History buffs everywhere can tell you that the world is filled with influencers. Whether these people are poets, or authors, world leaders, or politicians, their words have had a profound impact on history and the way we view life.
We can never know the power of our words until they have been said. Sometimes a quote can profoundly shift how you feel on a certain subject or topic. Sometimes they push you away from your own comfort zone. The following list of 25 most epic quotes in history, define the human condition, inspire the spirit and provide much needed advice in times of darkness. From Aristotle to Maya Angelou, the following people in history said some amazing things that have influenced our entire world and what we think of it.
1. Lao Tzu: Probably one of the most quoted of the ancient philosophers, Laozi (Lao Tzu to most which means old master) was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer who founded the basic theologies around Taoism in China. His wisdom would go on to benefit everyone, including us today. One of his more famous quotes was:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” ~ Lao Tzu.
2. Confucius: One of China’s other ancient philosophers, Confucius was a teacher, politician, and philosopher. His principles would become ingrained in Chinese tradition and belief. One of his more famous quotes helps us understand that we should open up our eyes to the more important things in life:
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” ~ Confucius