“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln, various sources

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss, various works

“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney, various sources

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide, Autumn Leaves FAMOUS QUOTES BEYONCE

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.” – William Saroyan, The Human Comedy

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, various sources

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss, various works