The Best Quotes of All Time

It’s been three years since we shared our original list of some of the best quotes of all time, and we felt it was a good time for an update. We’ve added another 25 quotes for you. But these aren’t just any quotes.

These are quotes designed to inspire. They’re motivational quotes that will hopefully get you thinking about your life, your work, or your dreams and how you can make these things better.

I know quotes researched online often come in slightly different variations, so if you’ve heard another version of one of these, please share it with us in the comments. Or even better, why not share some of your own favorite inspirational and motivational quotes?

Here are our 25 new additions for our list of the best quotes of all time, including some submitted by our readers in response to the original list of best quotes, which you can still find below.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

– Les Brown

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

– Napoleon Hill

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

– Colin R. Davis

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

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

– Stephen R. Covey

Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.

– Dr. Phil

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.

– Robert Frost

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

– Henry David Thoreau

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

– Zig Ziglar

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

– W. Clement Stone

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

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

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self control — these three alone lead to power.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

– Thomas Jefferson

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

– Thomas Edison

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

– Walt Disney

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

– Bill Cosby

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

– Steve Jobs

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

– Carl Bard

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

– Samuel Johnson

Every artist was first an amateur.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

– Milton Berle

Below you can find our original article (published on October 5, 2010) and our picks for some of the best quotes of all time in a variety of different categories.

What are the best quotes of all time for you? Have you ever heard a simple line that inspired you to make a major change in your life? Has a quote ever changed your mind on an important issue or made you think about something in a different way? Do you just enjoy reading daily quotes, seeking a smile or a bit of motivation?

Everyone’s choices for the best quotes of all time will vary based on what influences them. But we’ve looked through hundreds of quotes and picked some of the best quotes of all time across several different categories to share with you here today. Enjoy them below, and if another quote didn’t make the list but you absolutely love it, please share it with us in the comments.

Please note: Categories are listed alphabetically, and within each category individual quotes are in no particular order. Some quotes have been shared with multiple versions on the Web with slight variations in each. If we ran into these situations, we chose the variation that appeared to be most commonly presented. Also, some quotes could technically fall under multiple categories. In those cases they were placed under the one we felt was most relevant at the time.

Update: Please also check DirJournal’s list of Best Quotes About Life

Age

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on age:

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

– Lucille Ball

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

– Henry Ford

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

– George Bernard Shaw

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

– Mark Twain

No one is so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.

– Henry David Thoreau

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.

– Victor Hugo

The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.

– Oscar Wilde

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

– Benjamin Franklin

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.

– Ogden Nash

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

– Bob Hope

 

Anger

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on anger:

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

– Lee Iacocca

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

– Maya Angelou

He who angers you conquers you.

– Elizabeth Kenny

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.

– Mohandas Gandhi

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.

– Mark Twain

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

– William Congreve

You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.

– Buddha

Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.

– Aristotle

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

– Dr. Joyce Brothers

Beauty

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on beauty:

Beauty, without expression, tires.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

– Leo Tolstoy

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

– Margaret Hungerford

I’m tired of all the nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want – an adorable pancreas?

– Jean Kerr

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.

– Confucius

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

– Martin Buxbaum

It is not beauty that endears; it’s love that makes us see beauty.

– Leo Tolstoy

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.

– Dorothy Parker

You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.

– Chuck Palahniuk

Beauty is whatever gives joy.

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

Business

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on business:

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

– Henry Ford

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

– Robert Frost

Never burn bridges. Today’s junior jerk, tomorrow’s senior partner.

– Sigourney Weaver

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

– Aristotle Onassis

It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.

– Mahatma Gandhi

If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong either with you or with your business.

– William J. H. Boetck

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.

– Kahlil Gibran

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.

– Henry Kravis

Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don’t think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it.

– David Ogilvy

Drive your business. Let not your business drive you.

– Benjamin Franklin

Change

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on change:

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

– Gandhi

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

– Oprah Winfrey

The only thing constant in life is change.

– Francois de la Rochefoucauld

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.

– Harold Wilson

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

– George Bernard Shaw

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

– Jacob M. Braude

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

– Charles Darwin

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.

– Confucius

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

– Denis Waitley

Children

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on children:

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up ’cause they’re looking for ideas.

– Paula Poundstone

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

– James Baldwin

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.

– Robert A. Heinlein

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.

