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Wisdom need not always be verbose. In fact, some of the wisest, most memorable quotes by famous people are pretty darn short, yet they pack.

Here, we bring you wise sayings from Chartcons, an extensive collection of inspirational, motivational and funny quotations by famous authors, celebrities and scholars

Wisdom is profitable to the wise and in all you get, you must try and get wisdom. In life, we are faced with different choices to make at different times, sometimes it is confusing to determine which choice to make, but a man of wisdom always makes good choices and seldom makes mistakes. Here are some good wise sayings for you.

A Collection of Old and New Wise Sayings

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

2. “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” John C. Maxwell

3. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” Soren Kierkegaard

4. “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” Wayne Dyer

5. Adolescence: When youth assumes the responsibility for answering the phone.

6. Adult education often begins with a teenage marriage.

7. Alimony is sometimes known as bounty on the mutiny.

8. Alimony is the high cost of leaving.

9. All children, even those who don’t deserve it, need love.

10. All people are equal but it’s what they’re equal to that counts.10.

11. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

12. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Mahatma Gandhi

13. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius

14. “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

15. “There are three constants in life…change, choice and principles.” Stephen Covey

16. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz

17. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James

18. “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” Scott Hamilton

19. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr.

20. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them–that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu

21. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy

22. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” Albert Einstein

23. “When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.” Eleanor Roosevelt

24. “God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire

25. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

26. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

28. “Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you in life.” John F. Kennedy

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29. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

30. “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” Brian Tracy

31. “Today is life–the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.” Dale Carnegie

32. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” Tony Robbins

33. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost

34. “There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

35. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn

36. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

37. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

38. “Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” C. S. Lewis

39. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

40. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison

41. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart

42. A person with a green thumb seldom paints a town red.

43. A gossip is one who keeps a swivel tongue in her head.

44. A kiss is a contraction of the mouth due to an enlargement of the heart.

45. A lawyer is one who is summoned when a felon needs a friend.

46. A lot of happiness is overlooked because it doesn’t cost anything.

47. One person cannot hold another person down without stooping.

48. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” Eleanor Roosevelt

49. “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho

50. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.” Thomas Jefferson

More Inspiring Wise Sayings

51. “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

52. “Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” Les Brown

53. “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller

54. “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” Aristotle

56. “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

57. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” Billy Graham

58. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” Rosa Parks

59. A fool empties his head every time he opens his mouth.

60. A friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same.

61. A friend who is not in need could be a friend indeed.

62. A girl who is free for the evening could be very expensive.

63. All the world loves a lover–unless waiting for the phone he’s using.

64. All too often a clear conscience is merely the result of a bad memory.

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65. “My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose–somehow we win out.” Ronald Reagan

66. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” Vivian Komori

67. A diplomat is one who can bring home the bacon without spilling the beans.

68. A dog has many friends because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

69. A dogmatic person always has concrete opinions thoroughly mixed and permanently set.

70. A false friend and a shadow attend only when the sun shines.

71. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

72. A first grade teacher is one who knows how to make little things count.

73. A folk singer is a person who gets rich singing about how wonderful it is to be poor.

74. All too often you read the directions only to find out what you did wrong.

75. Almost invariably a successful man appears simple but is very wise.

76. A good example of give and take is to take pains to give happiness.

77. A good father, finding his son on the wrong track, will provide switching facilities.

78. A good idea that is shared with others will live forever.

79. A good listener is not only popular, but he learns while he listens.

80. A good reputation is precious, but a good character is priceless.

81. A good salesman is one who convinces his wife she looks fat in a fur coat.

82. A gossip is one who has a sense of rumor.

83. A mere suggestion, when made by the boss, often assumes the importance of a command.

84. A mysterious envelope will be mailed to you with a little window in it. Pay it.

85. A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.

86. A person who shows promise has learned how to keep them.

87. A person is not rewarded for having brains, but only for using them.

88. You soon learn how little you know when a child begins to ask questions.

89. A man too often shows his worst side to his better half.

90. A person who cannot lead and will not follow invariable obstructs.

91. If you are contented with what you have done, you will never reach your potential.

92. If you are in love with yourself, you will never have many rivals.

93. A person who is wrong but won’t admit it often gets angry.

94. Your character is measured by what you would do if you knew you wouldn’t be found out.

95. A philosopher is a man who knows exactly what to do until it happens to him.

96. A practical nurse is one who marries a wealthy patient.

97. A rabbit’s foot is a poor substitute for horse sense.

98. A raving beauty is a girl who finished second in a beauty contest.

99. A shady business never results in a sunny life.

100. A sick man who takes a turn for the nurse is getting better.

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100 Wise Sayings, Wisdom Sayings and Life Quotes

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Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old wisdom quotes, wisdom sayings, and wisdom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.      

