Famous Quotes Page Logo
Famous Quotes
"A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart."
- Jonathan Swift
"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself."
- André Gide
"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness."
- James Thurber
"We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."
- Gloria Steinem
"We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin."
- Charles Darwin
"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
- Robert Frost
"The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives."
- William James
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."
- Maya Angelou
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Work alone is noble."
- Thomas Carlyle
"If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness."
- Nelson Mandela
"The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government."
- George Washington
"I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally."
- Lucille Ball
"Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity."
- Ambrose Bierce
"Light tomorrow with today."
- Elizabeth Barret Browning
"Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires."
- Bertrand Russell
"We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings."
- Albert Einstein
"Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much."
- Erastus Wiman
"Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach."
- Woodrow Wilson
"Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together."
- Daniel Webster
"The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way."
- Henry Miller
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
- Ansel Adams
"Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope."
- John Ciardi
"Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible."
- Margaret Mead
"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate."
- George Burns
"Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another."
- Lord Chesterfield
"Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"All generalizations are false, including this one."
- Mark Twain
"There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man."
- Aristotle
"No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men."
- Thomas Carlyle
"In art or architecture your project is only done when you say it's done. If you want to rip it apart at the eleventh hour and start all over again, you never finish. I was one of those crazy creatures."
- Maya Lin
"Never give up the opportunity to learn something new."
- Anonymous
"Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley
"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it."
- George Washington
"Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
- John Quincy Adams
"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
- Albert Einstein
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
- Albert Einstein
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will."
- Vince Lombardi
"Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education."
- Bertrand Russell
"My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair."
- Thomas Jefferson
"I put all my genius into my life I put only my talent into my works."
- Oscar Wilde
"Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it."
- Thomas Carlyle
"Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age."
- James Joyce
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool."
- William Shakespeare
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."
- Langston Hughes
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."
- Winston Churchill
"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions."
- Albert Einstein
"One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human."
- George Santayana
Famous Quotes