250 Most Famous Quotes of All Time

250 Most Famous Quotes of All Time

We have curated the ultimate collection of the most famous quotes from the most famous personalities in the world like Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, and many more. Get inspired by our exclusive list of the most famous quotes of all time.

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”

Steve Jobs

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert EinsteinThe greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

Plato

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” 

Malcolm X
” I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious”

“A great man is always willing to be little.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

Buddha

“I think, therefore I am.”

René Descartes
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

William Shakespeare

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Neil Armstrong

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

John F. Kennedy
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” 

Benjamin Franklin

“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

Diana, Princess of Wales

“All I was doing was trying to get home from work.”

Rosa Parks
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

William Shakespeare 

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

Muhammad Ali
“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socrates

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” 

Mahatma Gandhi
“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” 

Anne Frank

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

Victor Hugo

“Little by little, one travels far.”

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”

Malcolm X

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

Bruce Lee

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

“I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

Marilyn Monroe

“God helps those that help themselves.”

Benjamin Franklin
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

“Genius is eternal patience.”

Michelangelo 

‘Do something worth remembering.”

Elvis Presley

“Elegance is refusal.”

Coco Chanel
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

“A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.”

Lance Armstrong

“I’m not afraid of dying, I’m afraid of not trying.”

Jay-Z

“Be proud of who you are.”

Eminem
“Well done is better than well said.”

“Better to build a bridge than a wall.”

Elton John

“The only failure is not to try.”

George Clooney

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

Mahatma Gandhi
“Keep calm and carry on.”

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”

Muhammad Ali

“Whatever you do, do with all your might.”

Cicero

“Man – a being in search of meaning.”

Plato
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.”

Adele

“We need fantasy to survive reality.”

Lady Gaga

“It’s fun to do the impossible.”

Walt Disney
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”

Alexander the Great

“Stumbling is not falling.”

Malcolm X

“If not us, who? If not now, when?”

John F. Kennedy
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

“Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.”

Barack Obama

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

Oprah Winfrey

“When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.”

Bill Clinton
“Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”

Marilyn Monroe

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey Hepburn

“I am basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do.”

Grace Kelly
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

“Never doubt yourself. Never change who you are. Don’t care what people think and just go for it.”

Britney Spears

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Albert Einstein

“I just don’t want to be hampered by my own limitations.” 

Barbra Streisand
“It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.”

“Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”

James Baldwin

“Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”

Beyoncé

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Rosa Parks
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

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

Nelson Mandela

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

Isaac Newton

“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

Sigmund Freud
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

“I don’t care what you think of me. I don’t think of you at all.” 

Coco Chanel

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”

Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.”

Elizabeth Taylor
“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”

Harry S. Truman

“Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you’re working, even if you’re not.”

Ashton Kutcher

“The scruffier your beard, the sharper you need to dress.”

Ashton Kutcher
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very expensive.”

Coco Chanel

“Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.”

Bill Clinton

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

Benjamin Franklin
“Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

Edgar Allan Poe

“You laugh at me because I’m different. I laugh at you because you’re all the same.”

Lady Gaga

“If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light.”

Lady Gaga
“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”

Confucius

“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”

Muhammad Ali

“No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”

Marilyn Monroe
“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

“It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.”

Julius Caesar

“Your love makes me strong. Your hate makes me unstoppable.”

Cristiano Ronaldo
“Not all those who wander are lost.”

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain

“A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.”

Lionel Messi
“Be the hero of your own story.”

“I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.”

Elton John

“Behind every successful person lies a pack of haters.”

Eminem
“The only failure is not to try.”

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

John F. Kennedy

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”

Rosa Parks
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.” 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.”

Voltaire
“Your past does not equal your future.”

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

Plato

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

Coco Chanel
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” 

C.S. Lewis

“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.”

Stephen King
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” 

George Clooney

“A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can’t play the part of a wise man.”

Malcolm X
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

Bruce Lee

“I don’t care that they stole my idea… I care that they don’t have any of their own.”

Nikola Tesla
“What worries you, masters you.

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” 

Abraham Lincoln

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” 

Peter Drucker
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”

“People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power.” 

Bill Clinton

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.”

Voltaire
“You are what you believe yourself to be.”

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” 

Immanuel Kant

“Life’s simple. You make choices and you don’t look back.” 

 Sung Kang (The Fast and The Furious)
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”

Steve Jobs

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

Nelson Mandela
“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

“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

“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
“We don’t want to tell our dreams. We want to show them.”

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

James Cameron

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

Mother Teresa
“Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.”

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Eleanor Roosevelt
“Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.”

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

Aristotle

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

Mother Teresa
“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.”

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” 

Margaret Mead
“If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.”

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light.”

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” 

Benjamin Franklin

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

Helen Keller
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willingness is not enough; we must do.”

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

Aristotle

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” 

Anne Frank
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.”

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Babe Ruth
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

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

Thomas A. Edison

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

Dr. Seuss
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”

 “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Abraham Lincoln
“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Maya Angelou
“Hurt me with the truth. Don’t comfort me with a lie.”

 “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Babe Ruth

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

Oscar Wilde
“It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.”

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”

Tony Robbins

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

Mother Teresa
“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Albert Einstein

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

Dalai Lama
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

John Lennon

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

Mae West
“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”

Henry David Thoreau
“You should never take more than you give.”

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

Nelson Mandela

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

Confucius
“Take a long pause…breathe and know that things are happening for you not to you.”

“May you live all the days of your life.” 

Jonathan Swift

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.”

Hans Christian Andersen
“Once you’ve accepted your flaws no one can use them against you.”

“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

John Wooden

“Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” 

D. H. Lawrence
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

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

Marilyn Monroe

“Life is a long lesson in humility.”

James M. Barrie
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

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

Robert Frost

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

Bob Marley
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

Helen Keller

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

Dr. Seuss
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”

“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.”

Charles Dickens

 “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
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

“Life is trying things to see if they work.” 

Ray Bradbury

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

Thomas A. Edison
“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

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

David Brinkley

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” 

John Wooden
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

 “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”

Albert Einstein

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” 

John D. Rockefeller
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

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

Abraham Lincoln

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Thomas J. Watson
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

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

Gurbaksh Chahal

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

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

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

 Jim Rohn

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

Alexander Graham Bell
“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Henry Ford

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

Rosa Parks
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”

 Mother Teresa

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'”

Audrey Hepburn
“You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

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

Ayn Rand

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” 

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Anne Frank
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

“You become what you believe.”

Oprah Winfrey

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socrates

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” 

George Addair
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

“Dream big and dare to fail.”

Norman Vaughan

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

Beverly Sills

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

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

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