Quotes by Famous People

Quotes by Famous People

Has it ever happened that when you were very depressed or feeling low, you have received some kind of consolation or strength from a famous quote? This has happened with me more than once; a relevant quote has given me enough strength and courage to face life, face myself, and also be prepared for bad situations.
While introspecting ourselves, it seems that quotes provide courage and strength probably because our subconscious mind tells us something like- "I am not the only person who is going through a crisis, other people have gone through more." The process of catharsis gives rise to a feeling of well-being. Following are some quotes by famous people, that might help you to get some mental strength, and you can also use them to give a little encouragement to others.

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ― Martin Luther King Jr.

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." ― Napoleon Bonaparte

"Men willingly believe what they wish." ― Julius Caesar

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." ― William Shakespeare, "Hamlet"

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." ― George Bernard Shaw

"By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher." ― Socrates

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions." ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

"It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way." ― Aristotle

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." ― Aristotle

"Discretion in speech is more than eloquence." ― Sir Francis Bacon

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention." ― Sir Francis Bacon

"Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." ― Samuel Butler

"Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form." ― Karl Marx

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." ― Nelson Mandela

"A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic." ― Joseph Stalin

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery." ― H. G. Wells

"What luck for rulers that men do not think." ― Adolf Hitler

"Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ― Albert Einstein

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it." ― Oscar Wilde

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." ― Abraham Lincoln

"People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only
if there is light from within." ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

"The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart." ― Helen Keller

"For what is Mysticism? It is not the attempt to draw near to God,
not by rites or ceremonies, but by inward disposition?
Is it not merely a hard word for 'The Kingdom of Heaven is within'?
Heaven is neither a place nor a time." ― Florence Nightingale

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it." ― George Bernard Shaw

All the above quotes can give you inspiration, improve your life, and also help you to be a better person.