Framing Sayings and Quotes

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

Live the moment. Cherish the present. Anticipate the future. Frame the yesteryear.     


Framing the issue of work-life balance - as if the two were dramatically opposed - practically ensures work will lose out. Who would ever choose work over life?     

Sheryl Sandberg

Frame thy mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms, and lengthens life.     

William Shakespeare

The framing of a problem is often far more essential than its solution.     

Albert Einstein

One doesn't stop seeing. One doesn't stop framing. It doesn't turn off and turn on. It's on all the time.     

Annie Leibovitz

Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.     

William Shakespeare

We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation. But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time.     

William J. Brennan, Jr.

In framing a system, which we wish to last for ages, we should not lose sight of the changes which ages will produce.     

James Madison

Life only has narrative when we frame it and edit it and call it certain things.     

Peter Landesman

Unfortunately, simplistic framing of problems leads to simplistic answers.     

Mariana Mazzucato

The day that each person willingly accepts himself or herself for who he or she is and acknowledges the uniqueness of God's framing process marks the beginning of a journey to seeing the handiwork of God in each life.     

Ravi Zacharias

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.     

Thomas Hardy

You can frame a moment. But you can´t frame life.     

Armin Houman

The framing of how we relate to each other within and across social media platforms will continue to become more sophisticated and nuanced in their expression of how we structure our relationships in our real world lives.     

Simon Mainwaring

Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

Create with the heart; build with the mind.     

Criss Jami

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.     

Alexander Hamilton

The thing framed says that nothing framed it; the tongue never made itself to speak, and yet talks against him that did; saying that which is made, is, and that which made it, is not. But this folly is infinite as hell, as much without light or bound as the chaos or the primitive nothing.     

Jeremy Taylor

The line is a way of framing poetry. All verse is measured by lines. The poetic line immediately announces its difference from everyday speech and prose.     

Edward Hirsch