The most beautiful quotes in history

The most beautiful quotes in history

A collection of the most beautiful phrases, quotes and aphorisms in history. Ideal if you want to be animated or looking for inspiration.

The most beautiful quotes in history

We have decided to change from the usual and for this we have written the most beautiful phrases in history in alphabetical order:

A - C
D - H

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The most beautiful quotes in history: AC

Thinking ill of others makes you sin, but many times you guess. ~ Julio Andreotti

Sometimes the most important thing in a day is the pause we take between two deep breaths. ~ Etty Hillesum

Some are considered perfect only because they are less demanding with themselves. ~ Hermann Hesse

In the end, what matters is not the years of your life, but the life you put into those years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Eventually, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silences of our friends. ~ Martin Luther King

Love everyone, believe in a few and do no harm to anyone. ~ William Shakespeare

I love my unstable balance, between wisdom and madness, serenity and anger, because it makes me damn real. ~ Anna Magnani

Even a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ~ Lao Tzu

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~ Helen Keller

Whether you think you can or not, you'll be right anyway. ~ Henry Ford

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. ~ George Orwell

Whoever says what he wants must expect in response what he does not want. ~ Euripides

Who looks, dreams. The one who looks inside wakes up. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Who has a why to live, can bear almost any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein

Those who are silent and those who bow their heads die every time they do so, those who speak and those who walk with their heads held high only die once. ~ Giovanni Falcone

Whoever you are, be a good person. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde

There are two great tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want, the other is getting it. ~ Oscar Wilde

There are two ways to live life. One is to think that nothing is a miracle. The other is to think that everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein

There are times when a rose is more important than a piece of bread. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

There are only two days a year when nothing can be done: one is called yesterday, the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and, above all, live. ~ Dalai Lama

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ EE Cummings

What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill

What does not kill you only makes you stronger. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who can make you believe nonsense can make you commit atrocities. ~ Voltaire

Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do. ~ Steve Jobs

How wonderful it is that there is no need to wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank

With kindness, you can rock the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Keep love in your heart. A life without love is like a garden without sun where the flowers have died. ~ Oscar Wilde

So many books, so little time. ~ Frank Zappa

Believe you can do it, and you're halfway there. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved. ~ George Sand

The most beautiful quotes in history: DH

As a child, my continual selfless outbursts of altruism earned me a reputation for being good. When I grow up, what a fool. ~ Massimo Troisi

Beware of false knowledge, it is much worse than ignorance. ~ George Bernard Shaw

We should be grateful to the people who make us happy, it is the lovely gardeners who make our souls bloom. ~ Marcel Proust

We have to do the best we are capable of doing. This is our sacred human responsibility. ~ Albert Einstein

Where there is love there is life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We should all start living before we get too old. Fear is stupid, and so are regrets. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, but I still have doubts about the universe. ~ Albert Einstein

Two paths diverged in a forest. I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost

Heretic is not the one who burns in the fire, but the one who lights it. ~ William Shakespeare

Being modest is often easier for someone who has done something than for someone who has never done anything. ~ arthur graph

Being yourself in a world that is constantly trying to change you is the greatest achievement. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to be hated for what one is than to be loved for what one is not. ~ André Gide

It is better to remain silent at the risk of being considered a fool than to speak up and dispel any doubts. ~ Abraham Lincoln

It is curious to see that men of much merit always have simple manners, and that simple manners have always been taken as an indication of little merit. ~ Giacomo Leopardi

It is better to have something to remember than something to regret. ~ Frank Zappa

It is better to be hated for what one is than to be loved for what one is not. ~ André Gide

It is better to be optimistic and wrong than to be pessimistic and right. ~ Mark Twain

A falling tree makes more noise than a growing forest. ~ Lao Tzu

Do one thing every day that scares you. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Always do what you are afraid to do. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do the best you can. What you plant now, you will reap later. ~ Og Mandino

