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.
Quotabulary Staff
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
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.