25 Inspiring Quotes about Life

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Life quotes are the best way of summing up what life is all about. And over the years, great leaders, writers, poets, and philosophers have given us guideposts and flashes of wisdom about life. If we break down these quotes, there is so much we can learn about life and ourselves. Inspiring life quotes lift us up, and remind us that there world is more than what we have conjured up in our heads. And once we find the quotes that resonate with us, we can take them and use them to help lead our own paths in life.

Here are some of my favorite life quotes that I have as screenshots on my phone, backgrounds on my screen, and sticky notes on my bathroom mirror. Starting with my ladies….

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“If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

– Dolly Parton


“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

Maya Angelou


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

– Oprah


“In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.

Anne Frank


“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

– Rosa Parks


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

–  Helen Keller


“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


“We are not our best intentions. We are what we do.”

Amy Dickinson


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.”

Lucille Ball


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

– Thomas A. Edison


“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

–  Socrates


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein


“Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.”



“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.”

Stephen Hawking


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

Mark Twain


“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”

Neil Armstrong 


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Mahatma Gandhi


“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Abraham Lincoln


“The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”



“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


“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

Paulo Coelho


“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


“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘”What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”



“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman

In Conclusion

I hope that some or many of these life quotes inspired you to take a look at your own life and without judgment, ask what it is that you are learning, giving, receiving, and being with the life you have. As I mentioned above, grabbing a few quotes that inspire you and paste them up on a mirror or somewhere you can see them when you wake up. They will become a subconscious reminder of what you want your life to be. And that will translate into conscious actions.

So, what quotes have inspired you?

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