150+ Best Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Life is unpredictable, and you never know what holds in the future. Sometimes, we suffer from pain and sorrow, and at times, we experience excitement, adventure, and joy, which makes our lives interesting. With constant hurdles, we may start losing interest in life. Reading inspiration and motivational quotes can keep our spirits up at such low points.

Ignite the fire within your soul to live life to the fullest. Make it happen like you always wanted to. To help you, we bring you quotes about life and positive thoughts from renowned personalities. Read them and bring the paused life back to action.

Inspirational Quotes About Life

If everything seems to end, start a new chapter in life. Several opportunities are waiting for you in the future. Feel inspired and stay motivated, and make your life thrilling.

1. “The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.” ―Lord Byron

2. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.”―Paulo Coelho

3. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ―Abraham Lincoln

4. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” ―Rosa Parks

5. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ―William James

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

7. “Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.” ―Mary Shelley

8. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” ―Mother Teresa

9. “The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.” ―Walt Disney

10. “Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth.” ―Arthur Schopenhauer

11. “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.” ―Steve Jobs

12. “The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.” ―Carl Jung

13. “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.” ―Joseph Campbell

14. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” ―Stephen King

15. “Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason
for living.” ―Jo Nesbø

16. “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

17. “But I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.” ―Gloria Naylor

18. “Never lose sight of the face that the most important yard stick to your success is how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.” ―Barbara Bush

19. “You have two choices in life; you can either like what you do or dislike what you do. I have chosen to like what I do.” ―Barbara Bush

20. “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

21. “The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes
after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all
yourself from the clues.”―Terry Pratchett

22. “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ―Paulo Coelho

23. “The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.” ―Julia Roberts

24. “Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.” ―Barbara Kingsolver

25. “The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.” ―Arthur Schopenhauer

26. “Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.” ―Jack London

27. “Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you.” ―Naval Ravikant

28. “Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.”―Zayn Malik

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

30. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” ―Forrest Gump

31. “Life is a series of pulls back and forth… A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match…Which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins” ―Mitch Albom

32. . “They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” ―Dr. Seuss

33. “Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” ―Kenneth Branagh

34. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” ―Helen Keller

35. “Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow.” ―Neil Strauss

36. “The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” ―Henry Miller

37. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ―Bruce Lee

38. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ―Isaac Asimov

39. “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” ―Billy

40. “Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.”―Sidney Sheldon

41. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.” ―Roy T. Bennett

42. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”―Will Smith

43. “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

44. “Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love.” ―Maxime Lagacé

45. “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.” ―T.S. Eliot

46. “Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” ―Roy T. Bennett

47. “Don’t be afraid to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible. Stay open, forever, so open it hurts, and then open up some more, until the day you die, world without end, amen.” ―George Saunders

48. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them” ―Mark Haddon

49. “Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.” ―Matthew Quick

50. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” ― Ernest Hemingway

51. “The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” ―Eudora Welty

52. “If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.” ―Jasper Fforde

53. “My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.” ―Alan Moore

54. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” ―Norman Cousins

55. “Remember: the more you expect things to be a certain way, the more disappointed you’ll be. Accept life as it is. You’ll be free.” ―Maxime Lagacé

56. “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering
his attitude.” ―William James

57. “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

58. “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

59. “Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ―Langston Hughes

60. “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

61. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ―Confucius

62. “Real education starts when you realize that life is wild and you know nothing about it.” ―Maxime Lagacé

63. “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” ―Rainer Maria Rilke

64. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” ―Beyoncé Knowles

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

66. “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” ―Rose Kennedy

67. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ―Shannon L. Alder

68. “Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part.” ―Emeril Lagasse

69. “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ―William Faulkner

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

71. “Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life.” ―Charlie Brown

72. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ―Norman Vincent Peale

73. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” ―Jackie Robinson

74. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” ―Reba McEntire

75. “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

76. “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

77. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.” ―Hans Christian Andersen

