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The world is a scary place today.  With the Covid-19 virus infecting hundreds of thousands of people with many thousands of  deaths as well.  Countries are in lockdown and people are forced into their homes.

So now is the time for each individual, no matter how fearful about the future you may be, it stand up, pull your shoulders back and declare to the world that this will not beat me.  This will not beat us.  We will overcome this virus and survive, and not just survive but to come out the other side and thrive.

Today is the day to find your courage, that inner strength that will allow you to face the dangers of today without fear.

So the team at Wise Life Lessons have put together a collection of Courage Quotes, for you to use to help you to find that spark inside that will help you to be the best that you can be.  We hope that you enjoy these courage quotes.

Stay safe, stay strong.

Courage Quotes

Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Courage can also be strength in the face of pain or grief.

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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.

-Louis Pasteur

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

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Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

-Lao Tzu

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.


Calm mind brings inner strength and self confidence.

-Dalai Lama

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.


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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.

-Robert Kiyosaki

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

-Thomas Paine

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

-Winston Churchill

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

-Napoleon Hill

Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

-Bruce Lee

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

-Leonardo da Vinci

Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

-Ernest Hemingway

Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.

-Maxwell Maltz

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

-Christopher Reeve

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Courage quotes

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.

-Winston Churchill

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

-Charles Dickens

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

-Peter Marshall

Force has no place where there is need of skill.


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Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.

-C.J. Redwine

When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

-John F. Kennedy

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

-Robert H. Schuller

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

-Walt Disney

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

-William Ellery Channing

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Kites rise highest against the wind not with it.

-Winston Churchill

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

-Khalil Gibran

Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.

-Bruce Lee

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

-Oprah Winfrey

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

-Lao Tzu

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Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.

-Albert Einstein

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.

-Thomas A. Edison

Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent People Ignore.

-Albert Einstein

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Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.

-Joe Lewis

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.

-Michael Jordan

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.

-Satchel Paige

If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.

-Mark Spitz

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I understand that it’s hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions… we’ll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we’ll have to work on overcoming it.

-Boris Yeltsin

Do what is right, not what is easy.

-Roy T. Bennett

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated.

-Shane Parrish

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

-Thomas Carlyle

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There’s a moment in fighting when strength of muscle ain’t everything because the enemy has already given you enough energy to gain the victory.

-Toba Beta

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

-Andre Gide

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.

-Mao Tse-Tung

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A lot of my strength came from my upbringing.

-Ruby Bridges

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

-Hermann Hesse

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

-Christopher Reeve

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.

-Publilius Syrus

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I find it takes a lot of strength to endure myself.

-Henry Rollins

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

-Margaret Mitchell

We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.

-Roy T. Bennet

I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what’s important.

-George Michael

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One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

-Albert Schweitzer

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

-Harper Lee

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

-Teddy Roosevelt

Traveling gives you some perspective of what the rest of the world is like. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing.

-Meghan Markle

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It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

-Vince Lombardi

It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.

-Rick Riordan

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

-Audre Lorde

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It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

-Alfred Adler

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

-Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.

-Marie Rutkoski

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.

-Shannon L. Alder

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Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.

-Victor Hugo

Hardships make or break people.

-Margaret Mitchell

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

-Shannon L. Alder

There is a strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.

-Aaron Lauritsen

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A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.

-Wayne Dyer

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.

-Zig Ziglar

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You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

-Marcus Aurelius

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.

-Thomas Jefferson

Don’t try to understand life. Live it! Don’t try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know and all that knowing will come out of your experiencing. The more you know, the more you know that much remains to be known.


We acquire the strength we have overcome.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

-Charles Spurgeon

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.

-Alan Cohen

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on.

-Robert Browning

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As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

-Vincent Van Gogh

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

-14th Dalai Lama

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.

-Franklin D Roosevelt

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

-Audrey Hepburn

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Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.

-Drew Barrymore

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.

-Michael J. Fox

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.

– Mason Cooley

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Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

-Vincent Van Gogh

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

-Lao Tzu

Self control is the chief element in self respect, and self respect is the chief element in courage.


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We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

-J.K. Rowling

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.

-Criss Jami

But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn’t sure which.

Stieg Larsson

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

– Tori AmosQuotes about courage

And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.

-Paulo Coelho

Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.

-Tennesse Williams

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.

-George Orwell

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

– John Muir

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A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

-Christopher Reeve

You can always die. It’s living that takes real courage. Himura Kenshin

-Watsuki Nobuhiro

It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you.

-Michael Bassey Johnson

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.

– Cesar Chavez

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Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.

-Demi Lovato

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.

-Joel Osteen

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

-Paul Tillich

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.

-Erica Jong

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He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

-Louisa May Alcott

Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.

-Chris Bradford

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

-Jean Paul

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Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

-Maya Angelou

Problems are messages.

