Quotes by Famous People

Discover the best of the best quotes by famous people. Famous people have always facinated me and inspired me. I hope you enjoy this collection of quotes.

Quotes by Famous People Index

Barack Obama
Benjamin Franklin
Dalai Lama
Deepak Chopra
Dr Seuss
Eleanor Roosevelt
Mahatama Gandhi
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Maya Angelou
Mother Teresa
Muhammad Ali
Napoleon Hill
Oprah Winfrey
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stephen Covey
Vince Lombardi
Walt Disney
Wayne Dyer
Zig Ziglar

Editor's Favorite Famous People Quotes

This section contains a handful of the editor’s favorite famous people quotes. To find a larger selection of quotes by famous people, look at the Quotes by Famous People Index and select the link for your favorite famous person.

"One voice can change a room
and if one voice can change a room
then it can change a city
and if it can change a city
it can change a state
and if it can change a state
it can change a nation
and if it can change a nation
it chan change the world".
~ Barack Obama

"There is not a liberal America
and a conservative America
- there is the United States of America.
There is not a black America
and a white America
and latino America
and asian America
- there's the United States of America."
~ Barack Obama

"A penny saved is a penny earned."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"Time is money."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
~ Dalai Lama

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
~ Dalai Lama

"Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born."
~ Deepak Chopra

"Within every desire is the mechanics of its fulfillment."
~ Deepak Chopra

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
~ Dr. Seuss

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
~ Dr. Seuss

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome."
~ Maya Angelou

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
~ Maya Angelou

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
~ Maya Angelou

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

"We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
~ Mother Teresa

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
~ Mother Teresa

"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams and they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do and they all contain truths."
~ Muhammad Ali

"What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." ~ Napoleon Hill

"The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who'll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus."
~ Oprah Winfrey

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every wall is a door."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground."
~ Stephen Covey

"Live, love, laugh, leave a legacy."
~ Stephen Covey

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."
~ Vince Lombardi

"If you can dream it, you can do it."
~ Walt Disney

"If you knew who walked beside you at all times, on the path that you have chosen, you could never experience fear or doubt again."
~ Wayne Dyer

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having success in your life."
~ Wayne Dyer

"The purpose of dancing isn't to end up at a particular spot on the floor. The purpose of dancing and of life is to enjoy every moment and every step, regardless of where you are when the music ends."
~ Wayne Dyer

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