inspirational quotes about life

inspirational quotes about life

inspirational quotes about life

“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    

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”  –Steve Jobs        

“Your life is what your thoughts make it.” ―  Marcus Aurelius quotes,inspirational life quotes

“You will never be who you want to be, until you are happy with who you are.” ― Thomas F. Shubnell        

“You need to find a way to live your life, that it doesn't make a mockery of your values.” ― Bill Ayers        

“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.”– English Proverb quotes,inspirational life quotes

“You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you realize that your life is the miracle.” ―  Robert Brault    

“Yoga: an ancient practice, a complete way of life. Breathe well. You will live long on earth.” ― Indian Proverb    


“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”  ― Mark Twain quotes,inspirational life quotes

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ―  Henry Stanley Haskins    

“What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty.”  ― Shinichi Suzuki    

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” ―  Robert H. Schuller        

“We've got everything we need right here, and everything we need is enough.” ― Jack Johnson    

“Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.”  ― Andre Gide quotes,inspirational life quotes

“We live in what is, but we find 1,000 ways not to face it. Great theatre strengthens our faculty to face it.”  ― Thornton Wilder    

“We cannot live for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibres, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”  ― Herman Melville    

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” ― Randy Pausch        

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”   ―  Aristotle        

“We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.”  ― Benjamin Disraeli quotes,inspirational life quotes

“We are all heroes. We just need to choose to live in the way that makes it evident to us and others.” ―  Patrick Beine    

“We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.”  ― Sir William Osler    

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

“We all have a better guide in ourselves, if we would see it, than any other person can be.” ―  Jane Austen    

“Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.” ―  Sidney Lanier quotes,inspirational life quotes

“View life as a continuous learning experience.”  ― Denis Waitley quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Very few people really see things unless they've had someone in early life who made them look at things. And name them too. But the looking is primary, the focus.” ―  Denise Levertov    

“Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.” ―  Doris Mortman    

“Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.” ―  R. I. Fitzhenry            

“To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.” ―  Reba McEntire quotes,inspirational life quotes

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

“To do good thing in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life.” ―  Paula P. Brownlee quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.” ―  Alan Lakein    

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky quotes,inspirational life quotes

“There is only the actuality of what happens in life. The rest is just a story, no matter who's telling it.”  ― Gary Crowley    

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” ―  Aristotle    

“There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” ―  Henry David Thoreau            


“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 world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” ― James Baldwin quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”  ― Sonia Choquette    

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” ― Mitch Albom            


“The way that we see things today does not have to be the way we saw them yesterday. This is because the situations, our relationships to them, ad we ourselves have changed in the interim.”  ― T.K.V. Desikachar    

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ” –Mark Twain quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”  ― Nelson Henderson    

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.” ― Peter Shaffer    

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.”  ― Henri J. M. Nouwen quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.”  ― Charles R. Swindoll    


“The purpose of life is to realize God within ourselves. This can be done even whilst attending to our worldly duties…” ―  Meher Baba    

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”  ― Robert Byrne quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The purpose of human life is the dissolution of the soul and the revelation of the Spirit.”  ― Ian Gardner    

“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” ―  Chinese Proverb    

“The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure.”   ―  Author Unknown    

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ―  Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The one person who most blocks you from a full, happy, and successful life is you.”  ― Norman Vincent Peale        

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. ” –Amelia Earhart    

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. ” –Alice Walker quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” ―  Ben Okri    

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

“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi        

“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ―  E.M. Forster quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”– Lao Tzu    

“The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.” ― Victor Hugo        

“The happiness of life…is made up of minute factions- the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.”  ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge    

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” ― Bob Marley            

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”  ― Walter Bagehot quotes,inspirational life quotes

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

“The great lesson to learn of life is the need of giving out from the abundance of one's self in order to be ever abundant within one's self.” ―  Walter Russell            


“The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.”  ― Edith Hamilton quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”  ― James Oppenheim    

“The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.”  ― William Lyon Phelps    

“The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc.”  ― Franz Kafka

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” ― Aristotle quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” ― Tom Clancy    

“The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.”– Vince Lombardi            

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”  ― Nikola Tesla

“The crown of life is neither happiness nor annihilation; it is understanding.”  ― Winifred Holtby quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.”  ― Arthur Schopenhauer    

“The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.”  ― Henry L. Stimson        

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  –Chinese Proverb

“The best revenge is massive success.”– Frank Sinatra quotes,inspirational life quotes

“The best portion of a good man's life – his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”  ― William Wordsworth

