300 Unique Quotes About Life

Life is a beautiful journey that should be enjoyed to the fullest every day. 

That doesn’t mean you always wake up ready to seize the day, and sometimes you need a reminder that life is a wonderful gift. We can all use a little motivation and inspiration these days, whether it’s a funny quote from a famous celebrity or an encouraging message about giving it you are all from a successful business person.

Allow these 300 inspirational quotes about life to give you a boost whenever you need it. Keep these life quotes bookmarked on your phone or computer for easy access whenever you need a pick-me-up.

  1. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
  2. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
  3. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King
  4. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
  5. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
  6. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
  7. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth
  8. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith
  9. “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.” – Steve Jobs
  10. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca
  11. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”– Henry Ford
  13. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”– Ernest Hemingway
  14. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra
  15. “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – (Attributed to various sources)
  16. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  17. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
  18. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates
  19. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey
  20. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton
  21. “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.” — Hillary Clinton
  22. “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher
  23. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually, it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” — Kevin Hart
  24. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant
  25. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” — LeBron James
  26. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” ― George Clooney
  27. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion
  28. “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” — John F. Kennedy (JFK Quotes)
  29. “Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John
  30. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein
  31. “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  32. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller
  33. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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
  34. “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” — Forrest Gump (Forrest Gump Quotes)
  35. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”— Lao-Tze
  36. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.” — Helen Keller
  37. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” — Deepak Chopra
  38. “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” — Lillian Dickson
  39. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.” — Wordsworth
  40. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” ― Robert Frost
  41. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Charles Swindoll
  42. “Keep calm and carry on.” — Winston Churchill
  43. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” — Jack Kerouac
  44. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo
  45. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe
  46. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” — Buddha
  47. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss
  48. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
  49. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” — Stephen Hawking
  50. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. “The greatest pleasure of life is love.” — Euripides
  52. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses
  53. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.” — Benjamin Franklin
  54. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” — Kevin Kruse
  55. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  56. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
  57. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
  58. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  59. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon
  60. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  61. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.” —Neil Armstrong
  62. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  63. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” —Bill Clinton
  64. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” —Kate Winslet
  65. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
  66. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot
  67. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” —Malcolm Forbes
  68. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” —Morris West
  69. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss
  70. “If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” —Leonardo DiCaprio
  71. “We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.” —Hillary Clinton
  72. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash
  73. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J. K. Rowling
  74. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” —Jeff Bezos
  75. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
  76. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —Michael Jordan
  77. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” —Jay-Z
  78. “There are no mistakes, only opportunities.” —Tina Fey
  79. “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett
  80. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn
  81. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” —Ellen DeGeneres
  82. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  83. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  84. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius …” – Steve Jobs
  85. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
  86. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you, and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” — Will Smith
  87. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”– Buddha
  88. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem
  89. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  90. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. – Alexander Graham Bell
  91. “Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.” — Anonymous
  92. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam
  93. “Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  94. “I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.” — John Stuart Mill
  95. “The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”-Socrates
  96. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” — Confucius
  97. “The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is a content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”— Seneca
