77 of the Most Inspiring Quotes About Life

77 of the Most Inspiring Quotes About Life
Life Quotes

Life Quotes

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

— Soren Kierkegaard

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

— Ernest Hemingway

3. “ Live for each second without hesitation. ”

— Elton John

4. “ The purpose of our lives is to be happy. ”

— Dalai Lama

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

— Helen Keller

6. “ The healthiest response to life is joy. ”

— Deepak Chopra

7. “ To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ”

— Bertrand Russell

8. “ Life is a flower of which love is the honey. ”

— Victor Hugo

9. “ Life is about making an impact, not making an income. ”

— Kevin Kruse

10. “ I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. ”

— Neil Armstrong

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

— Henry Ford

12. “ Life is short, and it is here to be lived. ”

— Kate Winslet

13. “ Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. ”

— Jack Kerouac

14. “ Every moment is a fresh beginning. ”

— T.S. Eliot

15. “ It’s not necessary to take a person’s advice to make him feel good—all you have to do is ask it. ”

— Richard Armour 

16. “ The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep. ”

— Harry Ruby

17. “ Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ”

— Omar Khayyam

18. “ The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong, without comment. ”

— T.H. White

19. “ The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. ”

— Frank Clark

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

21. “ Keep calm and carry on. ”

— Winston Churchill

22. “ Turn your wounds into wisdom. ”

— Oprah Winfrey

23. “ I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. ”

— Henry David Thoreau 

24. “ Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. ”

— John Lennon

25. “ The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. ”

— Frank Lloyd Wright

26. “ Don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been. ”

— Alex Trebek

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

— Frank Sinatra

28. “ Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. ”

— Buddha

29. “ When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ”

— John Lennon

30. “ Get busy living or get busy dying. ”

— Stephen King

31. “ I like criticism. It makes you strong. ”

— LeBron James

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

— Jimmy Durante

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

— Leo Burnett

34. “ Success is falling nine times and getting up ten. ”

— Jon Bon Jovi 

35. “ Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength. ”

— A.J. Cronin

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

— Mae West

37. “ Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others. ”

— Ellen DeGeneres

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

— Mark Twain

39. “ What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor. ”

— Bern Williams

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

— Seneca

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

42. “ When you cease to dream you cease to live. ”

— Malcolm Forbes

43. “ Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. ”

— Ashton Kutcher

44. “ You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore. ”

— Elvis Presley

45. “ I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.”

— John Stuart Mill

46. “ Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. ”

— Babe Ruth

47. “ I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore. ”

— Bradley Cooper

48. “ You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake. ”

— Emma Stone

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

— Thomas A. Edison

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

— Paulo Coelho

51. “ Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise. ”

— Kobe Bryant

52. “ If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. ”

— Bill Clinton

53. “ If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. ”

— Morris West

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

— Mark Twain

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

56. “ I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. ”

— Harry Emerson 

57. “ Living is the art of getting used to what we didn’t expect. ”

— Eleanor C. Wood 

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

— Albert Einstein

59. “ In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit. ”

— Anne Frank

60. “ 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 

61. “ I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life. ”

— George Clooney

62. “ Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome. ”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

63. “ The trick in life is learning how to deal with it. ”

— Helen Mirren

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

— Babe Ruth

65. “ A happy life consists in the tranquility of mind. ”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

66. “ Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ”

— Dr. Seuss

67. “ Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ”

— Anais Nin

68. “ Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ”

—  Confucius

69. “ Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. ”

— Forrest Gump

70. “ Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ”

— Søren Kierkegaard

71. “ Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. ”

— Will Smith

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

— Les Brown

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

— Confucius

74. “ 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

75. “ Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. ”

— Charles Bukowski

76. “ If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people. ”

— Leonardo DiCaprio

77. “ 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

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