“The best instruction is always to watch the mind.”  ― Patrul Rinpoche    

“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware…Forget yourself.” ― Henry Miller    

“That's the thing about lessons, you always learn them when you don't expect them or want them.” ― Cecelia Ahern    

“That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” ―  Friedrich Nietzshe quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.”  ―  Chinese Proverb    

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” ― Erica Jong quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Take what comes and live life without complaint. What will be, will be. Life is a woman's gift; death is God's.” ― Nancy McKenzie    

“Take the breath of the new dawn and make it part of you. It will give you strength.”  ― Hopi Saying        

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

“Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can.” ―  Arthur Ashe quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Sometimes life takes hold of one, carries the body along, accomplishes one's history, and yet is not real, but leaves oneself as it were slurred over.” ― D.H. Lawrence    

“Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.”  ― William Feather    

“Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.”– George Bernard Shaw quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”  ―  Eleanor Roosevelt    

“Silently hear everyone. Accept what is good. Reject and forget what is not. This is intelligent living.”  ― Swami Chinmayananda    

“safety is knowing that when this particular life form is finished, what it has served remains…”  ― Gangaji    

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.”– Unknown            


“Realize you are worthy of your life and live accordingly.”  ― Gary Zukav quotes,inspirational life quotes

“Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing.” ― Euripides    

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” ―  Vince Lombardi    

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily.”  –Zig Ziglar quotes,inspirational life quotes

“People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.” ― Cassandra Clare    

“Our world is incomplete until each one of us discovers what moves us – our passion. No other person can hear our calling. We must listen and act on it for ourselves.”  ― Richard J. Leider    

“Our lives improve only when we take chances… and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”  ―  Walter Anderson

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

“Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.”  ― Jean Anouilh    

“Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.”  ― Henri-Frederic Amiel    

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”  ― Jack Kerouac    

“Opening to the sacred, we transform our vision of ourselves.” ―  Stephanie Dowrick    

“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.”   ―  Robert F. Kennedy    

“One returns to the place one came from.”  ― Jean de la Fontaine        

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”  ― Iris Murdoch quotes,inspirational life quotes

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” ― Antonio Porchia    

“One does what one can, not what one cannot.”  ― Agatha Christie quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is is three or four big days that change everything.” ― Beverly Donofrio    

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”  ―  Willie Nelson    

“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”  ― Martin Luther King, Jr.    

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”– Benjamin Disraeli quotes,inspirational life quotes        

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

“Not being excited is to have missed the whole point of life.” ― Steve Chandler    

“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.”  ― Brendan Gill quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”– Larry Winget    

“No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power.”  ― James Cash Penney    

“No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.”  ― Barbara De Angelis    

“No matter the bad things that happened in past time, let's try to live the best we can now.” ―  Ziggy Marley quotes,inspirational life quotes

“No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing.”  ― Orson Scott Card    

“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            

“My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.”  ― Hugh Leonard quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less, but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?”  ― Clara Schumann            

“Most important thing in life is learning how to fall.” ― Jeannette Walls        

“Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all the virtues.”  ― Thomas Fuller    

“Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in this moment.” ― Alan Watts quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“Maybe everyone can live beyond what they're capable of.” ― Markus Zusak        

“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    

“Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.”  ― Oliver Goldsmith quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.”  ― Boris Pasternak        

“Make the mind, the voice and the actions agree in harmony. That is the right way of life.” ―  Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.”  ― Saint Vincent de Paul    

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it.”  ― Steve Marboli        

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”– Ray Kroc quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“Love can make up for a great many things that are missing in your life. But, if you don't have love, no matter what else you have, it is never enough.”  ― Ann Landers            


“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.” ―  Michelangelo    


“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.”– Mahatma Gandhi    

“Living is not the story of your life. Living is the process of experiencing right now.”  ― Werner Erhart quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.”  ― Michael Josephson

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……” ― Paramahansa Yogananda    

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.”– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe    

“Listen – life is really going on, right now, around us. Do you see it? Sometimes I lose it but if I sit still and listen, it comes back, and then I think, How funny, this is what being alive is.”  ― Robin Morgan            


“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”  ― Margaret Mitchell quotes,inspirational life quotes    

“Life's not just about being alive, but being well.” ―  Martial    

“Life's about the journey, not a destination.”  ― Anne Coleman    

“Life sustains itself. Let go of the ego and life takes care of itself through you.”  ― Adyashanti    

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”  –Anais Nin quotes,inspirational life quotes    

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