The 175 Most Famous Quotes of All Time

If you are searching for the most famous quotes of all time, here are some you might find useful.

These quotes have been around for quite some time, and some have gained so much fame that they have become a breed of their own.

You may even have heard some famous sayings throughout your life but cannot recall who first said them or when they were first said.

Whenever you need an extra boost to lift your spirits, this collection of 175 inspirational quotes will provide you with the motivation you need. Now you can bookmark these motivational quotes on your phone or laptop so you can access them whenever you need a boost to overcome adversity

To stay motivated and inspired, let us take a look at some inspirational quotes that we can use both at home and at work.

  1. “In order to write about life first you must live it.” –Ernest Hemingway
  2. “The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.” ―Epicurus
  3. “He that can have patience can have what he will.” ―Benjamin Franklin
  4. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” –Albert Einstein
  5. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton
  6. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn
  7. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius …” –Steve Jobs
  8. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison
  9. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J. K. Rowling
  10. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

  1. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” —LeBron James
  2. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” —Benjamin Franklin
  3. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” –Frank Sinatra
  4. “Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my life was the day I realized that I no longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business” —Cindy Gallop
  5. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” —Will Smith
  6. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” —Henry David Thoreau
  7. “Doing nothing is very hard to do. You never know when you’re finished.” —Leslie Nielsen
  8. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss
  9. “Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “Oh! It’s Friday again. Share the love that was missing during the week. In a worthy moment of peace and bliss.” —S. O’Sade
  1. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” –Bruce Lee
  2. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” —Jay—Z
  3. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” —Stephen King
  4. “Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” –Jimmy Durante
  5. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” –Omar Khayyam
  6. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand
  7. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” —Forrest Gump
  9. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” —Henry Ford
  10. “I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” –Brad Pitt
  1. “Resilience is when you address uncertainty with flexibility.” —Unknown
  2. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” —Kevin Kruse
  3. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” –Leo Burnett
  4. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” —Seneca
  5. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” —Zig Ziglar
  6. “Friday sees more smiles than any other day of the workweek!” —Kate Summers
  7. “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.” —Hillary Clinton
  8. “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ―A.A. Milne
  9. “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality” —Les Brown
  10. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” –Sholom Aleichem
  11. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” —Lao Tzu
  12. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” —Babe Ruth

  1. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” —Stephen Hawking
  2. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” —Buddha
  3. “Small is not just a stepping—stone. Small is a great destination itself.” ―Jason Fried
  4. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” —Jay—Z
  5. “When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” –Marcus Aurelius
  6. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa
  7. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” —Marilyn Monroe
  8. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” ―George Clooney
  9. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates
  10. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 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
  1. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” ―Robert Frost
  3. “If the decisions you make about where you invest your blood, sweat, and tears are not consistent with the person you aspire to be, you’ll never become that person.” ―Clayton M. Christensen
  4. “You cannot plow a field by turning it over in your mind. To begin, begin.” ―Gordon B. Hinckley
  5. “Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilisation work.” —Vince Lombardi
  6. “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” —Lillian Dickson
  7. “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” —Dorothy Parker
  8. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” —Joe Girard
  9. “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” —John F. Kennedy
  10. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” —Jeff Bezos
  1. “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” ―Arthur C. Clarke
  2. “One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” –Benjamin Disraeli
  3. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” –John Wayne
  5. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” —Grandma Moses
  6. “Every cynic is a sentimentalist under the skin.” —Louis L’Amour
  7. “Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.” —Angela Bassett
  8. “Every Friday, I like to high five myself for getting through another week on little more than caffeine, willpower, and inappropriate humor.” —Nanea Hoffman
  9. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” —Neil Armstrong
  10. “It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” –Jane Fonda

