51 famous quotes by celebrated people

Mantras that our inspirations have lived by!

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What’s life without pearls of wisdom from people who we have been learning about since childhood days? Everyone has some Mantra, some idol, some idea that they want to chase to become a better version of themselves.

We have curated some famous quotes that we believe can help all of us kickstart our mood every day. Just remember them when you feel the going is getting tough!



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“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

Find out something weird about some topic that you never have paid attention to before and share it with your friends and family. You never know what they will share in return!

He was a talented musician!

Slow & Wise

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“Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”

Pay attention. From every small thing you do to every big task. Just pay attention and see how you enjoy the same routine more.

He wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets.

No judgements

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“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Talk to a person you never really liked before. Try not to judge them and be kind. See how things change. 🙂

She never saw her mother or sister again after leaving home to become a missionary.

Thoughts matter

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“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Be positive. Before starting anything or during the day, just focus on positivity and watch things turn around better.

Buddha was mainly portrayed as chubby because it is a symbol of happiness in the east.

Think, you

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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Keep a day aside every week just for yourself. Do not do anything for anyone else on that day. Self-pamper!  

She was a cabaret singer at first.


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“Stay hungry, stay foolish.” 

Pick up a new language to learn! It’s more of fun than of learning.

He almost became a Buddhist monk!

Less is better

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“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

Declutter! Give away things you haven’t used in a long time.

He was a soldier for Greece!

Be prepared

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“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Pen down a short-term goal today. With an end date that you stick to like your life depends on it. 😉

With his help, the Nation of Islam took off in popularity.


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“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

Find your zero-in word! Whenever you feel distracted remember that word and see your focus immediately come back.

He was partly German!

Small greatness

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“A great man is always willing to be little.”

Give someone else a chance. It will make you feel warm within to watch them in the limelight.

He was known as the ‘Sage of Concord’.

Days count

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“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

Journal today! Write what you liked about the day and what you didn’t. Then tomorrow try doing more of what you liked!

He was voted the No. 1 heavyweight of the 20th century by the Associated Press.

Be kind, always

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

If someone makes you angry. Take a moment and calm yourself down. Be kind to them. It works wonders!

He took the throne at age 4 at an enthronement ceremony in Lhasa, Tibet and became a monk at age 6.

Well done!

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“Well done is better than well said.”

Try to convert your words into actions. It will give you more satisfaction!

He only had 2 years of formal education!


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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” 

Take a leap of faith today! Do something you never thought of doing. (nothing dangerous, please)

There’s a woodpecker named after him.


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“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Do something new. Like staying in? Go out! Like coffee? Try tea today!

Socrates Heeded an Internal ‘Voice’.

Keep it simple

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“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.”

Don’t over complicate situations. If you feel something is too complex just break it down so that you can understand better.

Henry sang in a choir and played the flute.


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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Let go of a grudge you have been holding onto for too long!

He was the 1930 Time Magazine Man of the Year.


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“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

Learn from your past mistakes. Think of something in the past that hurt you. Now separate the hurt and think of the lesson.

The Oprah Winfrey Show aired for 25 years.

Spot the beauty

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“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”

List down the good things in life. Then pause. Reflect. You’ll be grateful!

Anne’s diary was her 13th birthday present.

Life & Love

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“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”

Tell your parents you love them and watch a smile spread across their face! We don’t do it as often as we should.

He wrote the Notre-Dame de Paris in an attempt to save the cathedral.

Just do it

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“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Try your hand at best out of waste!

Roosevelt was a prolific writer.

Step by step

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“Little by little, one travels far.” 

Take the first step towards anything today. It could be to reconcile with someone, write a story, or even to express yourself.

Tolkien enjoyed clubbing.


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“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”

Be persistent. Don’t let go of anything just because you don’t have the time for it right now. Keep at it.

He left home at 17!

Who you are

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“It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.”

Show people the real you. Unabashedly.

He bought Graceland when he was 22!

Thinking is key

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“I think, therefore I am.”

Come up with your own life Mantra!

