100 Inspirational Life Quotes
These 100 inspirational life quotes are thought provoking words of wisdom, love and guidance.
All of the quotes are from the life quotes & sayings pages on this site, but as there are so many entries on these pages (and always increasing), I have taken what I believe to be the most inspirational to form this page. The quotes are listed in order of the authors surname with the unknown at the end.
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Inspirational Life Quotes: A
Hans Christian Anderson 1805 - 1875
Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale.
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180
Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity.
Inspirational Life Quotes: B
Richard Bach 1936
Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished.
If you’re alive... it isn’t.
Your heart is your paintbrush.
The entire Universe is your canvas.
Your life is your art.
Buddha 624BC - 543BC
Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.
Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
Now’s the day and now’s the hour.
Eric Butterworth 1916 - 2003
Don’t go through life..
Grow through life.
Rhonda Byrne 1951
Life doesn’t happen to you, you receive everything in your life based on what you’ve given.
Inspirational Life Quotes: C
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Albert Camus 1913 - 1960
Life is the sum of all your choices.
Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given.
Deepak Chopra 1946
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
Stephen Covey 1932 - 2012
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
William Cowper 1731 - 1800
Variety’s the spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavours.
Inspirational Life Quotes: D
Johnny Depp 1963
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you’re on it.
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
Forever is composed of nows.
Inspirational Life Quotes: E
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
Life is a preparation for the future, and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.
Life is like riding a bicycle..
To keep balance you must keep moving.
Inspirational Life Quotes: F
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 - 1962
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on Earth.
B.C. Forbes 1880 - 1954
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be lame and monotonous..
So would life.
Inspirational Life Quotes: G
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
Nothing is worth more than..
Inspirational Life Quotes: H
Louise L. Hay 1926 - 2017
I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.
Gay Hendricks 1945
You never know when it is going to happen, when you will experience a moment that dramatically transforms your life. When you look back, often years later, you may see how a brief conversation or an insight you read somewhere, changed the entire course of your life.
Robert Holden 1964
The most abundant moment of your life.
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915
Do not take life too seriously..
You will never get out of it alive!
Inspirational Life Quotes: J
Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009
The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.
Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Inspirational Life Quotes: K
Danny Kaye 1911 - 1987
Life is a great big canvas..
And you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Akiane Kramarik 1994
If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end.
Inspirational Life Quotes: L
Dalai Lama 1935
Live one day at a time..
And make it a masterpiece.
Dorothea Lange 1895 - 1965
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Philip Larkin 1922 - 1985
What are days for?
Days are where we live.
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
Lorrin L. Lee
Your life is your message to the world..
Make it inspiring.
C. S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes..
but, when you look back everything is different.
Inspirational Life Quotes: M
Harvey MacKay 1932
Life is 10% how you make it and 90% how you take it.
Time is free, but it’s priceless.
You can’t own it, but you can use it.
You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.
Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware; joyously, serenely, divinely Aware.
Mary Manin Morrissey 1949
Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
Grandma Moses 1860 - 1961
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
I consider every moment of my life precious, Divine and wonderful.
I want my life to be a hymn to the Creator.
Inspirational Life Quotes: N
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Inspirational Life Quotes: O
I wish to live a life that causes my Soul to dance inside my body.
Babatunde Olatunji 1927 - 2003
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
And today? Today is a gift, that’s why we call it the present.
Inspirational Life Quotes: P
Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.
Inspirational Life Quotes: R
Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990
Life is not logic. Life is not philosophy. Life is a dance, a song, a celebration. It is more like love and less like logic.
J. K. Rowling 1965
The stories we love best, live in us forever.
Inspirational Life Quotes: S
Death is more universal than life.
Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
Will Smith 1968
Life is lived on the edge.
Get out of your head..
And into your life.
Meryl Streep 1949
I want to feel my life while I’m in it.
Jonathan Swift 1667 - 1745
May you live every day of your life.
Inspirational Life Quotes: T
We are each a thread in the tapestry of life; an instrument in the Divine orchestra; a colour of the rainbow and the entire spectrum, unique and yet part of the same whole. I am you. And you are me. We are One.
Mother Teresa 1910 - 1997
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realise it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is sorrow, accept it.
Life is 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.
Eckhart Tolle 1948
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 - 1910
Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.
Lao Tzu 600BC
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.
Inspirational Life Quotes: W
Denis Waitley 1933
The movie you see through your own unique eyes. It makes no difference what’s happening. It’s how you take it that counts.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943
The question ‘Who am I?’ is not an idle one. How you answer the question will determine how you live the rest of your life. It will determine the quality of your life.
William Arthur Ward 1921 - 1994
Today is a most unusual day because we have never lived it before, we will never live it again, it is the only day we have.
Thornton Wilder 1897 - 1975
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Anthony Douglas Williams
Life is a dance..
Enjoy every step.
Life is the best teacher.
The miracle of life is enough for me to believe in miracles.
Oprah Winfrey 1954
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
Joseph B. Wirthlin 1917 - 2008
Each person in the world is different and has their own beautiful sound in the symphony of life.
Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:
Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.
Every day may not be good, but, there’s something good in every day.
Every moment is unique… never before, never again.
Enjoy your life.
Every new day is another chance to change your life.
For one minute..
Walk outside, stand there in the silence, look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.
God is glorified in the fruitage of our lives.
How to stop time… kiss.
How to travel in time… read.
How to escape time… music.
How to feel time… write.
How to release time… breathe.
It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.
Laugh your heart out.
Dance in the rain.
Cherish the moment.
Ignore the pain.
Live - Laugh - Love.
Forgive and Forget.
Life is a precious gift.. Live it.
Life is a roller coaster.
You can either scream every time you hit a bump, or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride.
Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles..
Life is like a camera..
Focus on what’s important,
capture the good times
and develop from the negative.
Life is like a wild tiger.
You can either lie down and let it lay it’s paw on your head..
Or, sit on it’s back and ride it.
Life is not so much what each individual makes of it, but what we make of it for each other.
Life isn’t about finding yourself..
It’s about creating yourself.
Life isn’t aweful..
It’s Awe Full.
You’ve just got to look at it right.
Life isn’t happening to you..
Life is responding to you.
Our values are the guides by which we navigate ourselves through life.
The future is not something we enter..
The future is something we create.
The greatest service is to share the joys of living.
The magnitude of your life is directly proportional to the magnitude of your thoughts.
The pages of yesterday cannot be revised, but the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen. Make it an inspiring story.
The patterns of our beliefs are revealed in what shows up in our lives.
There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart.. Pursue those.
There is no future in the past.
Time is like a river, you cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life.
When the past calls..
Let it go to voicemail, it has nothing new to say.
When things aren’t adding up in your life..