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Best Life Quotes To Live By

Quotes To Live By

If you are looking for some of the best quotes to live by, you are in the right place. I have compiled a fun list of the top quotes and sayings. Each quote or saying is full of wisdom and they are worth of living by. Check out this beautiful collection where you find inspirational words to live by.


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

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” Frank Tyger

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.” Peter Hagerty

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya

“We forge the chains we wear in life.” Charles Dickens

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” David Allen

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.” Alan Cohen

“Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.” Ken Keyes Jr.

“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.”Chinese Proverb

“You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.” Alan Cohen

“For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.” Fernandez de Andrada

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson

“Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.” Alain De Botton

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.” Germaine Greer

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” Unknown

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” Unknown

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“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happywould lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” Carl Jung

“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” WilliamAdams

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama

“We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.” Lester Levinson

“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” Abraham Lincoln

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie

“The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive.” Rachel England

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung

“The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Once you do something you love, you never have to work again.” Willie Hill

“Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.” Shakti Gawain

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing” Thomas Szasz

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.” Marcus Aurelius

“True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” JosephAddison

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“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” Lao Tzu

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.” Richard Bach

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” Andrew Carnegie

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.” Bernard M. Baruch

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.” Stephen Covey

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha

“You never regret being kind.” Nicole Shepherd

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Ben Franklin

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

“We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end–it’s not the final curtain–it’s really in the doing it, and loving what you’re doing.” Ralph Lauren

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is notlearning from experience.” Archibald McLeish

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” AynRand

“Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money.” Sam Rosen

“Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing…just expressed differently.” Robert McPhillips

“There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them.”  Wayne Dyer

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra

Live by these quotes and you are good to go

“Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?” Bill Walton

“If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.”

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” Soren Kierkegaard

“The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.” Margaret Chase Smith

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

“Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” Marcus Aurelius

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“To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.” Alan Cohen

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” Shari R. Barr

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” Dale Carnegie

“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” Nathaniel Branden

“View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t, and what were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t?” Victor Frankl

“Do what you have always done and you’ll get what you have always got.” Sue Knight

“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” Shakti Gawain

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.”  Petit Senn

“In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.” Albert Clarke

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” Oprah Winfrey

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We have to decide what we want and must go after it. When we learn how the Law of Attraction works in our lives, we will see how the universe can conspire with our thoughts and manifest our dreams.

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