Best Life Quotes and Sayings

37 of the best life quotes of all time:

Our lives are storybooks that we write for ourselves: wonderfully illustrated by the people we meet.
~Unknown Author

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is only by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
~Sarah Bernhardt

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting “holy shit what a ride!”
~Unknown Author

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another, and his humblest hour is when he compares the volumes as it is with what he vowed to make it.
~James M Barrie

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create that fact.
~William James

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
~Albert Ellis

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive
~ Howard Thurman.

You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours, when you truly posses all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
~ Florida Scott-Maxwell

We are here to add what we can to life, not get what we can from it.
~William Osler

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I get a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
~George Bernard Shaw

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.

~Unknown Author

Life Unexamined, is not worth living.

The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It’s then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives.
~Unknown Author

A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

You’ve gotta dance like nobody’s watching, love like you’ll never get hurt, sing like nobody is listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.
~William W. Purkey

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
~Susan B. Anthoy

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving-we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it-but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

In life, as in whist, hope nothing from the way cards may be dealt to you. Play the cards, whatever they be, to the best of your skill.
~Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela

It matters not how long we live but how.
~Philip James Bailey

Living is a thing you do – now or never. Which do you?
~Piet Hein

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
~David Russell

When it comes to life the critical thing whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
~Unknown author

If you regret that life is short, don’t kill time.
~Edgar Watson Howe

I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.
~Alanis Morissette

I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
~Gloria Naylor

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
~George Washington Carver

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
~Oliver Goldsmith

Life is a magic vase filled to the brim; so made that you cannot dip into it nor draw from it; but it overflows into the hand that drops treasure into it – drop in malice and it overflows hate; drop in charity and it overflows love.
~John Ruskin

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

A man of good will with a little effort and belief in his own powers can enjoy a deep, tranquil, rich life – provided he go his own way… To live one’s own life is still the best way of life, always was, and always will be.
~Henry Miller

Life is easier than you think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
~Kathleen Norris

Life has knocked me down many times, I’ve seen things I never want to see again, but one thing is for sure, I will never stay down, I’ll always get back up, I’ll never never never give in.
~Unknown Author

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

You live with your thoughts- so be careful what they are.
~Eva Arrington

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