Beautiful Quotes

Maya Angelou Quote: Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Maya Angelou

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

A brief candle; both ends burning 
An endless mile; a bus wheel turning 
A friend to share the lonesome times 
A handshake and a sip of wine 
So say it loud and let it ring 
We are all a part of everything 
The future, present and the past 
Fly on proud bird 
You're free at last.

Charlie Daniels

All is mystery; but he is a slave who will not struggle to penetrate the dark veil.

Benjamin Disraeli

There are chords in every human heart. If we only know how to strike the right chord, we bring out the music.


For I am not Eternity, but a human being; a part of the whole, as an hour is part of the day. I must come like the hour, and like the hour must pass!


It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.


When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Khalil Gibran

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Carl Jung

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours.

Zig Ziglar

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.

Robert A. Heinlein

The poetry of earth is never dead.

John Keats

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

If you want to be happy, be. 

Leo Tolstoy

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Our true nationality is mankind.

H. G. Wells

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.

Helen Keller

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley

Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full.

Leon Trotsky

We are no more than candles burning in the wind.

Japanese Proverb

I am a cage, in search of a bird.

Franz Kafka

We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.

Carl Sagan

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.

Og Mandino

Each dream finds at last its form;
There is a drink for every thirst, and
Love for every heart.

Gustave Flaubert

The eyes are the windows of the soul.


We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.

Luciano de Crescenzo

All things are in the Universe, and the universe is in all things: we in it, and it in us; in this way everything concurs in a perfect unity.

Giordano Bruno

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.

George William Curtis

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

William Arthur Ward

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being

Hafiz of Persia

Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen. You may hear something. Nobody knows.

Carl Sandburg

My heart, the bird of the wilderness, has found its sky in your eyes.

Rabindranath Tagore

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. 

Emily Dickinson

What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful.


My heart today smiles at its past night of tears
like a wet tree glistening in the sun
after the rain is over.

Rabindranath Tagore

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Maya Angelou

Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.

Nikola Tesla

Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.


If the path be beautiful, let us not question where it leads.

Anatole France

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree. 

Pablo Casals

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Benjamin Disraeli

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.

Vincent van Gogh

To be in love is to feel the sun from both sides.

Finnish Proverb

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.

Anne Frank

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

Helen Keller

No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.


What is life without the radiance of love?

Friedrich Schiller

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

Gustave Flaubert

Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.

D. H. Lawrence

Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection.


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.

E. S. Bouton

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

Rabindranath Tagore

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

In the hour of adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds.

Persian Proverb

The soul shines from the eyes.

Finnish Proverb

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable love.

Washington Irving

You deem you are in darkness, and yet I see a dawn.

Benjamin Disraeli

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Blake

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the 
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes 
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!


This is a collection of the most meaningful and beautiful quotes I've found over the years of collecting quotes for iPerceptive. The language and the message of these quotes I find to be second to none.