Title Sayings and Quotes

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

The only thing a title can buy is a little time-either to increase your level of influence with others or to undermine it.     

John C. Maxwell

It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession.     

Leon Askin

Titles are too “thin” for the nineteenth century.     


The longer the title, the less important the job.     

George Mcgovern

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

Titles or organizational structures, that's not the lens through which we see our peers.     

Jonathan Ive

When you title yourself, you immediately lend yourself to all kinds of pretension.     

Henry Rollins

The three highest titles that can be given a man are those of martyr, hero, saint.     


High titles debase, instead of elevate, those who know not how to support them.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

A man's name, title, and rank are artificial and impermanent; they do nothing to reveal what he really is, even to himself.     

Jean Giraudoux

Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.     

Thomas Paine

The title is one of the most important things. It is the first thing that people read.     

Robert Munsch

An abstract title suggests another value to the subject, perhaps an artistic quality that sets the viewers' sensitivities into action.     

Robert Genn

Titles do not count with posterity.     

Thomas Paine

A good title holds magic, some cognitive dissonance, a little grit between the teeth, but above all it is the jumping-off place into wonder.     

Barbara Kingsolver

No matter your title, people will not follow you if they don't trust you.     

John C. Maxwell

Titles distinguish the mediocre, embarrass the superior, and are disgraced by the inferior.     

George Bernard Shaw

The whole title by which you possess your property, is not a title of nature but of a human institution.     

Blaise Pascal

At the end of the day, the position is just a position, a title is just a title, and those things come and go. It's really your essence and your values that are important.     

Queen Rania of Jordan

Any titles, money, or privilege you inherit are actually hindrances. They delude you into believing you are owed respect.     

Robert Greene

Titles are like a magicians wand which circumscribe human facility and prevent us from living the lives of man.     

Thomas Paine

One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.     

Jim Demint

If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity, we have used them again because they are the eternal symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.     

Mark Rothko

Titles have never given a just idea of things; were it otherwise, the work would be superfluous.     

Gustave Courbet

Being named among the best at something is special and beautiful. But if there are no titles, nothing is won.     

Lionel Messi

Titles of honor are like the impressions on coins, which add no value to gold or silver, but only render brass current.     

Laurence Sterne

Titles are valuable; they make us acquainted with many persons who otherwise would be lost among the rubbish.     

Josh Billings

Titles are of no value to posterity; the name of a man who has achieved great deeds imposes more respect than any or all epithets.     


Titles are marks of honest men, and wise; The fool or knave that wears a title lies.     

Edward Young

A good title should be like a good metaphor. It should intrigue without being too baffling or too obvious.     

Walker Percy