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Here's a collection which contains many a famous quote that will give you food for thought.

These quotes store many wonderful insights or new perspectives that might enhance your way of thinking.

You'll notice that many of these quotes are by famous authors or personalities that lived many years ago. Mingling among them are also quotes by famous people in our modern times.

More importantly, I hope you'll go away with a few quotes that speak to your heart and make a mark in your impression. Enjoy!




A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
-- Cicero

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
-- Sir Winston Churchil

All is ephemeral " fame and the famous as well.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
-- Carl Sandburg

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.
-- Buddha

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
-- Aristotle

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

He that can have patience can have what he will.
-- Benjamin Franklin

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
-- Jimmy Dean

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
-- Mother Teresa

If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
-- Lewis Carroll

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
-- Albert Einstein

It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
-- Kahlil Gibran

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
-- Carl Sandburg

Losing doesn't eat at me the way it used to. I just get ready for the next play, the next game, the next season.
-- Troy Aikman

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
-- E. Joseph Cossman

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
-- Confucius

Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The best way to waste your life, ... is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate.
-- Chuck Palahniuk

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
-- Morrie Schwartz

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
-- Benjamin Franklin

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