«Those who wait for the right time to act on their life are doing nothing.»Santosh Kalwar

Quotes About Life

Life inspires, life re-fires, and life perspires. You may not realize it, but everything around you can contain a moment to inspire. When you are inspired you are lighting an extinguished fire within that keeps you going and creating desires. In order to get what you want from life you have to perspire, meaning work hard.

Often people will find solace and inspiration in reading a quote. Most times these quotes are from famous people. They can be great thinkers, actors and actresses, professional athletes, anyone really! People who often achieve great success attract that success because they know the most important lesson about life. That is to live. When a person has lived life well and enjoyed tremendous success, what they share as far as insight can become legend. Some of the greatest quotes about life have come from philosophers and people whose eras pre-date the pre-biblical times. Many of those great thinkers were ambitious people who were working towards life goals. They inspired themselves from their own sets of life quotes that they kept close to their hearts and minds. 

Quote about life can inspire even the most downtrodden reader. Everyone experiences chaos in their lives. It is often when we are in the midst of chaos that we naturally seek inspiration from other people. Those people need not necessarily be those closest to us. A person who might be experiencing even the most painful grief imaginable can find solace and comfort in quotes about life from people. If you respect or admire any of these famous people you might find yourself keeping a life quote from them nearby. Many people will put an inspirational life quote somewhere as a constant inspirational reminder. Some people have reported putting an inspiring life quote in the signature line of emails they send out! By doing this it is possible that one person can be inspired just from reading an email with a life quote in it. 

People who maintain a positive attitude about life also will come up with great quotes about life. People who have lived long and healthy lives may have some great insights to share. How many of you have a grandparent who passed on worldly wisdom to you? People who have lived long and rich lives will share some of the best quotes life has to offer. 

It is important to understand that life is also about lessons learned. We make mistakes so we can become better people. Some life quotes you might read are meant to be encouragements about those very mistakes and taking something positive from them.

The pages here at Quotes About Life are meant to contribute positively and uplift the spirits of the world. As this page grows you will find further inspirational quotes and thoughts about living life to the fullest. Spread the word about this page! You might know someone who is living in a negative state. An inspirational life quote may just be the boost they need.  

