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Looking for famous quotes on life, love, and success? Check out 108 famous quotes from celebrities, leaders, and visionaries to get inspired today.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale Click to tweet

Those who realize their folly are not true fools. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard Click to tweet

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet


Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Elizabeth Kenny Click to tweet

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller Click to tweet

Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. Snoopy Click to tweet

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The Best Life Quotes

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My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca

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

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

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

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

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

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. Samuel Butler

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. William W. Purkey Click to tweet

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

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

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

Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love. Maxime Lagacé

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. Gustave Flaubert

Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside. Kamal Ravikant

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

Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live. Naval Ravikant

I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane. Zsa Zsa Gabor

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things. Kenneth Branagh

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it. Helen Mirren

Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. Bruce Lee

Get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King Click to tweet

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. Bob Marley

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

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

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski (This is one of my favorite life quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

Part 2. Life Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Life Quotes (Einstein, Keller, Thoreau, etc.)

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller Click to tweet

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. St. Augustine

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

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

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

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

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

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Babe Ruth

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Short Life Quotes

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Love the life you live. Live the life you love. Bob Marley Click to tweet

Keep calm and carry on. Winston Churchill

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

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

Life is short, death is forever. Chuck Palahniuk

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. Robert Frost Click to tweet

Life is short but it is wide. This too shall pass. Rebecca Wells

The greatest pleasure of life is love. Euripides

Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

Life can be simple and beautiful. Focus on the good things. Maxime Lagacé

Life is a long lesson in humility. James M. Barrie

It’s better to dance than to march through life. Yoko Ono

We are who we choose to be. Green Goblin

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Inspirational, Beautiful And Positive Life Quotes

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I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso Click to tweet

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

Relentlessly prune bullshit, don’t wait to do things that matter, and savor the time you have. That’s what you do when life is short. Paul Graham

No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most. Naval Ravikant

Play iterated games. All the returns in life, whether in wealth, relationships, or knowledge, come from compound interest. Naval Ravikant

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before. Albert Einstein

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life. T.S. Eliot

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. Indira Gandhi

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow. Neil Strauss

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. Tony Robbins

Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman

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

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. Barbara Sher

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will. Paul Gauguin

Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin Click to tweet

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William James

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

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way. Henry Ford

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell

I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein

Uplifting And Positive Life Quotes (Some Will Make You Smile)

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The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen Click to tweet

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone see its. Confucius

Try to enjoy the great festival of life with other men! Epictetus

Remember: the more you expect things to be a certain way, the more disappointed you’ll be. Accept life as it is. You’ll be free. Maxime Lagacé

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer. Albert Camus

When you arise in the morning think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. Thich Nhat Hanh

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant. Paulo Coelho (Eleven Minutes)

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. Henry Miller

Every second you have on this planet is very precious and it’s your responsibility that you’re happy. Naval Ravikant

Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

I will go anywhere as long as it’s forward. David Livingston

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. Walter Hagen

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson

You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it. Hillary Clinton

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Zhuangzi

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward. Helen Keller

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

The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. Dalai Lama

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. Marilyn Monroe

There is only one happiness in life – to love and to be loved. George Sand

Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way! Dr. Seuss

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. Mario Fernandez

Funny Life Quotes (Some Will Surprise You)

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Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski Click to tweet

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. Kurt Vonnegut

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles Schulz

Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. Ellen DeGeneres

All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain

When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. Mark Twain

When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. Cathy Guisewite

Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something. William Goldman

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often. Oliver Herford

I can resist everything except temptation. Oscar Wilde

The planet is fine. The people are fucked. George Carlin Click to tweet

The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept. George Carlin

I love deadlines, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams

Never trust people who smile constantly. They’re either selling something or not very bright. Laurell K. Hamilton

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. Robert A Heinlein

If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Jim Carrey

What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife. Rodney Dangerfield

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Deep And Emotional Life Quotes (Some Will Make You Think)

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Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand. Jack London Click to tweet

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. Charles Dickens

The flavor of life is on the edge. Naval Ravikant

We are evolved to search for meaning but ultimately life has none. Naval Ravikant

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Tyler Durden (Fight Club)

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him. Arthur Schopenhauer

The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it. Arthur Schopenhauer

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back. Charlie Brown

What gives meaning are challenges. A beautiful life is a meaningful. Say yes to challenges. Maxime Lagacé

