166 Deeply Moving Inspirational Quotes About Life (Good Life Lessons)

Read through these inspirational quotes about life all the way through. Sometimes to find direction/hope/motivation, all you need is to be inspired or see things from a different perspective. These life quotes will show you how much beauty there is in the world and your life, and what to do when things get tough.

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

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

“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

“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” – Nathan Hale




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

“Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” – Thomas Carlyle

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

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

“The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes




“It is not enough to aim, you must hit.” – Italian Proverb

“Many people are afraid of the dark, but the real tragedy is those who are afraid of the light.” – Plato

“We are most alive when we’re in love.” – John Updike

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now. - Bob Ross

“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.” – Bob Ross




“Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.” – Unknown

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

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

“If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

“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

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. - Nelson Mandela

“Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.” – Nelson Mandela

“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” – Chuck Palahniuk

“The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.” – Helen Mirren

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

“It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“If not us, who? If not now, when?” – John F. Kennedy

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” – Honore de Balzac

“The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it. - Malala Yousafzai

“I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it.” – Malala Yousafzai

“It’s not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters.” – Margaret Laurence

“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Confucius

“The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

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

Each person must live their life as a model for others. - Rosa Parks

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

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” – Zig Ziglar

“You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.” – English Proverb

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act. - Dr. Seuss

“Step with care and great tact, and remember that life’s a great balancing act.” – Dr. Seuss

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

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Maya Angelou

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou

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

“Good is not enough. You’ve got to be great.” – Simon Cowell

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” – Prescott

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is right to be done, cannot be done too soon. - Jane Austen

“What is right to be done, cannot be done too soon.” – Jane Austen

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Dennis P. Kimbro

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Sharon Salzberg

The mind is everything. What you think you become. - Buddha

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

“I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” – Doug Hutchison

“In every life, we have some trouble, but when you worry you make it double.” – Bobby McFerrin

“I don’t believe in magic. I believe in hard work.” – Richie McCaw

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Theresa

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson

If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow. - Beyoncé

“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

“Life is a series of baby steps.” – Hoda Kotb

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

“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

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure… but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Francis Chan

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. - C.S. Lewis

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – C.S. Lewis

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts. - Frida Kahlo

“You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts.” – Frida Kahlo

“Nothing worth having comes easy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

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

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.” – Erma Bombeck

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” – Morrie Schwartz

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

“Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris

“Make yourself more efficient and touch more people. That’s the formula. Now make more money.” – Jon Robert Quinn

“The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“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

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

“Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.” – Joe Clark

“Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” – James Thurber

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb-

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

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

“How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?” – Anthony Robbins

“Begin at once to live and count each day as a separate life.” – Seneca

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

“Speak less than you know; have more than you show.” – William Shakespeare

“Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez

“The best proof of love is trust.” – Joyce Brothers

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.” – Dudley Field Malone

“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

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

“I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” – Doug Hutchison

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

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Watch what you say, and whatever you say, practice it.” – Soyen Shaku

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts

“Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years.” – Meghan Markle​

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Some men see things as they are and say why – I dream things that never were and say why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” – Blaise Pascal

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” – David Wilkerson

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.” – Will Rogers

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson

“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra

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

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

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

“The more one judges, the less one loves.” – Honore de Balzac

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.” – Anne Hathaway

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” – Lao Tzu

“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

“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

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

“Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – Allen Saunders

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“Every day is not a success. Every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.” – Reese Witherspoon

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

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

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

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