I’m on a hunt for the greatest thoughts of all time, expressed as quotes. I’m a big believer that our language shapes the quality of our lives and that we can shape the landscape of our minds with timeless wisdom and inspirational quotes.
I especially enjoy little pithy prose, those gems of insight, that remind us of how to live better and operate at a higher level. I’m a fan of the quotes that really bring out our inner-awesome in work and life.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes of all time, which reflect some of the greatest thoughts of all time:
- “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
- “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
- “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
- “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln
- “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away.” – Anonymous
- “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” — Henry David Thoreau
- “Life beats down and imprisons the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” — Stella Adler
- “If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” — Amy Tan
- “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher
- “The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and objectionable.” – Plato
If you have a favorite quote or thought of all time, feel free to share it with me. I’m working on my timeless wisdom collection in the background, and I want to make it easy to scan the greatest thoughts of all time.
It will be a collection of evergreen wisdom at your fingertips.