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250 Most Popular Quotes Of All Time: Famous, Inspirational

1. The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

2. Let your students know it’s okay to make mistakes, so long as they pick themselves back up and try again.

3. Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. Bil Keane

4. The time I kill is killing me. Mason Cooley

5. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

6. Better spend time waiting for the opportunity to take an action than miss the chance. In Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, the phrase is said by a character who suspects his wife’s infidelity, but in fact, it can be applied to any situation when you need to take a chance to change things.

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8. The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one.

9. If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future? Stephen Hawking

10. “Genius is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.” —Thomas Edison

11. Here’s an important lesson for any future leader. Help your students develop positive habits in the classroom now and they’ll be able to set out on an exciting journey later on.

12. To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.

13. Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

14. Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back. Harvey Mackay

15. The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.

16. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryun

17. A dead end is just a good place to turn around.

18. Worry is like sand in an oyster: a little produces a pearl, too much kills the animal.

19. The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it. Shoppenhauer

20. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

21. If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.

22. Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man.

23. My dad used to say, You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did.

24. “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

25. What’s wrong with being sentimental? Sentimental means you like stuff.

26. The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.

27. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” —A.A. Milne

28. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” —Jennifer Dukes Lee

29. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” —John Wooden

30. “Today a reader. Tomorrow a leader.” –Anonymous

31. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne

32. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.” —Plutarch

33. The way we spend our time defines who we are. Jonathan Estrin

34. “Never let the fear of striking out stop you from playing the game.” —Babe Ruth

35. Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.

36. Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not opening it?

37. There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson

38. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

39. Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door.

40. Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes. Charles Dickens

41. We all need this reminder sometimes — students and teachers alike.

42. Instill a sense of camaraderie into your classroom by encouraging your students to put their heads together.

43. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... (A Tale of Two Cities)

44. It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

45. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” —B.B. King

46. A life of unremitting caution, without the carefree—or even, occasionally, the careless—may turn out to be half a life.

47. If your students want spectacular results, they can’t take the easy way out.

48. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

49. If we truly love something, we spend (or invest?) time in it. As time is a valuable resource, when invested, it makes the person, goal or activity even more important for us. But there’s a negative side too. Sometimes we hold on to the past and to the irrelevant goals just because we already spent too much time on them.

50. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

51. Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson

52. My father gave me the best advice of my life. He said, “Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.”

53. Be thankful for what you have—you’ll end up having more.

54. It’s the rough side of the mountain that’s the easiest to climb; the smooth side doesn’t have anything for you to hang on to.

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56. It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it. Seneca

57. Each day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbon.

58. Punctuality is the thief of time. – Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

59. And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. (The Great Gatsby)

60. It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon.

61. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! - Audrey Hepburn

62. Failure isn’t final. In fact, it can be a powerful tool for growth and progress.

63. The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

64. If you don’t place your foot on the rope, you’ll never cross the chasm.

65. All glory comes from daring to begin.

66. A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

67. What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

68. Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Stephen King, The Green Mile

69. Don’t say you can’t until you prove you can’t.

70. There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on. Leo Christopher

71. If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!

72. Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. Thomas Hardy

73. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” —Beverly Stills

74. While we cannot do anything about how fast the time flows, we still can control how we use it. Being more energized and productive helps us live to the fullest. Always remember what your goals are, get more done, and try new things to find all of your talents.

75. Time brings all things to pass. Aeschylus

76. The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention.

77. Procrastination means you know what you need to do and you don’t do it. If you don’t know what to do, you aren’t procrastinating. You are thinking.

78. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

79. “Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” —Mason Cooley

80. “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the one who cannot read them.” —Mark Twain

81. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J. R. R. Tolkien

82. The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.

83. “Teachers can open the door, but you must enter it yourself.” —Chinese proverb

84. Lost time is never found again. – Benjamin Franklin.

85. Having a young child explain something exciting he has seen is the finest example of communication you will ever hear or see.

86. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

87. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

88. How often do we understand that we could use our time better, and regret that we didn’t spend it wisely? How often do we dream of how good it would be to amend things we did or didn’t do long ago? The older we get, the longer and thicker are the shadows of the past, and what’s important here is not holding on to them. We cannot turn the clock back, but we can do our best today to make tomorrow a happier time.

89. There is only one certainty in life and that is that nothing is certain.

90. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln

91. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

92. Without darkness, there are no dreams.

93. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.

94. The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.

95. There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.

96. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

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98. The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C.S. Lewis

99. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

100. The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. – Stephen R. Covey.

101. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” —Helen Hayes

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103. But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.

104. Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.

105. You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.

106. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

107. Students should know your classroom is a safe and open space for questions and discussion.

108. Action is the antidote to despair.

109. Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

110. We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. John F. Kennedy

111. Change your 24 hours and you will change your life. Eric Thomas

112. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

113. I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.

114. I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.

115. Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them. Dion Boucicault

116. Friends are the family we choose.

117. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

118. Homework can be hard, but you can change the way your students think about learning by reframing it as a tool that is going to shape a brighter future.

119. Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings. John Updike

120. Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

121. You can’t keep today’s hour for tomorrow – we all know that, but still tend to procrastinate. Benjamin Franklin warns that time is a scarce resource, and if it’s wasted, it cannot be recovered later. This is why mindful planning and work on productivity are so important.

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123. People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder.

124. How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss

125. A playful rhyme that encourages students to crack open new books is the perfect thing to display in a library or reading nook.

126. Age is not the enemy. Stagnation is the enemy. Complacency is the enemy. Stasis is the enemy

127. There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. Napoleon I

128. It is our choices that show what we really are, far more than our abilities.

129. No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. - Robin Williams

130. The trouble is, you think you have time. Jack Kornfield

131. The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

132. We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

133. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

134. In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope.

135. We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams. Jeremy Irons

136. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” –Walt Disney

137. “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” –Albert Einstein

138. Joy is one of the only emotions you can’t contrive.

139. Later, he repeats this idea in his thought: They must understand that we can only lose by taking the offensive. Patience and time are my warriors, my champions.

140. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” —Ken Blanchard

141. Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

142. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace.

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144. RELATED: Positive Affirmations You Should Say Every Day

145. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!

146. RELATED: Life-Changing Words You’ll Never Forget

147. Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.

148. Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day – and later realizing that you never make up for the lost time: the cycle familiar to any of us. While it is not possible to completely avoid it, we should never forget that we can’t reclaim the time we wasted, and spend it on things we love and need.

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151. You are genuinely happy if you don’t know why.

152. We are not at our best perched at the summit; we are climbers, at our best when the way is steep.

153. The only failure is not knowing how to be happy.

154. You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future. Ashley Ormon

155. Be like the sun and the meadow, which are not in the least concerned about the coming winter.

156. The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.

157. Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. – Theophrastus.

158. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” –Zig Ziglar

159. “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” —Chinese proverb

160. Time spent with cats is never wasted. Colette

161. Memories are everyone’s second chance at happiness.

162. Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. Jean De La Bruyere

163. A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin

164. I still close my eyes and go home—I can always draw from that.

165. Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. (Forrest Gump)

166. You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F. Kettering

167. Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.

168. Just because you’re nervous doesn’t mean you have to look nervous. Nobody can look inside you. Project what you want to project.

169. People have always been considering time as a relentless and cruel force, a robber, and a killer. Looks like a depressive poetic phrase, and the realization that it is not possible to control the course of time is even more sad. But good news is that time is a valuable resource that each of us has, and we can use it at our own discretion and for our benefit.

170. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” —Elon Musk

171. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.

172. Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it’s enough.

173. Be yourself. No one can ever tell you that you’re doing it wrong.

174. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

175. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

176. Time waits for no one. – Folklore.

177. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

178. I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

179. Time is the wisest counselor of all. – Pericles.

180. Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.

181. Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. (Friday Night Lights)

182. Challenge your students to face their fears head-on. After all, they’ll miss 100% of the shots they don’t take.

183. “You have to be odd to be No.1.” —Dr. Seuss

184. Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.

185. Living is the art of getting used to what we didn’t expect.

186. RELATED: Most Beautiful Proverbs from Around the World

187. If you can’t reach your destination by one road, try another.

188. He who laughs most learns best.

189. Sometimes you need to practice a little tough love. This message shows that you’re there to offer up the tools for education, but it’s up to your students to accept and use these tools.

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191. Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. Mason Cooley

192. The nature of time is a complex thing. Scientists, poets, and philosophers explain it differently, and many of us have our own understanding of what it is and how it works, and – what’s more important from the practical point of view – how it influences us and how we influence it.

193. Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

194. It’s a strange thing, but when you are dreading something, and would give anything to slow down time, it has a disobliging habit of speeding up. J.K. Rowling

195. The future is uncertain but the end is always near. Jim Morrison

196. Time is a storm in which we are all lost. William Carlos Williams

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199. Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make it a doozy.

200. Young people who read this will realize they’re only doing themselves a disservice by leaving things to the last minute.

201. Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. William Penn

202. The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.

203. Great ideas can’t get off the ground without hard work and elbow grease.

204. Even a small star shines in the darkness.

205. If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. Maria Edgeworth

206. Time is money. – Benjamin Franklin.

207. If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.

208. Whatever your students are passionate about, be the teacher who helps them get started.

209. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated.” —R. Collier

210. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

211. Even the most successful person makes mistakes. The process of learning from life’s failures isn’t easy, but it can be a good thing for your students to experience. As a teacher, you can’t stop students from struggling, but you can help them discover important lessons while providing the encouragement to carry on.

212. We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Nelson Mandela

213. Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

214. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.

215. Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

216. Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

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218. This food for thought is a great reminder that little daily actions add up to big change.

219. With reminders like this around the classroom, you’re sure to inspire a new generation of bookworms and trailblazers.

220. Knowledge is power. Encourage your students to start harnessing that power today.

221. Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.

222. Believe in yourself. Stay in your own lane. There’s only one you.

223. Failure is God’s way of saying, “Excuse me, you’re moving in the wrong direction.”

224. Even the worst haircut eventually grows out.

225. Spread the good vibes around your classroom with this reminder that it’s cool to be kind.

226. As for his famous saying, it refers to the concept of opportunity cost. This means, each choice you make has its cost, and delays (as a choice to not take action) usually lead to decrease in output.

227. Time is an illusion. Albert Einstein

228. Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.

229. Education is the gift that keeps on giving. Encourage your class members to hold that gift close to their hearts.

230. I’ve learned that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

231. The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

232. A champion is someone who gets up when he can't. - Jack Dempsey

233. Time slips away like grains of sand never to return again. Robin Sharma

234. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” –Thomas Jefferson

235. The sky isn’t the limit—the sky has no limit.

236. A person without regrets is a nincompoop.

237. Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

238. No day in which you learn something is a complete loss.

239. There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day. Martin Luther

240. Ancient Greek philosophy is known by its combination of merely theoretical thoughts and practical approach. Theophrastus understood time as an accident of motion that cannot be stopped or reversed, and he said that waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.

241. The earliest record of this phrase is dated 1225 – before English was shaped in the modern form. The origin is uncertain, so it’s considered to be a proverbial wisdom. It means that no man has enough power to stop time or to change its course.

242. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

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244. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. – William Shakespeare.

245. Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining nearby.

246. The only journey is the one within. - Rainer Maria Rilke

247. Track hours and analyze productivity trends with actiTIME to increase work efficiency and attain excellent results

248. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein

249. Faith is taking the first step. Even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

250. Here’s a beautiful simile for any schoolroom that can help ignite a passion for learning in your students.

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