Here are some of the greatest sayings of all time. They have stood the test of time and still remains relevant till date. These are quotes our fathers lived by, you have to agree with me that they are not just good but great sayings. One of the things that makes a saying one of the greatest is the wisdom it carries and most of them come from some influential names we’ve all heard of. Here are some of these sayings.

100 Greatest sayings to live by

1. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.– Aristotle

2.  The best way out is always through.– Robert Frost

3..  Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.– William B. Sprague

4. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.– Albert Einstein

5. In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.– Theodore Roosevelt

6.  If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.– Isaac B. Singer

7. Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.– Unknown

8. Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.– Charles F. Kettering, Engineer and Inventor

9.  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.– Mark Twain

10. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.– Unknown

11.  Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.– Unknown

12. Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.– Dan Stanford

13. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.– Albert Einstein

14. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.– Hugh Downs

15.  If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.– Marie Osmond

16. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.– Roy Goodman

17. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.– E. Joseph Cossman

18. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

20.  The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.– Mark Twain

21. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.– Mark Twain

22.  Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.– Mark Twain

23.  Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.– John Wooden

24. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.– Samuel Beckett

25.  Flops are a part of life’s menu and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.– Rosalind Russell

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26. Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying, keep it up! You’re right on track.– Matthew Keith Groves

27. An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.– Bill Bernbach

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28. An obstacle is often a stepping stone.– Prescott

29.  Life is “trying things to see if they work”Ray Bradbury

30.  “You are what you think about all day long.” — Dr. Robert Schuller

31. What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” — Ralph Waldo Emerson”

32.  Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.Booker T. Washington

33. “Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

34.  To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.– Elbert Hubbard

35. If you worry about yesterday’s failures, then today’s successes will be few. Anonymous

36. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.Dennis P. Kimbro

37. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.– Henry Ford

38. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.– Oprah Winfrey

39. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.– Napoleon Hill

40.  Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.– Truman Capote

41. Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.– Japanese Proverb

42. We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.      Ralph Waldo Emerson

43.  Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

44. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

45. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. Albert Einstein

46. Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. Machiavelli.

47.  Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will- Mahatma Gandhi

48. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.– J.M. Power

49. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day– Robert Frost

50. I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.– Maya Angelou

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51. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.– William James

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52.  When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?– Sydney Harris

53.  Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. – Richard L. Evans

54.  In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.– Robert Frost

55. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.– Eleanor Roosevelt

56.  Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.– Seneca

57. If you’re going through hell, keep going.- Winston Churchill

58. The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

59.  Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.- Voltaire

60. “If wrinkles must be written upon our brow, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should not grow old.”– James A. Garfield

61. “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”- Unknown

62. Do first things first, and second things not at all.– Peter Drucker.

63. The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.– Foster’s Law

64.  Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
– Joe Clark

65. I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.– Winston Churchill

66. Positive anything is better than negative thinking.- Elbert Hubbard

67. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.– Mark Twain

68. The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.– Richard B. Sheridan

69. Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

70. “Act or accept.” – Anonymous

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71. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

72. You must be the change you want to see in the world.– Mahatma Gandhi

73. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.– Goethe

74. You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.– Zig Ziglar

75.  Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.– Mahatma Gandhi

76. Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.– Tim Blixseth

77. The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape.– Bono

78.  Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.– Dr Phil

79. Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.– Stephen R. Covey

80. People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.– Norman Vincent Peale

81. There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.– Mario Cuomo

82.  Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.– Richard Bach

83. Vision doesn’t usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.– Dr. Michael Norwood

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84. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.– Dr. Joyce Brothers

85. Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.– Anonymous

86. Being defeadted is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.– Marilyn vos Savant, Author and Advice Columnist

87.  I can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones.– John Cage

88. Fall down seven times, get up eight.- Japanese Proverb

89. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.– Unknown

90.  The best way to predict the future is to create it.– Unknown

91.  Anyone can do something when they WANT to do it. Really successful people do things when they don’t want to do it.– Dr. Phil

92. There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.– Dr. Denis Waitley

93. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.– Sir Winston Churchill

94. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.– Conrad Hilton

95. Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.– Unknown

96. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

97. Those who wish to sing, always find a song.- Swedish Proverb

98. “In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.” – J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)

99. “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”– Jim Rohn

100. There is no education like adversity.– Disraeli

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