Quotes About Life
To Live By
page 3 Authors J to M
These quotes about life are all positive and inspirational words of wisdom from authors and sources J through to M. The other pages of life quotes are: A to C, D to I, N to S, T to Z and Unknown Sources. There is also a condensed page of the best life quotes and sayings on 100 Inspirational Life Quotes.
Quotes About Life: J
Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009
A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.
Good art never dies.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
Please go for your dreams. Whatever your ideals, you can become whatever you want to become.
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.
This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on.
Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
When all life is seen as Divine, everyone grows wings.
T D Jakes 1957
If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
Henry James 1843 - 1916
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.
William James 1842 - 1910
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create that fact.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The Soul is stronger than it's surroundings.
Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
All the dangers in our world are like a blessed wake up call. They tell us to live life NOW... not tomorrow, not when the children grow up, not when we retire... but NOW.
As your awareness of the riches available to you in your everyday life grows, you are on the way to becoming the laughing Buddha.
Life is joyous.
Life is Light.
Life is happy.
You are awake at last.
Bringing a spiritual dimension into all that we do is essential for ending the struggle and dancing with life. Our body and our minds can take us only so far, our spirit can lead us all the way Home.
Dancing with life is moving into the flow of our experiences, good or bad, with a feeling of harmony, trust, guidance and love.
Dear God, I trust that no matter what happens in my life, it is for my highest good. And no matter what happens in the lives of those I love, it is for their highest good. From all things that are put before us all, we shall become stronger and more loving people. I am grateful for all the beauty and opportunity you put into my life. And in all that I do, I shall seek to be a channel for your love.
Susan Jeffers 1938 - 2012
If you are not enjoying yourself... you are wasting time.
Our goal is to enjoy, not to achieve perfection.
Success is... living a full and balanced life in partnership with others to create a joyful feeling of love, contribution, appreciation and abundance, despite how our endeavors may turn out.
Too many of us seem to be searching for something 'out there' to make our lives complete. What we are all really searching for is the Divine essence that lives within.
We don't have to wait until we are old to gather the riches... We can gather them every day of our lives.
While non of us understands the Grand Design, we can commit to using all our experiences, good or bad, as the building blocks of a powerful and loving life. Then it is, indeed, all happening perfectly.
Your inner peace has nothing to do with your dramas of your life.
Your joy, your happiness, your satisfaction and your ability to dance with life, depend solely on what you pay attention to.
Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1826
Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but also in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
When you reach the end of your rope..
tie a knot in it, and hang on.
Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful.. That’s what matters to me.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Life experiences don’t come through machines.. That you get through people.
Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784
It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.
When making your choice in life... do not neglect to live.
Spencer Johnson 1941
Finding inner success is the best, easiest and infact the only way to achieve and enjoy everything else in life.
Angelina Jolie 1975
Sometimes, when I want to take on the world, I try to remember that it's just as important to sit down and ask my son how he's feeling or talk to him about life.
It is only when we are silent to the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorstep of our hearts.
Michael Jordan 1963
My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
C. Joybell C.
I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight of many tones of skin. I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so, how can I ever say that I am alone?
Carl Jung 1875 - 1961
I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become.
Carl Jung 1875 - 1961
We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.
Juvenal 55 - 127
Be gentle with the young.
Quotes About Life: K
Jon Kabat-Zinn 1944
Each time for the first time. Each moment the only moment.
Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.
Listen to that tweet from your heartbeat and listen to that chat request from your brain and pay attention to that status update from your body. On a daily basis, befriend yourself.
Danny Kaye 1911 - 1987
Life is a great big canvas... and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Helen Keller 1880 - 1968
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Everyone needs reminders that the fact of their being on this Earth is important and that each life changes everything.
Amy, Jessica, Megan, Ben & Sophie (2014)
John F. Kennedy 1917 - 1963
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
Robert Kennedy 1925 - 1968
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
Miranda Kerr 1983
Alter your thoughts and you alter your world.
I feel like life is really short, and it’s important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it’s a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms.
Life excites me. I am passionate about my goals and excited by the opportunities the Universe provides.
Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn’t make you happy.
We all have bad days, but one thing is true, no cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through.
The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.
Grandmothers are voices of the past and role models of the present. Grandmothers open the doors to the future.
Ellen Key 1849 - 1926
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from the roses.
Nicole Kidman 1967
I’m not sure what the future holds but I do know that I’m going to be positive.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 - 1968
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
L. R. Knost
It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.
Jack Kornfield 1945
In the end, just three things matter.. How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.
