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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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53 Best Lessons For Life Quotes And Disappointments

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43 Quotes on Life Lessons

Let theses quotes on life lessons encourage you to look at life and learn from others. Find 35 inspiring quotes reflecting the thoughts of others about lessons of life.

  1. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Og Mandino
    Inspirational



  2. I've come to realize that every single day we face moments that are difficult, uncertain, and scary. Your life requires courage. Mel Robbins, The 5 Second Rule
    Quote of The Day



  3. And I believe that there's a lesson in almost everything that you do and every experience, and getting the lesson is how you move forward. Oprah Winfrey, Stanford's Commencement Ceremony Sunday, June 15, 2008
    Moving Forward



  4. The minute you get away from fundamentals - whether it's proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation - the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you're doing. Michael Jordan
    Motivational



  5. Over the years I've come to realize that mistakes are just lessons, life lessons almost like school. Once you've learned a lesson in class, you move on to the next lesson because now you know it. Well mistakes are exactly the same. Rashard Royster, Mistakes
    Mistake




  6. One man's fault is another man's lesson. Maltese Proverb
    Encouraging



  7. . . Richard Branson struggled through life as a kid and how he experienced failures but didn't let it faze him. His story is something anyone can learn life lessons from. Norbert Richards, Richard Branson Unofficial
    Failure



  8. But war is also an incredible teacher - a brutal instructor. We learned lessons in war, written in blood, about sorrow, loss, and pain. Jocko Willink, The Dichotomy of Leadership
    War



  9. One important thing to consider is that we are born ready to give and receive love, but our life lessons get in the way of experiencing this gift. TJ Gibbs, Get Ready For Love
    Life



  10. If we have no end goal in mind, we are simply leaving it to chance that our life will follow a favorable path and that we will reach a desirable destination. Steve Gold, Elon Musk: The Business & Life Lessons Of A Modern Day Renaissance Man
    Goals



  11. One of the most important secrets of life that will be more contented is the act of gratitude and being grateful for the things you have in your life. It is so natural to get caught on the continually needing more prepare, that we don't stop to welcome the things that we have now. Adam Green, Greatest Life Lessons, Observations and Motivational Quotes from Bill Gates
    Gratitude



  12. Think of each failure, each heartache, and each loss in your life as a lesson in courage and resilience. Kate Anderson, 100 Positive Morning Thoughts
    Courage



  13. Life's lessons take a lifetime to learn, that's just how it is in life's classroom. But as we learn, we teach others. We are all teachers in the school of life. Olive Steele, And When We Pray
    Teacher



  14. Every relationship offers one of two things: a lesson or a blessing. In many instances, the lesson is the ultimate blessing. Anquanette Gaspard, Blink &You Will Miss It
    Relationship



  15. Life is an adventure and getting wherever you are going is half the fun. Amy, All Good Things Take Time
    Adventure



  16. Yep, we can all learn plenty from each other - even those we think don't know as much as we do - if we can just set our egos aside. There's no shortage of lessons. We're all each others' students and teachers. John Penberthy, To Bee or Not to Bee
    Learning



  17. My greatest life lessons have not come from any achievements I have attained but rather from the failures, heartaches, and setbacks that I have experienced. Dr. Marshall Hennington, Words of Wisdom For My Daughter
    Achievement



  18. It is, therefore, my considered opinion that for those of us who genuinely believe that we were destined for greatness, that we are the best versions of what God actually created, and that the only direction that we will always move is a direction that leads us to ultimate success. . . Abraham Mutwol, The 26 Inspiring Life Lessons from Barack Obama
    Greatness



  19. "May you learn lots in the coming year. May life lessons be ones that you see. On your birthday we wish only the best for you today and throughout the coming year." Catherine Pulsifer
    Birthday



  20. But where the learning becomes greater is when we face adversity. That is when some of life's greatest lessons teach us so much more than if we got to the top and stayed there. ... And, you will also find successful people will tell you that the greatest lessons learned is when they faced adversity. Catherine Pulsifer, Adversity An Advantage
    Successful




  21. It's not the mistake that matters, it's how you interpret the lesson. Michelle C. Ustaszeski
    Motivational Poems



  22. No matter how diligent you are about teaching your children right from wrong, the truth is that the majority of the lessons they learn from you will be the ones you teach without meaning to. Brittany Ann, Putting God First
    Children



