The 100 Most Beautiful Quotes of All Time


Many books have been written and many citations have been taken from them. But not every book is special and not every quote is worth reading. To save you some massive amount of time, we’ve created this selection of the most beautiful quotes of all time. Enjoy reading! And if you enjoy reading quotes, have a look at these inspirational quotes about life.

Throughout the ages, millions of books have been written. These books equate to billions of pages, which makes it a larger-than-life task to find all the hidden gems within them. Even with a list of some of the greatest books, it would be almost impossible to read every single book and write down the best quotations.

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

That’s where our collection of exceptionally beautiful quotes comes in quite handy. It features some of the most inspirational and insightful pieces of literature of all time. Some of these quotes are beautifully profound and inspire you to think deeply. Others are powerfully motivational and encourage you to overcome your fears and limitations.

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These beautiful quotes will lift your spirits and inspire you to strive for greatness

In short, these are the unique thoughts of renowned authors, poets, philosophers, and adventurers that motivate you to reach for the stars. No matter what situation you find yourself in life in, you will always find something of value in the following list.

The 100 Most Beautiful Quotes of All Time

Just imagine you could get to ask 100 of the most inspirational individuals that ever lived about their most important piece of advice for you. You would surely get some truly remarkable and profound answers to your question. Unfortunately, many of these individuals have already passed away. However, their wisdom and their unique insights on life continue to live on in their books. Here are these quotes that are able to change lives.

Enjoy our collection of magnificently beautiful quotes


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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
Marcus Aurelius


Nothing is impossible quote

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
Audrey Hepburn


Feeling with the heart

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller


Beautiful quote about being a rainbow

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
Maya Angelou


Loving others quote

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Jesus Christ


“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.”
— John A. Shedd


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.'”
Mary Anne Radmacher


“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
John Lennon


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”
Walt Disney


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


“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
Haruki Murakami


“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


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
John Lennon

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Paulo Coelho


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead


“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
Richard Branson


“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
Ingrid Bergman


“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
Paulo Coelho


“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Henry David Thoreau


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson


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


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”


“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
Napoleon Hill


“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
Dr. Seuss


“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Anais Nin


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
Benjamin Franklin


“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”
Chinese Proverb


“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Marcel Proust

These beautiful quotes are brimming with inspiration


“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King Jr.


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
Maya Angelou


“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
Victor Hugo


“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
George R.R. Martin


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”


“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank


“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward


“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
Søren Kierkegaard


“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
Anne Frank


“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
Martin Luther King Jr.


“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”


“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
Terry Pratchett


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale


“Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”
Thomas Carlyle


“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
Eleanor Roosevelt


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


“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
Thomas Jefferson


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

Beautiful quotes like this show you how precious life is


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.”
Lisa Kleypas


“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”
Nicholas Sparks


“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.”
Stephen Hawking


“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Booker T. Washington


“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”


“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Brigham Young


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Walt Disney


“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
Paulo Coelho


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


“I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars.”
Stephenie Meyer


“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.”
Frank Zappa

These beautiful quotes are quite profound


“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Edward Everett Hale


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Edith Wharton


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


“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible… it’s yours.”
Ayn Rand


“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
Sarah Williams


“And though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
J.R.R. Tolkien


“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”
Albert Einstein


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


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso


“Nothing that’s worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that.”
Nicholas Sparks


“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
Sigmund Freud


“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world… would do this, it would change the earth.”
William Faulkner


“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”


“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
Dale Carnegie


“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”
Haruki Murakami

Here are even more beautiful quotes or you


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”
Oprah Winfrey


“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


“Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”
Haruki Marukami


“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
Nora Ephron


“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
Winston S. Churchill


“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”
Walt Disney


“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Coco Chanel


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
Mark Twain


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu


“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
Milton Berle


“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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


“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”
Rainer Maria Rilke


“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


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


“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Dr. Seuss


“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche


“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
Mahatma Gandhi


“None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”
Anne Rice

I hope you enjoyed this collection of the most beautiful quotes of all time. What is your favorite quote from this list?

Stay victorious!


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  1. My favourite quote is
    “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever”
    Nicholas Sparks

  2. My favorite quote is “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” by great H. Jackson Brown, Jr. thanks for sharing this amazing content with us.

  3. All of the quotes are beautiful but I love “One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    We all seek this quality in friendship. It is very rare to find nowadays.

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