Almost Sayings and Quotes

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

The hardest word to swallow is almost.     

R.Y.S. Perez

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing layout, processes, and procedures.     

Tom Peters

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.     

W. H. Auden

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.     

Albert Pike

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.     

Thomas Carlyle

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.     

George Santayana

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Almost everything that's made conventionally is also grown organically.     

Rod Moyer

Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.     

Victor Hugo

It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.     

E. T. A. Hoffmann

Almost dying is awfully easy. It's the living that's hard.     

Jennifer L. Holm

Almost everyone is dying to leave home, eventually; and almost everyone needs to.     

John Irving

Almost everybody embraces life.     

Elizabeth Edwards

Almost anything is possible with time.     

Jane Austen

Almost all life depends on probabilities.     


Almost everything in leadership comes back to relationships.     

Mike Krzyzewski

Almost everyone can do or be something for someone else in need.     

Joy F. Evans

Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.     

A. E. Housman

In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.     


Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.     

Denis Waitley

The most important things in your life are almost always impossible to predict.     

Joe Meno

Almost every important choice in our lives is really just an expression of hope.     

John Twelve Hawks

Almost everything that is great has been done by youth.     

Benjamin Disraeli