150+ Best Quotes By Famous Authors In the World

  • A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. – Robert Frost

  • A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.                               – Benjamin Franklin

  • A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it. – Victor Hugo

  • A fool can become a genius when understands he is a fool. But, a genius can become a fool when he understands he is a genius. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally. – Oscar Wilde

  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

  • A little learning is a dangerous thing. – Alexander Pope

  • A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.            – Charles Darwin

  • A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. – Robert Frost

  • A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.                 – Victor Hugo

  • A world without poetry and art would be too much like one without birds or flowers: bearable but a lot less enjoyable. – Aberjhani

  • Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. – Victor Hugo

  • All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. – Benjamin Franklin

  • All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong. Does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. – J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

  • An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. – Oscar Wilde

  • And when all the wars are over a butterfly will still be beautiful. – Ruskin Bond

  • As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. – Rumi

  • Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings. – Victor Hugo

  • Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

  • Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. – Aldous Huxley

  • Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. – Sigmund Freud

  • Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.                              – Benjamin Franklin

  • Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare

  • Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • Birth Day – The only day in your life …. Your mother smiled when you cried.                   – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • Challenges make life interesting; however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Mark Twain

  • Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, and a vision. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. – Victor Hugo

  • Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

  • Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.                      – Khalil Gibran

  • Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.- Mark Twain

  • Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.  – William Shakespeare

  • Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.                             – Benjamin Franklin

  • Do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. – Mark Twain

  • Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.        – George Bernard Shaw

  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

  • Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose. – C.S. Lewis

  • Don’t let your past dictate your future. – Chris Mentillo

  • Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously. – Norman Vincent Peale

  • Each time you fail, you have eliminated another wrong option. – Thomas Alva Edison

  • Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. – Napolean Hill

  • Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. – C.S.Lewis

  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.                            – Benjamin Franklin

  • Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. – Stephen Chbosky

  • Every home is a university and the parents are the teachers. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.               – Leo Tolstoy

  • Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.     – Aldous Huxley

  • Everything is hard before it is easy. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. – Neil Gaiman

  • Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.                – William Shakespeare

  • For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. – Virginia Woolf

  • Freedom is never dear at any price.  It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? – Mahatma Gandhi

  • Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. – Khalil Gibran

  • Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.                                  – Norman Vincent Peale

  • Good judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment.    – Mark Twain

  • Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

  • Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with. – Mark Twain

  • Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. – Mark Twain

  • Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness. – Aldous Huxley

  • Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S.Lewis

  • Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. – Charles Dickens

  • How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.    – William Shakespeare

  • I can only meditate when I am walking. When I stop, I cease to think; my mind works only with my legs. – Albert Einstein

  • I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.               – Abraham Lincoln 

  • I want to taste and glory in each day, and never be afraid to experience pain.                – Sylvia Plath

  • I was looking for the key for years.  But the door was always open. – Aravind Adiga

  • 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. – Maya Angelou

  • If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. – Robert Frost

  • If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember. – Khalil Gibran

  • If winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelly

  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill

  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.        – Maya Angelou

  • If you don’t find God in the next person you meet, it is a waste of time looking for him further. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.              – Maya Angelou

  • If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. – Maya Angelou

  • If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

  • If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. – J.K. Rowling

  • If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom? – Khalil Gibran

  • Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.         – William Shakespeare

  • Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery, it’s the sincerest form of learning.      – George Bernard Shaw

  • It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

  • It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.              – Friedrich Nietzsche

  • It is often the case that a man who can’t tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.      – Mark Twain

  • It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still love it.  – Oscar Wilde

  • It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E.E. Cummings

  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain

  • Kindness is a language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. – Mark Twain

  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

  • Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. – Victor Hugo

  • Life is a journey, not a destination. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.  – William Wordsworth

  • Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.                   – Oscar Wilde

  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

  • Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. – Khalil Gibran

  • Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny. – Stephen Hawking

  • Look at the clock when you are sitting idle. But never look at the clock when you are working. – Bill Gates

  • Make it a point to do something every day that you don’t want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. – Mark Twain

  • Man born free but everywhere he is in chain. – Rousseau

  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.    – Andre Gide won

  • Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history. Aldous Huxley

  • Monsters are real, ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win. –Stephen King

  • Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud

  • Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. – Victor Hugo

  • Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. – Mark Twain

  • Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them. – Ayn Rand

  • No man can be wise on an empty stomach. – George Elliot

  • No one can resist the idea of a crippled genius.- Stephen Hawking

  • No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

  • Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.            – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen. – Stephen Hawking

  • Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.                           – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. – Maya Angelou

  • Oppression makes the wise man mad.- Robert Browning

  • Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…  – George Bernard Shaw

  • People intoxicate themselves with work so they won’t see how they really are.               – Aldous Huxley

  • Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. – George Bernard Shaw

  • Person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.  – Mark Twain

  • Poverty is the worst form of violence. – Mahatma Gandhi

  • Religions are different roads converging upon the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads, so long as we reach the same goal? – Mahatma Gandhi

  • Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. – Benjamin Franklin

  • Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.     – Khalil Gibran

  • Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

  • Sooner or later even the fastest runners have to stand and fight. – Stephen King

  • Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. – Norman Vincent Peale

  • Straight roads do not make skillful drivers. – Paula Coelho

  • Success is a vehicle, which moves on a wheel named hard work, but the journey is impossible without the fuel named self confidence! – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.               – Robert Frost

  • The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. – Maya Angelou

  • The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. – Mark Twain

  • The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. – Robert Frost

  • The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.   – Sigmund Freud

  • The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.                   – William Shakespeare

  • The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn’t intended. – Robert Frost

  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.    – Alice Walker

  • The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. – Oscar Wilde

  • The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not. – C.S.Lewis

  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

  • There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. – Oscar Wilde

  • There are people who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. – Mark Twain

  • There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.                   – Ernest Hemingway

  • There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley

  • This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls. – Aberjhani

  • Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.    – Mark Twain

  • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler and much less trouble.       – Mark Twain

  • To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. – Khalil Gibran

  • Umbrella can’t stop the rain but can make us stand in rain.  Confidence may not bring success but gives us power to face any challenge in life. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. – Bernard Shaw

  • What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • 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

  • When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.            – Khalil Gibran

  • When you can’t change the direction of the wind- adjust your sails.                             – H.Jackson Brown Jr.

  • When you cease to dream you cease to live… – Malcolm Forbes

  • Write your dreams down on a piece of paper. That page may be a very important page in the book of human history. – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

  • Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. – Khalil Gibran

  • Your childhood hunger is the one that never leaves you. – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

  • Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all. – Khalil Gibran

  • Your time on this earth is limited; don’t live someone else’s life, live by your vision.        –  Steve Jobs


 

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