Stolen Sayings and Quotes

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

Whatever lies in the soul, can never be stolen. Lailah Gifty Akita
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. Oscar Wilde
I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator. Mother Jones
To live every day as if it had been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. Garth Stein
Wisdom cannot be stolen- it can only be shared. Jefferson Smith
Of course, your ideas can be stolen... I used to think it was immoral; now I think of it as a compliment... Ultimately, an idea isn't yours; it's only your take on something. Peter Wolf
Age is a peculiar kind of thief. It slips up on you and steps inside your skin and is so quiet and methodical in its work that you never realize it has stolen your youth until you look into the mirror one morning and see a man you don't recognize. James Lee Burke
Words have life and must be cared for. If they are stolen for ugly uses or careless slang or false promotion work, they need to be brought back to their original meaning - back to their roots. Corita Kent
She'd stolen my car. She'd stolen my dog. She'd stolen all my money. But if she had only asked, I would have given her it all, because when I first met her, she'd stolen my heart. Anthony T.Hincks
Morality comes from humanism and is stolen by religion for its own purposes. Christopher Hitchens
I have a faithful joy and a joy that is lost. One is like a rose, the other, a thorn. The one that was stolen I have not lost. Gabriela Mistral
My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me. Christopher Paolini
A lawful kiss is never worth as much as a stolen one. Guy De Maupassant
Love can't be stolen without willing participants. Jon Jones
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all. William Shakspeare
What is plucked will grow again, what is slain lives on, what is stolen will remain- what is gone is gone. Peter S. Beagle
What you have stolen can never be yours. Halldor Laxness
If what I do prove well, it won't advance. They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance. Anne Bradstreet
I've always found it strange that a director can hire any designer he wants from any country. But if he hires a foreign actor, it's like he's stolen the crown jewels and run across the river with them. Kevin Spacey
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from. Samuel Taylor Coleridge