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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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 your 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
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 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.
Dreams are free - so free your dreams.
Dreams digest the meals that are our days.
Loving is never a waste of time.
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.
Louisa May Alcott 1832 - 1888
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.
It is a beautiful world...
consciously put some little bits of it into your memory each day.
Muhammad Ali 1942
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.
The bad news is... time flies.
The good news is... you're the pilot.
Henri Frederic Amiel 1821 - 1881
The path through life is the highway.
Gillian Anderson 1968
I believe people are in our lives for a reason.
We're here to learn from each other.
Hans Christian Anderson 1805 - 1875
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
When you learn... Teach. When you get... Give.
Louis Armstrong 1901 - 1971
What we play is... Life.
Aristotle 384BC - 322BC
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.
Isaac Asimov 1920 - 1992
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood...
I'd type faster.
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Was there anything more exciting in life than seeking answers?
St Augustine 354 - 430
Where love is, what can be wanting?
Where it is not, what can possibly be profitable?
Marcus Aurelius 121 - 180
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 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 1936
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished...
If you're alive, it isn't.
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)
When the people will lead...
The leaders will follow.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 - 1827
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
Each day when you wake up, say:
"What miracles would you have me perform today?"
Annie Besant 1847 - 1933
There is no life without consciousness.
There is no consciousness without life.
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.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
Ambrose Bierce 1842 - 1914
Life... A spiritual pickle, preserving the body from decay
Your heart is your paintbrush.
The entire Universe is your canvas.
You life is your art.
William Blake 1770 - 1850
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.
Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world.
Victor Borge 1909 - 2000
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Ray Bradbury 1920 - 2012
Looking back over a lifetime,
you see that love was the answer to everything.
Russell Brand 1975
How we treat the vulnerable is how we define ourselves as a species.
Richard Branson 1950
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.
If you spot an opportunity and are really excited by it...
throw yourself into it with everything you've got.
I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
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.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose...
the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.
The best things in life are not only free, but the line is shorter.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
You are the sculptor of your own reality.
Don't hand your tools to anyone else.
Les Brown 1945
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
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.
You were created on purpose for a purpose. There is a thirst and hunger in your heart that is real. Pay attention to it.
The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be. Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that's causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy. Stay focused.
Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Light tomorrow with today.
Buddha 624BC - 543BC
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 1964
I'm a true believer in karma.
You get what you give, whether it's bad or good.
Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
Now's the day and now's the hour.
Leo Buscaglia 1924 - 1998
Love is life...
And if you miss love, you miss life.
Darcy Bussell 1969
Being a mother has made my life complete.
Eric Butterworth 1916 - 2003
Don't go through life... Grow through life.
Rhonda Byrne 1951
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 1788 - 1824
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
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 1938
We are the curators of life on earth.
We hold it in the palm of our hand.
We cannot resist change, but we can choose the direction of change.
Joseph Campbell 1904 - 1987
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 1913 - 1960
Life is the sum of all your choices.
George Carlin 1937 - 2008
Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.
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 1877 - 1945
Dreams are today's answers to tomorrows questions.
The spirit is the life
the mind the builder
and the body the result.
Edwin H. Chapin 1814 - 1880
Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
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 1860 - 1904
Dear sweet unforgettable childhood.
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 1946
Happiness can be woven into every aspect of life, once you make new choices.
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
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 1874 - 1965
We make a living by what we get...
We make a life by what we give.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC
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.
Arthur C. Clarke 1917 - 2008
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Paulo Coelho 1947
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.
All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.
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.
When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
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.
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 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.
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
The illusions of childhood are necessary experiences; a child should not be denied a balloon because an adult knows that sooner or later it will burst.
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 1867 - 1934
Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
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.
Matt Damon 1970
If I had a bucket list, I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be No. 1.
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
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.
John Dewey 1859 - 1952
Education is not preparation for life...
Education is life itself.
Leave impressions of lasting love, before time washes away your footprints.
Leave loveprints in the heart of everyone you walk with.
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
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
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.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
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.
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.
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.
Throughout your life there will be peaks and valleys.
Make today a peak.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paula Fox 1923
Literature is the province of imagination and stories, in whatever guise, are meditations on 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.
Anne Frank 1929 - 1945
Think of all the beauty still left around you... and be happy.
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.
There was never a good war or a bad peace.
Morgan Freeman 1937
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.
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.
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
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Neville Goddard 1905 - 1972
All you need is time and you have it... NOW.
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.
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
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.
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."
A field of infinite possibilities awaits your claim.
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.
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