opportunity won’t open itself.
– Dave Weinbaum (Online philosopher)
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
– Leonardo da Vinci (Artist, 1452-1519)
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
Voltaire (Writer, philosopher, 1694-1778)
You can’t accomplish anything worthwhile if you inhibit yourself. If life teaches you nothing else, know this for sure: When you get the chance, go for it.
Imagination rules the world.- Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor, 1769-1821)
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
– Muhammad Ali
If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.
– J. Paul Getty
Don’t be afraid your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin.
– Grace Hansen
Thirteen roadways lead through life
To thirteen doors of death,
Homeward from foolish fears and strife
We float on failing breath.
– Tao (Chinese Philosophy, 6th century, B.C.)
A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (Ps
Grief does not change you… It reveals you.
– John Green (Author)
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family — and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.
– Frank Sinatra
The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future.
– Jacqueline Kennedy
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
– Stephen King
If you need something done ask as busy man, no one else will have time to do it.
The biggest thing separating people from their artistic ambitions is not a lack of talent. It’s the lack of a DEADLINE.
– Chris Baty
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly’s wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Later he became conscious of his damaged wings and of their construction and he learned to think and could not fly any more because the love of flight was gone and he could only remember when it had been effortless.
– Ernest Hemingway
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
That old law about “an eye for an eye” leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
– Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (Activist, 1929-1968)
Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.
Cale Yarborough (NASCAR driver, 1939)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss (best quotes ever)
Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.
– Roger Ebert
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
– Dolly Parton
I dwell in possibility.- Emily Dickenson
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
– Christopher Morley (best quotes ever)