Do silly things, but do it with enthusiasm. ~ Colette

You were not made to live like beasts but to follow virtue and knowledge. ~ Dante Alighieri

Look at a blade of grass blowing in the wind and feel it. Your anger will also pass. ~ Tiziano terzani

Do you have enemies? Good. This means that you have fought for something at some point in your life. ~ Winston Churchill

Have you ever thought about leaving and never coming back? Escape and lose all your traces, to go to a distant place and start living again, live a new life, only yours, truly live. Have you ever thought about it? ~ Luigi Pirandello

I've learned that people forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou

I've missed over 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times they gave me confidence to make the winning shot at the last second and I was wrong. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. That is why I have been successful. ~ Michael Jordan

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

The most beautiful quotes in history: I - L

I'm not young enough to know everything. I'm not young enough to know everything. ~ Oscar Wilde

Children learn more from how you behave than from what you teach them. ~ William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Cemeteries are full of people who thought they were indispensable. ~ Georges Clemenceau

The two most important days in life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. ~ Mark Twain

Failures fall into two categories: those who acted without thinking and those who thought without acting. ~ Juan Carlos Salack

Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored. ~ Aldous Huxley

Yesterday I was smart and I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise and I am changing. ~ Gialal al-Din Rumi

The heart was made to be broken. ~ Oscar Wilde

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page. ~ Augustine of Hippo

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can't do. ~ Walter Bagehot

The problem with humanity is that the stupid ones are overconfident, while the intelligent ones are full of doubts. ~ Bertrand Russell

The wise man knows that he is stupid, it is the stupid who thinks he is wise. ~ William Shakespeare

The secret to moving forward is to start. ~ Mark Twain

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: what matters is the courage to keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ~ Steve Jobs

The real punishment for those who lie is not that they no longer believe them, but that they cannot believe anyone. ~ George Bernard Shaw

In two words I can summarize everything I have learned about life: continue. ~ Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: keep going. ~ robert lee frost

I'm so smart that sometimes I don't understand a single word I say. ~ Oscar Wilde

Good manners do not lie in not putting the sauce on the tablecloth, but in not showing that you notice if someone else does. ~ Anton Čechov

The hardest thing is the decision to act, the rest is just tenacity. Fears are paper tigers. You can do whatever you decide to do. You can take action to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. ~ Amelia Earhart

The greatest thing in the world is knowing how to belong to oneself. ~ Michel de Montaigne

The most persistent and urgent question in life is: "What are you doing for others?" ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Happiness is not something ready-made. That comes from your own actions. ~ Dalai Lama

Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

People have an insatiable curiosity to know everything except what is worth knowing. ~ Oscar Wilde

Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain

Freedom is such a great good that everyone wants to have theirs and a little of someone else's. ~ Francois Dominique de Reynaud

Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein

Magic is believing in ourselves. If we can do it, then we can make anything happen. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The mind is like a parachute. It only works if it's open. ~ Frank Zappa

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The surest way to succeed is to always try one more time. ~ Thomas Edison

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

The clearest proof that there are other forms of intelligent life in the Universe is that none of them have ever tried to contact us. ~ Bill Watterson

Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil. ~ Thomas Mann

Your big opportunity may be right where you are right now. ~ Napoleon Hill

The truth is seldom pure and never simple. ~ Oscar Wilde

Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backwards, but you have to live it forward. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you have to keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. ~ allen saunders

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched. You have to feel them with your heart. ~ Helen Keller

Women are made to be loved, not to be understood. ~ Oscar Wilde

Witches ceased to exist when we stopped burning them. ~ Voltaire

Read, study and always work with ethics and passion; think with your head and learn to say no; be rebels for a just cause, defend nature and the weakest; do not be conformists and do not follow the winner's car; be strong and be free, otherwise when you are old and weak you will regret the mountains you have not climbed and the battles you have not fought. ~ Mario Rigoni Stern

