Life Quotes

Welcome to Life Quotes.

This is a collection of quotes, describing the various aspects of life. Some have described life as a journey, some as a temporary halt in a journey. Some say life is a mystery, some define it as an open book. For some, life is serious business and for some it is a comedy.

Our definition of life stems from our experience of life, the circumstances that we grew in, the trials and tribulations we have faced, the successes and failures we have gone through and many more things.

All this results in different definitions of life. The more such definitions we read, the more we get to know the various facets of life and the more directions we get about leading our own life.

Enjoy and learn from the following life quotes.

Life Quotes 1

A quotation by Carl W. Beuhner.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget
what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Beuhner

A quotation by Dumitru D. Coman.

If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an
inside force, life begins. Great
things always begin from the inside.
Dumitru D. Coman

  • We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
    ~ Arianna Huffington

  • Smart people learn from everything and everyone, average people from their experiences, stupid people already have all the answers.
    ~ Socrates

  • Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
    ~ Vincent Van Gogh

  • If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
    ~ Dolly Parton

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

  • There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
    ~  Seneca

Life Quotes 2

  • Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

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

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

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

  • The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
    John Green

  • 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

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

Life Quotes 3

  • If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.
    George Harrison

  • Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Where there is love there is life.
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
    Robert Frost

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

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

  • Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been’.
    John Greenleaf Whittier

  • 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

Life Quotes 4

  • Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • 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

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

  • He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

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

  • Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
    Paulo Coelho

  • 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

  • The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
    George Bernard Shaw

Life Quotes 5

  • Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.
    Terry Pratchett

  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

  • When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
    Paulo Coelho

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

  • I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
    Boris Pasternak

  • 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

  • If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
    Leo Tolstoy

  • It is not the length of life, but the depth.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life Quotes 6

  • 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 other's 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

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

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

  • The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
    Lily Tomlin

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

  • 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

  • The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
    Horace Walpole

  • Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance.
    Osho Rajneesh

Life Quotes 7

  • Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself.
    ~ Anonymous

  • Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
    ~ Chinese proverb

  • Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
    ~ Rumi

  • Be sure you taste your words before you spit them out.
    ~ Auliq Ice

  • If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.
    ~ Osho Rajneesh

  • The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
    ~ Charles Bukowski

  • Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
    Catherine M. Wallace

  • You Can’t Start The Next Chapter Of Your Life If You Keep Re-Reading The Last One.
    ~ Anonymous

Life Quotes 8

  • Sometimes the best way to get someone's attention is to stop giving them yours.
    Wiz Khalifa

  • Never be a prisoner of your past, it was just a lesson not a life sentence.
    ~ Robin Sharma

  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    ~ Albert Einstein

  • Not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
    ~ Dalai Lama

  • If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.
    Steve Maraboli

  • No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.
    ~ P. T. Barnum

  • Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
    ~ African Proverb

  • When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau

Life Quotes 9

  • When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
    ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
    ~ George Washington Carver

  • It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
    ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  • Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
    ~ A.C. Grayling

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

  • Instead of asking, "God, why is this happening to me?" ask, "God, what are You trying to teach me?"
    ~ Karlene Baker Arthur

  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
    ~ Albert Einstein

Life Quotes 10

  • It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
    ~ Gabriel García Márquez

  • The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
    ~ Robertson Davies

  • What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.
    ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar

  • The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.
    ~ Dan Millman

  • Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
    ~ Leo Tolstoy

  • Always forgive, but never forget, else you will be a prisoner of your own hatred, and doomed to repeat your mistakes forever.
    ~ Wil Zeus

  • Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
    ~ Henry David Thoreau

  • Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.
    ~ G. Michael Hopf

Life Quotes 11

  • He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived.
    Chinese proverb

  • One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.
    K. L. Toth

  • An optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.
    Robert Anton Wilson
  • Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
    ~ Bertrand Russell

  • Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.
    Stephen Covey

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

  • The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
    Isaac Asimov

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

Life Quotes 12

  • If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.
    Kahlil Gibran

  • A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
    Lao Tzu

  • Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall.
    Jodi Picoult

  • Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.
    Elizabeth Gilbert

  • 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

  • Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
    Ann Brashares

  • You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
    John C. Maxwell

  • Every time you praise something, every time you appreciate something, every time you feel good about something, you are telling the Universe, "More of this, Please."
    Abraham Hicks

Life Quotes 13

  • Life is like an elevator. On your way up, sometimes you have to stop and let some people off.
    Ziad K. Abdelnour

  • When you are happy you enjoy the music. When you are sad you understand the lyrics.
    Frank Ocean

  • If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.

  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
    William Shakespeare

  • The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

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