  98. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” — Henry David Thoreau
  99. “When it is obvious that goals can’t be reached, don’t adjust the goals, but adjust the action steps.” — Confucius
  100. “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” — Derek Jeter
  101. “Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s not the end of the world, and in many ways, it’s the first step toward learning something and getting better at it.” — Jon Hamm
  102. “Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore
  103. “I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.” – Bradley Cooper
  104. “I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney
  105. “It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda
  106. “You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone
  107. “A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris (related: 0 Chuck Norris Jokes)
  108. “Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante
  109. “I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt
  110. “The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson
  111. “Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne
  112. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” — Swami Vivekananda
  113. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Shawshank Redemption
  114. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” —  Paulo Coelho
  115. “There are three things you can do with your life: You can waste it, you can spend it, or you can invest it. The best use of your life is to invest it in something that will last longer than your time on Earth.” — Rick Warren
  116. “You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore.” — Elvis Presley
  117. “In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.” — Anne Frank
  118. “You’re not defined by your past; you’re prepared by it. You’re stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence.” — Joel Osteen
  119. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” — Jimmy Carter
  120. “Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.” — Seneca
  121. “Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.” — Jennifer Aniston
  122. “Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby.” — George Bernard Shaw
  123. “Just disconnect. Once in a day sometimes, sit silently and from all connections disconnect yourself.” — Yoda (Star Wars Quotes)
  124. “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” — Buddha
  125. “Living an experience, a particular fate is accepting it fully.” — Albert Camus
  126. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” — Oprah Winfrey
  127. “Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person.” — Derek Jeter
  128. “Football is like life, it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” —Vince Lombardi
  129. “As you know, life is an echo; we get what we give.” — David DeNotaris
  130. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” — Jennifer Aniston
  131. “I believe that nothing in life is unimportant every moment can be a beginning.” — John McLeod
  132. “Find people who will make you better.” — Michelle Obama
  133. “As my knowledge of things grew I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in.” — Helen Keller
  134. “Benjamin Franklin was a humanitarian that dedicated his life to making contributions to all humans. He had a clear purpose for himself: improve the human race.” — Paulo Braga
  135. “You cannot control everything that happens to you; you can only control the way you respond to what happens. In your response is your power.” — Anonymous
  136. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D. Jakes
  137. “You will meet two kinds of people in life: ones who build you up and ones who tear you down. But in the end, you’ll thank them both.” — Anonymous
  138. “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
  139. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
  140. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Kim Kiyosaki
  141. “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.” — Anonymous
  142. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  143. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who
  144. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  145. “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
  146. “There’s more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what.” – Stephen Curry
  147. “Today, you have 00% of your life left.” – Tom Landry (Football Quotes)
  148. “Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” – George Halas
  149. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden
  150. “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps
  151. You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. -Maya Angelou
  152. The greatest glory in living lies not in falling, but in rising every time we fall. -Nelson Mandela
  153. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln
  154. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth
  155. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. -Helen Keller
  156. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas A. Edison
  157. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss
  158. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  159. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln
  160. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  161. “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” -Maya Angelou
  162. Famous quote by Maya Angelou5. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” -Babe Ruth
  163. “Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.” -Oscar Wilde
  164. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” -Tony Robbins
  165. “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa
  166. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein
  167. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West
  168. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  169. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau
  170. “The greatest glory in living lies not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela
  171. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius
  172. “May you live all the days of your life.” -Jonathan Swift
  173. “Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” -Hans Christian Andersen
  174. “Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.” -John Wooden
  175. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” -D. H. Lawrence
  176. “Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.” —J.M. Barrie
  177. “My father gave me the best advice of my life. He said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.’” —George Clooney
  178. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing.” —Katherine Mansfield
  179. “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles
  180. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! “—Jonathan Winters
  181. “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties out of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities out of his difficulties.” —Robert Mansell
  182. “My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.’” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  183. “What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?” —H.G. Wells
