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Top 150+ Best Quotes of All Time That You Need to Read Right Now

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Different life events call for different pieces of advice or wisdom to pull you through, am I right? Sometimes, you just need the right words to express what you’re feeling, or to help you through a hard moment in time (even harder than combing gum out of your kid’s hair). Whether you’re looking for self- help sayings and quotes on being positive or quotes for friends or family members, these wise words are sure to uplift the whole squad.


In your mission to keep your inspiration up, consider adding these words of affirmation to a photo book. Pick out words of encouragement or hope that speak to you and add your fave sayings as captions or text pages in a photo book of memories. Include selfies and photos of your loved ones so you can feel all the feels as you flip through. Afterall, if you’re searching for the best quotes about life, odds are you want to remember them (not just have them hidden away on tab 28 in your phone). Read on!

Inspirational Quotes


Need a little pep in your step? If you’re looking for motivation or words of encouragement, these inspirational quotes are a great way to remember what’s important in life (and that includes never stepping on a LEGO brick again).


  • “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison
  • “Live each day as if your life had just begun.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain
  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” —Lao Tzu
  • “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” —Maya Angelou
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford
  • “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” —Muhammad Ali
  • ​“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” —Shonda Rhimes
  • “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” —Wayne Dyer
  • “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan
  • “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “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
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill


Family Quotes


We are family, I got all my sisters with me! There’s nothing that pulls at your heartstrings quite like your family, from your grandparents and parents to siblings and kids. These are the best family quotes to include in cards and photo books featuring your favorite people.


  • Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” –-Brad Henry
  • “If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.” —Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  • “A family doesn't have to be perfect; it just needs to be united.” —Unknown
  • “A family creates a safe space for each member to grow and develop into the person they were meant to be.”—Unknown
  • “The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love.” —Billy Graham
  • “Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” —David Ogden Stiers
  • “Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.” —Anthony Liccione
  • “No matter what happens, a family will always have your back.” —Unknown
  • “Family ties mean that no matter how much you might want to run from your family, you can’t.” —Unknown
  • "Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life." —Lisa Weed
  • “My family is my life, and everything else comes second as far as what’s important to me.” –-Michael Imperioli
  • “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” —Anthony Brandt


Life Lessons Quotes


As we age, we never stop learning and growing. It’s important to remember that there’s always more to experience (especially with family and friends!), and that it’s alright to make mistakes. These life lessons quotes are a great reminder to give yourself grace and the same patience you would give your loved ones. 


  • “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” —Hafez
  • “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
  • “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” —Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “Falling in love is easy, staying in love requires work.” —Anonymous
  • “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” —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
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford
  • “Love is a better teacher than duty.” —Albert Einstein
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney
  • “If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.” —Anonymous
  • “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
  • “It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” —Theodore Roosevelt


Parenting Quotes


It’s a 24/7 job, but you wouldn’t trade it for the world, even if you hear “Can I have a snack?” fifty times a day. These parenting quotes hit the nail on the head—it’s not an easy job, but it sure is the best!


  • “My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep.” —Chrissy Teigen
  • “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” —Sue Atkins
  • “That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” —Ivan Turgenev
  • “Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.” —Anonymous
  • “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” —Ann Brashares
  • “While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” —Angela Schwindt
  • “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.” —Jodi Picoult
  • “If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove.” —Ron Baratono
  • “It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment.” —Felicity Bauer
  • “To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.” —Chinese Proverb
  • “Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return.” —Saravana Kumar Murugan
  • “The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!” –Louise Hart


New Baby Quotes


There’s nothing quite like that new baby smell, and it’s true when they say: “Enjoy every moment, they grow so fast!” While you may only be running on two hours of sleep per night, these new baby quotes perfectly encapsulate those first few months with your bundle of joy.