-Shakti Gawain

Continuous effort not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

-Winston Churchill

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

-E.E. Cummings

Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.

-Shawn Johnson

Adversity is the first path to truth.

-Lord Byron

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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

-Coco Chanel

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.

-George F. Kennan

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

-Walter Bagehot

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Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

-Nora Ephron

Problems are the price you pay for progress.

-Branch Rickey

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

-Alexander Pope

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You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

-William Faulkner

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

-Joseph Kennedy

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.

-Charles Dickens

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Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

-Erica Jong

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

-August Wilson

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

-John Ruskin

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Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

-Maya Angelou

Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.

-Eddie Rickenbacker

I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.

-Christian Bale

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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

-Winston Churchill

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.


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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

-Anais Nin

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

-Maya Angelou

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.

-Mary Anne Radmacher

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A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.

-John A. Shedd

Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.

-Gabby Douglas

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear not absence of fear.

-Mark Twain

Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life is not about living the safer option. Life is about living a life worth living.

-Robert Their

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He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

-Muhammad Ali

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

-Joseph Chilton Pearce

People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop! 

-Steve Maraboli

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.


The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.

-Oscar Wilde

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

-Vincent Van Gogh

Courage a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.

-William Tecumseh Sherman

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.


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To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.


How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

-Benjamin Franklin

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

-Nelson Mandela

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.

-Mahatma Gandhi

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.


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Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

-Amelia Earhart

Courage only counts when you can count.

-Suzanne Collins

Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.

-Alice Walker

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Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

-Rabindranath Tagore

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

-Thomas Jefferson

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.


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Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

-Ray Bradbury

You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage.

-Robert E. Lee

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

-Denis Waitley

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Courage is found in unlikely places.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

It was queer how sometimes a child’s innocent eyes can see things that grown men are blind to.

-George R.R. Martin

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

-Thomas Aquinas

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Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

-Charlie Chaplin

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

-Dale Carnegie

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

-Benjamin Disraeli

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Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.

-John Wayne

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.

-Saint Francis de Sales

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.

-Miguel de Cervantes

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Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.

-Marilyn Monroe

If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage?

-Veronica Rossi

What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.

-Twyla Tharp

I had to find the courage to turn my life around.

– Nikki Sixx

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The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

-Carrie Jones

Without fear there cannot be courage.

-Christopher Paolini

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

-Criss Jami

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We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.

-Che Guevara

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.

-Benito Mussolini

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

-Michel de Montaigne

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The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.

-Juliette Lewis

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.

-Criss Jami

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

-Erma Bombeck

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Courage is knowing what not to fear.


Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.

-Ursula K. Le Guin

Bravery hides in amazing places.

-Kiera Cass

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Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.

-Rollo May

You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.

-Mary Tyler Moore

In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… it’s no different in the financial realm.

-Suze Orman

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Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

-Dan Rather

There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.

-Woody Hayes

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

-Albert Camus

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The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.

-Blaise Pascal

This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.

-Ludwig van Beethoven

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

-Bob Marley

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I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.


It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.

-Jon Krakauer

Being mentally strong doesn’t mean you won’t feel afraid. Instead, mental strength is about feeling afraid and doing it anyway.

-Amy Morin

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Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

-Mother Teresa

I don’t understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.

-Aung San Suu Kyi

Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary it is a really attractive quality.

-Alanis Morissette

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Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

-Stephen R. Covey

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

-Joshua Graham

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.


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I feel quite fearless protecting the people I love.

-Paloma Faith

Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.

-Amy Klobuchar

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.

-Shannon L. Alder

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Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let us be shy no longer. Let us go to our strength. Let us offer hope. Let us tell the world that a new age is not only possible but probable.

-Ronald Reagan

It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.

-Mahatma Gandhi







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113 Bob Ross Quotes On Life & Positive Vibes

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113 Bob Ross Quotes

Robert Norman Ross was a famous American painter. he later became a well-known host and an internet celebrity. Bob Ross was famous for his television program, “The Joy of Painting.” His positivity is contagious. To get more of his positive outlook, here are famous Bob Ross quotes for your inspiration…

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Bob Ross Quotes


There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”

“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

“I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

“You too can paint almighty pictures.”

No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. - Bob Ross Click to Tweet

“Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way.”

“Find freedom on this canvas.”

“It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

“[Painting] will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.”

“We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch.”

“We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.”

“That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington.”

“Every day is a good day when you paint.”

“I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”

“We tell people sometimes: We’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.”

“They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers — just to upset the critics.”

Read on for Bob Ross quotes…


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Best Bob Ross Quotes

We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents. - Bob Ross Click to Tweet

“Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.”

“See how it fades right into nothing. That’s just what you’re looking for.”

“If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is.”

“Water’s like me. It’s lazy. Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.”

“In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.”

“Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.”

“Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.”

“I like to beat the brush.”

“Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall.”

“Talk to the tree, make friends with it.”

“I taught my son to paint mountains like these, and guess what? Now he paints the best darn mountains in the industry.”

“I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.”

“Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper.”

More Bob Ross quotes…


“Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.”

“You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.”

“You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.”

“However you think it should be, that’s exactly how it should be.”

“In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees.”

“You can have anything you want in the world – once you help everyone around you get what they want.”

“This is happy place; little squirrels live here and play.”

“That’s where the crows will sit. But we’ll have to put an elevator to put them up there because they can’t fly, but they don’t know that, so they still try.”

“Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.”

“We don’t really know where this goes – and I’m not sure we really care.”

“If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.”

“You can do anything here – the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.”

“Go out on a limb – that’s where the fruit is.”

“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”

“Anytime you learn, you gain.”

“It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.”

“The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow.”

Get inspiration from Bob Ross quotes here…


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Famous Bob Ross Quotes


“I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.”

“Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it.”

“Trees cover up a multitude of sins.”

“How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.”

“I remember when my Dad told me as a kid, ‘If you want to catch a rabbit, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a carrot. Then when the rabbit comes by you grab him.’ Works pretty good until you try to figure out what kind of noise a carrot makes…”

“Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don’t go, you’re going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you.”

“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.”

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“This is your world. You’re the creator. Find freedom on this canvas. Believe, that you can do it, ‘cuz you can do it.”

“I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”

“It’s hard to see things when you are too close. Take a step back and look.”

“We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.”

“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.”

“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”

“You have unlimited power on this canvas — can literally, literally move mountains.”

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“You need the dark in order to show the light.”

“Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.”

“If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.”

“Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way.”

“Anytime you learn, you gain.”

“You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.”

“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting.”

“You can do it! I know you can.”

“I don’t intimidate anyone. Instead, I try to get people to believe in themselves.”

“I believe, I believe every day is a good day when you paint.”

“I tell people, ‘You can do this.’ And they write back and say, ‘You were right. I can do this. And now I believe I can do anything.”

“No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen.”

“If you learned how to make a cloud, your time is not wasted.”

“We show people that anybody can paint a picture that they’re proud of. It may never hang in the Smithsonian, but it will certainly be something that they’ll hang in their home and be proud of. And that’s what it’s all about.”

“If you study my paintings, there are no signs of human life.”

“If painting teaches you nothing else, it teaches you to look at nature with different eyes, it will teach you to see things that have been there all your life, and you have never noticed.”

“Each one of us will see nature through different eyes, and that’s the way you should paint; just the way you see it.”

“Imagination is like any other muscle in your body, the more you practice, the better it becomes.

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“Exercising the imagination, experimenting with your talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.”

“It’s not failure if you learn from it. Anything that you try and you don’t succeed, if you learn from it, it’s not a failure.”


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“You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.”

“I never turn down requests for interviews. I’m just rarely asked.”

“We’re gonna make some big decisions in our little world.”

“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”

“I’d like to just take him home and just keep him as a pet. But that’s not what he’s meant to be. He’s meant to be free.”

“It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful, that’s what makes it different and unique from everything else.”

“I don’t know if anything in nature ever grows exactly the same, but they are always exactly as the way it should be, perfectly itself.”

“You can do anything your heart can imagine.”

“Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make.”

“Possessing talent is nothing more than the continuous pursuit of a life-long interest.”

“You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.”

“The least little bit can do so much.”

“Everyone has dreams. You are living the American dream, what’s wrong with pushing to secure it for everyone?”

“Tender as a Mothers love…and with my Mother that was certainly true.”

“The least little bit can do so much.”

“Everyone is going to see things differently, and that’s the way it should be.”

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” I don’t always paint trees. But when I do, I feel happy. Trees have a way of inspiring happiness.”

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“There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.”

“Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.”

“Everything’s not great in Life, but we can still see beauty in it.”

“You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special.”

“We each see the world in our own way. That’s what makes it such a special place.”

“Everyone needs a friend. Friends are the most valuable things in the world.”

“That is when you can experience true joy, when you have no fear.”

“If you don’t think you can do this — you’re not realizing how simple it is.”

“Anything that you can visualize in your mind, you can do.”

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“We don’t need to set the sky on fire, a little glow will do just fine.”

“Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves.”

“Once in awhile you need a little sorrow in your life.”

Get these funny and famous quotes from Bob Ross. These Bob Ross quotes make life a little lighter each day. These are quotes that make you get by day by day. Keep life simple and always look for the positive way…




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111 Hope Quotes to Live By




We need hope in order to move on with life. To keep you motivated, here are hope quotes from personalities that will uplift your spirit. these hope quotes can be something that you can live by. These hope quotes come from Anne Frank, Maya Angelou, and Paulo Coelho to name a few…


“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”

Bill Keane

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


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“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”

Angston Hughes

“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”


Anne Frank


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Hope Quotes

“Hope is the thing with feathers, That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all.”

