Quotations are a gateway for the dreamers; breath to the lovers; hope to the hopeless; affirmation to the faithful; a reminder to the disillusioned; and a beacon to the wandering." - Anonymous

I have always enjoyed reading quotes a lot since I was a child. I always had some or the other diary where I used to write the quotes I loved. Some of those I lost (I don’t know where). I still have one with me and sharing 50 of my favourite quotes.

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

2)   “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”- Dr. Suess

3)   “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

4)   “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

5)   “In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.”- Paulo Coelho

6)   “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”- Robert Frost

7)   “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”- Robert Frost.

8)   “A heartful of you is just what i have. An eye full of you is just what I need.” Abhishek Gupta

9)    “I don't profess to be profound; but I do lay claim to common sense.”- Emily Dickinson

10)  “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”- Haruki Murakami

11)  “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

12)  “The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.” – Swami Vivekanand

13)  “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa

14)  “Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.” – George Bernard Shaw

15)  “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”- John Wodden

16)  " I am thankful to all those who said no. It’s because of them, I did it myself.”- Albert Einstein

17)  "Choose your thoughts carefully. You are the masterpiece of your life.” – Rhonda Byrne

18)  “If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.”- Lao Tzu

19)  “What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live / with your self-respect alive and growing.”- Maxwell Maltz

20)  “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”- Swami Vivekananda

21)  “Accept everything about yourself. I mean everything. You are you, and that is the beginning and the end; No apologies, no regrets.” - Clark Montanas.

22)  “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”- Steve Jobs

23)   “You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words that matter.”- Nicholas Sparks

24)   “I’m going to smile and make you think I’m happy, I’m going to laugh, so you don’t see me cry, I’m going to let you go in style, and even if it kills me – I’m going to smile.” - Author Unknown

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

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

27)  “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star...” – E.E. Cummings

28)  “Although actions may speak louder than words, it is our intentions that reveal our soul.” – Hal Elrod

29)  “To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life. -Robert Louis Stevenson.” – R.L. Stevenson

30)  “We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”

31)  “No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”- Dalai Lama XIV

32)  “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”  - Martin Luther King, Jr.

33)  “Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” - Mark Victor Hansen

34)  “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Maeda

35)  “People will suffer almost anything as long as it means they don’t have to change.” – Deepak Chopra

36)  “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” - Confucius

37)  “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert Brault

38)  “When you’re scared, when you’re hanging on, when life is hurting you, then you’re going to see what you’re really made of. And then you’re going to get the only respect in the world that matters: self-respect.” - Sylvester Stallone

39)  “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” - Oprah Winfrey

40)  “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

41)  “When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through.” – Nicholas Sparks

42)  “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf

43)  “That's the thing about pain...it demands to be felt.” – John Green

44)  “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!” – Jane Austen

45)  “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare

46)  “Time is very slow for those who wait
Very fast for those who are scared
very long for those who lament
Very short for those who celebrate
But for those who love time is eternal” - William Shakespeare

47)  “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Gautama Buddha

48)  “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” – Leo Tolstoy

49)  “When love is not madness it is not love.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

50)  “We know what we are, but not what we may be.” William Shakespeare

I can go on and on as there are just so many of them. Hope you all enjoy these and yes, you are free to add your favourite ones. 

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    Vintage Sorrow said...

    This is such an amazing selection of quotes!!! :D

  1. ... on 23 January 2013 at 21:43  
  2. Tattooed Mind said...

    When you want something from the core of your heart, all the Universe conspires so that you get it.... Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

    That's my favorite :)

    Great compilation, I must say... Good job!

  3. ... on 23 January 2013 at 23:10  
  4. Rebellious Submission said...

    Paulo Coelho is a storehouse of quotes....Love his writing..Thanks Amy :)

  5. ... on 24 January 2013 at 11:33  
  6. Vintage Sorrow said...

    I have nominated you for the Leibster Blog Award at http://vintagesorrow.blogspot.com/2013/01/leibster-blog-award.html

  7. ... on 24 January 2013 at 23:35  
  8. Raghav Pai said...

    "Seeing a spider isn't a problem, it becomes a problem when it disappears.." :-s You know.. really.

    Hey, BTW, Excellent collection of quotes. Cheers!

  9. ... on 25 January 2013 at 21:19  
  10. Aishwarya Nagula said...

    Looks like you really poured your heart out.

    Nice writing.
    I second whatever you've written.

  11. ... on 16 February 2013 at 00:49