Freedom and love are one. ~ Novalis

Friendship arises when one person says to another: “What? You too? I thought it was just me." ~ CS Lewis

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings. ~ Salvador Dalí

An eye for an eye will blind the whole world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can! ~ Martin Luther King hijo

Darkness does not drive out darkness: only Light can. Hate does not drive away hate: only love can. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~ Steve Jobs

The most beautiful quotes in history: M - N

Never confuse a single defeat with a definitive defeat. ~ Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Many people spend more energy talking about problems than solving them. ~ Henry Ford

No one saves us except ourselves. No one can and no one could. We ourselves must take the path. ~ Buddha

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

No one, not even a poet, has ever measured the capacity of a heart. ~ Zelda fitzgerald

Do not love those who treat you as if you were ordinary. ~ Oscar Wilde

Dont wait. The time will never be right. ~ Napoleon Hill

Don't walk behind me, I can't guide you. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow you. Just walk by my side and be my friend. ~ Albert Camus

There is no substitute for hard work. ~ Thomas Edison

There is nothing noble about being superior to someone else. True nobility consists in being superior to what we were yesterday. ~ Ernest Hemingway

Never doubt that a small group of conscientious and committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that has ever happened. ~ Margaret Mead

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~ Native American proverb

Do not worry about me. I am from another planet. I still see horizons where you draw borders. ~ Frida Kahlo

Do not judge each day by the harvest you have obtained, but by the seeds you have sown. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I haven't failed. I just found 10.000 ways that don't work. ~ Thomas Edison

I have never allowed my education to interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain

I have no particular talents, I'm just passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein

No matter how slow you go, the important thing is not to stop. ~ Confucius

Don't dwell on the past; Don't dream about the future, focus your mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha

Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your inner voice. ~ Steve Jobs

Don't let your past determine your destiny. ~ Confucius

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. ~ Del Dr. Seuss

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. ~ Del Dr. Seuss

Do not bend it and do not let it be diluted, do not try to make it logical: do not change your soul according to fashion. Rather, it ruthlessly follows your most intense obsessions; because it is the only way to appease them. ~ Franz Kafka

I can't give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everyone at all times. ~ Herbert Bayard Swope

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Christopher columbus

You will never be happy if you keep searching for what happiness is. You will never live if you search for the meaning of life. ~ Albert Camus

I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for his reputation if he didn't. ~ Jules Renard

I don't agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it to the death. ~ Evelyn Beatrice Salon

Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent species that survives, but the one that best adapts to changes. ~ Charles Darwin

It's never too late to be what you wanted to be. ~ George Eliot

It is not in the stars that our destiny is preserved, but in ourselves. ~ William Shakespeare

It is not what we say or think that defines us, but what we do. ~ Jane Austen

It is not only for what we do that we are responsible, but also for what we do not do. ~ Molière

The most beautiful quotes in history: O - R

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

Each person has their own secret pains, which the world does not know, and we often say that a person is cold, when he is only sad. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every saint has a past, while every sinner has a future. ~ Oscar Wilde

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ~ Voltaire

To understand who bosses you, just find out who you are not allowed to criticize. ~ Voltaire

For every minute you spend angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more. ~ Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing bothers them so much. ~ Oscar Wilde

Carry love wherever you go. Don't let someone walk away from you without being happier than when they arrived. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

They can cut off all the flowers, but they can't stop spring. ~ Pablo Neruda

I'd rather die of passion than boredom. ~ Vincent van Gogh

I'd rather be happy than worthy. ~ Charlotte Brontë

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

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, make sure you're not surrounded by assholes. ~ W

Before you judge my life or my character, put on my shoes, walk the path I've walked. Live my pains, my doubts, my laughter. Live the years that I lived and fall where I fell and rise as I fell. Each one has their own story. And only then can you judge me. ~ Luigi Pirandello

First they ignore you, then they make fun of you, then they fight you. So you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

