Dusty Quotations

“Dusty Quotations” are famous and hopefully thought-provoking quotes – many of which are somewhat aged. Included with most of these quotes is a bit of biographical information about the person quoted.

Abraham Lincoln

Agatha Christie

Albert Camus

Albert Einstein

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Amelia Earhart


A.W. Tozer

Benjamin Franklin

Bertrand Russell

Blaise Pascal

Booker T. Washington

Camille Pissarro

Carly Simon


Charles Dickens

Charles Spurgeon


C.S. Lewis

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Douglas MacArthur

Dwight D. Eisenhower

E.M. Forster

Elisabeth Elliot

Ernest Hemingway

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Frank Abagnale

Frederick Douglass

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fyodor Dostoevsky

George S. Patton

George Bernard Shaw

George Mason

George Washington

George Washington Carver

Groucho Marx

Henry David Thoreau

Herman Melville
#2 H.M.

Horace Traubel

Immanuel Kant

Ivan Turgenev

J.D. Salinger

J.K. Rowling

J.P. Morgan

J.R.R. Tolkien

Jean-Paul Sartre


Joan of Arc

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

John Steinbeck

John Wayne

John Wesley

Josephine Baker

Jules Verne

Katharine Hepburn

Kurt Vonnegut

Leonardo da Vinci

Louis L’Amour

Mahatma Gandhi

Marcus Aurelius

Marie Curie

Mark Twain

Martin Luther King Jr.

Mary Shelley

Maya Angelou

Melody Beattie

Menachem Begin

Muhammad Ali

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Napoléon Bonaparte 

Neil Armstrong

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Pearl S. Buck

Peter O’Toole

Pope John Paul II

Quincy Jones

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert F. Kennedy

Rodney Dangerfield

Roger Daltrey

Rosa Parks

St. Augustine

Sun Tzu

T.S. Eliot

Theodore Hesburgh

Theodore Roosevelt

Thomas Fuller

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Paine


Victor Hugo

Vince Lombardi



W. E. B. Du Bois

Walter Scott

Will Rogers

William Barclay

William Arthur Ward

William Wilberforce

Winston Churchill

Yakov Smirnoff

Yogi Berra

Zig Ziglar