Akiane Kramarik 1994
In order to choose the right path, we do not have to figure out the wrong one... we just need to follow the light.
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.
Every day your Soul offers you loving guidance.. Are you reading the signs?
Every experience is an opportunity to encounter the Divine.
One of the challenges of life is to become comfortable being uncomfortable as we expand and move into new experiences.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 - 1986
Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for spring
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves
Which in due season fall and are blown away
And this is the way of life
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love, and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 - 2004
If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
It is when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on Earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose, there are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings, given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 - 2004
To love means never to be afraid of the winds storms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Charles Kuralt 1934 - 1997
I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
Quotes About Life: L
R. D. Laing 1927 - 1989
The main fact of life for me is love or its absence. Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.
Dalai Lama 1935
Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace.
Live one day at a time... and make it a masterpiece.
Dalai Lama 1935
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
Today more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to all other forms of life.
Wally Lamb 1950
The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.
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.
D.H. Lawrence 1895 - 1930
The great virtue in life is real courage, that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
Cherish every moment with those you love at every stage of your journey.
With my parents, brothers, cousins & uncle on holiday (1973)
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
Defeat is a state of mind... no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
I am not in this world to live up to your expectations. And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
In every passionate pursuit, the pursuit counts more than the object pursued.
Seth & Lucy
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
Bruce Lee 1940 - 1973
Sorrows are our best educator. A man can see further through a tear than a telescope.
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the Light.
To live content with small means.
To seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion.
To be worthy, not respectable and wealthy not rich.
To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.
To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.
In other words...
To let the Spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. (Dedication to his wife)
We have time to spend or waste, and it is our decision what to do with it. But once passed it is gone forever.
Lorrin L. Lee
Your life is your message to the world... make it inspiring.
The fine art of life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.
The Royal Road to Knowledge, all may win,
Who seek the source of Life in everything.
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
John Lennon 1940 - 1980
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay.. It’s not the end.
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 1729 - 1781
Who cannot resolve upon a moment’s notice to live his own life, he forever lives a slave to others.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn no other way.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes... but when you look back everything is different.
C.S. Lewis 1898 - 1963
When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Liberace 1919 - 1987
Too much of a good thing is...
Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1865
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that counts... It's the life in your years.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
On the road of life..
Meet people where they are. Accept who they are. And there are some folks that you need to leave where they are.. Keep walking.
Charles de Lint 1951
Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
Bruce Lipton 1944
In a Universe made out of energy, everything is entangled; everything is one.
Your biology is a reflection of your perception.
Vince Lombardi 1913 - 1970
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defences, or the problems of modern society.
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
Sooner or later in life, we will take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in.
The present is too precious to waste.
Howard Lyman 1938
Do what you can do. As well as you can do it, every day of your life and you will end up dying one of the happiest individuals that had ever died.
Quotes About Life: M
Harvey MacKay 1932
Life is 10% how you make it and 90% how you take it.
Start each day with a healthy dose of vitamin C.. Creativity.
Surrounding yourself with creative, imaginative people is a good strategy for success whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking innovation or an artist looking for inspiration.
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.
If people understood what they’re capable of, we could transform our societies almost overnight
Pat Fleming & Joanna Macy
Wildflower speaks - I offer you my fragrance and sweet face to call you back to life's beauty. Take time to notice me and I'll let you fall in love again with life. This is my gift.
Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
The good life exists only when you stop wanting a better one. It is the condition of savouring what is, rather than longing for what might be
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.
I am who I am because the tears of my past have watered the magnificence of my present.
Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit and bring your drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.
We all make mistakes, have struggles and even regret things in our past. But, you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.
Bob Marley 1945 - 1981
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Some people FEEL the rain... others just get wet.
Every day is a day to be thankful. Life’s abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope.
Matthew (Suzanne Ward)
The power of the mind affects every circumstance in one’s life. What a person believes is her or his reality, however far removed that may be from the facts.
Somerset Maugham 1874 - 1965
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
The passing moment is all that we can be sure of, it is only common sense to extract its utmost value from it.
We are not the same person this year as last; nor are those we love.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
God gives us the ingredients for our daily bread, but He expects us to do the baking.
Margaret Mead 1901 - 1978
Always remember that you are absolutely unique...
Just like everyone else.
Harold B. Melchart
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit, keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
Thomas Merton 1915 - 1968
Every moment and every event, of every man’s life on Earth, plants something in his Soul.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.
Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music... the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, Divinely aware.
John Homes Miller
Circumstances and situations do colour life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the colour shall be.
