american Quotes

Quotes from american authors


Bryant H. McGill 1229 quotes
Mark Twain 580 quotes

Benjamin Franklin
360 quotes
Thomas Jefferson
311 quotes
Abraham Lincoln
302 quotes
Steve Maraboli
260 quotes
Ambrose Bierce
230 quotes
H. L. Mencken
218 quotes
Eric Hoffer
194 quotes
Ernest Hemingway
168 quotes
William James
159 quotes

Famous american quotes
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • wisdom

There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
  • love

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • attributed

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain, author
  • inspirational

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
  • feelings


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Success

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • motivational

Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt, president
  • courage

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost, poet
  • life

We can all fight the battles of just one day. It is when we add the burdens of two uncontrollable days, yesterday and tomorrow, that we get overwhelmed. Steve Maraboli, speaker
  • motivational

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. Bruce Lee, actor
  • motivational

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • learning

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, entrepreneur
  • Self

Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past. Steve Maraboli, speaker
  • inspirational

I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. Ken Venturi, athlete
  • motivational

Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. John F. Kennedy, president
  • wisdom

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Dylan, musician
  • feeling

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Ryun, athlete
  • Motivational

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • wisdom

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz, coach
  • Attitude

Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. Sylvester Stallone, actor
  • love

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln, president
  • Happiness

I am not the richest, smartest, or most talented person in the world, but I succeeded because i keep going and going and going. Sylvester Stallone, actor
  • success

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Alva Edison, inventor
  • persistence

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. William James, philosopher
  • stress

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain, author
  • courage

It's not the load that breaks you down - it's the way you carry it. Lou Holtz, coach
  • Strength

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford, industrialist
  • intelligence

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
  • change

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain, author
  • Actions

Make your faith larger than your fears and your dreams larger than your doubts. Robin Sharma, author
  • faith

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. Jimi Hendrix, musician
  • knowledge

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • happiness

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • life

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou, poet
  • inspirational

Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down, it's staying down that's wrong. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • motivational

Never waste a minute thinking about people you don't like. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
  • dislike

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou, poet
  • priority

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou, poet
  • character

It's not about where you end up, or how you got there, it's about where you're going next. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • outcome

Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit about what anybody thinks. Johnny Depp, actor
  • motivational

Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill, writer
  • motivational

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • Gossip

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. Brian Tracy, author
  • Love

Your life will become better by making other lives better. Will Smith, actor
  • compassion

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • Dreams

If you love someone, everything is negotiable. If you don't, everything is a door. Carrie Fisher, actress
  • love

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard, writer
  • friend

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia, author
  • motivational

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett, businessman
  • actions


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