109 Life Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Your life is a journey and you are its pilot. You can decide where you want to go. Of course you need the blessings of the supreme power.

We all have both happy and unhappy times in life.

We have to make most of the time we have been given here on this Earth.

We have compiled a list of some of the finest life quotes to inspire and motivate you.

Life Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

These quotes are from a wide range of individuals, from great poets and writers to ordinary people who have overcome adversity.

Best Life Quotes of All Time


Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw.


Don’t go through life, grow through life. ~ Eric Butterworth.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West.

Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Love the life you live. Live the life you love. ~ Bob Marley

The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. ~ Eminem.

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. ~ Walter Hagen.

Growth is the only evidence of life. ~ John Henry Newman.

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. ~ Jackie Robinson.

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. ~ Charles Darwin.

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Inspiring Life Quotes


Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. ~ Josh Billings.

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. ~ Edmund Burke.


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein.

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. ~ Vernon Howard.

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. ~ Paulo Coelho.

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~ Winston Churchill.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. ~ Oscar Wilde.

What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” ~ John Green.

Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you. ~ Gayle Forman.


Life is never easy for those who dream. ~ Robert James Waller.

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. ~ Philip Green.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ~ Dalai Lama.

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. ~ William Hazlitt.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~ Robert Byrne.

Motivational Life Quotes

Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. ~ Irving Berlin.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~ Albert Camus.

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. ~ Sholom Aleichem.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw.


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Confucius.

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. ~ Henry Miller.

It is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. ~ André Gide.

Every minute you spend with someone gives them a part of your life and takes part of theirs. ~ Ally Condie.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. ~ John Lennon.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ~ Robert Frost.

Ultimate Life Quotes

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein.

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth. ~ William W. Purkey.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anaïs Nin.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius.

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell.

Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. ~ John Wayne.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. ~ Gail Sheehy.


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

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. ~ Morris West.

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. ~ Bruce Lee.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway. ~ Unknown.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene.

There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth. ~ Rick Warren.

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Inspirational Life Quotes

There are no regrets in life, just lessons. ~ Jennifer Aniston.

As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give. ~ David DeNotaris.

I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen. ~ John Steinbeck.


Where there is love there is life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life. ~ Stephen Chbosky.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life. ~ Terry Pratchett.

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. ~ Matty Mullins.


Every moment is a fresh beginning. ~ T. S. Eliot.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. ~ Indira Gandhi.

Famous Life Quotes

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will. ~ Paul Gauguin.

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. ~ William James.

If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long. ~ Elon Musk.

Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything. ~ Ralph Marston.

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Søren Kierkegaard.


Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. ~ Rose Kennedy.

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. ~ Gary Keller.

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. ~ Forrest Gump.

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

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ~ Omar Khayyam.

Top Life Quotes

Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer.

Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you. ~ Naval Ravikant.

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

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. ~ Henry David Thoreau.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ~ Maya Angelou.


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

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth.

Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important. ~ Stephen R. Covey.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~ Steve Jobs

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? ~ Dr. Seuss.

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. ~ William Ernest Henley.

Powerful Life Quotes

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen.


If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. ~ Albert Einstein.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Bernard M. Baruch.

Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have. ~ Zig Ziglar.

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. ~ Jim Rohn.

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

In order to write about life first you must live it. ~ Ernest Hemingway.

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~ Socrates.


Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. ~ Ashton Kutcher.

Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this. ~ Celine Dion.

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. ~ Lillian Dickson.

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. ~ Charles Swindoll.

Life is a flower of which love is the honey. ~ Victor Hugo.

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. ~ Kevin Kruse.

Life is short, and it is here to be lived. ~ Kate Winslet.

Amazing Life Quotes

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. ~ Lord Byron.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~ Nelson Henderson.


Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. ~ Cassandra Clare.

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

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. ~ Gerard Way.

Life is the sum of your choices. ~ Albert Camus.

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.

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. ~ Dr. Seuss.

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