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117 Best Quotes To Live By



Here is a list of 117 best quotes to live by.


Quotes To Live By


“What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde


“Run if you can. Walk if you can’t. Crawl if you have to.” – Dean Karnazes


“Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it.” – Queen Latifah


“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln


“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” – Richard Nixon


“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” – Henry Ford


“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James


“When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” – Chris Colfer


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


“To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates


“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge


“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa


“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas


“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Tony Robbins


“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison


“The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.” – Marcus Aurelius


“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington


“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


“It’s important to make someone happy, and it’s important to start with yourself.”


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“Dream as you will live forever, live as you will die today.”


“If you want it, become it.” – Mastin Kipp


“Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.” – Marie Forleo


“If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time.” – Ted Murphy


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


“Life is too short to wait.”


“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll


“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland


“The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.” – Oprah Winfrey


“Your mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


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


“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


“I can be changed by what happens to me but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou


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


“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’.” – Audrey Hepburn


“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“There is no elevator to success — you have to take the stairs.”


“Stay strong. Even when it feels like everything’s falling apart.”


“A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.” – H. Stanley Judd


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho


“Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!” – Russell Simmons


“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn


“Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford


“Start each day with a grateful heart.”


“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump


“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Hule


“Great things never came from comfort zones.”


“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein


“Talent is given, greatness is earned.”


“In life, you get what you put in. Everything comes back around.”


“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis


“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey


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


“It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.” – Tony Robbins


“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”


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


“Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” – James Arthur Ray


“Don’t speak unless you can improve the silence.” – Spanish Proverb


“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy


“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, your attitude when you have everything.”


“The biggest mistake you’ll ever make is letting people stay in your life for longer than they deserve.”


“Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure—even the worst—beats the hell out of not trying.” – Meredith Grey


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley


“To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.” – Dejan Stojanovic


“Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown


“You cannot control everything that happens to you; you can only control the way you respond to what happens. In your response is your power.”


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


“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” – Thomas J. Watson


“Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” – Albert Schweitzer


“Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.” – Brian Tracy


“Just remember: The people that say, ‘your dreams are impossible’ have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone


“Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D. Jakes


“You will meet two kinds of people in life: ones who build you up and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you’ll thank them both.”


“Never ignore someone who cares for you because someday you’ll realize you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones.”


“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”


“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.” – Suzy Kassem


“Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.” – Paula Andress


“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.” – Seneca


“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


“You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Kim Kiyosaki


“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” – Katharine Hepburn


“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen


“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.” – WA Ward


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean


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


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be ‘no’. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default.


“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


“If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.” – Dalai Lama


“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


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


“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


“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


“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Jose Luis Borges


“I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers


“Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.” – Orison Swett Marden


“It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.” – Jimmy Dugan


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene


“Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.” – Paulo Coelho


“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan


“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan


“Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain


“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge


“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs


“Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.” – Richard Koch


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