Great Quotes About Life to Ponder and Share
What is the meaning of life? What is important in life? What makes us happy in life? We are all living our busy lives and sometimes it is nice to sit back and ponder it all. Here is a large collection of life quotes that we think you will enjoy. Our hope is that some will speak to you and add something good to your day! Please share.
Don't look back -- you're not going that way.
It matters little who first arrives at an idea, rather what is significant is how far that idea can go.
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
There must be more to life than having everything.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
Life begins on the other side of despair.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to our progress. Our life is frittered away by detail. I say let your affairs be as two or three, not a hundred or a thousand. And keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Prevention is better than cure.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release, From little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
Three things in life -- your health, your mission, and the people you love. That's it.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
To lose patience is to lose the battle.
Life is the great teacher.
Life is trying things to see if they work.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Be the person your dog thinks you are.
Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.
It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.
It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,.
Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
Time is long but life is short.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
If you want to be happy, be.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.
Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
May you live all the days of your life.
A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Without music, life would be a mistake... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
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.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Living well is the best revenge.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
The greatest law is: love yourself first.
What's so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.
I trust the flow of life.
The less routine the more life.
The web of life, love, suffering and death unites all beings.
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Victory and defeat are a part of life, which are to be viewed with equanimity.
Life is so unlike theory.
Making your life is ultimately an extraordinarily creative endeavor.
Be magnificent. Life's short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone.
Life is tough, but so are you.
Life well spent is long.
Life is not a bed of roses.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.