100 Great Quotes About Life And Living (6th Edition)


1) “Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2) “Love is always creative, fear always destructive.” — Emmet Fox

3) “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” — Henry Ford

4) “Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” — Bruce Lee

5) “Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.” — Brooke Foss Westcott

6) “Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.” –Jose Ortega y Gasset

7) “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther

8) “Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.” — Lou Holtz

9) “It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.” — Tacitus

10) “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” — Confucius

11) “Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.” — William Hazlitt

12) “I don’t think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.” — Douglas Coupland

13) “It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

14) “Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.” — Honore de Balzac

15) “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” — Confucius

16) “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” — Benjamin Franklin

17) “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Andre Gide

18) “Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” — Anthony Robbins

19) “When you can’t change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.” — H. Jackson Brown

20) “An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.” — Aldous Huxley

21) “The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” — Socrates

22) “Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.” — Vince Lombardi

23) “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” — Charles Spurgeon

24) “An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.” — Red Auerbach

25) “Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day’s work an achievement for eternity.” — Gabriel Heatter

26) “The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” — Jim Rohn

27) “Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.” — Teddy Roosevelt

28) “Not to feel one’s misfortunes is not human, not to bear them is not manly.” — Seneca

29) “Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.” — Publilius Syrus

30) “Arguing with a fool proves there are two.” — Doris M. Smith

31) “Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.” — Louis L’Amour

32) “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.” — Henry David Thoreau

33) “‘He means well’ is useless unless he does well.” — Plautus

34) “We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand.” — Eric Hoffer

35) “Good things happen to those who hustle.” — Anais Nin

36) “If you can’t excel with talent, triumph with effort.” — Dave Weinbaum

37) “Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.”– Sophocles

38) “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” — David Lloyd George

39) “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” — Pericles

40) “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” — Saul Bellow

41) “The safest course is to do nothing against one’s conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.” — Voltaire

42) “Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.” — Julie Andrews

43) “Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.” — Paul Coffey

44) “Action expresses priorities.” — Mahatma Gandhi

45) “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” — William Shakespeare

46) “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” — Horace

47) “If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” — W. Somerset Maugham

48) “Fall. Stand. Learn. Adapt.” — Mike Norton

49) “There is a method in man’s wickedness; it grows up by degrees.” — Francis Beaumont

50) “Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.” — Benjamin Disraeli

51) “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” — Vernon Howard

52) “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.” — Chuck Palahniuk

53) “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan

54) “The First 40 hours of work per week are for survival. Everything after that is for success.” — Thomas Edison

55) “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.’ — 1 Peter 5:8

56) “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” — Nora Roberts

57) “There is more to life than watching other people live it.” — Hitch

58) “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” — John Locke

59) “The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” — Socrates

60) “Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.” — George Bernard Shaw

61) “Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds.” — Leonardo da Vinci

62) “The wise learn many things from their foes.” — Aristophanes

63) “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” — Luke 12:48

64) “Fortune and love favor the brave.” — Ovid

65) “But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” — Matthew 20: 26-28

66) “All happiness depends on courage and work.” — Honoré de Balzac

67) “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — William Faulkner

68) “Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.” — Henri Frederic Amiel

69) “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” — Leo Buscaglia

70) “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” — Og Mandino

71) “The measure of a master is his success in bringing all men around to his opinion twenty years later.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

72) “A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it.” — George Martin

73) “Little by little one walks far.” – Peruvian Proverb

74) “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” — William James

75) “All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

76) “The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” — Michelangelo

77) “Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.” — Sophocles

78) “Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.” — Nikki Giovanni

79) “The gods’ most savage curses come upon us as answers to our own prayers, you know.” — Lois McMaster Bujold

80) “In War: Resolution,
In Defeat: Defiance,
In Victory: Magnaminity
In Peace: Good Will.” — Winston Churchill

81) “Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” — Sir Francis Bacon

82) “He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding.” — Proverbs 15:32

83) “Man’s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.” — Frederick Bailes

84) “When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.” — George Bernard Shaw

85) “You can have it all. Just not all at once.” — Oprah Winfrey

86) “Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.” — George Jackson

87) “Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.” — T.S. Eliot

88) “Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.” — Virginia Satir

89) “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” — W. Edwards Deming

90) “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” — Vincent van Gogh

91) “We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.” — Henry Ward Beecher

92) “I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties.” — Hugh Mackay

93) “People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.” — Eric Hoffer

94) “By your fruits shall ye know yourself.” — Dennis Deaton

95) “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

96) “To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” — Lao Tzu

97) “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” — Albert Einstein

98) “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” — Peter F. Drucker

99) “As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” — Seneca

100) “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” — Carl Gustav Jung

Also see,

100 Great Quotes About Life And Living
100 Great Quotes About Life And Living (2nd Edition)
100 Great Quotes About Life And Living (3rd Edition)
100 Great Quotes About Life And Living (4th Edition)
100 Great Quotes About Life And Living (5th Edition)

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