A collection of all-time best quotes by famous people: authors, artists, musicians, celebrities, politicians, philosophers, and newsmakers, etc. These best quotes are also listed by cateogry / topic.


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Best Quotes - Top 100

"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
by Gary Player

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"This--this was what made life a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice...a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape."
by Roger Bannister

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"Oft have I mused, but now at length I find, Why those that die, men say they do depart."
by Sir Philip Sidney

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"A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything"
by African Proverbs

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"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
by Robert Frost

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"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
by Joseph Addison

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"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk."
by Barack Obama

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"There comes a time in everyone's life where you have to face bad news. Illinois is at that point."
by Ron Gidwitz

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"A man's kiss is his signature"
by Mae West

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"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
by Andy Warhol

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"Objects as they exist in time the clean eye and camera give us. Not falsified by seeing."
by Jim Morrison

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"They've got to convince voters it has to do with making a better state, making a better life for them and repairing the state, repairing the state's governance in a way that ultimately benefits its citizens."
by Ken Khachigian

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"On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him."
by Buddha

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"The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation."
by Comer Cotrell

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
by Maya Angelou

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"The future is ever a misted landscape, no man foreknows it, but at cyclical turns There is a change felt in the rhythm of events:"
by Robinson Jeffers

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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
by Dr. Seuss

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"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."
by Michael Jordan

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"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
by Socrates

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"We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops."
by Henny Youngman

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"Here I am, inspired to write only because I'm pissed off."
by Kurt Cobain

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"Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be, but before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean."
by Bob Marley

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"True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen."
by Anonymous

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"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
by Michael Jordan

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"Whatever you are, be a good one."
by Abraham Lincoln

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"If people donÆt come to the games, you canÆt stop them"
by Yogi Berra

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"Världen är en komedi för dem som tänker, en tragedi för dem som känner."
by Horace Walpole

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"Put not your trust in princes, bureaucrats or generals, they will plead expedience while spilling your blood from a safe distance."
by Niccolò Machiavelli

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"There is no mystery, at least not the kind you want. In real life there are no fogbound moors or clues on matchbooks or fifth columnists waiting to be unmasked. it would be nice if here were, because then there would be solutions to things in life, but it doesn't always work that way. Everyone likes a good detective story. I went through my Hammett phase in college. I think the attraction is, in life our mysteries aren't exciting. You know They're just intractable and depressing and enervating. Like, why do we always hurt the ones we love. Where does the money go ...in a detective story, at least the universe makes sense. It was him. He did it. The natural order is disturbed, but the beauty of it is that it's restored again."
by Rogers Turrentine

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"I broke something today, and I realized I should break something once a week...to remind me how fragile life is."
by Andy Warhol

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"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Vad hände förresten med alla de grenar som man rimligen kan förvänta sig av ett Polis-VM? 60 meter 'hur-var-det-här-då'? 'Cirkulera! Här finns inget att se!'"
by Allvarligt Talat

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"We are naïve and moralistic women. We are human beings. Who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes wi..."
by Kate Millett

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"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying."
by Michael Jordan

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"There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it."
by Maya Angelou

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"There's only two people in your life you should lie to...the police and your girlfriend."
by Anonymous

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"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
by Chinese Proverbs

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"Don't stand by the water and long for fish; go home and weave a net"
by Chinese Proverbs

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"A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better."
by Henry Ward Beecher

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"No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education."
by Plato

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"Life's hard, it's harder if you're stupid"
by John Wayne

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
by Albert Einstein

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"Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come"
by Chinese Proverbs

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"It rots a writer's brain, it cretinises you. You say the same thing again and again, and when you do that happily you're well on the way to being a cretin. Or a politician."
by John Updike

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"Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies"
by Chinese Proverbs

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"The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway."
by Bernard Avishai

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"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth."
by Mahatma Gandhi

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"Don't let them fool ya, Or even try to school ya! Oh, no! We've got a mind of our own, So go to hell if what you're thinking is not right! Love would never leave us alone, A-yin the darkness there must come out to light."
by Bob Marley

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"I am a deeply superficial person."
by Andy Warhol

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"Bump! Bump! Bump! Did you ever ride a wump? We have a Wump with just one hump. But, we know a man called Mr. Gump. Mr Gump has a seven hump Wump. So... if you Bump! Bump! Just jump on the hump on the Wump of Gump."
by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

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"The thing we're happy about is that there wasn't as much loss of life or property damage as there might have been, ... This is still a dangerous situation."
by James McIntyre

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"If the headache would only precede the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue."
by Samuel Butler

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"No woman, no cry."
by Bob Marley

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"In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter."
by Chinese Proverbs

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"Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?"
by Andy Warhol

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"All your dreams come true, if you have the courage to pursue them."
by Walt Disney

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"The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory."
by Truman Capote

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"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
by Michael Jordan

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"Alot of people ask me stupid fucking questions."
by Eminem on how his life has changed since becoming famous

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"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."
by Audrey Hepburn

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"Why does the New Italian navy have glass bottom boats? To see the Old Italian Navy!"
by Henny Youngman

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"A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me."
by Abraham Lincoln

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"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
by Sir Winston Churchill

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"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."
by Benjamin Franklin

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"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
by Audrey Hepburn

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"Here's a posy of flowers, and a basket too, With Birthday greetings all for you."
by Source Unknown

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"There are few people who are not ashamed of their love affairs when the infatuation is over."
by Anonymous

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"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heard --it is absurd, unreal, dangerous. The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much."
by Edward M. Forster

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"Two Santa Clauses on the corner. How can you tell the Polish one? The one with the Easter basket."
by Henny Youngman

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"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
by Dr. Seuss

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"Two Polish men at Halloween with burned faces. What happened? They were bobbing for french fries."
by Henny Youngman

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"She's a vacuum with nipples."
by Otto Preminger (about Marilyn Monroe)

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"A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one."
by Aristotle

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"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
by Albert Einstein

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"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much."
by Ronald Reagan

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"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."
by Michael Jordan

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"Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up."
by Chinese Proverbs

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"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
by Buddha

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"I self destruct every relationship so that i don't get hurt... but in truth i just hurt myself worse in the long run.."
by Source Unknown

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"If youÆve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow"
by John Wayne

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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
by Maya Angelou

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"This is an elegant hotel! Room service has an unlisted number."
by Henny Youngman

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"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
by Buddha

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"A human being is only breath and shadow."
by Sophocles

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"Where did you get your haircut, the pet shop?"
by Henny Youngman

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"The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest."
by Henry David Thoreau

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"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you really believe 100 percent."
by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."
by Mary Kay Ash

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"A man who throws himself on God ceases to fear man"
by Mahatma Gandhi

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"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
by Mark Twain

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"He who is not impatient is not in love."
by Italian Proverb

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"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education."
by Maya Angelou

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"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
by Aristotle

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"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."
by Albert Einstein

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"It's heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody . . . My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can, ... People may not agree with that . . . I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do."
by Michael Jordan

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"The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself."
by Eric Hoffer

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"The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."
by Bob Marley

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"In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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