Inspirational Life Quotes to Fuel Your Journey Through Existence

Martin Dejnicki

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Inspirational Quotes About Life: Embracing Wisdom and Courage Life's journey is filled with moments that challenge and inspire us. These quotes offer a beacon of wisdom and motivation to navigate through life's complexities with a resilient and hopeful heart.
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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. - Jack London

Turn your wounds into wisdom. - Oprah Winfrey

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. - Tony Robbins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt

Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. - Steve Jobs

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

The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. - Jim Rohn

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. - Brian Tracy

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. - Unknown

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. - Stephen Hawking

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs

Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something. - Ashton Kutcher

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. - George Addair

Tough times never last but tough people do. - Robert H. Schuller

Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. - Charlie Brown

Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it. - Lindsey Vonn

Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. - Mario Fernández

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. - Anaïs Nin

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. - Albert Einstein

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

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters. - Audrey Hepburn

Life is about making an impact, not making an income. - Kevin Kruse

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. - Henry Ford

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring. - Unknown

Don’t count the days, make the days count. - Muhammad Ali

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. - Sam Levenson

A life without cause is a life without effect. - Barbarella

You get what you give. - Jennifer Lopez

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. - Bertrand Russell

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss

You change your life by changing your heart. - Max Lucado

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. - Charles Swindoll

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality. - Malala Yousafzai

There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why. - William Barclay

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholom Aleichem

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. - Elizabeth Gilbert

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Søren Kierkegaard

Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life. - John Wooden

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. - Morris West

Light tomorrow with today! - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. - William James

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success. - James Cameron

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

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. - Oprah Winfrey

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius

Out of difficulties grow miracles. - Jean de La Bruyère

Life is short. Cut out negativity, forget gossip, say goodbye to people who don’t care. Spend time with the people who are always there. - Unknown

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

Life is just a chance to grow a soul. - A. Powell Davies

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. - Mother Teresa

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. - Mark Twain

The most wasted of days is one without laughter. - E. E. Cummings

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. - Arthur Rubinstein

The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. - Mark Zuckerberg

Keep calm and carry on." - Winston Churchill

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

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. - Charles R. Swindoll

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. - Buddha

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. - Will Rogers

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary. - Uta Hagen

To live will be an awfully big adventure. - Peter Pan

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die. - Tom Clancy

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? - Bob Marley

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. - Dennis P. Kimbro

Life fails to be perfect, but never fails to be beautiful. - Unknown

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. - Gilda Radner

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. - Confucius

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

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi

Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. - Denis Waitley

You have to dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's nobody listening, and live like it's heaven on earth. - William W. Purkey

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. - Les Brown

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. - Bertrand Russell

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. - Lao Tzu

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... It's about learning how to dance in the rain. - Vivian Greene

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

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

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. - Friedrich Nietzsche

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
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Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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