120+ Positive Life Quotes and Sayings by Famous People

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Best life quotes by famous people

Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes, your easy smile is your museum. - Ansel Adams

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

Just because you’re right doesn’t mean I’m wrong, you just haven’t seen life from my side. - Nicholas Sparks 

To give life a meaning, one must have a purpose larger than self. - Will Durant

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. - Annette Funicello

Don't go through life, GROW through life. - Eric Butterworth

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. - William James

Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. - Shakuntala Devi

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler

To me, in life, if you have a sense of humor about it, that's how you deal with anything. - Ralph Macchio

unique quotes on life

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

Live your best, and act your best, and think your best each day, for there may be no tomorrows. - unknown

It's never too late, and you're never too old to become better. - unknown

Life is hard, but it's harder if you're stupid. - Michael Crichton

Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what they have been through. - Sam Cawthorn

We have to live life with a sense of urgency so not a minute is wasted. - Les Brown 

Life is a long road on a short journey. - James Lendall Basford

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. - Roman proverb

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. - anon

Look back at your life. It's always the hardest times that made you who you are. - Casey Neistat

inspirational quotes about life and struggles

Slow Progress Is Better Than No Progress. - unknown

Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it. - Irving Berlin

There are three constants in life...change, choice and principles. - Stephen Covey

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. - Denis Waitley 

Life is the past, the present and the perhaps. - Bette Davis,

If they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personal. - Unknown

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up. - Dorothy Day

I like people that enjoy life, because I do the same. - Lil Wayne

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations. - Cavett Robert

You ask What is life? That is the same as asking What is a carrot? A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

positive life quotes

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - Bruce Lee

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. - Allen Saunders

The most important thing in life is to live your life for something more important than your life. - unknown 

The only people who deserve to be in your life are the ones who treat you with love, kindness, and respect. - unknown

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross, and which to burn. - david Russell

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. - Bertrand Russell

Life is like underwear, should be changed twice a day. - Ray Bradbury

Life is simple, it's just not easy. - unknown

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, the neglected opportunity. - Omar Ibn Al-Halif

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it. - proverb

Meaningful unique quotes on life

famous quotes about life

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. - Les Brown

Life is not a puzzle to solve. Stop, Enjoy the Journey. - unknown

The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. - Susan Cain

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings

Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. - Drew Barrymore 

Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it's meaningless. - Albert Camus

You have to believe in yourself. That’s the secret. - Charlie Chaplin

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

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life to me is a journey - you never know what may be your next destination. - David Russell

life changing quotes

Life is a game of chess and you never really know when you are winning or losing. - Adolfo Bioy Casares

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. - Charlie Chaplin

I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens. - Woody Allen

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear. - Paulo Coelho

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. - tec Turner

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. - Marcus Aurelius

Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one. - Tony Robbins

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. - Martin H. Fischer 

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein

best quotes about life

The less routine the more life. - Amos Bronson Alcott

You cannot change the past, but you can make a difference now - Avis J. Williams

In our journey of life, we can't always be looking behind when trying to move forward. - Bulumko Pantsi

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life. - Anonymous

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

If you stop struggling, then you stop life. - Huey Newton 

The true profession of a man is to find his way to himself. - Hermann Hesse

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman Cousins

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Kahlil Gibran

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. - Soren Kierkegaard

inspirational quotes about life

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. - Ludwig van Beethoven

Life is like a confused teacher. First she gives the test and then teaches the lesson. - Drake

I want to feel my life while I'm in it. - Meryl Streep

You cannot find peace by avoiding life. - Michael Cunningham

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

Life is like a camera...Focus on what's important. Capture the good times, develop the negatives, and if things don't work out, fake another shot. - unknown

Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier. - bruce Springsteen

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. - Steve Maraboli

Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. - Les Brown

Life is like an onion. You may peel off layer after layer until you reach the core and then there is nothing. - James Gibbons Huneker

Positive inspirational quotes about life

motivational quotes about life

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. - John D. Rockefeller

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. - Maya Angelou

Life isn't about plans it's about results. - Unknown

Encourage someone today, be a blessing to someone in need. Fulfill your life purpose. - unknown

Living well is the best revenge. - George Herbert

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. - Samuel Butler

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. - Henry James 

My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot. - Ashleigh Brilliant

In life, we will always encounter difficult people. Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy. - Unknown

Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard

powerful quotes about life

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. - Joseph Campbell

There are some moments in life, some feelings; one can only point to them and pass by. - Ivan Turgenev

This life is a hospital where each patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed. - Charles Baudelaire

You can accomplish anything in life if you are willing to work for it. - Drew Brees

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. - Cassandra Clare

It’s not so much what we have in this life that matters. It’s what we do with what we have. - Fred Rogers

Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. But its your choice to scream or enjoy the ride. - Unknown

Life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death. - Irvin D. Yolom

Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life. - Gautama Buddha

Where there's life, there's hope. - Stephen Hawking

encouraging quotes about life

Life's a party. Invite yourself. - Gary Johnson

If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers to remember. - Joshua Foer

Your life is what your thoughts make it. - Marcus Aurelius

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one - Bruce Lee

The difficulty is not to find your purpose, it's to face it. - Alexander Den Heijer

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. - Soren Kierkegaard

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now. - Audre Lorde

Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks. - Isaac Watts 

If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan. - Claire Cook

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

amazing quotes about life

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. - Jean-Paul Sartre

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. - Jack London

Life is everything and nothing all at once. - William Patrick Corgan, Jr.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. - Omar Khayyam

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going. - Tennessee Williams

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

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. – Kevin Kruse

If It Doesn't Add to Your Life It Doesn't Belong in Your Life. - unknown

Life is a plant that grows out of death. - Henry Ward Beecher

Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it. - Steve Maraboli

life advice quotes

The more we have the less we own. - Meister Eckhart

Life itself is the proper binge. - Julia Child

If we have our own 'why' of life, we can bear almost any 'how.' - Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is trying things to see if they work. - Ray Bradbury

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. - Eleanor Powell

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. - Amelia Earhart