Real education starts when you realize that life is wild and you know nothing about it. Maxime Lagacé

Nobody can predict the future; the idea is to have a firm grasp of the present. Peter F. Drucker

The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it. Carl Jung

We’re not meant to consume infinite news, porn and food. We live in an era of too much abundance. This is the modern struggle. There is so much of an abundance of cheap, fake, instant dopamine and meaning. How do you motivate yourself to do the real thing any more? Naval Ravikant

We no longer live life. We consume it. Vicki Robin (Your Money Or Your Life)

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell

Happiness is not the surplus of pleasant over unpleasant moments. Rather happiness consists in seeing one’s life in its entirety as meaningful and worthwhile. Yuval Noah Harari

As Nietzsche put it, if you have a WHY to live, you can bear almost any “HOW”. A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is. Yuval Noah Harari

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. Unknown

Life is a storm that will test you unceasingly. Don’t wait for calm waters that may not arrive. Derive purpose from resilience. Learn to sail the raging sea. Unknown

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan

Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems. Mark Manson

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. William Barclay

Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything. Ralph Marston

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race. Bob Marley Click to tweet

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Thomas Szasz

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Charlie Chaplin

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Life Lessons And Simple Reminders

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Life’s too mysterious to take too serious. Mary Engelbreit Click to tweet

Nothing you do is going to matter that much in the long run. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Naval Ravikant

Most of life is about searching, it’s not about doing. People spend too much time doing and not thinking about what they should be doing. Naval Ravikant

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou

A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do. Osho

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. Alfred Adler

When it hurts – observe. Life is trying to teach you something. Anita Krizzan

Too many people think life will be easy. Keep it mind that it will not and you’ll find peace of mind. Maxime Lagacé

You’re never wrong if you love and help people. Maxime Lagacé

The only beautiful path is the one you create. Maxime Lagacé

If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so. Lev Grossman

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. Santosh Kalwar

In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. Peter F. Drucker

Life is to enjoyed, not endured. Gordon Hinckley

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett

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

A fear-oriented man is always calculating, planning, arranging, safeguarding. His whole life is lost in this way. Osho

See: it’s a never-ending upward spiral. And if you think at any point you’re allowed to stop climbing, I’m afraid you’re missing the point. Because the joy is in the climb itself. Mark Manson

Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a fuck about anymore. Mark Manson

If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild movie)

When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it. Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild movie)

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope

People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Rita Mae Brown

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. Dr. Seuss

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. David Russell

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey Click to tweet

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

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Quotes About Life And Love

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Love is the goal, life is the journey. Osho Click to tweet

I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth. Doug Hutchison

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

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 important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Morrie Schwartz

Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi

If I know what love is, it is because of you. Herman Hesse

You either live a life of love, or a life of fear. The life of fear is the easiest one because you don’t risk anything. You simply protect. The toughest one is the life of love because you risk more. You give all you’ve got. The choice is yours. Maxime Lagacé

There is love and respect for others. There is love and respect for yourself. Start with the latter. Maxime Lagacé

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. Mother Teresa

It is not where we breathe, but where we Love, that we live. Soren Kierkegaard

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. Roy Croft

A drop of love can bring an ocean of tears. Jewish Proverb

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. Blaise Pascal

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. Gilbert K. Chesterton

Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever. Leo Buscaglia

Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do. David Wilkerson

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable. Benjamin Franklin

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

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Love is a better teacher than duty. Albert Einstein

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

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

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

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. Wayne Dyer

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

The art of love is largely the art of persistence. Albert Ellis

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

We are most alive when we’re in love. John Updike

The giving of love is an education in itself. Eleanor Roosevelt

Quotes About Life And Friendship

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The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey Click to tweet

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Elbert Hubbard

You’t don’t need twenty friends to say you have friends. Like most things in life, it’s quality over quantity. The less you have, the more you can take care of them. Maxime Lagacé

The best friend you’ll find in your life is the friend that always come back to you, no matter what happened or how long it has been. Maxime Lagacé

A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. Benjamin Franklin

Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…”. C.S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. C.S. Lewis

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”. A.A. Milne

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

The capacity for friendship is God’s way of apologizing for our families. Jay McInerney

Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say that counts. Margaret Lee Runbeck

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. Friedrich Nietzsche

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. Jane Austen

Happiness is only real when shared. Jon Krakauer

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. Linda Grayson

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend. Albert Camus

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Quotes About Life And Family