When one door to happiness closes, another opens, but often we stare at the closed door for so long that we don't see the door that has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller

The higher we rise, the smaller we seem to those who cannot fly. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

What is mysterious, elusive, incomprehensible in me, leave me. ~ Gabriele D'Annunzio

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

What we have behind and what we have in front of us are small things compared to what we have inside. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is not useful for the swarm is also not useful for the bee. ~ Marco Aurelio

The most beautiful quotes in history: S - T

You know you're in love when you can't sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~ Del Dr. Seuss

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

If we wait to feel ready, we will wait for life. ~ Lemony snicket

If you always tell the truth, you don't need to remember everything. ~ Mark Twain

If you always tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. ~ Mark Twain

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

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

If life gives you lemons, make yourself a good lemonade. ~ Elbert Hubbard

If life inevitably comes to an end, we must, during ours, color it with the colors of love and hope. ~ Marc Chagall

If life is just a passage, in this passage at least we sow some flowers. ~ Michel de Montaigne

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and improve, then you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~ Frederick Douglass

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

If you can't explain it to a 6-year-old, you don't understand it either. ~ Albert Einstein

If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything. ~ Marilyn Monroe

If one were to look from heaven to earth, what would appear to be the difference between what we do and what ants or bees do? ~ Celso

If you want your kids to be smart, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be smarter, read them more fairy tales. ~ Albert Einstein

If you want to be happy, be happy. ~ Lev Tolstoy

If you want the rainbow, you have to resign yourself to putting up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton

If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. ~ Thomas Jefferson

If you want to know what a man is like, look closely at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. ~ JK Rowling

Without music, life would be a mistake. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. ~ Ian Fleming

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us. ~ Charles Bukowski

We are all in a sewer, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who care don't matter and those who matter don't matter. ~ Bernardo M. Baruch

Be faithful in small things, because in them lies your strength. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Be kind, because everyone you meet is already fighting a tough battle. ~ Plato

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

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

Be yourself, everything else is already taken. ~ Oscar Wilde

Be yourself; everyone else has already been taken. ~ Oscar Wilde

Only those who risk going too far will have a chance to find out how far they can go. ~ Thomas Stearns Eliot

Only the restless know how difficult it is to survive the storm and not be able to live without it. ~ Emily Brontë

Only I can judge myself. I know my past, I know the reason for my choices, I know what I have inside. I know how much I have suffered, I know how strong and fragile I can be and no one else. ~ Oscar Wilde

I am selfish, impatient and insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and sometimes difficult to manage. But if you can't handle my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me when I'm at my best. ~ Marilyn Monroe

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

Stay away from those who try to curb your ambitions, new people always do, but only those who are really great make you feel like you too can become like them. ~ Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you won't be disappointed by the things you've done... but by the things you haven't done. So raise anchors, leave safe havens, catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Sleep. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

In twenty years you will not be disappointed in the things you have done but in the things you have not done. Then raise the anchor, leave the safe harbors, catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Sleep. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

You are what you do, not what you say you will do. ~ Carl Jung

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

Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso

The most beautiful phrases in history: U – Z

A friend is one who knows everything about you and yet likes you. ~ Elbert Hubbard

A day without a smile is a day lost. ~ Charlie Chaplin

A man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over a man who can't read. ~ Mark Twain

A lie has time to travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. ~ Mark Twain

A ship is always safe on land, but that's not what it was built for. ~ Albert Einstein

An intelligent person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. ~ Albert Einstein

A room without books is like a body without a soul. ~ Marco Tullio Cicero

A room without books is like a body without a soul. ~ Marco Tullio Cicero

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but much more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

You see things that exist and you wonder "why?" But I dream of things that have not yet been and I ask “why not? ~ George Bernard Shaw

Living is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that's all. ~ Oscar Wilde

Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

We live in a world where we hide to make love, while violence and hate spread in the sunlight. ~ John Lennon


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