Inspiring Quotes

A wonderful collection of positive quotes on love, happiness, success, life, and motivation. Find the inspirational quotes that will uplift you!

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  • “The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”

    Carrie Jones
  • “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss?”

    No Country for Old Men, 2007
  • “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.”

    John Lennon
  • “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

    Soren Kierkegaard
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

    Aristotle
  • “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

    Thomas Jefferson
  • “First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.”

    George Bernard Shaw
  • “How high does a sycamore grow? If you cut it down, then you’ll never know.”

    Pocahontas
  • “A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.”

    Salman Rushdie
  • “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.”

    Bernard De Fontenelle
  • “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”

    Elbert Hubbard
  • “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

    Brokeback Mountain, 2005
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston S. Churchill
  • “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”

    Leo Burnett
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

    Anais Nin
  • “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

    Chris Grosser
  • “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”

    Alfred Tennyson
  • “There is not a monster more dangerous than a lack of compassion.”

    Master Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

    Jhumpa Lahiri
  • “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”

    Bertrand Russell
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

    Rumi
  • “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

    The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  • “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

    Neil Gaiman
  • “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”

    Frank Sinatra
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”

    Frank Sinatra
  • “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

    Herman Melville
  • “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”

    Arthur Rubinstein
  • “Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it.”

    Elastigirl (The Incredibles)
  • “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.”

    Dr Seuss
  • “Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.”

    Benjamin Franklin
  • “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

    Leo Tolstoy
  • “You’re killin’ me, Smalls.”

    The Sandlot, 1993
  • “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

    Elie Wiesel
  • “In order to write about life first you must live it.”

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

    Henry Ford
  • “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

    Swami Sivananda
  • “I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.”

    Dorothy L. Sayers
  • “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or learn from it.”

    Rafiki (The Lion King)
  • “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

    J.K. Rowling
  • “Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “To infinity and beyond.”

    Toy Story, 1995
  • “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.”

    Helen Keller
  • “The true secret of happiness lies in the taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

    William Morris
  • ‘The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

    Henry Ford
  • “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

    Jim Rohn
  • “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”

    Wayne Huizenga
  • “Love is friendship set on fire.”

    Jeremy Taylor
  • “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it.”

    Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

    Cicero
  • “You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.”

    Patrick Ness
  • “They may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”

    Braveheart, 1995
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

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

    Ayn Rand
  • “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

    Gloria Steinem
  • “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

    Napoleon Hill
  • “Love loves to love love.”

    James Joyce
  • “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”

    Zeus (Hercules)
  • “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

    Jhumpa Lahiri
  • “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.”

    Seneca
  • “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 do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

    Tony Robbins
  • “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

    Hermann Hesse
  • “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

    All About Eve, 1950
  • “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”

    Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
  • “Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”

    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.”

    Dr. Robert Anthony
  • “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”

    Seneca
  • “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”

    Teddy Roosevelt
  • “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.”

    Shiv Khera
  • “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

    Stephen Chbosky
  • “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

    Sunset Boulevard, 1950
  • “When bad things happen, I know you want to believe they are a joke, but sometimes life is scary and dark. That is why we must find a light.”

    BMO (Adventure Time)
  • “Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”

    Christopher Paolini
  • “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

    Will Smith
  • “Dream big and dare to fail.”

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

    Marilyn Monroe
  • “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.”

    Confucious
  • “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

    Stephen Hawking
  • “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”

    Vladimir Nabokov
  • “Inconceivable!”

    The Princess Bride, 1987
  • “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”

    Seneca
  • “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”

    Chef G (Ratatouille)
  • “Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

     

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

    Babe Ruth
  • “You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”

    Maya Angelou
  • “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

    Stephen Chbosky
  • “There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”

    Patrick Rothfuss
  • “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”

    John C. Maxwell
  • “We love because it’s the only true adventure.”

    Nikki Giovanni
  • “I’ll have what she’s having.”

    When Harry Met Sally, 1989
  • “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant, it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

    Mewtwo (Pokemon)
  • “Books may well be the only true magic.”

    Alice Hoffman
  • “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

    Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

    Paulo Coelho
  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

    Winston Churchill
  • “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.”

    Sinclair Lewis
  • “Rosebud.”

    Citizen Kane, 1941
  • “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.”

    Helen Keller
  • “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”

    Seneca
  • “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”

    Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”

    Sir Francis Bacon
  • “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

    Confucius
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

    Isaac Asimov, Foundation
  • “Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.”