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Michael J. Fox

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw

If you’re lucky, family members are friends, and friends are family members. Maxime Lagacé

Make sure they know you love them. Maxime Lagacé

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana

Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll

In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. Friedrich Nietzsche

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca

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Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Schiller

When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching – they are your family. Jim Butcher

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore Hesburgh

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten. David Ogden Stiers

Children are a poor man’s riches. English Proverb

Children have more need of models than critics. Joseph Joubert

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. Anthony Brandt

In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. George Bernard Shaw

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman

Quotes About Life And Success

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Life is trying things to see if they work. Ray Bradbury Click to tweet

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

A simple definition of success is this: your life could serve as an example for society. Maxime Lagacé

The easiest definition of success is material or financial. The most beautiful definition of success is inner peace. Maxime Lagacé

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. Leonardo da Vinci

Success is about creating value. Candice Carpenter

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you. Bette Midler

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. Herbert Bayard Swope

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it. W.C. Fields

Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value. Albert Einstein

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. Mark Twain

Good is not enough. You’ve got to be great. Simon Cowell

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. W.P. Kinsella

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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Life Quotes About Challenges And Failures

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Without the rain there would be no rainbow. Gilbert Chesterton Click to tweet

Challenges, failures, defeats and ultimately, progress, are what make your life worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé

Scared people want comfort and certainty so they avoid failure. People living fully seek challenges because this is where they feel alive. Maxime Lagacé

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

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli

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

You cannot find peace avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein

Life is just the same as learning to swim. Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live! Alfred Adler

Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. Margaret Mitchell

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Charles Swindoll

All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low. John Wooden

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive. Joan Rivers

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

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Part 4. What Is Life Exactly? The Best Authors Reveal It

What Is Life? By Alan Ball, Anais Nin, Bruce Lee, etc.

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Life is to entered upon with courage. Alexis de Tocqueville Click to tweet

It can be the scariest and most beautiful thing simultaneously. Maxime Lagacé

Life is a single player game. Naval Ravikant

Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest. Henry David Thoreau

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. Samuel Butler

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. Anne Wilson Schaef

Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present. Alan Watts

My life is my argument. Albert Schweitzer Click to tweet

Life is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

Life is an ever-flowing process and somewhere on the path some unpleasant things will pop up – it might leave a scar, but then life is flowing, and like running water, when it stops it grows stale. Go bravely on, my friend, because each experience teaches us a lesson. Keep blasting because life is such that sometimes it is nice and sometimes it is not. Bruce Lee

Life is too mysterious to try to map it out. I’ve certainly lived long enough to know it will take you places you never thought it would take you – and some of those places are kind of wonderful. Alan Ball

Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key. Alan Bennett

Life is a gift, given in trust – like a child. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art. Anselm Kiefer

Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor. Benjamin Disraeli

Life is beautiful because it doesn’t last. Brit Marling

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal. Albert Schweitzer

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. Albert Schweitzer

Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier. Bruce Lee Click to tweet

By Carl Rogers, Helen Keller, Jiddu Krishnamurti, etc.

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Life is a lively process of becoming. Douglas MacArthur Click to tweet

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. Carl Sandburg

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Citium Zeno

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. Carl Rogers

Life is just one damned thing after another. Elbert Hubbard

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations. George Bernard Shaw

My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses. Isabel Allende

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London

Life is a long lesson in humility. James M. Barrie

Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on. Jeff Ross

Life is empty, and realizing that, we want to fill it, we are seeking – seeking ways and means, not only to fill this emptiness but also to find something that is not to be measured by man. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our whole life is solving puzzles. Erno Rubik

Life is largely a matter of expectation. Homer

By John Banville, Marcus Aurelius, Woody Allen, etc.

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Life is tragic but it’s equally comic. John Banville Click to tweet

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. Marcus Aurelius

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy

Life is a series of commas, not periods. Unknown

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. Morihei Ueshiba

Life is really a dance if you are original, and you are meant to be original. Osho

Life is not a problem. To look at it as a problem is to take a wrong step. It is a mystery to be lived, loved, experienced. Osho

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Marge Piercy Click to tweet

Life is a zoo in a jungle. Peter De Vries

Life is a continuous process of adjustment. Indira Gandhi

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat. Ralph Ellison

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Kennedy

The joy of life consists in the inevitable, continual triumph of new values. Wassily Kandinsky

Life is a game and true love is a trophy. Rufus Wainwright

Life is available only in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is not an exact science, it is an art. Samuel Butler

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem

Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got. Tim Cook (Apple CEO)

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die. Tom Clancy

Life is lived on the edge. Will Smith

Take care, the next 2 quotes are hard ones (but true!)

