100 Inspirational Life Quotes

The purpose of your life is joy - Abraham-Hicks - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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.

This collection is available to download and print as small quote cards (as in picture) from  my SpiritualQuotesTLB Etsy shop.

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Inspirational Life Quotes:  A   



Esther Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
The purpose of your life is joy.


Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Anderson  1805 - 1875
Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale.


Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180
Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity.

Every instant of time is a pinprick of eternity - Marcus Aurelius - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Inspirational Life Quotes:  B   



Richard Bach

Richard Bach  1936
Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished.
If you’re alive...   it isn’t.


Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson
Your heart is your paintbrush.
The entire Universe is your canvas.
Your life is your art.


Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.


Robert Burns

Robert Burns  1759 - 1796
Now’s the day and now’s the hour.


Eric Butterworth

Eric Butterworth  1916 - 2003
Don’t go through life..
Grow through life.


Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda Byrne  1951
Life doesn’t happen to you, you receive everything in your life based on what you’ve given.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  C   



Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy  1917 - 2006
Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.


Albert Camus

Albert Camus  1913 - 1960
Life is the sum of all your choices.


Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given.


Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra  1946
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities - Deepak Chopra - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Stephen Covey

Stephen Covey  1932 - 2012
Live out of your imagination, not your history.


William Cowper

William Cowper  1731 - 1800
Variety’s the spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavours.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  D   



Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp  1963
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you’re on it.


Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 - 1886
Forever is composed of nows.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  E   



Albert Einstein

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.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  F   



Martin Henry Fischer

Martin Henry Fischer  1879 - 1962
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on Earth.


B.C. Forbes

B.C. Forbes  1880 - 1954
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be lame and monotonous..
So would life.


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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  1749 - 1832
Nothing is worth more than..
This day.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  H   



Louise L. Hay

Louise L. Hay  1926 - 2017
I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.


Gay Hendricks

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

Robert Holden  1964
NOW is..
The most abundant moment of your life.

Now is the most abundant moment of you life - Robert Holden - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Mark Houlahan
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

Elbert Hubbard  1856 - 1915
Do not take life too seriously..
You will never get out of it alive!


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  J   



Michael Jackson

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

Steve Jobs  1955 - 2011
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  K   



Danny Kaye

Danny Kaye  1911 - 1987
Life is a great big canvas..
And you should throw all the paint on it you can.


Akiane Kramarik

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.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  L   



Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
Live one day at a time..
And make it a masterpiece.


Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange  1895 - 1965
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.


Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin  1922 - 1985
What are days for?
Days are where we live.


Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee  1940 - 1973
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning - Bruce Lee - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Lorrin L. Lee
Your life is your message to the world..
Make it inspiring.


C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  1898 - 1963
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes..
but, when you look back everything is different.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  M   



Harvey MacKay

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.

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 - Harvey MacKay - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henry Miller

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

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

Grandma Moses  1860 - 1961
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.


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Movie:  Gladiator
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.


Robert Muller

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.


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Native American
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.


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Dele Olanubi
I wish to live a life that causes my Soul to dance inside my body.


Babatunde Olatunji

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.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  P   



Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso  1881 - 1973
The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.


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Osho Rajneesh

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.


Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins  1960
Live with passion.

Live with passion - Anthony Robbins - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling  1965
The stories we love best, live in us forever.


Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
Let silence take you to the core of life.


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Alan Sachs
Death is more universal than life.
Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.


Will Smith

Will Smith  1968
Life is lived on the edge.


Susan Somerset-Webb

Susan Somerset-Webb
Get out of your head..
And into your life.


Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep  1949
I want to feel my life while I’m in it.


Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift  1667 - 1745
May you live every day of your life.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  T   



Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
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

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

Eckhart Tolle  1948
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.


Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy  1828 - 1910
Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.


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Inspirational Life Quotes:  W   



Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley  1933
Life is..
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

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

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

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

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

Oprah Winfrey  1954
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.


Joseph B. Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin  1917 - 2008
Each person in the world is different and has their own beautiful sound in the symphony of life.


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Inspirational Words Of Wisdom:
Unknown Author



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..
Notice them.

Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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 is not awful it is awe full, you've just got to look at it right - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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.

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 - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

When the past calls..
Let it go to voicemail, it has nothing new to say.


When things aren’t adding up in your life..
Start subtracting.



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