50 Quotes About Life0

Here are 50 quotes about life. These sayings and opinions might spark your inner fire or enable you to appreciate more of life and living.

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First, let’s find out how these people define life.

What is Life?

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life is like a river

Life is a river, a wise friend told me. It’s flowing. You’re never at the same place twice. – Kamal Ravikant

life is like a game of chess

Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with insight and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are acculated along the way. We become each and every piece within the game called life. – Allan Rufus

life is like a novel

Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page. – Sidney Sheldon

life is an experiment

Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least. – Santosh Kalwar

life is an arrow

Life is an arrow – therefore you must know
What mark to aim at, how to use the bow –
Then draw it to the head and let it go. – Henry Van Dyke

life is learning

Life is a matter of learning one thing after another and the only way to do that is by doing it yourself. – Jay Conrad Levinson

life is what we make of it

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. – Grandma Moses

life is a collection of little lives

Life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. – Nicholas Sparks

life is like a book

Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not read. – Cassandra Clare

life is love

Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. – Sai Baba

life is about chances

Life is all about chances. You might be safer not taking any. But playing it totally safe means you’re only existing. Not living. – Ellen Hopkins

life is a journey that must be travelled

The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation. – Oliver Goldsmith

life is about dancing in the rain

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

life consists of storms of thoughts

Life does not consist mainly – or even largely – of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing through one’s head. – Mark Twain

What is the Purpose of Life?

what is the purpose of life

purpose of life is to live it

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

purpose of life is to discover your gift

The purpose of life is to discover your gift; the work of life is to develop it; and the meaning of life is to give your gift away. – David Viscott

purpose of life is to help others

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama

purpose of life is to be useful

The purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. – Leo C. Rosten

Thoughts to Ponder About Life

quotes about life

be glad of life

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. – Henry Van Dyke

nothing to be feared

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

life has a measure of sorrow

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us. – Steven Tyler

life will hurt

It’s impossible to go through life unscathed. Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments. – Christopher Paolini

hard lessons in life

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. – Source Unknown

be real

You can’t always have the best of everything. Because for a life to be real, you need it all: good and bad, beach and concrete, the familiar and the unknown, big talkers and small towns. – Sarah Dessen

making mistakes

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

art of life

When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences: we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it. – Joan Marques

life has no remote

Life has no remote… Get up and change it yourself. – Mark A. Cooper

pleasure in life

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. – Walter Bagehot

courage in life

Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

life and the comfort zone

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

life is short

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. – Sarah Louise Delany

value of life

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin

life is like a feather

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind. – Shania Twain

inspired life

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

when life hits you with a brick

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. – Steve Jobs

do not be discouraged

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. – Richard L. Evans

do not give up

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up. – Stephen Hawking

life can be difficult

Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life. – Morarji Desai

life is a chance

Take a chance. All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. – Dale Carnegie

make more experiments in life

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

no guarantee in life

The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. – Eminem

stop and look around

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Bueller

slow down and enjoy life

Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. – Eddie Cantor

beauty of life

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. – Marcus Aurelius

life should be touched

Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. – Ray Bradbury

instruction for life

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. – Mary Oliver

rule of life

Rule of life… If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it. – Sophie Kinsella

life is a blessing

See life for what it is – a blessing to be lived – rather than what is so often reduced to; a problem to be fixed. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

life goes on

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on. – Robert Frost

breathing is the key to life

Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life. – Gregory Maguire

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