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Mark Twain 580 quotes
Samuel Johnson 438 quotes
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Victor Hugo
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Henry Miller
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Virginia Woolf
154 quotes
George Orwell
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Doug Coupland
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Helen Keller
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Anthony Robbins
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Marcel Proust
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Famous author quotes and sayings
There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author
  • love

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

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot, author
  • Dreams

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

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

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

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

Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen, author
  • Music

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

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true. Brian Tracy, author
  • Self

The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. Caroline Myss, author
  • soul

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller, author
  • motivational

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo, author
  • love

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut, author
  • Appearance

The chains of habit are generally too weak to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Johnson, author
  • Habits

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. J. K. Rowling, author
  • character

No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop, author
  • Kindness

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust, author
  • gratitude

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller, author
  • carpe

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain, author
  • greatness

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. George Orwell, author
  • assume

Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been." Kurt Vonnegut, author
  • wisdom

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller, author
  • motivational

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. Zig Ziglar, author
  • inspirational

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski, author
  • durability

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • wisdom

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain, author
  • Truth

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. Kurt Vonnegut, author
  • Character

If we can realize that life is always happening for us, not to us… game over, all the pain and suffering disappears. Tony Robbins, author
  • inspirational

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. Mark Twain, author
  • improvement

Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. Ziad K. Abdelnour, author
  • life

It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. Marianne Williamson, author
  • courage

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Zig Ziglar, author
  • mindset

Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis. Zig Ziglar, author
  • bathing

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain, author
  • Bravery

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar, author
  • motivational

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. Zig Ziglar, author
  • action

The world is a tradgedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. Horace Walpole, author
  • Feelings

Success is normally found in a pile of mistakes. Tim Fargo, author
  • success

Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you. Jerry Gillies, author
  • Motivational

All men and women have an equal need for love. When these needs are not fulfilled it is easy to have our feelings hurt, for which we blame our partner. John Gray, author
  • blame

Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world will change. Tony Robbins, author
  • expectations

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it. William Danforth, author
  • bravery

Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile change the world. Tony Robbins, author
  • world

All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you. Joseph Campbell, author
  • inner

You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Stephen King, author
  • motivational

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain, author
  • appreciation

I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way. Martha Beck, author
  • crisis

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • life


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