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
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.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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
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.
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
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Sayings To Live BY
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.
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.
Self pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
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
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.
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.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
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.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill
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.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones that are worth hurting for.
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
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.
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.
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.
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
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.
The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.
– Oprah Winfrey
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
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
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.
Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.
– Orison Swett Marden
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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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