25 Powerful Quotes That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

There is nothing quite like good, powerful quotes. In fact, quotes will probably stay with your more than you think. They have definitely been known to change lives. Words are powerful, just ask any child. It seems that the earlier you hear something, the more defining that phrase will be in your life. But it’s never too late for a quote to change things. Like they say, the pen is more powerful than the sword. It’s a quote about quotes! It’s a meta-quote! Enough of the silliness. These quotes are some of the greatest lines ever uttered (okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration).

They were spoken by soldiers, generals, politicians, teachers, and just average workers. They are quotes that carry so many layers of profundity and meaning that you’ll probably have to re-read them several times just to get the full meaning. But don’t worry, the best quotes do that. They stick with you and make you think about things. They change you, hopefully in a good way. It used to be that learning and remembering quotes was one of the few ways for people to be educated. These days, we have the internet…for better or for worse. These are 25 powerful quotes that will send chills down your spine!

25

"Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute" - Edgar Allan Poe

"Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute" - Edgar Allan PoeSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
24

You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. - Robert Heinlein

You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. - Robert HeinleinSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
23

"One day your parents picked you up, sat you down, and never picked you up again." - unknown

"One day your parents picked you up, sat you down, and never picked you up again." - unknownSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
22

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good" - John Steinbeck

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good" - John SteinbeckSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
21

"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried." - Stephen McCranie

"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried." - Stephen McCranieSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
20

The smallest coffins are the heaviest. - unknown

The smallest coffins are the heaviest. - unknownSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
19

"A ship is safe in a harbor. But thats not what ships are for." - unknown

"A ship is safe in a harbor. But thats not what ships are for." - unknownSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
18

"Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." - unknown

"Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." - unknownSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
17

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” — Mexican proverb

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” — Mexican proverbSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
16

"At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box." - unknown

"At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box." - unknownSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
15

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand RussellSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
14

"When the axe came into the woods, many of the trees said, "At least the handle is one of us'". - R.L. Stein

"When the axe came into the woods, many of the trees said, "At least the handle is one of us'". - R.L. SteinSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
13

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” - Winston Churchill

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” - Winston ChurchillSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
12

"This too shall pass" - Persian proverb

"This too shall pass" - Persian proverbSource: reddit
11

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why" - Mark Twain

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why" - Mark TwainSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
10

"Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face." - Oscar Wilde

"Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face." - Oscar WildeSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
9

"I don't know what World War III will be fought with, but I know that World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" - Albert Einstein

"I don't know what World War III will be fought with, but I know that World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" - Albert EinsteinSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
8

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man." - Heraclitus of Ephesus

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man." - Heraclitus of EphesusSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
7

"Many people die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75." - Benjamin Franklin

"Many people die at 25 and aren't buried until they are 75." - Benjamin FranklinSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
6

"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." - Harriet Tubman

"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." - Harriet TubmanSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
5

"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons." - Herodotus

"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons." - HerodotusSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
4

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.” - John Lennon

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.” - John LennonSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
3

"Don't waste time, for time is what life is made of." - Bruce Lee

"Don't waste time, for time is what life is made of." - Bruce LeeSource: reddit, Image: pixabay
2

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun YahyaSource: reddit, Image: wikipedia
1

"We all make choices. But in the end, our choices make us." - Andrew Ryan

"We all make choices. But in the end, our choices make us." - Andrew RyanSource: reddit, Image: pixabay


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