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Welcome to famous quotes & sayings - you will find a selection of short quotes & sayings from famous people that we hope you will find motivating, inspiring or simply helpful as you navigate your way through life.

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ~Calvin Coolidge

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.

~ William Blake


No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

Quotes by Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.


Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever ~ Walt Disney

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire

Quotes by Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.

I never worry about action, but only inaction.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Quotes from Famous Women

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat, they do not exist. ~ Queen Victoria

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One
must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work.
That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get
you pretty near.
~ Margaret Thatcher

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do
the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no
safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring
adventure, or nothing."
~ Helen Keller

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