Lively Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lively quotes, lively sayings, and lively proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


After all, if you have added some lively colours to the world, you will be remembered well by the world!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The most lively young people become the best old people, not those who pretend to be as wise as grandfathers while they are still in school.     

Herman Hesse

Life is a lively process of becoming.     

Douglas McArthur

If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.     

Mel Brooks

There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.     

Marquis De Sade

Words, when well chosen, have so great a force in them that a description often gives us more lively ideas than the sight of things themselves     

Joseph Addison

A lively imagination is one of the best companions     

Frank Tyger

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.     

Jane Austen

The most lively thought is still inferior to the dullest sensation     

David Hume

Live before you die, so that death is also a lively celebration     

BKS Iyengar

It is of no use to possess a lively wit if it is not of the right proportion: The perfection of a clock is not to go fast, but to be accurate     

Luc De Clapiers

So, lively brisk old fellow, don't let age get you down. White hairs or not, you can still be a lover.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A mind that is lively and inquiring, compassionate, curious, angry, full of music, full of feeling, is a mind full of possible poetry.     

Mary Oliver

Men of great conversational powers almost universally practise a sort of lively sophistry and exaggeration which deceives for the moment both themselves and their auditors.     

Thomas Babington Macaulay

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.     

William Hazlitt

An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.      

Nancy Freeman Mitf

Experience finds few of the scenes that lively hope designs     

George Crabbe

A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice     

Joyce Cary

Oh eyes, no eyes, but fountains fraught with tears; Oh life, no life, but lively form of death; Oh world, no world, but mass of public wrongs.      

Thomas Ky

This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it     

Rumi