100 Life Quotes And Powerful Quotes Will Inspire You

100 Life Quotes And Powerful Quotes Will Inspire You
Life Quotes

Life Quotes 

1. “ Life is either a great adventure or nothing. ”

— Helen Keller

2. “ The secret to getting ahead is getting started. ”

— Mark Twain

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

— Rosa Parks

4. “ The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. ”

— Billy Graham

5. “ They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ”

— Andy Warhol

6. “ I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me. ”

— Loretta Lynn

7. “ Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. ”

— Henry Ford

8. “ All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love. ”

—  Johnny Cash

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

— Helen Keller

10. “ A party without a cake is really just a meeting. ”

— Julia Child

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

— Oprah Winfrey

12. “ Intelligence is when you spot the flaw in your boss’s reasoning. Wisdom is when you refrain from pointing it out. ”

— James Dent

13. “ It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow. ”

— Ralph Ellison 

14. “ The narrower the mind the broader the statement. ”

— Ted Cook

15. “ The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. ”

— Henry Boye

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

— Mark Twain

17. “ A problem is a chance for you to do your best. ”

— Duke Ellington

18. “ The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that's good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day. ”

— Julia Roberts

19. “ Kindness is one thing you can’t give away. It always comes back. ”

— George Skolsky

20. “ Despite the forecast, live like it's spring. ”

— Lilly Pulitzer

21. “ The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention. ”

— Walter Anderson

22. “ It is useless to try to hold a person to anything he says while he’s madly in love, drunk, or running for office. ”

— B. Birdsong

23. “ Now it's the little moments that stop me in my tracks, because that's what life is all about. ”

— Joanna Gaines

24. “ Humor plays close to the big, hot fire which is Truth. ”

— E.B. White

25. “ Being happy never goes out of style. ”

— Lilly Pulitzer

26. “ Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. ”

— Sally Koch

27. “ You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut. ”

— Dr. Seuss

28. “ Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. ”

— Harry Emerson Fosdick 

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

— Eudora Welty

30. “ Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue. ”

— Franklin P. Jones

31. “ What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. ”

— Hugh Mulligan

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

— Mark Twain

33. “ Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. ”

— Fred Rogers

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

— Jackie Robinson

35. “ Nothing bad can happen if you haven’t hit the ‘send’ key. ”

— David Shipley

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

— Emeril Lagasse

37. “ Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself. ”

— Alice Walker

38. “ If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one. ”

— Dolly Parton

39. “ 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

40. “ Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody. ”

— Malcolm S. Forbes 

41. “ Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it. ”

— George Orwell

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

— Dr. Seuss

43. “ Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. ”

— Harper Lee

44. “ The time is always right to do what is right. ”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

45. “ The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant—and let the air out of the tires. ”

— Dorothy Parker

46. “ You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson 

47. “ Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground. ”

— Rosa Parks

48. “ The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one. ”

— Elbert Hubbard

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

— Dolly Parton

50. “ Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. ”

—Barbara Johnson 

51. “ Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. ”

— Ralph Ellison

52. “ The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul. ”

— Alexandra Stoddard

53. “ If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. ”

—Beyoncé Knowles

54. “ If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm ”

— Bruce Barton

55. “ I don't go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head. ”

— Princess Diana

56. “ Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry. ”

— Mark Twain

57. “ There is only one certainty in life and that is that nothing is certain. ”

— G.K. Chesterton

58. “ All serious daring starts from within. ”

— Eudora Welty

59. “ Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue. ”

— Roger C. Andersen

60. “ The world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying. Try hard. ”

— Scott Galloway

61. “ You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. ”

— Johnny Cash

62. “ The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back. ”

— Abigail Van Buren

63. “ Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts. ”

— Nikki Giovanni 

64. “ 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. ”

— Peter F. Drucker 

65. “ The best way to predict the future is to create it. ”

— Unknown

66. “ You have two choices in life; you can either like what you do or dislike what you do. I have chosen to like what I do. ”

— Barbara Bush

67. “ One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. ”

— Will Durant

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

— Princess Diana

69. “ Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic. ”

— Jean Sibelius

70. “ If I'd have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I'd be really tired. ”

— Willie Nelson

71. “ Having a young child explain something exciting he has seen is the finest example of communication you will ever hear or see. ”

— Bob Talbert

72. “ Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ”

— William Faulkner

73. “ Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining nearby. ”

— Ruth E. Renkel

74. “ Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. ”

— Truman Capote

75. “ We give them the love we can spare, the time we can spare. In return, dogs have given us their absolute all. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ”

— Roger Caras

76. “ The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it’s also the first to be replaced. ”

— Marilyn vos Savant

77. “ We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon. ”

— Jimmy Carter

78. “ If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ”

— Carl Sagan 

79. “ Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are. ”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

80. “ As long as the world is turning, we’re going to be dizzy. ”

— Mel Brooks

81. “ I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back. ”

— Ann Richards

82. “ Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ”

— Robert Frost 

83. “ I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. ”

— Maya Angelou

84. “ When you are actually powerful, you don’t need to be petty. ”

— Jon Stewart

85. “ The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation. ”

— Eudora Welty

86. “ “You are only young once. After that you have to think up some other excuse. ”

— Billy Arthur

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

— Reba McEntire

88. “ Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us—and sometimes, they win. ”

— Stephen King

89. “ Memories are everyone’s second chance at happiness. ”

— Britain’s Queen Elizabeth

90. “ You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ”

— William Faulkner

91. “ Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done. ”

— Ben Morcell

92. “ No day in which you learn something is a complete loss. ”

— David Eddings

93. “ You’re never too broken to be fixed. ”

— Jonathan Van Ness 

94. “ Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life. ”

— Jackie Robinson

95. “ You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events. ”

— Joel Osteen

96. “ Greed is envy with its sleeves rolled up. ”

— George F. Will

97. “ If you want children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ”

— Dr. Haim Ginott

98. “ Temptation usually comes in by a door that has been deliberately left open. ”

— Arnold Glasow

99. “ Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ”

— William Faulkner

100. “ I have this rule I live by: Only do what you can do. That means you’re never looking outside for what’s popular; you’re always looking inside for what’s true. ”

— Delia Ephron

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