Life Quotes

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

-Audrey Hepburnl

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw 

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


Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.

-Marcus Aurelius

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

-Cesare Pavese

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

-Soren Kierkegaard

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.

-Steve Jobs

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

-Sholom Aleichem

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

-Abraham Lincoln

I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.

-Jimi Hendrix

The hardest thing in the world to understand is income taxes.

-Albert Einstein

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

-Napoleon Hill

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

-Author Unknown

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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


Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

-William Shakespeare

Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do ? but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.

-Albert Einstein

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

-Norman Vincent Peale

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

-John Wooden

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

-Maya Angelou

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

-Mahatma Gandhi

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

-Winston Churchill

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

-Bill Cosby

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

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”.

-Erma Bombeck

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

-Emily Dickinson

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

-Grace Hansen

Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself.

-John Dewey

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

-Marcus Aurelius

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.


Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

-Martin Luther King

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

-Henry Ford

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

-Andre Gide

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

-Edith Sitwell

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

-John Dewey

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

-Leonardo da Vinci

Early to Bed, and Early to Rise, Makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.

-Benjamin Franklin

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.


Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.

-Karen Horney

I love life because what more is there.

-Anthony Hopkins

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

-Peter Drucker

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

-Havelock Ellis

We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.

-Henry David Thoreau

Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.

-Jeremy Schwartz

Life loves the liver of it.

-Maya Angelou

Your life is what your thoughts make it.

-Marcus Aurelius

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.


There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

-Denis Waitley

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.

-Henry David Thoreau

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


When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’

-Sydney Harris

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

-Erica Mann Jong

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

-Carl Sandburg

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.

-Jean-Paul Sartre

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

-John F. Kennedy

Success is not forever and failure isn’t fatal.

-Don Shula

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

-William Butler Yeats

Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.

-Anton Chekhov

A picture is worth a thousand words.

-Fred R. Bernard

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

-Vince Lombardi

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

-Benjamin Disraeli

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.

-John N. Mitchell

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

-Dr. Seuss

The language of friendship is not words, but meanings.

-Henry David Thoreau

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

-William Wallace.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

-Robert Byrne

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

-Thomas A. Edison

There is no wealth but life.

-John Ruskin

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

-Helen Keller

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

-Vivian Greene

The most decisive actions of our life – I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.

-Andre Gide

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.


Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

-Charles Swindoll

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.


The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

-Henry David Thoreau

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

-Annie Dillard

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

-Zig Ziglar

Life isn’t like a book. Life isn’t logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.

-Charles Colson

You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.

-Winston Churchill

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

-Charles Darwin

Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

-Arthur Powell Davies

We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

-Vince Lombardi

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

-Winston Churchill

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.

-Dalai Lama

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

-Bernice Johnson Reagon

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

-Mark Twain

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

-George Washington

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

-John Lennon

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.

-Mark Twain

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw

Dream as you will live forever, Live as you will die today.

-James Dean

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

-Arthur Rubinstein

The most important things in life aren’t things.

-Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

-Shing Xiong

Live with no excuses and love with no regrets.

-Montel Williams

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.

-Anthony Robbins

I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

-Oscar Wilde

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

-Albert Einstein

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

-Robert Frost

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.

-Benjamin Franklin

What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

-Albert Einstein

My life is my message.

-Mahatma Gandhi


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