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«The sky darkened, the air grew colder, but he didn't mind. It didn't occur to him to move. This was the right place. This was where he had wanted to be.» — Pat Barker
«All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.» — Albert Camus
«He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.» — Margery Williams Bianco
«I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it.» — Shirley Conran
«Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know beacause I've done it thousands of times.» — Mark Twain
«There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.» — Benjamin Disraeli
«The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock'n'roll band.» — Bruce Springsteen
«Man kills the things he loves. Sometimes, by anger; sometimes, by hatred and sometimes, just by melodrama or love.» — Santosh Kalwar
«Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.» — Jonathan Safran Foer
«No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have.» — Søren Kierkegaard
«Give me the waters of Lethe that numb the heart, if they exist, I will still not have the power to forget you.» — Publius Ovidius Naso
«You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.» — Milan Kundera
«I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it--and that's all I got.”» — Sabrina Ward Harrison
«Success is no proof of virtue. In the case of a book, quick acclaim is presumptive evidence of a lack of substance and originality.» — Walter Kaufmann
«Man is born free, but is everywhere seen bound by chains» — Voltaire
«Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.» — Mark Twain
«Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.» — Harry S. Truman
«Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood.» — Helen Keller
«My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.» — Frank Zappa
«Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.» — Aleister Crowley
«The true harvest of my life is intangible - a little star dust caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched.» — Henry David Thoreau
«You're still a little shy, I see, the wizard noted. I think if you ignore evil, my friend, it tends to grow stronger. (Quinhelm, the wizard - from BRIGGEN)» — Ann B. Keller
«Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.» — Norton Juster
«Faith and Reason are like two wings of the human spirit by which is soars to the truth.» — Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyła)
«Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.» — Sandra Carey
«Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.» — Martin Luther King Jr.
«Real love never fails.» — Karen Kingsbury
«Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34» — Various
«There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.» — Robert Louis Stevenson
«Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery.» — Robert G. Ingersoll
«Some times our thoughts and dreams are more real than the rest of our experience and at other momentsthat which happens to us overshadows anything we might imagine.» — Keith Donohue
«They haven't left us much to believe in, have they?--even disbelief. I can't believe in anything bigger than a home or vaguer than a human being.» — Graham Greene
«They alone live, who live for others.» — Swami Vivekananda
«Patience is the only way you can endure the gray periods.» — Teri Hatcher
«In this country we have no place for hyphenated Americans.» — Theodore Roosevelt
«Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us.» — Emil Cioran
«Maruman does not loll.» — Isobelle Carmody
«Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible)» — Abraham Lincoln
«Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.» — Paulo Coelho
«Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.» — Thomas Hardy
«War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate» — Marvin Gaye
«Don't mark up the Library's copy, you fool! Librarians are Unprankable. They'll track you down! They have skills!» — Charles Ogden
«There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse,even though the end may be dark.» — J.R.R. Tolkien
«The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.» — John Dewey
«If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately, and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field.» — Ben Carson
«It's only words... unless they're true.» — David Mamet
«Somehow, the Good Lord don't want to see no man start a cold morning with just black coffee.» — Robert Newton Peck
«When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.» — W. Clement Stone
«And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness.» — Boris Pasternak
«Tis the good reader that makes the good book.» — Ralph Waldo Emerson
«What is a human being, then?' A seed' A... seed?' An acorn that is unafraid to destroy itself in growing into a tree.» — David Zindell
«I'm a completely worthless woman and no man should risk his life for me.» — Greta Garbo
«I am what I am Are you what you are or What?» — Alanis Morissette
«There is everything for a man's needs but nor for his greed.» — Mahatma Gandhi
«Lord, let me live until I die.» — Will Rogers
«You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.» — Jason Mraz
«So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.» — Haniel Long
«It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth» — Ally Carter
«Wouldn't want to miss a war, would I?» — Alison McGhee
«If the word doesn't exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn't exist.» — Charles Baudelaire
«We cannot do great things, only small things with great love» — Mother Teresa of Calcutta
«Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn't quite as spectacular.» — Lisa Lutz
«If you don't like what your are reaping, you had better change what you have been sowing.» — J. Rohn
«I don't need to be fixed anymore. That job's already been done. I love you, Annabelle.» — Susan Elizabeth Phillips
«Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.» — Neil Gaiman
«A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.» — Walter Winchell
«Men are driven by two two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.» — Niccolò Machiavelli
«Let us think of people as starting life with an experience they forget and ending it with one which they anticipate but cannot understand.» — E.M. Forster
«For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!» — John Lennon
«The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience.» — Joseph Campbell
«I have no more to say except this: We must live with our own conscience.» — Ernest J. Gaines
«My mother was an avid reader...She loved books about romance. Books that took place in faraway places and times. Stories with costumes...» — Adriana Trigiani
«Til shade is gone, til water is gone Into the shadow with teeth bared Screaming defiance with the last breath To spit in Sightblinder's eye on the Last Day.» — Robert Jordan
«Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for crisis.» — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
«To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.» — Bill Wilson
«Dead, we are revealed in our true dimensions, and they are surprisingly modest.» — Michael Cunningham
«Women have always been spies.» — Harriet Rubin
«Happiness is a warm puppy.» — Charles M. Schulz
«Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.» — Augustine of Hippo
«You know, lieutenant, you wear your weapon the ay other women wear pearls." "It's not a fashion accessory.» — J.D. Robb
«the golden eternity is { }» — Jack Kerouac
«Pain and suffering are the soil of strength and courage.» — Lurlene McDaniel
«Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.» — Forrest Church
«My sun sets to rise again.» — Robert Browning
«All are one» — Heraclitus
«Do not, therefore, say "I feel nauseous," unless you are sure you have that effect on others.» — William Strunk Jr.
«No mother should lose her child.» — Ann Hood
«Maybe I'm just farsighted. The further away something is, the better I can see it but once it gets close, I lose sight of it.» — Ai Yazawa
«The best way to see Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.» — Benjamin Franklin
«The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.» — Dan Millman
«There were a lot of gods. Gods always come in handy, they justify almost anything.» — Margaret Atwood
«A book comes to me and says, 'Write me.» — Madeleine L'Engle
«It's like if the music is loud enough I won't be able to listen to my own thoughts.» — Nic Sheff
«Life is an effort that deserves a better cause.» — Karl Kraus
«A messy house is a must - it separates your true friends from other friends. Real friends are there to visit you not your house!» — Jennifer Wilson
«Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.» — Thomas Paine
«Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.» — Harry Emerson Fosdick
«Government should do a few things, and do them right» — George W. Bush
«Religion is more than rite and ritual.» — Yann Martel
«We walk by faith, not by sight.» — Bible
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