Life Quotes: 200 Good Quotes To Live By


Most times we live our lives in illusion, procrastinating enjoying our lives to when we will get everything we desire in life. Unfortunately life is too short to procrastinate, now is the right time to enjoy life and do all the things we wish to do, tomorrow is not guaranteed. Most people live life with fear of the unknown and this has drained them of all the joy. Here are some good life quotes to live by.

See Also: 160+ Thankful Quotes That Best Express Gratitude

Good Quotes About Life

1. If you settle for just anything, you’ll never know what you’re truly worthy of.

2. In life, you get what you put in. Everything comes back around.

3. Death is not the greatest loss in life; the greatest loss is what dies inside while you’re still alive.

4. Dream as you will live forever, live as you will die today.

5. If you want something you’ve never had then you you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.

6. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill

7. Begin each day with a grateful heart.

8. Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

9. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.

10. Life is too short to wait.

11. I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.

12. I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

13. It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

14. With patience you can even cook a stone. (One of the best quotes to live by)

15. Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon.

16.Life is not measured by the amount of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

17. It’s important to make someone happy, and it’s important to start with yourself.

18. If you do not go after go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be NO. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

19. Clear your mind of can’t!

20. All the days that you wake up, you got one job, and that’s to get better every single day.

21. When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.

22. It is never too late to be what you might have been.

23.Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

24. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

25. The higher you climb the better the view.

26. They laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at them because they’re all the same.

27. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.

28. Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.

29. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.

30. Live life to the fullest because you only get to live it once.

31. Do things that count, but don’t count the things you do.

32. Everyday is a new beginning, take a deep breath and start again.

33. If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.

34. Don’t live your fears, live your dreams.

35. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

36. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all – In which case you fail by default.

37. Talent is given, greatness is earned.

38. Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.

39. Listen, smile, agree and then do whatever you were going to do anyway.

40. Never let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

See Also: 30 Best Happy Anniversary Poems

41. The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

42. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan

43. Life is a stage and you get only one performance. Make it a good one.

44. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, THINK BIG.

45. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.

46. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

47. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

48. I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

59. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. 51. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Funny Quotes About Life

52. My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?

53. Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.

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

55. Personally, I don’t think there’s intelligent life on other planets. Why should other planets be any different from this one?

56. Life… is like a grapefruit. It’s orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.

57. Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

58. Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

59. It’s possible; you can never know that the universe exists only for me. If so, it’s sure going well for me, I must admit.

60. The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

61. I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.

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

63. You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.

64. I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.

65. I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.

66. Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

67. I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.

68. The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.

69. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

70. “You can’t put a price tag on love. But if you could, I’d wait for it to go on sale.” — Hussein Nishah

71. “Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.” — Jackie Mason

72. “Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings.” — David Sedaris

73. “My brother is gay and my parents don’t care, as long as he marries a doctor.” — Elayne Boosler

74. “My wife gets all the money I make. I just get an apple and clean clothes every morning.” — Ray Romano

75. “I went to a meeting for premature ejaculators. I left early.” — Jack Benny

76. “Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand.” — Unknown

77. “Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.” — Phyllis Diller

78. “My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.” — Joan Rivers

79. “Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.” — Chelsea Handler

80. “Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” — George Burns

See Also: 50 Best Quotes To Start Your Day

81. “I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.” — Groucho Marx

82. “If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?” — Lily Tomlin

83. “Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” — Jerry Seinfeld

84. “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” — Jean Illsley Clarke

85. “There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” — Chris Rock

86. “My wife was afraid of the dark… then she saw me naked and now she’s afraid of the light.” — Rodney Dangerfield

87. “I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the time he killed himself.” — Johnny Carson

88. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck

89. “Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.” — Billy Crystal

90. “Women love a self-confident bald man.” — Larry David

91. “Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.” — Bill Maher

92. “Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.” — Woody Allen

93. “If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.” — Fran Lebowitz

94. “Marriage is really tough because you have to deal with feelings and lawyers.” — Richard Pryor

95. “Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing.” — Natasha Leggero

96. “I’m now making a Jewish porno film. 10 percent sex, 90 percent guilt.” — Henny Youngman

97. “My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.” — Garry Shandling

98. “Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in.” — Richard Jeni

99. “I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough.” — Russell Brand

