Quotes or sayings are among the best ways that can best illustrate our realities and problems. The ultimate goal of sayings is to plant some of the best values and ideals that would help us lead a happy life that is free from failure or pessimism. They represent inspiration that would guide us through our lives. Such prominent quotes can be said by prophets. They represent the core of religions. They would make people righteous and full of goodness. However, there are also creative people who experienced many hardships and obstacles in their lives. At the end, they were able to overcome these obstacles and achieve success. They wanted the other generations to benefit from these experiences that will make it easy for them to lead a happy a life. These are some of the most famous quotes by prominent figures such as Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Henry Ford and Shakespeare.
10 “Imagination is more important than knowledge”
This quote was said by Albert Einstein who was theoretical physicist. This quote draws a comparison between what we know and what we imagine or dream of. It shows that knowledge is limited while imagination allows us a vast world. Imagination would allow us to invent new things and develop our lives. However, both knowledge and imagination serve each other.
9 “If music be the food of love, play on”
This is one of the most famous quotes said by Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Orsino wants some music that would help him after he got frustrated in his courtship of Countess Olivia. He believes that eating would enable him to get rid of the desire to eat so he thought that music would also help him deal with love.
8 “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”
It is a quotation by Walt Disney. This quotation advises us not to think much of what we have to do and to start action. At the end, we will find ourselves able to achieve what we were afraid of doing. We should also work more than we talk. Relinquishing talk is the first step towards action.
7 “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal”
This astonishing quote was an example of Henry Ford creation. It shows that fear is the enemy of success. It thwarts all attempts towards achieving our goals. The main thing that we should keep focusing on is the goal. This would give us all the needed courage to reach the goal.
6 “I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”
This is one of the prominent quotes by Wayne Gretzky who is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. These immortal words were directed to his son. They made him a star at an early age. This quote was used by many CEOs, managers and corporate consultants.
5 “When you come to a fork in the road, take it”
It is a telling quotation by Yogi Berra who was professional in his baseball career. He is one of the prominent figures in the world of sports thanks to his wonderful sayings. It means that man should have a choice when he is faced with a certain situation. He should not delay the matter. In this collection, he focused on his journey of success.
4 “We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion”
This quote by Hegel tells us one of the secrets of success, passion. It tells us that we should like what we do in order to achieve what we want. Passion and love will enable us to go ahead. This reflects the optimistic philosophy of Hegel. All great deeds have been done by passion and optimism.
3 “The life which is unexamined is not worth living”
It was one of the best quotes by one of the founders of Western philosophy, Socrates. This quote shows how unique human beings are. They differ from animals in that they can investigate and examine all the matters to know the best thing they would do. He appreciates the value of a virtuous life.
2 “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”
It is said by M.K. Gandhi who is one of the advocates of peaceful protest. It promotes the value of learning. It advises us not to delay it. These pieces of information will combine together to form something bigger that has a great benefit.
1 “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”
This is an inspiring quotation by Zig Ziglar. Every one of us has a goal in his mind. One may aspire to become a rich person. Another one may want to lose weight. This will make us happy when we reach the goal. However, what is more important than the goal itself is the sense of confidence that we get. It will motivate us and encourage us to continue.
These are the foundations of all principles and values that govern human life. These are the keys to a happy life that is full of hope, optimism and wealth , too.