175 Quotes To Live By So You Stay On The Path To Personal Growth

This collection of quotes to live by will help keep you motivated and inspired every day. Live your best life!

Quotes About Life

People are always looking for inspiration in order to live a better life. They want to be able to live their lives with purpose and meaning.

Many people find inspiration in the words of others, and sometimes all it takes is one simple quote to change everything.

Here are some of the best quotes that we’ve found to help inspire you to live your best life:

Best Quotes To Live By

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?

– Rachel Carson


Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

– Roy Goodman

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. - Roy Goodman


It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

– Sylvester Stallone


Men who say it cannot be done should not interrupt men doing it.

Confucius


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill


If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.


If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.

– Jim Rohn


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.

– Stephen Covey


Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

– Harvey Fierstein


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

– Tony Robbins

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. - Tony Robbins


Your mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.

– Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

– William Shakespeare


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

– Dr. Seuss


People are going to tell you who you are your whole life. You just got to punch back and say ‘No, this is who I am.’ You want people to look at you differently? Make them. You want to change things? You’re going to have to go out there and change them yourself—because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.

– Emma Swan


Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!

– Russell Simmons


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

– Robert Brault


Sayings To Live BY

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

– Nelson Mandela

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. - Nelson Mandela


I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

– Jimi Hendrix


Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by product of other activities.

– Aldous Huxley


Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure—even the worst—beats the hell out of not trying.

– Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy


Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.

– George Carlin


Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.

– Richard Koch


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.

– Seneca


Self pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.

Helen Keller


Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

– Jonathan Lockwood Hule


You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.

– Dale Partridge

You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it. - Dale Partridge


The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.

– Steven Furtick


It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

– Confucius


To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.

– Dejan Stojanovic


All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.

– Walt Disney


Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

– Oprah Winfrey


It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.

– Dejan Stojanovic


Live By Quotes

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King Jr.


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes.

– Walter Kirn

Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes. - Walter Kirn


I think best in a hot bath, with my head tilted back and my feet up high.

– Elizabeth Jane Howard


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

– Gail Sheehy


The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.

– Marcus Aurelius

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. - Marcus Aurelius


Success requires no apologies. Failure permits no alibis.

– Napoleon Hill


Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good.

– Lucia Capacchione


There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

– Paulo Coelho


See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.

– E. Lockhart

See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be. - E. Lockhart


Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.

– William Arthur Ward


Infinity is present in each part. A loving smile contains all art. The motes of starlight spark and dart. A grain of sand holds power and might.

– Madeline L’ Engle


When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.

– H. Jackson Brown


Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

– Anne Frank


If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.

– Robert Greene


Inspiring Quotes To Live Your Life By

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

– Jimmy Dean


Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt


I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fairytale. If you want me, earn me.

– Olivia Pope


The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

– Mark Zuckerberg


There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

– C. S. Lewis


If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

– Milton Berle


Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.

– Brian Tracy


Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars.

– Evil Kinevil


It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.

– Tony Robbins


If you’re going through hell, keep going.

– Winston Churchill


I don’t count my sit ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.

– Muhammed Ali


Money is only a human invention.

– Vanna Bonta

Money is only a human invention. - Vanna Bonta


Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics.

– Robin Sharma

Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics. - Robin Sharma


May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.

– Chuck Palahniuk


Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.

– T.D Jakes


Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself.

– Meg Cabot

Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself. - Meg Cabot


Live Your Life Quotes

Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.

– Paula Andress


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

– Mae West


A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.

– H. Stanley Judd


I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.

– Denzel Washington


When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.

– Eric Thomas


Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.

– Bill Copeland


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.

– Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. - Colin Powell


You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

– John Bunyan


Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.

– Mary Engelbreit

Life’s too mysterious to take too serious. - Mary Engelbreit


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

– Aristotle


What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.

– Napoleon Hill

What the mind can conceive, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt


Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Steve Jobs


The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones that are worth hurting for.

Bob Marley


Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.

– James Arthur Ray

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Ways To Live Your Life

Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.

– Marie Forleo


If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.

– Tony Robbins


A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.

– Suzy Kassem


Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.

– Paolo Coelho

Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly. - Paolo Coelho


Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

C.S. Lewis


You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.

– Kim Kiyosaki


A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.

– Sador


If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.

– Dalai Lama


Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are.

– Robert Greene


Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.

– Susan Sontag


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

– Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa


Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

– Walt Whitman


Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed.

– Corita Kent


Critical feedback is the breakfast of champions. Defensiveness is the dinner of losers.

– Dharmesh Shah


You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from an ocean. You are not a stranger here.

– Alan Watts


That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

– Friedrich Nietzsche


Famous Quotes To Live By

Humor and joy contribute to my total well being.

– Louise L. Hay

Humor and joy contribute to my total well being. - Louise L. Hay


Run if you can. Walk if you can’t. Crawl if you have to.

– Dean Karnazes


It’s less about learning new things and more about letting go of old things.

– Liza Miller


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


The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.

– Oprah Winfrey


Think big.

– Doug


To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.

– Dejan Stojanovic


Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.

– Albert Schweitzer


The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.

– Dennis Brown

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. - Dennis Brown


To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

– William Blake


If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.

– Julia Sorel


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

– William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. - William James


Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald


Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

– Jose Luis Borges


And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

– Kahlil Gibran


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou


Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.

– Orison Swett Marden

Avoid living someone else’s life quotes

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha


We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. Friedrich Nietzsche


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


The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. – Tony Robbins


If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron


Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. – Hans Christian Andersen


The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney


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


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.


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


Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

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