Unlocking Wisdom: 50 Famous Quotes in English That Will Inspire You

In the vast expanse of the English language, few things resonate as powerfully as the wisdom encapsulated in well-curated quotes. These distilled sentences, stemming from lifetimes of experience and insight, have the unparalleled ability to inspire, provoke thought, and offer solace. As we embark on this journey of ‘Unlocking Wisdom’, we don’t merely peruse a list of quotes. Instead, we venture deep into the minds of some of history’s most profound thinkers, artists, and leaders, deciphering life’s myriad facets through their lens. From the poignant reflections of Maya Angelou to the timeless wit of Oscar Wilde, these quotations serve as signposts, guiding us through the complexities of existence and enriching our understanding of the world. Ready to be inspired? Let’s unlock the treasure trove of wisdom that awaits.

Name Source Quote
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings “When you know better, you do better.”
Albert Einstein (Attributed, no specific source) “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Martin Luther King Jr. Speech in Santa Rita, California “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.”
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Attributed, no specific source) “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Theodore Roosevelt (Attributed, no specific source) “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
Eleanor Roosevelt This is My Story “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
Vince Lombardi (Attributed, no specific source) “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
Mark Twain Following the Equator “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
Zig Ziglar (Attributed, no specific source) “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Helen Keller The Story of My Life “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
Oprah Winfrey (Attributed, no specific source) “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich “The starting point of all achievement is desire.”
Walt Disney (Attributed, no specific source) “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Les Brown Live Your Dreams “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”
Maya Angelou Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
Napoleon Hill The Law of Success “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Vince Lombardi (Attributed, no specific source) “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”
Mark Twain The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
Michael Jordan (Attributed, no specific source) “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
John Wooden Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court “Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
Michael Phelps (Attributed, no specific source) “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”
Oprah Winfrey What I Know For Sure “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Nelson Mandela (Attributed, no specific source) “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Albert Einstein (Attributed, no specific source) “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
Henry Ford (Attributed, no specific source) “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”
Helen Keller (Attributed, no specific source) “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Albert Einstein (Attributed, no specific source) “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
Oprah Winfrey (Attributed, no specific source) “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Martin Luther King Jr. (Attributed, no specific source) “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Nelson Mandela (Attributed, no specific source) “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Mahatma Gandhi (Attributed, no specific source) “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mother Teresa (Attributed, no specific source) “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
John Lennon (Attributed, no specific source) “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
Mahatma Gandhi (Attributed, no specific source) “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mother Teresa (Attributed, no specific source) “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Winston Churchill (Attributed, no specific source) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Oscar Wilde (Attributed, no specific source) “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
William Shakespeare Hamlet “To be, or not to be: that is the question.”
Albert Einstein (Attributed, no specific source) “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”
Vincent Van Gogh (Attributed, no specific source) “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”
John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”
Mahatma Gandhi (Attributed, no specific source) “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (Attributed, no specific source) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”
Isaac Newton (Attributed, no specific source) “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
Mother Teresa (Attributed, no specific source) “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”


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