Can you Finish these Famous Quotes?

By: Bri O.
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We hear them on a near daily basis. Famous quotes said by famous people - Winston Churchill, Dolly Parton, Edgar Allen Poe, and on it goes. Can you finish some of humankind's most significant quotes? Play on to test your knowledge!

Finish the Friedrich Nietzsche quote: "That which does not kill us makes us ________."

Other famous Friedrich Nietzsche quotes include: "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster." And: "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."

Finish the Tom Hanks quote: "My mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; ____________________________________."

According to Tom Hanks, "If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." And: "Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are."

Finish the Robert Frost quote: "Two roads diverged on a wood, and I - I took the ________________."

Other well-known Robert Frost quotes include: "These 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." And: "The best way out is always through."

Finish the Albert Einstein quote: "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must ___________."

Other famous Einstein quotes include: "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." And: "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Finish this Eleanor Roosevelt quote: "No one can make you feel inferior without your _______."

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt holds the record for holding her post alongside President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the longest length of time, from March 1933 to April 1945. Roosevelt led the way for future First Ladies by becoming active in the political and diplomatic worlds, a first for the post, and has become the standard for how First Ladies are measured in the eyes of the general public.

Finish this Edmund Burke quote: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is __________________________."

Other commonly-known Edmund Burke quotes include: "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." And: "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

Finish this well-known J.R.R. Tolkien quote: "Not all those who wander are ____."

Other J.R.R. Tolkien quotes include: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." And: "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

Finish this Dolly Parton quote: " The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you've gotta ____________________."

Other well-known Dolly Parton quotes include: "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." And%0D"Storms make trees take deeper roots."

Finish the George Sand quote: "There is only one happiness in this life, ____________________."

Other George Sand quotes include: "Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." And: "Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it."

Finish this Alice Walker quote: "The most common way people give up their power is by ____________________________."

Alice Walker is also known for saying: "No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow." And: "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."

Finish the Malcolm X quote: "If you don't stand for something you will _________________."

Other well-known Malcolm X quotes include: "You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." And: "You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it."

Finish the Mahatma Gandhi quote: "You must be the change you wish ___________________."

Other famous Gandhi quotes include: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." And: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

Finish this quote by John Lennon: "Life is what happens to you while you're ________________________."

Other famous John Lennon quotes include: "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." And: "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."

Finish the Albert Camus quote: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and ___________."

Other well-known Camus quotes include: "Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is." And "nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."

Finish this Theodore Roosevelt quote: "The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never _____________."

Other commonly-known Theodore Roosevelt quotes include: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." And: "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

Finish the Winston Churchill quote: "If you're going through hell, __________."

Other famous Winston Churchill quotes include: "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." And: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

Finish the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where __________________________________."

Ralph Waldo Emerson is also famous for his quotes: "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." And: "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

Finish the George Elliot quote: "It is never too late to be _________________________."

Mary Anne Evans wrote under the pen name George Elliot during the Victorian Era, a time where female writers were considered especially illegitimate and inferior. Other famous Evans quotes include: "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact." And: "Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love."

Finish the Wayne Gretzky quote: "You miss 100% of _______________________."

Wayne Gretzky played professional hockey for Canada and also spent time as a head coach. He played in the NHL for 20 seasons.

Finish the Charles Swindoll quote: "Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% _________________."

Other well-known Swindoll quotes include: "The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day." And: "Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."

Finish the Frank Sinatra quote: "The best revenge is _______________."

Frank Sinatra is also famous for saying: "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy." And: "Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels."

Finish the Confucius quote: "It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not ____."

Other well-known Confucius quotes include: "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." And: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

Finish this well-known Thomas Edison quote: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ____________________."

According to Thomas Edison, "genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." Many consider Edison to be America's greatest inventor.

Finish the Robert Frost quote: "In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: __________."

Robert Frost is a well-known American poet and the winner of four Pulitzer prizes. He died in 1963, after complications from prostate surgery.

Finish the Pablo Picasso quote: "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to _________________."

Other Pablo Picasso quotes include: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." And: %0D"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth."

Finish the Edgar Allan Poe quote: "All that we see or seem is but ______________________."

Poe is also famous for the following quotes: "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." And: "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."

Finish the Andre Gide quote: "It is better to be hated for what you are than to be..."

Other famous quotes by Andre Gide include: "Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it." And: "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

Finish the Henry David Thoreau quote: "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you ___."

Other famous Thoreau quotes include: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." And: "Things do not change; we change."

Finish the George R.R. Martin quote: "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads ______________."

George R.R. Martin is also famous for his words: " Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?' 'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him." And: "Sleep is good, he said. And books are better."

Finish the Socrates quote: "The only true wisdom is knowing _____________________."

Other profound Socrates quotes include: "An unexamined life is not worth living." And: "To find yourself, think for yourself."

Can you finish this Mark Twain quote? "So throw off the blow lines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. ________."

Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel L. Clemens, who is best known for authoring "The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." He also found much success in book publishing, and went on to publish President Ulysses S. Grant's memoir.

Finish the Audrey Hepburn quote: "Nothing is impossible, ___________________________________!"

Additional Hepburn quotes include: "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." And: "The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters."

Finish the Amelia Earhart quote: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely ________."

Other significant Amelia Earhart quotes include: "Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done." And: "The most effective way to do it, is to do it."

Finish this well-known Dr. Seuss quote: "Don't cry because it's over, __________________________."

Other popular Dr. Seuss quotes include: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." And: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Finish the Anais Nin quote: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as ______."

Other famous Anais Nin quotes include: "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." And: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

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