Quotes starting with L

Below you will find our collection of inspirational quotes and sayings starting with the letter L, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.      -- Horace (65-8 BC)
Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging.      -- unknown
Laughter is the best medicine.      -- unknown<
Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.     -- Scottish (on justice)
Learn from other peoples mistakes.      -- unknown
Learn from your mistakes.      -- unknown
Learning is best when put into practice.      -- unknown
Learning is better than house and land.      -- David Garrick (1716-1779)
Least said, soonest mended      -- unknown
Leave no stone unturned.      -- Euripides (480-406 BC)
Lend your money and lose your friend.      -- William Caxton (1421-1491)
Less is more.      -- Robert Browning (1812-1889)
Let bygones be bygones.      -- Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.      -- George Chapman (c.1559-1634)
Let sleeping dogs lie.      -- English Proverb
Let the punishment fit the crime.      -- W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)
Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach.      -- German (on food and hunger)
Let's get things straight.      -- unknown
Liars need good memories.      -- French (on truth and falsehood)
Liars often set their own traps.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Life has its little ups and downs.      -- unknown
Life is a journey, not a destination.      -- Cliff Nichols, acrafts@wf.net
Life is like the moon: now full, now dark.     -- Polish (on permanence and change)
Life is not a dress rehearsal.      -- unknown
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away      -- unknown
Life is one big experiment.      -- unknown
Life is short and full of blisters.     -- African-American (on life and living)
Life is the greatest bargain; we get it for nothing.     -- Yiddish (on life and living)
Life is too short to waste.      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Life is what you make it.      -- Grandma Moses (1860-1961)
Light gains make heavy purses.      -- George Chapman (c.1559-1634)
Lightning never strikes the same place twice.      -- P. H. Myers (1857)
Like a fish, one should look for holes in the net.      -- Samoan (on freedom and slavery)
Like breeds like.      -- R. Edgeworth (1557)
Like father, like son.      -- Asian Proverb
Like father, like son.      -- unknown
Little by little does the trick.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Little by little one walks far.     -- Peruvian (on journeys)
Little fish are sweet.      -- R. Forby (1830)
Little friends may prove great friends.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Little is spent with difficulty, much with ease.      -- Thai (on buying and selling)
Little leaks sink the ship.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Little pitchers have big ears.     -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
Little said is soonest mended.      -- George Wither (1588-1667)
Little strokes fell great oaks.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Little thieves are hanged but great ones escape.      -- 14th Century French Proverb
Live and let live.      -- Dutch Proverb
Live life to the fullest because you may not have it tomorrow.      -- reader's name lost
Live your own life, for you will die your own death.     -- Latin (on life and living)
Look at identical twins. When you get closer, you start to see the small differences. It all depends on how much you magnify it.     -- Brian Swanson
Look at the bright side.      -- unknown
Look before you leap.      -- John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
Looks can be deceiving.      -- unknown
Lost time is never found again.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Love is often the fruit of marriage.     -- French (on marriage)
Love isn't love until you give it away.      -- John H. MacDonald Jr. 1992
Love me, love my dog.      -- St. Bernard of Clairvaux (12th century)
Love will find a way.      -- unknown