Category Archives: Popular Quotes by Popular Men


Below I have gathered for you, the most popular quotes by the most popular men of all time. Read through the entire collection of these famous quotes or click on the name of your favorite person to read even more famous quotes spoken by them.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
~Winston Churchill

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
~Benjamin Franklin

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
~Robert Frost

Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions
~Oliver Wendell holmes

Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
~Martin Luther King

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
~John F Kennedy

The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.
~Mark Twain

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
~Carl Jung

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
~Henry Ward Beecher

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.
~Calvin Coolidge

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
~Henry Ford

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
~Nelson Mandela

Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.
~John Wayne

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
~Walt Whitman

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
~Albert Einstein

No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.
~Walt Disney

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
~Steve Jobs

There ain’t nothin to life but satisfaction.
~Will Rogers

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
~Vince Lombardi

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea

I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
~Oscar Wilde

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

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.
~Dr. Suess

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
~Dalai Lama

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
~Elbert Hubbard

A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.
~Tupac Shakur

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

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

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
~George Bernard Shaw

All who are able, may gain virtue by study and care, for it is better to be happy by the action of nature than by chance. To entrust to chance what is most important would be defective reasoning.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
~Woody Allen

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
~Segmund Freud

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.
~Francis Bacon

Action is the foundational key to all success.
~Pablo Picasso

You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
~Bob Hope

popular quotes by popular men

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

~Zig Ziglar

Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
~Mahatma Gandhi

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
~Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.
~Ansel Adams

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
~Theodore Roosevelt

But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of today, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.
~Edgar Allan Poe

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
~Ernest Hemmingway

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
~Woodrow Wilson

Love, hope, fear, faith–these make humanity; These are its sign and note and character.
~Robert Browning

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
~George Burns

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

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