150 Exceptionally Good Quotes about Life


Life is an adventurous journey. It is filled with surprises and unexpected adventures. And while most surprises are of a pleasant nature, living life still feels like you’re a wild roller coaster without knowing what comes next. Throughout childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, you’ll experience a wide spectrum of feelings and experiences. From excitement and euphoria to sadness and pain – it’s very likely that you’ve already gone through all these different emotions by the time of your school enrollment. But no matter how excited you were or how difficult the going got, there have always been supportive individuals at your side. Some of them were your friends and family while others were insightful writers, teachers, and guides. Let’s celebrate those wonderful mentors and their miraculous impact upon your life with a collection of exceptionally good quotes about life.

The wonderful thing about quotes is that they can have a powerful and profound impact on your life. They can give you guidance throughout times of uncertainty. They can cheer you up when you’re in need for something that lifts you up. And they can keep you grounded when you’re running danger of getting out of touch with reality. At the same time, the right motivational quote at the right time, can give you a powerful boost to go the extra mile.

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

What makes the following good quotes about life so exceptional is that they stem from some of the most inspiring and knowledgeable individuals that ever lived.

Good quotes about life

Enjoy the following collection of exceptionally good quotes about life.

Many of these exceptional people found themselves in situations you may be able to relate to. And, they’ve managed to come up with helpful solutions to the issues they were confronted with. As such, reading their thoughts will offer you sound advice for a wide variety of life’s problems.

150 Good Quotes about Life

Life definitely comes with its ups and downs – and periods of hardship are almost always guaranteed. Therefore, it’s all the better to have a carefully picked selection of inspiring quotes about life at your hand that helps you to live a better life.

Here are the quotes about living a good life


“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.“
Andre Gide


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


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.“
Vivian Greene


“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.“
Steve Maraboli


“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


“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …“
Marcus Aurelius


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.“
Albert Einstein


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


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


“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.“
Steve Maraboli


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


“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.“
George Bernard Shaw


“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.“
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece“
Vladimir Nabokov


“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.“
Susan Polis Schutz


“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.“
Alan Watts


Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.“
George Lucas


“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.“
Gordon B. Hinckley


“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.“
Cassandra Clare


“I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them“
Mark Haddon


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


“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.“
Eleanor Roosevelt


“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.“
Ralph Ellison


“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.“
Allen Saunders


“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.“
Will Durant


“The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.“
Lauren Kate


“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.“
Elizabeth Gilbert


“There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it“
Gustave Flaubert


“Why are trying so hard to fit in, when you’re born to stand out.“
Oliver James


“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.“
Steve Maraboli


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


“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.“
Will Smith


“I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it.“
Tupac Shakur


“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest.“
Henry David Thoreau


“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.“
Terry Pratchett


“Man is a mystery. It needs to be unraveled, and if you spend your whole life unraveling it, don’t say that you’ve wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.“
Fyodor Dostoevsky


“Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.“
Sidney Sheldon


“There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful.“
Fernando Pessoa


“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.“
C.S. Lewis


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


“I’ve known people that the world has thrown everything at to discourage them… to break their spirit. And yet something about them retains a dignity. They face life and don’t ask quarters.“
Horton Foote


“Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.“
Charlotte Brontë


“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to having it done to them — such is my idea of happiness.“
Leo Tolstoy


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


“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.“
Matthew Quick


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


“All hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.“
John Lennon


“Life has no remote… get up and change it yourself!“
Mark A. Cooper


“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.“
Steve Maraboli


“Our life is what our thoughts make it.“
Marcus Aurelius


“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.“
Michael Cunningham


“Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.“
Zayn Malik


“Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.“
Suzanne Weyn


“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.“
Hunter S. Thompson


“Where there is love there is life.“
Mahatma Gandhi


“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.“
Elizabeth Gilbert


“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!“
Robert T. Kiyosaki


“How would your life be different if… You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.“
Steve Maraboli


“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.“
Rick Riordan


“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.“
Thomas Keneally


“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. Delicious Ambiguity.“
Gilda Radner


