We all need some motivation some point in our lives. Below I’ve compiled a list of 110 life quotes that are meaningful, inspirational, motivational, profound and full of wisdom by famous people namely Albert Einstein, Mahtma Gandhi, Benjamin Franklin and many more.


  1. My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. William W. Purkey 

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

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

  14. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  21. Get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

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

  23. 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

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

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

  26. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski

  27. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

  33. The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

  34. 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

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

  36. The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

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

  38. Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  46. Love the life you live. Live the life you love. Bob Marley

  47. Keep calm and carry on. Winston Churchill

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

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

  50. Life is short, death is forever. Chuck Palahniuk

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

  52. The greatest pleasure of life is love. Euripides

  53. Fortune and love favor the brave. Ovid

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

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

  56. We are who we choose to be. Green Goblin

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

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

  59. 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

  60. 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

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

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

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

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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. Barbara Sher

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

  69. Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin

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

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

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

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

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

  75. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell

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

  77. The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen

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

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

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

  81. 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

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

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

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

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

  86. There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

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

  88. 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

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

  90. 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

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

  92. In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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

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

  95. Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. Zhuangzi

  96. Defeat is simply a signal to press onward. Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  105. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote

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

  107. Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand. Jack Londo

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

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

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

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