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37 Famous Quotes About Life

Life as we know it can be tough at times. But this doesn’t mean that you have to go at it alone. Whenever you’re down in a funk or need some inspiration, we highlighted some famous life quotes that can help get you going. We hope that these quotes can help uplift and give the energy and motivation that you need to kick things back in gear.

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“Everyone you meet is a part of your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay in your life. Some people are just passing through to bring you gifts; either they’re blessings or lessons.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” — Osho

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“At moments when life is at its worst there are two things you can do: 1.) break down, lose hope and refuse to go on while lying face down on the ground banging your fists and kicking your legs,  or 2.) laugh. Bobby and I did the latter.” — Cecelia Ahern

“Find a voice in a whisper.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key.” — C. Joybell

“A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you’re not living in alignment; you’re not being true to yourself.” — Steve Maroboli

“Don’t be trapped by dogma  which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” — Steve Jobs

“We may run, walk, stumble. drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.” — Gloria Gaither

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” — Soren Kierkegaard

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“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” — Madonna

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

“It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” — Brian Tracy

“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path.Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.” — Joseph Campbell

“Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless.” — Maxime Lagacé

“My life is my message.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“My life will be the best illustration of all my work.” — Hans Christian Andersen

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“Changing is what people do when they have no options left.” — Holly Black

“There is no better high than discovery.” — E.O. Wilson

“I love those who can smile in trouble.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” — Omar Khayyam

“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.” — Roy T. Bennett

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

Find your inner star, develop a growth mindset and light that fire that is burning within.

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” — Andre Gide

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching.” — William W. Purkey 

“Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” — Alan Moore

“If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right” — Steve Jobs

“If you want to be a new man you have to stay in new places, and do new things, with people who never knew you before. If you go back to the same old ways, what else can you be but the same old person?” — Joe Abercrombie

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” — Benjamin Franklin

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you.” — Naval Ravikant

“We know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all, for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.” — Albert Einstein

“Life doesn’t require ideals. It requires standards of action.” — Haruki Murakami

“No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.” — Richard Bach

“At your weakest, you end up showing more strength; at your lowest, you are suddenly lifted higher than you’ve ever been. They all border one another, these opposites and show how quickly we can be altered.” — Cecelia Ahern

“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” — Steve Maraboli

We truly hope that these famous quotes about life has helped give you the fuel you need to get back out there, be bold and make things happen!

Which ones were your favorite? Let us know in the comments. Always remember that you have everything that you need inside of your to get everything out of life that you desire. All you need is to tap into that power.

Go forth and conquer!

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