Emily Dickinson

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

Tom Bodett


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“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“Hope…….. Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”

Barbara Kingsolver

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of.”

Markus Zusak


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“It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

John Guare

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

Pablo Neruda

“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”

Laini Taylor


“When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”

Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.”

Amy Tan

“Hope is a waking dream.”


“This is where it all begins. Everything starts here, today.”

David Nicholls

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

Barack Obama

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”

Dalai Lama XIV

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”

G.K. Chesterton

“If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.”

Haruki Murakami

“When it was dark, you always carried the sun in your hand for me.”

Sean O’Casey


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“In a time of destruction, create something.”

Maxine Hong Kingston

“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars”

Cecelia Ahern

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

Nelson Mandela

“The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.”

Marion Zimmer Bradley

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

Antonio Porchia

“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”

 J.R.R. Tolkien

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

G.K. Chesterton

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

Michael Jackson

“It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.”

Frank Warren

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Quotes on Hope

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

Pablo Neruda

“Walk on with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone”

Shah Rukh Khan

“Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”


“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”

Victor Hugo

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.”

Henry David Thoreau


“Yes We Can!”

Barack Obama

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Mother Teresa

“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.”

John Burroughs

“At what point do you give up – decide enough is enough? There is only one answer really. Never.”

Tabitha Suzuma

“Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it.”

Albert Camus

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”

Cormac McCarthy

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

J.K. Rowling

“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. ”

C.H. Spurgeon

“Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.”

Marylin Monroe

“Death is the easy part, the hard part is living and knowing you could be so much more then you’re willing to be.

Robert M Drake

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Nelson Mandela

“Come friends, it’s not too late to seek a newer world.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.”

Barack Obama

“Hope costs nothing. “


“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

Christopher Reeve

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Desmond Tutu

“Carve a tunnel of hope through the dark mountain of disappointment.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.”

George Weinberg

“However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.”

Stephen Hawking

“Hope is a good thing, maybe even the best of things, and good things never die.”

Andy Dufresne (Shawshank Redemption)

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.”

Louisa May Alcott

“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. ”

Hafiz of Persia

“Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”

E.B. White

“Hope is a​n embrace of the unknown​.”

Rebecca Solnit

“Hope is one of the principal springs that keep mankind in motion.”

Thomas Fuller

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”

Helen Keller

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“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”

Anne Frank

“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

Maya Angelou

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Thomas Edison

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!”

Dr. Seuss

“A leader is a dealer in hope.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Hope and change are hard-fought things.”

Michelle Obama

“Hope is a passion for the possible.”

Søren Kierkegaard

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.”

David Orr

“Hope keeps you alive.”

Lauren Oliver

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”

Robert H. Schuller

“Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it.”

Barack Obama

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“You are full of unshaped dreams… You are laden with beginnings… There is hope in you… ”

Lola Ridge

“A person can do incredible things if he or she has enough hope.”

Shannon K. Butcher

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”

John F. Kennedy

“Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran so we all can fly.”


“A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope.”

Thomas Carlyle

“Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.”

Irving Berlin

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try!”

Dr. Seuss

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

Audrey Hepburn

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

Anne Frank

“What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.

Emil Brunner

“Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. ”

Abraham Cowley

“Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.”

S.A. Sachs

‘In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”

Albert Schweitzer

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

Oscar Wilde


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Quotes About Hope


“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”


“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”

Alain de Botton

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”

Winston Churchill

“As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by.”

Lao Tzu

“I knew life began where I stood in the dark, looking out into the light.”

Yusef Komunyakaa

“Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr

“While the heart beats, hope lingers.”

Alison Croggon

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”

Cormac McCarthy

“Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.”

Roy T. Bennett

“The value of another’s experience is to give us hope, not to tell us how or whether to proceed.”

Peter Block

“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.”

Thomas Aquinas

“There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity.”

Martin Luther King Jr

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”

Steve Maraboli

“Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us….. ”

Barack Obama

Hope is what we all need. These hope quotes can be a daily reading in these uncertain times. Find meaning in this compilation of hope quotes from famous people. Know that you are not alone in this world. We are in these times together. These hope quotes can be the light that can guide us to get through and live by.

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Macbeth Quotes about Power and Greed




Macbeth Quotes

A play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth talks about the physical and psychological damage that a political ambition does to a person. Its full title is “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” To get a feel of this play, here are some famous Macbeth quotes that you can check out…


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Quotes From Macbeth

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair.”

“Bring forth men-children only;
For thy undaunted mettle should compose
Nothing but males.”

“Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?”