– Frank A. Clark

Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

– Stacia Tauscher

We cannot always build the future of our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Children are our most valuable resource.

– Herbert Hoover

Never underestimate a child’s ability to get into more trouble.

– Martin Mull

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.

– Phyllis Diller

Courage

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on courage:

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

– E.E. Cummings

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill

Courage is grace under pressure.

– Ernest Hemingway

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

– John Wayne

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

– Mark Twain

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

– Ambrose Redmoon

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

– Bruce Lee

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

– John Wooden

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’

– Mary Anne Radmacher

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

– Confucius

Death

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on death:

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

– Benjamin Franklin

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

– Buddha

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

– Albert Einstein

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

– Mark Twain

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

– Will Rogers

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

– Leonardo da Vinci

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?

– Edgar Allan Poe

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

– Mark Twain

No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.

– Plato

Education / Wisdom

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on education:

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

– Aristotle

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.

– Pete Seeger

The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.

– Socrates

To repeat what others have said requires education. To challenge it requires brains.

– Marry Pettibone Poole

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

– Alec Bourne

Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.

– Charles J. Sykes (although often attributed to Bill Gates as a result of a viral email)

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

– Albert Einstein

Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.

– Wu Ting-Fang

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.

– Plato

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

– Malcolm Forbes

Equality

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on equality:

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

– Aristotle

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions. It only guarantees equality of opportunity.

– Irving Kristol

As many political writers have pointed out, commitment to political equality is not an empirical claim that people are clones.

– Steven Pinker

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

– George Orwell

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

– Mohandas Gandhi

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.

– Albert Einstein

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.

– Malcolm X

The sole equality on earth is death.

– Philip James Bailey

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.

– William Faulkner

Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.

– Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Family

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on family:

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.

– Lee Iacocca

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

– George Burns

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

– George Bernard Shaw

You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.

– Bill Cosby

Family isn’t about whose blood you have. It’s about who you care about.

– Trey Parker and Matt Stone

All happy families resemble one another. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

– Leo Tolstoy

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.

– Jane Howard

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

– Desmond Tutu

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

– Pope John Paul II

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

– George Bernard Shaw

Friendship

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on friends:

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

– Albert Camus

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

– Aristotle

Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you.

– Elbert Hubbard

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

– Dale Carnegie

True friends stab you in the front.

– Oscar Wilde

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

– Helen Keller

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

– Abraham Lincoln

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value. Rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

– C. S. Lewis

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.

– William Butler Yeats

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.

– George Eliot

Happiness

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on happiness:

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

– Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.

– Mark Twain

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

– Thomas Jefferson

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

– Dalai Lama

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

– Robert Frost

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

– Storm Jameson

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

– Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.

– Albert Schweitzer

Humor

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on humor (or just humorous quotes we love):

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

– Oscar Wilde

There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?

– Dick Cavett

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.

– Dame Edna Everage

That is the saving grace of humor. If you fail no one is laughing at you.

– A. Whitney Brown

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

– Christopher Morely

Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it.

– Salma Hayek

The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.

– Kurt Vonnegut

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

– E.B. White

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.

– W. Somerset Maugham

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.

– Frank Howard Clark

Love

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on love:

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

– Aristotle

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

– Robert Heinlein

Love is friendship, set on fire.

– Jeremy Taylor

Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

– Elizabeth Browning

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.

– Jean Anouilh

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

– Amy Bloom

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

– Mark Twain

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

– Lord Byron

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

– Maya Angelou

Men and Women

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on men and women:

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.

– Robert Frost

Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.

– Albert Einstein

Men are what their mothers made them.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.

– Margaret Fuller

If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.

– Plato

For most of history, ‘Anonymous’ was a woman.

– Virginia Woolf

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

– Oscar Wilde

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

– Will Rogers

Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.

– Bill Cosby

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

– Timothy Leary

Money

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on money:

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

– Mark Twain

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.

– Warren Buffet

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

– Robert Frost

Money won’t create success. The freedom to make it will.

– Nelson Mandela

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.

– Zig Ziglar

Time is money.

– Benjamin Franklin

If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal.

– Katherine Hepburn

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.

– Logan Pearsall Smith

The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.

– Edith Wharton

I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.

– Henry Ford

Movies

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on movies (about movies, not quotes from movies):

This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.

– Clint Eastwood

All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.

– Steve Martin

A good film script should be able to do completely without dialogue.

