This list of famous sayings comprises of different areas of life as it affects everyone. We know that sometimes life can be challenging, at those points of challenges, only a good encouraging word can make the difference. Words are powerful as they don’t fade easily, here at Chartcons, we always keep track of some of the famous and popular sayings that can affect lives positively. Here we go!!

100 Famous Sayings of All Time

1. To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.—Abraham Maslow

2. We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.—Aristotle

3. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.—Baltasar Gracian

4. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.—Basho

5. All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.—H. L. Mencken

6. I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.—Victor Hugo

7. I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.—Woody Allen

8. I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.—Blaise Pascal

9. Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.—Cale Yarborough

10. An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.—Charles F. Kettering

11. Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.—Christopher Hampton

12. Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.—Kurt Vonnegut

13. Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.—Carl Sagan

14. My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.—Jean Rostand

15. Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.—Napoleon (Hanlon’s Razor)

16. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.—Oscar Wilde

17. When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.—Thomas Szasz

18. A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison

19. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.” ― William Shakespeare

20. “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” William Arthur Ward

21. A true friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else. Len Wein

22. We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.—Bill Vaughan

23. Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.—Cyril Connolly

24. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.—Marcel Proust
Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching—Unknown Author

25. Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.—Ellen Goodman

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26. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.—Ellen Parr

27. Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.—Erica Jong

28. Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.—Gordon R. Dickson

29. Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.—Virgil Garnett Thomson

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30. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.—Will Rogers

31. Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.—Dame Edna Everage

32. The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.—Albert Einstein

33. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.—André Gide

34. Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.—Lily Tomlin

35. I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.—Richard Lewis

36. We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.—Robert Wilensky

37. If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?—Scott Adams

38. You can do anything, but not everything.—David Allen

39. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

40. The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.—Unknown Author

41. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.—Lily Tomlin

42. Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too – Will Smith

43. If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.—Anon

44. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.—Aristotle

45. I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer.—Aryeh Frimer

46. I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.—Edith Sitwell

47. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ― Marilyn Monroe

48. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein

49.  You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.—Wayne Gretzky

50. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.—Ambrose Redmoon

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

52. When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.—Lin-Chi

53. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein

54. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

55. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis

56. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” Gloria Naylor

57. The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.—A. A. Milne

58. Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

59. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.—John Ruskin

60. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.—Zig Ziglar

61. Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.—John Wilmot

62. The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters – Audrey Hepburn

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63. “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.” Mark Twain

64. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller

65. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of – Bruce Lee

66. Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it – Irving Berlin

67. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi

68. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” ― Bob Marley

69. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

71. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ― Oscar Wilde

72. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

73. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment – Buddha

74. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor – Sholom Aleichem

75. When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.—Clarence Darrow

76. Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.—Cullen Hightower

77. There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.—Cyril Connolly

78. There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?—Dick Cavett

79. What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.—Oscar Levant

80. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.—Oscar Wilde

81. I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller’s parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.—New York City detective

82. When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.—Norm Crosby

83. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

84. “If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?”

85. “Winning is not a sometime thing…it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while…you don’t do the right thing once in a while…you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.”

86. “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.”

87. “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.”

88. “Winning is not everything – but making the effort to win is.”

89. “Success demands singleness of purpose.”

90. “The objective is to win: fairly, squarely, decently, win by the rules, but still win.”

91. “A team that thinks it’s going to lose is going to lose.”

92. “Running a football team is no different than running any other kind of organization…”

93. “Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged on one thing: the result.”

94. “To the winner, there is 100-percent elation, 100-percent fun, 100-percent laughter; and yet the only thing left to the loser is resolution and determination.”

95. “Second place is meaningless. You can’t always be first, but you have to believe that you should have been – that you were never beaten – that time just ran out on you.”

96. “Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both.”

97. “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”

98. “Don’t succumb to excuses. Go back to the job of making the corrections and forming the habits that will make your goal possible.”

99. “If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.”

100. “Mental toughness is essential to success.”

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