“Now o’er the one half-world
Nature seems dead.”

“Thou sure and firm-set earth,
Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout.”

“The bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven or to hell.”

“It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman,
Which gives the stern’st good-night.”

“The attempt and not the deed
Confounds us.”

“Glamis hath murdered sleep, and there Cawdor
Shall sleep no more, Macbeth shall sleep no more!”

“I am afraid to think what I have done;
Look on’t again I dare not.”

“Infirm of purpose!”


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“What bloody man is that?”

“The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures; ’tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil.”

“We fail? But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we’ll not fail.”

“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done, is done.”

“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”

“What beast was’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me?…”

“That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold; what hath quench’d them hath given me fire….”

“I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry. Did not you speak?”

“My hands are of your colour; but I shame to wear a heart so white.”

“What’s the business, that such a hideous trumpet calls to parley the sleepers of the house? speak, speak!”

“‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy”

“My worthy lord, your noble friends do lack you.”

“A kind good night to all!”


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“What are these
So wither’d and so wild in their attire,
That look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth,
And yet are on ‘t?”


“This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.”

“I have bought
Golden opinions from all sorts of people.”

“I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more is none.”

“Screw your courage to the sticking-place,
And we’ll not fail.”


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Important Macbeth Quotes

“If you can look into the seeds of time,
And say which grain will grow and which will not.”

“Had I but lived an hour before this chance,
I had lived a blessed time.”

“There’s daggers in men’s smiles.”

“A falcon, towering in her pride of place,
Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.”

“Thriftless ambition, that wilt ravin up
Thine own life’s means!”

“I must become a borrower of the night
For a dark hour or twain.”


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“Say, from whence
You owe this strange intelligence? or why
Upon this blasted heath you stop our way
With such prophetic greeting?”


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“What! can the devil speak true?”

“Tongue nor heart
Cannot conceive nor name thee!”

“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece!
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope
The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole thence
The life o’ the building!”

“Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit,
And look on death itself! up, up, and see
The great doom’s image!”

“Thou wouldst be great
Art not without ambition, but without
The illness should attend it.”


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Macbeth Witches Quotes

“Two truths are told,
As happy prologues to the swelling act
Of the imperial theme.”

“Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.”

“What thou wouldst highly,
That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false,
And yet wouldst wrongly win.”

“Come, thick night,
And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,
That my keen knife see not the wound it makes,
Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark,
To cry, ‘Hold, hold!”


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“Present fears
Are less than horrible imaginings.”

“Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown,
And put a barren sceptre in my gripe,
Thence to be wrench’d with an unlineal hand,
No son of mine succeeding.”

“Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”

“But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in
To saucy doubts and fears.”

“Now, good digestion wait on appetite,
And health on both!”

“Thou canst not say I did it; never shake
Thy gory locks at me.”


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“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me.”

“Nothing in his life
Became him like the leaving it; he died
As one that had been studied in his death
To throw away the dearest thing he owed,
As ‘t were a careless trifle.”

“To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus.”

“False face must hide what the false heart doth know.”

“Thou sure and firm-set earth,
Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout.”

“It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

“This is a sorry sight.”


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“There’s no art
To find the mind’s construction in the face.”

“‘Tis the eye of childhood
That fears a painted devil.”

“A little water clears us of this deed.”

“I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself
And falls on th’other.”

“Come, you spirits
That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.”


“Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under ‘t.”

“A foolish thought, to say a sorry sight.”

“O, never shall sun that morrow see!”

“Why did you bring these daggers from the place?”

“Go carry them, and smear the sleepy grooms with blood.”

“Infirm of purpose!”


“Faith, here’s an English tailor come hither, for stealing out of a French hose: come in, tailor; here you may roast your goose.”

“Here’s a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key.”

“But this place is too cold for hell. I’ll devil-porter it no further.”

” ‘Faith sir, we were carousing till the second cock: and drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things”


“What three things does drink especially provoke?”

“Is thy master stirring? Our knocking has awaked him; here he comes.”

“I believe drink gave thee the lie last night.”

“O horror, horror, horror!”

“Carried to Colmekill, the sacred storehouse of his predecessors, and guardian of their bones.”


“Threescore and ten I can remember well”

“God’s benison go with you; and with those that would make good of bad, and friends of foes!”

“Is’t known who did this more than bloody deed?”



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101 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Love and Madness




101 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes on Love and Madness

An American writer, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his tales of mystery and macabre. His poetry and short stories touch our lives in a unique way. Get more of him in this Edgar Allan Poe quotes. These quotes will let you ponder about love and madness.


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Edgar Allan Poe Love Quotes

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

“That is another of your odd notions,” said the Prefect, who had a fashion of calling every thing “odd” that was beyond his comprehension, and thus lived amid an absolute legion of “oddities.”

“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted – Nevermore!”

