Inspirational Quotes About Life

Does any of these quotes resonate with you? Inspirational quotes about life help inspire, empower and motivate us. Inspirational life quotes in the form of phrases, poems, sayings, or just plain quotations enrich our lives for extraordinary living.

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“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.”

Bessie Anderson Stanley

“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

“I have fought my fight, I have lived my life,
I have drunk my share of wine;
From Trier to Coln there was never a knight
Led a merrier life than mine.”

Charles Kingsley

“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”


“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!”

Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father’s Advice to His Son

“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” Carl Sandburg

“A fit, healthy body—that is the best fashion statement.” Jess C Scott

“A free man thinks of death least of all things; and his wisdom is a meditation not of death but of life.” Baruch Spinoza

“A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past existence is to live twice.” Martial

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

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

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” Lao Tzu

“A useless life is an early death.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.” Thomas Carlyle

“Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” Sun Tzu

“Art is the proper task of life.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“As an atheist, I believe that all life is unspeakably precious, because it’s only here for a brief moment, a flare against the dark, and then it’s gone forever.” J. Michael Straczynski

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.” J.K. Rowling

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” Gerard Way

“Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you’ve changed, by believing. Once you’ve changed, other things start to follow. Isn’t that the way it works?” Diane Duane

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey

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

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon Alder

“Cosmos is God, who whispered the syllable of life.” Dejan Stojanovic

“Creating means living.” Dejan Stojanovic

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Mitch Albom

“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” Henry Miller

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” Abraham Lincoln

“Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.” John Burroughs

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” Ayn Rand

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

“Do not tell people how to live their lives. Just tell them stories. And they will figure out how those stories apply to them.” Randy Pausch

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” Natalie Babbitt

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?” Audrey Niffenegger

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Steve Jobs

“Dost thou love Life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” Benjamin Franklin

“Every man’s life is a fairy-tale written by God’s fingers.” Hans Christian Andersen

“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso

“Expectation postponed makes the heart sick, but a desire realized is a tree of life.” Solomon, Proverbs 13:12

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell

“Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“He who lives well is the best preacher.” Miguel de Cervantes

“He who postpones the hour of living as he ought, is like the rustic who waits for the river to pass along (before he crosses); but it glides on and will glide on forever.” Horace

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne W. Dyer

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank

“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.” Henry David Thoreau

“However, while I crawl upon this planet I think myself obliged to do what good I can in my narrow domestic sphere, to all my fellow-creatures, and to wish them all the good I cannot do.” Philip Stanhope

“Human beings desire more than small pleasures in the routines of life. We also seek great challenges in the face of death.” Matt Frose

“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.” Simone de Beauvoir

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn

“I believe that none can “save” his fellow man by making a choice for him. To help him, he can indicate the possible alternatives, with sincerity and love, without being sentimental and without illusion. The knowledge and awareness of the freeing alternatives can reawaken in an individual all his hidden energies and put him on the path to choosing respect for “life” instead of for “death.”” Erich Fromm

“I believe that we cannot live better than in seeking to become better.” Socrates

“I believe there are ways whose ends are life instead of death.” William Saroyan

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” Paulo Coelho

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Abraham Lincoln

“I compare human life to a large mansion of many apartments, two of which I can only describe, the doors of the rest being as yet shut upon me.” John Keats

“I don’t think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.” Jonathan Safran Foer

“I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met.” Anne Frank

“I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we’re living now.” Paulo Coelho

“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.” Jess C Scott

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” Unknown

“I have very strongly this feeling… that our everyday life is at one and the same time banal, overfamiliar, platitudinous and yet mysterious and extraordinary.” Bryan Magee

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.” Rainer Maria Rilke

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” Albert Einstein

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” Gilda Radner

“I would live to study, and not study to live.” Francis Bacon

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.” Rick Riordan

“If there’s a thing I’ve learned in my life it’s to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don’t.” Cassandra Clare

“If you are eating well and your condition is pure and clean, life itself becomes like the dreams or visions that you have when sleeping.” Michio Kushi

