103 Best Quotes about Life

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African narratives in the West, they proliferate. I really don't care anymore. I'm more interested in the stories we tell about ourselves - how, as a writer, I find that African writers have always been the curators of our humanity on this continent. - Chris Abani, Author

Life is a complex phenomenon and we are all a part of this process. Many times we do not quite understand what happens to us and why. At other times we may be at peace with ourselves, but fail to understand the ways of the world. This is when life quotes can come handy.

Quotes on life are very often pearls of wisdom penned by philosophers and thinkers. They are tiny bits of wisdom packed in the best of words to enlighten laymen.

Life quotes are a way to get inspired, understand worldly ways and move ahead. They instill belief and faith in the process and help us tide over difficult times with wisdom.

Life quotes also help overcome grief and separation from loved ones. They help us decipher life codes and give the strength to move on. They help us accept ourselves and handle circumstances with the knowledge that right outcomes follow thoughtful actions.

Life is like a sea, with its share of roughs and quiets. Life quotes act as beacons in the sea of life. Living life mindfully is very important and quotes on life are our anchors in this beautiful journey. They remind us that life is an amazing gift and has to be lived fruitfully.

Life's a fight. It's a good fight of faith. - Joel Osteen

Faith Quotes

The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. - Oscar Wilde

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. - Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Aim Quotes, Happiness Quotes, Power Quotes


There's no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol - the way I dress is the way I am, the way I live my life. - Pamela Anderson, Actress

My father in his way influenced me and my sister to educate ourselves and to try to do things in life. - Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Businesswoman

Influence Quotes

I have nothing in my life besides my work. I am obsessed with it. I leave my house only when I'm forced to. - Asia Argento , Italian Actress

Work Quotes

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk. - Ray Stannard Baker, Journalist

Aspiration Quotes

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. - Josh Billings, Comedian

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication. - James Dean

Dedication Quotes

I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents' culture. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Children Quotes, Parents Quotes

I'm share a lot of details, but 98 percent of my life is still private. - Stephen Amell, Actor

When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed. - Jennifer Aniston , Actress

Change Quotes

If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. - Marc Anthony , Musician

Love Quotes, Work Quotes

I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films. - Paul Auster, Author

Thought Quotes

Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined. - Josh Billings, Comedian

After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life. - Alan Alda , American Actor

The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I'll never be hands-on on anything except software. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Thinking Quotes

Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Motivational Quotes, Work Quotes

I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President. - Nelson Mandela

Time Quotes

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life. - Maya Angelou, Poet

Great Quotes

Life is too short. I don't have time to speak slowly. - Dev Anand, Actor

Time Quotes

When someone follows you all the way to the shop and watches you buy toilet roll, you know your life has changed. - Jennifer Aniston , Actress

Change Quotes

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family. - Francesca Annis , Actress

Children Quotes, Women Quotes

I come from a world where the word 'trauma' doesn't exist, because we are too poor. I didn't have an easy life compared to the average European. But compared to the average African, it wasn't all that bad. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Love Quotes

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. - George Bernard Shaw

Fear Quotes, Poverty Quotes

Every year of my working life, I have been fortunate enough to earn more money than I have spent. - Giles Andreae, Artist

Work Quotes, Money Quotes

The hardest decisions in life are not between good and bad or right and wrong, but between two goods or two rights. - Joe Andrew, Public Servant

Decision Quotes

I am not an atheist; I believe in God. But my religion ends there. I have my own personal belief system that is so strong it allows me to do what I do. I don't have to worry about going to Hell because of Slayer, you know? Everyone has a personal belief system and believes in life somehow. - Tom Araya , Musician

God Quotes, Worry Quotes, Belief Quotes, Hell Quotes, Religion Quotes

I was born in Munich, and my father was stationed in Salzburg. For the first three years of my life, I lived in Austria back when the American Army was still in Austria. I grew up subsequently in posts around the country around veterans. - Rick Atkinson, Author

American Quotes

Thank God for theater and film and television and my very, very, very lucky life. - Jonathan Banks, Actor

God Quotes, Luck Quotes, Vision Quotes

More and more I think of privatisation as being not just about the takeover of resources and power by corporate interests, but as the retreat of citizens to private life and private space, screened from solidarity with strangers and increasingly afraid or even unable to imagine acting in public. - Rebecca Solnit

Anger Quotes, Power Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve. - George Allen‚ Sr. , Coach

Desire Quotes, Hope Quotes

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. - Ayn Rand, Russian Writer

Evil Quotes, Money Quotes

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. - Henry David Thoreau

Great Quotes

Everyone who knows me will know the truth, which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. - Michael Jackson

Children Quotes, Truth Quotes

The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking. - Isabel Allende , Writer

American Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. - Giles Andreae, Artist

Pain Quotes

Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success. And it isn't dependent on anyone else. - James Avery, Actor

Success Quotes, Love Quotes, Giving Quotes

Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Problems Quotes, Suffering Quotes

Humans are just a very, very small part of the panoply of life, and it is arguable that in a certain sense, humans have emancipated themselves from Darwinian selection. - Richard Dawkins, Scientist

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality. - Joseph Addison, Writer

Immortality Quotes, Mind Quotes, Mystery Quotes

Too much of Indian writing in English, it seemed to me, consisted of middle-class people writing about other middle-class people - and a small slice of life being passed off as an authentic portrait of the country. - Aravind Adiga, Indian Writer

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

Death Quotes, Time Quotes, Fear Quotes

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. - Oscar Wilde

The first lie of fiction is that the author gives some order to the chaos of life: chronological order, or whatever order the author chooses. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Chaos Quotes, Logic Quotes

