Quotes About Life
To Live By
page 2 - Authors D to I
These quotes about life are all positive words of wisdom from sources and authors surnames D to I. The other pages of life quotes are: A to C, J to M N to S, T to Z and Unknown Sources. There is also a condensed page of the best life quotes and sayings at 100 Inspirational Life Quotes.
Quotes about life are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Quotes About Life: D
Roald Dahl 1916 - 1990
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
If you are good.. Life is good.
“The matter with human beans,” the BFG went on, “is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.”
There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t even started wondering about yet.
There is little point teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.
Matt Damon 1970
If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
Binnie A. Dansby
Birth is our source experience in the body, and we were conscious at birth, educable in utero. Birth affects our whole subsequent mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
If you get the choice of sitting it out and looking at life, or, dancing your way through it...
I hope you dance.
The answer to life's questions lies inside you. All you need to do is to look, to listen and to trust your inner voice.
Ram Dass 1931
We are all just walking each other home.
James Dean 1931 - 1955
Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die today.
Life may cut you down, yet your roots are strong beneath...
You will rise once more.
Johnny Depp 1963
I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.
There are four questions of value in life:
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for?
And, what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same... Love.
Life is just a vehicle through which you get to unleash your presence.
The quality of your life is determined by the clarity of your connection to yourself.
Your commitment to honouring your perfection and potential is the key that opens the door to endless days of vitality, abundance and love. Your connection to your health and spirituality is not sourced from your identity or your mind. It is sourced from the Soul. This deeper place - your authentic Soul Signature - is where we have to go to find the truth of your being.
Your Soul Signature is your spiritual DNA - who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you. When we begin to tap into our inherent power, step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt, and begin living and speaking our truth, we're healthier, happier and in harmony with ourselves.
If your life inspires just one child...
Your life has been a success.
My mother once told me, when you have to make a decision, imaging the person you want to be someday. Ask yourself, what would that person do?
John Dewey 1859 - 1952
Education is not preparation for life...
Education is life itself.
Anita Diamant 1951
The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter.
Princess Diana 1961 - 1997
Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny.
Life is just a journey.
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
Forever is composed of nows.
Leave impressions of lasting love, before time washes away your footprints.
Leave loveprints in the heart of everyone you walk with.
Sky, Bluebell & Stephanie (2015)
Walt Disney 1901 - 1966
Around here, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
Benjamin Disraeli 1804 - 1881
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
There is no education like adversity.
We are all born for love, it is the principle of existence and its only end.
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have truly lived, are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Every single person who's drifted in and out of your life is a part of your divinely chosen experience. So, give thanks for all of these people, and take serious note of what they brought you.
Expressing gratitude for the miracles in your world is one of the best ways to make each moment of your life a special one.
I trust that the Universe will provide experiences that match my desires and they will all work out for my Highest Good.
Know that success and inner peace are your birthright, that you are a child of God and as such that you're entitled to a life filled with joy, love and happiness.
Love what you do and do what you love. It's as simple as that.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world.
But it's the same world.
No storm lasts forever.
On your daily journeys, listen to those inner signals that help you make the right choices, no matter what anyone thinks.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
Truly believe in the potential for humans to live in peace and be receptive to all, and you'll be someone who's at peace and receptive to life's possibilities.
Truth is not something that you look for, it's something that you live.
We are all on the same path, we’re just on different places along the path.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor... it's to enjoy every step of the way.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Without exception, begin every day of your life with gratitude. As you look in the mirror, say, “Thank you, God, for life, for my body, for my family and loved ones, for this day, and for the opportunity to be of service. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Quotes About Life: E
Meister Eckhart 1260 - 1327
If the only prayer you ever say in your life is “Thank You” it will be enough.
Marian Wright Edelman 1939
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. I get most joy in life out of my violin.
Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.
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.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.
Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are... Goodness, Beauty and Truth.
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Throughout your life there will be peaks and valleys. Make today a peak.
George Eliot 1819 - 1880
What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
Hal Elrod 1979
Have faith in the magic and miracles of life... for only those that do, get to experience them.
Let today be the day you give up who you've been for who you can become.
Life isn't about wishing you were somewhere, or someone that you're not. Life is about enjoying where you are, loving who you are and consistently improving both.
Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don't think you have to wait for the latter to do the former.
Our outer world will always be a reflection of our inner world.
Stop thinking... Start doing.
Think less... Do more.
Do the thing... And you will know the way.
The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.
The number one cause of unfulfilled potential is... never deciding that NOW matters more than any other time in your life.
There is nothing to fear, because you cannot fail... only learn, grow and become better than you've ever been before.
When you are consciously aware of all that you have to be grateful for, your life is in perfect harmony.
You are where you are because of who your were, but where you go depends entirely on who you choose to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
Life is a progress and not a station.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
When it is dark enough... you can see the stars.
Epictetus 55 - 135
Don't explain your philosophy... Embody it.
Epicurus 341BC - 270BC
Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Emma & Jessica
Euripides 480BC - 406BC
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life. Acknowledge the great powers around us, and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
The good and the wise live quiet lives.
There is just one life for each of us - our own.
Richard Evans 1906 - 1971
Don't let life discourage you. Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Quotes About Life: F
Federation Of Light-Blossom Goodchild
If it be the case that ‘nothing matters’… which is so… then ALL and EVERYTHING is just another experience, no matter HOW / WHAT / WHY / WHEN it takes place… it is just LIFE unfolding throughout EVERY conceivable possibility.
Life continues on forever and ever, whether or not you are ‘dead or alive’ upon your particular Planet!
There is only one small letter between the words can and can't, and that one letter will totally change your destiny.
Martin H. Fische 1879 - 1962
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on Earth.
Gustave Flaubert 1821 - 1880
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
B.C. Forbes 1880 - 1954
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be lame and monotonous... so would life.
Emmet Fox 1886 - 1951
The story of your life is really the story of the relations between yourself and God.
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not open...
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
Whatever you experience in your life is really but the out-picturing of your own thoughts and beliefs. Now, you can change these thoughts and beliefs, and then the outer picture must change too. The outer picture cannot change until you change your thought.
Megan Fox 1986
I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing. So I put out what I want to get back.
Paula Fox 1923
Literature is the province of imagination and stories, in whatever guise, are meditations on life.
Anne Frank 1929 - 1945
Think of all the beauty still left around you... and be happy.
Viktor Frankl 1905 - 1997
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
There was never a good war or a bad peace.
Be your most authentic self you can be in EVERY situation.
Who you associate with shapes who you are.
Morgan Freeman 1937
How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen... that stillness becomes radiance.
Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980
Man's main task in life is... to give birth to himself.
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 - 1983
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniuses rapidly.
Quotes About Life: G
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 - 1948
Keep your thoughts positive...
because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive...
because your words become your behaviours.
Keep your behaviours positive...
because your behaviours become your habits.
Keep your habits positive...
because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive...
because your values become your destiny.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Look at the sparrows, they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean... if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Life is the act of drawing... without an eraser.
Shakti Gawain 1948
The people we are in relationships with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationships is one the most powerful tools for growth. If we look honestly at our relationships, we can see so much about how we have created them.
The trials in our lives are not a reason to give up, but rather they are a challenge to improve ourselves, change, evolve and move forward.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
God has placed in each Soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that it is within them.
Life kisses us on both cheeks, day and morn.
Our Souls traverse spaces in life which are not measurable by time.. that invention of man.
The hungry savage picks a fruit from the tree and eats it. The hungry citizen in civilized society buys a fruit from the one who bought it from another who bought it from him who picked it from the tree.
The tree that contrives to cheat life by living in the shade withers when it is removed and replanted in the sun.
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Rudolph Giuliani 1944
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life.
Neville Goddard 1905 - 1972
All you need is time and you have it... it's NOW.
Neville Goddard1905 - 1972
The journey of life is a mental one, which is taking place in the sea of illusion.
Robert H. Goddard 1882 - 1945
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
It is not doing the things we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
Nothing is worth more than.. This day.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
To know someone with whom you can feel their is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed, that can make life a garden.
Vincent Van Gogh 1853 - 1890
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
The way to know life is... to love many things.
Alban Goodier 1869 - 1939
He is truly happy who makes others happy. Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are those who live, who make the best use of their lives, these are those who have found the secret of contentment.
