Life Quotes And Sayings

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Audrey Hepburn

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

Arthur Rubinstein

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

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

We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.

Tom Hiddleston

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

Oprah Winfrey

People have different reasons for the way they live their lives. You cannot put everyone’s reasons in the same box.

Kevin Spacey

Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.

Anne Hathaway

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.

Randall G Leighton

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

Josh Jameson

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

Allen Saunders

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

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

Henry James

Life is a progress, and not a station.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Emily Dickinson

It is not the length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

Dennis P. Kimbro

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

William James

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

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Life is about making an impact, not making an income.

Kevin Kruse

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Albert Einstein

An unexamined life is not worth living.


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Steve Jobs

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain

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

Les Brown

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.

Mary Engelbreit

It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

Rocky Balboa

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

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William Butler Yeats

Do not watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.

Sam Levenson

In youth we learn, in age we understand.

Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

William James

Never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.

Jonathan Edwards

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.

H.T. Leslie

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

Jack London

Life is like walking through Paradise with peas in your shoes.

Charles Edward Jerningham

Most important thing in life … is learning how to fall.

Jeannette Walls

Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.

Tennessee Williams

Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.

Emily Dickinson

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.

Ted Turner

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

A life without cause is a life without effect.


You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.

Life isn’t worth living unless you’re willing to take some big chances and go for broke.

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get.

God, if I can’t have what I want, let me want what I have.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.

Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

Life is what happens to you while you’re working for your future.

I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer.

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.

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.

There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.


Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last.

William Barrett

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.

William James

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Robert Byrne

The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.

Thomas Chalmers

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.


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Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in you don’t get anything out.

W. C. Handy

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.

Thomas Fuller

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.

Katherine Hepburn

We must be willing to relinquish the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell

Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.

W. Humboldt

Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.

Kal Menninger

woman playing violin Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Samuel Butler

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

Nelson Henderson

Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.

Alvin Toffler

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.


After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

Italian Proverb

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

La Bruyere

There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is a play.

It’s not its length,

but its performance that counts.


We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation.

Mary Augustine

Life is like a library owned by the author.

In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.

Earl of Beaconsfield

Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden.

Jean Anouilh

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.

Elbert Hubbard

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.

Herman Melville

In three words I can sum up everything I know about life. It goes on.

Robert Frost

That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.


Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.

Emil Nolde

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.


Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.

George William Curtis

I made my life my monument.

Ben Johnson

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague.

Who shall say where one ends,

and the other begins?

Edgar Alan Poe

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.

Rose Kennedy

One way to get the most out of life is

to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.

Japanese Proverb

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.

Rainer Maria Rilke

To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

One life – a little gleam of time between two eternities.

Thomas Carlyle

Life is a pure flame,

and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Sir Thomas Brown

As I grow to understand life less and less,

I learn to love it more and more.

Jules Renard