65 Square Quotes On Success In Life

These square quotes will inspire you. In Euclidean geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral, which means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or 100-gradian angles or right angles).

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging square quotes, square sayings, and square proverbs.

Best Square Quotes

  1. “Being a square keeps you from going around in circles.” ~ J. Vernon McGee
  2. “The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.” ~ Kazimir Malevich
  3. “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” ~ Michelle Obama
  5. “You’re so square, baby, I don’t care.” ~ Elvis Presley

  6. “The perfect square lacks corners.” ~ Laozi
  7. “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.” ~ Walter Isaacson
  8. “Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.” ~ Walt Whitman
  9. “To get squares you have to give up squares.” ~ Bobby Fischer
  10. “The whole quilt is much more important than any single square.” ~ Rohinton Mistry

  11. “Know that life, which does everything perfectly, is now moving you in a new direction. The chess piece of your existence is being moved to a new square on the board of life.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  12. “A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.” ~ Mark Twain
  13. “The Wise Man is square but not sharp, honest but not malign, straight but not severe, bright but not dazzling.” ~ Laozi
  14. “I’m beat to the square, and square to the beat, and that’s my vocation.” ~ William Everson
  15. “We must say that there are as many squares as there are numbers.” ~ Galileo Galilei

  16. “In right-angled triangles, the square on the side subtending the right angle is equal to the squares on the sides containing the right angle.” ~ Euclid
  17. “Hits are for squares.” ~ Thurston Moore
  18. “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” ~ Bill Gates
  19. “No square shall enter in the circle of winners” ~ Curren$y
  20. “The squares of the periodic times are proportional to the cubes of the mean distances from the sun.” ~ Johannes Kepler

  21. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs
  22. “Whether the type of old sea captain that I have portrayed in my stories is gone forever, is a question. Certainly each summer I find that the ranks have perceptibly thinned. The longshore captain is still there, many of the men who are not any older than myself, but their viewpoint is not that of a man who sailed his square-rigged ship out one morning with China as his destination.” ~ Joseph C. Lincoln
  23. “We may all be a peculiar lot…often broke, often dissatisfied because we’re not doing more and better work…but we know how to have a ball that makes the rest of the world seem square.” ~ Vincent Price
  24. “I think that anybody from the 20th century, up to now, has to be aware that if it wasn’t for Louis Armstrong, we’d all be wearing powdered wigs. I think that Louis Armstrong loosened the world, helped people to be able to say “Yeah,” and to walk with a little dip in their hip. Before Louis Armstrong, the world was definitely square, just like Christopher Columbus thought.” ~ Hugh Masekela
  25. “Try square dancing-at least long enough to no longer feel silly and begin to have fun.” ~ Marilyn Vos Savant

  26. “And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there… Squares after squares of flame, set up, and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.” ~ Ezra Pound
  27. “You’d be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.” ~ Benjamin Hoff
  28. “We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” ~ Michelle Obama
  29. “As a young female I think it’s important that young people know there’s nothing wrong with having fun, nobody is telling us to be square or be boring, but we have to be safe.” ~ Rihanna
  30. “Weirdness is not my game. I’m just a square boy from Wisconsin.” ~ Willem Dafoe

  31. “Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  32. “In my everyday life, I can be as square as I want. But when it comes to movies and telling stories, I can’t. I’ve got to be radical, and on some level, that’s what I like to do.” ~ Fede Alvarez
  33. “Hey buddy, don’t you be no square, if you can’t find a partner use a wooden chair.” ~ Elvis Presley
  34. “The only way to deal with loss – as a horribly unwelcome guest that you know will show up eventually. And so you deny it and reject it and ignore it and laugh in its face. You toss it out into the street and push it away and fight it off, and only it has landed square in your lap, only then do you deal with it.” ~ Michael Johnson
  35. “Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.” ~ Ezra Pound

