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170 Best Life Quotes



Biggest collection of Life Quotes on the internet. If you want to know what famous people think about life, then read these quotes. You’ll find a variety of views about life and how you can make the best of it.


Life Quotes


“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” -Oprah Winfrey


“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” -Joyce Meyer


“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” -Walter Bagehot


“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” -William James


“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” -Dr. Seuss


“A fear-oriented man is always calculating, planning, arranging, safeguarding. His whole life is lost in this way.” -Osho


“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney


“In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” -Peter F. Drucker


“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” -Seneca


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West


“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” -Ben Stein


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius


“If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way.” -Henry Ford


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein


“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” -Anthony Robbins


“Get busy living or get busy dying.” -Stephen King


“I love those who can smile in trouble.” -Leonardo da Vinci


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau


“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” -Thich Nhat Hanh


“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” -Les Brown


“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.” -Rita Mae Brown


“I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself.” -Albert Einstein


“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” -William Shakespeare


“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” -Mary Engelbreit


“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost


“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth


“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” -Charles R. Swindoll


“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” -Soren Kierkegaard


“It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” -Rocky Balboa


“Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” -Napoleon Hill


“This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.” -George V. Higgins


“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.” -Santosh Kalwar


“Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” -Samuel Butler


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Lao Tsu


“The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.” -Helen Mirren


“The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” -Thomas Szasz


“I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them.” -Pablo Picasso


“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin


“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” -Oprah Winfrey


“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” -André Gide


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller


“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” -Stephen Hawking


“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” -George S. Patton


“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” -William Barclay


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” -Oprah Winfrey


“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa


“The first step is you have to say that you can.” -Will Smith


“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” -Albert Einstein


“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” -Morrie Schwartz


“Life is a progress, and not a station.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” -William Butler Yeats


“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” -Roy T. Bennett


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein


“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” -Tom Hiddlest


“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” -Albert Einstein


“Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.” -Barbara Sher


“We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” -Roy T. Bennett


“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” -William Shakespeare


“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” -Cathy Guisewite


“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” -George Sand


“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln


“An un-examined life is not worth living.” -Socrates


“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” -Alexander Graham Bell


“What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.” -Charlie Chaplin


“Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” -Dale Carnegie


“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” -Mark Twain


“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw


“In youth we learn, in age we understand.” -Marie Ebner-Eschenbach


“A life without cause is a life without effect.” -Barbarella


“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” -Buddha


“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” -Elizabeth Kenny


“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” -Yoko Ono


“Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.” -Paul Gauguin


“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein


“Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” -Mark Manson


“The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.” -Gustave Flaubert


“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” -Walt Disney


“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” -Kurt Vonnegut


“Everything you can imagine is real.” -Pablo Picasso


“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” -Theodore Roosevelt


“Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.


“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard


“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” -Carol Burnett


“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” -Arthur Rubinstein


“Do not watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” -Sam Levenson


“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” -Kevin Kruse


“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller


“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” -Denis Waitley


The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” -Frank Sinatra


“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” -Maya Angelou


“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” -George Carlin


“Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” -Sarah Louise Delany


“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” -Omar Khayyam


“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” -Kenneth Branagh


“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote


“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.” -Khaled Hosseini


“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” -Voltaire


“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” -William James


“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” -John Wooden


“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.” -Randall G Leighton


“The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.” -Bob Marley


“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan


“Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison


“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” -Earl Nightingale


“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” -Anonymous


“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” -Eminem


“People tend to complicate their own lives as if living weren’t already complicated enough.” -Carlos Ruiz Zafón


“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” -Albert Einstein


“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” -Norman Cousins


“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller


“My life motto is ‘Do my best so that I can’t blame myself for anything.” -Magdalena Neuner


“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” -Marcus Aurelius


“Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” -Roy T. Bennett


“Life’s too mysterious to take too seriously.” -Mary Engelbreit


“Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.” -Ted Turner


“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein


“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“What is life? The joy of the blessed, the sorrow of the sad, and a search for death. And what is death? An inevitable happening, an uncertain pilgrimage, the tears of the living, the thief of man.” -Donna Woolfolk Cross


“Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucius


“Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.” -Jack London


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” -Audrey Hepburn


“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” -Henry Rollins


“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” -Reba McEntire


“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” -Harvey Fierstein


“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” -Oscar Wilde


“Time means a lot to me because you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” -Bruce Lee


“When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius


“Life is not something you ponder to explain; life is something you deeply love and live.” -Debasish Mridha


“Life is half spent before one knows what life is.” -French Proverb


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” -Steve Jobs


“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” -Valerie Bertinelli


“This too, shall pass.” -Anonymous


“People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.” -Kevin Spacey


“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” -Albert Einstein


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King Jr.


“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” -Josh Jameson


“It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.” -Annie Gottlier


“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” -Lao Tzu


“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” -Susan Sontag


“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” -Allen Saunders


“Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.” -Emily Dickinson


“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” -Henry James


“We are who we choose to be.” -Green Goblin


“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” -Emily Dickinson


“There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” -Terry Pratchett


“Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” -Gary Keller


“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.” -David Russell


“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” -Lao Tzu


“It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” -Ralph Wald


“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” -Marie Curie


“Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.” -Tennessee Williams


“See: it’s a never-ending upward spiral. And if you think at any point you’re allowed to stop climbing, I’m afraid you’re missing the point. Because the joy is in the climb itself.” -Mark Manson


“The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.” -H.T. Leslie


“Life is like walking through Paradise with peas in your shoes.” -Charles Edward Jerningham


“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it, Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration; Whose memory a benediction.” -Bessie Anderson Stanley


“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” -Henry Miller


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball


“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou


Live Life Quotes


“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” -Matt Cameron


“Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain!” -Louis Tomlinson


“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.” -Ann Landers


“Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.” -Alan Alda


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