  184. “‘Don’t worry’ makes a better motto when you add ‘others.’” —Columbia Record
  185. “When you are actually powerful, you don’t need to be petty.” —Jon Stewart
  186. “None are so brave as the anonymous.” —K.K. Steincke
  187. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” —Bertrand Russell
  188. “Nobody ever sees his own face in the glass What he observes there is a compound, divided into three parts: one part himself as he really is, one part representing what he expects to see, and a third part, what he wishes to behold”  —Richard Burton
  189. “You are only young once after that you have to think up some other excuse” —Billy Arthur
  190. “No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized” —Will Durant
  191. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself” —Andy Warhol
  192. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it” —Henry Ford
  193. “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands But, like the seafaring men on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them reach your destiny” —Carl Schurz
  194. “The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money” —Mark Twain
  195. “It’s not necessary to take a person’s advice to make him feel good—all you have to do is ask it” —Richard Armour
  196. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too they live inside us—and sometimes, they win” —Stephen King
  197. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep” —Harry Ruby
  198. “The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness” —Lionel Barrymore
  199. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length” —Robert Frost
  200. “Constant use will wear out anything—especially friends” —Warren Hull
  201. “Don’t say you can’t until you prove you can’t” —Les Paul
  202. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans” —Allen Saunders
  203. “Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you” —Aldous Huxley
  204. “You are genuinely happy if you don’t know why” —Joseph Mayer
  205. “Worry is like sand in an oyster: a little produces a pearl, too much kills the animal” —Marcelene Cox
  206. “People who complain that they don’t get all they deserve should congratulate themselves” —The Irish Times
  207. “I have this rule I live by Only do what you can do that means you’re never looking outside for what’s popular; you’re always looking inside for what’s true” —Delia Ephron
  208. “The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong, without comment” —TH White
  209. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength” —AJ Cronin
  210. “Schedule all you’re worrying for a specific half-hour about the middle of the day then take a nap during this period” —Peterborough, Ont, Examiner
  211. “One good way to test your memory is to try to remember the things that worried you yesterday” —Toronto Star
  212. “If there is one thing I would teach a child, above all else, it is to be able to imagine himself into the flesh of other people: to realize his mother’s weariness, his father’s anxieties, his little brother’s lonely fears, and to give of himself generously to ease their burdens A child who has learned to be consistently generous will become a generous adult, much loved and therefore truly successful” —IAR Wylie
  213. “There’s no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” —Woman’s Home Companion
  214. “A party without a cake is really just a meeting” —Julia Child
  215. “Kindness is one thing you can’t give away It always comes back” —George Skolsky
  216. “Nothing bad can happen if you haven’t hit the ‘send’ key” —David Shipley and Will Schwalbe
  217. “Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done” —Ben Morcell
  218. “Humor plays close to the big, hot fire which is Truth” —EB White
  219. “You’re never too broken to be fixed” —Jonathan Van Ness
  220. “Greed is envy with its sleeves rolled up” —George F Will
  221. “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” —Sally Koch
  222. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what” —Harper Lee
  223. “The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one” —Elbert Hubbard
  224. “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it” —George Orwell
  225. “We give them the love we can spare, the time we can spare In return, dogs have given us their absolute all It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made” —Roger Caras
  226. “The world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying Try hard” —Scott Galloway
  227. “Intelligence is when you spot the flaw in your boss’s reasoning Wisdom is when you refrain from pointing it out” —James Dent
  228. “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning But for children play is serious learning Play is really the work of childhood” —Fred Rogers
  229. “The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention” —Walter Anderson
  230. “I still close my eyes and go home—I can always draw from that” —Dolly Parton
  231. “Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat” —Harry Emerson Fosdick
  232. “The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway” —Henry Boye
  233. “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved” —Barbara Johnson
  234. “Never fear shadows They simply mean there’s a light shining nearby” —Ruth E Renkel
  235. “The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul” —Alexandra Stoddard
  236. “No day in which you learn something is a complete loss” —David Eddings
  237. “The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant—and let the air out of the tires” —Dorothy Parker
  238. “Mistakes are a fact of life It is the response to the error that counts” — Nikki Giovanni
  239. “Let us endeavor so to live, that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry” —Mark Twain
  240. “What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor” —Bern Williams
  241. “The best way to predict the future is to create it” —Peter F Drucker
  242. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best” —Duke Ellington
  243. “The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them” —Frank Clark
  244. “What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it” —Hugh Mulligan
  245. “If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe” —Carl Sagan
  246. “You can’t turn back the clock But you can wind it up again” —Bonnie Prudden
  247. “We spend the first part of our human experience avidly accumulating things and the other half wondering what in the world we’re going to do with all the stuff” —Margret E Keatts
  248. “There is only one certainty in life and that is that nothing is certain” —GK Chesterton
  249. “The narrower the mind the broader the statement” —Ted Cook
  250. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  251. “The squeaky wheel may get the most oil, but it’s also the first to be replaced” —Marilyn vos Savant (May 00)
  252. “Just be good and kind to your children Not only are they the future of the world, but they’re also the ones who can sign you into a home” —Dennis Miller
  253. “Love doesn’t make the world go round Love is what makes the ride worthwhile” —Franklin P Jones
