200+ All Time Best Quotes by Famous Authors

  • A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

MARK TWAIN



  • A bird is safe in its nest — but that is not what its wings are made for. 

AMIT RAY



  • A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • 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 friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE



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

OSCAR WILDE



  • A good upbringing means not that you won’t spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won’t notice it when someone else does.

ANTON CHEKHOV



  • A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

MARK TWAIN



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

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW



  • A man can’t make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.

HELEN KELLER



  • A man is but product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

OSCAR WILDE



  • A mother discovers with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ



  • 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 mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

AGATHA CHRISTIE



  • A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • A people that elect corrupt politicians, impostors, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.

GEORGE ORWELL


  • A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

OSCAR WILDE



  • A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.

J.R.R.TOLKIEN



  • A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.

 – MAHATMA GANDHI



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

–  ABERJHANI



  • Achievable goals are the first step to self-improvement.

J.K.ROWLING



  • Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

MARK TWAIN



  • Aim High! Reach High! Never design your character like a garden where anyone can walk.  Design it like the sky where everyone aspire to reach. Aim high! The future you see, is the person you will be.

JIM CATHCART



  • All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is surrender. For it is all give and no take.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

MITCH ALBOM



  • All that glisters is not gold. 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE



  • 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



  • All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE



  • All you have to do is take a close look at yourself and you will understand everyone else.

ISAAC ASIMOV



  • 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



  • An old friend never can be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.

SAMUEL JOHNSON



  • An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM



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

RUSKIN BOND



  • Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everybody in good society holds exactly the same opinions.

OSCAR WILDE



  • As a writer you should not judge.  You should understand.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY



  • Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.

CHARLES DICKENS



  • Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

BOOKER T.WASHINGTON



  • 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.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light.

AMIT RAY



  • 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



  • Before God trusts you with success, you have to prove yourself humble enough to handle the big prize.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

OSCAR WILDE



  • By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE



  • Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words.  Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions.  Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits, for they shall become your values.  Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.

MAHATMA GANDHI



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

MARK TWAIN



  • Chess … a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time. – GEORGE BERNARD SHAW


Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

– RABINDRANATH TAGORE



  • Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

MARK TWAIN



  • Courage is about doing what you are afraid to do. The one who feels no fear is a fool and the one who lets fear rule him is indeed a coward.  We must have the courage to act instead of reacting.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



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

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE



  • Death may beget life, but oppression can beget nothing other than itself.

CHARLES DICKENS



  • Deceiving others; that is what the world calls a romance.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Determination is the power that sees us through all our frustrations and obstacles.  It helps in building our willpower which is the very basis of success.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Difficulties in your life do not come to destroy you, but to help you to realize your hidden potential and power.  Let difficulties know that you too are difficult.

– A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Do not go where the pay may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON



  • 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



  • Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you.  Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. –

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • 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



  • Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.

JOHN RUSKIN



  • Dream, dream, dream … dreams transforms into thoughts and thoughts result in action.

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



  • Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.

MAHATMA GANDHI



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

– NAPOLEON HILL



  • 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



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

LEO TOLSTOY



  • 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



  • Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE



  • Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

BERTRAND RUSSELL



  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .’

C.S. LEWIS



  • God has not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our life through; God has not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • 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



  • Human moments are brief, value them when they happen.

STEVEN CUOCO



  • I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone, expectations always hurt. Life is short, so love your life, be happy and keep smiling.

–  WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE



  • I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.

–  AUDRE LORDE



  • I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON



  • I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do – the day after.

OSCAR WILDE



  • I think to elope is cowardly. It’s running away from danger.

OSCAR WILDE



  • I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.

STEPHEN KING



  • 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 all human beings understood history, they might cease making the same stupid mistakes over and over.

ISAAC ASIMOV



  • If an egg is broken by an outside force, Life Ends.  If broken by an inside force Life Begins.  Great things always begin from inside.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.

OSCAR WILDE



  • If there were no bad people there would be no good lawyers.

CHARLES DICKENS



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

MAYA ANGELOU



  • 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



  • In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.

OSCAR WILDE



  • It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

OSCAR WILDE



  • It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

André Gide



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

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE



  • It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things against one behind one’s back that are absolutely and entirely true.

OSCAR WILDE



  • It is very unfair to judge any body’s conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation.

JANE AUSTEN



  • It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

OSCAR WILDE



  • It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK



  • 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



  • Keep your Thoughts positive because your Thoughts become your Words.  Keep your Words positive because your Words become your Behavior.  Keep your Behavior positive because your Behavior becomes your Habit.  Keep your Habits positive because your Habits become your Values.  Keep your Values positive because your Values become your Destiny.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH



  • Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE



  • Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.

GEORGE ELIOT



  • Life is beautiful!  One day, one hour and one minute, will not come again in your entire life.  Avoid fights, angriness and speak lovely to every person.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM

 



  • Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.

