Inspirational Life Quotes and Sayings That Make You Think

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Life is worth a living. Here are some quotes about life and issues of life for your daily reflection.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. ~Indian proverb

God created you to do him some particular service. He has given some work to you that he has not given to another. You have your mission. You shall do good. ~Bl. John Cardinal Newman

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. ~Michael Landon Jr.

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. ~Gerard Way

Although human life is priceless, we always act as if something had an even greater price than life… but what is that something? ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Only a life lived for others is a life worth while. ~Albert Einstein

When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” ~Sydney J. Harris

True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Don`t go through life, grow through life. ~Eric Butterworth

All we see of someone at any moment is a snapshot of their life, there in riches or poverty, in joy or despair. Snapshots don’t show the million decisions that led to that moment. ~Richard Bach

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. ~John Homer Miller

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes. ~Charles R. Swindoll

To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. ~Leo Buscaglia

Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live. ~Anonymous

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. ~Tom Bodett

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Howard Thurman

Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change. ~Arabic proverb

Every time you wake up ask yourself What good things am I going to do today? Remember that when the sun goes down at sunset it will take a part of your life with it. ~Native American proverb

Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. ~Win Borden

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. ~Ashley Smith

Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes. ~Oscar Wilde

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore

The most important things in life aren’t things. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again. ~Alex Tan

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~Peter Marshall

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. ~John N. Mitchell

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. ~Keri Russell


Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. ~Byrd Baggett

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. ~John W. Gardner

Every day of your life is a page of your history. ~Arabic proverb

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. ~Walter Bagehot

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~Marie Curie

Each man is questioned by life and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. ~Viktor E. Frankl

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ~Helen Keller

Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse. ~John Derek

All values are important, everyone who has ever touched my life in some way was a mentor for good or bad. Life is a blend, and a person is a blend of all the influences that have touched their lives. ~Colin Powell

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose. ~Chinese proverb

Live truth instead of professing it. ~Elbert Hubbard

Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment – the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is. ~Jorge Luis Borges

Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever
misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has
not gone. It’s inside you – if you listen to it, you can play it. ~Nido Qubein

Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been  magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference. ~Mark Victor Hansen

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things. ~Frank A. Clark

Life is half spent before one knows what life is. ~French proverb

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. ~Susan B. Anthony

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. ~Joseph Campbell

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. ~Henry Van Dyke

While there’s life there’s hope. ~Italian proverb

Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life; worse still, we take this step with the false  presupposition that our truths and ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the programme of life’s morning – for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie. ~Carl Jung

A sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tightrope of life. ~Arabic proverb

Every day is an opportunity to make your life the way you want it to be. Anything is possible when you work toward it, one day at a time. Skip a day, and you lose momentum. Try to do it all at once, and you burn out. Steadily, consistently work, making every day count, and you will reach your goals. Today is a chance to grow – to do a little bit more than you did yesterday, a little bit better, a little bit more effectively. Anyone can do a little more, learn a little more, and grow a little more each day. Soon, with consistent effort, those “little bits” add up to major accomplishments. Is there something you want to change? Today is the day to start changing it. Is there a new customer you want to land? Today is the day to start making it happen. Do you need to lose weight? Today is the day to start doing it. Not next Monday or next month – today. You deserve to reach your goals as soon as possible. Control today and you control your life. ~Ralph Marston

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~George Bernard Shaw

Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent. ~Carl Sandburg

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Anonymous

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Antonio Smith

Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded. ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Each small task of everyday life is part of the harmony of the universe. ~St. Therese of Lisieux

A wise man’s day is worth a fool’s life. ~Arabic proverb

Godwin Delali Adadzie

Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear. ~African proverb   If you've enjoyed my posts, you might like to check me out on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well. Thank you.

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