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Great Quotes about Life

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

In a sense, all quotes are about life, but I selected these inspirational and motivational quotes for their insight into the fundamental nature of life and living. I hope you find these great quotes to be inspiring and useful.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

 

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
- Victor Hugo

When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.
- Walter Lippmann

Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain

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

Inspirational

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
- Meister Eckhart

As we light a path for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones
-. John Cage

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The important thing is never to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.
- Woodrow Wilson

No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
- Samuel Butler

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

Life Lessons

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life, dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life, knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I become happy when I choose to accept and love all of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Deep Insights

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Funny

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Life is like a sewer... what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
- Tom Lehrer


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