Famous quotes are like words of wisdom that stick with us. They remind us of the important lessons and perspectives on life, human behavior, and the world around us. These quotes are often credited to big names like leaders, writers, and thinkers. But everyday people are often the inspiration behind them.
Some famous quotes are widely recognized and referenced in popular culture, while others may be more obscure but still hold significant meaning. They can be inspirational, thought-provoking, or simply a memorable phrase that has stood the test of time.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”~Michelangelo
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”~Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”~Carl Jung
“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”~Warren Buffett
“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”~Abraham Lincoln
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”~Albert Einstein
“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”~Phyllis Diller
“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.”~ Aristotle
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”~ Margaret Mead
“Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.”~ Benjamin Franklin
“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”~ Warren Buffett
“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”~ Carl Sagan
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”~ Albert Einstein
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”~ Epicurus
“My perfect Valentine’s Day? I’m at home. Three cell phones in front of me. Fielding desperate calls from people who want to buy one of the 50 restaurant reservations I made over six months ago.”~ Dwight Schrute
“People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.”~ Plato
“Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”~ Michio Kaku
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”~Confucius
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”~Warren Buffett
“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”~John Wooden
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”~Aristotle
“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is, and the tree is the real thing.”~Abraham Lincoln
“Adults are always asking children what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.”~Paula Poundstone
“It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.”~Nelson Mandela
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”~Babe Ruth
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”~Margaret Mead
“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.”~Carol Burnett
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”~Martin Luther King Jr.
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