Astrology and Horoscopes

Famous Quotes by Famous People of Different Zodiac Signs

Famous Quotes by Famous People of Different Zodiac Signs

I think it would be meaningful to view the signs of the zodiac from the perspective of quotes by famous people.

Each of us is born with a unique combination of energies, represented by the luminaries (planets) (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) and we mature with the use of these energies throughout our lives.

Each of our luminaries (planets) have characteristics represented by the signs of the zodiac (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces).

In this article, I selected famous quotes which I feel are excellent and positive representations for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac.

If you are not familiar with your birth chart, you can go directly to the sign of the zodiac associated with your sun sign. If you are familiar with your birth chart, you can also view the signs of the zodiac section below which are associated with your moon sign, ascendent (rising sign) as well as the signs of the zodiac in which you have several luminaries (planets). Of course you can also look at all the quotes to see what is in them for you.

I invite you to ponder and enjoy these quotes.


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Eleanor Furneaux Smith, Writer, 1902 1945

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.

Mark Twain. Writer, humorist, 1835 – 1910

No one ever yet was the poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime -let out all the length of all the reins.

Mary Cholmondeley, Writer, 1859 1925

Success is not gained by perfecting the known, but by imperfectly seizing the unknown.

Kevin W. Kelly, Creator of Wired Magazine

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson, Lexicographer, critic, 1709 – 1784

If you travel the earth, you will find it is largely divided into two classes of people people who say -I wonder why such and such is not done- and people who say -Now who is going to prevent me from doing that thing?

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1874 – 1965

Racing is a process of learning where the edge lies.

Steve Podborski, World Cup Champion.


Until you make peace with who you are, you-ll never be content with what you have.

Joanna Field, Artist

Live simple, love well, and take time to smell the flowers along the way.

Mark Twain, Writer, humorist, 1835 – 1910

If people knew how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn-t seem wonderful at all.

Michelangelo, Sculptor, painter, poet, 1475 – 1564

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt, U. S. President, 1858 – 1919

When you understand all about the atmosphere and all about the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset.

Alfred North Whitehead, Mathematician, 1861 – 1947

Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.

Charles Reade, Novelist, playwright, 1814 – 1884


There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, Critic, novelist, poet, 1874-1936

To the person who says, -I know what I like,- I can only reply, -You like what you know.

Edgar Dale, Educator

The less of routine, the more of life.

Amos Bronson Alcott, Educator, mystic, writer, 1799 – 1888

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

Bernard Berenson, Art historian, connoisseur, 1865 – 1959

Never let schooling interfere with your education.

Mark Twain, Author, humorist, 1835 – 1910

I am going to give a long speech today. I haven-t had time to prepare a short one.

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1874 – 1965


Loveforce it and it disappears. You can not will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence.

David Seabury, Psychologist, writer

Don-t walk in front of me, I may not follow.

Don-t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus, Existentialist writer, 1913 1960

What you are speaks so loudly, I can not hear what you are saying.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist, Poet, Speaker, 1803 1882

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, Educator, writer, 1907 – 1972

A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.

Francois Rabelais, Satirist, physician, humanist, 1494 – 1553

What happens to a person is less significant than what happens within him.

Louis L. Mann, Actor, 1865 1931


If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.

Zimbabwean Proverb

Let your enthusiasm radiate in your voice, your actions, your facial expressions, your personality, the words you use, and the thoughts you think! Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist, Poet, Speaker, 1803 1882

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Alan Watts, Mystic, writer, lecturer, 1915-1973

Problems are simply opportunities to be creative.

Chapman Kelley, Artist, 1932

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.

May Sarton, Poet, writer, 1912 – 1995

Leadership is the ability to put the right people in the right jobs and then stand on the sidelines and be a rousing good cheerleader.


If we listened to our intellect, we-d never have a love affair. We-d never have a friendship. We-d never go into business, because we-d be cynical. Well, that-s nonsense. You-ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury, Science fiction writer, 1920 –


Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel.