“There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.”

“In our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the very verge of remembrance, without being able, in the end, to remember.”

“True! – nervous – very, very nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”

“Imperceptibly the love of these discords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger.”

“The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.”


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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

“And all I loved, I loved alone.”

“Invisible things are the only realities.”

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

“The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.”

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”

“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.”

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”

“There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told.”

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.”

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“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

“I call to mind flatness and dampness; and then all is madness – the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”

“A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.”

“When I was young and filled with folly, I fell in love with melancholy.”

“I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth.I heard many things in hell.”

“Books, indeed, were his sole luxuries.”

“All suffering originates from craving, from attachment, from desire.”

“The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow”

“Even for those to whom life and death are equal jests. There are some things that are still held in respect.”

“I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.”

“Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.”

“I remained too much inside my head and ended up losing my mind.”

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

“That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.”

“Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.”

“It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.”

“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.”


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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

“I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”

“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”

“And I fell violently on my face.”

“The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take its flight from my body; and a more than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame.”

“True, nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am, but why will say that I am mad?! The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute.”

“And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.”

“Leave my loneliness unbroken.”

“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore…”

“In beauty of face no maiden ever equaled her. It was the radiance of an opium-dream – an airy and spirit-lifting vision more wildly divine than the fantasies which hovered about the slumbering souls of the daughters of Delos.”

“Art is to look at not to criticize.”


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“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”

“Even with the utterly lost, to whom life and death are equally jests, there are matters of which no jest can be made.”

“Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health.”

“All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream.”

“In criticism, I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.”

“Lord help my poor soul.”

“The rain came down upon my head – Unshelter’d. And the wind rendered me mad and deaf and blind.”

“The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.”

“We gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams.”

“When a madman appears thoroughly sane, indeed, it is high time to put him in a straight jacket.”

“Where is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.”


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“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”

“In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.”

“From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were – I have not seen
As others saw – I could not bring
My passions from a common spring – ”

“…the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long and final scream of despair.”

“There was much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust.”

“I found him well educated, with unusual powers of mind, but infected with misanthropy, and subject to perverse moods of alternate enthusiasm and melancholy.”


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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Love

“Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.”

“From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.”

“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”

“Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day; or the agonies which are have their origins in ecstasies which might have been.”

“A million candles have burned themselves out. Still I read on.”

“For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but i feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.”

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness — imperfection — and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said.”

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”

I” wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

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“Years of love have been forgot, In the hatred of a minute.”

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.”

“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”

“Yet mad I am not…and very surely do I not dream.”

“Every moment of the night
Forever changing places
And they put out the star-light
With the breath from their pale faces”

“Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”

“Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.”

“To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!”

“Every poem should remind the reader that they are going to die.”

“Stupidity is a talent for misconception.”

“Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.”

“The ninety and nine are with dreams, content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.”


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“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence– whether much that is glorious– whether all that is profound– does not spring from disease of thought– from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.”

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”

“It is more than probable that I am not understood; but I fear, indeed, that it is in no manner possible to convey to the mind of the merely general reader, an adequate idea of that nervous intensity of interest with which, in my case, the powers of meditation (not to speak technically) busied and buried themselves, in the contemplation of even the most ordinary objects of the universe.”

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”

“Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.”

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”


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Edgar Allan Poe the Raven Quotes

“Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.”

“And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.”

“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”

“I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

“I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”

“I dread the events of the future, not in themselves but in their results.”

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

“That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses.”

“To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.”

“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”

“It is a happiness to wonder; – it is a happiness to dream.”

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

“A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.”

“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.”

“You call it hope — that fire of fire!
It is but agony of desire.”

“Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.”

“Blood was its Avatar and its seal.”

“The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls…”

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”

“There are chords in the hearts of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion.”

Get inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe quotes…

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.”

“A short story must have a single mood and every sentence must build towards it.”

“There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of songwriting is, I think, one of the few.”

“The idea of God, infinity, or spirit stands for the possible attempt at an impossible conception.”

“Invisible things are the only realities.”

“Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.”

“To observe attentively is to remember distinctly.”

“It is far more easy to get up than to come down.”

“He who pleases is of more importance to his fellow man than he who instructs.”

“There are few persons who have not, at some period of their lives, amused themselves in retracing the steps by which particular conclusions of their own minds have been attained.”

“Because it was my crime to have no one on Earth who cared for me, or loved me.”

“Actually, I do have doubts, all the time. Any thinking person does. There are so many sides to every question.”

“My heart beat calmly as that of one who slumbers in innocence.”

“In the Heaven’s above, the angels, whispering to one another, can find, among their burning terms of love, none so devotional as that of ‘Mother.’ ”

“Happiness is not to be found in knowledge, but in the acquisition of knowledge.”

