100 famous quotes

100 famous quotes

100 famous quotes and aphorisms
100 famous quotes and aphorisms

100 famous quotes and aphorisms, a great selection of memorable immortal quotes from authors of all times edited for the World of English by Carl William Brown

Time is very slow for those who wait; very fast for those who are scared; very long for those who lament; very short for those who celebrate; but for those who love, time is eternal.
William Shakespeare

I don’t care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
Michel de Montaigne

If you live long enough, you’ll see that every victory turns into a defeat.
Simone de Beauvoir

Man is the most intelligent of the animals, and the most silly.
Diogenes

It is better to act and repent than not to act and regret.
Niccolò Macchiavelli

Being a scholar of stupidity, how might I avoid to thank a lot of people for their existence.
Carl William Brown

Why look for conspiracy when stupidity can explain so much.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you want to change the world, take a pen and write.
Martin Luther

History teaches, but has no pupils.
Antonio Gramsci

No artist tolerates reality.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feeling?
Diogenes

Anything that costs your peace is too expensive.
Anonymous

When the whole world is running headlong towards the precipice, one who walks in the opposite direction is looked at as being crazy.
T. S. Eliot

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
Alexander the Great

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
Confucius

100 great famous quotes
100 great famous quotes

Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable.
Epictetus

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.
John Locke

The aim of philosophy is to show the fly the way out of the bottle.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Friedrich Nietzsche

We are all leaves of one tree. We are all waves of one sea.
Thich Nhat Hanh

It is very unfair to judge any body’s conduct, without an intimate knowledge of their situation.
Jane Austen

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Bertrand Russell

Laws are like spider’s webs: If some poor weak creature comes up against them, it is caught; but a big one can break through and get away.
Solon

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
Aristotle

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Don’t waste your time to fight with egos and small minds.
Anonymous

Evil people always support each other; that is their chief strength.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflections.
Thomas Paine

100 famous great aphorisms
100 famous great aphorisms

Nowadays in the world journalists sell themselves better than newspapers.
Carl William Brown

Whoever does not respect life, does not deserve it.
Leonardo da Vinci

Love me or hate me, both are in my favor… If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart… If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.
William Shakespeare

When you fear something, learn as much about it as you can. Knowledge conquers fear.
Edmund Burke

You cannot give to people what they are incapable of receiving.
Agatha Christie

Don’t be overheard complaining; not even to yourself.
Marcus Aurelius

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.
Karl Popper

Nothing forces us to know what we do not want to know, except pain.
Aeschylus

Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.
Pythagoras

The greatest mind are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
Rene Descartes

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
Plato

Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
David Hume

Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmily under your belt, that’s real power.
Clint Eastwood

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Best Quotes on Books
Best Quotes on Books

Pleasures, when they go beyond a certain limit, are but punishment.
Marcus Aurelius

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Jean de La Bruyère

Beautiful faces are everywhere but beautiful minds are hard to find.
Anonymous

I’m responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.
Osho

Nobody dies a virgin. Life fucks us all.
Kurt Cobain

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.
Henrik Ibsen

A friend to all is a friend to none.
Aristotle

Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.
Lao Tzu

It takes two years to learn to speak and fifty to learn to be silent.
Ernest Hemingway

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost

One beautiful heart is better than thousand beautiful faces.
William Shakespeare

Nothing is more securely lodged than the ignorance of the experts.
Friedrich August von Hayek

I could not understand why men who knew all about good and evil could hate and kill each other.
Mary Shelley

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
Lao Tzu

Short glossary of literary terms
Short glossary of literary terms

A fool is known by his speech, and a wise man by silence.
Pythagoras

The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest.
Democritus

You will never go ahead by blaming your problems on other people.
Willie Nelson

A library is a hospital for the mind.
Anonymous

Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.
Voltaire

The reward of suffering is experience.
Aeschylus

There can be no positive result through negative attitude. Think positive. Live positive.
Albert Einstein

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Aristotle

Pay attention when you compare yourself to others, in fact no one can act your role better or worse than you.
Carl William Brown

Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
Voltaire

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Honesty without kindness is brutality, and kindness without honesty is manipulation.
Anonymous

Not all of the past passes; something inside us is always present.
Giovanni Soriano

A man who cannot command himself will always be a slave.
Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Marcus Aurelius

Top 100 great universal quotes
Top 100 great universal quotes

I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
Baruch Spinoza

But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

No one stays with you permanently, so learn to survive alone.
Anonymous

I am close to those who do not appreciate me, and to those who do not consider me in the most appropriate way, I am in fact aware that human stupidity is an ugly beast, and therefore deserves all my understanding.
Carl William Brown

It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus

Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Carl Gustav Jung

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others. Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes.
Anonymous

I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.
Clint Eastwood

We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves.
Galileo Galilei

A strong man stants up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others.
Sam Elliott

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

The highest degree of a medicine is love.
Paracelsus

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
Plautus

Men are not only together when they are with each other, even the distant and the dead live with us.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

100 famous great quotes
100 famous great quotes

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

A wise man doesn’t say every single thing he thinks, but thinks every single thing he says.
Rumi

The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.
Mark Twain

Don’t judge each day for the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert L. Stevenson

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
Aesop

Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, worst days give you lessons, and best days give you memories.
Anonymous

The Russians, with their president Putrid, have always considered the Ukrainians as brothers; perhaps this is why, to testify the stupidity of the human race, and in this case the imbecility of the ethnic groups of those territories, who are massacring each other!
Carl William Brown

People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
Harper Lee

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.
Rumi

You can’t solve problems unless you face them.
Bob Mrley

It is better to be silent than to dispute with the ignorant.
Pythagoras

Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

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