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1The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.

  1. 1.1The fact of being based on sensible or wise thinking.
    ‘some questioned the wisdom of building the dam so close to an active volcano’
    • ‘If spending on this scale is sensible, its wisdom ought to be demonstrable.’
    • ‘It was only months later, when her father suffered a heart attack, that she questioned the rabbis' wisdom.’
    • ‘The old woman showed great wisdom in asking the question that she did.’
    • ‘The utilitarian wisdom that which benefits the greater number is what is good holds true in this regard.’
    • ‘When sick I want to be cared for by doctors who every day doubt the value and wisdom of what they do and this book will help make such doctors.’
    • ‘He took his wisdom to consist in the fact that he knows that he does not know.’
    • ‘Nobody questions the wisdom behind the decision to set up the commission.’
    • ‘Others, however, question the wisdom of such a decision and argue that it seems an expensive way to boost circulation.’
    • ‘Some economists have questioned the wisdom of such a large investment, the BBC said.’
    • ‘In the wake of such a tragedy, some may even question the wisdom of trying to rebuild the city at all.’
    • ‘But some critics have questioned the wisdom of a costly project that could go horribly over budget.’
    • ‘This has led some commentators to question the wisdom of having the majority of a fund's money invested in equities.’
    • ‘It is for this reason that commentators question the wisdom of the deal.’
    • ‘I question the wisdom of the leaders on both sides who have caused this polarisation.’
    • ‘Some may question the wisdom of arranging a first date at an unfamiliar restaurant.’
    • ‘It was about then that I questioned the wisdom of skipping supper before coming out.’
    • ‘This goes against the technical wisdom of classifying markets by value of free floating stocks alone.’
    • ‘Some of the stories suitably blend the wisdom of the proverbs and the story line.’
    • ‘If you downgrade the source of your wisdom, you downgrade the value of the wisdom.’
    • ‘Again, your Honour, it is a question of the courts deferring to the wisdom of the legislature.’
    sagacity, sageness, intelligence, understanding, insight, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, penetration, perspicuity, acuity, discernment, sense, good sense, common sense, shrewdness, astuteness, acumen, smartness, judiciousness, judgement, foresight, clear-sightedness, prudence, circumspection
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  2. 1.2The body of knowledge and experience that develops within a specified society or period.
    ‘Eastern wisdom’
    • ‘The second human characteristic is a widespread tendency to accept conventional wisdoms, be they religious, economic or scientific.’
    • ‘Allies need to do more about training good minds who are expert on Asia and who are not afraid of challenging conventional intelligence wisdoms.’
    • ‘He said the country was well placed to draw on established moral wisdoms, such as African, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Christian and other faiths and securalist views.’
    • ‘In fact everyone must eventually be involved to integrate these wisdoms into our community.’
    • ‘Eventually, Blavatsky brought the spiritual wisdoms of the East and of ancient Western mysteries to the modern West, where they were virtually unknown.’
    knowledge, learning, erudition, scholarship, philosophy
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‘listen to his words of wisdom’
  • ‘And a stoic is a person who combines the qualities of wisdom, upright dealing, and courage.’
  • ‘For all her power, he felt she lacked wisdom and judgement, and it was past time she learned her place.’
  • ‘The authors of these guides have years of inside knowledge, wisdom and practical experience to pass on to you.’
  • ‘His knowledge, his passion and his wisdom from years of experience were invaluable to our program.’
  • ‘I waited eagerly for words of wisdom from a man at the very pinnacle of his career, I thought he'd be sure to know what to put right.’
  • ‘So, do you have any word of wisdom, especially to any of the new first years out there?’
  • ‘She still has powerful words of wisdom about the need to find peaceful means to resolve conflict.’
  • ‘That way, new readers can enjoy some older posts, and older readers can get reacquainted with my words of wisdom.’
  • ‘He thought you might have some pertinent words of wisdom that you could impart upon me to help me deal with my troubles.’
  • ‘He is also an accomplished composer and well-used to dispensing words of wisdom.’
  • ‘Just as he was about to deliver his words of wisdom, a team-mate chucked a bucket of water over his head.’
  • ‘Ideally, scholars grow in understanding and wisdom by gaining and sharing knowledge.’
  • ‘And if you have any words of wisdom, or advice about how to make the coming ordeal any less painful, feel free to let me know.’
  • ‘I tried to listen to his short but heartfelt words of wisdom, but nothing came from it.’
  • ‘As if our cheap words and wisdom could somehow rectify the suffering of this world!’
  • ‘They must have a long line for my workshop waiting to hear me impart words of wisdom.’
  • ‘She was pretty sure that she was the one who gave him the words of wisdom that kept him going.’
  • ‘It was the voice of a male, speaking with wisdom behind the simple words.’
  • ‘Then we grow elderly, and we have the greater experience and wisdom of a lifetime with which to understand.’
  • ‘I feel like I'm at the stage of converting bitter experience into wisdom.’
sagacity, sageness, intelligence, understanding, insight, perception, perceptiveness, percipience, penetration, perspicuity, acuity, discernment, sense, good sense, common sense, shrewdness, astuteness, acumen, smartness, judiciousness, judgement, foresight, clear-sightedness, prudence, circumspection
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of inspirational, wise, and humorous wisdomquotes and wisdom sayings. A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom. English (on basic truths).