J.K.ROWLING



  • 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 like a notebook.  Two pages are already written by God.  First page is birth and last page is death.  Center pages are empty.  Fill them with smile and love.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty.

AMIT RAY



  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

MAYA ANGELOU



  • Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. – MARK TWAIN


  • Look into your own heart because who looks outside, dreams, but who looks inside awakes.

JANE AUSTEN



  • Love me or hate me, both are in my favor, if you love me, I’ll always be in your heart, if you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE



  • 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



  • Morality is a matter of money.  Poor people cannot afford to have morals.  So they have religion.

KUSHWANT SINGH



  • Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.

WILLA CATHER


  • Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

MARK TWAIN



  • Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY



  • Never give up on your dreams no matter how old you are no matter where you are today, do not give up dreaming for a better tomorrow.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Never ignore your Mother who loves you, cares for you, and misses you.  Because one day, you might wake up from your sleep and realize that you lost the moon while counting stars.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Never misuse the one who likes you, never say busy to one who needs you, never cheat the one, who really trust you, never forget the one, who always remember you.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can’t get into it do that.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



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

AYN RAND



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

CHARLES DICKENS



  • None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.

ANNE RICE



  • Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

MAYA ANGELOU



  • Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Booker

BOOKER T.WASHINGTON



  • Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON



  • Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM


  • One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.

OSCAR WILDE



  • One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.

OSCAR WILDE



  • One should never take sides in anything. Taking sides is the beginning of sincerity, and earnestness follows shortly afterwards, and the human being becomes a bore.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. ELIOT



  • Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

NAPOLEON HILL



  • Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Our greatest strength lies not in ever having fallen, but in rising every time we fall.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON



  • Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues – faith and hope.

CHARLES DICKENS 



  • 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 that the progress of the world depends on your knowing better than your elders.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW



  • Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.

NAPOLEON HILL



  • Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

OSCAR WILDE



  • Sometimes saying sorry is the most difficult thing on earth.  But it’s the cheapest thing to save the most expensive gift called Relationship.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Sometimes, you have to stop trying to force it, walk away and let your subconscious show you the way. Fill up on life for a while.

J.K.ROWLING



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

–  STEPHEN KING



  • 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



  • The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

OSCAR WILDE



  • The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

GEORGE ORWELL



  • The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

OSCAR WILDE



  • The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK



  • The good end happily, the bad unhappily – that is what fiction means.

OSCAR WILDE



  • 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 only people who see the whole picture, are the ones who step out of the frame.

SALMAN RUSHDIE



  • The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

OSCAR WILDE



  • The present changes the past.  Looking back you do not find what you left behind.

KIRAN DESAI



  • The public has always, and in every age, been badly brought up.

OSCAR WILDE



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

MARK TWAIN



  • The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

 



  • The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet.  Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.

J.K.ROWLING



  • The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW



  • The young people think the old people are fools, but the old people know the young people are fools.

AGATHA CHRISTIE



  • There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.

ALBERT EINSTEIN



  • There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.

OSCAR WILDE



  • There is no teacher equal to mother and there’s nothing more contagious than the dignity of a father.

AMIT RAY



  • There is no wine if grapes are not pressed, no perfume if flowers are not crushed.  So, don’t be afraid if there is pressure in your life, it will bring the best out of you.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

OSCAR WILDE



  • There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN



  • Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people we most despise.

CHARLES DICKENS



  • Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU



  • To answer brutality with brutality is to admit one’s moral and intellectual bankruptcy and it can only start a viscous cycle.

MAHATMA GANDHI



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

RALPH WALDO EMERSON



  • To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

OSCAR WILDE



  • To love another person is to see the face of God.

VICTOR HUGO



  • To use the past to justify the present is bad enough – but it’s just as bad to use the present to justify the past.

AMITAV GHOSH



  • True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.

DAVID TYSON GENTRY



  • True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • Trust our heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards.

E.E. CUMMINGS



  • Trust our heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards.

E.E. CUMMINGS



  • 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



  • War is an unmitigated evil. But it certainly does one good thing.  It drives away fear and brings bravery to the surface.

MAHATMA GANDHI



  • We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

J.K.ROWLING



  • What is the secret of success? Right decisions.  How do you make right decisions?  Experience.  How do you gain experience? Wrong decisions.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.

OSCAR WILDE



  • When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

OSCAR WILDE



  • When men love women, they give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.

OSCAR WILDE



  • When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character.

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM



  • When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.

ARUNDHATI ROY



  • When your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.

A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM



  • Where freedom is menaced or justice threatened or where aggression takes place, we cannot be and shall not be neutral.

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU



  • Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

GEORGE ORWELL



  • With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

MARK TWAIN



  • With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

OSCAR WILDE



  • Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON



  • You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

RABINDRANATH TAGORE



  • You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

OSCAR WILDE



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