Most of life is tragic. You’re born, you don’t know why. You’re here, you don’t know why. You go, you die. Your family dies. Your friends die. People suffer. People live in constant terror. The world is full of poverty and corruption and war and Nazis and tsunamis. The net result, the final count is, you lose – you don’t beat the house. Woody Allen

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon. Woody Allen

But it’s better to finish on a good note, right?

Only one life, that soon is past, only what’s done with love will last. Click to tweet

Better yet, jump to the Uplifting And Happy Life Quotes section.

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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Forrest Gump Click to tweet

What is your favorite life quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

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Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, anymore than standing in your garage makes you a car.

I moaned because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.

Keep smiling… It makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. :)

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
– Martin Luther King Jr

Never argue with an idiot they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you through experience

Why do we kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong???

Opportunities slide away like clouds. (Prophet Mohammad (s))

Revenge is a Poison meant for others, which we end up swallowing ourselves.
Vengence is a Dark Light that blinds all who seek it.
Don’t argue with Idiots.. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Sorrow looks back,
Worry looks around,
Faith looks up!!

If you argue with an idiot, after a while it is hard to tell who the real idiot is.

Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways.

Victory is gained by resolution and determination. (Prophet Mohammad (s))

Empty cans make the most noise.

The wisest of people in this world are those that admit when they are wrong.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

I’m just human, I have weaknesses, I make mistakes and I experience sadness; But I learn from all these things to make me a better person.

Those who fail to prepare, are preparing to fail.

When you point a finger at someone you also have 3 fingers pointing at yourself, that means you must have a look at yourself at least 3 times before judging someone else.

LEARN from yesterday, LIVE for today, and HOPE for tomorrow.

He who indulges in a task without proper knowledge will deteriorate rather than improve the case. (Prophet Mohammad (s))

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
– Lao Tzu

Never hate people who are jealous of you, but respect their jealousy because they’re the ones who think you’re better than them.

There is no good in extravagence, however, there can never be extravagence in good deeds. (Prophet Mohammad (s))

Never expect anything.
This way, you’ll never be disappointed.

Never challenge an old man, because if you lose, you’ve lost to an old man, and if you win, so what?

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

If you are not happy being single, you will never be happy in a relationship. Get your own life first, then share it.

If you can’t cook don’t tell someone their food needs salt.

Never wrestle with a pig- you both get dirty but the pig likes it.

Better slow going somewhere than fast going nowhere.

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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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The 50 most important English proverbs

What are proverbs?

Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs".

How can you use proverbs to learn English?

It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. Sometimes people say the entire proverb to give advice to a friend. More often, someone will say just part of a proverb like this:

You know what they say: when the going gets tough...

(Read #5 below to learn the rest of this proverb and what it means.)

Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking cultures think about the world.

Proverbs can also give you good example sentences which you can memorize and use as models for building your own sentences.

The most important English Proverbs

This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs. Below each one, there's a simple explanation.

The meanings of some of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain.

  1. "Two wrongs don't make a right."

     Tweet This! When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse.

  2. "The pen is mightier than the sword."

     Tweet This! Trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want.
  3. "When in Rome, do as the Romans."

     Tweet This! Act the way that the people around you are acting. This phrase might come in handy when you're traveling abroad notice that people do things differently than you're used to.
  4. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

     Tweet This! You can get better service if you complain about something. If you wait patiently, no one's going to help you.
  5. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."

     Tweet This! Strong people don't give up when they come across challenges. They just work harder.
  6. "No man is an island."

     Tweet This! You can't live completely independently. Everyone needs help from other people.
  7. "Fortune favors the bold."

     Tweet This! People who bravely go after what they want are more successful than people who try to live safely.
  8. "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones."

     Tweet This! Don't criticize other people if you're not perfect yourself.
  9. "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."

     Tweet This! Bad things might happen, so be prepared.
  10. "Better late than never."

     Tweet This! It's best to do something on time. But if you can't do it on time, do it late.
  11. "Birds of a feather flock together."

     Tweet This! People like to spend time with others who are similar to them.
  12. "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."

