Life Quotes

Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.
– Alexander Volkov

A change in bad habits leads to a change in life.
– Jenny Craig

Don't expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people.
– Robert Tew

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
– Grace Hansen

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
– Andy Rooney

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
– Albert Einstein

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
– Sir Winston Churchill

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
– Antisthenes

He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
– Alfred Adler

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.
– George Burns

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
– Henry Ellis

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
– Walter Bagehot

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
– Henry David Thoreau

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
– Patrick Henry

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
– Voltaire

There are three constants in life: change, choice and principles.
– Stephen Covey

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
– Nelson Mandela

Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.
– Danny Kaye

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
– Thomas A. Edison

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
– Marie Curie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
– Helen Keller

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
– Woody Allen

If you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.
– Peter Shaffer

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
– Margaret Mitchell

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
– Carol Burnett

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
– Phillip Brooks

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
– Jack London

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
– Soren Kierkegaard

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
– Anais Nin

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
– Amelia Earhart

Life is trying things to see if they work.
– Ray Bradbury

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard

It is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it.
– Hunter S. Thompson

Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
– Aristophanes

It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
– W. Somerset Maugham

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
– Lord Acton

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
– Lou Holtz

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
– George Bernard Shaw

What screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of what it's supposed to be.
– Socrates

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
– Mark Twain

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
– James Truslow Adams
Life is wasted on the living.
– Douglas Adams
He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.
– Samuel Adams
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
– James Truslow Adams
The less routine the more life.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
– Muhammad Ali
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
– Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
– Muhammad Ali
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.''
– Muhammad Ali
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
– Muhammad Ali
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
– Muhammad Ali
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
– Muhammad Ali
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
– James Allen
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people, things and other people will alter towards him.
– James Allen
The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
– Maya Angelou
Life loves the liver of it.
– Maya Angelou
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ''I'm with you kid. Let's go.''
– Maya Angelou
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
– Maya Angelou
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
– Maya Angelou
Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
– Jean Anouilh
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
– Aristotle
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
– Aristotle
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
– Aristotle
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
– Aristotle
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
– Aristotle
Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
– Aristotle
If I were to say, ''God, why me?'' about the bad things, then I should have said, ''God, why me?'' about the good things that happened in my life.
– Arthur Ashe
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
– Isaac Asimov
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
– Isaac Asimov
Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
– W. H. Auden
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
– Saint Teresa of Avila
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
– Sholom Aleichem
People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn't going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it's all about? Jealousy.
– Summer Altice
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
– David Bailey
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
– Lucille Ball
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
– Tallulah Bankhead
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
– James M. Barrie
Life is a long lesson in humility.
– James M. Barrie
Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
– Dave Barry
I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.
– Drew Barrymore
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
– Simone de Beauvoir
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
– Irving Berlin
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
– Josh Billings
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
– William Blake
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.
– Erma Bombeck
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.
– Erma Bombeck
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
– Edward de Bono
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
– Jorge Luis Borges
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
– Omar N. Bradley