The Greatest Quotes Of All Time

Discover a hand-picked collection of what are possibly the greatest quotes of all time from some of the greatest authors who ever lived. These include Nelson Mandela, Lewis Carroll, Marcus Aurelius, Mark Twain (can any list of the greatest quotes of all time not include Mark Twain quotes?), Roy T. Bennett, Abraham Lincoln, William Shakespeare, Socrates, Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddha, Aristotle, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Reading a few great quotes every day is a great way to motivate and inspire yourself and this comprehensive contains some of the best motivational quotes and inspirational quotes you’ll ever read. Have fun!

The Greatest Quotes Of All Time

“This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.” – David Nicholls

“No matter how poor you think you are, if you have family, you have everything.” – Anonymous

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

“Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.” – Will Durant

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” – Lewis Carroll

“Be happy for this moment, for this moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

“To be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing.” – Lilian Whiting

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” – Mark Twain

“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.” – Roy T. Bennett

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“This above all: to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” – Neil Armstrong

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

“The greatest of all miracles is to be alive.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

“Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn’t make you happy.” – Anonymous

“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” – Dylan Thomas

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” – E.E. Cummings

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” – Buddha

“Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself, and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” – Dr. Leo Buscaglia

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” – Anonymous

“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

“Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – Anonymous

“Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, stop caring about what others think.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“You never regret being kind.” – Anonymous

“Wake up every single day and be thankful. You are blessed to have the gift of life.” – Anonymous

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.” – Anonymous

“Keep going! Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” – Roy T. Bennett

“The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen.” – Rumi

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy.” – Roy T. Bennett

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