Classic Quotes and
The Greatest Quotes
of All Time

We've selected what we consider to be true classic quotes - the greatest quotes of all time - from a huge number of sources. Here are the best quotes ever, in our opinion, from some of the most inspirational people who have ever lived, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Lao Tzu.

Life Isn't About Finding Yourself
Life Isn't About Finding Yourself Greeting Card
Happiness Is A Journey - Souza
Happiness Is A Journey - Souza Greeting Card
May The Sun - Apache Blessing
May The Sun - Apache Blessing Greeting Card
How Old Would You Be - Satchel Paige
How Old Would You Be - Satchel Paige Greeting Card
Good Friends Are Like Stars - Old Saying
Good Friends Are Like Stars - Old Saying Greeting Card
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Mahatma Gandhi's Greatest Quote of All Time:

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
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Lao Tzu Classic Quote:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
~ Lao Tzu
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T. S. Eliot's Best Quote Ever:

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. "
~ T. S. Eliot
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"Life is a game, Play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it."

~ Unknown

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Classic Quote:

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Alexander Pope Timeless Quote:

"To err is human, to forgive, divine."
~ Alexander Pope
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Goethe Classic Quote:

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now."
~ Goethe
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Souza Timeless Quote:

"Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness.
Happiness is the way.
So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one."
~ Souza
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Eleanor Roosevelt Classic Quote:

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do. "
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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One of the Best Quotes Ever, by an Unknown Author:

"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
~ Unknown
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One of the Greatest Quotes of All time, by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Reinhold Niebuhr's Best Quote Ever, the Serenity Prayer:

"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
~ Reinhold Niebuhr
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George Eliot Timeless Quote:

"It is never too late to become what you might have been."
~ George Eliot
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"Life is a game, Play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it. "
~ Unknown
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One of the Greatest Quotes of All time, from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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"To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded. "
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Winston Churchill's Greatest Quote of All Time:

"Never, never, never give up!"
~ Winston Churchill
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