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The 25 Most Popular Quotes of 2014

By Sinead Duffy 29th December 2014

It’s that time of year again, to look back and pick out your favourite quotes from the year gone by.

These are the quotes that struck a chord with you, the ones that made you stop and reflect, the ones that made you feel good and encouraged you to change something.  Whether they supported you along the way or helped you to be brave and courageous, I’m delighted you enjoyed and shared your favourites.

While I love to compile and share the quotes I feel will help you most, I value the education, advice and inspiration that the quotes provide just as much as you.  Thank you for sharing.

1.  “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

2. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

3. “Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down.” – Socrates

4. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

5. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

6. “My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” – Charles Kettering

7. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

8. “If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” – Abraham Maslow

9. “Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” – George Bernard Shaw.

10. “If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?” – Shantideva

11. “I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not done.” – Lucille Ball

12. “Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.” – African Proverb

13. “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

14. “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van Gogh

15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

16. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

17. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

18. “When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.” – Walt Disney

19. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

20. “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Isaac Newton

21. “There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

22. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

23. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

24. “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young

25. “A “No” uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a “Yes” merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” – Gandhi