We’ve decided to bring you what we consider to be the Top 100 Best Quotes of all Time. These are quotes designed to inspire you. They’re motivational quotes selected from several sources and are designed or written to get you thinking about your life, your aspirations, your goals, your work, or your dreams, hopefully they will inspire you to make these things better.

While individual choices for the best quotes of all time will vary based on what influences them or their experiences in life. These are some of the quotes we’ve considered to be the best quotes ever, if there’s any quote that is not listed here that you feel should make the list, feel free to share it here in the comments section.

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100+ Selected Best Quotes Ever [Part 1 of 2]

Best Quotes on Age

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on age:

1. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

– Henry Ford

2. “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

– Lucille Ball

3. “The old believe everything: the middle-aged suspect everything: the young know everything.”

– Oscar Wilde

4. “You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

– Bob Hope

5. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

– George Bernard Shaw

6. “No one is so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.”

– Henry David Thoreau

7. “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

– Mark Twain

8. “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”

– Victor Hugo


9. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”

– Benjamin Franklin

10. “Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.”

– Ogden Nash

Best Quotes on Beauty

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Beauty:

11. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

– Margaret Hungerford

12. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

– Confucius

13. “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”

– Martin Buxbaum

14. “Beauty, without expression, tires.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “Beauty is whatever gives joy.”

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

16. “It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”

– Leo Tolstoy

17. “I’m tired of all the nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want – an adorable pancreas?”

– Jean Kerr

18. “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

– Dorothy Parker

19. “It is not beauty that endears; it’s love that makes us see beauty.”

– Leo Tolstoy

20. “You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.”

– Chuck Palahniuk

Best Quotes on Business

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Business:

21 “Drive your business. Let not your business drive you.”

– Benjamin Franklin

22 “A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

– Henry Ford

23. “The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

– Aristotle Onassis

24. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”

– Robert Frost

25. “Never burn bridges. Today’s junior jerk, tomorrow’s senior partner.”

– Sigourney Weaver

26. “It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

27. “Good products can be sold by honest advertising. If you don’t think the product is good, you have no business to be advertising it.”

– David Ogilvy

Best Quotes on Courage

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Courage:

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Courage:


28. “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”

– Ambrose Redmoon

29. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”

– John Wayne

30. “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”

– E.E. Cummings

Best Quotes on Death

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Death:

31. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

– Steve Jobs

32. “Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.”

– Albert Einstein

33. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Best Quotes on Education / Wisdom

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Education and Wisdom:

34. “The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.”

– Socrates

35. “To repeat what others have said requires education. To challenge it requires brains.”

– Marry Pettibone Poole

36. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

– Aristotle

37. “Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.”

– Wu Ting-Fang

38. “Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

– Pete Seeger

39. “It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.”

– Alec Bourne

40. “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

– Malcolm Forbes

Best Quotes on Equality

Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Equality:

41. “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

– George Orwell

42. “Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.”

– Albert Einstein

43. “The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.”

– Aristotle

44. “Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.”

– Adam Clayton Powell Jr.


Here are some of our Selected Best Quotes Ever on Friendship:

45. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

– Dale Carnegie

46. “True friends stab you in the front.”

– Oscar Wilde

47. “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.”

– Albert Camus

48. “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”

– Aristotle

49. “Your friend is the man who knows all about you and still likes you.”

– Elbert Hubbard

50. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

– Helen Keller

51. “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

– Abraham Lincoln

52. “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”

– George Eliot

Continued in Part II of the article