“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.“
Terry Pratchett


“Don’t cry, I’m sorry to have deceived you so much, but that’s how life is.“
Vladimir Nabokov


“May you live every day of your life.“
Jonathan Swift


“Hardships make or break people.“
Margaret Mitchell


“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.“
Leonard Cohen


“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.“
Harvey Pekar


“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.“
James Hilton


“Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.“
Sherrilyn Kenyon


“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to.“
Mitch Albom


“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.“
Eleanor Roosevelt


“Who says life is fair, where is that written?“
William Goldman


“Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced. You never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.“
Roy T. Bennett


“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.“
Gustave Flaubert


“Life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.“
Nicholas Sparks


“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.“
Louise Erdrich


“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.“
Saul Bellow


“Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.“
Oscar Wilde


“When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.“
Alexandre Dumas


“I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.“
Daphne Du Maurier


“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.“
Thomas Merton


“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”
Eric Roth


“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.“
Lucy Maud Montgomery


“Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.“
Elizabeth Gilbert


“Oh, Life, I am yours. Whatever it is you want of me, I am ready to give.“
William Steig


“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.“
Roy T. Bennett


“I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.“
Neil Gaiman


“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.“
George Bernard Shaw


“Life is a series of pulls back and forth… A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match…Which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins“
Mitch Albom


“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.“
Mary Manin Morrissey


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


“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.“
Stephen King


“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.“
John Lennon


“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.“
Haruki Murakami


“Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.“
Jo Nesbo


“If you’ve never eaten while crying you don t know what life tastes like.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.“
Charles Schultz


“In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.“
Haruki Murakami


“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.“
Oscar Wilde


“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.“
Rainer Maria Rilke


“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give a meaning.“
Jean-Paul Sartre


“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.“
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.“
Dr Roopleen


“The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.“
Henry Miller


“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.“
Roy T. Bennett


“Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.“
Nicola Yoon


“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.“
Lisa Wingate


“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the results of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.“
Jason Mraz


“The great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.“
Lord Byron


“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.“
Oscar Wilde


“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life.“
J.D. Stroube


“There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.“
Sophie Kinsella


“Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.“
Ray Bradbury


“Art is to console those who are broken by life.“
Vincent van Gogh


“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.“
Madeleine L’Engle


“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.“
Elvis Presley


“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.“
Ernest Hemingway


“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.“
Marcus Aurelius


“The longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves.“
Julian Barnes


“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.“
Paulo Coelho


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.“
Oprah Winfrey


“Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar“
Jim Butcher


“Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.“
Jean Racine


“Life gives us choices. You either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines.“
Christine Feehan


“But I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.“
Gloria Naylor


“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do every day.“
Jason Mraz


“Art is the proper task of life. „
Friedrich Nietzsche


“sometimes you don’t need a goal in life, you don’t need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you’re going to do next!“
Sophie Kinsella


“Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.“
Haruki Murakami


“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.“
Khaled Hosseini


“I am afraid. Not of life, or death, or nothingness, but of wasting it as if I had never been.“
Daniel Keyes


“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?“
Ayn Rand


“Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.“
William Faulkner


“You need to find a way to live your life, that it doesn’t make a mockery of your values.“
Bill Ayers


“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.“
Hans Christian Anderson


“There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.“
Tom Robbins


“My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.“
Coco Chanel


“The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.“
Roy T. Bennett


“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.“
Mary Shelley


“It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so.“
Philip K. Dick


“Life’s as kind as you let it be.“
Charles Bukowski


“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.“
Mahatma Gandhi


“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.“
Elbert Hubbard


“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.“
Steve Maraboli


“I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart“
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Pierre was right when he said that one must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy, and I now believe in it. Let the dead bury the dead, but while I’m alive, I must live and be happy.“
Leo Tolstoy

I hope you enjoyed this collection of truly exceptional and good quotes about life. Let us know in the comment section what your favorite quotes are from this article. We’re excited to hear from you.

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