156 Incredibly Wise Quotes About Life

Wise Quotes About Life

This collection has expanded from an initial 38 to a remarkable 156 wise quotes about life. Each quote in this compilation offers a unique blend of wisdom, presenting rare insights and valuable life lessons through succinct yet powerful phrases. As you delve into these sayings, you’ll discover a selection of diverse experiences and wisdom drawn from various walks of life. This collection hopes to broaden your perspective, equipping you with a wealth of wisdom to guide you in your own life journey.

156 Wise Quotes About Life

  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
  2. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha
  3. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  4. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – J.K. Rowling
  5. “It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  6. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  7. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
  8. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton
  9. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  10. “To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” – Emily Dickinson
  11. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  12. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anaïs Nin
  13. “The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.” – Gustave Flaubert
  14. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
  15. “Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” – George Washington
  16. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  17. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
  18. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  19. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany
  21. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  22. “In order to write about life first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway
  23. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.” – Lao Tzu
  24. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
  25. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein
  26. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell
  27. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden
  28. “My life is my message.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  29. “Life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” – Gary Keller
  30. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” – Deepak Chopra
  31. “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump, movie character
  32. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  33. “May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift
  34. “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. “Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain
  36. “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” – Oscar Wilde
  37. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” – Charles Swindoll
  38. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra
  39. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” – Scott Hamilton
  40. “Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  41. “We’re all born with a completely blank canvas, and your life paints that canvas.” – Billie Eilish
  42. “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes
  43. “Life is really generous to those who pursue their personal legend.” – Paulo Coelho
  44. “Life is a game and true love is a trophy.” – Rufus Wainwright
  45. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
  46. “Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.” – Mary Engelbreit
  47. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  48. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London
  49. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll
  50. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama
  51. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – Allen Saunders
  52. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King
  53. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  54. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  55. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs
  56. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” – Seneca
  57. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
  58. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  59. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” – Ray Bradbury
  60. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn
  61. “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” – Lillian Dickson
  62. “Life is a series of baby steps.” – Hoda Kotb
  63. “The art of life is to live in the present moment.” – Emmet Fox
  64. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
  65. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” – Benjamin Franklin
  66. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” – Kevin Kruse
  67. “The greatest pleasure of life is love.” – Euripides
  68. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  69. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  70. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London
  71. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  72. “Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.” – Tom Clancy
  73. “Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.” – Corita Kent
  74. “The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings
  75. “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  76. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” – D. H. Lawrence
  77. “Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” – Charles Dickens
  78. “Life is a journey that has a lot of different paths, but any path you choose use it as your destiny.” – Ryan Leonard
  79. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  80. “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  81. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” – Margaret Mitchell
  82. “Live in the present and make it beautiful.” – Eileen Hutchison
  83. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire
  84. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.” – Lao Tzu
  85. “Life is a gift, given in trust – like a child.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  86. “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” – William James
  87. “Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” – Peter Hagerty
  88. “The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.” – H.T. Leslie
  89. “The biggest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
  90. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr
  91. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
  92. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  93. “Life is short, but it is wide. This too shall pass.” – Rebecca Wells
  94. “Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.” – Martin H. Fischer
  95. “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” – Charlie Chaplin
  96. “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye
  97. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  98. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Helen Keller
  99. “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.” – Oscar Wilde
  100. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates
  101. “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  102. “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  103. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem
  104. “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
  105. “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius
  106. “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  107. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
  108. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise Delany
  109. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” – Stephen Hawking
  110. “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie
  111. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  112. “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” – Woody Allen
  113. “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.” – José Ortega y Gasset
  114. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori
  115. “Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  116. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard
  117. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
  118. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran
  119. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  120. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
  121. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
  122. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne
  123. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
  124. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.” – Lao Tzu
  125. “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  126. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
  127. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse
  128. “The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.” – Tara Brach
  129. “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” – John W. Gardner
  130. “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley
  131. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – Allen Saunders
  132. “Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” – Corita Kent
  133. “Life is about courage and going into the unknown.” – Cheryl Strayed
  134. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot
  135. “Life is a series of peaks and valleys. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down.” – Ken Griffey Jr.
  136. “Life is much more successfully looked at from a single window.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  137. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  138. “Life isn’t about finding pieces of a puzzle. It’s about creating and putting those pieces together.” – Glen Van Dekken
  139. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Vicki Corona
  140. “Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” – Samuel Butler
  141. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo
  142. “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith
  143. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  144. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses
  145. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  146. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
  147. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Søren Kierkegaard
  148. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  149. “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.” – Jose Ortega y Gasset
  150. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  151. “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” – Marcus Aurelius
  152. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  153. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  154. “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.” – Danny Kaye
  155. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins
  156. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

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