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.

A man is what he thinks about all day long.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.     

Italian Proverb

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.     

Marcus Aurelius

What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us. What we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal.     

Albert Pike

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.     

Flora Whittemore

My life is my message.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Never be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.     

Robert Frost

A true test of character isn't how you are on your best days but how you act on your worst days.     


Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.     

Robert F. Kennedy

Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes. But when you look back, everything is different?     

C.S. Lewis

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.     

Abraham Lincoln

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.     

John Shedd

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.     

Anais Nin

You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.     

Winston Churchill

The best things in life are unseen, thats why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, and dream.     

Helen Keller

Great men are not born great, they grow great.     

Mario Puzo

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.     


Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage not weakness.     


One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.     

Sigmund Freud

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.     

Mary Tyler Moore