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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Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.     -- Plato
Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.     -- Paul Tillich
Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.      -- Horace (65-8 BC)
Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone!     -- Anthony Burgess
Laugh every day; it's like inner jogging.      -- unknown
Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.     -- Jim Butcher
Laughter brings out the child in all of us.     -- Bill Cosby
Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.     -- John Cleese
Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter - like a wail - acknowledges and replies to pain.     -- Tim O'Brien
Laughter feels like our flotation device -- it won't pull us out of the storm, but it might carry us through, if we can just hang on.     -- Emery Lord
Laughter has no foreign accent.     -- Paul Lowney
Laughter is a powerful weapon for it carries the light. To laugh is to defy the darkness.     -- Isobelle Carmody
Laughter is a sense of proportion and a power of seeing yourself from the outside.     -- Zero Mostel
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.     -- Arnold H. Glasow
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.     -- Arnold Glasow
Laughter is an instant vacation.     -- Milton Berle
Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.     -- Irish proverb
Laughter is by definition healthy.     -- Doris Lessing
Laughter is carbonated holiness.     -- Anne Lamott
Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.     -- Jim Butcher
Laughter is magic that dispenses clouds and creates sunshine in the soul.     -- Richelle E. Goodrich
Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.     -- Carol Channing
Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.     -- Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.     -- Oscar Wilde
Laughter is poison to fear.     -- George R.R. Martin
Laughter is sweet when enjoyed alone. But it becomes sweeter when you enjoy it together with the people around you. Your success must lead to the success others.     -- Israelmore Ayivor
Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.     -- Jasper Carrott
Laughter is the best medicine.      -- unknown<
Laughter is the foundation of reconciliation.     -- St. Francis de Sales
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.     -- Josh Billings
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.     -- Victor Borge
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.     -- Victor Hugo
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.     -- Charlie Chaplin
Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.     -- Sean O'Casey
Laughter lets me relax. It's the equivalent of taking a deep breath, letting it out and saying, This, too, will pass     -- Odette Pollar
Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything.     -- James Thurber
Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bulletproof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.     -- Norman Cousins
Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.     -- Peter Ustinov
Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.      -- Allen Klein
Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice     -- Bertrand Russell
Laws catch flies but let hornets go free.     -- Scottish (on justice)
Lay aside all conceit. Learn to read the book of nature for yourself. Those who have succeeded best have followed for years some slim thread which has once in a while broadended out and disclosed some treasure worth a life-long search      -- Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.     -- Thomas Pane
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.     -- John C. Maxwell
Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That's not a guess, it's a guarantee. With pride, it's not a matter of 'if' we will fall, but 'when.' There are no exceptions.     -- John C. Maxwell
Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another.     -- John F. Kennedy
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.     -- Woodrow Wilson
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.     -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.     -- Warren Bennis
Learm form the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.     -- Denis Waitley
Learn as if you were to live forever.     -- Mahatma Gandhi
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.     -- Sarah Caldwell
Learn from other peoples mistakes.      -- unknown
Learn from your mistakes.      -- unknown
Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.     -- Mitch Albom
Learn to see things backwards, inside out, and upside down.     -- John Heider
Learning is best when put into practice.      -- unknown
Learning is better than house and land.      -- David Garrick (1716-1779)
Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.      -- Abigail Adams
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.      -- W. Edwards Deming
Learning to enjoy being single involves the ability to experience everything through your own essence, instead of living vicariously through a spouse or partner.     -- Ernie Zelinski
Least said, soonest mended      -- unknown
Leave no stone unturned.      -- Euripides (480-406 BC)
Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.     -- Thomas Fuller
Lend your money and lose your friend.      -- William Caxton (1421-1491)
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.     -- Montaigne
Less is more.      -- Robert Browning (1812-1889)
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.     -- William Penn
Let bygones be bygones.      -- Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.     -- Albert Einstein
Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you'll get to where God wants you to be.     -- Joel Osteen
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.     -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let no one who loves be unhappy even love unreturned has its rainbow.     -- James Matthew Barrie
Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.      -- George Chapman (c.1559-1634)
Let sleeping dogs lie.      -- English Proverb
Let the dead Past bury its dead!     -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.     -- Nikola Tesla
Let the punishment fit the crime.      -- W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911)
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.     -- Langston Hughes
Let the whole world join the happy lay, Let the hills and vales break forth in singing, Christ, the Lord of Life, is ris'n today.     -- Lizzie Akers
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?     -- Fanny Brice
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.      -- Marcel Proust
Let us forgive each other - only then will we live in peace.     -- Leo Tolstoy
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.     -- Pietro Aretino
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.      -- Buddha
Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach.      -- German (on food and hunger)
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.      -- Robert H. Schuller
Let your inner sunshine overcome the passing haze of discontent.     -- Dodinsky
Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.     -- Hamlet
Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.     -- Eileen Mayhew
Let's be honest. There's not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.      -- Bob Parsons
Let's face it, you have to have a slightly recessive gene that has a little something to do with the brain to go out on the football field and beat your head against other human beings on a daily basis.     -- Tim Green
Let's face it: None of us are ever going to get to the place in life where we have no more disappointments. We can't expect to be sheltered from every little thing. Disappointment is a fact of life--one that must be dealt with.     -- Joyce Meyer
Let's get things straight.      -- unknown
Let's swear each with our pinky, We'll be the best of friends, Until we are old and wrinkly!     -- Unknown
Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.     -- Deborah Reber
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.     -- Steve Maraboli
Liars are always most disposed to swear.     -- Vittorio Alfieri
Liars are always ready to take oaths.     -- Vittorio Alfieri
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.     -- Epictetus