Top 120 Most Famous Quotes Of All Time

Read the best collection of the most famous quotes, sayings, proverbs, and one-liners, by authors, writers, leaders, artists, politicians, and more which give great insight into success, love, and life.

These are some of the greatest quotes that I love to read when I need some motivation. Inspirational quotes have the power to motivate and encourage an individual when they feel low and drained.

These positive quotations are timeless and give you a daily reminder to live life to the fullest and be the best version of yourself.

These best quotes of all time are from some of the most famous authors, poets, sportsmen, and personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Muhammad Ali to follow your dreams and be successful.

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The experience and insight of great leaders are a valuable sources of inspiration and motivation. And learning from successful people and entrepreneurs is a fantastic way to grow and learn in life.

Most Famous Quotes Of All Time

  1. Dream big and dare to fail.”- Norman Vaughan

  2. “You become what you believe.”- Oprah Winfrey
    Most Famous Quotes Of All Time
    Most Famous Quotes Of All Time

  3. “An unexamined life is not worth living.”- Socrates

  4. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”- Gloria Steinem

  5. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”- Wayne Gretzky

  6. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.”- Estee Lauder

  7. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”- Theodore Roosevelt

  8. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”- Vince Lombardi

  9. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”- Vincent van Gogh

  10. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”- George Addair                                                                                                                                                   
    Famous Quotes
    Famous Quotes

  11. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”- Confucius

  12. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”- John D. Rockefeller

  13. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’”- Audrey Hepburn
    Famous Quotes About Life
    Famous Quotes About Life

  14. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”- Henry Ford

  15. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”- Herman Melville

  16. “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”- Benjamin Franklin                                                                                                                                                             
    Quotes By Famous People
    Quotes By Famous People

  17. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”- Charles Swindoll

  18. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”- Ayn Rand

  19. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”- Napoleon Hill

  20. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”- Vidal Sassoon

  21. “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”- Albert Einstein 
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    Most Famous Quotes

  22. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”- Les Brown

  23. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”- Florence Nightingale

  24. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”- Beverly Sills

  25. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”- Colin R. Davis

  26. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”- Jim Rohn

  27. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”- Winston Churchill

  28. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”- Amelia Earhart

  29. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”- Sheryl Sandberg

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

  31. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”- Rosa Parks

  32. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Most Famous Quotes Images

  33. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it — teach yourself to be impatient.”- Gurbaksh Chahal

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

  35. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”- Oprah Winfrey

  36. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”- Anne Frank

  37. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”- Mother Teresa
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    Most Famous Quotes Pictures

  38. “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

  39. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.”- Abraham Lincoln

  40. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”- Jim Rohn

  41. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”- Henry Ford

  42. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”- Thomas J. Watson

  43. “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
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    Most Famous Quotes Inspirational

  44. “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

  45. “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”- Aristotle

Quotes By Famous People

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

  2. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

  3. “This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare
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    Top Famous Quotes

  4. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

  5. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  7. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”- John Lennon

  8. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

  9. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

  10. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

  11. “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

  12. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”- Alexander Graham Bell

  13. “We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” – Virginia Satir

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

  15. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
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    World Famous Quotes

  16. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

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

  18. “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

  19. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”- James Cameron

  20. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

  21. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch

  22. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey

  23. “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

  24. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”- Mark Twain

  25. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”- Tony Robbins

Best Quotes Of All Time

  1. “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

  2. “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”- Anne Frank

  3. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

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

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

  6. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”- Steve Jobs                                                                                                                                                                 
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    Most Famous Quotes Success

  7. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”- John Wooden

  8. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

  9. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

  10. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”- Margaret Mead

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

  12. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”- Benjamin Franklin

  13. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

  15. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

  17. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”- David Brinkley

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

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

  20. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.”- Conrad Hilton

Famous Quotes About Life

Here you’ll find some of the most incredible quotes on persistence, discipline, courage, and hard work to help you sail through your tough days!

  1. “Life is a long lesson in humility.”- James M. Barrie

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

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

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

  5. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”- Bob Marley

  6. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.”- D. H. Lawrence

  7. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

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

  9. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”- John Lennon

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

  19. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

  23. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Even the world’s most successful people have experienced their share of struggles and hardships. And there’s much to learn from their challenges as well as their success. Hope you were inspired by these famous quotes of all time.

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