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200 Most Famous Quotes Of All Time

It’s often said that wisdom is found in quotes. Indeed, some of the most famous and insightful words ever uttered have come in the form of quotes.

Are you looking for some inspiration? Maybe you just want to be entertained?

Whether you’re looking for a daily dose of inspiration or you need to help motivate your employees, take a look at these all-time most famous quotes. You’ll definitely find some inspiration, and you might even laugh – we know we did!

The following list is a collection of the most famous quotes by people from around the world.

Here is a list of the 200 most famous quotes of all time:

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The Most Famous Quotes

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius
There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. – Walter Hadlee
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. -Dr. Seuss
The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars but in ourselves that we are underlings. -William Shakespeare
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore -Christopher Columbus
The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person’s determination. -Tommy Lasorda
If you’re going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill
To succeed in your mission, you must have faith; faith that you were meant to do this thing; faith in the face of all obstacles; and faith despite the fact that it is often hard work.-Linda Evans
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. -Albert Einstein
Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln
Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much. -Oscar Wilde
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. -Lao Tzu
A winner never quits and a quitter never wins. -Unknown
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. -Roger Staubach
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. -Alice Walker
You’ll never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks. -Unknown
It isn’t what you get, it’s what you become. -Tom Brokaw
It’s never too late to be who you might have been. -George Eliot
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that it’s in your hands – and shape it into something great. -Unknown
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. -Dalai Lama
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky
Sports do not build character, they reveal it. -Jody Conradt
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.-Winston Churchill
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
You can do anything you want if you put your mind to it. -Tori Amos
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -Mark Twain
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. -Henry David Thoreau
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. -Winston Churchill
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge -Stephen Hawking
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. -Herm Albright
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. -Theodore Roosevelt
If you want something long enough, hard enough, and believe in yourself, it will come to pass -Mary Lou Retton
Whatever you do, act enthusiastically as though you were doing it for the first time. -William James
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no trail and leave a trail behind you. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best revenge is massive success. -Frank Sinatra
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”-Mary Pickford
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus -Mark Twain
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. -Confucius
Don’t worry about avoiding danger. As long as you’re not scared, you’re safe. -Robert M. Pirsig
All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the mountains in front of you darken the valley behind you. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy
Life isn’t about finding yourself it’s about creating yourself -George Bernard Shaw
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. -Thich Nhat Hanh
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree I’d spend six sharpening my ax -Abraham Lincoln

Quotes from Famous People

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough -Helen Keller
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. -Eleanor Roosevelt
It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot
The power of imagination makes us infinite. – John Muir
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair
We design our lives through the power of choices. – Richard Bach
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -Bill Cosby
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. -Maya Angelou
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.- Nathaniel Branden
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Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.-Anonymous
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. – Mother Teresa
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going to. – Beverly Sills
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. – Malcolm X
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific! – Lily Tomlin
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us -Marianne Williamson
Dream as if you’ll live forever; live as if you’ll die today – James Dean
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. – Anne Frank

Famous Life Quotes

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do and then do it. – Henry Ford
In order to write about life first, you must live it. – Ernest Hemingway
The big lesson in life, baby, is never to be scared of anyone or anything. – Frank Sinatra
You can’t control the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails. – Jimmy Dean
Life is a journey, not a destination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. – Dalai Lama
So be a mirror reflecting yourself back, and remembering the times when you thought all of this was too hard and that you’d never make it through. Remember the times you could have pressed quit – but you hit continue. – Rupi Kaur
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. – Ashley Smith
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. – Paulo Coelho
So be a mirror reflecting yourself back, and remembering the times when you thought all of this was too hard and that you’d never make it through. Remember the times you could have pressed quit – but you hit continue. – Rupi Kaur
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost
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
Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. — Ashton Kutcher
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. — George Bernard Shaw
You have to master your mind rather than let your mind master you. — Oscar Wilde
Once in a while, it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. – Alan Keightley
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got. -Robert Brault
Live for each second without hesitation. — Elton John
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. — Albert Einstein
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. — Confucius
Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood. — Helen Keller
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. — Danny Kaye
Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you. — John Wooden
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. -John Lennon
If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas Edison
There’s no such thing as a tough decision; some things just need to be done. — Percy Bysshe Shelley
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.— Steve Jobs
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The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. — Dalai Lama
In the World through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself. – Friedrich Nietzsche
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. – Voltaire
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. – Jim Morrison
There are only two ways to live your life; one as though nothing is a miracle; the other as though everything is – Albert Einstein
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. — Charles Swindoll
Keep calm and carry on. — Winston Churchill
Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. — Jack Kerouac
Life is a flower of which love is the honey. — Victor Hugo
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. — Bill Clinton
Life is short, and it is here to be lived. — Kate Winslet
The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. — Frank Lloyd Wright
Every moment is a fresh beginning. — T.S. Eliot
When you cease to dream you cease to live. — Malcolm Forbes
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. — Morris West
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. — Dr. Seuss

I hope you enjoyed these 200 inspirational quotes. They are some of the best quotes you can ever read, so I hope that you will keep these in mind as you go through life.

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