Favor Sayings and Quotes

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

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.      

Theodore Roosevelt

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.      

Elon Musk

The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success. Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/jack_canfield_637636     

Jack Canfield

Chance favors the prepared mind.      

Louis Pasteur

Friends don't count the cost of favors.      

Laurell K. Hamilton

No favor can win gratitude from a cat.      

Jean de la Fontaine

A favor is never so long-lived as a grudge.      

Lucy Maud Montgomery

No wind favors he who has no destined port.      

Michel de Montaigne

This is a universe that does not favor the timid.      


Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.      

John Churton Collins

Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.      


One person can bring favor to many during the storm.      

Beth Moore

The friendship of a great man is a favor of the gods.      

Napoleon Bonaparte

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.      

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.     

Thomas A. Edison

Fortune does favor the bold and you'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try.     

Sheryl Sandberg

Fortune and love favor the brave.      


The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air.      

Rabindranath Tagore

He who boasts of a favor bestowed, would like it back again.      

Publilius Syrus

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.     

Mark Twain

That man is worthless who knows how to receive a favor, but not how to return one.     


It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.     


The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.      

Thomas Sowell

There is no safety in regaining the favor of an enemy     

Publilius Syrus

Favor and honor sometimes fall more fitly on those who do not desire them.      


If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.      

Dag Hammarskjold

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.      

Brian Tracy

The odds will always favor the man with a plan.     

Ziad K. Abdelnour

To refuse graciously is to confer a favor.      

Publilius Syrus