The 50 Most Famous Quotes of All Time

Explore a collection of ten profound and timeless insights that offer wisdom and inspiration.

These quotes touch on various aspects of life, work, and human nature, providing valuable perspectives for reflection. Delve into the wisdom of notable figures like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Buddha as they share their thoughts on success, fear, simplicity, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

These ten quotes encapsulate a wealth of knowledge that can guide and motivate you in your daily life

1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Mahatma Gandhi

2. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa

3. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

4. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

6. “Well done is better than well said.” -Benjamin Franklin

7. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

8. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle

9. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” –Oscar Wilde

11. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

13. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” -Maya Angelou

15. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth

16. “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.” -Oscar Wilde

17. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” -Tony Robbins

18. “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa

19. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein

20. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” -Dalai Lama

21. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” -John Lennon

22. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West

23. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

24. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” -Abraham Lincoln

25. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

26. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius

27. “May you live all the days of your life.” -Jonathan Swift

28. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” -Hans Christian Andersen

29. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” -John Wooden

30. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau

31. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” -Marilyn Monroe

32. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” –Albert Camus

33. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost

34. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald

35. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller

36. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss

37. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” -Charles Dickens

38. “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

39. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” -Ray Bradbury

40. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas A. Edison

41. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” -John D. Rockefeller Jr.

42. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson

43. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston S. Churchill

44. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

45. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember — the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” -Zig Ziglar

46. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

47. “Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso

48. “If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.” –J.M. Power

49. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” -Colin Powell

50. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” -Barack Obama