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Famous quote about influential people in you life?

.Ive been looking for a famous quote for my speech about an influential person in my life. I can't find any that really fit. Any ideas? Please help ill choose a best answer.


  1. I personally like Michael Jordan. if youre going waaay older, i don't really know.
  2. "Money can't by life" -Bob Marley's last words
  3. You can either go the artistic route eg. poets, writers, etc... or go with political quotes. Here are a few: Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. Voltaire Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. Voltaire Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. Voltaire Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Ernest Hemingway A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life. Herman Hesse Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. Herman Hesse That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Friedrich Nietzsche When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Friedrich Nietzsche All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. Friedrich Nietzsche You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. Virginia Woolf