Quotes to Live By

Quotes elicit strong emotions in us and can entirely alter our perception of a situation. These inspirational quotations accomplish all of that and more.

The quotes below can be used as motivation, a pick-me-up, or a guide if your life is going in the wrong direction or when you need to be true to yourself.

130+ Quotes to Live By For Best Life

See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.― E. Lockhart

See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.― E. Lockhart

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.___William Blake


There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.___Paulo Coelho


Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.___Jonathan Lockwood Hule


To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.― Dejan Stojanovic

To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.― Dejan Stojanovic

Honor from death,” I snap, “is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is one that enables life.― Rae Carson


It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.― Dejan Stojanovic


Use the wings of the flying Universe,
Dream with open eyes;
See in darkness.― Dejan Stojanovic


Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed.___Corita Kent


Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.__Steve Jobs


I have this feeling, like I’m waiting for something. But I have no idea what.― Jennifer Niven


The most complicated skill is to be simple.― Dejan Stojanovic

The most complicated skill is to be simple.― Dejan Stojanovic

Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.― Michael A. Singer


You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.___John Bunyan


To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity.___Dejan Stojanovic


If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.___Katharine Hepburn

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.___Katharine Hepburn

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.___Walt Disney


Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself.___Meg Cabot, Glitter Girls and the Great Fake-Out


In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.___Jose Luis Borges


If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.____Milton Berle


I visited many places,
Some of them quite
Exotic and far away,
But I always returned to myself.― Dejan Stojanovic


To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.― Dejan Stojanovic


Success requires no apologies. Failure permits no alibis.___Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.___William Shakespeare

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.___William Shakespeare

The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.___Oprah Winfrey


A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.___H. Stanley Judd


It is never too late to be what you might have been.– George Eliot


Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!___Russell Simmons


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.___Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.___Eleanor Roosevelt

The world, no matter how big, is often smaller than we realize.― Jennifer L. Armentrout


If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.___Jim Rohn


The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.___Bill Copeland


Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.___T.D Jakes


Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are.____Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power


f you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.___Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power


To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.___Dejan Stojanovic

To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.___Dejan Stojanovic

Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.___Eleanor Roosevelt


The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.___Steven Furtick


If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.___Gail Sheehy


One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?___Rachel Carson


Choose people who lift you up. – Michelle Obama

Choose people who lift you up. – Michelle Obama

Run if you can. Walk if you can’t. Crawl if you have to.___Dean Karnazes


Bones heal, pain is temporary, and chicks dig scars.___Evil Kinevil


Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.____Roy Goodman

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.____Roy Goodman

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.___Eric Thomas


A man who flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.___Sador, Children of Húrin


I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.___Jimi Hendrix


Everyone has inside him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!___Anne Frank


The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.___Marcus Aurelius

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away.___Marcus Aurelius

Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it. – Queen Latifah


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.___Maya Angelou


Your mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.___Tsem Tulku Rinpoche


Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.___Harvey Fierstein


If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.___Julia Sorel


Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes.___Walter Kirn

Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes.___Walter Kirn

Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.___Brian Tracy


Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good.___Lucia Capacchione


Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.___Susan Sontag


Be who you are and let everyone love that person. – Wiz Khalifa

Be who you are and let everyone love that person. – Wiz Khalifa

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.___Denzel Washington


I think best in a hot bath, with my head tilted back and my feet up high.___Elizabeth Jane Howard


If you are honest, truthful, and transparent, people trust you. If people trust you, you have no grounds for fear, suspicion or jealousy.___Dalai Lama


Silence your critics. Ignore your haters. Delete your cynics.___Robin Sharma


Money is only a human invention.___Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules


Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.___Paula Andress


You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.___Dale Partridge

You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.___Dale Partridge

You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from an ocean. You are not a stranger here.___Alan Watts


Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon.– Paul Brandt


People are going to tell you who you are your whole life. You just got to punch back and say ‘No, this is who I am.’ You want people to look at you differently? Make them. You want to change things? You’re going to have to go out there and change them yourself—because there are no fairy godmothers in this world.___Emma Swan, Once Upon a Time


Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you’ve had.___F. Scott Fitzgerald


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.___Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.___Martin Luther King Jr.

I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.___Muhammed Ali


More Words to Live By

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.___Walt Whitman

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.___Walt Whitman

Think big.____Doug


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.___Stephen Covey


Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world. – Norman Vincent Peale

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.___C. S. Lewis


Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.____Winston Churchill


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


When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.___H. Jackson Brown

When you can’t change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.___H. Jackson Brown

We have nothing to fear but fear itself. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


If you’re going through hell, keep going.____Winston Churchill


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.__Robert Brault


Men who say it cannot be done should not interrupt men doing it.___Confucius

Men who say it cannot be done should not interrupt men doing it.___Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.____Confucius


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.___Ralph Waldo Emerson


I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.___Jimmy Dean


The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.___Dennis Brown


Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.___Paolo Coelho


The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.___Mark Zuckerberg


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.___Colin Powell


If you want it, become it. – Mastin Kipp

If you want it, become it. – Mastin Kipp

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.___Friedrich Nietzsche


Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.___Albert Schweitzer


Infinity is present in each part. A loving smile contains all art. The motes of starlight spark and dart. A grain of sand holds power and might.___Madeline L’ Engle


Life’s too mysterious to take too serious.___Mary Engelbreit


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.___Mae West


Critical feedback is the breakfast of champions. Defensiveness is the dinner of losers.___Dharmesh Shah


Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.___William James


A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.___Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kasse


Your past does not equal your future. – Tony Robbins


Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.___Aldous Huxley


See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.___E. Lockhart, We Were Liars


Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.___Ralph Waldo Emerson


Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.___C.S. Lewis


Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.___Marie Curie


I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fairytale. If you want me, earn me.___Olivia Pope, Scandal


If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time. – Ted Murphy


Humor and joy contribute to my total well-being.___Louise L. Hay, Heal Your Body A-Z


Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.___George Carlin


Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.___James Arthur Ray


Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure—even the worst—beats the hell out of not trying.___Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy


Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.___Oprah Winfrey


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


It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.___Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa


Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.___Orison Swett Marden


Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. – Teddy Roosevelt


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.___Dr. Seuss


May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect.___Chuck Palahniuk


What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.___Napoleon Hill


It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.____Dejan Stojanovic


Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.___Marie Forleo


You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.___Kim Kiyosaki


Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.


It’s less about learning new things and more about letting go of old things.___Liza Miller


Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. – Henry Ford


The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones that are worth hurting for.___Bob Marley


It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.___Tony Robbins


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.___Seneca


Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.___William Arthur Ward


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.___Mother Teresa


Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.___Helen Keller


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.___Tony Robbins


And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.___Kahlil Gibran


Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. – D. H. Lawrence


If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.___Tony Robbins


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.___Nelson Mandela


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