Great quotes don't have to come from really famous people. Some really good quotations come from every day people, some from lesser known men and women - some even anonymous.
This page contains great quotes from people who may not be household names, but they were wise Americans. It also contains general quotes that did not fit well in one of my other quotation categories. Enjoy browsing through these pearls of wisdom!
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"There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top" - Anya Seton
"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death." - Earl Wilson
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment" - Jim Rohn
"Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges." - Thomas W. Higginson
"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer." - Author Unknown
"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John W. Gardner
"Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders." - Thomas Sowell
"Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest." - Dwight L. Moody
"Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up." - Charles L. Allen
"Pessimist : A person who says that O is the last letter of ZERO, instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY." - Author Unknown
"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped" - Elbert Hubbard
"It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance." - Thomas Sowell
"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have." - Marge Piercy
"Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about." - Author Unknown
"The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true." - Author Unknown
"Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do." - John Wooden
"People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything." - Thomas Sowell
"Friendship isn't a big thing – it's a million little things." - Author Unknown
"We are, after all, a country full of people who came to America to get away from foreigners." - P.J. O'Rourke
"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
- John Muir
"What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise." - Barbara Jordan
"Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring." - Lorrin L. Lee
"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live." - Jane Addams
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Dr Wayne Dyer
"Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate!" - Author Unknown
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"Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down." Author Unknown