    Patricia Cornwell
  • “Love is a better master than duty.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “Here’s Johnny!”

    The Shining, 1980
  • “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

    Forrest Gump
  • “Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”

    Dennis Waitley
  • ” It’s not the beard on the outside that counts, it’s the beard on the INSIDE.”

    Action Hank (Dexter’s Laboratory)
  • “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

    Stephen King
  • “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
  • “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”

    Virat Kohli
  • “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”

    Emily Dickinson
  • “As if!”

    Clueless, 1995
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

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

    Helen Keller
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

    Mahatma Gandhi
  • “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

    Lucille Ball
  • “Just keep swimming.”

    Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”

    Gustave Flaubert
  • “Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

    Napoleon Hill
  • “Go ahead, make my day.”

    Sudden Impact, 1983
  • “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

    William James
  • “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.”

    Ed Sheeran
  • “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

    Dolly Parton
  • “Happiness is a direction, not a place.”

    Sydney J. Harris
  • “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”

    Andy Bernard, The Office
  • “Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.”

    Alberto Manguel
  • “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

    Mark Twain
  • “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

    Henry Ford
  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

    William Shakespeare
  • “Stella! Hey, Stella!”

    A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951
  • “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

    Roger Staubach
  • “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.”

    Confucius
  • “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.”

    William W. Purkey
  • “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

    Aristotle
  • “Sucking at something is the first step to becoming sorta good at something.”

    Jake (Adventure Time)
  • “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

    Neil Gaiman, Coraline
  • “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.”

    Langston Hughes
  • “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

    Colin Powell
  • “Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.”

    Tammy Wynette
  • “It was beauty killed the beast.”

    King Kong, 1933
  • “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”

    Chinese Proverb
  • “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”

    Albert Camus
  • “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.”

    Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
  • “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

    C.S. Lewis
  • “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

    Isaac Asimov
  • “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “If music be the food of love, play on.”

    William Shakespeare
  • “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”

    Midnight Cowboy, 1969
  • “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “Live for each second without hesitation.”

    Elton John
  • “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.”

    Augustine of Hippo
  • “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and beautiful of all.”

    The Emperor of China (Mulan)
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”

    On the Waterfront, 1954
  • “If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.”

    George Washington Carver
  • “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

    Mother Teresa
  • “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

    Bill Cosby
  • “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”

    John F. Kennedy
  • “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

    William Blake
  • “The only joy in the world is to begin.”

    Cesare Pavese
  • “In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.”

    Iroh (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

    Erasmus
  • “Speak low, if you speak love.”

    William Shakespeare
  • “Be curious.”

    Stephen Hawking
  • “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “Hasta la vista, baby.”

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991
  • “I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.”

    Benjamin Franklin
  • “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.”

    Celine Dion
  • “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

    Winston Churchill
  • “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

    Confucius
  • “Sometimes we have to go deep inside ourselves to solve our problems.”

    Patrick Star (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

    William Styron
  • “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”

    Max Muller
  • “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

    Oprah Winfrey
  • “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

    Napoleon Hill
  • “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”

    Cool Hand Luke, 1967
  • “You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.”

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

    George Clooney
  • “He who is brave is free.”

    Seneca
  • “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

    Epictetus
  • “Friend something better than chocolate ice cream… maybe friend somebody you give up the last cookie for.”

    Cookie Monster (Sesame Street)
  • “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
  • “We love the things we love for what they are.”

    Robert Frost
  • “Dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.”

    Stephen Colbert
  • “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”

    Mark Twain
  • “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”

    The Help, 2011
  • “Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”

    Jamie Paolinetti
  • “I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

    LeBron James
  • “Good things happen to those who hustle.”

    Anaïs Nin
  • “Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.”

    Clare Boothe Luce
  • “We do have a lot in common, the same earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe when we started looking at what’s the same instead of always looking at what’s different… well, who knows?”

    Meowth (Pokemon)
  • “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

    Charles W. Eliot
  • “Love is never wrong.”

    Melissa Etheridge
  • “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place.”

    Lucille Ball
  • “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”

    Abraham Maslow
  • “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

    The Pride of the Yankees, 1942
  • “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

    Booker T. Washington
  • “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.”

    Kobe Bryant
  • “Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”

    Samuel Beckett
  • “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar, and a good woman- or a bad woman; It depends on how much happiness you can handle.”

    George Burns
  • “Some people are worth melting for. “

    Olaf (Frozen)
  • “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.”

    Markus Herz
  • “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”

    Andre Breton
  • “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

    Mother Teresa
  • “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

    Vincent Van Gogh
  • “Just keep swimming.”