A.A. Milne 1882 - 1956
If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together there is something you must always remember... You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.
Marilyn Monroe 1926 - 1962
Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.
Michel de Montaigne 1533 - 1592
Life in itself is neither good nor evil, it is the place of good and evil, according to what you make it.
The only thing certain is... nothing is certain.
Whether the events in our life are good or bad, greatly depends on the way we perceive them.
Maria Montessori 1870 - 1952
The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.
George Moore 1852 - 1933
A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
Make everyday decisions from a place of love.
We are Spiritual Beings, but we’re here to have a human experience.
Christopher Morley 1890 - 1957
Cherish all your happy moments.. They make a fine cushion for old age.
There is only one success.. To be able to spend your life in your own way.
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.
The best choices will always be the most loving.
Grandma Moses 1860 - 1961
I look back on my life like a good day’s work. I was done and I am satisfied with it.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remember to turn on the Light.
It is our choices that describe who we are much more than our abilities.
I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for a reason.
You think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by the brain.
There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
The Wizard Of Oz
You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.
What Dreams May Come
A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we’ll all be together forever.
Malcolm Muggeridge 1903 - 1990
Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
A child thinks that life is really beautiful and that it will become even more beautiful. It is the duty of society to fulfill that expectation.
A journal helps us to live our life time and again. There is no greater life enhancer, life-expander and teacher than a journal.
Art is not distinct from life. It is life par excellence. It is one of the greatest expressions of life. Each human being should be an artist, were it only of his own life.
Be a good gardener of your life.. Have a green, colourful life thumb.
Be a good goldsmith of your life.. Make it a jewel.
Be an artist of your life: make it a work of art of which you can be proud, as artist are with their paintings, sculptures, music or writings. As a matter of fact, art and writing will follow, for you will want to express and preserve your life in a durable form.
Each day of life is precious even incredibly precious: therefore write the history of each day. Keep a journal. Preserve your life. Journal keeping should be taught in all schools of Earth.
Genius can flower in a young person and in an old person. It can be a precocious capacity or the result of a long life experience.
How beautiful it is to be alive and able to say: I am a citizen of this planet, I am a Divine, miraculous being of the Universe.
I am happy with my past, my present and my future. All three are miraculous building blocks of my beloved, wonderful life.
I consider every moment of my life precious, Divine and wonderful.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
I do not mind being called childish. My dream is to remain childish as long as I live, with wonder in my heart and glimmer in my eyes.
I want my life to be a hymn to the Creator.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
If we only knew what children think and feel about life, nature, people and the world into which they are born. It would give us many clues about the meaning of life and happiness.
If you had the attention of the entire world, what would you say? Write down your answer, for it will tell you a lot about the purpose of your life and your fundamental beliefs. I would say: I want to contribute to the peace of the world, to be a peacemaker.
In order to feel the spirit of life and of the Earth, we must all remain like children during our life.
Life is Divine.. Das Leben ist g ttlich. I wish this exclamation of mine as a child were translated in all languages and displayed in every school on Earth.
Love is the most powerful ingredient of the will for life.
Love is the motor of perfect life.
Love the road of your life. There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
May your life be a beautiful work of art. Work at it always. Make it your priority. Repeat to yourself: I have made my life a work of art.
Observe your children closely: they have often fundamental approaches and answers to the mysteries of life which we have lost as adults.
Open your eyes, mind and heart to the astonishing miracles of life, to the beauty surrounding you, to the uniqueness of your being, to the wonders you can achieve.
Our lives resemble those of trees: heavy winds and tempests make us stronger and dig our roots deeper. We must gain strength from every gust of adversity.
Remain innocent and naive like a child during all your life. Only the innocent, loving acceptance of the greatness of Creation will guide you well.
Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons.. Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for Life, Gratitude for Life.
Treat every moment of your life with Divine respect. Love passionately your God-given miraculous life.
Walk through life as a Blessed Person and a Miracle Maker.
Walk through life lightly, like an angel. Do not be too heavy, too Earth bound. Have the head, the heart, the Soul and the wings of an angel.
Was I more myself when I was a child? I could burst with joy and also cry. I was fascinated by everything. I fell asleep, exhausted by the wonders of life.
Whenever I have found beauty in life, there was a great act of love at the origin.
Writing and art are preserved life, a form of duration, of eternity.
Zest for life is the main motor of positive living.
Haruki Murakami 1949
Even chance meetings are the result of karma. The things in life are fated by our previous lives. That even in the smallest events there’s no such thing as coincidence.
When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.
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