200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

Clever sayings and words are the words taken from the world’s famous inspirational persons. It’s not only the words, these are the experience they have got in their life. These inspirational Clever sayings and words will definitely change your perception of life.

Clever sayings and Quotes

1.“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” ― Robert Frost

2.“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee (Clever sayings)

3. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Charles Swindoll

4. “When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

5. “Keep calm and carry on.” — Winston Churchill (Clever sayings)

6. “Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.” — Anonymous

7. “I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” Rosa Parks

8. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” — Jack Kerouac

9. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam (Clever sayings)

10. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama

11. “Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

12. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo

13. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

14. “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” — John Stuart Mill (Clever sayings)

15. The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”-Socrates


200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein

17. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” — Confucius

18. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” — Buddha (Clever sayings)

19. “The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is a content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”— Seneca

20. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” — Henry David Thoreau

21. “When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” — Confucius

22. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

23. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison

24. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth

25. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” — Derek Jeter

26. “I don’t go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head.” Princess Diana

Funny clever sayings

27. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” — Stephen Hawking

28. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith

29. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

30. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (Clever sayings)

31. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs

32. “The greatest pleasure of life is love.” — Euripides

33. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D. Jakes

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

35. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

36. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses

37. “Benjamin Franklin was a humanitarian that dedicated his life to making contributions to all humans. He had a clear purpose for himself: improve the human race.” — Paulo Braga (Clever sayings)

38. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy

39. “Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick to your success is how you treat other people.” Barbara Bush

40. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

“There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” — Jennifer Aniston

42. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Kim Kiyosaki

43. “Being happy never goes out of style.” Lilly Pulitzer

44. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King

45. “I believe that nothing in life is unimportant every moment can be a beginning.” — John McLeod

46. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. (Clever sayings)

47. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” — Benjamin Franklin

Short clever sayings

48. “Find people who will make you better.” — Michelle Obama

49. “As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.” — Helen Keller

50. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who

51. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”– Henry Ford

52. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

53.  “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” — Kevin Kruse

54. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers

55. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” Mark Twain

56. “There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.” – Stephen Curry

57.  “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan (Clever sayings)

58. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”– Ernest Hemingway

59. “Today, you have 100% of your life left.” – Tom Landry

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

61. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas

62. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra

63. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps

64. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

Clever sayings about love

65. “Sing like no one’s listening, love as you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like its heaven on earth.”

66. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller (Clever sayings)

67. “All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.” Johnny Cash

68. “The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance, to ourselves, they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” Eudora Welty

69. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett

70. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard

71. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates (Clever sayings)

72. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” Maya Angelou


200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey

74. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton

75. “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.” — Hillary Clinton (Clever sayings)

76. “I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.” Ann Richards

77.  “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher

78. “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King Jr. (Clever sayings)

79. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually, it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” — Kevin Hart (Clever sayings)

80. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” Dolly Parton

81. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant

82. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” — LeBron James

83. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” Lilly Pulitzer

84. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” ― George Clooney

85. “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you’re wasting your life.” Jackie Robinson (Clever sayings)

86. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion

87. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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

89. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn (Clever sayings)

90. “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” — John F. Kennedy


200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein

92. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon (Clever sayings)

93. “If I’d have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I’d be really tired.” Willie Nelson

94. “Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John

95. “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner

96. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

97. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown (Clever sayings)

98.  “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” —Neil Armstrong 

99. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi (Clever sayings)

100. “Life is short, but it is wide. This too shall pass.” Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

101. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” —Bill Clinton

102. “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius (Clever sayings)

103. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright

104. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller

105. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” Reba McEntire

106. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot (Clever sayings)

107. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks

108. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” —Malcolm Forbes

109. “All serious daring starts from within.” Eudora Welty

110. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” —Morris West

111. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs

112. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson

113. “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” — Forrest Gump (Clever sayings)

114. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss

115. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”— Lao-Tze (Clever sayings)

116. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

117. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

118. “Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part.” Emeril Lagasse

119. “The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.” Julia Roberts

120. “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” —Leonardo DiCaprio (Clever sayings)

121. “We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.” —Hillary Clinton

122. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” Helen Keller (Clever sayings)

123. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” Dolly Parton

124. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.” — Helen Keller

125. “Now it’s the little moments that stop me in my tracks because that’s what life is all about.” Joanna Gaines

126. “I’ve been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.” Loretta Lynn

127.  “The healthiest response to life is joy.” — Deepak Chopra (Clever sayings)


200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash 

129. “It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.”-Ralph Ellison

130. “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” Martin Luther King Jr. (Clever sayings)

131. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” —Jay-Z

132. “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” — Lillian Dickson

133.  “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” —Mahatma Gandhi 

134. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci (Clever sayings)

135. 1“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J. K. Rowling

136. “There are no mistakes, only opportunities.” —Tina Fey

137. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” — Will Smith

138. “You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” Joel Osteen

139. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett (Clever sayings)

140. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”– Buddha

141. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.” — Wordsworth

 142. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn (Clever sayings)

143. “Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante

144. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” Beyoncé Knowles (Clever sayings)

145. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan

146. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem

147. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” —Ellen DeGeneres

148. “I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt

149. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

151. “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

152. “Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby.” — George Bernard Shaw (Clever sayings)

153. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” —Jeff Bezos

154. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius …” – Steve Jobs (Clever sayings)

155. “Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

156. “Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.” — Jennifer Aniston

157. “A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris

158. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” — Swami Vivekananda (Clever sayings)

159. “Just disconnect. Once in a day sometimes, sit silently and from all connections disconnect yourself.” — Yoda

160. “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” Billy Graham (Clever sayings)

161. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote

162. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Shawshank Redemption

163. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” — Buddha


200 Clever sayings and Quotes from Famous peoples

“You have two choices in life; you can either like what you do or dislike what you do. I have chosen to like what I do.” -Barbara Bush

165.  “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” —  Paulo Coelho (Clever sayings)

166. “You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by it. You’re stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence.” — Joel Osteen

167. “Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.” Fannie Flagg, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

168. . “You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone

169. “Living an experience, a particular fate is accepting it fully.” — Albert Camus

170. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey

171. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain

172. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut (Clever sayings)

173.  “There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth.” — Rick Warren

174. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” — Jimmy Carter (Clever sayings)

175. “The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.” Eudora Welty

176. “You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore.” — Elvis Presley

177.  “In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.” — Anne Frank

178. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on them. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” Johnny Cash

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

180. “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” — Seneca

181. “Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person.” — Derek Jeter

182. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Faulkner

183. “It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda

184. “Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” — Vince Lombardi (Clever sayings)

185. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” Maya Angelou

186. “Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

187.  “I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney

188. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” William Faulkner

189. “Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world, and in many ways, it’s the first step toward learning something and getting better at it.” — Jon Hamm

190. “I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.” – Bradley Cooper

191. “As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give.” — David DeNotaris

192. “Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” Rosa Parks (Clever sayings)

193. “We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.” Jimmy Carter

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

195. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. -Oprah Winfrey

196. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

197. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -Mother Teresa

198. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love as you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like its heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey

199. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” -Margaret Mead (Clever sayings)

200. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”― Mahatma Gandhi

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