Wisdom Quotes

english words of wisdom

wisdom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwisdomwis‧dom /ˈwɪzdəm/ ●●○ noun [uncountable]1INTELLIGENTgood sense and judgment, based especially on your experience of lifea man of great wisdomquestion/doubt the wisdom of (doing) somethingLocal people are questioning the wisdom of spending so much money on a new road.You can always expect a few words of wisdom from Dave. →pearls of wisdom2INTELLIGENTknowledgegained over a long period of time through learning or experiencethe collected wisdom of many centuries► see thesaurus at knowledge3 →(the) conventional/received/traditional etc wisdom4 →in somebody’s (infinite) wisdomExamples from the Corpuswisdom• Thanks to a sound system that fails to function properly, Kevin's words of diseasedwarning and wisdom are indecipherable.• Their new role is to challengeconventionalwisdom.• He set out a scenario which ran against the conventional wisdom at the time.• Conventional wisdom says that the health of the economy is one of the most important factors that determines a president's chances of winning re-election.• Beyond the threat there is wisdom.• Both passed wisdom down with complexlanguage.• Paul learned to value his father's wisdom and advice.• an old man's wisdom• Gleysteen sensed that Park was losing his way, seeming to be uncertain about the wisdom of his own decisions.• Some people were beginning to doubt the wisdom of their leader's decisions.• Already, they said, he had the wisdom of an old man, a sage.• The wisdom about life, and about the dangers which her desires may bring about, is gained by every listener.question/doubt the wisdom of (doing) something• And he even questioned the wisdom of having such a thing as a World Cup.• Some teachers have questioned the wisdom ofsupplyingtapemachines at all for the computer.• In fact, it terrified him, and it made him question the wisdom of getting involved with Gabby.• At least one money manager who focuses on emerging markets questions the wisdom of that approach.• The reader might question the wisdom of leaving oil prices to be determined by purely market forces.OriginwisdomOld Englishwis; → WISE1

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580 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

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Every next level of your life will demand a different you. Click to tweet

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Click to tweet

The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Click to tweet

Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

I exist as I am, that is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet


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

Paths are made by walking. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Unknown Click to tweet

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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

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Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. Saint Jerome Click to tweet

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstein

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. Dan Brown

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. Toni Morrison

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were doing to do anyway. Robert Downey Jr

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus. Naval Ravikant

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell

Great things never came from comfort zones. Neil Strauss

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between. Sylvia Plath

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness. Robert Greene

You are the person you have been waiting for. Joe Dispenza

If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later. Naval Ravikant

Extreme people get extreme results. Sam Altman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen. Maxime Lagacé

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace Click to tweet

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Jack London

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud (This is one of my favorite inspirational quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. James Allen

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus Christ

A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for. Albert Einstein

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Jim Rohn

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. George Bernard Shaw

You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr

All for one and one for all. Alexandre Dumas

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

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

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. Henry Ford

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. Jim Rohn

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

If you can imagine it, we can make it. John Dykstra

Either get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono

The only way round is through. Robert Frost

Seek life, not comfort. Maxime Lagacé

Pain or love or danger makes you real again. Jack Kerouac

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. Horace

We are our choices. Jean-Paul Sartre

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Joe Vitale

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown

I didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Unknown

Prove them wrong. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. Unknown

You can be happy where you are. Joel Osteen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels

