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Poll: Top 25 Inspirational Quotes by Famous Personalities

This poll is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of IMDb.

Which of these 25 quotes by famous personalities do you consider as the most inspirational?

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    Albert Einstein

    "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
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    Mark Twain

    "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."
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    Theodore Roosevelt

    "Believe you can and you’re halfway there."
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    Martin Luther King

    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
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    John Lennon

    "Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans."
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    Florence Nightingale

    "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse."
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    Steve Jobs

    "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."
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    Frank Sinatra

    "The best revenge is massive success."
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    Vincent van Gogh

    "If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."
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    The Dalai Lama

    "Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions."
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    Helen Keller

    "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
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    Bob Dylan

    "What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
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    Vincent Lombardi

    "Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is."
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    Norman Vaughan

    "Dream big and dare to fail."
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    Oprah Winfrey

    "If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough."
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    Abraham Lincoln

    "It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years."
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    Audrey Hepburn

    "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”"
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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
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    Henry Ford

    "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
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    Jesus Christ

    "Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you."
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    Pablo Picasso

    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
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    "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
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    Maya Angelou

    "I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
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    "Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see."
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    Farrah Gray

    "Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs."

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