100 Life Quotes That Will Inspire You (2022)

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 100 of the best life quotes I could find. The goal? To help you find the inspiration and wisdom you need to live a good and simple life. You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Bruce Lee, Einstein, and more. Enjoy!

Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top. Maxime Lagacé

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Kennedy

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt


Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard

Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant

Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside. Kamal Ravikant

Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Maxime Lagacé


If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Forrest Gump

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller

Related: positive, inner peace, perseverance, life is short A few thoughts on life….One thing I’ve discovered is this:the good life is not about comfort, “success”, stuff, achievements.No.It’s more about meaning, doing what we love, simplicity, being healthy and surrounded by people we love.I’ve also learned that most of us want to feel in control of our lives.BUT,having high expectations can actually ruin your happiness.So make sure you live more in the moment, spontaneously.Deal?

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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca Click to tweet

A happy life consists in the tranquility of mind. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. Bob Marley

The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. Albert Camus

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

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon

Life is a book you write, not a movie you watch. Maxime Lagacé

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

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius Click to tweet

Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth. Arthur Schopenhauer

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James (wikipedia.org)

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

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. William W. Purkey

Think new thoughts and you will change your mind. Change your mind and you will change your life. Maxime Lagacé

Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager. Susan Sontag

Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love. Maxime Lagacé

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. Gustave Flaubert

Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live. Naval Ravikant

Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you. Naval Ravikant

I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things. Kenneth Branagh

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it. Helen Mirren

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

The cost for the good life is giving up comfort. Maxime Lagacé

The key to a good life is not giving a fuck about more; it’s giving a fuck about less, giving a fuck about only what is true and immediate and important. Mark Manson (twitter.com)

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix

Those who realize their folly are not true fools. Zhuangzi

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

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

The first step to life is to try. The second is to learn. The third is to share. Maxime Lagacé

Part 2. Life Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Life Quotes

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller Click to tweet

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. St. Augustine

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. Snoopy

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. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw (wikipedia.org)

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

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

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

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

The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem. Walt Disney

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. Michelle Obama

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If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long. Elon Musk Click to tweet

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. Sarah Louise Delany

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. Indira Gandhi

No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most. Naval Ravikant

Your life becomes meaningful in precise proportion to the depths of the responsibility you are willing to shoulder. Jordan Peterson

Cut yourself off from the past and the future and live in the present, and your life becomes a song and a dance. Osho

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. Alfred Adler Click to tweet

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life. T.S. Eliot

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

Challenges, failures, defeats and ultimately, progress, are what make your life worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé

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Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow. Neil Strauss

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. Tony Robbins

The more silence you have in your life, the louder your work can be. Maxime Lagacé

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Control your emotions, control your mind. Control your mind, control your actions. Control your actions, control your life. Anthony Pompliano (twitter.com)

Life’s too mysterious to take too serious. Mary Engelbreit

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman

Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

Life is not a competition. It’s not about winning or losing. Life is about all the fun we have before it ends. Simon Sinek (twitter.com)

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William James

If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way. Henry Ford

Life is all about surprising ourselves. Go beyond what you thought you could achieve even in your wildest dreams. Johannes Larsson (twitter.com)

I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein

The only way out is through. Robert Frost

The ego wants comfort and certainty. The soul wants to live fully. Maxime Lagacé

Stop seeking today. You have all it takes to live a good life. You have your mind. Maxime Lagacé

Slow down and savor your life. Haemin Sunim

Life has been given to you to create, and to rejoice, and to celebrate. Osho

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. Annette Funicello

Get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

Part 3. Quotes About Life: The Conclusion

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A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet… live as if every single moment does. Kamal Ravikant

Let’s recap:Life is precious, short, beautiful. Don’t waste it on petty things.Life is also hard, unfair, and sometimes incomprehensible. Don’t overthink it. Move forward.You don’t control most things that happen in your life. Focus on your attitude and your effort.Most things will seem urgent and important. Remember: most are not.Surround yourself with positive people. Life will be better. Call to action: Read Deep Quotes That Will Make You Thinkor 130 Short Quotes That Will Inspire You (Fast)or How To Improve Your Mental Health – 36 Wellness Tipsor 73 Life Tips To Live Your Best Lifeor 21 Life-Changing Questions To Ask Yourself Today Hope you appreciated these inspiring quotes about life.And remember: the “good life” is not about comfort and being busy. It’s about having time, doing what you love and fighting for what you love.Now, if you did like the quotes, please don’t hesitate to share them with one of your friends today!What was your favorite quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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