  1. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.” —Helen Keller
  2. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” —Wayne Dyer
  3. “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
  4. “The greatest pleasure of life is love.” —Euripides
  5. “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” —Gary Vaynerchuk
  6. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot
  8. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” —Winnie the Pooh
  9. “We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.” —Hillary Clinton
  10. “The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”—Socrates
  1. “There are no mistakes, only opportunities.” —Tina Fey
  2. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” –Buddha
  3. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” —Lao—Tze
  4. “Life is like a sewer… what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.” —Tom Lehrer
  5. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ―Maya Angelou
  6. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” —Will Smith
  7. “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” —Ashton Kutcher
  8. “Keep calm and carry on.” —Winston Churchill
  9. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying,”I will try again tomorrow.” —Mary Anne Radmacher
  10. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  1. “If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” —Maria Edgeworth
  2. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett
  3. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.” —Lily Tomlin
  4. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” ―Jim Rohn
  5. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela
  6. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” —Mae West
  7. “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” —Dalai Lama
  8. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” —Malcolm Forbes
  9. “Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.” —Raymond Joseph Teller
  10. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford

  1. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” —Morris West
  2. “When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” —Confucius
  3. “Nobody has ever measured, even the poets, how much a heart can hold.” —Zelda Fitzgerald
  4. “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
  5. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nin
  6. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” —Dr. Seuss
  7. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” —Ellen DeGeneres
  8. “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” —John Stuart Mill
  9. “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar
  10. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
  2. “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
  3. “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ―Martha Graham
  4. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life —— think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” —Swami Vivekananda
  5. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” —Edna Mode
  6. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” —Charles Swindoll
  7. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” —Derek Jeter
  8. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot
  9. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” —Oprah Winfrey
  10. “You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” –Emma Stone
  1. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Confucius
  2. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” —Carl Sagan
  3. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” —Chris Grosser
  4. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind—the—scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” —Steve Furtick
  5. “Live for each second without hesitation.” —Elton John
  6. “The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”— Seneca
  7. “Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.” —Anonymous
  8. “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.” –Attributed to various sources
  9. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” —George Lorimer
  10. “Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” –Drew Barrymore

  1. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” —Unknown
  2. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. 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
  3. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” –David Dweck
  4. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” —Michael Jordan
  5. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” —Jim Carrey
  6. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” —Kobe Bryant
  7. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.” –Confucius Kongzi
  8. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.” —Wordsworth
  9. “Be a positive energy trampoline – absorb what you need and rebound more back.” —Dave Carolan
  10. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” —Jack Kerouac
  1. “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” —Oscar Wilde
  2. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain
  3. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston
  4. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” —Andrew Carnegie
  5. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” —Lucille Ball
  6. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford
  7. “One man with courage makes a majority.” –Andrew Jackson
  8. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” —Kate Winslet
  9. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” —Confucius
  10. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” –Thomas A. Edison
  1. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” —Bill Clinton
  2. “It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” —Paul Bryant
  3. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” —Celine Dion
  4. “If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” —Bruce Barton
  5. “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” —Ariana Huffington
  6. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” —Dalai Lama
  7. “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
  8. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” —Mark Twain
  9. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” —Victor Hugo
  10. “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” —Pablo Picasso

  1. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” –Henry Ford
  2. “The only one who can tell you, you can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen.” —Jessica Ennis
  3. “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” —Leonardo DiCaprio
  4. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln
  5. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —Mark Twain
  6. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash
  7. “If you can’t yet do great things, do small things in a great way.” ―Napoleon Hill
  8. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” –Soren Kierkegaard
  9. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” –Babe Ruth
  10. “Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world, and in many ways, it’s the first step toward learning something and getting better at it.” —Jon Hamm
  1. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” —John Lennon
  2. “Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.” —Rod Stewart
  3. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” —Deepak Chopra

In order to achieve success as an entrepreneur, whether it be in sales or in daily life, you must learn from your peers’ experiences and the lessons they have learned. Only those who continue to learn and grow will succeed Where will you find your next big break?

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