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The 50 Best Life Quotes… Ever

Here we have a list of what we consider to be the 50 best life quotes… of all time. Some quotes will be replaced as we get input from contributors and discover new awesome quotes.

Throughout the page there are links to the curated lists from which a lot of these quotes originate. Explore, enjoy, and live a good life dangit!

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. Randall Munroe, xkcd: volume 0

Many people die at 25, and aren't buried until 75.

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

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having. D. H. Lawrence

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If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living. Unknown

One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life. John Green

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If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. Lao Tzu

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

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

T.S. Eliot Inspirational Life Quote

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

The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today. Unknown

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. E. E. Cummings

Ferris Beuller's Life Quote

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. Pablo Picasso

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

Oscar Wilde - Be yourself

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. John Lennon

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Better to burn out than fade away

The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things. Rilke

Find what you love and let it kill you

The most common form of despair is not being who you are. Søren Kierkegaard

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly. THOMAS JEFFERSON

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

Steve Jobs quote about living life to the fullest.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee

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

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life Omar Khayyan


I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’ Kurt Vonnegut

Happiness by Walt Whitman

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

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the death rate is 100%. R.D Laing

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein

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Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. Mark Twain

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If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs. Tony Gaskins

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb



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