    Finding Nemo, 2003
  • “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

    Les Brown
  • “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.”

    Ashton Kutcher
  • “Stay foolish to stay sane.”

    Maxime Lagacé
  • “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance, but by our disposition.

    Martha Washington
  • “Life doesn’t give us a purpose. We give life purpose. “

    The Flash (DC Universe)
  • “Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

    Helen Keller
  • “The truth is more important than the facts.​”​

    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuses.”

    Florence Nightingale
  • “I am your father.”

    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980
  • “You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.”

    Unknown
  • “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.”

    Hillary Clinton
  • “No pressure, no diamonds.”

    Thomas Carlyle
  • “To be able to throw one’s self away for the sake of moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman’s smile- that is happiness.”

    Hermann Hesse
  • “Fairy tales can come true. You gotta make them happen, it all depends on you.”

    Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
  • “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”

    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
  • “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”

    Richard Branson
  • “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”

    The Godfather Part II, 1974
  • “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

    Latin Proverb
  • “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

    Dolly Parton
  • “Impossible is for the unwilling.”

    John Keats
  • “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.”

    Carl Sandburg
  • “You can handle anything for 10 seconds.”

    Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • “It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.”

    Bertrand Russell
  • “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

    George Bernard Shaw
  • “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”

    Stephen Hawking
  • “Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937
  • “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”

    Sheryl Sandberg
  • “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

    Oprah Winfrey
  • “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.”

    Vince Lombardi
  • “It’s pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”

    Kin Hubbard
  • “It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day  —  that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.”

    Jogging Baboon, BoJack Horseman
  • “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

    Madeleine L’Engle
  • “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

    Nicholas Sparks
  • “Wisdom begins in wonder.”

    Socrates
  • “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”

    John C. Maxwell
  • “The stuff that dreams are made of.”

    The Maltese Falcon, 1941
  • “Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions.”

    Dalai Lama
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

    Socrates
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

    Steve Jobs
  • “Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.”

    Baruch Spinosa
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

    Winnie the Pooh, The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
  • “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”

    Maya Angelou
  • “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”

    John F. Kennedy
  • “Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.”

    Patricia Cornwell
  • “If you build it, he will come.”

    Field of Dreams, 1989
  • “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

    Lao Tzu
  • “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

    Soren Kierkegaard
  • “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

    Woody Allen
  • “Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of life- A kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.”

    Princess Diana
  • “Living in that castle was like being condemned to Hell before I’d even had the opportunity to sin.”

    Kristen Reed, The Kings’ Council
  • “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”

    John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
  • “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

    Sigmund Freud
  • “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”

    Benjamin Franklin
  • “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”

    Auntie Mame, 1958
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.”

    Confucius
  • “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”

    Leo Burnett
  • “An unexamined life is not worth living.”

    Socrates
  • “Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

    Pearl S. Buck
  • “Fists of fools are not among those I fear.”

    Lirzod Basha
  • “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

    Toni Morrison
  • “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

    Julia Roberts
  • “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

    Confucius
  • “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble upon something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”

    Charles F. Kettering
  • “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”

    Goldfinger, 1964
  • “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

    Japanese Proverb
  • “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”

    Frank Sinatra
  • “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”

    Buddha
  • “In time of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”

    W.H. Auden
  • “I am Captain James Hook! I am no victim; I create them! I do not have bad dreams; I inspire them!”

    Heidi Schulz, Hook’s Revenge
  • “One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

    Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
  • “You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.”

    Unknown
  • “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

    Confucius
  • “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”

    Japanese Proverb
  • “You can’t handle the truth!”

    A Few Good Men, 1992
  • “Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can”

    Arthur Ashe
  • “In order to write about life first you must live it.”

    Ernest Hemingway
  • “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

    Alice Walker
  • “Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy”

    Deepak Chopra
  • “His suffering was no more real than he was.”

    Johnny Rich, The Human Script
  • “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.”

    Leo Christopher
  • “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

    John Muir
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

    Colin Powell
  • “E.T. phone home.”

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
  • “Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thou shalt progress.”

    Maimonides
  • “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

    Henry Ford
  • “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. “

    Charles Swindoll
  • “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “No matter how much restitution she paid with every word and deed, her blood-stained hands could never really be clean, even if no one else knew they were dirty.”

    Stacy Hawkins Adams, Lead Me Home
  • “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “I love you” begins by I, but it ends up by you.”

    Charles de Leusse
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

    Aristotle
  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

    Helen Keller
  • “There’s no crying in baseball!”

