Life Quotes By Famous People
"Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night"
"A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors."
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
"I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to."
“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear."
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next".
"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough."
- Oprah Winfrey
“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. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
- Steve Jobs
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."
- George Washington Carver
"May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have."
- Richard L. Evans
"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings."
- John F. Kennedy
"An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity."
- Winston Churchill
"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
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin."
- Mother Theresa
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."
- Charles Darwin
"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
"Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road."
"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher."
" Fate, is an excuse for why we end up where we do! Our 'Actions' predetermine our Destiny, our 'Reactions' seal that fate!"
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years."
"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."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
- Sydney J. Harris
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."
"One must work and dare if one really wants to live."
- Vincent van Gogh
"Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"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
"It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead."
"Life has got to be lived -- that's all there is to it."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
"The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be."
- Raymond Charles Barker
"A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself."
- May Sarton
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
- Robert Byrne
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