Crushing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crushing quotes, crushing sayings, and crushing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.     

Mark Zukerberg

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.     

Vladimir Lenin

Hope can be the most wonderful thing in the world or it can crush your heart like an eggshell.     

Harlan Coben

A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer's block.     

Ryan Lilly

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.     

Michael Jordan

Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.     


The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.     

Joseph Addison

It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.     

Abraham Lincoln

Your dreams come crushing down when you tow the wrong path by looking at what others are doing. The Milky Way Galaxy would have been crushed down by now if each planet had left its own orbit to revolve elsewhere!     

Israelmore Ayivor

To crush fear doesn't mean you eliminate it; crushing fear means you literally crush it down into smaller, more manageable parts and tackle one piece at a time.     

Richie Norton

The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don't turn against him, they crush those beneath them.     

Emily Bronte

A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.     

George Bernard Shaw