65 Lewis Carroll Quotes On Success In Life

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of children’s fiction, notably Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility with wordplay, logic, and fantasy. The poems “Jabberwocky” and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, inventor, and Anglican deacon. These Lewis Carroll quotes will motivate you.

Best Lewis Carroll Quotes

  1. “One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  2. “Why is it that people with the most narrow of minds seem to have the widest of mouths?” ~ Lewis Carroll
  3. “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  4. “I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  5. “If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which path you take.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  6. “You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret… All the best people are!” ~ Lewis Carroll

  7. “If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  8. “One of the hardest things in the world is to convey a meaning accurately from one mind to another.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  9. “Alice: “How long is forever?” White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”” ~ Lewis Carroll
  10. “You have to run as fast as you can just to stay where you are. If you want to get anywhere, you’ll have to run much faster.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  11. “Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  12. “Alice: This is impossible. The Mad Hatter: Only if you believe it is.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  13. “Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  14. “If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do” ~ Lewis Carroll
  15. “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  16. “But, I nearly forgot, you must close your eyes otherwise you won’t see anything.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  17. “Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  18. “People who don’t think shouldn’t talk.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  19. “To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  20. “It is the privilege of true genius, And especially genius who opens up a new path, To make great mistakes with impunity” ~ Lewis Carroll
  21. “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be it would. You see?” ~ Lewis Carroll
  22. “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  23. “The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday – but never jam today.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  24. “No discussion between two persons can be of any use, until each knows clearly what it is that the other assets.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  25. “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  26. “Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them: so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer meant.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  27. “If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, as long as there is enough of them.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  28. “I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then” ~ Lewis Carroll
  29. “Everything is funny if you can laugh at it.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  30. “In some ways, you know, people that don’t exist, are much nicer than people that do.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  31. “If you set to work to believe everything, you will tire out the believing-muscles of your mind, and then you’ll be so weak you won’t be able to believe the simplest true things.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  32. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  33. “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  34. “When you have made a thorough and reasonably long effort, to understand a thing, and still feel puzzled by it, stop, you will only hurt yourself by going on.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  35. “This a secret: none knows how it comes, how it goes: But the name of the secret is Love!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  36. “If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison’ it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  37. “The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  38. “All that matters is what we do for each other.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  39. “Alice tried another question. “What sort of people live about here?”
    “In THAT direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter: And in THAT direction,” waving the other paw, “lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they’re both mad.”
    “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
    “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
    “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
    “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”” ~ Lewis Carroll
  40. “Death is always sad, I suppose, to us who look forward to it: I expect it will seem very different when we can look back upon it.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  41. “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  42. “There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  43. “I’d give all the wealth that years have piled, the slow result of life’s decay, To be once more a little child for one bright summer day.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  44. “My view of life is, that it’s next to impossible to convince anybody of anything.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  45. “‎You’re not the same as you were before,” he said. You were much more… mushier… you’ve lost your muchness.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  46. “Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late?” ~ Lewis Carroll
  47. “Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  48. “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).” ~ Lewis Carroll
  49. “I don’t see how he can ever finish if he doesn’t begin.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  50. “Without a plan, it doesn’t matter which way you’re going.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  51. “There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  52. “I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  53. “If you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  54. “I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night. Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  55. “I have had prayers answered – most strangely so sometimes – but I think our Heavenly Father’s loving-kindness has been even more evident in what He has refused me.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  56. “Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  57. “Life, what is it but a dream?” ~ Lewis Carroll

  58. “‘The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.'” ~ Lewis Carroll
  59. “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  60. “Where should I go?” -Alice. “That depends on where you want to end up.” – The Cheshire Cat.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  61. “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.” ~ Lewis Carroll

  62. “In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?” ~ Lewis Carroll
  63. “No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.” ~ Lewis Carroll
  64. “If only I could manage, without annoyance to my family, to get imprisoned for 10 years, “without hard labor,” and with the use of books and writing materials, it would be simply delightful!” ~ Lewis Carroll
  65. “If everybody minded their own business… the world would go round a deal faster than it does.” ~ Lewis Carroll

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