Meaningful Sayings and Quotes

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


There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.     

Aldous Huxley

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Life’s burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Aristotle

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.

Shing Xiong

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.

Mencius

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.

James Dean

Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make profit is without value.

Arthur Miller

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Kahlil Gibran

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

The thinking that got us to where we are is not the thinking that will get us to where we want to be.     

Albert Einstein

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.     

Robert Schuller

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.     

Confucius

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A.A Milne

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching

Randall G Leighton

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.      

Jonathan Swift

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.     

Albert Einstein

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.      

Mahatma Gandhi

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Kierkegaard

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

Maria Robinson

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.     

Confucius

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

Abraham Lincoln

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.

Grace Hansen

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.     

St. Basil

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

Where there is love there is life.     

Mahatma Gandhi

You are not a product of your circumstances but a product of your decisions

Maya Angelou

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.     

Plato

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