     Tweet This! If you have an enemy, pretend to be friends with them instead of openly fighting with them. That way you can watch them carefully and figure out what they're planning.
  13. "A picture is worth a thousand words."

     Tweet This! Pictures convey emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations. That's why PhraseMix has illustrations :)
  14. "There's no such thing as a free lunch."

     Tweet This! Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.
  15. "There's no place like home."

     Tweet This! Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.
  16. "Discretion is the greater part of valor."

     Tweet This! Sometimes it's important to know when to give up and run away, instead of always acting brave and maybe getting hurt.
  17. "The early bird catches the worm."

     Tweet This! You should wake up and start work early if you want to succeed.
  18. "Never look a gift horse in the mouth."

     Tweet This! If someone offers you a gift, don't question it.
  19. "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs."

     Tweet This! When you try to do something great, you'll probably make a few people annoyed or angry. Don't worry about those people; just focus on the good results.
  20. "God helps those who help themselves."

     Tweet This! Don't just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.
  21. "You can't always get what you want."

     Tweet This! Don't whine and complain if you don't get what you wanted.
  22. "Cleanliness is next to godliness."

     Tweet This! Be clean. God likes that.
  23. "A watched pot never boils."

     Tweet This! If something takes time to finish, don't watch it too closely because it will seem like it's taking forever.
  24. "Beggars can't be choosers."

     Tweet This! If you're asking for a favor from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.
  25. "Actions speak louder than words."

     Tweet This! Just saying that you'll do something doesn't mean much. Actually doing it is harder and more meaningful.
  26. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

     Tweet This! Don't try to improve something that already works fairly well. You'll probably end up causing new problems.
  27. "Practice makes perfect."

     Tweet This! You have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it.
  28. "Too many cooks spoil the broth."

     Tweet This! When there are too many people trying to lead and give their opinions, it's confusing and leads to bad results. Jobs and projects should have one or two strong leaders.
  29. "Easy come, easy go."

     Tweet This! When you get money quickly, like by winning it, it's easy to spend it or lose it quickly as well.
  30. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

     Tweet This! If someone's paying you or helping you out, you have to be careful not to make them angry or say bad things about them.
  31. "All good things must come to an end."

     Tweet This! You can't keep having good luck or fun forever; eventually it will stop.
  32. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

     Tweet This! When you try to change someone's behavior and it doesn't work, you might have to change instead. For example, if you're trying to get your classmates to focus on studying but they want to party, maybe you should just party with them.
  33. "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

     Tweet This! Different people have different ideas about what's valuable.
  34. "There's no time like the present."

     Tweet This! If you need to do something, don't wait until later. Do it now.
  35. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

     Tweet This! Different people have different ideas about what's beautiful.
  36. "Necessity is the mother of invention."

     Tweet This! When you're really in need, you think of creative solutions to your problems.
  37. "A penny saved is a penny earned."

     Tweet This! Save your money. Saving money is just like making money.
  38. "Familiarity breeds contempt."

     Tweet This! When you're around someone for too long, you get tired of them and annoyed by them.
  39. "You can't judge a book by its cover."

     Tweet This! Things sometimes look different than they really are. A restaurant that looks old and small might have amazing food, for example.
  40. "Good things come to those who wait."

     Tweet This! Be patient. Eventually something good will happen to you.
  41. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."

     Tweet This! Have a backup plan. Don't risk all of your money or time in one plan.
  42. "Two heads are better than one."

     Tweet This! When two people cooperate with each other, they come up with better ideas.
  43. "The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill."

     Tweet This! People tend to want whatever they don't have.
  44. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

     Tweet This! Don't do mean things to people.
  45. "A chain is only as strong as its weakest link."

     Tweet This! If one member of a team doesn't perform well, the whole team will fail.
  46. "Honesty is the best policy."

     Tweet This! Don't lie.
  47. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

     Tweet This! Sometimes it's good to be away from your partner, because it makes you want to see each other again.
  48. "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

     Tweet This! If you try to help someone, but they don't take your advice or offers, give up. You can't force someone to accept your help.
  49. "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

     Tweet This! Your plans might not work out, so don't start thinking about what you'll do after you succeed. Wait until you've already succeeded, and then you can think about what to do next.
  50. "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself."

     Tweet This!Don't trust other people to do important things for you. You have to do things yourself to control the quality of the results.

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