They can because they think they can. Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet

Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. Walt Whitman

Our true nationality is mankind. H. G. Wells

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Miguel de Cervantes

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Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. Frida Kahlo Click to tweet

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Unknown

It will be the toughest thing you’ll ever do, but your heart is never wrong. Maxime Lagacé

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown Jr

My message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Barack Obama

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Henry Stanley Haskins

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Archilochus

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. William Blake

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. Sylvia Plath

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. Unknown Click to tweet

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust

Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new. Osho

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud

We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T.S. Eliot

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

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. Paulo Coelho

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’.

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terry Pratchett

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you care and scars mean you lived. Unknown

A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it. Unknown

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

If you are money, then, when you die, you will be spent. Rich Cohen

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. Dave Barry

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. Mark Twain

The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble. Navjot Singh Sidhu

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. Jack London

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. Muhammad Ali

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The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides Click to tweet

Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. Franz Kafka

You are free, and that is why you are lost. Franz Kafka

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. Franz Kafka

Someday, somehow, this will all make sense. Maxime Lagacé

You have as much laughter as you have faith. Martin Luther

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Rise to the level of your ideals, not the average of your environment. The Stoic Emperor

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed. Naval Ravikant

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski

Unless you believe, you will not understand. Augustine of Hippo

You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

You attract what you are, not what you want. Unknown

I focused so hard on what I wanted that I lost sight of what I deserved. Unknown

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. Unknown

Let it all go. See what stays. Unknown

Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look. Joe Gebbia (Co-founder AirBnb)

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel de Cervantes

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Beckett

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. Matthew Henry

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. Chuck Palahniuk

Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment. Dogen

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. Seneca

If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right. Osho

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. Kin Hubbard

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

My father used to say, “don’t raise your voice improve your argument”. Unknown

When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guild can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Unknown

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long. Johnny Depp

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

Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful. Maxime Lagacé

Say no to small short-term gains so you can say yes to massive long-term gains. Maxime Lagacé

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries. Li Ka Shing

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski

Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Michel de Montaigne

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. W.B. Yeats

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. Thomas Mann

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

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Part 3. Inspirational Quotes About…

Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates Click to tweet

Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

Your life is a cloud. Sometimes you’ll feel sad and cry. Sometimes you’ll feel free and move fast. Maxime Lagacé

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. Criss Jami

Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. Lori Deschene

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live. James A. Baldwin

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch Click to tweet

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. James Joyce

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Alexandre Dumas

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. Norman Vincent Peale

Listening to your own heart, you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong. Osho

Listen to the new, go with the new. I know you are afraid. In spite of the fear, go with the new, and your life will become richer and richer and you will be able one day to release your imprisoned splendor. Osho

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Seneca

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

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Inspiring Quotes About Struggles, Failures, Courage

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone. Unknown

Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Unknown

What if you try one more time and it works? Maxime Lagacé

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

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. John Steinbeck

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

You do not write your life with words… You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. Patrick Ness

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W. B. Yeats

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells

Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. Unknown

Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life. Unknown

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi

There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want. Tim Ferriss

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. Navjot Singh Sidhu

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou

You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them. Seneca

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

Inspiring Quotes About Confidence, Character

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus Click to tweet

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

The more you know yourself, the less you have something to prove, the more you can relax. Maxime Lagacé

Having character is not about pretending. It’s about seeking what’s truly important for you. It’s about the truth. Maxime Lagacé

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. Jack Kerouac

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow. Unknown

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are. Thomas Merton

Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself. Unknown

Stay patient and trust your journey. Unknown

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Unknown

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. Michael Korda

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill

Act the part and you will become the part. William James Click to tweet

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. William James

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christian Nestell Bovee

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. Lucille Ball

When you think you’re good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap. Kurt Russell

If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Lao Tzu

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

See also: 25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you. Maurice Saatchi

Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it. Orison Swett Marden

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill

Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison. Bob Dylan

Inspiring Quotes About Happiness, Gratitude, Peace Of Mind

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He who sings scares away his woes. Miguel de Cervantes Click to tweet

