The 111+ best Quotes about Life and Your Own Path

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If we did everything we were capable of, we would probably be in a state of astonishment.

Thomas A. Edison, inventor

There are only two ways to live your life. Either as if nothing were a miracle, or as if everything were one. I believe in the latter.

Albert Einstein, physicist

It is not death that we should fear, but that we will never begin to live.

Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and philosopher

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

John Lenon, musician

The biggest decision of your life is that you can change your life by changing your mindset.

Albert Schweitzer, physician and philosopher

You can understand life backwards, but you have to live it forwards.

Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher

The goal of life is not to be a successful person, but a valuable one.

Albert Einstein, physicist

The meaning of life is a life with meaning.

Robert Burns, poet

Life is the sum of all our decisions.

Albert Camus, writer and philosopher

If you love life, then don’t waste time, because that’s what life is all about.

Benjamin Franklin, founding father of the USA

All dreams can come true if we have the courage to follow them.

Walt Disney, entrepreneur and film producer

The greatest pleasure in life is doing something that other people think you can’t do.

Walter Bagehot, journalist and banker

Every day is a little life – every awakening and getting up is a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, and every going to bed and falling asleep a little death.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Give every day the chance to be the best day of your life.

Mark Twain, writer and humorist

The present belongs to them, but the future I have worked for belongs to me.

Nikola Tesla, inventor and engineer

Give every day the chance to be the best day of your life. When we consider that we are all crazy, life is explained. If you don’t know where you want to go, you shouldn’t be surprised if you end up somewhere completely different.

Mark Twain, writer and humorist

What do you measure life by? After the years? / The inwardness of friends? Can pictures / Of the most beautiful hours cover the empty walls / Of old age?

Leopold Schefer, writer and poet

It is not the years in our lives that count, but the life in our years.

Adlai Ewing Stevenson, politician

Life is a challenge, meet it head on.

Mother Teresa, nun and missionary

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark, author and motivational speaker
The Game of Life and How to Play It

Life is too short not to allow yourself to be happy.


Life is a promise. Fulfill it.

Mother Jones, socialist and trade unionist

Life is a tragedy when you look at it up close, but a comedy in the distance.

Charlie Chaplin, actor and director

Life is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.

Augustine Aurelius, philosopher and theologian

Life means responsibility.

Leo Tolstoy, writer and moral philosopher

Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Life is a flower that wants to bloom.

Rainer Maria Rilke, poet and writer

Life is a challenge that you have to accept.

Karl Raimund Popper, philosopher

Life is a journey that we start anew every day.


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

Mae West, actress

Life is too short not to allow yourself to be happy.


Sometimes life is so hard that you wish you had never woken up, and then suddenly everything is good again.


Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

John Lennon, musician
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Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Enjoy life, today is later than you think.

Chinese wisdom

Life is a journey, not a destination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist and poet

Life is short and we only have one chance to live it.


Life is not about getting good cards, but about playing well with the ones you have.

Josh Billings, humorist and writer

The most important thing is to enjoy life – to be happy – that’s all that matters.

Steve Jobs – revolutionary of the technology industry.

The greatest adventure you can undertake is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey, US-American talk show host

If you can do what you do best and are happy, you are further ahead in life than most people.

Leonardo Dicaprio, actor

Find out who you are and be that person. That is why your soul was brought to this earth. Find the truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.

Ellen DeGeneres – journalist, teleshow host

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there is so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe, American actress

There are so many great things in life; why dwell on negativity?

Zendaya, American actress and singer

Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.

Annette Funicello, American singer and actress

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

Dalai Lama, Buddhist monk

Become active in life or get ready to die.

Stephen King, American writer

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

Mae West, American actress

Many of the failures in life are people who didn’t realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas A. Edison, American inventor

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

Albert Einstein, physicist
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Never let the fear of being eliminated stop you from playing the game.

Babe Ruth, American baseball player

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be imprisoned by dogma – that means living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Steve Jobs, American entrepreneur

The most important thing is not how long you have lived, but how well you have lived.

Seneca, Roman philosopher

If life were predictable, it would cease to be life and be without flavor.

Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician

The whole secret to a successful life is to figure out what to do and then do it.

Henry Ford, American entrepreneur

To write about life, you first have to live it.

Ernest Hemingway, American writer

The big lesson in life, baby, is to never be afraid of anyone or anything.

Frank Sinatra, American singer

In my opinion, curiosity about life in all its facets is still the secret of great creative people.

Leo Burnett, American copywriter and entrepreneur

Life is not a problem that needs to be solved, but a reality that needs to be experienced.

Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher

A life that is not reflected upon is not worth living.

Socrates, Greek philosopher

Turn your wounds into wisdom.

Oprah Winfrey, American presenter and entrepreneur

The way I see it: If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton, American singer and actress

Do all the good you can for all the people you can, in every way you can, for as long as you can.

Hillary Clinton, American politician

Don’t be satisfied with what life gives you; make life better and build something.

Ashton Kutcher, American actor and entrepreneur

Everyone wants to be famous, but no one wants to do the work. I live by this motto. You work hard so that you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put in all the work, and eventually it will pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. At some point, your hard work will pay off.

Kevin Hart, American actor and comedian

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is an opportunity for me to rise.

Kobe Bryant, American basketball player
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I like criticism. It makes you strong. – LeBron James

American, basketball player

You never really learn much by listening to yourself speak.

George Clooney, American actor and filmmaker

Life puts things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you will live through it all.

Celine Dion, Canadian singer

Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to fulfill – obligations to truth, justice and freedom.

John F. Kennedy, American politician

Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving.

Albert Einstein, German physicist

Life is really simple, but people insist on making it complicated.

Confucius, Chinese philosopher

Life is a series of lessons that must be lived in order to be understood.

Helen Keller, American writer and activist

Your work will be a big part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you think is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Do not be satisfied. In all matters of the heart, you will know when you have found it.

Steve Jobs, American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc.

Pay attention to your thoughts; they become words. Pay attention to your words; they become actions. Pay attention to your actions; they become habits. Pay attention to your habits; they become character. Pay attention to your character; it becomes your destiny.

Lao-Tze, Chinese philosopher

When we do our best, we never know what miracle will be performed in our lives or in the lives of others.

Helen Keller, American writer and activist

The healthiest response to life is joy.

Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and author

Life is like a coin. You can spend them in any way you like, but you can only spend them once.

Lillian Dickson, American missionary and author

The best part of a good person’s life is their nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and love.

Wordsworth, English poet

I can summarize everything I have learned about life in three words: It goes on.

Robert Frost, American poet

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.

Charles Swindoll, American pastor and author

Stay calm and carry on.

Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Maybe life is just that… a wink of the eye and twinkling stars.

Jack Kerouac, American writer

Life is a flower whose honey is love.

Victor Hugo, French writer

Good friends, good books and a clear conscience: That’s the ideal life.

Mark Twain, American writer
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Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink in the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and poet

The greatest pleasure in life is love.

Euripides, ancient Greek playwright

Life is what we make of it, always has been and always will be.

Grandma Moses, American painter

The tragedy of life is that we grow old too early and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and inventor

Life is about leaving an impact, not earning an income.

Kevin Kruse, American author and entrepreneur

I have missed more than 9000 throws in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times I was trusted to take the game-winning shot and I missed. I have failed again and again in life. And that is the reason why I am successful.

Michael Jordan, American basketball player

Every hit brings me closer to the next home run.

Babe Ruth, American baseball player

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Mark Twain, American writer


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