All Time Best Classic Book Quotes

Classic Book Quotes

Here are some classic book quotes from various literary works.

Classic Book Quotes

1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
— Jane Austen, “Pride and Prejudice”

2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
— Steve Jobs, inspired by “The Whole Earth Catalog”

3. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance”

4. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
— William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”

5. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt, inaugural address, inspired by various sources

6. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

7. “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
— William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

8. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
— George Eliot, “Adam Bede”

9. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, inspired by various sources

10. “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
— George Orwell, “Animal Farm”

11. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
— Robert Frost, various sources

12. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
— Socrates, as quoted by Plato in “Apology”

13. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
— Peter Drucker, various sources

14. “It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.”
— Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations”

15. “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
— Stephen King, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”

16. “To be or not to be, that is the question.”
— William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”

17. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
— Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”

18. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
— Jordan Belfort, inspired by various sources

19. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
— Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”

20. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
— The Bible, “Genesis”

21. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
— E.E. Cummings, various sources

22. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, various sources

23. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
— C.S. Lewis, “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

24. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
— William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar”

25. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
— Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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