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca

What if you already have happiness inside you? What if it’s about desiring less and accepting more? What if you remove your perceptions of what happiness should be? Maxime Lagacé

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

The fullest people, the people most whole and most alive, are always those unafraid and unashamed of the soul. Maria Popova (brainpickings.org)

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

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

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Unknown

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Unknown

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus Click to tweet

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

If you seek tranquility, do less. Or do what’s essential – what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better. Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’ Marcus Aurelius

You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. Marcus Aurelius

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now. Unknown

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramahansa Yogananda

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Unknown

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. Unknown

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. Amber Riley

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. Leo Tolstoy

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

There is a quiet place where no one disturbs you. Marlene Dietrich

Inspirational Love Quotes

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Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

Love is dynamic, ever changing and all over the place all the time. Only those who transcends themselves knows this. Maxime Lagacé

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou

If you give, you will be blessed. Joel Osteen

Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too. Osho

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love. Osho

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. Roman Price

We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Brené Brown

Be the love you never received. Unknown Click to tweet

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

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

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

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing. Unknown

Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you. Unknown

The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips. Unknown

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. Jorge Luis Borges

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Inspirational Quotes About Business, Work, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle Click to tweet

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

Remember: nobody said it would be easy. Maxime Lagacé

The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends. Maxime Lagacé

People buy an experience and a feeling, not your product or service. Thus, what experience are you selling to your clients? Maxime Lagacé

You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player. David Goggins

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. David Ogilvy

Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant

See also: Steve Jobs quotes

Work in silence. Let your success be your noise. Unknown

Be loyal to those are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present. Stephen Covey

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. Mary Douglas

You don’t know what you can get away with until you try. Colin Powell

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. Euripides Click to tweet

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil Gaiman

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. William Faulkner

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

To do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. Charles Bukowski

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Inspirational Quotes About Success, Goals, Dreams

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That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

To have external success, start with internal success. Maxime Lagacé

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Marshall Ferdinand Foch

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

It is now how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. Unknown

When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. Larry David

Feed your body. Feed your soul. Feed your dream. Bust out! Awiakta

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill

No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you. Oprah Winfrey

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke

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

Some are born great, others achieve greatness. William Shakespeare

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. Leo Tolstoy

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Larry Flynt

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown

See also: 9 habits of highly successful people

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. Marcus Garvey

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today. Maxwell Maltz

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. Denis Waitley

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies. Gustave Flaubert

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. Jim Rohn

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. Voltaire

Inspirational Quotes About Change

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If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson Click to tweet

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. Lao Tzu

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

If you will not rise above the things of the world, they will rise above you. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Let’s shake up some shit. That’s all you can do. Billie Joe Armstrong

The masses seek pleasure non-stop. This is what people do when they are scared. They avoid life and want to remain in their happy state. Life is change. You are life. Accept this. Maxime Lagacé

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. Marcel Proust

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldoux Huxley

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

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

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time. Marian Wright Edelman

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will Click to tweet

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

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

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles Dubois

All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

See also: 6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Change

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Henry Steele Commager

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus

To change one’s life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions. William James

Things do not change, we change. Henry David Thoreau

See also: attitude quotes, change quotes

Inspirational Quotes About Growth, Learning

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Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

Change is what nature wants. You are a part of nature. What will you learn? Maxime Lagacé

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. Georgia O’Keeffe

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. Julius Caesar

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble? Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. John Keats Click to tweet

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Augustine of Hippo

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W. E. B. Du Bois

See also: Tim Ferriss quotes

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. W. E. B. Du Bois

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. Gloria Steinem

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri-Frederic Amiel

Life is a progress, and not a station. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Quotes About Hope, Faith, Belief

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While there’s life, there’s hope. Cicero Click to tweet

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

The hardest truth about hope: it makes you continue and it makes you suffer. Maxime Lagacé

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Augustine of Hippo

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Sigmund Freud

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. Mitch Albom

To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Part 4. Conclusion

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

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Author Bio

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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Feel free to contact him at any time for questions or help at [email protected]

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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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Part 3. Life Quotes About…

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

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Author Bio

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.

You can find him on twitter, linkedin, quora, strava, sportstats, pinterest, youtube, instagram or facebook.

Feel free to contact him at any time for questions or help at [email protected]

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