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109 Best Famous Quotes About Life

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Here are the 109 best famous quotes about life.

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109 Famous Quotes About Life:

  1. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “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.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  3. Everything that you Ever Wanted Picture“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
    — George Addai
  4. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”
    — Seneca
  5. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!”
    — Henry Ford
  6. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”
    — Sydney Harris
  7. “When you change your thoughts, you change your world.”
    — Norman Vincent Peale
  8. “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
    ― Mark Twain
  9. “A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.”
    — Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    ― Oscar Wilde
  11. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
    ― Anne Frank, Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annex
  12. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”
    ― John Lennon
  13. “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
    — Muhammad Ali
  14. “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
    ― Jimi Hendrix
  15. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
    ― Helen Keller
  16. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.”
    — Anthony Robbins
  17. “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
    ― Herbert Bayard Swope
  18. “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
  19. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. Luck is a dividend of sweat.“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
    – Ray Kroc
  21. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”
    ― John Milton, Paradise Lost
  22. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
    – Lao Tzu
  23. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  24. “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.”
    — Benjamin Franklin
  25. “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”
    ― George CarlinFor More Read: The 129 Best Inspirational Love Quotes »
  26. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci
  27. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
    – Will Rogers
  28. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
    ― George Bernard Shaw
  29. “If you are going to spend your life running you might as well be chasing your dreams.”
    — J.B. Bernstein
  30. “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  31. “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
    ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  32. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    — William Shakespeare
  33. “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    ― Albert Camus
  34. “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
    ― Virginia Woolf
  35. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”
    — Frank Sinatra
  36. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
    ― Calvin Coolidge
  37. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
  38. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”
    — Forrest Gump
  39. “I don’t believe in magic. I believe in hard work.”
    — Richie McCaw
  40. “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  41. “First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you.”
    ― Nicholas Klein
  42. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”
    ― Gautama Buddha
  43. “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
    ― Stephen Hawking
  44. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    ― Ralph Waldo EmersonFor More Read: 100 Best Inspirational Quotes »
  45. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
    — Bob Marley
  46. “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
  47. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    ― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan
  48. “Get busy living or get busy dying.”
    ― Stephen King
  49. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
    — Søren Kierkegaard
  50. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
    ― Audrey Hepburn
  51. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    ― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mother Night
  52. “We become what we think about.”
    – Earl Nightingale
  53. “My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.”
    — Pablo Picasso
  54. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  55. “Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.”
    – Unknown
  56. “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.”
    ― Kurt Cobain
  57. “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
  58. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  59. “There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.”
    — AristotleFor More Read: 100 Best Motivational Work Hard Quotes »
  60. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  61. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
    ― L.M. Montgomery
  62. “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
    ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
  63. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
    ― Charles Darwin
  64. “If you want to be happy, be.”
    ― Leo Tolstoy
  65. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.”
    – Larry Winget
  66. “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
    – Woody Allen
  67. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”
    ― Stephen Chbosky
  68. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
    – Stephen Covey
  69. “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  70. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
    ― Steve Martin
  71. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
    — John Wooden
  72. “I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
  73. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there”
    ― George Harrison
  74. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
    ― Friedrich NietzscheFor More Read: 75 Best Life Quotes »
  75. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.“
    – Edmund Hillary
  76. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.”
    — D. H. Lawrence
  77. “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.”
    — Oscar Wilde
  78. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”
    – Jack Canfield
  79. “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    – John Maxwell
  80. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life — to be happy — it’s all that matters.”
    — Audrey Hepburn
  81. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    ― Marianne Williamson
  82. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
    ― Mark Twain
  83. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
    — Grandma Moses
  84. “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  85. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”
    — Ernest Hemingway
  86. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
    – Carl BardFor More Read: 100 Best Encouraging Quotes »
  87. “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
  88. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
    – William James
  89. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
    — Babe Ruth
  90. “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse.”
    ― Thomas Szasz
  91. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  92. “Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.”
    – Unknown
  93. “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  94. “You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.”
    — Mahatma Gandhi
  95. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
  96. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
    ― Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, The Teaching of Buddha
  97. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  98. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”
    — Benjamin Franklin
  99. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
    — Abraham Lincoln
  100. “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.”
    ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You
  101. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
    — Judy Garland
  102. “I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.”
    ― Whitney Young
  103. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    ― Mark Twain
  104. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
    — Confucius
  105. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
    ― Barack Obama
  106. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  107. “May you live every day of your life.”
    ― Jonathan Swift
  108. “If not us, who? If not now, when?”
    – John F. Kennedy
  109. Life is a daring adventure“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
    — Helen Keller

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  • Brandon Wright says:

    Great Quotes. Keep it up.

  • To be happy or not to be says:

    Haha Leo Tolstoy if it were that easy everybody would be happy. 😉

    • Right, it’s like saying if you want to be rich, be rich.

  • If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. By the one and only Bruce Lee.

  • I never heard of Mark Twain’s quote: ‘If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.’
    But I couldn’t agree more with him. That is how I operate my life and it never failed me.

  • Meg Cabot says:

    Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh.

  • Kevin Jones says:

    Is it okay if I copy some of these quotes? They are just too good. The Lincoln quote gets me every time.