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Great Quotations From Famous People

Miscellaneous By: hawkwind
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These are famous thoughts and quotes by well known people from history. Hope they provide you with insight and inspiration.


Submitted:May 1, 2013    Reads: 30    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   


"Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
― Franklin P. Jones

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems then trying to solve them."
― Henry Ford

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."
― John D. Rockefeller

"Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something."
― Eric Hoffer

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"

__Brian Tracy

"It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. "
― Eleanor Roosevelt

" We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. "
― R. D. Laing "

Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing-the result. "
― Vince Lombardi

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson "

"Learning never exhausts the mind."
― Leonardo da Vinci

"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
― Pablo Picasso

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
― Lao Tzu

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
― Oprah Winfrey

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes This is not coincidence."
― Erma Bombeck

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

"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded."
― Pope John Paul II

"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God."
― Eileen Elias Freeman

"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."
― Maya Angelou

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
― Audrey Hepburn

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
― Mother Teresa

"There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear."
― George S. Patton

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
― William James

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
― John F. Kennedy

"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
― Mark Twain

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
― Bill Cosby

"The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them."
― Lois McMaster Bujold

"Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."
― Jim Rohn

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
― Colin Powell

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
― Viktor E. Frankl

"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance."
― George Bernard Shaw

" Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. "
― Helen Keller

"People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society."
― Vince Lombardi

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
― Winston Churchill

"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
― Thomas Jefferson

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
― Dalai Lama

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
― Albert Einstein

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
― John F. Kennedy

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
― C.S. Lewis

"Never trust anyone who wants what you've got. Friend or no, envy is an overwhelming emotion."
― Eubie Blake

"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
― Plato

"Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life."
― Michael LeBoeuf

"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can win."

Vince Lombardi

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big."
― Theodore Roosevelt

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
― Mark Twain

"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas"
― Henry Ford

'I fear the day when technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.'

___Albert Einstein "

" Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. "

― Maya Angelou

" I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy. "

― Jack Nicklaus

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

- Michael Jordan

" Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. "

" Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. "
― Mark Twain

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."

___Ralph Waldo Emerson "

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day."
― Dalai Lama "

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
― Albert Camus

"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."
― Nelson Mandela

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life."
― Brian Tracy

"Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul."
― Democritus

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."
― Leo Tolstoy

"Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith."
― Ronald Reagan

"The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
― Elbert Hubbard

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
― Dalai Lama

"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
― Margaret Thatcher

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
― Henry Adams

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."
― Norman Vincent Peale

"Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself."
― Plato

"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."
― Bryant H. McGill

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
― Henry Ford

". The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them."
― Lee Haney

" A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. "
― Henry Ward Beecher

" The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. "
― Thomas Jefferson

" A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. "
― Bruce Lee

" He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds. "
― Saint Gregory

" Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. "
― Theodore Roosevelt

" Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. "
― Socrates

" Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. "
― C.S. Lewis

" Everything's not going to go perfect. You're going to have some losses that you're going to have to bounce back from and some things that are a little unforeseen that you're going to have to deal with. "
― Tony Dungy "

" Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage. "
― Wendell Phillips

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

― Mark Twain





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