Gate Sayings and Quotes

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

We dismounted from our horses at the West gate of the City, called Joppa gate; which is a very strong gate of Iron, with thirteen pieces of Brasse-ordinance planted on the wall about the gate.     

William Biddulph

Enter through a narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.     

Matthew 7:13-14

The gate of death is the gate of exit; the gate of Heaven is the gate of entrance; but these two are so close together that as the one shuts, the other opens.     

James Campbell

I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids. Sprouting despondently at area gates.     

T.S. Eliot

Death ...openeth the gate to good fame and extinguisheth envy.     

Francis Bacon

By His ascension Our Lord enters heaven and keeps the door open for humanity.     

Oscar Chambers

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Never open the door to the lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.     

Baltasar Gracian

He who welcomes the camel driver needs a big gate.     

Turkish Proverb

Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.     

Irish Proverb

If we are in a good mood when we get up in the morning, if there is a warm-hearted feeling within, automatically our inner door is opened for that day.     

Dalai Lama

Any big league starter who hits .200 shouldn't be where he is. He ought to be waiting outside the gate to get in the park.     

Satchel Paige

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.     

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

The knowledge of words is the gate of scholarship.     

John Wilson

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.     

Khalil Gibran

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.     

Bertrand Russell

Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of the spirit.     

Rudolf Steiner

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.     

D.H. Lawrence

If you close your door to the world of books, the gates of the world of ignorance automatically opens and quickly pulls you inside!     

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Wherever you are in life, you have come there either because some doors are not opened or some doors are opened!     

Mehmet Murat İldan

There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.     

David Herbert Lawrence

The hardest thing to find in life is balance - especially, the more success you have, the more you look to the other side of the gate.     

Celine Dion

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.     

John Lubbock

Hell and heaven are within you, both gates are within you. When you are behaving unconsciously there is the gate of hell; when you become alert and conscious, there is the gate of heaven.     


The gate of heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.     

Elizabeth Ann Seton

In the gates of eternity, the black band and the white hand hold each other with an equal clasp.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

If the golden gate of preferment is not usually opened to men of real merit, persons of no worth have entered it in a most extraordinary manner.     

Isaac D'Israeli

The success gate is far at the end of the long failure corridor. Keep moving no matter how many potholes you step into. You will get there with time!     

Israelmore Ayivor

A gate to nature is a gate to heaven!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Every doorway, every intersection has a story.     

Katherine Dunn

Heaven's gates are not so highly arched as princes' palaces; they that enter there must go upon their knees.     

Daniel Webster

The gate of heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.     

Elizabeth Ann Seton

The door can never be closed for good to any player.     

Zinedine Zidane

If the gates are open, walk in; if the gates are close, find a way and move in!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

When the gate drops, it's time to try and execute the best you can.     

Nate Holland

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.     

Alexander Graham Bell