100. “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner

Quotes About Living Life

101. The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for. – Oscar Wilde

102. I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it. – Charles Schulz

103. Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. – Danny Kaye

104. I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. – Jim Carrey

105. When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. – William James

106. Life is God’s novel. Let him write it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

107. A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed-I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself. – Georges Clemenceau

108. Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you. – Wayne Dyer

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

110. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – Maya Angelou

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

112. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

113. It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. – Dale Carnegie

114. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

115. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself. – Harvey S. Firestone

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

117. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

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

119. Looking for some ideas on how to make the best of your life? Here you go:

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

See Also: 12 Most Widely Spoken African Languages

121. A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. – James Allen

122. I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

123. When it comes to life the critical thing is, whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. – Gilbert Chesterton

124. It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning. – P.D. Ouspensky

125. You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. – Arthur Ashe

126. I can get sad, I can get frustrated, I can get scared, but I never get depressed – because there’s joy in my life. – Michael J. Fox

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

128. You live but once; you might as well be amusing. – Coco Chanel

129. In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured. – Gordon B. Hinckley

130. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. – Grandma Moses

131. You need to find a way to live your life, that it doesn’t make a mockery of your values. – Bill Ayers

132. The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. – Ben Stein

133. Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. – Brendan Gill

134. The purpose of life is to fight maturity. – Dick Werthimer

135. Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard

136. I love life because what more is there. – Sir Anthony Hopkins

137. Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. – Mark Twain

138. All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. – Henry Ellis

139. We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then, whatever happens we will have no regrets. – Dalai Lama

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

141. While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness. – Gilda Radner

142. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. – Virginia Woolf

143. The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. – Pierre de Courbertin

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

145. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

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

147. We are always getting ready to live but never living. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

148. Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. – Albert Schweitzer

149. Life is the game that must be played. – Edwin Arlington Robinson

Live Life to the Fullest

150. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”~Dr. Viktor Frankl

151. “Let your life mean something. Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than they are today.”~Thomas D. Willhite

152. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”~Henry David Thoreau

153. “There are two components that are fundamental to enjoy life and feel good about yourself: continual learning and service.”~Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

154. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”~Anonymous

155. “There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.”~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

156. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.”~Wayne Dyer

157. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”~Mark Twain

158. “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.”~Richard Bach

159. “Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”~Mahatma Gandhi

160. “You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.”~Ruth E. Renk 161. “Life isn’t worth living unless you’re willing to take some big chances and go for broke.” ~Eliot Wiggington

See Also: 20 Genius Google Tips And Ricks To Enhance Your Search

162. “What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”~ HH the Dalai Lama

163. “Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference.”~ Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

164. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”~ George Bernard Shaw

165. “Reality is negotiable.”~ Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

166. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”~ Friedrich Nietzsche

167. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”~ Robert Byrne

168. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”~Charles Buxton

169. “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”~ James Dean

170. “Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”~ Charles Richards

171. “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”~ Braveheart

172. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”~ Diane Ackerman

173. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”~ Abraham Lincoln

174. “Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”~ Stephen Vincent Benét

175. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”~ Helen Keller

176. “Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear.”~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

177. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”~ Joseph Campbell

178. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all”~ Oscar Wilde

179. “I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again”~ Etienne de Grellet

180. “Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”~ Dion Boucicault

181. “Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you’ll be right.”~ H.H. “Breaker” Morant

182. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”~ Albert Einstein

183. “Make your life a mission – not an intermission.”~ Arnold H. Glasgow

184. “The key question to keep asking is, Are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.”~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

185. “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”~Thich Nhat Hanh 186. “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”~ Albert Einstein

187. “The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.”~ Thomas Carlyle

188. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snow flake”~ M.B. Ray

189. “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.”~ Dr. Viktor Frankl

190. “People say that what we are seeking is in for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”~Joseph Campbell

191. “Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.”~ Mary Manin Morrissey

192. “You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.”~ Joan Baez

193. “A life without cause is a life without effect.”~Barbarella 194. “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”~ Robert Byrne

195. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.” ~ Erma Bombeck

196. “Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

197. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”~Harold Whitman

198. A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song – Chinese proverb

199. There is the risk you cannot afford to take and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take – Peter Drucker

200. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky

See Also: 70 Best Thank You Messages Your Boss Would Surely Love