  23. My father taught me a good lesson: Don't get to low when things go wrong. And don't get too high when things are good. Robert Perish
    Good



  24. Not only do we need models to grow, we also need mentors. Mentors are people who've followed Christ longer than we have and are able to share life lessons. Rick Warren
    Sharing



  25. Her life was not easy, yet she was a living example of someone who did the best with what life handed her. Thank you, Mom. We will always be grateful for the life lessons you taught and the love you shared. Sandra Bullock Smith, Trading Places
    Mother



  26. One of the best things about finally showing courage is that you inspire those around you to do the same. Olivia Benjamin, Billy Graham: 70 Greatest Life Lessons
    Quotes about Inspiring Others




  27. Learn the lesson of thanksgiving. It is due to God, it is due to ourselves. Thanksgiving for the past makes us trustful in the present and hopeful for the future. What He has done is the pledge of what He will do. A. C. A. Hall
    Thanksgiving



  28. One never knows what small changes we make over time that can benefit many others. Sometimes, it is little more than a friendly gesture to help someone who is struggling at work and who goes on to achieve great things. Byron Pulsifer, A Lesson in Life
    Change



  29. Tis past, 'tis over, deem it dead;
    accept the lesson, look ahead.
    No wan regrets, fresh hope instead.
    Wilhelmina Stitch, The Mistake
    Poems about Life



  30. The best lesson anyone can learn from business school is an awareness of what it can't teach you - all the ins and outs of everyday business life. Mark H. McCormack, What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School
    Best



  31. It's a funny thing about remembering incidents that happened years ago and some of these incidents taught us a great lesson. Byron Pulsifer, Going To Sleep Did Not Help
    Memory



  32. My father taught me that one of the most important abilities in life is to be able to take the pain and persevere, and for years this lesson had served me well. Yanni
    Perseverance



  33. ... finding failures reveals what not to do and this discovery is a key lesson to understand. Byron Pulsifer, Dreams To Reality
    Words of Encouragement



  34. The biggest lesson I've learned . . . was that if you have all the fresh water you want to drink and all the food you want to eat, you ought never to complain about anything. Eddie Rickenbacker
    Complaining



  35. If failure should visit you, never quit. The greatest lessons can be learned through failure. Why is this? It is because failure shows you what went wrong and what went right. Within each failure are the seeds of success Catherine Pulsifer, Good Luck On Your Test
    Never Quit



  36. One lesson that we must continue to relearn is not to be afraid to ask for help from people who are doing the things we want to do, going the places we want to go, and being the person we want to become. David DeNotaris
    Questioning



  37. The failure of Virgin Cola taught Branson an important lesson about the difficulties of taking on genuinely strong competitors: humility can be just as importance as confidence. George Ilian, Richard Branson: The Life and Business Lessons of Richard Branson
    Confidence




  38. The essential lesson I've learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you're not here as a human being only. You're a spiritual being having a human experience. Wayne Dyer
    Being Yourself



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11 Wise Lessons – Essential Wisdom for Life

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Fashion icon, socialite, and artist Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95. "Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman who loved life and lived it on her own terms," her son, Anderson Cooper, said in a CNN broadcast after confirming her passing. "What an extraordinary life. What an extraordinary mom. What an incredible woman."

In honor of her life, take a look back at some of Gloria's greatest quotes on happiness, love, and the power of supporting other women, here:

On living with purpose:

"We are not put on this earth to see through one another. We are put on this earth to see one another through."

On supporting other women:

"I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success."

On happiness:

"To be happy—one must find one's bliss”

On hope:

"You must always have great, secret, big fat hopes for yourself in love and in life. The bigger, the better.”

On death:

"Death is the price you paid for being born."

On not worrying about what other people think:

"I've never let myself dwell on what other people think of me. You can never change their minds so why waste time trying?"

On love:

"I’m always in love. If it’s not with a man, it’s something else. I love beauty. I love the sky I see outside your window. There’s so much beauty in the world."

On the perils of fame:

"The craving to be famous is like an insidious disease, no matter how well known you become it's never enough, it never satisfies."

