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.

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.