Three Sayings and Quotes

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

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of man.     


Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.     


The writer has three sources: imagination, observation, and experience.     

William Faulkner

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.     

Chris Rock

Three essential virtues are patient, loyalty and kindness.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

The three most important virtues are humility, humility, and humility.     

Bernard of Clairvaux

It is quite right what they say: the three most beautiful sights in the world are a ship in full sail, a galloping horse, and a woman dancing.     

Honoré de Balzac

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.     

Denis Diderot

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.     

Benjamin Franklin

Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.     


Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.     

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

There are only three forms of high art: the symphony, the illustrated children's book and the board game.     

Brian K. Vaughan

There are three things you need to be a good writer: you need to read a lot, you need to write a lot, and you need a lot of feedback.     

Clay Shirky

It takes three years to be an overnight success, sometimes more.     

Seth Godin

Three things you should never break: Promises, trust, and someone's heart.     


The three things you can offer your children to change them: attention, appreciation and affection.     

Deepak Chopra

A great woman has three identities: a lovely daughter, a passionate lover, and a kind mother.     

Debasish Mridha

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.     

Henry James

He who can make distinction in God without number or quantity, knows that the three persons of the Trinity are one God.     

Meister Eckhart

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.     

Christopher Morley

The three essentials for great preaching are: truth, clarity, and passion.     

G. Campbell Morgan

Three great actions; explore, experiment and experience.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Survival can be summed up in three words never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.     

Bear Grylls

The three great pillars of life; hope, faith and love. The greatest is love.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Three duties of every Christian are giving, praying, and fasting.     

Jentezen Franklin

The first fundamental law of the universe is the law of three forces, of three principles, or , as it is often called, the law of three. According to this law every action, every phenomenon in all worlds without exception, is the result of a simultaneous action of three forces- the positive, the negative, and the neutralizing.     

G. I. Gurdjieff

There are three constants in life change, choice and principles.     

Stephen Covey

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.     

Reba McEntire

Three essential keys faith, hope and love will open the heavens door.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action.     

Chiang Kai-shek