On life:
"I have a tremendous appetite for life; the phone rings and your whole life could change."

On living with pain:

"I think that without pain, we can't know what joy is. And that is very sustaining for me because that is what life is. If we don't have pain, we don't have joy and if we don't have pain, we don't know that we're alive."

On maintaining mystery in the age of social media:

"I think less is probably more where Instagram is concerned. These days people seem to want to show every little thing about themselves, where is the fun in that? There is nothing wrong with a little mystery, is there?"

On being truthful:

"If one is telling the truth, there’s nothing to fear. It’s very freeing."

On home decor:

"Decorating is autobiography."

On the importance of art:

"Art brings a message into a room. It should make us perceive in a new way—either through color, form or narrative content—something we had not perceived before. And perhaps reveal something to you about yourself.

Maggie MaloneyAssociate Digital EditorMaggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family.

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100+ Short quotes about life lessons

  • Life always offer a second chance, it is called tomorrow
  • Make a mistake once and it becomes a lesson. Make the same mistake twice and it becomes a choice.
  • Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.
  • My life. My choices. My mistakes. My lessons.
  • Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s next.
  • Some people come in your life as blessings; some come in your life as lessons.
  • Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.
  • You have a choice to live your best life every day, no matter the circumstances.
  • Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% of how we react to it.
  • Remember it’s just a bad day not a bad life.
  • Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
  • In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life, It Goes On
  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things.
  • Live your life and forget your age.
  • You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.
  • Every new day is another chance to change your life.
  • Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.
  • A man who chases two rabbits catches neither.
  • All of us have a destination to reach but how we go through the journey makes all the difference.
  • Art teaches you the philosophy of life, and if you can’t learn it from art, you can’t learn it at all. It shows you that there is no perfection.  There is light, and there is shadow.  Everything is in half tint.
  • As we grow up, life teaches us hard truths that we need to understand.
  • Be careful who open up to. Only a few people genuinely care.  The rest are just curious to have hidden motives.
  • Be like a tree. Stay grounded.  Connect with your roots.  Turn over a new leaf.  Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique natural beauty.  Keep growing.
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
  • Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you.
  • Before you act, listen. Before you react, think.  Before you spend, earn.  Before you criticize, wait.  Before you pray, forgive.  Before you quit, try.
  • Being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.
  • Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
  • Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.
  • Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.
  • Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
  • Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
  • Direction is so much more important than speed. Many are going nowhere fast.
  • Distance in relationships can cause you to miss someone so much that it helps you to realize how much that persons means to you.
  • Don’t allow something to make you feel like you’re not good enough.
  • Don’t become too attached to outcomes or beliefs. Remain open to all possibilities and ideas.
  • Don’t give up on love, because there is always someone who loves you, even if it’s not the person who was hoping for.
  • Don’t let people tell you the sky is the limit, when there’s a footprint on the moon.
  • Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.
  • Don’t lose your present to your past.
  • Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
  • Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.
  • Every exit has an entry somewhere … Every end has a new beginning … Every dark cloud has a silver lining … Smile and stay healthy. Never leave hope … Life means possibilities.
  • Every experience is meant to teach you something new.
  • Every one you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.
  • Everything in life is easier when you don’t concern yourself with what everybody else is doing.
  • Everything you do now is for your future. Think about that.
  • Failure is not the opposite of success. It is part of success.
  • Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.
  • Give but don’t allow yourself to be used. Love but don’t allow your heart to be abused.  Trust but don’t be naïve.  Listen to others but don’t lose your own voice.
  • Give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence.
  • Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.
  • Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people.
  • I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I am here, and I am important.  I am not going to run after people to prove that matter.
  • If you are awake you are blessed. Life is a priceless gift, appreciate every minute of it.
  • If you want something in life, you must do the work to get it. There are rarely shortcuts.
  • In the end people will judge you anyway, so don’t live your life impressing others, live your life impressing yourself.
  • It’s better to look back on life and say: “I can’t believe I did that” than to look back and say: “I wish I did that”.
  • Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you’re about to give up hope.
  • Learn from every mistake, because every experience, particularly your mistakes, are there to teach you and force you into being more of who you are.
  • Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
  • Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain.
  • Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly.  Love truly.  Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.