– David Mamet

Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

– Billy Wilder

The best reason to make a film is that you feel passionately about it.

– Jodie Foster

A film has its own life and takes its own time.

– Aaron Eckhart

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

– Walt Disney

The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman, and have a French boyfriend.

– Katharine Hepburn

In the theater, you go from point A to point Z, building your performance as the evening progresses. You have to relinquish that control on a film.

– Gwyneth Paltrow

Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

– Roger Ebert

Music

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on music:

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

– Ed Gardner

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

– Robert Fripp

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

– Plato

Life is one grand, sweet song so start the music.

– Ronald Reagan

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

– Bill Cosby

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.

– Samuel Johnson

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

– Lao Tzu

I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.

– Elvis Presley

Music is a safe kind of high.

– Jimi Hendrix

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

– Victor Hugo

Peace

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on peace:

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.

– John Lennon

Peace begins with a smile.

– Mother Teresa

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

– Albert Einstein

Peace is its own reward.

– Mohandas Gandhi

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

– Moshe Dayan

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

– Jawaharlal Nehru

Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.

– George Carlin

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.

– Dalai Lama

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

– Buddha

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Politics

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on politics:

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

– Plato

Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.

– Thomas Jefferson

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

– Charles De Gaulle

Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.

– Eugene McCarthy

Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.

– Winston Churchill

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

– H.L. Mencken

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

– John Adams

Politics have no relation to morals.

– Niccolo Machiavelli

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

– John Kenneth Galbraith

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

– Ronald Reagan

Science

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on science:

Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.

– Bertrand Russell

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.

– George Bernard Shaw

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

– Charles Darwin

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

– Hippocrates

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

– Isaac Asimov

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.

– Sir William Bragg

New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.

– Herbert Hoover

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible.

– Lewis Mumford

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.

– Marie Curie

Science is simply common sense at its best. That is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

– Thomas Huxley

Sports

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on sports:

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

– Heywood Broun

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

– George Orwell

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.

– Vince Lombardi

I went to a fight last night and a hockey game broke out.

– Rodney Dangerfield

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

– George F. Will

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.

– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

– Vince Lombardi

Sport is imposing order on what was chaos.

– Anthony Starr

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.

– Steve Garvey

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition.

– Nick Seitz

Success

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on success:

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

– Winston Churchill

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

– Bill Cosby

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

– Woody Allen

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

– Benjamin Franklin

You can do anything, but not everything.

– David Allen

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

– Aristotle

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.

– Sven Goran Eriksson

Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

– Thomas Edison

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

– Maya Angelou

War

Here are some of our top picks for the best quotes of all time on war:

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

– Albert Einstein

May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.

– George Patton

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.

– Jeannette Rankin

There never was a good war or a bad peace.

– Benjamin Franklin

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless whether the mad destruction is brought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?

– Mahatma Gandhi

There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs.

– Dwight Eisenhower

It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.

– Robert E. Lee

War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

– Thomas Mann

Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers?

– Victor Hugo

My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.

– George Washington

Other Quotes

While reviewing quotes there were some favorites that didn’t quite fit within the categories above, but they were still considered worth including as some of the best quotes of all time. Here are those quotes:

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

– Friedrich Nietzche

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

– Henry Ford

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems.

– Frank Wilczek

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

– Benjamin Franklin

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

– William Arthur Ward

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

– Thomas Edison

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

– Voltaire

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time. But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

– Abraham Lincoln

Do you have favorite quotes of your own that would fall within your list of the best quotes of all time? Remember, different quotes will touch and inspire different people in different ways. Your favorite quote might become a favorite of other readers as well. Please leave a comment below and share your favorite quotes with the rest of us.

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    • I don’t think I could pick just one favorite Rani. For me, it largely depends on the circumstances. But I included several that I love in the list in the post. 🙂

  • “Red and Yellow, Black and White, they are all precious in His sight!” When they become precious in our sight too, then God is within us and only then are we saved…set free…from the corrupt view of seeing any of His people as less than we are.