Here is the tragedy: when you are the victim of depression, not only do you feel utterly helpless and abandoned by the world, you also know that very few people can understand, or even begin to believe, that life can be this painful. There is nothing I can think of that is quite as isolating as this. - Giles Andreae, Artist

Pain Quotes

I try to work and enjoy life, and that's about all. - Curtis Armstrong , Actor

Work Quotes

On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life. - John James Audubon, Scientist

Skill Quotes

Acting is a life of rejection. - Lauren Bacall, Actress

24 Top quotes about Life by Zig Ziglar

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can't truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success Quotes, Business Quotes, Balance Quotes

Fact: If standard of living is your number one objective, quality of life almost never improves. But if quality of life is your number one objective, standard of living invariably improves. - Zig Ziglar, Author

In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in! - Zig Ziglar, Author

Just saying you are better than good won't make it so. But, when you understand what it takes to live the better than good life, and you apply yourself, your life will truly be better than good. - Zig Ziglar, Author

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you. - Zig Ziglar, Author

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. - Zig Ziglar, Author

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Attitude Quotes

If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success Quotes, American Quotes, Happiness Quotes

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Help Quotes

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Help Quotes

You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want - Zig Ziglar, Author

Help Quotes, Self Help Quotes

For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say 'by choice' because I have never 'accidentally' eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Choice Quotes

The six people who had the biggest impact on my life were all women. Had I been sexist, my life would have been far less fulfilling. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Women Quotes

You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Economy Quotes, Hope Quotes, Listening Quotes, Power Quotes

When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you're making a commitment and difference in that person's life. Encouragement really does make a difference. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Commitment Quotes, Courage Quotes, Encouragement Quotes

Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Courage Quotes

Personal discipline, when it becomes a way of life in our personal, family, and career lives, will enable us to do some incredible things. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Discipline Quotes

There's never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Death Quotes, Effort Quotes

Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Faith Quotes

Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Success Quotes, Honesty Quotes, Integrity Quotes

Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Problems Quotes

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Change Quotes, Imagination Quotes, Men Quotes, Mind Quotes

Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Important Quotes, Money Quotes

I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don't misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. - Zig Ziglar, Author

Change Quotes, Time Quotes, Women Quotes, Men Quotes, Nature Quotes

5 Famous quotes about Life by Yolanda Adams

Education helps you to be a well-rounded person, period. It teaches you how to take in information and data, process it, and use it for life building. Education was key in my family. You were going to college. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Education Quotes

The more I grow, and the older I get, the more I am enjoying my life and know how precious it really is. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Tramaine Hawkins has been a mentor, a confidante and an example of greatness. She has been through a lot in her life, and her career has spanned over 50 years. To me, that's what you call a legend. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Greatness Quotes

You can live a wonderful life, you can love God with all your heart, and you can love your husband or wife very passionately and have a balance in your life. I live by balance. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Love Quotes, God Quotes, Balance Quotes, Passion Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Heart Quotes

When I write a song, it comes from the heart and is based on a specific experience. You can't really say that one experience is greater than another, because all of your experiences take you through life on this journey. - Yolanda Adams, Musician

Great Quotes, Experience Quotes, Heart Quotes

5 Popular quotes about Life by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

To have success in your professional life is not so hard. To succeed as a man is more difficult. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Success Quotes

The Rio Earth Summit in 1992 changed my life completely, turning me into an activist. From the air, you see things you can't see from the ground - you really understand the impact of man, even in a place you know well. My work is meant to convince people we can no longer live like this. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Change Quotes, Work Quotes

The whole world is determined by trade - which is really the blood of the world. The driving force is everyone's desire to have a better life. How? By consuming. For countries, the 'Holy Grail' is economic growth. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Desire Quotes

No one is an environmentalist by birth. It is only your path, your life, your travels that awaken you. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Travel Quotes, Birth Quotes

I learned to be a hot-air balloon pilot to take tourists over the Masai Mara Reserve in order to earn some money and finance the work I was doing with my wife, Anne. We were studying the life of a family of lions for more than two years. Taking pictures was a way to capture information we could not put in words. - Yann Arthus-Bertrand , Photographer

Finance Quotes, Work Quotes, Studying Quotes, Money Quotes

7 Amazing quotes about Life by Woody Allen

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. - Woody Allen , Director

Success Quotes

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. - Woody Allen , Director

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? - Woody Allen , Director

Death Quotes

I don't believe in the after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear. - Woody Allen , Director

Change Quotes

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. - Woody Allen , Director

Art Quotes, Vision Quotes

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon. - Woody Allen , Director

Loneliness Quotes, Suffering Quotes

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. - Woody Allen , Director

Regret Quotes

6 Awesome quotes about Life by Winston Churchill

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Sacred Quotes

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Enemies Quotes

In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might. - Winston Churchill, Statesman

Work Quotes, War Quotes

6 Best quotes about Life by Willie Aames

I got married at a very young age, and of course, for all the wrong reasons, and ended up divorced and lost everything. It was a very difficult time in my life. - Willie Aames, Actor

Age Quotes, Time Quotes

My wife bought an extra life insurance policy on me. - Willie Aames, Actor

This show has been a major revitalization of my family life and personal life. It gave my family an avenue to speak to me honestly. - Willie Aames, Actor

When somebody comes to your front door, and they're screaming obscenities at you and telling you to come outside, and you've had your life threatened several times, you take it pretty seriously. It's the reason I have a Rottweiler. - Willie Aames, Actor

Time Quotes

'Give up... it's time to quit,' I don't think I've ever really accepted those kinds of words in my life or vocabulary. - Willie Aames, Actor

Time Quotes

God continues to work miracles in my life. - Willie Aames, Actor

Work Quotes