Life Quotes

48 Life Quotes That Will Motivate You To Take That Next Step


August 2nd, 2018   |   Updated on April 8th, 2023

1. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”-Andre Gide
2. “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
3. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”-Allen Saunders
4. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”-Douglas Adams
5. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”-Dr. Seuss
6. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”-Dr. Seuss
7. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”-Albert Einstein
8. “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be-but before you start pointing fingers…make sure you hands are clean!”-Bob Marley
9. “Reality continues to ruin my life.”-Bill Watterson
10. “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it; Who has left the world better than he found it, Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; Whose life was an inspiration; Whose memory a benediction.”-Bessie Anderson Stanley
11. “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”-Chuck Palahniuk
12. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”-Albert Einstein

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13. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”-Anne Frank
14. “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”-E.B. White
15. “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”-Arundhati Roy
16. “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.”-Ayn Rand
17. “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”-Abigail Van Buren
18. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life”to be happy”it’s all that matters.”-Audrey Hepburn
19. “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
21. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.”-Douglas Coupland
22. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”-Arthur C. Clarke
23. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”-Albert Camus
24. “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
25. “A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”-D.H. Lawrence
26. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”-Abraham Lincoln
27. “Don’t take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.”-Colleen Hoover
28. “Live to the point of tears.”-Albert Camus
29. “Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?”-Audrey Niffenegger
30. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”-Anais Nin
31. “If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”-Ayn Rand
32. “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”-Emile Zola
34. “A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.”-Douglas Adams
35. “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
36. “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”-A.A. Milne
37. “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”-Anais Nin
38. “I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn’t of much value. Life hasn’t revealed its beauty to them. ”-Boris Pasternak
39. “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life” music and cats.”-Albert Schweitzer
40. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”-Confucius
41. “They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”-Dr. Seuss
42. “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”-Bob Marley
43. “Do not fall in love with people like me.I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.”-Caitlyn Siehl
44. “I’m killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.”-Bill Watterson
42. “Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.”-Anais Nin
43. “Even after all this time the Sun never says to the Earth,”You owe me.”Look what happens with a love like that, It lights the whole sky.”“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”-Ben Okri
44. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”-Dalai Lama XIV
45. “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”-Aldous Huxley
46. “Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see. Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring. Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more. And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience—you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”-Alysha Speer
47. “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”-Anais Nin
48. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles”-Audrey Hepburn