The World Sayings and Quotes

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

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.     

Mark Twain

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.     

Albert Einstein

Be a lover of the world, it is the only way to survive in it.     


The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.     

Henry Miller

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.     

Albert Einstein

The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.     

Natalie Kocsis

The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.     

George Bernard Shaw

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.     

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.     

Bede Jarrett

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.     

Paul Dirac

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.     


The world is not in any sense in danger from itself. The world is in fact not in any danger at all. It is we who are in danger.     

Daniel Quinn

The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.     

Martin Buber

The world in which we were called to exist was an absurd world, and there was no other in which we could take refuge.     

Albert Camus

The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get fout of it alive.     

W. C. Fields

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.     

Horace Traubel

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.     

Lord Chesterfield

The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

The world knows nothing of its greatest men.     

Sir Henry Taylor

The world is a stage; each plays his part, and receives his portion.     

Guillaume De Salluste Du Bartas

The world's a stage where God's omnipotence, His justice, knowledge, love and providence, Do act the parts.     

Guillaume De Salluste Du Bartas

But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes.     

Benjamin Franklin

The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it.     

Carlo Goldoni

The world's a theatre, the earth a stage, which God and nature do with actors fill.     

John Heywood

This world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, and if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.     

Gerald Massey

The world is but a perpetual see-saw.     

Michel de Montaigne

The world is large, when its weary leagues two loving hearts divide; But the world is small, when your enemy is loose on the other side.     

John Boyle O'Reilly

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful - an endless prospect of magic and wonder.     

Ansel Adams

The world is not something to understand. Instead, you just adapt to it.     

Na Taejoo

The world is like a dropped pie most of the time. Don't kill yourself trying to put it back together. Just grab a fork and eat some of it off the floor. Then carry on.     

Elizabeth Gilbert