“I smiled,—for what had I to fear?”

“There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.”

“There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.”

“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.”

“Decorum — that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by.”

“For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams.”

“…the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long and final scream of despair.”

“Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.”

“Love like mine can never be gotten over.”

Love can be extreme. Edgar Allan Poe quotes here to speak about love and madness. Let these quotes serve as a guiding light for you. The Edgar Allan Poe quotes are genuine. They can be something that speaks what we mean.  Edgar Allan Poe quotes are brilliant. They tell you what reality is.


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101 Hamlet Quotes from Shakespeare’s Greatest Play




101 Hamlet Quotes

A tragedy play written by William Shakespeare, Hamlet depicts the story about Prince Hamlet’s revenge against his uncle Claudius. Claudius murdered Hamlet’s father in order to take over his throne. He then married Hamlet’s mother. To get you back in time, here are Hamlet quotes that you can go back to…


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Famous Hamlet Quotes

“O, that this too, too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew!”

“…though I am native here
And to the manner born, it is a custom
More honoured in the breach than the observance.”

“That one may smile and smile and be a villain.”

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in our philosophy.”

“Tis too much proved—that with devotion’s visage
And pious action we do sugar o’er
The devil himself.”

“While he was drunk asleep, or in his rage, or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed.”

“My father’s brother, but no more like my father
Than I to Hercules.”

“And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

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“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

“O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!”

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

“I must be cruel only to be kind”

“That he’s mad, ’tis true,
’tis true ’tis pity,
And pity ’tis, ’tis true
—a foolish figure”

“Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?”

“By heaven, I’ll make a ghost of him that lets me.”

“A violet in the youth of primy nature,
Forward, not permanent–sweet, not lasting;
The perfume and suppliance of a minute;
No more.”


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“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

“To die, to sleep –
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come…”

“Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.”

“It is not, nor it cannot, come to good, But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.”

“Give me that man that is not passion’s slave, and I will wear him in my heart’s core, in my heart of heart, as I do thee.”

“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,
Rough-hew them how we will.”

“There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow.”

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.”

“Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear; Where little fears grow great, great love grows there.”


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Hamlet Revenge Quotes

“I must be cruel only to be kind;
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”


“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: A fellow of infinite jest.”

“If it be now, ’tis not to come: if it be not to come, it will be now: if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.”

“The rest is silence.”

“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

“To die, to sleep –
To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come…”

“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”


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“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.”

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

“Conscience doth make cowards of us all.”

“More matter with less art.”

“If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all.”

“Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,
And therefore I forbid my tears.”

The undiscovere’d country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns”

“This is the very ecstasy of love, whose violent property ordoes itself and leads the will to desperate undertakings.”

“If your mind dislike anything obey it”

“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
Of each new-hatch’d, unfledg’d comrade.”

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“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.”

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”

“Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

“The Play’s the Thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.”

“A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm”

“Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.”

“He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.”

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.”

“A knavish speech sleeps in a fool’s ear.”

“Suit the action to the word, the
Word to the action.”

“They say an old man is twice a child.”

“It is not nor it cannot come to good.”

“There is more things in heaven and earth…than are dreamt of by your philosophy.”


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Hamlet Act 2 Quotes

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

“God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

“Sweets to the sweet.”

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

“Could beauty, my lord, have better commerce than with honesty?”

“Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world; now could I drink hot blood,
And do such bitter business as the day
Would quake to look on.”

“For some must watch, while some must sleep
So runs the world away”

There’s daggers in men’s smiles

“The native hue of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought; and enterprises of great pitch and moment, With this regard, their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action.”

“Or are you like the painting of a sorrow, a face without a heart?”


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“Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.”

“I must be cruel only to be kind;
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”

“What’s Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba,
That he should weep for her?”

“We are arrant knaves all, believe none of us.”

“I am in this earthly world, where to do harm is often laudable, to do good sometime accounted dangerous folly.”

“I have not art to reckon my groans, but that I love thee best, oh, most best, believe it.”

“One woe doth tread upon another’s heel. So fast they follow”

“Our wills and fates do so contrary run, that our devices still are overthrown; our thoughts are ours, their ends none of our own.”

“In all my life only that dream is real.”

“You should not have believ’d me, for virtue cannot so
inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it. I lov’d you not.”

“What if this cursed hand were thicker than itself with brother’s blood,
Is there not rain enough in the sweet heavens to wash it white as snow?”

“One that was a woman, sir; but, rest her soul, she’s dead.”


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Hamlet Quotes About Revenge

“If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”

“Words, words, words.”

“I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

“So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.”

To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.

“I am but mad north-north-west. When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.”

“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love .”

“O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams.”

“Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting
That would not let me sleep.”

“The Devil hath power
To assume a pleasing shape.”

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“How all occasions do inform against me, and spur my dull revenge.”

