Quote Word Meanings

Quote Word Meanings


Quote Word Meanings

Quote Word Meanings to Help Understand Some Specific Quotes

Sometimes when we read quotes we’re not quite sure of quote word meanings of one or more words. As a result such situations can leave us baffled as to exactly what the quote means.

When we run across such uncommon or unusual words in the quotes we post here on the site we will sometimes add them here to clarify the meaning. Rather than guess at the meaning of the word or even the quote, we can check the meaning here on the site by clicking the link to the definition.

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A Few Word Meanings to Consider

wander lust (noun)
An deep uncontrollable desire to hit the road and travel, by whatever means desired, to explore and enjoy the world.
– “After a long cold winter wander lust struck and I had to get on my bike an take a 5 day trip.”

– “He’s been backpacking in Europe for the last two months. He was struck by wander lust.”


unremitting adjective
: not remitting : constant, incessant
// unremitting pain


constancy noun
1. the quality of being unchanging or unwavering, as in purpose, love, or loyalty; firmness of mind; faithfulness.
2. uniformity or regularity, as in qualities or conditions; invariableness.


attribute noun
a quality or feature of a person or thing, esp. one that is an important part of its nature:

Self-confidence is a rare attribute in a 17-year-old.
She has the physical attributes to become a championship swimmer.


complacency noun, plural com·pla·cen·cies
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.




ingrained adjective [ not gradable ]

(of beliefs, attitudes, or habits) so established that they are difficult to change:
Saying “Thank You” became such a deeply ingrained habit that he never forgot to do it.


persistence noun
Definition of persistence
1 : the action or fact of persisting
2 : the quality or state of being persistent especially : perseverance


mindset     noun
Definition of ‘mindset’
(maɪndsɛt ) also mind-set
Word forms: mindsets
If you refer to someone’s mindset, you mean their general attitudes and the way they typically think about things.
I can’t understand the mindset of these people.


agenda     noun
Word forms: agendas
1. You can refer to the political issues that are important at a particular time as an agenda.
Does television set the agenda on foreign policy?
2. See also hidden agenda
3. An agenda is a list of the items that have to be discussed at a meeting.
This is sure to be an item on the agenda next week.



Definition of perseverance noun
: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness

Examples of perseverance in a Sentence
// The great international collectors and curators, once celebrated for their perceptiveness and perseverance, are now regularly deplored as traffickers in, or receivers of, stolen goods. — Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Review of Books, 9 Feb. 2006
// … a cavalcade of black and brown and female faces spinning stories of hardship and triumph through perseverance. — Michelle Cottle, New Republic, 14 Aug. 2000


verb (used with object), con·jured, con·jur·ing.
1. to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell.
2. to effect, produce, bring, etc., by or as by magic: to conjure a miracle.
3. to call upon or command (a devil or spirit) by invocation or spell.
verb (used without object), con·jured, con·jur·ing.
8. to call upon or command a devil or spirit by invocation or spell.
9. to practice magic.


genre noun
Definition of genre
1 : a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content a classic of the gothic novel genre
2 : kind, sort
3 : painting that depicts scenes or events from everyday life usually realistically


wow noun / exclamation
Here’s what the Cambridge Dictionary says about the word wow whose quote word meanings can seem different:

wow / exclamation

Used to show surprise and sometimes pleasure:
Wow! Did you make that cake? It looks delicious!
More examples
“Wow!” exclaimed John, “what a fantastic house.”
Wow! I wasn’t expecting such a great reception.
A hundred pounds! Wow!
Wow! What a hat.
“Wow!” said Alan excitedly.

wow / noun [ S ]
a person or thing that is very successful, attractive, or pleasant:
He’s a real wow with the girls in his class.


daft adjective \ ˈdaft also ˈdäft\
Definition of daft

1 chiefly British, informal : silly, foolish Don’t do anything daft.
2 chiefly British, informal : mad, insane … he looks at me as if I were daft.— Johanna McGeary
3 Scotland : frivolously merry

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88 Secret Quotes that are now out in Public


There are all kinds of secrets we’ve been exposed to during our lives. Here is an assortment of secret quotes about all kinds of subjects and topics.

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Now the quotes presented aren’t the secrets we personally have. Ones about our friends, family, things we snuck and did that we shouldn’t have and many others.

Those are our personal secrets and there are no quotes about those personal secrets.

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1. “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” ~ Wilma Rudolph

2. “Believe in yourself and believe in magic.” ~ Theophilus London

3. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” ~ Swami Sivananda

4. “I’m always asked, ‘What’s the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” ~ Dwayne Johnson

5. “You must always have great, secret, big fat hopes for yourself in love and in life. The bigger, the better.” ~ Gloria Vanderbilt

6. “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” ~ Denis Waitley

7. “Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.” ~ Kailash Kher

8. “A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of the ear; kisses are the messengers of love and tenderness.” ~ Ingrid Bergman

9. “The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” ~ Charlotte Bronte

10. “Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.” ~ Henny Youngman

11. “There’s always failure. And there’s always disappointment. And there’s always loss. But the secret is learning from the loss, and realizing that none of those holes are vacuums.” ~ Michael J. Fox

12. “All art, from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today, is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides.” ~ Gloria Vanderbilt

13. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” ~ Rumi

14. “There’s a time in your life where you’re not quite sure where you are. You think everything’s perfect, but it’s not perfect… Then one day you wake up and you can’t quite picture yourself in the situation you’re in. But the secret is, if you can picture yourself doing anything in life, you can do it.” ~ Tom DeLonge

15. “Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist – because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That’s how she found out what happened on the day my father died – she went looking for him because that morning, there was no rose.” ~ Mitt Romney

16. “Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm.” ~ Travis Bradberry

17. “I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

18. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

PTEAcademicReview.com for sale19. “I have a secret project which adds four hours every day to the 24 hours we have. There’s a bit of time travel involved.” ~ Sundar Pichai

20. “There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

21. “I’ve found a letter that was written to me from a girl who was getting married. And she wanted to know the secret of a happy marriage. I said – and I wrote back and said something to the effect that I couldn’t – I had no magic formula. And I never sat down and thought about it, but everything just fell into place with Ronnie and me.” ~ Nancy Reagan

22. “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller

23. “But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.” ~ Deepak Chopra

24. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

25. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” ~ Diane Arbus

26. “I know that’s a secret, for it’s whispered everywhere.” ~ William Congreve

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27. “Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

28. “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” ~ William Morris

29. “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.” ~ Sam Walton

30. “Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and nights.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

31. “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” ~ Victor Hugo

32. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber

33. “Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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34. “The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll

35. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” ~ Julia Child

36. “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” ~ Aldous Huxley

37. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” ~ Pearl S. Buck

38. “The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.” ~ Tony Dungy

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39. “The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

40. “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.” ~ John C. Maxwell

41. “The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.” ~ J. Donald Walters

42. “The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about.” ~ Bruce Forsyth

43. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” ~ Unknown

44. “The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

45. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Mark Twain

46. “The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” ~ Groucho Marx

47. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” Lucille Ball

48. “The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

49. “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” ~ Henny Youngman

50. “The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.” ~ Otto von Bismarck

51. “The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.” ~ Carl Sandburg

52. “The secret of getting things done is to act!” ~ Dante Alighieri

53. “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” ~ Aldous Huxley

54. “The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.” ~ Knute Rockne

56. “The secret of success is sincerity.” ~ Jean Giraudoux

56. “The secret is not to give up hope. It’s very hard not to because if you’re really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.” ~ George Lucas

57. “The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” ~ Daniel Dennett

58. “The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.” ~ Mark Twain

59. “The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.” ~ Stokely Carmichael

60. “The secret is that there is no secret.” ~ Lionel Shriver

61. “The secret of happiness is love and secret of love is nonjudgmental care.” ~ Debasish Mridha

62. “The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks

63. “The secret of happiness is something to do” ~ John Burroughs

64. “The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld

65. “The secret and the sacred are sisters. When the secret is not respected, the sacred vanishes. Consequently, reflection should not shine too severe or aggressive a light on the world of the soul.” ~ John O’Donohue and Anam Cara

66. “The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.” ~ Norman Rockwell

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Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” ~ Marl Twain

67. “The secret of confidence is focusing on what you can control, not on what you can’t.” ~ Mira Kirshenbaum

68. “The secret of concentration is the secret of self discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.” ~ Arnold Palmer

69. “The secret we should never let the game masters know is that they don’t need any rules. The secret we should never let the game masters know is that they don’t need any rules.” ~ Gary Gygax

70. “The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.” W. Somerset Maugham

71. “The secret was a hole in the middle of me that every happy thing fell into.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

72. “The secret things belong unto the Lord our God.” ~ BIBLE, Deuteronomy 29:29

73. “The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.” ~ Thomas Hobbes

74. “The secret of creativity is knowing how to discover and exploit your sources.” ~ Prof.Salam Al Shereida

75. “The secret of life is death, from success to failure, from love to loneliness, only when we identify with nothing, we give form to nothingness.” ~ Alan Maiccon

76. “The secret to happiness is freedom and the secret to freedom is courage.’ Thucydides said that. But the secret to courage is honor and the secret to honor is love.” ~ John M. Nelligan

77. “The secret of gestures lays mostly in mutual communication. When an individual rise to the measure of others, effectiveness is not solitary.” ~ Alan Maiccon

78. “The secret to hygge lies in paying attention to the rhythm of our daily lives, the people we choose to spend time with, the things we use and the activities we undertake that give life value and meaning.” ~ Louisa Thomsen Brits

79. “The secret to loving others despite their imperfections is loving ourselves despite ours.” ~ L.R. Knost

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80. “The secret of all greatness is to discover what you were born to do in life and then do it. You must find out your gifts and talents.” ~ Sunday Adelaja

81. “The secret to success is massive execution” ~ Sesan Kareem

82. “The secret to good health is to behave like your ancestors did before the Industrial Revolution. ” ~ Steven Magee

83. “The secret to teamwork is an outward mindset.” Steve Young

84. “The secret of victory is to find the point of maximum vulnerability and then strike. No matter your feelings. No matter how much you respect the enemy.” ~ Robert Ferrigno

85. “The secret is to create the condition for change, a process that sometimes takes decades, and then use certain men as pivot points, a fulcrum to move history.” ~ Robert Ferrigno

86. “The secret is to keep yourself interesting.” ~ Brownell Landrum

87. “The secret to happiness is to never make it dependent on that which can be taken away” ~ Yasmin Mogahed

88. “The secret of real prosperity in the church is to teach God’s people principles of economic empowerment” ~ Sunday Adelaja



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