Famous Quotes in English for Every Occasion

The English language, with its rich history and diverse influences, has given us a plethora of memorable quotes. These sayings, distilled from various epochs and cultures, resonate with universal truths and emotions. Whether you’re seeking solace, motivation, humor, or reflection, our curated list of famous quotes offers the perfect words for every occasion. Let these timeless expressions illuminate your moments and conversations.

Name Language Quote
William Shakespeare English “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.”
John Kennedy English “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
Woody Allen English “Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.”
Jean-Paul Sartre French “Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
Rene Descartes French “The preservation of health should be the first study of one who is of any worth to oneself.”
Winston Churchill English “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Albert Einstein English “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.”
Eleanor Roosevelt English “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
J. R. R. Tolkien English “Not all gold glitters, not all those who wander are lost.”
Benjamin Franklin English “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Theodore Roosevelt English “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Neil Armstrong English “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
Friedrich Nietzsche German “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”
Abraham Lincoln English “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Mahatma Gandhi English “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
William Shakespeare English “Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”
Oscar Wilde English “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”
Martin Luther King Jr. English “The time is always right to do what is right.”
Nelson Mandela English “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson English “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Mark Twain English “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Albert Einstein English “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Helen Keller English “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
Vince Lombardi English “The price of success is hard work, dedication, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
Maya Angelou English “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
Abraham Lincoln English “It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.”
Walt Whitman English “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.”
Oscar Wilde English “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
Booker T. Washington English “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
Mahatma Gandhi English “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
Abraham Lincoln English “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Mark Twain English “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
André Gide French “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson English “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Helen Keller English “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.”
Aristotle Ancient Greek “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Stephen R. Covey English “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
Martin Luther King Jr. English “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
William Shakespeare English “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
Helen Keller English “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Nelson Mandela English “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Walt Disney English “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Henry Ford English “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
Wayne Gretzky English “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Michael Jordan English “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
Thomas Edison English “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Amelia Earhart English “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
Confucius Chinese “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”
Winston Churchill English “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Isaac Newton English “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”