  • lovely qoutes, love them ,specially
    Strength means recognizing that it is impossible to be strong all the time. – Sally Franser
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be”

  • Bunches of quotes:

    “All human beings should try and learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” -James Thurbor

    “Give a beggar a million pieces of god and he’ll eat until he’s full and then he’ll realize bread isn’t the only thing for sale.” -Fable II (video game)

    “Better to reign in Hell, then to serve in Heav’n” -Paradise Lost

    “The dead know everything, but they don’t give a damn.” -Lokabrenna

    “I give thee the ocean, sotrmy or tranquil,
    Endless and boundless as my love for thee.”
    -Court Duel (novel)

    “Men want to be women’s first lover, and women want to be men’s last romance.”

    “Pretty is something you’re born with, but beautiful- that’s an equal opportunity adjective”

    “Your life is but a dream. Death shall awaken you.” -Odin’s Sphere (video game)

    • One of the “beautitudes” in “The Sermon on the Mount” by Jesus Christ states: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” Spirit comes from Latin: “spiro, spirare, spiritus (three principle parts of speech) and means “breath.” In Hebrew, it is “Ruah.”

      So, if you read “Blessed are the poor in breath, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” it becomes clearer that this means: if you are poor in breath, you are on the way out of here and blessed to be on the way to there.

  • “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”- Hunter S Thompson

    Great list but cannot believe you didn’t have any Hunter in there

    • LOL Thanks for that Donnie. I haven’t seen that movie since I was a kid. Love it though. Now I’ll need to get a copy and re-watch it. 🙂

      Disclaimer: For those who have delicate sensibilities, be forewarned that the Youtube clip has some inappropriate language. It’s from the movie Spaceballs.

  • If the Messiah the Jews are looking for shows up at the same time the Messiah the Christians are looking to show up and He happens to be the same person, who is going to get upset?

  • TELL HER EVERY DAY

    If a husband who loves his wife,
    tells her that she is beautiful,
    that is enough for her to believe
    that if one man does,
    then all men
    who would love her
    would;
    and that should be enough
    to make her day.

    • In case you need to ask: the quote about “making her day” is also an original, wrote it this morning and put it on Facebook because it is my wife’s day off from work and it made her day. As of Dec 20, we have been married for 48 years, so, i think it is about time I gave her a kiss,, so I better close this.
      Marvin

      • Awww. First of all, congratulations on such a long and successful marriage! You give the rest of us something to aspire to. 🙂

        And the quote about making her day was so lovely. 🙂 I’m sure she appreciated that. So sweet!

  • The papers fly in air due to its luck and birds fl in the air due to its efforts so, if your luck not remain with you but your efforts always remain with you and support you in every field of life.

    • turns ? .. my ex gf died of cancer 4 years ago .. im from turkey and she is from norway. we had a great and big love .. i even got her picture tattooed on my chest . and it been 4 lonely years for me .. been many girls who liked me but i never letted them to be with me .. but finaly a girl took my heart .. made me feel again .. then i wanted to go on with her .. she was also from norway … me and my ex did be on magazine with our storny after she died … and this gf ihave now .. was randomly take one old magazine from her moms room and seeing my and my ex story .. reading it and feeling so sorry and finding me on facebook .. telling me how sad she felt after reading story .. and she keeps talking to be everyday .. we liked eachother and wanted to meet .. she came to turkey to meet me and we feel in love .. it been 1 year since then .. i felt alive again felt so happy .. and got hope back on life .. we visited eachother often ..
      she was planing to come here at 15 april .. and do u guys know what happened ??
      she lost herself .. talking freaky .. going and saying weird things .. that she would never do .. now she is at hospital .. doctors said she was lost in the head and have a different perspective on world .. they guess she have bipolar disosder or she was having a break down with emotions .. dont know what to do and acting like she is hero and telling people she have secret powers and she could save the world ..
      now think about those turns again !
      and i started to think like i dont deserve to be happy .. god hates me ..

      • Hayru:
        I am 74 years old, and during those years I fell in love many times. I am married to Connie now and for 50 years come Dec. 20th. Before that, both she ahd i were very much in love with someone else and thought our happiness had just blossomed. But in both cases, it did not work out. Before that, I lost a girlfriend who carried on a relationship by mail for two years and then told me that she had leukemia and was going to die. She actually called my Dad to explain and made it where I could not call her. Dad and Mom called me to tell me and I sobbed. I thought I would never get over it. But we do, Hayru and if you have faith in your Creator and begin your search again when your heart cools down, you will surely find someone and vow that had you not gone through what you did, you would have never found her.

        You are not alone, Hayru. We all have been through it. It is part of the search to find the right one. If the right one dies on us, we search again and find the right one for the rest of our life that is left. It is the only answer that makes sense.

