Life Quotes

The true gift of life lies in your ability and freedom to design it beautifully. Life throws curveballs, and while there might be blockers to success, it’s imperative to keep pushing with the knowledge that mistakes will be made and failure is inevitable.

Life often presents difficult challenges for people to overcome and they can arise in any number of situations. But sometimes, the right motivational quote can be the ticket you need to face every morning with determination.

Below, we have compiled beautiful life quotes that will help you see life as a great gift and face each day with positivity.

Positive Life Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  3. “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
  4. “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another.” — Helen Keller
  5. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Charles Swindoll
  6. “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo
  7. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown
  9. “Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses
  10. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
  11. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” – Sholom Aleichem
  13. “Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore
  14. “You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone
  15. 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
  16. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King
  17. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
  18. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”– Henry Ford
  19. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  20. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates
  21. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton
  22. “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher
  23. “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
  24. “Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John
  25. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller
  26. “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” — Forrest Gump
  27. “The healthiest response to life is joy.” — Deepak Chopra
  28. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” ― Robert Frost
  29. “Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars.” — Jack Kerouac
  30. “Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” — Marilyn Monroe
  31. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
  32. “Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.” — Anonymous
  33. “Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante
  34. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  35. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” — Stephen Hawking
  36. “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” — Kevin Kruse
  37. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  38. “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
  39. “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” —Morris West
  40. “We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.” —Hillary Clinton
  41. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” —Malcolm Forbes
  42. “Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” —Kate Winslet
  43. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  44. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
  45. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein
  46. “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.”
  47. “Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” — Lillian Dickson
  48. “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
  49. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  50. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
  51. “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
  52. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca
  53. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”– Ernest Hemingway
  54. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
  55. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
  56. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra
  57. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
  58. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey
  59. “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
  60. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant