Restart slideshow

Powerful Quotes You've Never Heard Before, But Should

Start Slideshow
Prev None of 30 Next
Words are powerful. Of all the scrapes and broken bones I've experienced in my life, none of them have hurt me like words. In contrast, nothing has lifted me up so high that I felt anything was possible like words have. In a mere instant, the right quote can either change your mood or inspire you to change your world.

Although words are still often the source of pain — and, as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once wrote, the source of misunderstandings too — ultimately, when used correctly, words can make sense of the world, especially when you need that sense the most.

As someone who's a bit obsessed with quotes and has been keeping notebooks and notebooks full of them since I was a kid, here are 30 powerful quotes you've probably never heard of. Do yourself a favor and memorize every single one of these. You never know when you'll need them.