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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
by George Orwell

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

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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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"Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away."
by Carl Sandburg

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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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"Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best."
by Joseph Parry

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"Football is the fourth most popular sport in America after American Football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey."
by Alan Parry

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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 truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
by Galileo Galilei

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"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."
by Samuel Butler

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"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
by Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

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

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"Primitivism has become the vulgar cliché of much modern art and speculation."
by Marshall McLuhan

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

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

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"'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.'"
by Martin Luther King Jr.

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"Winning is not everything. It's the only thing."
by Vince Lombardi

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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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"Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily."
by Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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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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"When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that you can summon me back to your mind even though countless years and miles may stand between us. It means that if we meet again, you will know me. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart. For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely lost. When I'm feeling most ghost-like, it is your remembering me that helps remind me that I actually exist. When I'm feeling sad, it's my consolation. When I'm feeling happy, it's part of why I feel that way. If you forget me, one of the ways I remember who I am will be gone. If you forget, part of who I am will be gone. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. the good thief said from his cross (Luke 23:42). There are perhaps no more human words in all of Scripture, no prayer we can pray so well."
by Frederick Buechner

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"We've got to live. No matter how many skies have fallen"
by D.H. Lawrence

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"Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection."
by Sir Francis Bacon

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"I'm really happy for him. I think it's great, ... I'm even happier for our daughter, because her trust fund is going to really be healthy."
by Melanie Griffith

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"But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?"
by James Thurber

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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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"A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him two--that's subtraction."
by Mae West

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"I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent."
by John Wooden

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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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"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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"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."
by Kahlil Gibran

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"Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision."
by James Thurber

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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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"And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
by Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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"'Maman', said Annaïse, her voice strangely weak. 'Here is the water.' A thin blade of silver came forward in the plain and the peasants..."
by Jacques Roumain

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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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"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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"No woman, no cry."
by Bob Marley

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"The fewer the words, the better the prayer."
by Martin Luther

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

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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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"Var glad, det värsta har inte inträffat ännu!"
by Philander Johnson

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"Don't complain because you don't have. Enjoy what you've got."
by H. Stanley Judd

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"Then I though of reading -- the nice and subtle happiness of reading ... this joy not dulled by age, this polite and unpunishable vice, this selfish, serene, lifelong intoxication."
by Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

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

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"I am the only actor. It is difficult for one woman to act out a whole play. The play is my life, my solo act."
by Anne Sexton

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

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"Listen, can you hear it Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring."
by Andrew Schneider

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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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"War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow."
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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