40 Powerful Quotes That Will Give You Chills (Amazing)

When it comes to quotes they have a powerful ways of conveying a mindset to you which sometimes reverberates a lot that you feel “chills” inside. Here’s a listing of the quotes which have provided me one of the most of these “chills“. Hope you Enjoy!


  1. “The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” – Stephen McCranie
  2. “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is today.”
  3. “One day your parents picked you up, sat you down, and never picked you up again.”
  4. “Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute” – Edgar Allan Poe
  5. “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good”, from John Steinbecks East of Eden.
  6. This is definitely an allusion to Simonides’ epigraph for the soldiers at Thermopylae
  7. You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein
  8. “The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways. I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.” -Socrates
  9. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  10. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” -Ernest Hemingway
  11. The smallest coffins are the heaviest.
  12. “Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
  13. Confidence is quiet. Insecurities are loud.” – Unknown
  14. “History is a set of lies agreed upon.” Napoleon
  15. “Beware the fury of a patient man” – John Dryden
  16. When you stare into the abyss, it’s not supposed to wave back. Terry Pratchett.
  17. “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” – Nietzsche
  18. “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” — Mexican Proverb
  19. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  20. “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” -Nietzsche
  21. “Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you.” Bill Bryson
  22. At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
  23. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in ~Greek proverb
  24. “Gold is for the mistress, silver for the maid, copper for the craftsman so cunning at his trade. ‘Good!’ says the baron, sitting in his hall, but iron, cold iron, is the master of them all.”
  25. “An optimist believes we live in the best possible of worlds. A pessimist fears that this is true”.
  26. ‘I am the punishment of God…If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.’ – Genghis Khan
  27. “My dear, Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover. ~ Falsely yours” ― Charles Bukowski
  28. “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” -Stalin
  29. “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.”
  30. ‘In peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons.’
  31. “When i was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead i became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” -Pablo Picasso
  32. “This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.” T.S Elliot
  33. “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell
  34. Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception. – Carl Sagan
  35. I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams
  36. “I have written you down, you will live forever.” – Bastille “Poet”.
  37. “What age is a black boy, when he learns he’s scary?” from The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  38. “Stand amongst the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters
  39. She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?
  40. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost.