Deep Life Sayings and Quotes

Everyone’s path in life is different and it’s up to us to figure out how to navigate without a map. If you’ve ever wondered what the meaning of life is or honing in on your purpose, this collection of wise and insightful deep life quotes will point you in the right direction.


Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.     

Albert Einstein

Our lives improve only when we take chances...and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.     

Walter Anderson

To find your own way is to follow your bliss. This involves analysis, watching yourself and seeing where real deep bliss is - not the quick little excitement, but the real deep, life-filling bliss.     

Joseph Campbell

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.     

Steve Maraboli

We ask for long life, but 'tis deep life, or noble moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.     

Albert Camus

We shall see but a little way if we require to understand what we see.     

Henry David Thoreau

What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort towards caring about it.     

Nokwethemba Nkosi

We are always getting ready to live but never living.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.     

Omar Khayyam

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.     

John W. Gardner

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Take life one step at a time look forward to your future, stop looking back and regretting the past, the past is the past because it does not last!     

Abhishek Tiwari

Lies hurt people; imagination makes life more fun.     

Dean Koontz

The fullness of life is only accessible in the present moment.     

Eckhart Tolle

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.     

Dennis Rodman

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.     

Leo Tolstoy

Life is in ourselves and not in the external.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Our task in life is to find our deep soul work and throw ourselves headlong into it.     

Phil Cousineau

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.     

Ayn Rand

In the circle of life there is no top, no corner, and no straight lines.     

Mike Dolan

Our greatest achievement in life is being happy with the little things that probably means nothing to others.     

Hermann J Steinherr

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.     

Helen Keller

Never underestimate the importance of having someone in your life who makes you want to be a better person.     

Dauvoire

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.     

Neale Donald Walsch

Your way of thinking affects your life very deeply. So think positive and be positive.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it.     

C S Lewis

The more I see the less I know for sure.     

John Lennon

If you ever discover that what you're seeing is a play within a play, just slow down, take a deep breath, and hold on for the ride of your life.     

Jack Handey

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world by practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.     

Albert Schweitzer

It is not length of life, but depth of life.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.     

Epictetus

The pain will not go away by getting angry or bitter, it will go away when you learn to accept life's challenges with grace and ease.     

Leon Brown

Life is savagely unfair. It ignores our deep seated convictions and places a disproportionate emphasis on the decisions we make in split seconds.     

Chris Cleave

Don't try to force anything. Let life be a deep let go.     

Eileen Caddy

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.     

Albert Einstein

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.     

Gerard Way

Life is a mystery as deep as ever death can be.     

Mary Mapes Dodge

The meaning of life is found by diving deep, deep within.     

Vishnudevananda Saraswati

Life is the wave's deep whisper on the shore Of a great sea beyond.     

Henry Abbey

Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Something deep in the human heart breaks at the thought of a life of mediocrity.     

C. S. Lewis

Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.     

Fred Rogers

Every life has forks in the road. And sometimes, the tines of that fork stab deep.     

Brad Meltzer

Only as we keep an open communication with our deep inner life will we have the wisdom to make effective choices.     

Stephen Covey

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.     

Lao Tzu

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.     

Gilda Radner

Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learned to walk.     

Cyril Connolly