Life Lessons Sayings and Quotes

This journey called life is never short of teachable moments and life lessons. We live. We learn. Rinse. Repeat. Life experiences are like little breadcrumbs of wisdom, equipping us for the next curveball or unexpected turn. Below you’ll find a curated collection of the best wise, inspirational, and humorous life lessons quotes and sayings.

After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.     


I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.     

Harland Sanders

I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.     

Estee Lauder

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.     

Michael Jordan

In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.     

Peter F. Drucker

If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.     

Dave Thomas

Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.     

Jack Buck

Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.     

Paulo Coelho

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.     

Alexander Pope

What to do with a mistake - recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.     

Dean Smith

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.      

Norman Vincent Peale

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.      

John Wooden

Protect your spirit from contamination; limit your time with negative people.     

Thema Davis

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.     

Zig Ziglar

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.     

Dr. Seuss

The past has no power over the present moment.     

Eckhart Tolle

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.     

Mary Tyler Moore

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.      


If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.      

Mark Spitz Tap

Nothing fails like success.     

Alan Watts

My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out.     

Timothy Leary

There is only one principle that can be defended under all circumstances and in all stages of human development. It is the principle: anything goes.     

Paul Feyerabend

Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere, but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life.     

Carlos Castaneda

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.     

Lao Tzu

To win without fighting is best.     

Sun Tzu

You cannot step into the same river twice.     


The path up and down is one and the same.     


The unexamined life is not worth living.     


Who watches the watchmen?     


Life is long if you know how to live it.