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40 Unique Quotes About Life and Its Best Lessons

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
40 Unique Quotes About Life - Best, Famous Life Lessons to Inspire You
on July 20, 2022

John Lennon once famously said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” If you’re looking for powerful words of advice or famous life quotes to inspire you, we’ve got you covered. It doesn’t matter how much life experience you have — whether you're still able to hit 7 am weekday yoga classes or you're spending half of your day begging your kids to close the fridge door behind them — a powerful saying can really help can you through a tough day. Here are the best short pick-me-ups and positive quotes about life that will motivate you into taking whatever your next step may be.

Whether you’re at the beginning of a new chapter or looking for the silver lining (like when neither you or your kid know how to solve their math homework), sometimes it helps to listen to the wisdom of others. Think on your most treasured memories — and the future ones you’d like to make — and add your favorite quotes about life lessons as text pages or captions to your photo books. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find the inspiration you need in these 40 unique life sayings.

Quotes About Life Lessons

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison

​“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” —Shonda Rhimes

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” —Mandy Hale

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

 “Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.” —Anonymous

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” —Albert Einstein

“You are enough just as you are.” —Meghan Markle

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” —Babe Ruth

“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 Angelou

Quotes About Life Struggles

“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at.” —Jesse Owens

“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.” —Anonymous

“It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” —Anonymous 

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford

 “Everyday is a second chance.” —Anonymous

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” —Hafez

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life… Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs

“The only time that you should ever look back is to see how far you have come.” —Anonymous

“I am a strong person, but every now and then I also need someone to take my hand and tell me that everything will be alright.” —Anonymous

Positive Quotes About Life

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” —Maya Angelou

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” —John Wooden

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” —Nelson Mandela

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” —Anonymous

Deep Quotes About Life

“I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.” —Anthony Robbins

“The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of it every single day.” —Anonymous

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” —Lao Tzu

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

“Falling in love is easy, staying in love requires work.” —Anonymous

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” —Carol Burnett

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” —Anonymous

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” —John Lennon

“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.” —Anonymous

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