Richelle E. Goodrich
A mother is a child’s first looking glass into the world.
Emma & Seth
Ryan Gosling 1980
I did this scene in Lars And The Real Girl where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.
It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life.
"Why" I answered without a thought, "NOW."
Pam Grout 1956
A field of infinite possibilities awaits your claim.
Edgar Guest 1881 - 1959
You are the person who has to decide
Whether you’ll do it or toss it aside
You are the person who makes up your mind
Whether you’ll lead or will linger behind
Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar
Or just be contented to stay where you are
Sometimes, just looking up and seeing the Light is enough.
Ursula le Guin 1929
It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Quotes About Life: H
Freedom is a state of mind,
not a state of being.
History is there to be learned from and not lived to.
The spiritual quest needs to manifest through every aspect of your life.
We are entering an age in which each individual needs to acknowledge their responsibility to themselves and to every other form of life on this planet. With this kind of openess and respect the future of humankind is unlimited.
You are part of something so vital and meaningful, that you need to savour every second in your physical incarnation.
You choose your parents, not primarily for what they are or were, but for the challenges YOU need to help you forward in your evolution.
Live by choice, not by chance.
Make changes, not excuses.
Be motivated, not manipulated.
Work to excel, not compete.
Listen to your own inner voice,
Not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.
Hafiz 1325 - 1389
The words you speak become the house you live in.
Walter C. Hagen 1892 - 1969
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Forgive people who do you wrong...
They unknowingly make you strong.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
Because you are alive....
Everything is possible.
I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’” That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid - it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.
In the Light of inner-being, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world.
Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.
The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.
Mariska Hargitay 1964
Sometimes it’s what you don’t have that dictates or guides your life the most.
Terri Hatcher 1964
I'm really clear about my priority in life... It's being a mom.
Stephen Hawking 1942
To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would limit the human spirit.
David R. Hawkins 1927 - 2012
What the mind believes, the body expresses.
Louise L. Hay 1926 - 2017
Forgiving is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, the past experience, and past relationships. It allows you to live in the present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.
I breathe in the fullness and richness of life.
Life loves you.
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.
Jimi Hendrix 1942 - 1970
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.
Matthew Henry 1662 - 1714
All this and Heaven too.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 - 1993
The best thing to hold onto in life is...
The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it's all that matters.
Katherine Hepburn 1907 - 2003
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe... you don't move.
Heraclitus 535BC - 475BC
No man ever steps in the same river twice... For it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
There is nothing permanent... except change.
Heraclitus 535BC - 475BC
Time is a game.. Played beautifully by children.
Hermann Hesse 1877 - 1962
Life is waiting everywhere, the future is flowering everywhere, but we only see a small part of it and step on much of it with our feet.
Napoleon Hill 1883 - 1970
The vast majority of people are born, grow up, struggle, and go through life in misery and failure, not realizing that it would be just as easy to switch over and get exactly what they want out of life, not recognizing that the mind attracts the thing it dwells upon.
They will ask you along the way, "Where are you going?"
And you will say, "Home."
Linda Hogan 1947
Walking... I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.
Robert Holden 1964
Happiness is a way of travelling
and not a final destination.
NOW is... the most abundant moment of your life.
To have time for what is valuable, you have to stop giving time to what isn't.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr 1841 - 1935
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Horace 65BC - 8AD
Once sent out, a word takes wings beyond recall.
Seize the day.
While we're talking, time will have meanly run on... pick today's fruits, not relying on the future in the slightest.
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.
Whitney Houston 1963 - 2012
also sung by George Benson
written by Michael Masser & Linda Creed
I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.
Elbert Hubbard 1856 - 1915
Do not take life too seriously...
You will never get out of it alive!
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I sail the seas of life as the master of my ship.
Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963
Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
When life seems difficult and the road ahead is steep, remember God didn't make the Earth flat, and it is more interesting and beautiful because of that.
Quotes About Life: I
Daisaku Ikeda 1928
Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up! One who continues to advance will win in the end.
Robert G. Ingersoll 1833 - 1899
The place to be happy is here.
The time to be happy is now.
Washington Irving 1783 - 1859
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
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