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there” George Harrison

“If you need something to worship, then worship life — all life, every last crawling bit of it! We’re all in this beauty together!” Frank Herbert

“In a time of destruction, create something.” Maxine Hong Kingston

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life — It goes on.” Robert Frost

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” J.K. Rowling

“It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not.” Randy Pausch

“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.” William James

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.” Jean-Luc Picard,

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” Dale Carnegie

“It matters not how long we live, but how.” Philip James Bailey

“It’s all in the view. That’s what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.” Sarah Dessen

“It’s not until they tell you you’re going to die soon that you realize how short life is. Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. And whether you spend it in the arms of a loved one or alone in a prison-cell, life is what you make of it. Dream big.” Stefán Karl Stefánsson

“Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much.” Albert Schweitzer

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens.” Tony DeLiso

“Learn that the present hour alone is man’s.” Samuel Johnson

“Life — a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.” Charles Lindbergh

“Life and hope for the world are to be found only in the deeds of love.” Bertrand Russell

“Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.” Rollo May

“Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!” Mark A. Cooper

“Life is a better teacher of virtue than politicians.” Kenneth Minogue

“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.” Nicola Yoon

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” J. M. Barrie

“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” Anaïs Nin

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.” Sir Thomas Browne

“Life is a reaching out for something or someone. That is its definition. We choose one thing and then another to reach for, climbing to a new rung on the ladder as awareness grows, but they are all only symbols, even human love at its highest and most redemptive.” Elizabeth Goudge

“Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.” John Tyndall

“Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.” Zig Ziglar

“Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full.” Leon Trotsky

“Life is but thought.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

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

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” Marie Curie

“Life is not so important as the duties of life.” John Randolph

“Life is short, yet sweet.” Euripides

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured” Gordon B. Hinckley

“Life is very marvelous … and to the wonders of the earth there is no end appointed.” James Branch Cabell

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

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

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene

“Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.” Anaïs Nin

“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life will be lengthened while growing, for Thought is the measure of life.” Charles Godfrey Leland

“Life, if thou knowest how to use it, is long enough.” Seneca the Younger

“Life’s a vast sea That does its mighty errand without fail, Painting in unchanged strength though waves are changing.” George Eliot

“Life’s as kind as you let it be.” Charles Bukowski

“Live and think.” Samuel Lover

“Live in such a way as, when you come to die, you will wish to have lived.” C. F. Gellert

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.” Anthony Robbins

“Living should be perpetual and universal benediction.” Wei Wu Wei

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.” Nora Roberts

“Make haste to live, and consider each day a life.” Seneca the Younger

“May life remain enamored of its own charm.” Suman Pokhrel

“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” Coco Chanel

“My life is like a stroll upon the beach.” Henry David Thoreau

“My secret to a long, healthy life is to always keep working. It keeps me busy and happy, and gives me a reason to stay alive.” Johannes Heesters

“Nature has lent us life at interest, like money, and has fixed no day for its payment.” Cicero

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

“No one has become immortal by sloth; nor has any parent prayed that his children should live forever; but rather that they should lead an honorable and upright life.” Sallust

“No one has lived a short life who has performed its duties with unblemished character.” Cicero

“No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” George Lucas

“Nor on one string are all life’s jewels strung.” William Morris

“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

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” Guillaume Apollinaire

“One life;—a little gleam of Time between two Eternities.” Thomas Carlyle

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” Simone de Beauvoir

“Only deeds give strength to life, only moderation gives it charm.” Jean Paul Richter

“Our biggest tragedy is not knowing what to do with our lives.” José Saramago

“Our life is what our thoughts make it.” Marcus Aurelius

“Our whole life is like a play.” Ben Jonson

“Participate in your life, don’t just bear witness to the rain washing you away.” Thomm Quackenbush

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Pray for and work for fullness of life above every thing; full red blood in the body; full honesty and truth in the mind; and the fullness of a grateful love for the Saviour in your heart.” Phillips Brooks

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” Ruth Reichl

“Reflect that life, like every other blessing, Derives its value from its use alone.” Samuel Johnson

“Since life is but a continuous series of experiences, everything ultimately helps me towards my final enlightenment.” Sri Chinmoy

“Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.” Sarah J. Maas

“Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived.” Jean-Luc Picard

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” Albert Schweitzer

“Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Study as if you were to live forever. Live as if you were to die tomorrow.” Isidore of Seville

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” Abigail Van Buren

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln

“The Bhagavad Gita–that ancient Indian Yogic text–says that it is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.” Elizabeth Gilbert

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

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” Carl Sagan

“The difficulty in life is the choice.” George Moore

“The essence of life is change, he said, and the essence of eternal life is eternal change.” Robert Charles Wilson

“The game of life looks cheerful when one carries a treasure safe in his heart.” Friedrich Schiller

“The goal, the project of living a human life, a truly human life, is all about self-mastering.” Robert P. George

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

“The great end of life is not knowledge but action.” Thomas Henry Huxley

“The life given us by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.” Cicero

“The longer one lives the more he learns.” Thomas Moore

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

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

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” Nicolas Chamfort

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced.” Jacobus Johannes Leeuw

“The old Quaker was right: “I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings, let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once.” W. C. Gannett

“The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.” Lauren Kate

“The past has no power over the present moment.” Eckhart Tolle

“The person you became with her is worth being.” Veronica Roth

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“The purpose of life seems to be to acquaint a man with himself. He is not to live the future as described to him but to live the real future to the real present. The highest revelation is that God is in every man.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

“The sea is only beautiful if there’s a shore. Life is like the sea. There’ll be a direction to follow even if you sail more than one day or one life… the promise of a new land is your guide, because you know that the sea is a huge world that’s beautiful only if there’s a shore.” Patricky Field

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.” Peter Shaffer

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

“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

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” John Lennon

“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

“There is no human life so poor and small as not to hold many a divine possibility.” James Martineau

“There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions, as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.” Viktor Frankl

“There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.” Euripides

“There is only one success … to be able to spend your life in your own way.” Christopher Morley

“This also, that I live, I consider a gift of God.” Ovid

“This earth will be looked back on like a lowly home, and this life of ours be remembered like a short apprenticeship to duty.” William Mountford

“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, realize it is play.” Alan Watts

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Anais Nin

“Thy life’s a miracle.” William Shakespeare

“Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” Bruce Lee

“Tis not the mere stage of life but the part we play thereon that gives the value.” Friedrich Schiller

“To be or not to be, that is the question.” William Shakespeare

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” Mary Oliver

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

“To travel is to live.” Hans Christian Andersen

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

“Tomorrow’s life is too late. Live today.” Martial

“Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.” James Russell Lowell

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson

“We are in this life as it were in another man’s house…. In heaven is our home, in the world is our Inn: do not so entertain thyself in the Inn of this world for a day as to have thy mind withdrawn from longing after thy heavenly home.” Gerhard

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

“We don’t beat the reaper by living longer, but by living well, and living fully — for the reaper will come for all of us. The question is: what do we do between the time we’re born and the time he shows up. Because when he shows up, it’s too late to do all the things that you’re always gonna, kinda get around to.” Randy Pausch

“We have really lost in our society the sense of the sacredness of life.” Basil Hume

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment, and in retrospection. We write, like Proust, to render all of it eternal, and to persuade ourselves that it is eternal. We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it.” Anaïs Nin

“We’re all alive, but we don’t know why or what for; we’re all searching for happiness; we’re all leading lives that are different and yet the same.” Anne Frank

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.” J.K. Rowling

“We’re here, and then we’re gone, and it’s not about the time we’re here, but what we do with the time.” Rick Yancey

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela

“What is a great life? It is the dreams of youth realised in old age.” Alfred de Vigny

“What one needs to do at every moment of one’s life is to put an end to the old world and to begin a new world.” Nikolai Berdyaev

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon

“When life is true to the poles of nature, the streams of truth will roll through us in song.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” Elvis Presley

“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius

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

“Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.” Oprah Winfrey

“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” Philip Pullman

“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” Tom Hiddleston

“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” Elizabeth Gilbert

“Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” Suzanne Weyn

“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. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” Steve Jobs


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