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Quotes by Famous People


"What is a friend?  It's a single soul dwelling in two bodies."

- Aristotle

"A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute.  He may not seem like such a good friend after telling."

- Arthur Brisbane

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."

- Helen Keller

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things that we do."

- Freya Stark

"Happiness is like a kiss; you must share it to enjoy it!"

- Bernard Meltzer

"There is always some madness in love.  But there is also always some reason in madness."

- Freidrich Nietzsche

"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.  Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.  Just walk beside me and be my friend."

- Albert Canus

"Love is like a fire; you never know if it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house.  One can just never tell."

- Joan Crawford

"Most people don't know that there are angels, whose only jobs are to make sure we don't get too comfortable, and fall asleep, and miss our lives."

- Brian Andreas

"What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You live life looking forward, you understand life looking back."

–Soren Kiergarrd

"The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."

- Elizabeth Foley

"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."

- Anon

"Find out who you are, and do it on purpose."

- Dolly Parton

"Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

- Les Brown

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."

- Victor Borge

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."

- David Viscott

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

- Dale Carnegie

"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

 “Love is one of the many magic spells.”

– Stacey Perkins and Megan O’Donnell

"Wrinkles merely indicate where all the smiles have been."

– Mark Twain

"Courage is feeling the fear, then doing it anyway."

– Gillian Anderson

"The hardest battle you’re ever going to have to fight is the battle to be just you."

 – Leo Basaglia

"Unhappiness is not knowing what you want, and killing yourself to get it."

- Don Harold

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."

– Margaret Thatcher

"Never take your failures to your heart, but don't take your successes to your head."

- Will Smith

"I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

- Roy Croft

"You’re given one change to make the best of what you’re given."

– Megan O’Donnell

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."

- John Barrymore

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

- Bertrand Russell

"Passion makes the world go round.  Love just makes it a safer place."

- Ice T

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

- Robert Frost

"Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway."

- Elbert Hubbard

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't even try."

- Beverly Sills

"A true friend is one that is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."

- Len Wein

"Two roads diverged into a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by and it has made all the difference."

- Robert Frost

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I intended to be."

-Douglas Adams

"We will never be the same."

– Billy Corgan

 “One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that people will never know about.”

– Anne Tyler

"You are what you think about all day long"

- Robert Schuller