Powerful Sayings and Quotes

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

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

G.T. Shedd

If you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for life.     

Eckhart Tolle

If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are a slave.     

Dr Wayne Dyer

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.     


Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.     

Viktor Frankl

If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.     

Jim Kwik

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.     

Dorothy Height

Too many people buy things they don't need with money they don't have to impress people they don't like.     

Dave Ramsey

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.     

Bil Keane

No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.     

Tony Robbins

Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?     

Abraham Lincoln

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.     


You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.     

Edwin Louis Cole

No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.     

William Hazlitt

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

It has been said that a person may have ten years of experience, or one year of experience repeated ten times.     

Yukiso Yamamoto

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Learn from Yesterday, live for Today, hope for Tomorrow.     

Albert Einstein

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.     

Viktor Frankl

Be like the flower that gives fragrance even to the hand that crushes it.     

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.     

W.B. Yeats

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.     

Steve Jobs

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.     

Dmund Hillary

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.     

Helen Keller

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.     

rancois de La Rochefoucauld

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson