200 Favorite Quotes and Sayings

In this post, you will find favorite sayings.

Short Favorite Sayings


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” —Aristotle


“Misfortunes make us wise.” —Mary Norton


“You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.” —Paulo Coelho


“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” —Nelson Mandela


“My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.” —Rumi


“You are not a product of your circumstances but a product of your decisions.” —Maya Angelou


“Opportunity -Often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” —Napoleon Hill


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


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” —Mae West


“The best cure for worry is to surrender it all to Allah.” —Dr. Bilal Philips


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Dr. Robert Schuller


“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” —Buddha


“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” —William Shakespeare


“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” —Mark Twain


“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” —Loretta Young


“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” —Voltaire


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” —Lao Tzu


“Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.” —Paulo Coelho


“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” —Mother Teresa


“Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.” —Rumi


“Compromise for your dream but never compromise for them.” —Imran Khan


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” —Aristotle


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi


“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” —Kahlil Gibran


“The course of true love never did run smooth.” —William Shakespeare


“If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart.” —Buddha


“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” —Euripides


“If you don’t know what you’re living for, you haven’t yet lived.” —Rabbi Noah Weinberg


“Winners take responsibility.  Losers blame others.” —Brit Hume


“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” —George Washington


“Dear maths…!! Please grow up and solve your problems yourself!” —Unknown


“Do not disappoint the one whose hope lies in you.” —Hazrat Ali (R.A)


“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” —Robert H. Schuller


“I never lose. I either win or learn.” —Nelson Mandela


“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” —Mother Teresa


“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life.” —Rumi


“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” —Stevie Wonder


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” —Robert H. Schuller


“No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.” —Pope Francis


“A wise man hears one word and understands two.” —Edgar Allan Poe


“A frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.” —American Proverb


“Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.” —Robert Gary Lee


“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” —Phil Collins


“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” —Albert Einstein


“Learning never exhausts the mind.” —Leonardo da Vinci


“Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today, but eventually.” —Unknown


“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.” —Dalai Lama


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” —Oscar Wilde


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” —Lao Tzu


“Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.” —Paulo Coelho


“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” —Mother Teresa


“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” —Lao Tzu


“Character is like the foundation of a house — it is below the surface.” —Unknown


“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” —Walter Winchell


“A graceful refusal is better than a lengthy promise.” —Hazrat Ali (R.A)


“Spend money to make character but don’t spend character to make money.” —Allama Iqbal


“If life doesn’t change for the better, wait, and it will change for the worse.” —Unknown


“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!” —Charlie Chaplin


“People do not die from Suicide. They die due to sadness.” —Unknown


“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” —John F. Kennedy


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” —Norman Vincent Peale


“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” —Muhammad Ali


“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” —Napoleon Bonaparte


“Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy.” —Rumi


“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” —Napoleon Hill


“The worst of our faults is our interest in other people’s Faults.” —Hazrat Ali RA


“A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” —Woodrow Wyatt


“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “I’m possible.” —Audrey Hepburn


“Love is shown by little things.” —Pope Francis


“Speak only that which will bring you honor.” —Guru Nanak


“Move and the way will open.” —Zen


“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” —Muhammad Ali


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


“The path of least resistance is the path of the loser.” —H. G. Wells


“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” —Unknown


“Courtesy costs nothing, but buys everything.” —Hazrat Ali (R.A)


Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” —Eleanor Roosevelt


“Where there is love there is life.” —Mahatma Gandhi


“Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” —Hopi


“Before you give up, think about why you held up on so long.” —Hayley Williams


“There are no gains without pains.” —Benjamin Franklin


“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” —Warren Buffett


“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” —Mike Ditka


“The road to success is always under construction.” —Lily Tomlin


“The Ego is a veil between humans and God.” —Rumi


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” —Robert Kennedy


“The day you give up on your dreams is the day you give up on yourself.” —Unknown


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela


“A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.” —Napoleon Bonaparte


“Silence is a source of great strength.” —Lao Tzu


“The tongue is like a lion. if you let it loose , it will wound someone.” —Hazrat Ali RA


