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100 Famous Quotes by Famous People

Famous people are just like us, who have certain experiences, certain struggles including failures but what makes them special is their will to never stop. Once they reach their destination, their words start holding a very important place in our live and we start following these words like mantras. But why do we mainly focus on words that come from an influential individual or a famous person? Well, the answer is because their words hold a great deal of self-reflection and lessons from their journey.

The importance of the lessons from their journey is that everyone wants to know how hard they worked to tackle the hurdles they had, to jump through to be where they stand today. Apart from that, psychology plays a vital role in this case. Hearing or seeing words that resonates gives the message that someone out there had a similar experience and believes you can achieve what you want. Knowing you are not alone in a situation is too big of a motivation factor in itself. Some words can be motivational enough to flip your life the way you have always wanted.

Today we will blast your day with 100 of the famous quotes by famous people that will motivate you to in your journey of the road to success!

Quotes for Tough Days:

1.) “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

2.) “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined” – Henry David Thoreau

3.) “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4.) “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin

5.) “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant” – Robert Louis Stevenson

6.) “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny” – Christopher Markus

7.) “It is during our darkest moments that we focus to see the light” – Aristotle

8.) “There is no easy way from the earth to stars” – Seneca

9.) “Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting” – Karl Wallenda

10.) “Pearls don’t lie on the seahorse. If you want one, you must dive for it” – Chinese Proverb

11.) “Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

12.) “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Nelson Mandela

13.) “The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens” – Beyonce

14.) “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand

15.) “You have power over your mind- not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength” – Marcus Aurelius

16.) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” – Mae West

17.) “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

18.) “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else” – Margaret

19.) “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

20.) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose” – Dr. Seuss

Quotes for when You’re in Love:

21.) “Love the life you live. Live the life you love” – Bob Marley

22.) “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together” – Charles Dickens

23.) “The only thing we never get enough of is loe; and the only thing we never give enough of is love” – Henry Miller

24.) “I love you not because who you are, but because who I am when I am with you” – Roy Craft

25.) “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live upto an image, put it that way” – Elvis Presley

26.) “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free” – Baruch Spinoza

27.) “Lots of people want to ride with you in limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down” – Oprah Winfrey

28.) “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get-only with what you are expecting to give-which is everything”- Katherine Hepburn

29.) “Love does not dominate; it cultivates” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

30.) “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it LOVE” – Dr. Seuss

31.) “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you” – A.A. Milne

32.) “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more” – Angelita Lim

33.) “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself” – Andre Breton

34.) “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than dreams” – Dr. Seuss

35.) “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides” – David Viscott

36.) “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around” – Bob Marley

37.) “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality” – Emily Dickinson

38.) “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine” – Maya Angelou

39.) “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything” – Bill Keane

40.) “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with all the time” – Julia Child.

Quotes for transformational moments:

41. ) “I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a one size fits all standard for happiness” – Kanye West

42.) “Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, you”l want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do” – Robin Sharma

43.) “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life. Every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going. remember why you started” – Jillian Michaels

44.) “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be” – Lao Tzu

45.) “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water. If you water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put waiter into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend” – Bruce Lee

46.) “You get what you settle for” – Thelma and Louise

47.) “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable” – Coco Chanel

48.) “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing” – Aristotle

49.) “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself”

50.) “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas A. Edison

51.) “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” – Tony Robbins

52.) “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” – T.S. Eliot

53.) “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this, and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough” – Marissa Mayer

54.) “Only those who play to win. Only those who risk to win. History favors risk-takers. Forget the timid. Everything else is commentary” – Iveta Cherneva

55.) “Transformation isn’t sweet and bright. It’s a dark and murky, painful pushing. An unraveling of the untruths you’ve carried in your body. A practice is facing your own created demons. A complete uprooting, before becoming” – Victoria Erickson

56.) “I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself” – Albert Einstein

57.) “Nothing happens until the pain of remaining the same outweighs the pain of change” – Arthur Burt

58.) “You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to pay the game or you don’t play it all. And if you don’t play you can’t win” – Judith McNaught

59.) “Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today” – Michael Hyatt

60.) “You have to love yourself enough to set a standard for your life that you’re unwilling to compromise. If you accept the standards of others for your life you’ll never be happy” – Tony Gaskins

Quotes for patience and success:

61.) “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston S. Churchill

62.) “Life is a long lesson in humility” – James M. Barrie

63.) “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time” – Steve Jobs

64.) “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well” – John D. Rockefeller

65.) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living the result of other people’s thinking” – Steve Jobs

66.) “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have” – Thomas Jefferson

67.) “Success usually comes to those who are busy to be looking for it” – Henry David Thoreau

68.) “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science” – Albert Einstein

69.) “The real test is not whether you avoid the failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere” – Barack Obama

70.) “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

71.) “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” – Oprah Winfrey

72.) “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd

73.) “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. THe only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. – Oprah Winfrey

74.) “if you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right” – Henry Ford

75.) “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about” – Marilyn Monroe

76.) “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” – Robert Frost

77.) “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller

78.) “Life is trying things to see if they work” – Ray Bradbury

79.) “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor” – Eleanor Roosevelt

80.) “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it” – Estée Lauder

Quotes for Positivity and Gratitude:

81.) “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude” – Karl Barth

82.) “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” – John D. Rockefeller

83.) “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures” – Thornton Wilder

84.) “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning” – Albert Einstein

85.) “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

86.) “One small positive thought can change your whole day” – Zig Ziglar

87.) “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind” – Lionel Hampton

88.) “No one achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude” – Alfred North Whitehead

89.) “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it” – Oprah Winfrey

90.) “Miracles happen to those who believe in them” – Bernard Berenson

91.) “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away” – Maya Angelou

92.) “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths” – Rumi

93.) “In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

94.) “Positive anything is better than negative nothing” – Elbert Hubbard

95.) “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact” – William James

96.) “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

97.) “When you are joyful, when you become a sun in the centre of every constellation, and people want to be near you” – Shannon L. Alder

98.) “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact” – Les Brown

99.) “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” – Marcus Aurelius

100.) “Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day” – Alice Morse Earle

Quotes remain mere words until you read them from the eye of your heart. It’s a whole process and whichever stage of life you stand at, some words always keep pushing us to do better. Life can have a different meaning for all of us. For some, it could be to be on top and enjoy the luxuries of the world while for others it could be to find one true love. For some it could be to get out of the pit of darkness and transform for others it be just about gratitude. No matter what your focus is, it’s important. It’s worth striving for.

This marks the end of our journey through different famous quotes by famous people. From love to falling to standing back up again and appreciating life, they have given us a treasure of their golden words to live with. We hope these words resonate in your heart as well.

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