Inspirational Quotes on Life

Inspirational Quotes on Life

A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction. – Neale Donald Walsch

A successful life depends less on how long you live than on how much you can pack into the time you have. – John Templeton

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

Any life truly lived is a risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against the risks one ends by shutting out life itself. – Kenneth S Davis

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. – Seneca

Awaken your sense, your intuition, your desires. Awaken the parts of yourself that have been sleeping. Life is a dream, and to live it, your must be awake. – Rachel Snyder

Be so busy loving your life you have no time for hate, regret or fear. – Karen Salmanson

Between each dawn and setting sun, set aside some time for fun. – Unknown 

Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Mark Twain

Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Live like it’s heaven on Earth. – Mark Twain

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. – Alan Sachs

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. – Bertolt Brecht

Do not regret growing older. It’s a privilege denied to many. – Unknown 

Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it? – Caroline Myss

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. – Grace Hansen

Don’t put off living to next week, next month, next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is in this moment. – Celestine Chua

Don’t take life so seriously. It isn’t permanent. – Unknown 

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin 

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. – Goethe

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. – Unknown

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. -Shari R. Barr

Fear less; hope more. Eat less; chew more. Sigh less; breathe more. Hate less; love more, and all good things are yours. – Swedish Proverb

Fill your heart with the creative power to accept the past, decorate the present and transform the future. – Osho

God asks no person whether he or she will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. – Henry Beecher

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. – Voltaire 

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. – Robert Cody

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman

I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives. Perhaps this is because escape is easier than change. – Jim Rohn

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein 

I love life because what more is there. – Anthony Hopkins

If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves. – Zig Ziglar

In life you are either a passenger or a pilot, it’s your choice. – Unknown 

In school you’re taught lessons and then given a test. In life you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. – Tom Bodett

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back. – Charlie Brown

In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? – Buddha

In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away. – Shing Xiong

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. – Napoleon Hill 

It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you. – Zig Ziglar

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. – Paulo Coelho

Learn from the past. Live in the present. Look to the future. – Andy Gilbert

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

Life appears to me to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or in registering wrongs. – Charlotte Bronte

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement. – Henry Miller

Life can only be understood backwards, but can only be lived forwards. – Unknown

Life can’t give to you if your hands are closed. Open your mind, open your heart, and open your arms. – Louise Hay

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. – Josh Billings

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient. – Steve Maraboli 

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

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. – Sarah Bernhardt

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. – Michael J. Gelb

Life is a continuous process of getting used to things we hadn’t expected. – Martha Lupton

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us. – Thomas Holdcroft

Life is a highway – the enjoyment you get depends on the lane you choose. – John Fuhrman

Life is a leap into the unknown. If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster. – Bill Harris

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes 

Life is a narrative that you have a hand in writing. – Henriette Anne Klauser 

Life is a piano; what you get out of it depends on how you play it. – Unknown 

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

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. – Corita Kent 

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. – Unknown 

Life is an unfolding in which we can participate. – Anne Wilson Schaef 

Life is as fleeting as a rainbow, a flash of lightning, a star at dawn. Knowing this, how can you quarrel. – Buddha

Life is Change. Growth is Optional. Choose Wisely. – Karen Kaiser Clark 

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

Life is just one damned thing after another. – Elbert Hubbard

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

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will. – Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is like a grinding stone – it can polish you or pulverize you – depending on how you position yourself. – Larry De Angelo

Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. – Peace Pilgrim 

Life is like a taxi… The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. – Lou Erickson

Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. – Charles Schulz

Life is like photography; we develop from the negatives. – Unknown 

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. – Samuel Butler

Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives. – Trinidad Hunt 

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

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce. – Vivian Komori

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, It is about learning to dance in the rain. – Unknown

Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it, as it is, is the only way of being happy. – Jennie Jerome Churchill

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day, in all the thousand small, uncaring ways. – Stephen Vincent Benet