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

79. “Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.” ―Naval Ravikant

80. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ―Mark Twain

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

82. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try
to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of
your time, or any of your space.” ―Johnny Cash

83. “Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what
you have overcome.” ―Fannie Flagg

84. “I don’t go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head.” ―Princess Diana

85. “If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long.” ―Elon Musk

86. “Now it’s the little moments that stop me in my tracks, because that’s what life is all about.” ―Joanna Gaines

87. “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ―Ralph Ellison

88. “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” ―Jackie Robinson

89. “Challenges, failures, defeats and ultimately, progress, are what make your life worthwhile.” ―Maxime Lagacé

90. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” ―Theodore Roosevelt

91. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” ―Jack London

92. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” ―Audrey Hepburn

93. “Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in.” ―Maxime Lagacé

94. “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ―Ralph Ellison

95. “You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” ―Joel Osteen

96. “Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ―Steve Maraboli

97. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” ―Bob Marley

98. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” ―Buddha

99. “Sometimes you don’t need a goal in life, you don’t need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you’re going to do next!” ―Sophie Kinsella

100. “I’ve been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.” ―Loretta Lynn

101. “Live the Life of Your Dreams. When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.” ―Roy T. Bennett

102. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” ―John Lennon

103. “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

104. “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”―Osho

105. “There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that. . . . But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.” ―Gerard Way

Deep Quotes And Sayings About Life Never feel miserable about life. It’s God’s gift that you breathe and see the sunrise every day. You took birth for a reason, so make every day count and live life to the fullest.

106. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” ―Douglas Coupland

107. “Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”―Madeleine L’Engle

108. “Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud…”―Yann Martel

109. “All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.” ―Johnny Cash

110. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” ―Sarah Louise Delany

111. “Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top.” ―Maxime Lagacé

112. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ―Ralph Waldo


113. “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ―Roy T. Bennett

114. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” ―Helen Keller

115. “Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.”―Fyodor Dostoevsky

116. “Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.”―Roy T. Bennett

Famous Quotes About Life

Sometimes, everything seems planned and looks like we are characters in a movie. Different minds, different ideologies! Check out some popular famous quotes about life here.

117. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” ―Charles Dickens

118. “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

119. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ―Soren Kierkegaard

120. “I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.” ―Tupac Shakur

121. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ―Søren Kierkegaard

122. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” ―Marcus Aurelius

123. “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

124. “Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” ―Mark Manson

125. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” ―Maya Angelou

126. “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” ―Isaac Asimov

127. “When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.” ―Alexandre Dumas

128. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” ―Oscar Wilde

129. “Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece” ―Vladimir Nabokov

130. “In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.” ―Haruki Murakami

131. “Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.” ―Katharine Weber

132. “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.” ― Cassandra Clare

133. “Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar” ―Jim Butcher

134. “Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.” ―Maxime Lagacé

135. “In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ―Gordon B. Hinckley

136. “Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.” ―Kamal Ravikant

137. “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again” ―Jimi Hendrix

138. “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.” ―Leo Tolstoy

139. “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” ―Bob Marley

140. “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

141. “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” ―Marcus Aurelius

142. “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

143. “I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.” ―Ann Richards

144. “No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most.” ―Naval Ravikant

145. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ―Omar Khayyam

146. “Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live.” ―Naval Ravikant

147. “Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will.” ―Paul Gauguin

148. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” ―Henry David Thoreau

149. “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” ―Elizabeth Kenny

150. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ―Albert Einstein

Life is like a movie, you are the main character, and all other people you meet in your lifetime are attached with a purpose to leave memories. Some may be good, some bad memories, and several moments of thrill, excitement, adventure, love, passion, and anger. There are so many moments that make your life a movie. So always stay happy, and live life like king size. Fight the evil, and be the hero to win respect. Do good deeds and make the characters of life remember you for everything you did.

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