Life is an endless journey toward personal growth and self-discovery. There are moments of happiness, and plenty of ups, but also some inevitable downs. Throughout it all, quotes about life can offer wisdom and can be sources of inspiration.

Whether you’re dealing with a challenging situation or want to be reminded that better days are ahead, here are 100 captivating quotes about life to provide the insight you need.

100 Beautiful Life Quotes That Will Inspire You

  1. The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -Dalai Lama
  2. I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom .-Rosa Parks
  3. The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness. -Lionel Barrymore
  4. I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you really want to go.-Langston Hughes
  5. Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln
  6. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -Lucille Ball
  7. All serious daring starts from within. -Eudora Welty
  8. The healthiest response to life is joy. -Deepak Chopra
  9. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. -Robert Frost
  10. The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. -Morrie Schwartz
  11. Collaboration, creativity, and respect build lifelong connections that matter and make a difference, propelling us to work together across all boundaries. -Diane Luna
  12. You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that, I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. -Maya Angelou
  13. Don’t say you can’t until you prove you can’t. -Les Paul
  14. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth
  15. Let no one ever come to you without leaving you better and happier. -Mother Teresa
  16. Stay strong as you live your life story and remember your blessings, no matter what circumstances you face. -Dr. Damary M. Bonilla-Rodriguez
  17. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. -Napoleon Hill
  18. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Christopher Columbus
  19. Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once. -Lillian Dickson
  20. Done is better than perfect. -Sheryl Sandberg
  21. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. -Mark Twain
  22. You are genuinely happy if you don’t know why. -Joseph Mayer
  23. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. -Steve Jobs
  24. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. -Bill Gates
  25. Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well. -Neil Strauss
  26. Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it. -Earl G. Graves, Sr.
  27. Whoever is happy will make others happy too. -Anne Frank
  28. Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life. -Roy T. Bennett
  29. Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you. -Stephanie Klein
  30. The unexamined life is not worth living. -Socrates
  31. I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back. -Ann Richards
  32. It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. -Confucius
  33. One good way to test your memory is to try to remember the things that worried you yesterday. -Toronto Star 
  34. Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. -Roy Croft
  36. Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. -Roy T. Bennett
  37. In order to write about life first you must live it. -Ernest Hemingway
  38. The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. -Gilbert K. Chesterton
  39. Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick to your success is how you treat other people. -Barbara Bush
  40. If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. -Rick Riordan
  41. Live for each second without hesitation. -Elton John
  42. You’re never too broken to be fixed. -Jonathan Van Ness
  43. It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive. -Ellen DeGeneres
  44. If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. -Eleanor Roosevelt
  45. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. -Jonathan Safran Foer
  46. In order to write about life first you must live it. -Ernest Hemingway
  47. Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change. -Barbara Baron
  48. All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love. -Johnny Cash
  49. Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted. -Sylvia Plath
  50. It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
  51. The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything. -Frank Sinatra
  52. The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. -John Green
  53. I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it. -Serena Williams
  54. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant -Robert Louis Stevenson
  55. The world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying. Try hard. -Scott Galloway
  56. Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. -Will Smith
  57. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. -Tony Robbins
  58. All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret. -Gabriel García Márquez
  59. Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. -Leo Buscaglia
  60. I don’t go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head. -Princess Diana
  61. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson
  62. I intend to live life, not just exist. -George Takei
  63. I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. -Woody Allen
  64. Get busy living or get busy dying. -Stephen King
  65. At a touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. -Plato
  66. There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints. -Rita Dove
  67. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington
  68. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. -Audrey Hepburn
  69. We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses. -Abraham Lincoln
  70. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. -Marcus Aurelius
  71. Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. -Leo Burnett
  72. Life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives. -Jackie Robinson
  73. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. -Henry David Thoreau
  74. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anais Nin
  75. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do and then do it. -Henry Ford
  76. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. -Marthe Troly-Curtin
  77. There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music, and cats. -Albert Schweitzer
  78. If I’d have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I’d be really tired. -Willie Nelson
  79. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever. -Alfred Tennyson
  80. Turn your wounds into wisdom. -Oprah Winfrey
  81. For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  82. Sometimes the biggest accomplishment in life is to find yourself. -Luisa Fernanda Cicero
  83. Don’t wait for others to bring the change. Be the change and bring the change. -Invajy
  84. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. -William Faulkner
  85. The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention. -Walter Anderson
  86. Perfection is boring. Getting better is where all the fun is. -Dragos Roua
  87. Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. -Ashton Kutcher
  88. The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. -Robert H Schuller
  89. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. -Muhammad Ali
  90. Everything you can imagine is real. -Pablo Picasso
  91. Life is about making an impact, not making an income. -Kevin Kruse
  92. The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love. -Henry Miller
  93. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. -Bruce Lee
  94. If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. -Benjamin Franklin
  95. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. -Soren Kierkegaard
  96. We are most alive when we’re in love. -John Updike
  97. Life isn’t perfect, any failures you have are actually learning moments. They teach us how to grow and evolve. -Phillipa Soo
  98. There is no way to be perfect and no fun in being perfect. -Alicia Keys
  99. The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul. -Alexandra Stoddard
  100. Life is not important except for the impact it has on other lives. -Jackie Robinson

The journey of life is an ever-changing one and by reading these 100 quotes about life we’ve gained some valuable insight and perspective. Each quote teaches us something different, whether it be to stay hopeful in the face of adversity, to recognize beauty in small moments, or savor each day as if it could be our last.

With all these pieces of advice to draw from, hopefully, there is something that speaks to each reader and helps them to continue on their individual road with greater understanding and appreciation.

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