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We all need a boost, even famous people! Enjoy these 50 famous quotes from some of your favorite (or not) celebrities, entrepreneurs, and public figures! Enjoy!

Which famous actor or actress, or business magnate, or political icon do you look up to?

What are some qualities about famous people do you respect?

What are some traits and mindsets you have incorporated into your life from the people you admire?


Here are some of my favorite quotes from famous people that have helped me stay on track through life’s adventures!


Quotes by famous people that will inspire you


1.) “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel


2.) I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a one size fits all standard for happiness.Kanye West


3.) If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins


4.) There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle


5.) When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu


6.) I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. – Albert Einstein


7.) If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –  Sheryl Sandberg


8.) You get what you settle for. – Thelma and Louise


9.) Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot

Famous Quotes and Sayings On Life and Success

10.) Only those who play to win. Only those who risk to win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary. – Iveta Cherneva


11.) I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this, and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. – Marissa Mayer


12.) If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. – Dhirubhai Ambani

Famous Quotes about life

13.) Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


14.) And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Anais Nin


15.) Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

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16.) Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting. – Karl Wallenda

Quotes by famous people about life

17.) Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.Chinese proverb


18.) The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine

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19.) It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot


20.) The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.Ayn Rand


21.) You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. – Judith McNaught


22.) Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. –Deepak Chopra


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23.) Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act. –Andre Malraux


24.) If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. -Mario Andretti


25.) You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something; your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.Steve Jobs


26.) Every man dies, but not every man really lives. – Braveheart


27.) Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. –Oprah Winfrey

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28.) Leap and the net will appear. – Zen

Quotes from Famous People On Life and Love

29.) Saying it is impossible to live without failing at something is impossible. Unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. J.K. Rowling


30.) Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. –  Denis Waitley

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31.) I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. – Sidney Crosby


32.) The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. -Chinese Proverb


33.) Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – Jimmy Carter

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34.) A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd


35.) Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield

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36.) The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations. – Deepak Chopra

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37.) Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life is too short to think small.Tim Ferriss


38.) Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain


39.) Do one thing every day that scares you.Eleanor Roosevelt

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40.) 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

Quotes by Famous People On Fear and Success

41.) Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. – George Addair


42.) In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. – Bill Cosby


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43.) Your dreams are ballbusters; they’re not the yellow brick road. – Kelly Cutrone


44.) Screw it, let’s do it! Richard Branson


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

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46.) When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. – Ellen DeGeneres


47.) You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. – Marissa Mayer

Quotes by Famous People About Risk

48.) If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn


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49.) If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. – Annie Dillard


50.) Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. – Billy Wilder



What other famous quotes by famous people would you add to the list?