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45 Inspiring Quotes, Adventure Quotes and Life Quotes

1. “No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.” – Author Unknown

2. “I put all my genius into my life. I put only my talent into my work.” –Oscar Wilde

3. “The only rule is don’t be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in.”-Paris Hilton

4. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. “I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.” –Eminem

6. “I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.” –Laird Hamilton

7. “As kids we’re not taught how to deal with success; we’re taught how to deal with failure. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. If at first you succeed, then what?” –Charlie Sheen

8. “I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.”-Anthony Bourdain

9. “When you are everywhere, you are nowhere / When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.” –Rumi

10. “The map is not the territory.” – Alfred Korzybski

11. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” –Author Unknown

12. “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”-Clint Eastwood

13. “Actions speak louder than words.”-Theodore Roosevelt

14. “Adventure is worthwhile.” –Amelia Earhart

15. “Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” – Sun Tzu

16. “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”-David Grayson

17. “Chance is the providence of adventurers.”-Napoleon Bonaparte

18. “If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.” –Voltaire

19. “Go ahead. Be invincible!” –Author Unknown

20. “When life gives you lemons, paint that shit gold.” –Atomosphere

21. “All energy is only borrowed, and one day you have to give it back.” –Avatar

22. “Drop it like it’s hot.” –Snoop Dogg

23. “The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.”-Germaine Greer

24. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” –Leonardo Di Vinci

25. “If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” –Mario Andretti

26. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” –Andy Warhol

27. “Hate it or love it, the underdogs come out on top.” – 50 Cent

28. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it.” –Unknown Author

29. “Don’t tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you’ve traveled.” –Mohammed

30. “Have less. Do more. Be more.” –Author Unknown

31. “The world is an interesting place to the imaginative mind.” – Author Unknown

32. “Wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”-Neil Armstrong

33. “Just do it.”-Nike Slogan

34. “Our truest life is when we are awake in our dreams.” –Author Unknown

35. “Be all that you can be.” –U.S. Army Slogan

36. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

37. “God did not annihilate His son on the cross so that you could live like hell.” –Author Unknown

38. “A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” –Muhhamed Ali

39. “If you risk nothing you gain nothing.” –Bear Grylls

40. “During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.” –Tupac Shakur

41. “Sometimes your whole life boils down to one insane move.” –Avatar

42. “Proof is in the pudding.” –Author Unknown

43. “I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”-Clint Eastwood

44. “I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man. Do you?” –Charlie Sheen

45. “Everything I’m not make me everything I am.” –Kanye West

Top 10 Love Quotes

1. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

2. Lucky is the man who is the first love of a woman, but luckier is the woman who is the last love of a man. – Unknown

3. When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams. – Dr Seuss

4. Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire

5. You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen

6. One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. – Sophocles

7. To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Unknown

8. At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

9. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

10. I love you; not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. – love quote

Best Quotes by Famous People

Give me a museum and I’ll fill it. – Pablo Picasso

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former – Albert Einstein

Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. – George Burns

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte

God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. – Voltaire

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. –Samuel Johnson

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

give me a museum and i'll fill itA friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. – John D. Rockefeller

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein

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

“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates

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

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. – John F. Kennedy

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. – Seneca

Behind every great fortune there is a crime. – Honore de Balzac

If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning – Aristotle Onassis

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. – M.K. Gandhi

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 difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.” – Gloria Leonard

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.- Mark Twain

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say i- Voltaire

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. – Mother Teresa

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity. – G.B. Shaw

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. – Will Durant

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Politics and Leadership Quotes

A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. – John F. Kennedy

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, “What a dust do I raise!” – Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. – Great Law of the Iroquois

There is a tide in the affairs of men. – Julius Caesar

The truth is treason in the Empire of Lies. – Ron Paul

One should not focus on the differences between people but look for commonality and similarity. – Theodore Levitt

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. – Ronald Reagan

Superficial goals lead to superficial results. – Attila the Hun

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill

Honor is doing the right thing, even when nobody is looking. – Unknown

If a man is to shed the light of the Sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. – Romain Rolland

Civil disobedience, that’s not our problem. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. – Howard Zinn

Man is free at the instant he wants to be. – Voltaire

Great ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why great ideas are initially resisted. – Hugh MacLeod

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. – Theodore Roosevelt

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Laozi

If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me! – Francois De La Rochefoucauld

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others. – Norman Shidle

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. – Vince Lombardi

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. – Aristoteles

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. – Jim Rohn

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. – Plato

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. – Isaac Asimov

Fate Quotes

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. – Marcus Aurelius

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. – Voltaire

Men are not prisoners of Fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin Roosevelt

Fate QuotesHow a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is. – Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. – Carl Jung

As we move through life, the force of fate creates events that we only appreciate when we reflect on our existence. – Ronald Harmon

When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade. – Dale Carnegie

I have found power in the mysteries of thought, exaltation in the changing of the Muses … I have been versed in the reasonings of men but Fate is stronger than anything I have known. – Euripides

