25 Transformative Quotes by American Figures

25 Transformative Quotes by American Figures
  1. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
  2. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost, Poet
  3. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson, Humorist
  4. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady and Activist
  5. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates (although not American, this quote is widely recognized and adopted by many Americans)
  6. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker, Management Consultant
  7. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill (also not American but highly influential)
  8. “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa, Humanitarian
  9. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Leader
  10. “The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown, Entrepreneur
  11. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela (not American, but his impact extended to the United States)
  12. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher
  13. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
  14. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook
  15. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.
  16. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll, Pastor
  17. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean, Singer and Actor
  18. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra, Singer and Actor
  19. “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, Theologian
  20. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama (not American, but influential in American culture)
  21. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Philosopher
  22. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
  23. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul
  24. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I have been successful.” – Michael Jordan, Basketball Legend
  25. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Legend
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