Arab Proverb

Perfection, fortunately, is not the only alternative to mediocrity. A more sensible alternative is excellence. Striving for excellence is stimulating and rewarding; striving for perfection in practically anything is both neurotic and futile.

Edwin C. Bliss, Writer, productivity expert

I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Thomas A. Edison, Inventor, 1847 – 1931

When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

Buckminster Fuller, Inventor, designer, futurist, 1895 – 1983

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein, Physicist, 1879-1955

Man needs challenges: they are necessary for health.

Carl Jung, Psychiatrist, 1875 – 1961


We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.

William Arthur Ward, 1921 1994, Spiritual writer

Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.

Annie Gottlieb, 1946, Psychologist, writer

Persuasion is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Danielle Vare, Diplomat, Author, 1880 1956

People don-t resist change as much as the way they are changed.

Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1874 – 1965

When two people meet, they ought to be like two water lilies opening side by side, each showing its golden heart, not closed up tight, and reflecting the pond, the trees, and the sky. And there is too much of the closed heart. When I come to you, we talk for hours. If I-m going to take hours of your time, I ought to unfold for you, and to be sure that it is myself that I give.

Mary Haskell, Letter to Kahlil Gibran, 1873 1964

Love doesn-t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones


Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.

Pablo Picasso, Artist, 1881 – 1973

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of a problem to one who is striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau, Author, 1817 1862

We don-t see things as they are. We see them as we are.

Anais Nin, Writer, bigamist, diarist, 1903-1977

Power can be seen as power with rather than power over, and it can be used for competence and cooperation, rather than dominance and control.

Anne L. Barstow, Shaman, writer

The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.

Susan Sontag, Critic, writer, 1933 –

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot, Poet, critic, playwright, 1888 – 1965

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong, Writer, poet, 1942 –


Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister, 1804 1881

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, 1743 – 1826

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, a symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.

Irwin Edman, Philosopher, 1896 1954

Dream what you dare to dream.
Go where you want to go.
Be what you want be.

Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, 1936

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau, Writer, poet, 1817 – 1862


If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you-ll be amazed at the results.

George S. Patton, WW II General, 1885 – 1945

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, -We did it ourselves!

Lao-Tzu, Founder of Taoism, 604 BC – 531 BC

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

AA Serenity Prayer

Success doesn-t mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle.

Edwin C. Bliss, Writer, productivity expert

Millions are idle even if they have jobs. Some carve great careers while other simply chisel.

Lawrence J. Peter, Author – Peter Principle, 1925 1990

Strong people make as many ghastly mistakes as weak people. The difference is that strong people admit them, laugh at them, and learn from them. That is how they become strong.

Joseph Needham, Historian of science, 1900 – 1995


The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, essayist, 1856 – 1950

You do not merely want to be considered the best of the best, you want to be considered the only one who does what you do.

Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead, 1942 – 1995

The best swordsman in the world doesn-t need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn-t do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn-t prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot.

Mark Twain, Writer, humorist, 1835 1910

If an idea does not appear bizarre, there is no hope for it.

Niels Bohr, Physicist, 1885 – 1962

Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with our current patterns of thought.

Albert Einstein, Physicist, 1879-1955

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau, Writer, poet, 1817 – 1862


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge,
That myth is more potent than history.
I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts,
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief,
And I believe that love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum, Unitarian clergyman, writer, 1937 –

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein, Physicist, 1879-1955

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.

Chinese proverb

My heart wants roots.
My mind wants wings.
I can not bear
Their bickerings.

E. Y. Harburg, Librettist, lyricist, 1898 – 1981

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.

Robert Goddard, Rocket and space pioneer, 1882 – 1945

You can-t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain, Author, humorist, 1835 – 1910

Forgiveness is primarily for our own sake, so that we no longer carry the burden of resentment. But to forgive does not mean we will allow injustice again.

Buddha, Founder of Buddhism, 563 BC – 483 BC

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