The Top 100 Quotes Of All Time
A collection of top quotes by great minds from time immemorial. These quotes contain the distilled wisdom that has been passed down through the ages and are full of wit, erudition and words that inspire.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling
Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
C. S. Lewis
Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
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.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.
I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
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.
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.
A. A. Milne
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E. E. Cummings
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown
Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.
Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Jerome K. Jerome
You get a little moody sometimes but I think that's because you like to read. People that like to read are always a little fucked up.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.
Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.
Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.
E. B. White
Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.
The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
Abigail Van Buren
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?