Life Sayings and Quotes

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


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.     

Confucius

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.      

Socrates

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

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