  254. “Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet” —African proverb
  255. “It is useless to try to hold a person to anything he says while he’s madly in love, drunk, or running for office” —B Birdsong
  256. “Temptation usually comes in by a door that has been deliberately left open” —Arnold Glasow
  257. “Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody” —Malcolm S Forbes
  258. “Whatever your lot in life, build something on it” —Home Life
  259. “Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue” —Franklin P Jones
  260. “Memories are everyone’s second chance at happiness” —Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  261. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else” —Tom Stoppard
  262. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life—so long as you don’t do too many things wrong” —Warren Buffett
  263. “If you can give your child only one gift, let it be enthusiasm” —Bruce Barton
  264. “Pay no attention to what the critics say A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic” —Jean Sibelius
  265. “Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue” —Roger C Andersen
  266. “The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back” —Abigail Van Buren
  267. “Never tell people how to do things Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity” —Gen George S Patton, Jr
  268. “If you want children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others” —Dr. Haim Ginott 
  269. “To err is human; to refrain from laughing, humane” —Lane Olinghouse
  270. “To err is human, to forgive, canine” —Lynn Johnston
  271. “One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say” —Will Durant
  272. “I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it” —Harry Emerson Fosdick
  273. “As long as the world is turning, we’re going to be dizzy” —Mel Brooks
  274. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet cushion” —Henry David Thoreau
  275. “It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon” —Kermit the Frog
  276. “Morality is only moral when it is voluntary” —Lincoln Steffens
  277. “A gossip is a person who creates the smoke in which other people assume there’s fire”—Dan Bennett
  278. “Having a young child explain something exciting he has seen is the finest example of communication you will ever hear or see” —Bob Talbert
  279. “Living is the art of getting used to what we didn’t expect” —Eleanor C Wood
  280. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself” —Alice Walker
  281. “Don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been” —Alex Trebek
  282. “Success is falling nine times and getting up ten” —Jon Bon Jovi
  283. “Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed” —Mia Hamm
  284. “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had” —Erica Jong
  285. “Amateurs wait for inspiration the rest of us just get up and go to work” —Chuck Close
  286. “You can’t have everything where would you put it?” —Steven Wright
  287. “I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” — Rosa Parks
  288. “Being happy never goes out of style.” — Lilly Pulitzer
  289. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller
  290. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” — Maya Angelou
  291. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” — Mark Twain
  292. “I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.” — Ann Richards
  293. “Never lose sight of the face that the most important yardstick to your success is how you treat other people.” — Barbara Bush
  294. “All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.” — Johnny Cash
  295. “I don’t go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head.” — Princess Diana
  296. “The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance, to ourselves, they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” — Eudora Welty
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  298. “The time is always right to do what is right.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  299. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn
  300. “Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion, you’re wasting your life.” — Jackie Robinson
  301. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton
  302. “Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” — Lilly Pulitzer
  303. “If I’d have done all the things I was supposed to have done, I’d be really tired.” — Willie Nelson
  304. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” — Reba McEntire
  305. “Life is short, but it is wide. This too shall pass.” — Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  306. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain
  307. “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner
  308. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” — Rosa Parks
  309. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go
  310. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson
  311. “The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.” — Julia Roberts
  312. “Now it’s the little moments that stop me in my tracks because that’s what life is all about.” — Joanna Gaines
  313. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey
  314. “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.” — Helen Keller
  315. “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
  316. “All serious daring starts from within.” — Eudora Welty
  317. “Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part.” — Emeril Lagasse
  318. “You’ll never do a whole lot unless you’re brave enough to try.” — Dolly Parton
  319. “It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.” — Ralph Ellison
  320. “I’ve been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.” — Loretta Lynn
  321. “Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  322. “You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” — Joel Osteen
  323. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” — Beyoncé Knowles
  324. “Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.” — Fannie Flagg, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion
  325. “You have two choices in life; you can either like what you do or dislike what you do. I have chosen to like what I do.” — Barbara Bush
  326. “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” — Billy Graham
  327. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on them. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” — Johnny Cash
  328. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” — Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
  329. “The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.” — Eudora Welty
  330. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — William Faulkner
  331. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” — Truman Capote
  332. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain
  333. “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” — Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  334. “Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” — Rosa Parks
  335. “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou
  336. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner
  337. “We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon.” — Jimmy Carter