“When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten.” —Zen


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” —Rumi


“Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.Letting Go.” —Unknown


“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” —Unknown


“Suicide kills two people.” —Arthur Miller


“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” —George Washington


“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” —Game of Thrones


“When you are depressed, life is too long.” —Unknown


“Every moment of your life is a second chance.” —Rick Price


“See the bad inside yourself, and see the good inside others.” —Hazrat Ali (R.A)


“Pray like it all depends on God, but work like it all depends on you.” —Dave Ramsey


“Silence is sometimes the best answer.” —Dalai Lama


“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.” —Napoleon Bonaparte


“The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.” —Yoko Ono


“Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves.” —Imam Ghazali


“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” —Mark Twain


“If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf.” —Nikita Khrushchev


“The best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once.” —E. Joseph Cossman


“Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.” —Game of Thrones

Favorite Sayings


“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” —Dalai Lama


If anyone asks me “what is hell?” I would answer “Distance between two people who love each other.” —Unknown


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” —Helen Keller


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” —Paulo Coelho


“Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do ‘Nothing’ for you.” —Mother Teresa


“It is your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” —Rumi


“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.” —Maya Angelou


A line is not made up of points. … In the same way, time is not made up of parts considered as indivisible “nows”.” —Aristotle


“Deal gently with the people, and be not harsh; cheer them and condemn them not.” —Prophet Muhammad PBUH


“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” —Paulo Coelho


“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Viktor E. Frankl


“Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” —Paulo Coelho


“When reason ends, then anger begins. Therefore, anger is a sign of weakness.” —Dalai Lama


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu


“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Every night ask yourself, have you taken a step closer to Allah or a step further away?” —Unknown


“If we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents.” —Pope Francis


“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” —Jack Ma


“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.” —Jo Nesbo


“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” —Jack Ma


“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” —Paulo Coelho


“Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.” —Mother Teresa


“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” —Napoleon Hill


“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu


“Body is purified by water. Ego by tears. Intellect is purified by knowledge. And soul is purified with love.” —Hazrat Ali (R.A)


“You are wherever your thoughts are, make sure your thoughts are where you want to be.” —Nachman of Breslov


Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust


“They say follow your heart, but if your heart is in a million pieces which pieces do you follow?” —Unknown


“When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up.” —Winston Churchill


“A hopeless man sees difficulties in every chance, but a hopeful person sees chances in every difficulty.” —Hazrat Ali (R.A)


“Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do.” —Kahlil Gibran


The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” —William Arthur Ward


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” —Paulo Coelho


“There are two days in the year that we cannot do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.” —Gandhi


“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.” —Lao Tzu


“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” —Buddha


“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” —Ingrid Bergman


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius


“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


“Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.” —Colin Powell


“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


“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.” —Paulo Coelho


“It is not defeat that destroys you,it is being demoralized by defeat that destroy you.” —Imran Khan


“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” —Aristotle


“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” —Abraham Lincoln


“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.” —Robertson Davies


“I’m tired of trying, sick of crying, I know I’ve been smiling, but inside I’m dying.” —Unknown


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


“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” —Will Rogers


“I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, but our fate is sealed.” —Paulo Coelho


“I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.” —Rumi


“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” —Aristotle


“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” —Alexander Graham Bell


“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” —Muhammad Ali


“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” —William Blake


“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” —Maya Angelou


“Think well before you speak because your words may plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of some other person.” —Napoleon Hill


“If they stand behind you protect them. If they stand beside you respect them. If they stand against you defeat them.” —Unknown


“Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.” —Paulo Coelho


“A person who commits suicide due to some other person or people,that is not classified as suicide it is known as murder.” —MysteryGuy


“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.” —Jo Nesbo


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


“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” —Albert Einstein


“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” —Muhammad Ali


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” —Tim Fargo


“If they stand behind you protect them. If they stand beside you respect them. If they stand against you defeat them.” —Unknown


“This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” —Dennis Rodman


“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” —Narcotics Anonymous


“Nothing happens by chance, by fate. You create your own fate by your actions. That’s Karma.” —Unknown


“We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility.” —Albert Einstein


“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” —Harold Coffin


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


“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt


“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” —Vince Lombardi


“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.” —Muhammad Ali


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