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Quotable Quotes for Essay Papers

Here is a quick view of some quotes to help you adding value to your essay paper. The Civil Services Strategist wishes you all the best!

Quotes on Inspiration

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. —  Marianne Williamson

And, when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ― Paulo Coelho

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.― Henri J.M. Nouwen

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. ― Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. ― Dalai Lama XIV

Peace begins with a smile. ― Mother Teresa

Quotes on hope

  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. —  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -―Theodore Roosevelt
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.- ―Helen Keller
  • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.– Helen Keller
    Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.―Langston Hughes
  • I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. -―Robert Fulghum,
  • There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.-  Alexandre Dumas
  • Hope is the thing with feathers
  • That perches in the soul
    And sings the tune without the words
    And never stops at all.”
    ― Emily Dickinson
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.-― Oscar Wilde

Quotes on Confidence

  • Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.– Norman Vincent Peale
  • All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.- Mark Twain
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -― Eleanor Roosevelt
  • I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ― Thomas A. Edison
  • First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. –Mahatma Gandhi
  • Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. —Potter Stewart

Quotes on Life

  • You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus
  • There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.-―Albert Einstein
  • In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.-Abraham Lincoln
  • Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.
    ― Theodore Roosevelt
  • The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russell
  • Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.— Virgil
  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. —Sholom Aleichem
  • Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. —Irving Berlin
  • Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. —Sai Baba
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. —George Bernard Shaw
  • Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. —Dalai Lama
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. —Soren Kierkegaard



Quotes on Negativity

Seven things negative people will do to you. They will…
1. Demean your value;

2. Destroy your image
3. Drive you crazily!

4. Dispose your dreams!

5. Discredit your imagination!

6. Deframe your abilities and Be a phoenix:

7. Disbelieve your opinions!

  • Rise From Ashes“ Stay away from negative people!”
    ― Israelmore Ayivor

Quotes on Change

  • Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ― Martin Luther King Jr.


Quotes on Success and opportunities


  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. —-Albert Schweitzer
  • I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. —Abraham Lincoln
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. —Winston Churchill
  • When a person really desires something from the core of his/her heart, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his/her dream.— Paulo Coelho
  • Success comes when preparation meets opportunity – Henry Hartman quotes
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln
  • Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them – William Arthur Ward
  • Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. – Winston Churchill
  • Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.– Zig Ziglar
  • Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
    – Winston Churchill
  • To live a pure unselfish life, one must have nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.- Buddha


Quotes on thoughts


  • A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Buddha
  • We are what we think. All what we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. – Buddha
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.— Buddha
  • Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. —Abraham Lincoln
  • You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. —Abraham Lincoln
  • Everything you can imagine is real.-  Pablo Picasso

Quotes on Knowledge

  • Nothing in the entire world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. – Confucius
  • Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      – Kofi Annan
  • Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with. – Robert Staughton Lynd
    • Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person. – Ethel watts Mumford
  • Human behavior flows from three main- sources- desire, emotion and knowledge. – Plato
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.―Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Today knowledge has power it controls access to opportunity and advancement. – Peter Drucker
  • The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. –Rechard Cecil
  • The false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.- Issac  Asimov
  • If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are conditions to development. – Kofi Annan
  • Being adequately informed is the democratic duty, just as the vote is a democratic right. A misinformed electorate, voting without knowledge is not a true democracy. –Jay Griffits
  • There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. Albert Einstein


Quotes on Democracy

  • Democracy is the Government of the people, by the people, for the people, and shall not perish from the Earth. —- Abraham Lincoln
  • You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. —-Abraham Lincoln
  • What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? -― Mahatma Gandhi
  • Democracy is the road to socialism. —-Karl Marx
  • Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy. —- Plato
  • The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.― Winston S. Churchill
  • Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. — Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. —–Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. —Aristotle
  • Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation. —Atifete Jahjaga
  • Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. —– Plato
  • Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. —Alexander Hamilton
  • To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. —Louis L’Amour


Quotes on Globalisation, Industrialisation and Environment

  • Globalisation means many things. At one level, it talks of trade, which since the 16th century has exchanged goods and now, increasingly, ideas and information across the globe. But globalisation is also a view of the world – it is an opinion about man and why men are on the world. —John Berger
  • You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.- ―John Lennon
  • The ‘anti-globalisation movement’ is the most significant proponent of globalisation – but in the interests of people, not concentrations of state-private power. —Noam Chomsky
  • Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs. — Anna Lindh
  • Spiraling demand for resources of which our world contains a finite supply is the great long-term threat posed by globalisation. That is why we need new technology to relieve it.—Peter Thiel
  • Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe. —Germaine Greer
  • A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. – Aldo Leopold
  • Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations. –Earl Nightingale
  • “The global industrial economy is the engine for massive environmental degradation and massive human (and nonhuman) impoverishment.”― Derrick Jensen
  • Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. – Evo Morales
  • So much of the habitat destruction and pollution is based on the simple principle that we somehow have been given free license over other species to degrade the planet. – Greg Graffin

Quotes on Education

  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. —John Dewey
    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. —Nelson Mandela
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  • I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ― Albert Einstein
  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin
  • Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. –Malcolm X
  • Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth. —Chanakya
  • Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. —AristotleThe great aim of education is not knowledge but action. —Herbert Spencer
  • The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. —Carl Rogers
    The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. —Sydney J. Harris
  • You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.― Brigham Young
  • What is really needed to make democracy function is not knowledge of facts, but right education.– Mahatma Gandhi
  • Without a strong educational system democracy is crippled knowledge is not only key to power. It is the citadel of human freedom. –Harry Truman
  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.- Mark Twain

Quotes on Health

  • To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. –Buddha
  • Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. – Marilu Henner
  • “A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us. ”― Pema Chödrön
  • There’s nothing more important than our good health – that’s our principal capital asset. – Arlen Specter

Quotes on humour

  • There is a thin line that separates laughter and Pain, Comedy and Tragedy, humor and hurt.                                                                                                            – Erma Bombeck
  • The secret to humor is surprise. – Aristotle
  • You are not angry with people when you laugh at them, humor teaches tolerance. – Somerset Maugham
  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, and a tragedy for the poor. – Shdom Aleichem
  • Mental events are not passive happenings but the acts of a subject. Hermann Ebbinghaus
  • Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever. – Khalil Gibran
  • The world is a perpetual caricature of itself, at every moment it is the mockery and the contradictions of what it is pretending to be. George Santayana
  • We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating over selves on their defects. – William Hazlitt
  • It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humor and satire in its system of control. –Dario FO.
  • If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago have committed suicide. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Humor is just another defense against the universe. – Mel rooks.


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