Life Quotes

Life is a wonderful adventure that should be enjoyed to the fullest every day. The fact that life is a wonderful gift does not, however, imply that you always wake up ready to grasp the day.

As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give.― David DeNotaris

We could all use a little inspiration and encouragement these days, whether it comes in the form of a humorous saying from a well-known celebrity or a motivating advice about giving it your all from a successful businessperson.

Life might be a little intimidating at times. It's simple to lose hope in life due to major life decisions, catastrophes, heartbreaks, and even just plain awful days when nothing seems to go right.

These inspirational life quotes can help with that. These life quotes can brighten your day whenever you need one. These inspiring life quotes come from some of our favorite well-known authors, performers, and public people.

You'll be motivated, inspired, and possibly even moved to tears by these life statements.

Life Quotes and Sayings

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.

Maya Angelou

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

Oscar Wilde

If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

― Marilyn Monroe

Life is trying things to see if they work.

― Ray Bradbury

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

― Thomas A. Edison

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

― J.K. Rowling

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

― Sholom Aleichem

As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give.

― David DeNotaris

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.

― Seneca

Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.

― Hillary Clinton

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

― Les Brown

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.

― Cassandra Clare

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

― Nelson Mandela

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

― Babe Ruth

Inspirational Quotes

Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.

― John Wooden

Life is a long lesson in humility.

― James M. Barrie

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.

― Steve Jobs

You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.

― William W. Purkey

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

― Mark Twain

The best portion of a good man's life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.

― Wordsworth

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.

― Frank Lloyd Wright

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.

― Bruce Lee

There are no regrets in life, just lessons.

― Jennifer Aniston

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

― Mark Twain

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

― Leo Burnett

Don't settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.

― Ashton Kutcher

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

― Helen Keller

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.

― Neil Armstrong

Life is short, and it is here to be lived.

― Kate Winslet

Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.

― Drew Barrymore

Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully.

― Albert Camus

I believe that nothing in life is unimportant every moment can be a beginning.

― John McLeod

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

― Helen Keller

Most Famous Quotes

Where there is love there is life.

― Mahatma Gandhi

This life's hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.

― George V. Higgins

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

― Mother Teresa

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

― Helen Keller

May you live all the days of your life.

― Jonathan Swift

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

― Abraham Lincoln

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

― Albert Einstein

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

― Robert Frost

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

― Charles Dickens

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.

― Allen Saunders

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.

― Stephen Chbosky

Get busy living or get busy dying.

― Stephen King

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

― Forrest Gump

Inspirational Quotes

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

― Charles Swindoll

Find people who will make you better.

― Michelle Obama

You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.

― Maya Angelou

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

― Truman Capote

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

― Mahatma Gandhi

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

― Frank Sinatra

Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.

― Kevin Hart

A lot of people give up just before they're about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.

― Chuck Norris

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

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

― Mark Twain

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

― Eudora Welty

Life Quotes — Inspiring the Happy, Good and Funny in Life

Life is about making an impact, not making an income.

― Kevin Kruse

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person.

― Bill Clinton

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

― T.S. Eliot

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

― Warren Buffett

Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.

― Ellen DeGeneres

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

Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby.

― George Bernard Shaw

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.

― Anonymous

Never lose sight of the face that the most important yard stick to your success is how you treat other people.

― Barbara Bush

Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.

― Fannie Flagg

Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.

― Jimmy Durante

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

― Oscar Wilde

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

― Tony Robbins

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

― Thomas A. Edison

Inspirational Quotes

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

― Dalai Lama

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

― John Lennon

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

― Confucius

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

― Bob Marley

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

― Isaac Asimov

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

― Michael Cunningham

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

― Rick Riordan

Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.

― Will Smith

In order to write about life first you must live it.

― Ernest Hemingway

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.

― Helen Keller

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

― Omar Khayyam

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

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

― Audrey Hepburn

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

― Malcolm Forbes

Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.

― Jack Kerouac

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

― Soren Kierkegaard

Life imposes things on you that you can't control, but you still have the choice of how you're going to live through this.

― Celine Dion

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

― Benjamin Franklin

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

― Mark Twain

We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.

― Hillary Clinton

Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.

― Jay-Z

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

― Gail Sheehy

Each person must live their life as a model for others.

― Rosa Parks

You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.

― Dolly Parton

Inspirational quotes and sayings about life

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

― Swami Vivekananda

Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.

― Jennifer Aniston

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

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

― Jackie Robinson

Everything you can imagine is real.

― Pablo Picasso

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

― Dr. Seuss

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

― Hans Christian Andersen

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

― D. H. Lawrence

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

― Buddha

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

― Helen Keller

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

― Andre Gide

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

― Henry Ford

The healthiest response to life is joy.

― Deepak Chopra

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.

― Victor Hugo

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

― Grandma Moses

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

― Mahatma Gandhi

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

― Leonardo Da Vinci

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

― Confucius

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.

― J.K. Rowling

You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.

― Michael Phelps

Inspirational quotes about life video

Positive quotes about life have the power to help you see the cup as half full, instead of half empty!

Quotes On Life — Inspirational Quotes About Life

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.

― Helen Keller

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

― Paulo Coelho

If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve.

― Jeff Bezos

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

― Anais Nin

The unexamined life is not worth living.

― Socrates

Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.

― John F. Kennedy

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.

― Morris West

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

― Abraham Lincoln

When it is obvious that goals can't be reached, don't adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.

― Confucius

Life just doesn't hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that's the exciting part.

― Emeril Lagasse

You only pass through this life once, you don't come back for an encore.

― Elvis Presley

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.

― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

― Roy T. Bennett

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

― George Bernard Shaw

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

― Albert Einstein

May you live every day of your life.

― Jonathan Swift

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

― Confucius

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

― Albert Einstein

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.

― Lillian Dickson

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.

― Stephen Hawking

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

― Will Smith

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

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.

― Derek Jeter

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

― Dolly Parton

Live for each second without hesitation.

― Elton John

The greatest pleasure of life is love.

― Euripides

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.

― Leonardo DiCaprio

You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

― Michael Jordan

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

― Audrey Hepburn

There's more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.

― Stephen Curry

You're not defined by your past; you're prepared by it. You're stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence.

― Joel Osteen

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