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A collection of best life quotes and sayings including beautiful, cute, funny, motivational, and inspirational quotes.

Inspirational Life Quotes For A Beautiful & Successful Life

Inspiration often plays a prominent role in setting up the stage for greatness. Unlike lightning, inspiration can strike a person at any given time and through numerous ways. But the highest form of inspiration can only be drawn from a fellow person, especially from those who have been there, done that! We take inspiration from several things and situations. In the course of history, several great men have shared their ideas, thoughts, perspectives and views on several subjects including life, success, failure etc. These quotes on life inspire, buck-up, enthuse, create positivity and optimism, and serve as a driving force to many. These thoughts also help us come out of difficult situations in life. As these quotes have come directly from great, successful and inspirational people, they always motivate and inspire us to look at the positive side of life. These motivational words also give an assurance that tough times will not last long.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

- Twilight of the Idols, Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

- Mark Twain

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

- George Bernard Shaw

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

- Albert Einstein

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!

- Bob Marley

There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.

- William Shakespeare

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

- William Shakespeare

Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.

- William Shakespeare

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 - Axis: Bold as Love, Jimi Hendrix

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

- Mark Twain

You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

- The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

- William Shakespeare

We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.

- The Rescue, Nicholas Sparks

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

- Isaac Asimov

You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.

- The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

- John Lennon

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

- Virginia Woolf

Where there is love there is life.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?

- Ernest Hemingway

May you live every day of your life.

- Jonathan Swift

Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.

- Stephen King

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

- George Bernard Shaw

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

- Mary Oliver

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.

- Alan Moore

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

- Dr. Seuss

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

- The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

- Nora Ephron

Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.

- Neil Gaiman

I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.

- The Winter of Our Discontent, John Steinbeck

The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.

- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins

The unexamined life is not worth living.

- Socrates

I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.

- Anne Tyler

True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.

- Message in a Bottle, Nicholas Sparks

Books. Cats. Life is Good.

- Edward Gorey

I bear a charmed life.

- William Shakespeare

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

- Albert Einstein

Life is to be enjoyed, not endured

- Gordon B. Hinckley

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.

- The Collected Poems, Langston Hughes

I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.

- The New Life, Orhan Pamuk

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

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

- Logan Pearsall Smith

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

- Nelson Mandela

The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.

- Animal Dreams, Barbara Kingsolver

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.

- The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

- Stray Birds, Rabindranath Tagore

Love the life you live. live the life you love.

- Bob Marley

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

- Emily Dickinson

In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.

- Isaac Asimov

Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

- Pablo Neruda

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.

- Marilyn Monroe

Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.

- Ian Fleming

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.

- Vincent van Gogh

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?

- Rumi

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.

- Johnny Cash

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.

- Dracula, Bram Stoker

Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.

- Carl Sandburg

A good book is an event in my life.

- The Red and the Black, Stendhal

And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.

- Abraham Lincoln

There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one.

- Kazuo Ishiguro

What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.

- Walt Whitman

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

- Plato

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

- William Shakespeare

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

- Robert Louis Stevenson

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut

- Albert Einstein

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.

- Guy de Maupassant

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

- Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

- Elie Wiesel

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

- Pablo Picasso

I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

- Bob Marley

Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy.

- Vision in White, Nora Roberts

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

- Laura Ingalls Wilder

You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.

- Marilyn Monroe

I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

- Mark Twain

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.

- The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin

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 Fierstein

Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.

- William Makepeace Thackeray

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.

- Albert Schweitzer

You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.

- Carlos Castaneda

If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.

- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.

- Charlie Chaplin

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart

- Eleanor Roosevelt

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.

- The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism, T S Eliot

In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.

- John Grisham

Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.

- The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.

- Gustave Flaubert

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

- Woody Allen

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.

- Orhan Pamuk

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

- The Open Door, Helen Keller

So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?

- Hunter S. Thompson