Famous Quotes to Live By

Compiled by Thea Halo

The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
— Mark Twain

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
— Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
— Albert Einstein

Reexamine all that you have been told, dismiss all that which insults your soul.
— Walt Whitman

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
– Omar Khayyam

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
— Ivan Turgenev

… Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
— Goethe

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but, if faced with courage, it need not be lived again.
— Maya Angelou

I know what I’ve given you, but I don’t know what you’ve received.
— South American poet, Antonio Portia.

I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.
—Pablo Picasso

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.
—Tommy Lasorda

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
— Andre Gide

Falling down is not a failure. Failure comes when you stay where you have fallen.
— Socrates

I was in darkness, but I took three steps and found myself in paradise. The first step was a good thought, the second, a good word; and the third, a good deed.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love.
— Albert Camus

Anybody who preserves the ability to recognize beauty will never get old.
— Franz Kafka

Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.
— Fyodor Dostoevsky

A woman is like a tea bag — you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

My poverty is not complete. It lacks me.
— South American poet Antonio Portia.

Breath is God’s gift. The rest is up to us.
— Thea Halo, Not Even My Name


One thought on “Famous Quotes to Live By

  • January 1, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks Thea – for these memorable/quotable quotes. I’ve saved them in my quotes folder along with bunches of others I’ve been collecting for years. I’ll send some of mine in a separate email.

    Happy New Year/ Barry


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