Beautiful, short and famous phrases: the 100 best in history

Beautiful, short and famous phrases: the 100 best in history

A collection of beautiful, short and famous phrases. Short but full of meaning, these phrases will give you the right energy to face any challenge and difficulty in life.

Aphorisms are very powerful. On the surface, they seem like just a juxtaposition of words, but when you reflect on them, they reveal powerful concepts that resonate with your inner being. After all, there is a reason someone "quoted" these words :).


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Beautiful, short and famous phrases:
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A falling tree makes more noise than a growing forest. - Lao Tzu

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Lev Tolstoy

It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubts. - Mark Twain

The one who asks is stupid for a minute, the one who doesn't ask is stupid for life. - Confucius

A man who dares to waste even an hour of his time has not discovered the value of life. - Charles Darwin

Do what you feel is right in your heart, as you will be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, damned if you don't. - Eleanor Roosevelt

If you don't remember that love ever made you do the smallest thing crazy, then you didn't love. - William Shakespeare

Some say that rain is bad, but they don't know that it allows you to turn your head up high with your face covered in tears. - Jim Morrison

If you judge people, you won't have time to love them. - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Choose a job you love and you won't have to work a day in your life. - Confucius

I've always tried I've always failed. Don't argue. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett

True happiness is cheap; if it is expensive, it is not of good quality. - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

Do not be afraid to perfection. You will never reach it. - Salvador Dalí

I am grateful to all those people who told me no. It is thanks to them that I am what I am. - Albert Einstein

The moment you doubt that you can fly, you lose the power to fly forever. - JM Barrie

Cowards die many times before their death; the brave taste death only once. - William Shakespeare

Who is everyone's friend, is no one's friend. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Some bring happiness wherever they go. Others when they leave. - Oscar Wilde

One sees well only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think. - François de La Rochefoucauld

Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both. - Nicholas Machiavelli

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

Love life more than its logic, only then will you understand its meaning. - Fëdor Dostoevskij

Everything you can imagine, nature has already created. - Albert Einstein

It is a real shame that we only learn the lessons of life when they no longer serve us. - Oscar Wilde

Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution. - Albert Einstein

A man is not quite himself when he speaks in the first person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth. - Oscar Wilde

The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing. - Socrates

Thinking is difficult. That's why most people judge. - Carl Gustav Jung

I am grateful to all those people who told me no. It is thanks to them that I am what I am. - Albert Einstein

Dying is nothing, not living is scary. - Victor Hugo

This is not where you come from. It's where you're going that matters. - Ella Fitzgerald

Cemeteries are full of people who thought they were essential. - Georges Clemenceau

He who knows how to do, does; those who do not know how to do, teach. - George Bernard Shaw

Judge your success by what you had to give up to get it. - Dalai Lama

Always keep your face facing the sun and the shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman

If life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show him that you have a thousand reasons to smile. - Authorless

You will learn the hard way that on the long road of life you will find many masks and few faces. - Luigi Pirandello

Wear a smile and you will have friends; put on a pout and you will have wrinkles. - George Eliot

The best revenge is a great success. - Frank Sinatra

Happiness is love, nothing more. Blessed is he who knows how to love. - Hermann Hesse

As rare as true love is, true friendship is rarer still. - François de La Rochefoucauld

In life you do not do what you want, but you are responsible for what you are. - Jean-Paul Sartre

Study the past if you want to predict the future. - Confucius

Life is too short to spend it living someone else's dream. - Hugh Hefner

Other nice short phrases

Fall seven times, get up eight. ~ japanese proverb

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

Choose to be optimistic. feel better~ Dalai Lama

Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee. ~ Muhammad Ali

The only masterpiece is to live. ~ Gilbert Cesbro

The peace begins with a smile. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Every moment is a new beginning. ~ T. S. Eliot

The only constant in life is change. ~ Buddha

Smile breathe and go slowly. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

More phrases to come!

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