Chinese Proverb

Justice is truth in action.      

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners.      

Virgin Islander (on friendship)

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he'll eat forever.      

Chinese Proverb

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.      

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.      

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Lost time is never found again.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The wise understand by themselves; fools follow the reports of others.      

Tibetan (on wisdom)

One should speak little with others and much with oneself.      

Danish (on the conduct of life)

When you say one thing, the clever person understands three.      

Chinese (on wisdom)

Plan your life like you will live forever, and live your life like you will die the next day.      

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Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.      

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom.      

Lord John Russell (1792-1878)

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Looking for the best wisdom quotes? We’ve compiled an amazing list of top 120 famous inspirational wisdom quotes and sayings.

120 Inspirational Quotes About Wisdom


120

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine


119

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson


118

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Dale Turner


117

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James


116

“Cleverness is not wisdom.” – Euripides


115

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon


114

“The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.” – Ivan Panin


113

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


112

“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.” – Cat Cora


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“True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.” – Kiana Tom


110

“Wisdom outweighs any wealth.” – Sophocles


109

“Wisdom begins at the end.” – Daniel Webster


108

“He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.” – Mary Wilson Little


107

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas


106

“The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.” – William Scott Downey


105

“Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.” – Thomas J. Watson


104

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” – Eckhart Tolle


103

“Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.” – Plato


102

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


101

“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” – Elbert Hubbard


100

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt


99

“In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.” – Lucille Ball


98

“Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.” – M. Scott Peck


97

“When you’re used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.” – Mayim Bialik


96

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


95

“Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.” – Herman Hesse


94

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau


93

“Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” – William Wordsworth


92

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams


91

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon


90

“There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius


89

“Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.” – Orison Swett Marden


88

“Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” – Aeschylus


87

“Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.” – William Temple


86

“Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.” – Paul Engle


85

“The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


84

“Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.” – Sophocles


83

“Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.” – Franz Grillparzer


82

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” – Sophocles


81

“There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.” – Amy Grant


80

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant


79

“We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.” – Robert E. Lee


78

“Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.” – Sidney Hook


77

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


76

“Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.” – Euripides


75

“Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.” – Octavio Paz


74

“It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.” – Epictetus


73

“Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.” – Charles Stanley


72

“Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.” – Walter Benjamin


71

“Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.” – Zhuangzi


70

“I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.” – Nina Totenberg


69

“With age comes common sense and wisdom.” – Nas


68

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey


67

“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


66

“The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.” – Joseph Smith, Jr.


65

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates


64

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.” – Aesop


63

“Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.” – Samuel Smiles


62

“If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.” – William Butler Yeats


61

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” – Plutarch


60

“Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.” – Peter Conrad


59

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens


58

“There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.” – Francis Bacon


57

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau


56

“Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.” – Paul Greengrass


55

“Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.” – Sophocles


54

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins


53

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” – Moliere


52

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.” – Wilson Mizner


51

“I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.” – Cherie Lunghi


50

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” – Socrates


49

“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


48

“Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.” – Yoko Ono


47

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” – Benjamin Franklin


46

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens


45

“Wisdom sails with wind and time.” – John Florio


44

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” – Brian O’Driscoll


43

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” – Khalil Gibran


42

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix


41

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


40

“Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.” – Plautus


39

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey


38

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw


37

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” – Marilyn vos Savant


36

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu


35

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates


34

“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett


33

“The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.” – Reinhold Niebuhr


32

“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” – Aeschylus


31

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha


30

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” – William Blake


29

“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus


28

“Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.” – Saadi


27

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius


26

“Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.” – Liu Xiaobo


25

“Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.” – Plato


24

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr


23

“Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” – Euripides


22

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


21

“The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.” – Louise L. Hay


20

“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.” – Publilius Syrus


19

“Who is wise in love, love most, say least.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


