Famous people are always saying things that ended up being quoted by others. Some may say silly things but there are also those who had said very remarkable and profound words that are quoted by others time and time again.
Below are 15 remarkable quotations of 15 famous people.
1. "The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision." - John Major, prime minister of Great Britain.
2. "I want to be a white man's brother, not his brother-in-law." - Martin Luther King, a black activist. He aspired to see black people getting equal treatment but was unfortunately assassinated for his outspokenness.
3. "I tried marijuana once, I did not inhale." - Bill Clinton, former US President who was almost impeached while in office. His sexual exploits made media headlines all around the world.
4. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucius, famous Chinese philosopher whose teachings are still practised by many of his followers. He's well-known for all his wise and memorable sayings.
5. "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." - Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain during the Second World War. His leadership saw the country through one of the hardest times in history.
6. "Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." - William Shakespeare, 16th Century playwright of famous plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello. His plays have been staged, filmed and parodied by many. This quotation is taken from one of his plays, Twelfth Night.
7. "Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington, first president of the United States who united the country into one united nation.
8. "Actors should be treated like cattle." - Alfred Hitchcock, American director whose movies have become iconic in the movie industry but he never did win an Oscar for his efforts. The shower scene in Psycho is now iconic of a classic horror movie.
9. "I may have a body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have a heart and stomach of a king." - Elizabeth I, known as The Virgin Queen, was never married (but I doubt she's a virgin either) and never left an heir. So when she died, that was the end of the Tudor legacy. Maybe, she was exacting revenge on her father, King Henry VIII, who beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn.
10. "I loved Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known." - Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse. Coming from humble beginnings, he went on to build a multi-billion dollars company when he created Mickey Mouse. No wonder he loved the mouse so much.
11. "An army marches on its stomach." - Napoleon Bonaparte, French general who led his army on expansionary campaigns for France but was unsuccessful when he tried to invade Russia.
12. "I am greatest, not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round." - Mohammad Ali, welll-known boxer who now suffers from Parkinson's Disease which may have been the results of receiving too many punches that damaged his brain.
13. "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people." - Mahatma Gandhi, famous for his peaceful rallies, encouraged his followers not to resort to violence when fighting for India's freedom from British rule.
14. "Eureka! Eureka! (I have found it! I have found it!)" - Archimedes, a Greek mathematician who was reportedly in his bath tub when he was inspired to formulate a mathematical principle known as the Archimedes Principle.
15. "Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood." - Oscar Wilde, a controversial 19th century Irish dramatist, poet and author, his plays and books have been staged and filmed by many.