Descartes loved to dress up in fancy clothes. He was rarely caught in any casual clothing!

Love your life

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“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

Appreciate the things you love in your life. Positivity will spread from your heart up to your tippy toes.

He was a palm reader before he was a singer!

Steps & Leaps

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“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Do something for your community. Or don’t go that far also, just do something kind for your neighbour today! 

Neil Armstrong knew how to fly before he got a driver’s license.

Country love

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“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”

Why should we be patriotic only on two days in a year? Be patriotic all year long! Do some good for the society.

He was the only president to win a Purple Heart.

Family comes first

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“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

Spend some quality time with your family. Make eternal memories!

She always dreamt of becoming a ballerina!

First steps

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Begin working towards your dreams. Enough of the serious ambitions! 🙂

His work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.

No stopping

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“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

Pick up something you gave up mid way!

He was schooled in six arts.

Quality Vs Quantity

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“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”

Have a heart to heart conversation with your bestie over a cuppa! Let loose.

Seneca’s health suffered, and he went to recuperate in Egypt.

Get up!

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“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

Tell your life stories to the young ones in the family and become their hero!

He is known as the best coach and considered to be the best guide in football history.

Less travelled roads

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“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”

Do it the unconventional way. Whatever it is, just do it with a new spin.

He first wore his famous number 99 when he was 16 years old.


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“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Buy something you have been waiting for the right time to buy. Do it NOW!

Paramount Pictures offered West a motion picture contact in 1932. She was 38.

Dare to live

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“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Do something daring today!

Helen visited 39 countries around the world during her lifetime.

Genius at work

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“Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

Chalk out a plan of action for yourself and stick to it. You’ll be surprised how productivity will increase your happy hormones!

His first two kids had the nicknames Dot and Dash.

Will of steel

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“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Start writing a book of lessons where you can record your own life lessons and pass them on to the future gen Z! <3

His moustache frightened women.

Be positive

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“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

Be positive. Your self convincing power can work wonders for you.

Henry Ford was America’s second billionaire, after oil magnate John D Rockefeller.


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“Keep calm and carry on.”

Do some meditation. Let the nerves relax.

He was named an honorary citizen of the United States.

Eternal patience

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“Genius is eternal patience.”

Play a role reversal game with your family! It’ll be fun to see how they like their patience being tested!

He had terrible fashion sense, and a habit of making people angry.

No regrets

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“Fear is stupid. So are regrets.”

List down all your regrets. Read them out loud once and then chuck them in the bin promising to never think about them again!

Her birth name was Norma Jean Mortenson.

Busy living

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“Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

Plan a get together with your closest friends and make sure everyone shows up! A much needed stress buster it will be. 😀

He was hit by a car, then bought the car that hit him!

Be the hero

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“Be the hero of your own story.”

Arrange a dinner party with friends and family and share old stories with each other. <3 

He performed free for 13 years!

Don't NOT try

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“The only failure is not to try.”

Learn a sport that no one ever taught you. Like cycling (if you haven’t been taught, ofcourse)! 😀

He’s related to a president! 😉

Do the impossible

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“It’s fun to do the impossible.”

Watch some Disney classics with the kids of the house and become one yourself! 😉

He played Peter Pan in a school play!

No worries

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“What worries you, masters you.”

Take a spa day off! Soak all those worries away.

John Locke is regarded as the Father of Liberalism.

All your might

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“Whatever you do, do with all your might.”

Start writing a book of ambitions. Small ones at first before you jump to the bigger ones. Set start and end dates. Give it your best shot to achieve them!

The name Cicero means “chickpea”.

Believe in yourself

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“You are what you believe yourself to be.”

Believe in yourself. Tell yourself you got this!

He was a hippie!


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“The future starts today, not tomorrow.”

Don’t procrastinate! Get up and start doing things you wanna do!

He was the first ever Pope to visit a mosque.

Memories over dreams

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“When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.”

Don’t wait for things to magically change. Be the change you wanna see. Talk less and do more!

He is a Grammy winner!

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