75 Of The Best Tweetable Quotes Ever


I am a huge fan of great quotes. In the last few years, I have also become a fan of the social network Twitter. Twitter is great for those times when you just have a very short thought, quip, word of encouragement, or a photo that you want to share. One of the aspects of Twitter that appeals to me is that you can closely filter the types of things you want to see based on your interests, and the drama that you often see on Facebook is almost non-existent. I suppose that the main thing that makes people reluctant to try or use twitter is the fact that your posts are limited to 140 characters. My love of sharing quotes, combined with the limit of 140 characters that Twitter imposes, makes it challenging to share quotes on Twitter. With that thought in mind, I thought that it would be fun, and perhaps helpful to my fellow Twitter fanatics to share a collection of great quotes that are all under 140 characters in length that are ready to be tweeted into cyberspace.

For those of you who have read my writing in the past, you know that virtually all of my writing is of a serious nature, with the intent of providing inspiration and encouragement to the reader. My primary purpose in creating this website was to share some of the lessons of life that I have learned in an attempt to help others and be a blessing. I thought for a change of pace, I would take a moment to take a stroll through the lighter side of things. The post that you are reading now is just for fun. So, with no further ado, allow me to share with you 75 great quotes, all under 140 characters that are ready to be tweeted. The quotes are all from various famous people throughout history. Some of these quotes are inspiring, some are witty and funny, and some are thought provoking and insightful.

  1. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller
  2. “Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”                 –James Bryant Conant
  3. “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than himself.”                           – Josh Billings
  4. “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”                     – J.G. Holland
  5. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Walt Kelly
  7. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  8. “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are…you aren’t.”   – Margaret Thatcher
  9. “Before you speak it is necessary for you to listen, because God speaks in the silence of the heart.” – Mother Theresa
  10. ” I don’t know what people have against government; they haven’t done anything.”     – Bob Hope
  11. “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon losses both.”                 – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  12. “America did not invent human right. In a very real sense…human rights invented America.” – Jimmy Carter
  13. “Too bad all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.” – George Burns
  14. “The taxpayer…that’s someone who works for the government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.” – Ronald Reagan
  15. “If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.” –  Norman R. Augustine
  16. “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.” – Bob Hope
  17. “The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.” – Jay Leno
  18. “Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?” – John Barrymore
  19.  “Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.”       – George Burns
  20. “I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.” – Warren Buffet
  21.  “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby
  22. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”                                     – Thomas Alva Edison
  23. “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.” – John Goldsmith
  24. “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.”                         – Harry Firestone
  25. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie
  26. “The two most beautiful words in the English language are “check enclosed.”             – Dorothy Parker
  27. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”                               – Thomas Alva Edison
  28. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  29. “If we keep doing what we’re doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.” – Stephen Covey
  30. “A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” – Winston Churchill
  31. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”                            — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford
  33. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe
  34. “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” – Henry David Thoreau
  35. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Alva Edison
  36. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”                 – Leo Buscaglia
  37. “There is more stupidity around than hydrogen and it has a longer shelf life.”             – Frank Zappa
  38. “People who drink to drown their sorrows should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.” – Ann Landers
  39. “There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess them.” – Billy Graham
  40. “Money and success doesn’t change people; it merely amplifies what is already there.” – Will Smith
  41. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  42. “Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  43. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”                                   – Robert F. Kennedy
  44. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”                     – Walt Disney
  45. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot
  46. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brinkley
  47. “The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.”                       – Billy Graham
  48. “You can’t help someone get up the hill without getting closer to the top yourself.”     – H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  49. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  50. “Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.”       – Larry Bird
  51. “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth
  52. “Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.” – Lou Brock
  53. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize that I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin
  54. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”                                 – Robert Schuller
  55. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”                     – John Wooden  
  56. “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar  
  57. “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” – Vince Lombardi
  58. “All great change in America starts at the dinner table.” – Ronald Regan  
  59. “Fish and visitors stink after three days.” – Benjamin Franklin 
  60. “Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.                           –  Margaret Lee Runbeck    
  61. “You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh…it’s as simple as that.”     –  Jay Leno    
  62. “If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.” – Johnny Carson
  63. “The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it.” – Jackie Gleason 
  64. “By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he is wrong.” – Charles Wadsworth
  65. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”                 – Will Rogers
  66. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Bertha Calloway
  67. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Ann Landers
  68. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”                                 – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  69. “Remember today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnagie
  70. “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”   – W.M Lewis
  71. “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin
  72. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  73. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt
  74. “You know you’re getting old when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them.” – Arnold Palmer

And finally, last but not least, tweet ready quote number seventy-five that belongs in a league by itself, hence I listed it apart from the rest…

75. “Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”             – Jesus Christ

Well there you have it…seventy-five tweetable quotes for you to share on Twitter! I hope that you have enjoyed reading some of the quotes, and that at least a few of them inspired, you, made you stop and reflect, or simply made you chuckle and grin. Twitter is really a great social media tool, and quotes are always fun to share. Hey, if you’re a Twitter fan like me, look me up on Twitter! @Mark_Lile

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,






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