Top Quotes by historical heroes

In my view some of our historical heroes have left some great inspirational and motivational quotes behind, which can stimulate us to stretch our thinking or give us new insights. Some of these quotes you just start to love and they keep getting back to your mind….. Below I have given an overview of some compelling quotes by: Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Edmund Burke, Mark Twain, Karl Marx, Martin Luther King, Thomas Edison, Napoleon Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. Please enjoy them!

Walt Disney

  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
  • “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”
  • “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
  • “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.”
  • “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
  • “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”
  • “Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”
  • “A sense of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”
  • “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”


Albert Einstein

  • Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.”
  • "The important thing is not to stop questioning".
  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge..."
  • “You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”
  • "Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
  • “The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.”
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “A leader is a dealer in hope.”
  • “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
  • “The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.”
  • "Ability is of little account without opportunity."

Leonardo da Vinci

  • “Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.”
  • “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • “I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.”

Karl Marx

  • "Last words are for fools who haven't said enough."
  • "The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living."
  • "The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it."

Edmund Burke

  • “There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings, but none when they are under the influence of imagination.”
  • “Education is the cheap defence of nations.”
  • “Our patience will achieve more than our force.”

Mark Twain

  • “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
  • “Don’t let formal education get in the way of learning.”
  • “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

Thomas Edison

  • “I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun.”
  • “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
  • “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Theodore Roosevelt

  • “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
  • “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”


Make this is Positive & Fruitful Day.…unless you have other plans!


Thanks, best regards & success,


Patrick Driessen