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Words! Words can be as simple as a few dozen letters on a white sheet of paper, yet they can be overwhelming strong. Words can enrage us into a fury. They can make us feel empty and alone. They can make us smile and they can make us cry. Words are simple but strong. They can inspire, teach and motivate. Some of the best quotes contain life lessons and send chills down one’s spine when read or spoken aloud. Enjoy the greatest quotes from the smartest minds below.


“Give a man a mask, and he will show you his true face.” – Oscar Wilde

“We stopped checking for monsters under our beds when we realized they were inside us.” – Sam Steven

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace”

“Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.” – From old American gravestones.

“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?” – Mark Twain

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Tell us sweetling, which is more disturbing: the the guilty still walk, or that the innocent are so very desperate to kill?” – The Secret World, 1712 Fire

“War is the old and bitter tricking the young and stupid into killing each other.” – Niko Bellic

“Choosing the lesser of two evils, is still choosing evil.” – Jerry Garcia

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John F. Kennedy

“Wolves do not concerns themselves with the opinions of sheep.”

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.”

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

“Battle not with the monsters, lest you become a monster. And when you gaze into the Abyss, it gazes also into you.”

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.” – Paulo Coelho

“I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.” – Oscar Wilde

It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it. -Robert Edward Lee

“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.”

“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when the storm comes.” -Alexandre Dumas

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

“Life is only precious because it ends.” – Rick Riordan

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

“Guide this one to where the traveler never tires, the lover never leaves, the hungry never starve. Guide this one, and he will be a companion to you as he was to me.”

“A dream without a plan is only a wish”

“He who makes himself into a beast, gets rid of the pain of being a man.” – Samuel Johnson

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“The only ones who should kill are those prepared to be killed.”

“The ones that love us least, are the ones we’ll die to please”. – Paul Westerberg

“We are all evil in some form or another, are we not?” – Richard Ramirez

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

“The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes.”

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.” – Horace Walpole

“Happiness and sanity are an impossible combination.” – Mark Twain

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget whose beneath it.”

“Would you rather cross the line and suffer the consequences, or spend the rest of your life staring at the line wondering what could have been?”

“The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.” – John Lennon

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” – Stephen King

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