On the road of life, there will be times when you seek inspiration from the trials of life, love, and work. We all strive for success and sometimes all you need are inspirational or motivational quotes to push you even further. There are many famous quotes but they all share something in common…they will uplift you.
Actors, business moguls, and iconic figures have all shared their insightful quotes with the world. We scoured the internet for some of the most famous quotes ever and hope the following 51 quotes provide you with the motivation to reach your goals.
1) Let the famous quotes begin!
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead
3) Famous Quotes by Oscar Wilde
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
8) Make the days count with famous quotes.
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.” – Mark Caine
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard
11) Famous quotes about life and being prepared for our future.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato
14) Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein…
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein
“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
17) Famous Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt…
“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
20) Famous quotes from iconic movie stars.
“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe
“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
23) Famous Quotes by Maya Angelou…
“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
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
25) Famous Quotes by Dr. Seuss…
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
30) Famous quotes urging you to be your own person.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron
“So many books, so little time.” – Frank Zappa
36) Famous Quotes by Mother Teresa…
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
39) Famous quotes to inspire success.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy
42) Famous Quotes by Mark Twain…
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
47) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of famous quotes.
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” – William Shakespeare
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
50) Famous Quotes by Steve Jobs…
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
51) I hope you enjoyed these famous quotes!
“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs
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