Life Lessons Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old life lessons quotes, life lessons sayings, and life lessons proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you ll discover will be wonderful. What you ll discover is yourself.

Alan Alda

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.     

Alexander Pope

What to do with a mistake - recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.     

Dean Smith

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.      

Norman Vincent Peale

If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you' Not much.      

Jim Rohn

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.      

John Wooden

Protect your spirit from contamination; limit your time with negative people.     

Thema Davis

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.     

Vernon Saunders Law

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

Zig Ziglar

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

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

Abraham Lincoln

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away.


Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

The past has no power over the present moment.

Eckhart Tolle

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.     

Al Franken

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

John Powell

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

Mary Tyler Moore

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.      


If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.      

Mark Spitz Tap