Last Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old last quotes, last sayings, and last proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Beauty is only temporary, but your mind lasts you a lifetime. Alicia Machado
Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear. Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts Anna Quindlen
The next big thing is the one that makes the last big thing usable. Blake Ross
The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline. Bum Phillips
That's Venus, September thought. She was the goddess of love. It's nice that love comes on first thing in the evening and goes out last in the morning. Love keeps the light on all night. Catherynne M. Valente
There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time. David Eagleman
Nothing very very good and nothing very very bad lasts for very very long. Douglas Coupland
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. Henri Cartier-Bresson
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts. Henry Moore
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
From first to last, the peak is never passed. Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes. Neil Peart
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts. Paul Hindemith
If you say it was the last time, it might well turn out to be the last. What you meant was the most recent time I was here. Paulo Coelho
We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. Philip Pullman
You don’t want the best of times to be just one thing, forever. You have to have a lot of bests of times, each one topping the last. You know Sarah Dessen
I was just thinking today is the first and last day of forever. It’s kind of hard to wrap my head around it. Even with all this extra room for wrapping. Stephenie Meyer
You are the music while the music lasts. T. S. Eliot
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. Thomas S. Monson
You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing is the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Viktor E. Frankl
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. W. Somerset Maugham