  36. “He is unworthy of the name of man who is ignorant of the fact that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable with its side.” ~ Plato
  37. “Life is, if anything, the art of combination. Of discrimination. Of freely picking one’s own personal pattern out of a hundred choices. Not letting it be picked for you—either by the Establishment or by the Rebels. Conformity of Hip is no better than Conformity of Square.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
  38. “Washington, DC is 12 square miles bordered by reality.” ~ Andrew Johnson
  39. “I am extremely square and obedient in nature!” ~ Tina Fey
  40. “There was a cultural war going on, the ’60s was going on. All the film critics were square.” ~ John Waters

  41. “No one fully understands spinors. Their algebra is formally understood but their general significance is mysterious. In some sense, they describe the ‘square root’ of geometry and, just as understanding the square root of -1 took centuries, the same might be true of spinors.” ~ Michael Atiyah
  42. “We live inside too much. We live inside and we have square thoughts and square ideas because we live in square houses. Our lives are colored by our environments. Our attention fields are colored by it.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  43. “There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God, and counterclaimed by Satan.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  44. “Sleep is for squares.” ~ Henry Rollins
  45. “I’ve done your dog. It’s got nine eyes down the side, I made his head all square, 15 legs. What do you think of that?” “Fido looks a bit weird.” ~ Eddie Izzard

  46. “I enjoyed school, I was a bit of a square. I did very well in exams. I was quite lucky I was academic.” ~ Cat Deeley
  47. “At 23 it was all about acting. Today it’s getting my kids to school, making sure that they’ve done their homework. I’m in my fifties, and I’m turning into a square.” ~ Gary Oldman
  48. “Only then does he realize what he has done to Mirabelle, how wanting a square inch of her and not all of her has damaged them both, and how he cannot justify his actions except that, well, it was life.” ~ Steve Martin
  49. “Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He’s the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.” ~ Alex Cox
  50. “Music, in the past few years… anything singable or understandable is square.” ~ Ethel Merman

  51. “A lot of bands mature, which means they get square; they start delivering messages. Hey, you got a message, use Western Union.” ~ David Lee
  52. “When you arrive in Hiroshima you can look around and for 25 and perhaps 30 square miles you can see hardly a building. It gives you an empty feeling in the stomach to see such man-made devastation.” ~ Wilfred Burchett
  53. “We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return, we must insist that when anyone engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  54. “I should be able to express moral views on social issues without being slandered, accused of hate speech, and told from those who preach ‘tolerance’ that I need to either bend my beliefs to their moral standards or be silent when I’m in the public square.” ~ Kirk Cameron
  55. “I was very studious and square in college.” ~ Vera Farmiga

  56. “I built my [early] career on negative reviews. There was a cultural war going on, the ’60s was going on. All the film critics were square. They hated my movies. You could never have that happen today. Critics are way too hip.” ~ John Waters
  57. “The business of the endgame is maneuvring to control critical squares, advancing or blockading passed pawns, preparing a breakthrough by the king, or exploiting the subtle superiority of one piece over another.” ~ Pal Benko
  58. “I was typing away while everybody was dropping acid and smoking grass. I was known as my own square.” ~ Anne Rice
  59. “My father actually went to college, and my mother went to nursing school, so, you know. I wouldn’t… They were actually too square and right-wing to be hip, too well-educated to be white trash, too sexy to be square. They really didn’t fit any mold. They weren’t really hipsters. They were just – they were two of a kind, those two.” ~ James Ellroy
  60. “The wheels of justice – they’re square wheels.” ~ Barbara Corcoran

  61. “The moon is not kept in her orbit round the earth, nor the earth in her orbit round the sun, by a force that varies merely in the inverse ratio of the squares of the distances.” ~ Thomas Malthus
  62. “Once I am in the square circle, I am in my home.” ~ Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
  63. “People going in the wrong direction will get like that. Round pegs just don’t fit in square holes.” ~ J.R. Ward

  64. “Oh, a day in the city square, there is no such pleasure in life!” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  65. “Square root of a cosine? How is that ever going to be useful?” ~ Aprilynne Pike

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