  • "You are loved for the boy you are, the man you will become, and the precious son you will always be." —Unknown
  • “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” —Irish proverb
  • “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.” —Viola Shipman
  • “I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.” —Robert Orben
  • “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” —Sophocles
  • “There’s no better feeling than making your little girls laugh.” —Jerry O’Connell
  • “A baby girl always leaves a bit of sparkle and a bit of rainbow wherever she goes.” —Unknown
  • “A daughter is one of the best gifts this world has to give.” —Laurel Atherton
  • “The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.” —Olivia Wilde
  • “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” —Franklin P. Jones
  • “It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.” —Deepak Chopra
  • “Babies smile in their sleep because they’re listening to the whispering of angels.” —Unknown


Strong Women Quotes


Aretha Franklin said it best when she sang, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” If you need a boost of empowerment, these quotes about and from strong women will get you on your feet. 


  • “You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” —Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • “I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” —Tracee Ellis Ross
  • “You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.'” —Erin McKean
  • “I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you.” —Reese Witherspoon
  • “A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” —Marge Piercy
  • “A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.” —Anonymous
  • “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles
  • "Learn to embrace your own unique beauty, celebrate your unique gifts with confidence. Your imperfections are actually a gift.” —Kerry Washington
  • "Don't think about making women fit the world — think about making the world fit women.” —Gloria Steinem
  • “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.” —Charlotte Whitton
  • “Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.” —Shawn Johnson East
  • “I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter what size we are.” —Alicia Keys
  • “I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” —Maya Angelou


Home Quotes


They say home is where the heart is, and if you’re looking for the perfect words to sum up the place you call home, these home quotes are the words you’ve been looking for.


  • “One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” —Margaret Mead
  • “A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of hopes and dreams.” —Unknown
  • “I will be seeing you soon and it will be better than anything else.” —Unknown
  • “They created a home where I felt safe. I could make mistakes. Failure wasn’t punished.” —Sarah Williams
  • “Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” —Pierce Brown
  • “The ache for home lives in all of us.” —Maya Angelou
  • “I believe that all of our lives we’re looking for home and if we’re really lucky, we find it in someone’s loving arms. I think that’s what life is: coming home.” —Anita Krizzan
  • “The longest road out is the shortest road home.” —Irish Proverb
  • “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” —Unknown
  • “Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing.” —Irina Shayk
  • “We might be miles apart, but I’ll always carry you in my heart.” —Unknown
  • “Home is where somebody notices when you are no longer there.” —Aleksandar Hemon
  • “Home is not a place, it’s a feeling.” —Unknown
  • “Emotionally stable as an IKEA table.” —Unknown
  • “My favorite childhood memory is not paying bills.” —Unknown


I Love You Quotes


“I love you baby, and if it’s quite alright, I need you baby…” to tell me exactly how you feel! Whether you’re writing a birthday or anniversary card, wedding vows, or just need to find the right words to say, these I love you quotes are perfect for the love of your life!


  • “We must be our own before we can be another’s.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” —Charles Dickens
  • “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” —Andre Gide
  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” —William Shakespeare
  • “Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.” —James Thurber
  • “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.” —Robert Fulghum
  • “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” —Marilyn Monroe
  • “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” —Vincent van Gogh
  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” —A. A. Milne
  • “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” —Sophocles
  • “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” —Unknown
  • “We need not think alike to love alike.” —Francis David
  • “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” —Zora Neale Hurston
  • “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” —Bette Davis


Summer Quotes


As you break out the sunscreen and pool floaties, make sure you snap all the photos of your family. From that first jump into the water to all those nights spent chasing fireflies outside, these summer quotes are a great addition to your summer memories.


  • “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “And I snuck in through the garden gate / Every night that summer just to seal my fate / And I screamed for whatever it's worth / ‘I love you,’ ain't that the worst thing you ever heard?” —Taylor Swift, “Cruel Summer”
  • “Little darling / It's been a long cold lonely winter / Little darling / It feels like years since it's been here / Here comes the sun” —The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun”
  • “Everything good, everything magical, happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
  • "Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows." —Helen Keller
  • "Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine." —Mario Fernández
  • "Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams." —Hosea Ballou
  • "Summer breeze makes me feel fine." —Seals & Crofts, “Summer Breeze”
  • “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” —Nat King Cole
  • "If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed." —Anonymous
  • "She smelled of sun and daisies with a hint of river water." —Katie Daisy
  • "One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." —Henry David Thoreau
  • "Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me." —Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster


School Quotes


Whether you’re starting a new school year or waving goodbye to one, your kids grow so much from beginning to end. Every school year, back-to-school night and afterschool activity seems to rush by in a blur, and these inspirational school quotes for your kids are a great way to keep them motivated—and laughing! 


