36 best quotes by famous authors to inspire you

Best Quotes by famous authorsIf you’re looking for some of the best quotes by famous authors, then I have 36 great quotes to inspire you today. I’m confident that they will all get you thinking.

So, take a few minutes to read them all and then see how many of them you can work into your day.

Perhaps you have a presentation to do in the office? Well, a good quote to stress your underlying message is always a good idea. Maybe one of these would fit perfectly?

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Best quotes by famous authors (1-12):

  1. It hurt because it mattered. ~John Green
  2. To thine own self be true. ~William Shakespeare
  3. Life’s not fair; why should I be? ~Margaret Atwood
  4. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~Virginia Woolf
  5. As you start to walk on the way, the way appears. ~Rumi
  6. Straight roads do not make skilful drivers. ~Paula Coelho
  7. Each moment is a place you’ve never been. ~Mark Strand
  8. There is always something left to love. ~Gabriel García Márquez
  9. To avoid criticism: say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. ~Aristotle
  10. Everything is hard before it is easy. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  11. Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose. ~C.S. Lewis
  12. Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. ~Henry David Thoreau

Best quotes by famous authors (13-24):

  1. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~Plato
  2. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ~J.K. Rowling
  3. Sooner or later even the fastest runners have to stand and fight. ~Stephen King
  4. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein
  5. Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not. ~Oscar Wilde
  6. When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails. ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  7. I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ~Maya Angelou
  8. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win. ~Stephen King
  9. I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival. ~Audre Lorde
  10. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury
  11. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~Mark Twain
  12. It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. ~J.K. Rowling

Best quotes by famous authors (13-24)

  1. It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~George Eliot
  2. Self-awareness and self-love matter. Who we are is how we lead. ~Brene Brown
  3. No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments. ~Regina Brett
  4. Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. ~George Orwell
  5. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson
  6. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt 
  7. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ~Alice Walker
  8. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. ~Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~Mark Twain
  10. Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~Neil Gaiman
  11. It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself and half-believed before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here. ~James Baldwin
  12. There have been times, lately, when I dearly wished that I could change the past. Well, I can’t, but I can change the present so that when it becomes the past it will turn out to be a past worth having. ~Terry Pratchett

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