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40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History

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Throughout history, there have been great moments and inspiring people that build an awesome legacy, that can still inspire people to this day! Unfortunately we can't go back in time and live those moments...

What we can do is to go back and rewind the inspiring wise words from those individuals that put their stamp in the history of mankind.

There are lot of words of wisdom and famous sayings we can learn from, some can be considered the best ever written or ever spoken in history.

With that in mind we present you a selection of the 40 most powerful quotes and famous sayings in history in image format.

Today, your coach and motivator will be those famous people that marked their era. Read their takes on many matters: from love to life in general, success vs. failure, or simply words of strength and courage, they will make you feel inspired! Don't worry... our list got you covered, enjoy!

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." - Napoleon Bonaparte
1. "Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools." - Napoleon Bonaparte 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank
2. "I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” -  Alexander the Great
3. "There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” -  Alexander the Great

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." - William Shakespeare
4. "Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them." - William Shakespeare 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison
5. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo da Vinci
6. "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo da Vinci

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." - George Washington
7. "It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." - George Washington

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." - Richard Nixon
8. "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." - Richard Nixon


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." - Che Guevara
9. "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." - Che Guevara 


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines." - Benjamin Franklin
10. "A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines." - Benjamin Franklin 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
11. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." -  Malala Yousafzai
12. "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." -  Malala Yousafzai


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." - Malcolm X
13. "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." - Malcolm X


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford
14. "Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford 


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." - Sigmund Freud
15. "One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." - Sigmund Freud


40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine." - Bruce Lee
16. "I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine." - Bruce Lee

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him." - Galileo Galilei
17. "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him." - Galileo Galilei 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt." - Henry J. Kaiser
18. "When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt." - Henry J. Kaiser

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
19. "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." -  Isaac Newton
20. "No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." -  Isaac Newton

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History:  "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo
21. "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: “I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." - Mozart
22. “I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." - Mozart 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "I came, I saw, I conquered." - Julius Caesar
23. "I came, I saw, I conquered." - Julius Caesar

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King
24. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi
25. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please." - Karl Marx
26. "Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please." - Karl Marx 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more." - Nikola Tesla
27. "Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more." - Nikola Tesla

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela
28. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy
29. "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." - John F. Kennedy

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
30. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." - Aristotle
31. "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." - Aristotle

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." - Charlie Chaplin
32. "Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself." - Charlie Chaplin 

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History:  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston S. Churchill
33. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston S. Churchill

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "I think; therefore I am." - René Descartes
34. "I think; therefore I am." - René Descartes

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." -  Sun Tzu
35. "Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting." -  Sun Tzu

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius
36. "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius
40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." - Khalil Gibran
37. "Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." - Khalil Gibran

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
38. "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying." - Jeanne d'Arc
39. "One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying." - Jeanne d'Arc

40 Most Powerful Quotes and Famous Sayings In History: "Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." - Bob Marley
40. "Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." - Bob Marley


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