  • Life is so ironic, it takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
  • Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.
  • Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.
  • Love all. Trust few.  Everything’s real but not everyone’s true.
  • Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
  • Loyalty is hard to find. Trust is easy to lose.  Actions speak louder than words.
  • Make mistakes, take chances, be silly, be imperfect, trust yourself and follow your heart.
  • Maturity doesn’t mean age. It means sensitivity, manners and how you react.
  • Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
  • Never be a prisoner of your past, it was just a lesson not a life sentence.
  • Never force anything. Just let it be.  If it’s meant to be, it will be.
  • Never give up until you’ve given out all your very best. It’s better to fail trying than wondering what could have happened if you tried.
  • Never say you have failed until you have reached your last attempt, and never say it’s your last attempt until you have succeeded.
  • Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips.  Sometimes it’s best to be quiet.
  • No matter how many degrees we have or what kind of education we received, there are some things that only life can teach us – lessons that we only learn in the school of life.
  • No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.
  • No matter who tries to teach you lessons about life, you won’t understand it until you go through it on your own.
  • No regrets in life. Just lessons learned.
  • No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn’t bring you what you want, it taught you what you don’t want.
  • Not everyone is meant to be in your future. Some people are just passing through to teach you lessons in life.
  • Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work.
  • Once your life is expression of your blissfulness, you will not be in conflict with anyone.
  • One of the most important things in life is to ignore most of what people say. Watch what they do instead.
  • Only foods let compliments get to their head and criticism get to their heart.
  • Paths to meaningful life: (1) Use time wisely and well. (2) Love a lifetime of learning.  (3) Nurture your passions.  (4) Transform shyness into social engagement.  (5)  Remake your image.  (6) Become a positive deviant.  (7) Train yourself to become an everyday hero.
  • People usually change for two reasons. It’s either they have learnt lot, or they have been hurt a lot.
  • Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.
  • Reward loyalty with loyalty. I reward disloyalty with distance.
  • Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours.
  • Some of the best things in life are mistakes.
  • Some people will have to learn how to appreciate you by losing you.
  • Some times in life, your situation will keep repeating itself until you learn your lesson.
  • Sometimes life is too hard to be alone and sometimes it is too good to be alone.
  • Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we don’t think we needed to know.
  • Sometimes the most important life lessons are the ones we end up learning the hard way.
  • Sometimes the sad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
  • Sometimes there is no next time, no timeouts, and no second chances. Sometime it’s now or never.
  • Sometimes things that hurt you most, teach you the greatest lessons of life.
  • Sometimes we have to let go of the life we have planned, to have the life that is waiting for us.
  • Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.
  • Stop expecting loyalty from people who can’t even give you honesty.
  • Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t and start loving yourself for everything you already are.
  • Temporary happiness isn’t worth long term pain.
  • The art of being happy is to be satisfied with what you have.
  • The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you.
  • The first step to living the life that you want is leaving the life that you don’t want.
  • The greatest lesson I have learned in life is that I still have a lot to learn.
  • The happiest people do not necessarily have the best things. They simply appreciate the things they have.
  • The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the; don’t give up in the middle.
  • The secret of being happy is accepting where you are life and making the most out of every day.
  • The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
  • The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
  • The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.
  • The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.
  • The worst thing in life is attachment. It hurts when you lose it.  The best thing in life is loneliness.  It teaches you everything and when you lose it, you get everything.
  • There are two types of paints, one that hurts you and the other that changes you.
  • There comes a time when you have to stop remembering your mistakes and move on. No regrets in life just lessons.
  • There is a time to be a nice person. And there’s a time to say enough is enough.
  • Two things define us; our patience when we have nothing and our attitude when we have everything.
  • We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.
  • We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
  • When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.
  • When someone sees you at your worst and still thinks you look your best that is someone worth keeping.
  • When you fully trust someone without any doubt, you finally get one of two results:  A person for life or a lesson for life.
  • You can lie down for people to walk on you and they will still complain that you are not flat enough. Just live your life.
  • You can’t do anything well if you don’t believe you can.
  • You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
  • You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you are not happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy any place.
  • You will see other’s true colors when you are no longer beneficial to their life.
  • Your life is a result of choices you make. If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.
  • Your life is a result of the choices you make … If you don’t like your life it is time to start making better choices.
  • Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

 

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