18

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


17

“To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.” – Samuel Johnson


16

“We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.” – Marcia Fudge


15

“Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!” – William Eardley IV


14

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Aeschylus


13

“No man was ever wise by chance.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


12

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


11

“Wisdom is found only in truth.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


10

“You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.” – Herbie Hancock


9

“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.” – Isaac D’Israeli


8

“If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.” – Leo Buscaglia


7

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


6

“Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


5

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles


4

“Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.” – William J. Clinton


3

“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” – Thomas Jefferson


2

“Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.” – Laurence Sterne


1

“We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.” – Arthur Helps

Let these wise quotes remind you of life lessons that bring us wisdom and build our When looking for wise words, the best ones often come from our elders.

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140 Wise Quotes About Love, Life, and Loving Friendships

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Life is a gift.

When we embrace all that life has to offer, we can achieve success both personally and professionally. One way to do this is to surround ourselves with love.  Love with a romantic partner, love for family and friends, and love for living life to the fullest.  When we set our goals to focus on what's truly important, it's easy to find meaning with our daily actions.

That's why in this post, you will discover 140 great quotes that focus on all aspects of love (i.e. romantic love, great friendships, and love for experiencing all that life has to offer.) And wise quotes about everything in between.

To help you out, we have separated this post into five sections, with a few large picture quotes to share with your loved ones.

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What You Will Learn

What is the Meaning of Love?

If you have chosen to be your best even when the other person you are with isn't at their best, then you have chosen to love this person, and this person is likely your best friend. Love is more than a feeling; it should also be considered an enacted emotion.

And if you'd like to take your romance to the next level, then we recommend two things: 

  1. Create a few of the 21 relationship goals that we cover here.
  2. Scheduling regular date nights with your significant other.

Remember: Love is kindness, and love is an adventure.  So let's learn more about this by checking out the following short inspirational quotes:

Love Quotes and Sayings

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”– Lao Tzu

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”– Victor Hugo

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”– Lucille Ball

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.”– Richard Warren

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart.”– Helen Keller

“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”– Thomas Merton

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

​“Love is a friendship set to music.”– Joseph Campbell

​“In order to be happy oneself, it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”– Theodor Reik

“We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.”– George W. Melville

“Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baican

“Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, love protects you from age.”– Jeanne Moreau

“You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”– Sam Keen

​“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”– Albert Ellis

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” – Neil Gaiman

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”– William Shakespeare

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. Sometimes love blinds us, other times it lets us see.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein

“If you have it, Love, you don’t need to have anything else, and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.” – James M. Barrie

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Menken

“Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” – Thomas Mann

“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The mind cannot long act the role of the heart.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

“This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“Forgiveness is the final form of love.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4

“Whoso loves believes the impossible.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” – Rumi

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“What will survive of us is love.” – Philip Larkin

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.' … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” – Maya Angelou

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron

“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.” – Dorothy Parker

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.” – Seneca

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” – Lao Tzu

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” – Henry Miller

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are most alive when we're in love.” – John Updike

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens

“Love alone can rekindle life.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

“Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” – Madame de Stael

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

“Nobody has ever measured — not even poets — how much love the human heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

“Never love anybody that treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” – Joan Crawford

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James Baldwin

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.” – Dodie Smith

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.” – Sophocles

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” – E. M. Forster

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C. S. Lewis

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy

“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.” – Mitch Albom

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” – e. e. cummings

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

Want some more wise quotes related to love? Check out some of these affirmation and quote posts dealing with self-love, happiness, and all the good stuff in life.

The Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? That is a question we aren't sure can really be answered fully. But a good way to describe life is to find meaning in everything you do and learn to love every aspect of your daily routine. Put simply: You to understand “your why” behind everything that you do.

Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence.” The following inspirational quotes about life may be just what you need today:

Wise Quotes About Life

“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

​“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

​“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”– Voltaire

“There is no life as complete as the life that is lived by choice.” – Shad Helmstetter

​“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw

“No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” – Winston Churchill

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”– Abraham Lincoln

​“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”– Les Brown

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

​“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”– Dale Carnegie

​“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”– Alexander Graham Bell

​“An unexamined life is not worth living.”– Socrates

​“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim Rohn

​“You can never plan the future by the past.”– Edmund Burke

​“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”– Dennis P. Kimbro

​“At the end of their lives, people assess how they've done not in terms of their income but in terms of their spirit, and I beg you to do the same, even if those who came before sometimes failed to do so.”– Anna Quindlen

“Life is much more fun if you live it in the spirit of play and collaboration, working with instead of against others.” – Wally Amos

​“Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.”– Vivian Komori

​“In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”– Robert Frost

​The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”– W. M. Lewis

“Almost all of the research strongly supports the benefits of using humor to maximize living.” – Mary Kay Morrison

​“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”– Denis Waitley

​“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”– Vince Lombardi

Quotes on Loving Life

One of the sad things in life is that we don’t live our life backward, Benjamin Button style. How great would it be to couple the wisdom of age with the energy of youth by living backward?

Unfortunately, that is not the way things work.

In life, we gain important pieces of wisdom through experience and practicing a few of the 23 strategies for daily self-improvement.

All that said, there is a lot of wisdom that can be found by looking at quotes from people who have learned to love life.  Here are a few of our favorites:

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?” – Robert Frost

“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.” – Brian Rathbone

“The problem is that when you get it, you're too damned old to do anything about it.”​– Jimmy Connors

“All teachings are mere references. The true experience is living your own life. Then, even the holiest of words are only words.”– Ming-Dao Deng

“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore

“…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”– Patrick Süskind

“…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”– Patrick Süskind

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” ​– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nothing ever becomes real 'til it is experienced.” – John Keats

“He who has a way to live can bear almost anyhow.”​– Friedrich Nietzsche

“I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”– Thomas Carlyle

“I am not what happened to me; I am what I choose to become.”– C.G. Jung

“Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience, and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” ​– Auguste Rodin

“People never learn anything by being told; they have to find out for themselves.”– Paulo Coelho

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”– John Gardner

“Life isn't sure; life is scary. It doesn't mean you stop living it.”– Susan May Warren

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff

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

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”– Stephen Chbosky

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.”– Pete Seeger

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”– Harold Kushner

“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.”– Harold Kushner

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”– William Faulkner

The Meaning of Friendship

One thing that life experiences teach us is that you never get “something for nothing”.

Even when you are only dealing with yourself, having some sort of a reason for doing an action is integral to the success of that action. Perhaps you can think of it as “bribing yourself”.

To see what I’m talking about, check out these 155 Methods of Rewarding Yourself.

Love is another area where time and experience bring wisdom. Love is something most people are looking for, either directly or indirectly.

The following wise quotes talk about the importance of forming lifelong friendships that enrich and enhance your daily routine. In essence, when you have great friends, you’ll surround yourself with great conversations where you can know one another on a deep level.    

When discovering the real meaning of friendship, you need to realize that the friendship goes beyond simply sharing your time together; it is sharing long-lasting time together while developing a meaningful connection.

However, it is also important to remember that friendship can mean different things to different people, but it is all around inspiring as you will see by all of the inspiring quotes we have included below:

​Quotes About Friendship ​

​“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condie

​“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler

​“Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.” – Oscar Wilde

“Make a friend when you don't need one.” – Jamaican Proverb

​“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

“No friendship is an accident.” – O. Henry

​“Friends are God's way of taking care of us.” – Author unknown

​True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.” – David Tyson

​“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

“The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert

“Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.” – Miles Franklin

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

​“Friendship is the most constant, the most enduring the most basic part of love.” – Ed Cunningham

Some of these quotes on friendship are wonderful. In some ways, I feel good friendship can be as important as love. Actually, friendship can be a form of love itself.

When it comes to habits, one of the most important aspects of friendship is the “mirror” a good friend can provide, like in the George Herbert wise friendship quote above.

This “mirror” is essentially accountability and is one of the single most powerful tools for achieving success with your habits. Find out more about accountability and what it can do for you here.

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Final Thoughts on These Love Quotes

Love is all around us!  Whether it’s your partner, family, friends, or even the activities you enjoy on a deep level, you can find plenty of examples of this powerful emotion.  Hopefully, these love quotes inspired you and gave you something to think about.

And if you like these quotes, then be sure to check out the others that we have:

Thanks for checking out this wisdom, love, and friendship quote post.  I would appreciate it if you would save your favorite quote on your “go-to” social media platform. And hope you are having a wonderful, loving day!

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