Quotes

Senior quotes from books

Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Do I dare disturb the universe? – T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. – George Orwell, Animal Farm

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am. – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more. – Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. – John Green, Looking for Alaska

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

She wasn’t bitter. She was sad, though. But it was a hopeful kind of sad. – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

We are all fools in love. – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I would always rather be happy than dignified. – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams, The Old Astronomer

It’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it. – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. – Leonardo da Vinci

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller, The Open Door

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Dream big and dare to fail. – Norman Vaughan

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. – Sam Levenson

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. – Roy T. Bennett

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michelangelo

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. – Socrates

Life is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. – Oscar Wilde

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon

I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – St. Augustine

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