Religion and Death Quotes

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. – Mother Teresa

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating… and you finish off as an orgasm. – George Carlin

Truth, in its struggles for recognition, passes through four distinct stages. First, we say it is damnable, dangerous, disorderly, and will surely disrupt society. Second, we declare it is heretical, infidelic and contrary to the Bible. Third, we say it is really a matter of no importance either one way or the other. Fourth, we aver that we have always upheld it and believed it. – Elbert Hubbard

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. – Voltaire

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. – Thomas Paine

religion and death quotesTime is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Louis Hector Berlioz

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box. – Italian Proverb

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. – Carl Sagan

Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s? – Nietzsche

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon

The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr. – Prophet Muhammad

I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mohandas Gandhi

Lighthouses are more helpful then churches. – Benjamin Franklin

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. – George Bernard Shaw

Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. – Anonymous

It is always darkest just before the day dawneth. – Thomas Fuller, 1650

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. – Unknown

Quotes and Observations

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” ~Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then, I repeat myself. ~Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. ~Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ~George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. ~G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. ~James Bovard, (Civil Libertarian, 1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. ~Douglas Casey *Bill Clinton’s Classmate at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. ~P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. ~Frederic Bastiat, French Economist, 1801-1850

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.~Ronald Reagan 1986

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. ~Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! ~P.J. O’Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ~Voltaire 1764

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! ~Pericles 430 B.C.

No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. ~Mark Twain 1866

Talk is cheap except when Congress does it. ~Unknown

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. ~Ronald Reagan

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. ~Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. ~Mark Twain

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. ~Herbert Spencer English Philosopher 1820-1903

There is no distinctly Native American criminal class …save Congress. ~Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. ~Edward Langley Artist,1928-1995

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. ~Thomas Jefferson

25 Quotes on Bold

1. “Be bold when others are scared.”-Thomas J. Powell

2. “We’re getting really bold now. We’ll just go right up to someone and ask them.” –Christine Richerds

3. “We need to be visionary; we have to be bold.” –Angela Hunt

4. “I knew I had to do something bold to get myself noticed.” –Kathleen Hynes

5. ” Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” – Helen Keller

6. “Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.” –Herbert Spencer

7. “Our solutions must be beyond anything we have ever considered, … We should not be afraid to try bold new approaches.” –Mary Landrieu

8. “The Bold and the Beautiful.” –Eddie Cibrian

9. “Fortune befriends the bold.” –Emily Dickinson

10. “Freedom lies in being bold.” –Robert Frost

11. “Boldness be my friend.” –William Shakespeare

12. “How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.” –William Wordsworth

13. “Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” –Alan Alda

14. “Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.” –Brad Henry

15. “No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.”-Isaac Newton

16. “Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms.” –Anthony Storr

17. “Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure.” –Matt Blunt

18. “Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.” –Voltaire

19. “Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. –Aristophanes

20. “Freedom lies in being bold.” –Robert Frost

21. “How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.” – Sigmund Freud

22. “Realize that ultimate success comes from opportunistic, bold move which by definition, cannot be planned.” – Ross Johnson

23. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

24. “It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

25. “The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it’s boldness.” –Victor Hugo

Famous People Quotes #4

“He who has a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

“Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

“I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)

“He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.” – H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.” – Ian L. Fleming (1908-1964)

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” – J. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

“Facts are the enemy of truth.” – Don Quixote – “Man of La Mancha”

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.” – Anais Nin (1903-1977)

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

“I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.” – Frederick (II) the Great

“Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.” – Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

“Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.” – George Eliot (1819-1880)

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
– Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)

“Black holes are where God divided by zero.” – Steven Wright

“I’ve had a wonderful time, but this wasn’t it.” – Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney (1901-1966)

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” – Vince Lombardi

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.” – James Branch Cabell

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” – John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)

“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” – Umberto Eco

“Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.” – Jimmy Durante

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Famous Quotes

– “I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.” – Walt Disney

– “In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” – Andy Warhol

– “My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.” – Andy Warhol

– “I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is «In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.»” – Andy Warhol

– “I didn’t know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he’d be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much… that I had a hard time painting him.” – Norman Rockwell

– “Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else.” – Orson Welles

– “Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.” – Bill O’Reilly

– “What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.” – Voltaire

– “The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I’m going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America.” – John McCain

– “Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments.” – Marilyn vos Savant

– “A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.” – P. J. O’Rourke

– “When I started out, I didn’t have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.” – Katharine Hepburn

– “I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.” – Stephen Colbert

– “When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That’s what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was You’re a Big Boy Now.” – Francis Ford Coppola

– “We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

– “Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.” – George Bernard Shaw

– “People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.” – Jerry Lewis

– “Any idiot can get laid when they’re famous. That’s easy. It’s getting laid when you’re not famous that takes some talent.” – Kevin Bacon

– “Nothing in life prepares you to be famous.” – Jeff Foxworthy