Famous Short Quotes

Famous Short Quotes That Made History

William Shakespeare. Portrait of William Shakespeare 1564-1616. Chromolithography after Hombres y Mujeres celebres 1877, Barcelona Spain
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Great people are often people of few words. It is no wonder then that the greatest of quotes are short quotes. If you want to read a famous short quote, here are some at their laconic best.

Lord Tennyson

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Charlie Chaplin

In the end, everything is a gag.

William Shakespeare

Frailty, thy name is woman!

Virgil, Aeneid

Fortune favors the brave.

Winston Churchill

A joke is a very serious thing.

Will Rogers

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Norman Lindsay

The best love affairs are those we never had.