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100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Love Life Again

Everyone is fighting a battle. And a very tough one most of the time.

Failure, disappointment, frustration, exhaustion… All these difficult moments can erode our passion for life.

But we only live ONCE. It’s important to remind ourselves that no matter how hard life is, we should never lose our love for life as it gives us the energy to keep moving on.

Here are 100 inspirational and motivational quotes to reignite your love for life. Whenever you or your loved ones feel lost in life, take a look at them and they can be the beacon lights to guide your way to get through the darkness:

Life Is Our Best Coach

We may easily feel frustrated and lose our passion for life when we encounter setbacks. But nothing valuable ever comes easy. Painful challenges are the best gifts life sends to us to keep us growing.

1. “A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful”
—Theodore Zeldin

2. “True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”

3. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”

4. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
—Muhammad Ali

5. “Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”

6. “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
—Chico Xavier

7. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.”

8. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
—Roy T. Bennett

9. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
—Muhammad Ali

10. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”
—Roy T. Bennett

11. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
—Erol Ozan

12. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”

13. “It’s okay to be scared. But you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger. And start all over again.”

14. “No matter who tries to teach you lessons about life, you won’t understand it until you go through it on your own.”

15. “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 Maraboli

16. “I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.”
—Drew Barrymore

17. “Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.

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18. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”
—Al Franken

19. “I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call ‘mistakes’, and apply them to my future so that I keep growing.”
—Kimberly Caldwell

20. “In my life, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve missed, I’ve hurt, I’ve trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve learned.”

Beauty Is In The Smallest Things

Passion for life does not necessarily come when we make huge achievements. But it certainly comes when we know how to see beauty in the smallest things even in the busy days.

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

22. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child , and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
—Ashley Smith

23. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

24. “There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.”
—H. R. Giger

25. “Happy are those who take life day by day, and complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life,”

26. “The best and the most beautiful things in the word cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
—Helen Keller

27. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”
—Jack Kerouac

28. “There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others.”
—Sarah McLachian

29. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things”

30. “Little things, make big days.”
—Isabel Marant

31. “When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.”
—Carol Woodliff

32. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts”

33. “Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.”
—Thea Kristine May

34. “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.”
—Thomas Merton

35. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
—Khalil Gibran

36. “Seeing the small things that nobody else notice”

37. “The little things mean the most.”

38. “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”
—Sharon Draper

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39. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
—Paulo Coelho

40. “There is a great beauty in little things.”
—Mehmet Murat Lldan

41. “Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.”

Life Is a Journey of Self Discovery

Life is actually exciting if we seize every moment to know more about ourselves and achieve what we dream.

42. “I know it’s cliche to say, ‘When you do something you love you never work a day in your life. ’ But it is true: When you do something you love, life gets to be a little bit easier and enjoyable. So i just want people to follow their dreams.”
—Tika Sumpter

43. “The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love.”
—Jennifer Edwards

44. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
—George Bernard Shaw

45. “Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”

46. “The biggest adventure you can take it to live the life of your dreams.”
—Oprah Winfrey

47. “Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner.”
—Robert John Meechan

48. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”

49. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”

50. “Don’t be pushed around by fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
—Roy T. Bennett

51. “Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”
—Roy T. Bennett

52. “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

53. “If there are things you don’t like in the world you grep up in, make your own life different.”
—Dave Thomas

54. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt

55. “The older I get, the more I realize I just need the simple things in life: a comfy home, good food on the table and to be surrounded by the people I love.

56. “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.”
—Sada Andria Zabala

57. “I am on a wonderful journey. I am discovering myself, my real self.”
—Karen Hackel

58. “We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.”

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59. “And you? When will you begin that Long journey into yourself?”
—Jalaluddin Rumi

60. “There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.” —Michelle Sandlin

See The World Through Appreciative Eyes

Always appreciate and feel gratitude for things around us, then the love for life will come to us.

61. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
—Arthur Rubinstein

62. “I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible.”
—Sandrine Bonnaire

63. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
—Jawaharlal Nehru

64. “Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.”

65. “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”

66. “I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.”
—Steve Gleason

67. “Things are beautiful if you love them.”
—Jean Anouilh

68. “My mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear.”

69. “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.
—Rosalind Russell

70. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
—Bob Marley

71. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”
—David Attenborough

72. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
—Omar Khayyam

73. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
—Oprah Winfrey

74. “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”

75. “Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”
—L. Wolfe Gilbert

76. “You cannot have a beautiful life if you always focus on ugliness in others.”
—Debasish Mridha

77. “Today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.

78. “Always seek beauty to create a beautiful like.”

—Debasish Mridha

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79. “Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.”
—TemitOpe Ibrahim

80. “Life is always more beautiful and worth living when you are capable of enjoying the beauty of nature.”
—Munia Khan

Life Is Short, So Every Second Is Valuable To You

When we truly realize life is short, we won’t waste even one second to live an unhappy or meaningless life.

81. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
—Bruce Lee

82. “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.”

83. “If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.
—Angelina Jolie

84. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”
—Matt Cameron

85. “Appreciate life as it happens. Moments will soon pass and you will wish you had treasured them more.”

86. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”
—Sarah Louise Delany

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

88. “Life is your biggest treasure. Enjoy it. If you forget to, it will soon be gone, never to return.”

89. “Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.”
—Joshua L. Liebman

90. “You can get a lot of things back, but you can’t get time back. You can’t get back life. Time is priceless. Don’t waste it. Make it count.”

91. “We have one life and we should cherish it and make it the best we can.”
—David Morrissey

92. “After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.
—Morrie Schwartz

93. “Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it.”
—Gwen Stefani

94. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it’s missed, the word after it’s said, and the time after it’s wasted.”

95. “Time is long but life is short.”
—Stevie Wonder

96. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. Ican choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
—Groucho Marx

97. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.”
—Logan Pearsall Smith

98. “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is too short to be anything but happy.”

99. “I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.
—Wyclef Jean

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100. “Life is short, time is fast, no replay, no rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes.”

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Life Quotes To Live By On Success and Love

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Great Quotes About Life, Love, and Happiness

1. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ” — Lucille Ball

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2. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” — Morrie Schwartz

3. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” — Roy Croft

4. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” — Herman Hesse

5. “Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell

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6. “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

7. “When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” — Blaise Pascal

8. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. ” — Gilbert K. Chesterton

9. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” — Lao Tzu

10. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” — Leo Buscaglia

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11. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi (see other beautiful Rumi quotes)

12. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

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13. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. ” — Julia Roberts

14. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato

15. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson

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16. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

17. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde

18. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” — Henry Miller

19. “If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” — Benjamin Franklin

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20. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

21. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

22. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” — John Updike

23. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.” — Elbert Hubbard

24. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

25. “The more one judges, the less one loves.” — Honore de Balzac

26. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” — Ingrid Bergman

27. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

28. “Life never gives us what we want at the moment that we consider appropriate. Adventures do occur, but not punctually.”― E.M. Forster

29. “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” — James Thurber

30. “The best proof of love is trust.” — Joyce Brothers

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31. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” — Honore de Balzac

32. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” — Carl Sagan

33. “Fortune and love favor the brave.” — Ovid

34. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” — David Wilkerson

35. “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” — Wayne Dyer

36. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. ” — Marcus Aurelius

37. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” — William James

38. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” — Doug Hutchison

39. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” — Emily Dickinson

40. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” ― George Sand

41. “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

42. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

43. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

44. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

45. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. ” ― Helen Keller

46. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine

47. “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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48. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde

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49. “The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.” — Helen Mirren

50. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

51. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ” — Dr. Seuss

52. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”— Soren Kierkegaard

53. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius

54. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” — Doug Hutchison

55. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin

56. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” — Gerard Way

57. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown

58. “Life is a series of baby steps.” — Hoda Kotb

59. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” — Lucille Ball

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60. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” — Sydney Harris

61. “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

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

63. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

64. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” — Arthur Rubinstein

65. “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” — Denis Waitley

66. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” ― Allen Saunders

67. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ” ― Albert Einstein

68. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” — Tom Hiddleston

69. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

70. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ― Isaac Asimov

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71. “It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

72. “Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.” – Anne Hathaway

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

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

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

76. “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

77. “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

78. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

79. “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

80. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Sharon Salzberg

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Great quotes about life that’ll inspire you to be the best version of yourself

81. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

82. “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” – Herbert Bayard Swope

83. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

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84. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Theresa

85. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé

86. “Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.” – Reese Witherspoon

87. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

88. “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” – Nathan Hale

89. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”- Søren Kierkegaard

90. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.”- Charles Dickens
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91. “Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years.” – Meghan Markle​

92. “It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters.” – Margaret Laurence

93. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire

94. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ” – Francis Chan

95. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

96. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”- Albert Einstein

97. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

98. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

99. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

100. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra

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101. “If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

102. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

103. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey

104. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

105. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” — Stephen Chbosky

106. “Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine.” — Mario Fernandez

107. “Good is not enough. You’ve got to be great.” — Simon Cowell

108. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn
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109. “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” — Confucius

110. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income. ” — Kevin Kruse

111. “Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it.” — Soyen Shaku

112. “Many people are afraid of the dark, but the real tragedy is those who are afraid of the light.” — Plato

113. “In every life, we have some trouble, but when you worry you make it double.” — Bobby McFerrin

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114. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou

115. “Begin at once to live and count each day as a separate life.” — Seneca
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Great quotes about life to elevate your perspective

116. “All limitations are self-imposed.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

117. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

118. “Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko

119. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

120. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.” – Kurt Cobain

121. “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

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

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

124. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. ” – Jim Rohn

125. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

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Great quotes about life to inspire you

126. “One day the people that don’t even believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” – Johnny Depp

127. “Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.” – Martin H. Fischer

128. “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake

129. “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” – Sai Baba of Shirdi

130. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” – R. Brault

131. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Kahlil Gibran
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132. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

133. “If you have nothing in life but a good friend, you’re rich.”― Michelle Kwan

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

135. “One must learn to live, I practice every day.” – Ingmar Bergman

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Life quotes to motivate you

136. “Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” – Daniel Dennett

137. “I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

138. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
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139. “Try to enjoy the great festival of life with other men!” – Epictetus

140. “This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play.” – Alan Watts

141. “Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.” – David Starr Jordan

142. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

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143. “Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”— Josh Billings

144. “Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans.” –
Betty Talmadge

145. “We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.”— Lauryn Hill

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More life quotes and sayings

146. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton

147. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

148. “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher

149. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

150. “Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John

151. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”― Lewis Carroll

152. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another. ” — Helen Keller

153. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”― Beverly Sills

154. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo

155. “No one is to blame for your future situation but yourself. If you want to be successful, then become “Successful.”― Jaymin Shah

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More life quotes and sayings

156. “Life isn’t complicated if you don’t break your concentration on your true vision.” – Robert Randle

157. “Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.” – Tennessee Williams

158. “Life is a divine adventure.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

159. “Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.” – Emily Dickinson

160. “Life is the soul’s nursery – Its training place for the destinies of eternity.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

161. “Life is a gamble at terrible odds—if it was a bet, you wouldn’t take it.” – Tom Stoppard

162. “Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination and then act on it.” – Benjamin Disraeli

163. “Much of what life hands us comes without prelude of fear and worry. Our fears don’t stop death, they stop life.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

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

165. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” – Paulo Coelho

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Life quotes to live every day by

166. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.— Dalai Lama

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

168. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” — Deepak Chopra

169. “The greatest pleasure of life is love.” — Euripides

170. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses

171. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” — Omar Khayyam

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

173. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

174. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi

175. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” — Jack Kerouac

Great quotes about life to appreciate each day

176. “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

177. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost 178. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

179. “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

180. “A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

181. “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” – J.K. Rowling

182. “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Michael Cunningham

183. “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.” – Gustave Flaubert

184. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

185. “May you live every day of your life.” – Jonathan Swift

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Life quotes to live by

186. “Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.” – Amy Poehler

187. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Nora Ephron

188. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

189. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana

190. “The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.” – Yoko Ono

191. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” – Jess C. Scott

192. “We love the things we love for what they are.” – Robert Frost

193. “Things will get easier, people’s minds will change, and you should be alive to see it.”― Ellen DeGeneres

194. “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 Maraboli

195. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Great quotes about life from Buddha

196. “Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.” — Buddha

197. “Live with no sense of ‘mine,’ not forming attachment to experiences.” — Buddha

198. “Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.” — Buddha

199. “Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.” — Buddha

200. “I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.” — Buddha

201. “Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame.” — Buddha

202. “Whatever is not yours: let go of it. Your letting go of it will be for your long-term happiness & benefit.” — Buddha

203. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha

204. “Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.” — Buddha

205. “Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.” — Buddha

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Life quotes on simple rules to live by

206. “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” – Eric Butterworth

207. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – E. M. Forster

208. “Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

209. “Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.” – C. S. Lewis

210. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault

211. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. – Walter Hagen

212. “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

213. “Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through.” – Sam Cawthorn

214. “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” – Dale Carnegie

215. “Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went.” – Jonathan Sacks

Deep quotes about life

216. “A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

217. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”― Wayne W. Dyer

218. “You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

219. “Go the extra mile, there’s no one on it.” – Grant Cardone

220. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. ” – Walt Whitman

221. “What matters most in life is often invisible.” — Duane Elgin

222. “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” – Bryant H. McGill

223. “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” – Jackson Brown Jr.

224. “Life is in ourselves and not in the external.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

225. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Great Quotes About Life To Live The Life of Your Dreams

226. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” — Paulo Coelho

227. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” — William Feather

228. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller

229. “Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough.” — Charlie Chaplin

230. “Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change.” — Jaimie Alexander

231. “Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” — Carl Sandburg

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

233. “Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.” — Richard L. Evans

234. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” — Mark Twain

235. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” — Bertrand Russell

Great Quotes About Life To Live To the Fullest

236. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe

237. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” — Bruce Lee

238. “Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore

239. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

240. “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

241. “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

242. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

243. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” — Morris West

244. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” — Kate Winslet

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

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Wise phrases about life and love

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    • Never talk about yourself either good or bad. In the first case, they will not believe you, and in the second they will embellish.
    • Fact is the most stubborn thing in the world.
    • Life leaves us so quickly, as if it is not interested in us.
    • Man has gone from simple to confused.
    • There is one simple truth: life is the antonym of death, and death is the denial of life as such.
    • Life is a harmful thing. Everyone dies from it.
    • Don't take life so seriously. You still won't get out of it alive.
    • Death is when a person turns a blind eye to everything.
    • When there is nothing to lose, principles are lost.
    • Everything that happens has a reason.
    • As long as a person does not give up, he is stronger than his destiny.
    • What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
    • To live badly, unreasonably means not to live badly, but to die slowly.
    • In the country of fools, every stupidity is worth its weight in gold.
    • If you're arguing with an idiot, he probably does the same.
    • Life is tricky! When I have all the cards in my hands, she suddenly decides to play chess.