        The prayers of those who will read our letters here may sustain you in the meantime if you allow them to.

        Marvin

      • Never forget that you are not the only one who is having a hard time, and never take advantage of things that breaks your heart, just for a little bit of happines. I think there is one quote here that is perfect for you.

        Everything will be ok in the end, if it is not ok, it is not the end.

  • To succeed in life , you need three things. a wishbone, a backbone, funny bone …. .

    Keep love in your heart . A life without it is like a sunless garden in which all flowers are dead. so,
    love to every person in the world with a positive sense .

  • Stand together,
    yet not too near together:
    For the pillars of the temple
    stand apart,
    And the oak tree and the cypress
    grow not in each other’s shadow.
    “On Marriage”
    in The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

  • To all of those who have submitted new quotes today, thanks so much for the additions. It’s always nice to see what quotes touch others. 🙂

  • When i was a teen and in 4-H Club, the winner of the “I Speak for Democracy” Contest sponsored by 4-H was a girl. It was in the 40’s, so her words are dated, but powerful:

    I Speak For Democracy! -by Elisabeth Ellen Evans

    I am an American.
    Listen to my words,
    Fascist, Communist.
    Listen well,
    For my country is a strong country,
    And my message is a strong message.
    I am an American,
    And
    I speak for Democracy!

    My ancestors have left their blood
    On the green at Lexington
    And
    The snow at Valley Forge,

    On the walls of Fort Sumter
    And
    The fields of Gettysburg,
    On the waters of the River Marne
    And in the shadows of the Argonne Forest,

    On the beachheads of
    Salerno and Normandy
    And the sands of Okinawa,

    On the bare bleak hills call
    Pork Chop And Old Baldy
    And Heartbreak Ridge.

    A million and more of my countrymen
    Have died for Freedom.
    My country is their eternal monument
    This is my answer,
    Fascist, Communist!

    Show me a country
    Greater than our country
    Show me a people
    More
    Energetic
    Creative
    Progressive
    Bigger-hearted
    And
    Happier
    Than our people

    Not until then
    Will I consider
    Your way of life.

    For I am an American!
    And
    I speak for Democracy!

    • Prayer does not change things. Prayer changes the attitude of the person praying so that they are in the frame of mind to change things. When you cannot see the “light at the end of the tunnel’ and you pray for answers, alternatives come to you and you try them and eventually one or more of them work to change your life for the better. You may think of someone to help you whom you never would have, had you not prayed and that person’s name popped up in your head. This is what it means to “Ask and you shall receive.” You are doing the research or “seeking the Kingdom of God.” Research in prayer is done within your own mind. Research elsewhere is just finding more resources to add to your mind. The answers are there, Patience and persistence is needed to find them. For that to be, the one who prays must trust the Creator.

  • When Matthew Henry, a well-known Bible commentator, was robbed. that evening he made the following entry in his diary:
    “Let me be thankful—
    First, because I was never robbed before.
    Second, because, although they took my wallet, they did not take my life.
    Third. because, although they took my all, it was not much
    and Fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.”
    -From “Stories of the Heart” compiled by Alice Gray. p. 88.

  • All your armies, all your weapons, all your tanks, against a boy, holding a stone, standing there all alone; in his eyes i see the sun, in his mind i see the moon; and i wonder, really wonder who’s right and who’s wrong; who’s weak and who’s strong; and i only wish, that the truth has a tongue!____my favourite one to support those who are beign oppresed. Thanks for all your inspiring quotes, JM.

  • great relationship are not measured by how long you’ve been together. it is by how happy you’ve been together.

  • “Faith is like toilet paper, a little is better than none.”

    Thank you, thank you. I made that up. While in the bathroom. Haha

  • music
    it’s better to burn out than to fade away – kurt cobain
    music is my religion – jimi hendrix
    living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see – john lennon

    movies
    “So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned – my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. It’s just not worth it”
    -Danny Vinyard (American History X)

    misc.

    “Look down at me and you see a fool;
    look up at me and you see a god;
    look straight at me and you see yourself”
    -Charles Manson

    • I know a man who was so sharp he lived on the edge of town.

      from: Treasury of American Folklore by A.A. Botkin

  • -“We’re not here because we’re free, we’re here because we’re not free”

    BEST one:
    “it is inevitable”

    • Do not like the question, the first two are good just the way they are, but the question didn’t make it better!