Life is not so much defined by the external situation as it is by the internal one. – Jacob Needleman 

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference. – Virginia Satir

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. – John W Gardner

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. – Marge Piercy 

Life is the sum of all your choices. – Albert Camus

Life is too important to be taken seriously. – Oscar Wilde 

Life is trying things to see if they work. – Ray Bradbury

Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. – Regina Brett

Life isn’t what you want it to be, it’s what you make it become. – Anthony Ryan

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. – Unknown

Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it’s just a game. – Nerijus Stasiulis 

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance. – Unknown

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. – Bernice Johnson Reagon

Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying. – Charles F Geller

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit. – Henry David Thoreau

Live exuberantly with purpose and excitement. Truly make your daily life an adventure. – Henry Leo Bolduc

Live like you’re already dead, man. Have a good time. Do your best. Let it all come ripping right through you. – Jeff Bridges

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point. – Harold B Melchart

Live your life so that your children won’t have to lie at your funeral. – Unknown 

Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

Make the best of everything that comes in-between; birth – life – death; seize the moment. – Will Rivera

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine. – Buddha

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. – Erich Fromm

Never be a victim of life; be its conqueror. – Mike Norton 

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. – Ann Landers

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. – William Feather

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, Simplify! – Henry David Thoreau

People are lucky if they are too busy to brood in the daytime and too tired at night to lay awake worrying. – Unknown

People living deeply have no fear of death. – Anais Nin

Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born… living is what you do with it. – Jim Allen

Sit loosely in the saddle of life. – Robert Louis Stevenson

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start life afresh. – Freeman Dyson

Sometimes we behave as though there was something more important than life. But what? – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. – Dr Wayne Dyer

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. – Robert Loius Stevenson

The art of life is a constant re-adjustment to our surroundings. – Kakuzo Okakaura 

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot

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 person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life. – Daisaku Ikeda

The tests of life are not meant to break you, but to make you. – Norman Vincent Peale

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a person may live long yet live very little. – Montaigne

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning. – Les Brown

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking. – Alfred Korzybski

There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we can feel with our hearts and imagination. – Leigh Hunt

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. – George Santayana 

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers. – Erich Fromm

These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. – William James

Those who allow their days to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasures are like a blacksmith’s bellows – they breathe but they do not live. – Unknown

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. – Spinoza 

To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one. – Jack Kornfield 

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all. – Oscar Wilde 

To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution. – Joe Cordare

To treat life as less than a miracle is to give up on it. – Wendall Berry

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – Unknown 

Too many folks go through life running from something that isn’t after them. – Unknown 

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. – James F Bymes

Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss. – Unknown

Vital to quality of life is the ability to work together, learn from each other, and help each other grow. – Stephen Covey

We are born princes and princesses …and the civilising process makes us frogs. – Eric Berne 

We are speeding up our lives and working harder in a futile attempt to buy the time to slow down and enjoy it. – Paul Hawken 

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light. – Plato

We cannot put off living until we’re ready. Life is fired at us point blank. – Jose Ortega

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what? – Sydney Harris

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson

When you die, it will not be because you are sick, but because you were alive. – Seneca

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life. – R D Laing 

Whether we’re prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us. – Lucille Ball

Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had”, or “I’m glad I did”? – Zig Ziglar

Work on seeing life not as a restriction, but as an opportunity for fulfillment. – Clare Wilde

You are living in a dream of your own creation. Let it be the dream of a lifetime, for that is exactly what it is. – Neale Donald Walsh

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth. – Evan Esar

You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life – so that if it were over tomorrow, you’d be content with yourself. – Jane Seymour

You know, we can’t get out of life alive. We can either die in the bleachers or die in the field. We might as well come down on the field and go for it! – Les Brown

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. – Ruth E Renkl


You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give. – Winston Churchill

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

You’ve got one life to live. Make this one count. – Kevin Ngo

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