Precious Sayings and Quotes

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

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.     

Marcus Aurelius

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.     

Denis Waitley

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.      


Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.     

Oscar Wilde

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.     

Benjamin Franklin

The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.     


My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.     

Helen Keller

I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.     

Oprah Winfrey

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.     

Maxim Gorky

Truth is life's most precious commodity.      

Edwin Louis Cole

More precious is want with honesty than wealth with infamy.      

Thomas Wentworth

The most precious of all possessions is power over ourselves.      

John Locke

There is precious instruction to be got by finding we were wrong.      

Thomas Carlyle

An enemy is indeed a precious teacher.      

Dalai Lama

Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.     

Mitch Albom

Some things are more precious because they don't last long.     

Oscar Wilde

Genius, like gold and precious stones, is chiefly prized because of its rarity.     

Mark Twain

A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.     


Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst.     

John Piper

The things that are most precious to us are sometimes the most secret.     

Ally Carter

Life every man holds dear but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.     

William Shakespeare

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.     

Maya Angelou

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

The search for truth is more precious than its possession.     

Albert Einstein

Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.     

Emily Bronte

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.     

Steve Jobs

The gift of life is so precious that we should feel an obligation to pay back the universe for the gift of being alive.     

Ray Bradbury

Your wealth can be stolen, but the precious riches buried deep in your soul cannot.     

Minnie Riperton

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.     

Hazrat Inayat Khan

The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest.      

Victor Hugo