  • “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” —Chinese Proverb
  • "In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson." —Tom Bodett
  • “Don’t try hard to fit in, and certainly don’t try so hard to be different...just try hard to be you.” —Zendaya
  • "The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." —Marvin Phillips
  • "Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen." —Wayne Huizenga
  • “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” —Steve Martin
  • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." —Nelson Mandela
  • "You can never be overdressed or overeducated." —Oscar Wilde
  • "Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them." —Josie Bisset
  • “You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.” —Michelle Obama
  • “When we empower girls hungry for education, we cultivate women who are emboldened to effect change within their communities and globally.” —Meghan Markle
  • “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” —Aristotle
  • “Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.” —Steve Irwin


Graduation Quotes


Before you start singing, “School’s out for summer, school’s out forever!” take a moment to look back at all those years filled with memories and figure out how you want to remember some of the best years of your early life. Add these graduation quotes to any cards, yearbooks or photo books you make to celebrate the day!


  • “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” —Will Rogers
  • “If you’re willing to stand for what you believe in . . . you won’t need advice from me, because you will be able to handle whatever comes.” —Whoopi Goldberg
  • “Can’t wait to see where life will take you next. Wherever it is, our prayers go with you!” —Unknown
  • “Life has no remote, get up and change it yourself.” —Unknown
  • “Dear sweet daughter! You are beautiful as always. But today you are a knowledgeable and beautiful woman. May God be always with you! Best wishes for your future!” —Unknown
  • “Follow your arrow, wherever it points.” —Kacey Musgraves
  • 'We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.” —Carol Burnett
  • “The unfortunate, yet truly exciting thing about your life, is that there is no core curriculum. The entire place is an elective.” —Jon Stewart
  • “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill
  • “You made it my son, congratulations on your graduation, but could not have been possible without the help of Google.” —Unknown
  • “Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.” —Unknown
  • “The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.” —Sarah Brown
  • “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” —Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • “Nothing can stop you now. You have a ticket to your dreams come true. Congrats.” —Unknown
  • “You turned an itty-bitty bundle of joy into a kind, smart and courageous woman. We are so proud of you today and always. Congrats!”—Unknown


Yearbook Quotes


If you need something a little better than “HAGS” to write, especially if you’re creating a custom Yearbook for your family, try these zingers and other memorable yearbook quotes.


  • “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” —Will Smith
  • “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
  • "Your destiny is the story of your life, and you get to tell the story your way." —Scott Allan
  • “You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” —Diana Ross
  • "No, Miranda, your senior quote can't be 'Fries before guys.'" —Dad
  • “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.” —Maya Angelou
  • "It's calledl garbage can, not garbage cannot."
  • “Don’t assume the answer is no before you ask the question.”
  • “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. It’ll soon be here.”
  • “Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love.” —Emma Watson
  • “Futures don’t make themselves, you have to create them.”
  • "You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing." —E.B. White
  • “Try and fail, but never fail to try.” —Jared Leto
  • “Donuts are always the answer.”
  • “Why fall in love when you can fall asleep.”
  • “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” —Emma Stone
  • "You're all gonna regret not dating me in high school."
  • "Dwell in possibility." —Emily Dickinson
  • “I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will.” —Amy Schumer
  • “One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” —Michelle Obama
  • “You have to believe in your heart what you know to be true about yourself.” —Mary J. Blige
  • “Don’t spend all of your time trying to be like someone else because you can never be them and they can never be you.” —Raven
  • “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” —Taylor Swift


Now, you have to feel so much better after reading all of that wisdom, right? And we here at Chatbooks want to make that feeling last. Did you know that 88% of families say they feel closer to each other after looking at printed photos? And 86% even appreciate each other more after flipping through printed pics? Whether you’re looking to brighten your day with good vibes quotes or searching for quotes to share with friends and family members in need of motivation or a good chuckle, try adding your favorites as text pages between the pages of a photo book filled with memories! It’s the best way to stay in the moment, period.

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