Few quotes from exceptional lives

Here are 19 insightful quotes from people who lived exceptional lives.

  • “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “You can never plan the future by the past.” —Edmund Burke
  • “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” —Dalai Lama
  • “Lost time is never found again.” —Benjamin Franklin
  • “He that respects himself is safe from others.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” —Robert Frost
  • “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” —Elbert Hubbard
  • “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” —Nelson Mandela
  • “Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” —C. S. Lewis
  • “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” —John D. Rockefeller
  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle
  • “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.” —George C. Marshall
  • “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” —Henry Van Dyke
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln
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