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Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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These quotes about life, cover many different categories (listed below), but whether you are looking for words of wisdom for a craft project, encouraging quotes for a friend, or uplifting sayings about life, ALL of the entries here are positive and inspirational.

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Quotes About Life


Abraham-Hicks  Quotes About Life

Everything is unfolding perfectly. And as you relax and find ease in your attitude of trust, knowing that Well-Being is your birth-right, amazing things will happen. Things the likes of which you have not seen before.

Let go of the oars...
Everything you want is downstream.

The purpose of life is Joy.

Your life is right now. It's not later. It's not in that time of retirement. It's not when the lover gets here. It's not when you've moved into the new house. It's not when you get the better job. Your life is right now. It will always be right now. You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now, because it's not ever going to get better than right now... until it gets better right now!

A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles - Quotes About Life

Let me remember I am one with God. Our shining footprints point the way to truth, for God is our Companion as we walk the world a little while.

The one wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions.

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison 1672 - 1719

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure, but scattered along life's pathway the good they do is inconceivable.


Aesop  620BC - 564BC

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

Astrid Alauda

Dreams are free - so free your dreams.

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom  1958

There are no random acts. We are all connected.
You can no more separate one life from another
than you can separate a breeze from the wind.

James Alexander

It is a beautiful world...
consciously put some little bits of it into your memory each day.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali 1942 Quotes About Life

Don't count the days...
Make the days count.

I know where I'm going and I know the truth,
and I don't have to be what you want me to be.
I'm free to be what I want.

Michael Althsuler

The bad news is... time flies.
The good news is... you're the pilot.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 - 1881

The path through life is the highway.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson 1968

I believe people are in our lives for a reason.
We're here to learn from each other.

People in our lives - by Sandra Reeves

Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Anderson 1805 - 1875

Every man's life is a fairy tale
written by God's finger.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou  1928

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.


Aristotle 384BC - 322BC Quotes About Life

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life,
the whole aim and end of human existence.

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence therefore, is not an act... but a habit.

Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180 Quotes About Life

Every instant of time...
is a pinprick of eternity.

Very little is needed for a happy life.

When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive...
To breathe ~ To think ~  To Enjoy ~  To Love.

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo  1872 - 1950

The first and the most important thing is to know that life is one and immortal.  Only the forms, countless in number, are transient and brittle. The life everlasting is independent of any form but manifests itself in all forms. Life then does not die... but the forms are dissolved.

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.

James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie 1860 - 1937

The life of every person is like a diary
in which he means to write one story and writes another.

Bashar-Darryl Anka

Bashar-Darryl Anka

When the people will lead...
The leaders will follow.

The Beatles

The Beatles 

There's nowhere you can be
that isn't where you're meant to be.

Annie Besant

Annie Besant  1847 - 1933

There is no life without consciousness.
There is no consciousness without life.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me.


Bible - Quotes About Life

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.

For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.

Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce 1842 - 1914

A spiritual pickle, preserving the body from decay

Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson

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

William Blake

William Blake  1770 - 1850   Quotes About Life

If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is... Infinite.  For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

What is now proved was once only imagined.

W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois   1868 - 1963

Children learn more from what you are
than what you teach.

Victor Borge

Victor Borge 1909 - 2000

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury  1920 - 2012

Looking back over a lifetime,
you see that love was the answer to everything.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson  1950  Quotes About Life

Explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business.

I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.

Robert Brault   Quotes About Life

I believe that there is an explanation for everything,
so, yes, I believe in miracles.

It is possible at any age to discover a lifelong desire...
you never knew you had.

Les Brown

Les Brown 1945 - Quotes About Life

Accept responsibility for your life.
Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.

You are the only real obstacle - Blog

Life has no limitations - except the ones you make.

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow...
are the BUTS you use today.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861

Light tomorrow with today.


Buddha 624BC - 543BC   Quotes About Life

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change.

There is only one time when it is essential to Awaken...
that time is.... NOW.

You cannot travel on the path until
you become the path itself.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock  1964

I'm a true believer in karma.
You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns  1759 - 1796

Now's the day and now's the hour.

Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia1924 - 1998

Love is life...
And if you miss love, you miss life.

Eric Butterworth

Eric Butterworth  1916 - 2003

Don't go through life...
Grow through life.

Rhonda Byrne

Rhonda Byrne 1951 - Quotes About Life

Every day in every moment, you make the choice...
whether to love and harness the positive force or not.

Life doesn't happen to you,
you receive everything in your life based on what you've given.

Life is so much easier than you think it is, and as you come to understand the way life works, and the power you have inside you, you will experience the magic of life in its fullness.

The life of your dreams, everything you would love to be, do or have, has always been closer to you than you knew... because the power to everything you want is inside you.

The positive force of love can create anything good, increase the good things and change anything negative in your life.

Whatever you give out in life is...
what you receive back in life.

Without exception, every person who has a great life used love to achieve it. The power to have all the positive and good things in life is love.

You are creating your life with your thoughts and your feelings. Whatever you think and feel creates everything that happens to you and everything you experience in life.

