90 Inspirational Quotes About Life

Woman sitting by a lake thinking about life

Everyone goes through tough times where it’s hard to stay positive. Life’s challenges can knock down your motivation and leave you feeling low, wondering about the purpose of everything.

If you often focus on the negatives rather than the positives, it’s a good idea to start reading inspirational quotes about life right away! Here’s a collection of my favorites.

  1. The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
  2. Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  3. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King
  4. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  5. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  6. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
  7. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
  8. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith
  9. Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
  10. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” – Seneca
  11. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford
  13. “In order to write about life first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway
  14. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra
  15. Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – Mark Twain
  16. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  17. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard
  18. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
  19. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  20. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  21. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne
  22. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  23. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller
  24. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn
  25. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  26. “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith
  27. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein
  28. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
  29. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  30. “Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” – Kenneth Branagh
  31. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
  32. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. ” – Audrey Hepburn
  33. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein
  34. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany
  35. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  36. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses
  37. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  39. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  40. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  41. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
  42. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” – D. H. Lawrence
  43. “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” – Ashton Kutcher
  44. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  45. “May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift
  46. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” – Kate Winslet
  47. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” – Deepak Chopra
  48. “I never want to look back and think, ‘I wish I had done this or that.'” – Kim Kardashian
  49. “Live for each second without hesitation.” – Elton John
  50. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo
  51. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe
  52. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” – Charles Dickens
  53. “Your life is as good as your mindset.” – Anonymous
  54. “A life without challenge would be like going to school without lessons to learn.” – Anonymous
  55. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  56. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  57. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  58. “Only life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein
  59. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir
  60. “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
  61. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  62. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha
  63. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse
  64. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
  65. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes
  66. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” – Truman Capote
  67. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem
  68. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  69. “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes
  70. Life is really generous to those who pursue their personal legend.” – Paulo Coelho
  71. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  72. “You change your life by changing your heart.” – Max Lucado
  73. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin
  74. “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie
  75. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
  76. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
  77. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  78. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
  79. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
  80. “Life is a series of baby steps.” – Hoda Kotb
  81. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  82. “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” – Tom Clancy
  83. “Life is a game and true love is a trophy.” – Rufus Wainwright
  84. “Live in the moment and become present in all that you do. Don’t worry yourself with what happened yesterday or what’s going to happen tomorrow. Stay here, stay now.” – Roy T. Bennett
  85. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
  86. “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” – Woody Allen
  87. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Charles Swindoll
  88. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
  89. “Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride.” – Anonymous
  90. “You have every right to a beautiful life.” – Selena Gomez

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