  • At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
    Muhammad Ali. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
    Muhammad Ali.
    If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
    Muhammad Ali.
    It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
    Muhammad Ali

  • Very cool and interesting quotes my personal favorite : People with large minds talk about ideas, people with average minds talk about events, and people with small minds talk about other poeple”-dont know

  • It only takes one breath to live and all the rest to die – so make every moment count because you never know when that final breath will come.

  • Thank you very much for these awesome quotes. They were some good ones.
    Here are some quotes that I like. Hope, you enjoy them, too.

    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.

    Fight with your strength, not with other’s weakness…As success lies in your effort, not in other’s defeat.

    If success builds character then Failure reviles it.

    And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

    Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.

    Confidence doesn’t come when you have all the answers. But it comes when you are ready to face all the questions.

    For every minute you’re angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

    Victory belongs to the most persevering.

    Courtesy is your most profitable asset and it is absolutely free!

    Some people are so poor. All they have is money.

    An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that is going to launch you into something great.

    Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.

    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.

    Never let the child inside you go away. If you do, you won’t be able to enjoy life any more (by ME)

    Let your past make you better, not bitter.

    Everyone is a genius, But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

    You were born original, don’t die a copy.

    Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.

    When you face the perils of weariness, carelessness, and confusion, don’t pray for an easier life. Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.

    Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

    Many things shine brightly but they are not always gold.

    You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.

    We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

    It is better to be envied than pitied.

    It really doesn’t matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.

    Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

    One man with believes equals to a thousand with only interests.

    The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

    The door of opportunity won’t open unless you do some pushing.

    When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

    AND SOME FUNNY ONES THAT I LOVE:

    There is a light at the end of the tunnel … JUST PRAY IT IS NOT A TRAIN :p

    Don’t break anybody’s heart, they have only one. Break their bones, they have 206 :)))))

    Seeing a spider is nothing. It becomes a problem when it disappears 😛

  • Quotations of this kind are really educational and they can transfer a big message by using very few words. indeed, as a result, i like them very much.

  • Whenever somebody tells me they hate liars, I always remember this one. “Ever been told something you wish you was lied to about? Ever been asked something you couldn’t tell the truth about? …hyprocrite” -Caleb Ellis

  • It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.
    If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.
    Do what you can with what you have where you are.
    Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
    Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use.
    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do
    Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it ,or work around it
    Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situation.
    Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves

    Strong Determination
    Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
    You see things and say ‘Why?’;But I dream things that never were and I say Why not ?
    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
    Waves are my inspiration,not because theay fall again & again ,but everytime they fall,they rise again.

    Time Management

    Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have,and only you can determine how it will be spent.Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
    If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying.
    Footprints on the sands of time are never made by sitting down.
    The future depends on what we do in the present.
    A loser seldom lives in the present, but instead destroys the present by focusing on past memories or future expectations
    Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives  and it put itself into our hands.It hopes we have learnt something from yesterday.
    Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it .Go out and get busy

    Excuses, Excuses

    An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded
    Because  Niney-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses
    Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.

    Jealousy & Hatred
    If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful people,
    you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.
    When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you Every artist was first an amateur.
    Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Don’t worry over what other people are thinking about you. They are too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Einstein
    If you keep on doing what you’ve always done,yo will keep on getting what you have always got.
    If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event ,then you are residing on a different planet with a different reality system.
    Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
    Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
    If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry.Worry never fixes anything.

    For History people
    An age is called Dark Age, not because the light fails to shine,but because people refuses to see it.

    While writing Essay remember

    Don’t criticize what you don’t understand, son. You never walked in that man’s shoes
    Have the courage to act instead of react.
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.Sail away from the safe harbor.
    Catch the trade winds in your sails.Explore. Dream. Discover.

