131+ Life Quotes You’ve Been Meaning To Read

Words are very powerful and quotes about life will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most important thing about life quotes is that they give you a perspective or outlook you didn’t see before, or some resonate with you more than others and some will ultimately be what you need for a shift or change in your life.

Top 10 Life Quotes

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

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

Change your thoughts and you change your world. — Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

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

Those who realize their folly are not true fools. — Zhuangzi

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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

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. — Albert Einstein

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

My life is my message. — Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

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

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

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. — Allen Saunders

It always seems impossible until it’s done. — Nelson Mandela

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

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. — Mark Twain

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. — Theodore Roosevelt

All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low. — John Wooden

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

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

Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple. — Dr. Seuss

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. — Elizabeth Kenny

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

An unexamined life is not worth living. — Socrates

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. — Dr. Seuss

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. — Gary Keller

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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

The big lesson in life is never be scared of anyone or anything. — Frank Sinatra

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. — Alexander Graham Bell

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However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. — Stephen Hawking

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

Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. — Snoopy

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

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Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. — John Green

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

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

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. — Emily Dickinson

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Reality continues to ruin my life. — Bill Watterson

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. — Douglas Adams

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

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

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Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside. — Kamal Ravikant

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

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

But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie. — Khaled Hosseini

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

Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be. — Eckhart Tolle

Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live. — Anna Quindlen

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. — Kurt Vonnegut

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

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

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

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

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. — Mark Twain

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. — Walt Disney

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

The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything. — Frank Sinatra

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. — Lao-Tze

Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. — Will Smith

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. — Dr. Seuss

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. — Leo Burnett

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

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can. — Nicholas Sparks

The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. — Eminem

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

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. — Mark

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

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

Life is like walking through Paradise with peas in your shoes. — Charles Edward Jerningham

Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it. — Emily Dickinson

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. — Forrest Gump

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

The only thing I regret about my life is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I’d make all the same mistakes—only sooner. — Tallulah Bankhead

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. — Albert Einstein

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

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

We are not unhappy today because of the complexities of life. We are unhappy because we miss its underlying simplicities. — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

Get a life in which you notice the smell of saltwater pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes, a life in which you stop and watch how a red-tailed hawk circles over a pond and a stand of pines. — Anna Quindlen

Life is way wilder than I am comfortable with, way farther out, as we used to say, more magnificent, more deserving of awe and, I would add, more benevolent—well-meaning, kindly. — Ann Lamott

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

Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life. — Anne Hathaway

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

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching. — Randall G Leighton

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. — Josh Jameson

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. — Dolly Parton

Life is a series of baby steps. — Hoda Kotb

Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years. — Meghan Markle

Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good. — Reese Witherspoon

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. — Roald Dahl

Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. — Celine Dion

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

It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters. — Margaret Laurence

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. — Dr. Seuss

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

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. — C.S. Lewis

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