My Favourite Quotations

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Quotations on Life

  • Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

- Soren Kierkegaard

  • Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.

- Socrates

  • Life is a flower of which love is the honey.

- Victor Hugo

  • Life is like a chariot-wheel that ever rolls along.


  • One life; a little gem of time between two eternities; no second chance for us forevermore.

- Carlyle

  • For this I see, that we, all we that live,

Are but vain shadows, unsubstantial dreams. - Sophocles

  • Every noble life leaves its fibre interwoven forever in the work of the world.

- John Ruskin

  • We are here to add what we can to, not what we can get from, life.

- Sir William Osler

  • The unexamined life is not worth living.

- Socrates

  • We should employ our passions in the service of life, not spend life in the service of our passions.

- Richard Steele

  • For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotations on Success

  • The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.

- William F. Scholavino

  • Your big opportunity may be right where you are standing right now.

- Napoleon Hill

  • You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated short term failures.

- Charles C. Noble

  • One person with a belief is equal to 99 who have only interests.

- John Stuart Mill

  • Without goals and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.

- F. Dodson

  • Action without planning is the cause of all failure. Action with planning is the cause of all success.

- Brian Tracy

  • The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

- Benjamin Disraeli

  • It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

- Napoleon Hill

  • I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

- Helen Keller