  • Conservation & judicious utilization of earth resources would help us to make them available to future generation
    Cooperation of all individuals,societies & governments and collaboration between them is essential to protect and conserve the earth resources.
    Earth has sufficient to satisfy the needs of the people but not the greed of even one individual.
    Man belongs to earth, earth does not belong to man
    Resources available to us, especially the natural resources are a product of millions of years. These resources need to be properly cared and used judiciously by all of us.
    Peace,Environment & development are inter-dependent and indivisible.
    Development has got remedy but poverty has not.
    By optimum utilization of resources we are generating inter-generational, inter-environmental, inter-species harmony, particularly with human being.
    Brundtland Commission Def:- Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs
    IUCN/UNEP/WWF Def- Improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the supporting mechanism.
    Durable changes for the better in human condition while protecting the earth we inherit and the earth we bequeath.
    Biodiversity represents the very foundation of human existence.
    The irreversible disruption of traditional societies,their life styles and the spread of uniform materialistic mass culture.This may lead to cultural shallowness and exploitation of ecology as a result of capitalistic market relation.
    Our objective will be to establish an effective,cooperative & equitable global approach based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilies & respective capabilities
    The earth has enough resources to meet people’s need but will never have enough to satisfy’s people’s greed .
    human survival itself is threatened due to the damage done to the environment by humans themselves
    Increasing human population, its increasing needs and greed are the root causes of destruction of natural ecosystems.
    Destruction and loss of any of the natural ecosystem will result in ecological imbalance and the human being (the destroyer) himself will become an endangered species.
    To protect our own species it is essential for us to protect them.
    India is the best example of ‘unity in diversity’.
    One who lured towards glamour of City encounter both facilities and difficulties.
    Ultimate fate of any species(Whether human or other) is extinction.
    Forests are the backbone of the life forms and the life on earth is sustained through them.
    Sanitation more important than independence _Mahatma Gandhi
    Biotic interaction refers to the interaction taking place between individuals belonging to the same species (intra specific) or different species (interspecific).
    Examples are (i)competition (ii) predation (iii) parasitism (iv) mutualism (v) symbiosis (vi) commensalism(vii) neutralism
    Environment has the capacity to heal itself but our excessive abuse is not making it possible.
    Human being are consuming resourse without knowing the fifference between need & Want.
    As long as there is widespread poverty,there would be no sustainable development.
    Environmentally sound & Socially responsible sustainable development
    We the human beings are responsible for the reduction of natural ecosystems. To
    protect our own species it is essential for us to protect them. Therefore to prevent the
    further destruction people should be educated and the various methods should be
    adopted for the protection of natural environment and ecosystem balance.

    Four major disasters that India has experienced in the recent past are the Earthquake
    in Latur (Maharashtra in 1993), Super cyclone in Orissa (1999), the Earthquake in
    Gujarat (2001) and Tsunami in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh in December, 2004.

    Erosion of soil by water is due to (i) raindrop erosion, (ii) sheet erosion, (iii) rill erosion,
    (iv) stream bank erosion, (v) erosion due to shifting lands—land slides and (vi) coastal
    erosion.

    Economic development is necessary for the welfare of people but it should not be at
    the cost of environmental degradation.

    The three Rs of waste management are reduce, reuse and recycle.

    “The earth, the air, the land and the water are not am inheritance from our fore fathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.”

    ~Mahatma Gandhi

  • Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which cannot be changed, the courage to change that which should be changed, no matter what it takes, and the wisdom to know the difference.
    When you want success as badly as you want air, you will get it. There is no other secret”.
     burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishments. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results…

    Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart. Real treasure lies not in what that can be seen, but what that cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what that is done but not know

    The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember: when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry

    The value of a man or woman resides in what he or she gives, not in what they are capable of receiving…

    you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you.

    NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING DEEP FROM YOUR HEART, YOU CAN DO IT. IT IS THE THOUGHT THAT MATTERS, NOT WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE THE PERSON IS.

  • “The reason the government is so messed up is because the smart people all see how stupid both Right and Left political values are, leaving the dumb ones to determine the lives of millions who are either two dumb to make an impact or too smart to meddle with the sum of power and minds lesser than their own.”
    -Chris McNamara

    “A dream you dream alone is only a dream
    A dream you dream together is reality”
    -Yoko Ono

  • Your decision ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ take in your life determines ur future
    Attimes ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ have to become a dullard for ‎​U̶̲̥̅̊ to get wiser

  • I prefer going the hard way first before coming across the easy way to know the defination of this world we are living

  • “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re riding through the ruts, dont complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief, and jealousy. Don’t burry your thoughts. Put your visions into reality. WAKE UP AND LIVE!!” -the one and only BOB MARLEY

  • I made this quote up not too long ago, thought it’d be nice to share it… “Everybody wastes time, some just waste it more effectively.”

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