    A League of Their Own, 1992
  • “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”

    George Addair
  • “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “We become what we think about.”

    Earl Nightingale
  • “Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.”

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “My last name is Poirot, like Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot; no relation to the fictional character.”

    Ken Poirot
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

    Ernest Hemingway
  • “My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.”

    Ibn Abbad
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

    Audrey Hepburn
  • “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

    Leo Christopher
  • “My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.”

    Ibn Abbad
  • “The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.”

    Charles de Leusse
  • “May you live every day of your life.”

    Jonathan Swift
  • “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

    John Lennon
  • “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”

    Barack Obama
  • “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”

    Robert Kiyosaki
  • “Houston, we have a problem.”

    Apollo 13, 1995
  • “My precious.”

    The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, 2002
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”

    Henry David Thoreau
  • “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”

    Seneca
  • “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
  • “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

    John Lennon
  • “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”

    Kevin Kruse
  • “Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.”

    Marquis de Sade
  • “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

    Albert Camus
  • “She was returning home to be the wife of, mother of, First Lady of, but what did that really mean?”

    Stacy Hawkins Adams, Lead Me Home
  • “Angry people scared me. Angry people who thought I was in charge scared me even more.”

    Amanda Hamm, The 4th Floor Lounge
  • “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

    Oscar Wilde
  • “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

    C.S. Lewis
  • “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

    Socrates
  • “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

    Aristotle
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

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

    Jim Rohn
  • “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

    Casablanca, 1942
  • “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

    Jaws, 1975
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.”

    Esus
  • “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

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

    Babe Ruth
  • “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

    George Orwell
  • “Happiness is not a goal; it is by-product.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Someone once told there’s nothing wrong with fairy tales everyone ends up happily ever after in the end.”

    Peyton Sawyer
  • “Why do we insist on being the carpenters of our own crosses?”

    John Zunski , Cemetery Street
  • “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
  • “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
  • “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

    Jess C. Scott
  • “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

    G.K. Chesterton
  • “I’ll be back.”

    The Terminator, 1984
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

    Aristotle
  • “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

    Albert Einstein
  • “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

    Amelia Earhart
  • “The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

    Robert Baden-Powell
  • “The characters tell their story – I am merely the tool used to record it”

    Marti Melville, Silver Moon Deja Vu
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

    Jorge Luis Borges
  • “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”

    Mark Twain
  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

    Ray Goforth
  • “My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

    Forrest Gump, 1994
  • “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

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

    Thomas A. Edison
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

    Wayne Gretzky
  • “There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.”

    Alfred de Musset
  • “Friendship is just love that has yet to sprout wings and take flight.”

    Kristen Reed, The Kings’ Council
  • “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

    Groucho Marx
  • “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

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

    John D. Rockefeller
  • “It’s alive! It’s alive!”

    Frankenstein, 1931
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”

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

    Dalai Lama
  • “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

    Florence Nightingale
  • “The right to happiness is fundamental.”

    Anna Pavlova
  • “Pure, perfect sorrow is as impossible as pure and perfect joy.”

    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

    Maurice Switzer
  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”

    Chris Grosser
  • “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1939
  • “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

    Henry Ford
  • “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put with the rain.”

    Dolly Parton
  • “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

    Napoleon Hill
  • “My positivity is a catalyst for change.”

    Kyle Gray
  • “The best boyfriends are the ones in books.”

    Leah Blundell
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa
  • “Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are. It solely relies on what you think.”

    Buddha
  • “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”

    Kevin Kruse
  • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”

    Jim Rohn
  • “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

    Winston Churchill
  • “I’m the king of the world!”

    Titanic, 1997
  • “There’s no place like home.”

    The Wizard of Oz, 1939
  • “May the Force be with you.”

    Star Wars, 1977
  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”

    Ray Goforth
  • “The characters tell their story – I am merely the tool used to record it”

    Marti Melville, Silver Moon Deja Vu
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

    Mark Twain
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • “Pure, perfect sorrow is as impossible as pure and perfect joy.”

    Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
  • “The best boyfriends are the ones in books.”

    Leah Blundell
  • “Friendship is just love that has yet to sprout wings and take flight.”

    Kristen Reed, The Kings’ Council
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

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

    Jim Rohn
  • “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”

    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”

    G.K. Chesterton
  • “So many books, so little time.”

    Frank Zappa
  • “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary ”

    Dead Poets Society, 1989
  • “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.”

    Colin R. Davis

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