150+ Famous Quotes about Life

  • A fear-oriented man is always calculating, planning, arranging, safeguarding. His whole life is lost in this way.  –  Osho

  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.  –  George Bernard Shaw

  • A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do.  –  Osho

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

  • A somewhat depressing lesson that we learn from life is that there is no guaranteed sure-fire formula for happiness.  –  Michael W. Eysenck

  • A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness can be spread without diminishing that of yourself.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

  • All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.         –  Walt Disney

  • Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.  –  Omar Khayyam

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

  • Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.             –  William James

  • Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  –  Joshua J. Marine

  • Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.  –  Rabindranath Tagore

  • Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.  –  Norman Cousins

  • Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.  – Bruce Lee

  • Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.                 –  Elbert Hubbard

  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.  –  Ludwig Jacobowski

  • Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.         –  Bob Marley

  • Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.  –  Roy T. Bennett

  • Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.  –  Billy Graham

  • Every life has a purpose.  We need to let go of the past.  Live in the present. Do not waste today worrying about what will happen tomorrow.  Embrace your true spirit, embrace and listen to grace and you be transformed in the moment.  Do not fixate on what you want but give thanks for what you have.  –  Caroline Myss

  • Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs.  –  Ally Condie

  • Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful.  Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

  • Every second you have on this planet is very precious and it’s your responsibility that you’re happy.  –  Naval Ravikant

  • Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, every problem comes to make us or break us, the choice is ours whether we become victims or victorious.           – Swami Vivekananda

  • Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.  If you want a different result, make a different choice.  –  Buddha

  • Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.  –  Emily Dickinson

  • Forgive people in your life, even those who are not sorry for their actions.  Holding on to anger only hurts you not them.  –  Buddha

  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.         –  Henry David Thoreau

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

  • Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.           –  Publilius Syrus

  • I love those who can smile in trouble…   –  Leonardo da Vinci

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

  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.      – Albert Einstein

  • In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.  –  Friedrich Nietzsche

  • In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet.  Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you.  But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.  They are the rare and amazing people who are remind you why it’s worth it.               –  Buddha

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

  • In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.            – Albert Camus

  • In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. –  Mother Teresa

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

  • Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. –  Buddha

  • Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. –  Marilyn Monroe

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

  • Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.  –  Earl Nightingale

  • Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.          –  Rabindranath Tagore

  • Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. –  Paulo Coelho

  • Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never get.   –  R.Brault

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

  • Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything.     –  Ralph Marston

  • Life doesn’t always introduce you to the people you want to meet.  Sometimes, life puts you in touch with the people you need to meet to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you, and to gradually strengthen you into the person you were meant to become. –  Buddha

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

  • Life has an–an irony all its own. What you wish for, you get, but you discover that it’s not what you want.  –  John Austin Connolly

  • Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.  –  Paul Gauguin

  • Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times.  If you are going through hard times, have faith that good times are on the way.  –  Buddha

  • Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.  –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. –  Oliver Goldsmith

  • Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.  –  Cyril Connolly

  • 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

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

  • Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. –  Martin H.Fischer

  • Life is a very complex interplay of various factors and there has to be acceptance of the risks inherent in coping with it and yet keep moving on.  –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.  –  Roy T. Bennett

  • Life is about balance.  Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t get deceived.  Be content, but never stop improving yourself.  –  Buddha

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

  • Life is beautiful!  One day, one hour and one minute, will not come again in your entire life.  Avoid fights, angriness and speak lovely to every person.           –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

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

  • Life is empty, and realizing that, we want to fill it, we are seeking – seeking ways and means, not only to fill this emptiness but also to find something that is not to be measured by man.  –  Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • Life is everything. Life is God. Everything changes and moves and that movement is God. And while there is life there is joy in consciousness of the divine. To love life is to love God.  –  Leo Tolstoy

  • Life is good. It is precious. It is a great blessing. Even on its worst days. And in its deepest valleys you must remember the view from its highest mountains. You must not forget that happiness is a matter of perspective, not circumstance.  –  Bob Lonsberry

  • Life is just the same as learning to swim. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!  –  Alfred Adler

  • Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.  –  Alan Bennett

  • 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

  • Life is like a notebook.  Two pages are already written by God.  First page is birth and last page is death.  Center pages are empty.  Fill them with smile and love.  –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • Life is like a piano, white keys are happy moments and black keys are sad moments. But remember both keys are played together to give Sweet music in life.  –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.  –  Avril Lavigne

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

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

  • Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.                         –  Soren Kierkegaard

  • Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, and experienced.  –  Osho

  • Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.                            –  George Bernard Shaw

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

  • Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain.  –  L. Lionel Kendrick

  • Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!  –  Bob Marley

  • Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art. –  Maya Angelou

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

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

  • Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.  –  Mark Twain

  • Life is short.  Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.  –  Buddha

  • Life is so complicated a game that the devices of skill are liable to be defeated at every turn by air-blown chances, incalculable as the descent of thistle-down.  –  George Eliot

  • Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.  –  Charles Swindoll

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

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

  • Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.  –  John Lennon

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

  • Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.  –  Ferris Bueller

  • Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.  –  Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Life will never provide Warranties and Guarantees.  It can only provide Possibilities and Opportunities to convert them into Success.                           –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.  –  Margaret Mitchell

  • Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.  –  Kenneth Branagh

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

  • 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

  • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  –  William Shakespeare

  • Love the life you live. Live the life you love.  –  Bob Marley

  • 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

  • Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.  –  Napoleon Hill

  • 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

  • Never feel sad about losing anything in life because whenever a tree loses a leaf, a new leaf grows in its place.  –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realize the great life.  –  Dr. A. P. J. Abdulkalam

  • No man has ever known what he would meet around the next corner; if life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.                         –   Eleanor Roosevelt

  • No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.  –  Alana Stewart

  • Once your life is an expression of your blissfulness, you will not be in conflict with anyone.  –  Sadhguru

  • One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.     –  Gerard Way

  • One man cannot do right in one department of life whilst he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.  –  Albert Einstein

  • Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.  –  Dalai Lama

  • Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.  –  Menachem Begin

  • Satisfied life is better than successful life, because our success is measured by others. But our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart.  –  Buddha

  • Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.    – Mother Teresa

  • The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.  –  Henry Miller

  • The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.                  –  Mother Teresa

  • The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.                 –  Lewis Grizzard

  • The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.  –  William James

  • The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.                       –  Hubert H. Humphrey

  • The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.               –  Marcus Aurelius

  • The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.   –  David Russell

  • The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, and act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

  • The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.     –  William Shakespeare

  • The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –  Buddha

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

  • The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. –  Morrie Schwartz

  • The most valuable lessons in life cannot be taught, they must be experienced.       –  Liam Payne

  • The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.  –  Neil Gaiman

  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.                 –  Pablo Picasso

  • The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.  –  Albert Schweitzer

  • The purpose of life is to discover your gift.  The work of life is to develop it.  The meaning of life is to give your gift away.  –  David Viscot

  • The quality of life is more important than life itself.  –  Alexis Carrel

  • The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.                       –  Albert Schweitzer

  • The unexamined life is not worth living.  –  Socrates

  • Theory of Life:  When flood comes, the fish eat ants.  But when water dries, the ants eat fish. Life gives chance to everyone.  Just have to wait for our turn.       –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • There are four very important words in life: Love, Honesty, Truth and Respect.  Without these in your live, you have nothing.   –  Buddha

  • There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

  • There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.  –  William Barclay

  • 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

  • This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.  –  Dennis Rodman

  • This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.  –  Swami Vivekananda

  • To be most successful in life, always forget the problems that you’ve faced in your life.  But never forget the lessons that most problems taught you.  –  Buddha

  • Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.  –  Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

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

  • When suffering appears in our lives we should be aware that beneath its negative surface there could be a hidden opportunity for growth and deepening.  –  Dr. A.P.J.Abdulkalam

  • When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to love.  –  Marcus Aurelius

  • Where there is love there is life.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

  • You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.  –  Joyce Meyer

  • You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it.  –  Hillary Clinton

  • You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.  – Unknown

  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  –  Mahatma Gandhi

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

  • 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

  • Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.  –  Jim Rohn


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