75 Best Life Quotes

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here are the 75 best life quotes.

75 famous quotes about life and how to live it the right way.

Quotes that are positive, make you think, and inspire you to live the life of your dreams!

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75 Life Quotes:

  1. Happiness Picture“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
    — Jim Rohn
  2. “Through a long and painful process, I’ve learned that happiness is an inside job – not based on anything or anyone in the outer material world.“
    — Alana Stewart
  3. Do not depend on others.“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.“
    — Buddha
  4. “Don’t persuade, defend or interrupt. Be curious, be conversational, be real. And listen.“
    — Elizabeth Lesser
  5. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    ― Allen Saunders
  6. “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”
    — Stephen R. CoveyFor More Read: 100 Best Motivational Work Hard Quotes »
  7. “I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say “I’m bored.”
    —Louis C.K
  8. “Keep calm and carry on.”
    — Winston Churchill
  9. “What I love most about rivers is, you can’t step in the same river twice.“
    — Pocahontas, Disney’s Pocahontas
  10. He that can have patience can have what he will. Picture“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
    ― Benjamin Franklin
  11. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.“
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    ― Mark Twain
  13. It is never too late to be what you might have been. Picture“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
    ― George Eliot
  14. “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.”
    – Dudley Field Malone
  15. “Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul
    And sings the tune without the words
    And never stops at all.”
    ― Emily Dickinson
  16. “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”
    ― Paulo Coelho
  17. “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
  18. “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
    ― Robert Louis Stevenson
  19. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Picture“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
    — Japanese Proverb
  20. “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci
  21. “Life is trying things to see if they work.”
    — Ray Bradbury
  22. “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
    ― Louis L’Amour
  23. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
    ― Beverly Sills
  24. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It
  25. “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    ― Mark Twain
  26. The future is yet in your power. Picture“The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.“
    – Unknown
  27. “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
  28. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“
    — Corrie Boom
  29. “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci
  30. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.“
    — Robert H. SchullerFor More Read: 100 Best Encouraging Quotes »
  31. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. “Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn’t exist and never shall. There is only now.”
    ― Christopher Paolini
  33. “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”
    – Will Rogers
  34. “Moments, when lost, can’t be found again. They’re just gone.”
    ― Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
  35. You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.”
    ― Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon
  36. Never regret something picture“Never regret something that once made you smile.”
    – Amber Deckers
  37. “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    ― Gordon A. Eadie
  38. “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
    ― Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign
  39. “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    ― Garrison Keillor
  40. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
  41. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  42. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”
    – Zig Ziglar
  43. Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it! Picture“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
    ― Maya Angelou
  44. “It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.”
    – Vince Lombardi
  45. “Never follow your passion, but always bring it with you.”
    — Mike Rowe
  46. “The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  47. “The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.”
    – Oliver Wendell Holmes
  48. “. . . when it comes down to it, that’s what life is all about: showing up for the people you love, again and again, until you can’t show up anymore.”
    ― Rebecca Walker, Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of AmbivalenceFor More Read: The 129 Best Inspirational Love Quotes »
  49. “No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  50. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
    ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
  51. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
    ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
  52. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  53. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”
    – Prescott
  54. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
    – Lao Tzu
  55. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.“
    — Lao Tzu
  56. “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    ― Maurice Switzer
  57. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”
    – Arthur C. Clarke
  58. Start where you are Picture“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.“
    — Arthur Ashe
  59. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.“
    — Tony RobbinsFor More Read: 100 Best Inspirational Quotes »
  60. “Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.”
    – Arthur Schopenhauer
  61. “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.“
    — Dale Carnegie
  62. “You’re off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So… get on your way!”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
  63. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.”
    ― George Eliot
  64. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” Picture“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
    ― William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well
  65. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.“
    — Richard Bach
  66. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.“
    – Mark Twain
  67. “If you work hard and study hard. And you fuck up. That’s okay. If you fuck up and you fuck up, then you’re a fuckup.”
    ― Justin Halpern
  68. “Most of life’s actions are within our reach, but decisions take willpower.”
    ― Robert McKee
  69. Either you run the day, or the day runs you.“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.”
    – Jim Rohn
  70. “Speak less than you know; have more than you show.”
    – William Shakespeare
  71. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
    — Franklin D RooseveltFor More Read: 109 Best Famous Quotes About Life »
  72. “We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.”
    ― Steve Maraboli
  73. “Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
    ― John Green, Looking for Alaska
  74. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.“
    — Flavia
  75. “Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.”
    – Sir Claus Moser

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  1. ‘Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.’ By Carol Burnett

    • Powerful Quote.

  2. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

    That is my favorite. Because it is true.

  3. I love them all. Thank you!

  4. These are some amazing quotes. Thanks

  5. My best life quote is by Aristotle.
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

    Or in other words: we are our habits!

  6. My go to quote is: ‘Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here, we should dance.’