81 Quotes About Life

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up during your week – you may be going through hard times and quotes about life may be just what you need. Below is a list of 81 quotes about life that may provide you with inspiration.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”- Albert Einstein

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

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

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.” -D. H. Lawrence

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”- Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”- Dr. Seuss

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” -E. E. Cummings

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”- George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

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

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” -John Lennon

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown

“One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.” -John Green

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” -Lao Tzu

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

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

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”- Lewis Carroll

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

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” -Marcus Aurelius

“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.” -Mark Twain

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” -Mark Twain

“Where there is love there is life.”- Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.” – Mother Teresa

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”- Oscar Wilde

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” Pablo Picasso

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” -Rilke

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”- Robert Frost

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” -Socrates

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” -Socrates

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

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” -Steve Jobs

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas A. Edison

“Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.” -Thomas Jefferson

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”- William W. Purkey

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

“Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.” -Unknown

“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown

“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” -Unknown

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

“If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living.” -Unknown

“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away.” -Unknown

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown

“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown

“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown

“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown

“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown

“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknown

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown

“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” – Unknown

“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown

“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today.” -Unknown

“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown

“The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.” -Unknown

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown

“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” -Unknown

“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown

“When you say ‘It’s hard’, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” -Unknown

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at