Here are the Top 100 famous quotes of all time by some of the greatest leaders and thinkers of their time, engaging the mind and soul with classic quotations featuring authors from the ages, with wit, wisdom, and words that inspire. Having said that, quotes are only useful if it is understood with an open mind, rather than sharing it blindly on Facebook, make a checklist of quotes you want to follow through and come back in a year’s time to the list, for those that you missed, double the effort in achieving it.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. – Oscar Wilde
It is during their darkest moments that they must focus to see the light. – Aristotle Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. – Maya Angelou Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Do all things with love. – Og Mandino Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. – Albert Camus Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. – Loretta Young In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! – Dr. Seuss The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. – Democritus Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Martin Luther King, Jr As they express their gratitude, they must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy 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 For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. – Judy Garland A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. – Ingrid Bergman Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. – Confucius The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. – Soren Kierkegaard You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. – Euripides A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. – Leo Buscaglia It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau We know what they are, but know not what they may be. – William Shakespeare All their dreams can come true, if they have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney We love life, not because they are used to living but because they are used to loving. – Friedrich Nietzsche Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa What they achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert H. Schuller When they are no longer able to change a situation – they are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. – Plato Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. – Margaret Mead Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make their souls blossom. – Marcel Proust The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. – George Sand Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. – Thomas Aquinas Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – Jesus Christ The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley You can’t blame gravity for falling in love. – Albert Einstein Love has no age, no limit; and no death. – John Galsworthy Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. – Sigmund Freud Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu Independence is happiness. – Susan B. Anthony Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company. – George Washington Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. – Satchel Paige Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. – Karl A. Menninger No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. – Khalil Gibran Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. – William Blake Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. – Will Rogers The only journey is the one within. – Rainer Maria Rilke Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. – Francis of Assisi All that they see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. – Jane Austen Learning never exhausts the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself. – Henry James It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. – Niccolo Machiavelli Let us sacrifice their today so that their children can have a better tomorrow. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. – Indira Gandhi There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. – Ernest Hemingway I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. – John Keats