“You cannot, sir, take from me any thing that I will more willingly part withal: except my life, except my life, except my life.”

“Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep; To sleep, perchance to dream—For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause, there’s the respect, That makes calamity of so long life”

“Let the doors be shut upon him, that he may play the
fool no where but in’s own house.”

“How is it that the clouds still hang on you?”

“Blest are those
Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled,
That they are not a pipe for fortune’s finger
To sound what stop she please.”

“his too shall pass”

“Our wills and fates do so contrary run.”

“For this relief much thanks. ‘Tis bitter cold, and I am sick at heart.”

“To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come?”

“As merry as the day is long.”

“He is dead and gone, lady,
He is dead and gone;
At his head a grass-green turf,
At his heels a stone.”

“O shame! where is thy blush?”

“How stand I, then,
That have a father killed, a mother stained,
Excitements of my reason and my blood,
And let all sleep, while to my shame I see
The imminent death of twenty thousand men
That for a fantasy and trick of fame
Go to their graves like beds, fight for a plot
Whereon the numbers cannot try the cause,
Which is not tomb enough and continent
To hide the slain? O, from this time forth
My thoughts be bloody or be nothing worth!”

“My father’s spirit in arms! all is not well;
I doubt some foul play: would the night were come!
Till then sit still, my soul: foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes”

“do you think I am
easier to be played on than a pipe? Call me what
instrument you will, though you can fret me, yet you
cannot play upon me.”

“Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat
in this distracted globe. Remember thee?”

These are some of the most famous Hamlet quotes that you can get inspiration from. These are quotes from the play by William Shakespeare. These Hamlet quotes are meant to enlighten you. Let these Hamlet quotes guide you in your daily life.


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101 Lao Tzu Quotes – Wisdom from the Past




101 Lao Tzu Quotes

201 Yoga Quotes to Inspire your Daily RitualsLao Tzu is considered to be a semi-legendary figure. Lao Tzu also known as Laozi was known to be a Chinese philosopher. Laozi is translated as “old master.” He is best known for his words of wisdom. To get more of his wisdom, here are some Lao Tzu quotes that you can check to ease your mind.


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Lao Tzu Love Quotes

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.”

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”

“If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.”

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”

“To understand the limitation of things, desire them.”

“By letting go it all gets done.”

“Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.”

“Give evil nothing to oppose
and it will disappear by itself.”

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“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.”

“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.”

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”

“Because of a great love, one is courageous.”

“He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.”

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.”

“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.”

“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.”

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.”


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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”

“Silence is a source of Great Strength.”

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

“Act without expectation.”

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”


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“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”

“In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.”

“To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.”

“Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.”

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”

“She does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.”

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.”

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Lao Tzu Quotes Leadership

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.”

“There is… a time to live… and a time to die… but never to reject the moment.”

“Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear?”

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.”

“To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go.””


“Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and look at the stars. This practice should answer the question.”

“Success is as dangerous as failure.  Hope is as hollow as fear.”

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.”


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“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”

“He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.”

“Be still… stillness reveals the secrets of eternity”

“Love is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”

“Respond to anger with virtue. Deal with difficulties while they are still easy. Handle the great while it is still small.”

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.”

“Stop thinking and end your problems.”

“Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.”

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

“He who is contented is rich.”

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

“If you try to change it, you will ruin it. Try to hold it, and you will lose it.”

“To know that you do not know is the best.
To think you know when you do not is a disease.
Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it.”

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

“Loss is not as bad as wanting more.”

“Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.”

“The Way to do is to be.”

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“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.”

“One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.”

“Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect.”

“To see things in the seed, that is genius.”

“Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.”

“If you want to know me, look inside your heart.”

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready… The teacher will Disappear.”

“New Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

“The heart that gives, gathers.”

“Confidence is the greatest friend.”

“Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river.”


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Quotes by Lao Tzu

“The best fighter is never angry.”

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”

“If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.”

“Surrender your self-interest. Love others as much as you love yourself. Then you can be entrusted with all things under heaven.”

“It is better to do one’s own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.”

“If I had just a little bit of wisdom I should walk the great path and fear only straying from it.”

“The best of all leaders is the one who helps people so that eventually they don’t need him.”


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“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

“Love – Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.”

“Use the light that is within you to revert to your natural clearness of sight.”

“Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.”

“Who acts in stillness finds stillness in his life.”

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

“Love is a decision. Not an emotion.”

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

“The soft overcomes the hard; and the weak the strong.”

“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.”


It helps when we listen to some words of wisdom from the wise. these Lao Tzu quotes are full of wisdom that we can use on our daily lives. We learn so much from these Lao Tzu quotes. If we take these also Tzu quotes by heart, we can look into ourselves and find meaning. We simply need to seek the words from the wiser ones.

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