You can change your life, because you have an unlimited ability to think and talk about what you love, and so you have an unlimited ability to bring everything good in life to you.

Lord Byron

Lord Byron 1788 - 1824

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.

Eileen Caddy

Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006   Quotes About Life

Be at peace and see a clear pattern and plan running through your lives. Nothing is by chance.

Be at peace - BLOG

Concentrate on the wonders and joys of this life, and accept the very best which is your true heritage. It is not being an ostrich, afraid of life and not facing it. It is seeing the reality of this glorious life which is yours, and in doing so, helping to bring it about. The more clearly you can see it, the more quickly will it come about.

Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Start each day in my peace and stillness,
then you can go forth and face whatever the day may bring,
in perfect peace and joy.

The spring of the New Age is here, bursting forth in perfect harmony, beauty and abundance; and nothing can stop it from coming about.

Helen Caldicott

Helen Caldicott 1938

We are the curators of life on earth.
We hold it in the palm of our hand.

Kennon Callahan

We cannot resist change, but we can choose the direction of change.

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell 1904 - 1987   Quotes About Life

Follow your bliss...
And the Universe will open doors where there were only walls.

The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed.

The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive.

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with nature.

We must let go of the life we planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Albert Camus

Albert Camus 1913 - 1960

Life is the sum of all your choices.

George Carlin

George Carlin  1937 - 2008

Those who dance are considered insane
by those who can't hear the music.

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson Quotes About Life

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

Love is truly eternal and lasts forever.
It is the core of our connection and expression of life.

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce  1877 - 1945

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrows questions.

Edwin H. Chapin

Edwin H. Chapin 1814 - 1880

Every action of our lives touches on some chord
that will vibrate in eternity.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881 - 1955

It's our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits to our abilities do not exist. We are collaborators in creation... the future of the earth is in our hands.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov  1860 - 1904

Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.

Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton 1874 - 1936

When it comes to life the critical thing is...
whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra 1946   Quotes About Life

Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.  
Happiness is the goal of every other goal.

When you expand your awareness,
seemingly random events will be seen to fit into a larger purpose.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill 1874 - 1965

We make a living by what we get...
We make a life by what we give.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero  106BC - 43BC  Quotes About Life

Don't quit.
Where there's life...  
There's hope.

Everything is alive...
Everything is interconnected.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all the others.

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho  1947   Quotes About Life

A child can teach an adult three things...  
To be happy for no reason.  
To always be busy with something.  
And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.

Important encounters are planned by the souls
long before the bodies see each other.

Remember that wherever your heart is,
there you will find your treasure.

Straight roads do not make skillful drivers.

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Alex Collier

Alex Collier

It is time for us to step into our Power as a planetary race.


Confucius 551BC - 479BC

Choose a job you love...
and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

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.

Merceline Cox

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham  1956 - 1993

The magic begins in you.
Feel your own energy and realize similar energy exists within the Earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colours and animals.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie 1867 - 1934

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.

Roald Dahl

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.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Anthony J. D'Angelo

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing,
then invent a new one.

James Dean

James Dean 1931 - 1955

Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die today.

Alec Depledge

Life may cut you down, yet your roots are strong beneath...
You will rise once more.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp 1963

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.

Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli  1804 - 1881

We are all born for love,
it is the principle of existence and its only end.

Henry Drummond

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

Wayne Dyer 1940   Quotes About Life

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.

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.

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.

Truth is not something that you look for, it's something that you live.

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.

Tyron Edwards

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

Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955   Quotes About Life

Learn from yesterday.
Live for today.
Hope for tomorrow.

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.

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.

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity
in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

There are only two ways to live your life.
One - as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is - as though everything is a miracle.

There are only two ways - Blog

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882   Quotes About Life

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.


Epicurus 341BC - 270BC

Of all the things which provides to make life entirely happy,
much the greatest is the possession of friendship.


Euripides 480BC - 406BC   Quotes About Life

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.

Doug Firebaugh

Doug Firebaugh

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

Gustave Flaubert  1821 - 1880

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

B. C. Forbes

B.C.Forbes 1880 - 1954

Golf without bunkers and hazards would be lame and monotonous... so would life.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank 1929 - 1945

Think of all the beauty still left around you...
and be happy.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 Quotes About Life

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.

There was never a good war or a bad peace.

Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm 1900 - 1980

Man's main task in life is...
to give birth to himself.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

John Garner

Life is the act of drawing...
without an eraser.

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931

Yesterday is but today's memory
and tomorrow is today's dream.

Neville Goddard

Neville Goddard 1905 - 1972 Quotes About Life

All you need is time and you have it...

The journey of life is a mental one,
which is taking place in the sea of illusion.

Robert H. Goddard

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832 Quotes About Life

It is not doing the things we like to do,
but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.

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.

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.

David Grayson

The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life.
"Why" I answered without a thought, "NOW."

Ursula le Guin

Ursula le Guin 1929

It is good to have an end to journey towards,
but it is the journey that matters in the end.

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