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Life Quotes – 110 Inspiring Mottos and Sayings About Life

Life Quotes – The Best Sayings About Life

Looking for effective life sayings and inspirational quotes about life? Then you've come to the right place! From birth to death, our life is a multi-faceted journey with many ups and downs, with surprises and habits, with great joys and painful strokes of fate. Guiding themes and life mottos can provide clarity in this adventure and serve as an inspiring guide.

In this article, I would like to give you a collection of the best short wisdoms, aphorisms and quotes for all phases and areas of life. Let's go!

In advance you can find a short overview here

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about life have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

Life Quotes: The 110 Best Sayings About Life

Sayings, mottos and leitmotifs can be for example funny, beautiful, supporting, motivating or inspiring be - and (not only in the form of a tattoo) even get under your skin.

For me personally, the following famous words of wisdom are therefore more than just words. They are wonderful companionsthat can give us support and help us to master life and to better understand the world around us.

Life sayings about birth and childhood

  1. "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." (Mark Twain)
  2. "Joy of life - children have it, adults can find it again." (Volker Murawski)
  3. "One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood." (Agatha Christie)
  4. "Children at play are joys come to life." (Christian Friedrich Hebbel)
  5. "The life of parents is the book their children read." (Saint Augustine)
  6. "In youth we learn; in age we understand." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "On the play of a child, you can guess how it will take his life's mission." (Rudolf Steiner)
  8. "Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  9. "I was not born to share the hate, but love." (Sophocles)
  10. "To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself – that is the first duty of the educator." (Maria Montessori)

Life sayings about personality and attitude

  1. "The biggest decision in life is about changing your life through changing your mind." (Albert Schweitzer)
  2. "The courage for self-awareness reveals the strength of character." (Ernst Ferstl)
  3. "Pay attention to the small things in the world, that makes life richer and more satisfying." (Carl Hilty)
  4. "We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails differently." (Aristotle)
  5. "Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life." (Mark Twain)
  6. "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." (Oscar Wilde)
  7. "Every time you smile, your life gains time." (Dalai Lama)
  8. "Revoke a wrong view requires more character than to defend it." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  9. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." (Albert Einstein)
  10. "The greatest pleasure in life is doing something that other people think you can't do." (Walter Bagehot)

Tip: Be sure to check out the Personality blog around. There you will learn for example Ideas for good deeds in everyday life and you will also learn how you can gain respect from other people more easily simply by following your heart.

Life sayings about health and well-being

  1. "The most precious things in life are not those you get for money." (Albert Einstein)
  2. "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  3. "Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  4. "Nothing in the world is as contagious as laughter and good humor." (Charles Dickens)
  5. "The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." (Marcus Aurelius)
  6. "Health is the first duty in life." (Oscar Wilde)
  7. "All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it." (Samuel Butler)
  8. "Do something good for your body, so that your soul wants to live in it." (Teresa of Ávila)
  9. "The true art of living consists in seeing the miraculous in the everyday." (Pearl S. Buck)
  10. "I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health." (Voltaire)

Life sayings about dreams and self-fulfillment

  1. "It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." (Paulo Coelho)
  2. "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  3. "It is a full life even if there are many unfulfilled desires." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  4. "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live." (Mark Twain)
  5. "Life is a sum of all your choices." (Albert Camus)
  6. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  7. "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." (Walt Disney)
  8. "A journey is a drink from the fountain of life." (Christian Friedrich Hebbel)
  9. "What we do today will determine what the world looks like tomorrow." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  10. "The meaning of life is to give life meaning." (Viktor E. Frankl)

Tip: Life sayings are mainly for inspiration to make positive change in your life. How you can make all your dreams come true I'll be happy to explain how you can do this in the linked blog post.

Life sayings about love and friendship

  1. "The sum of our life is the sum of hours in which we have loved." (Wilhelm Busch)
  2. "In the end it is always our connections with people that make our lives worth living." (Wilhelm von Humboldt)
  3. "For the world you are someone, but for someone you are the world." (Erich Fried)
  4. "The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  5. "Where love grows, life flourishes - where hate arises, doom threatens." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  6. "Those whom we support hold us up in life." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "A true friend is discerned during an uncertain matter." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  8. “Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends." (George Bernard Shaw)
  9. "The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe." (Albert Einstein)
  10. "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of it for another." (Charles Dickens)

Life sayings about education and experience

  1. "By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life." (Jean Baptiste Girard)
  2. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." (Nelson Mandela)
  3. "Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." (Aldous Huxley)
  4. "All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes." (Winston Churchill)
  5. "If life is the highest good, education is the key to the highest good." (Ernst von Feuchtersleben)
  6. "Human life is a constant school." (Gottfried Keller)
  7. "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." (Søren Kierkegaard)
  8. "Experience remains life's master." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  9. "Education is not limited to school. It continues relentlessly until the end of life." (Peter Ustinov)
  10. "Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work again." (Confucius)

Tip: I've put together some other lists of quotes for you. If you're looking for more inspirational sayings about life, you should also take a look at the collections with the Best Quotes To Think About and Wisdoms on the theme of joie de vivre view

Life sayings about nature and garden

  1. "We are living in dangerous times. Men control nature before they are even able to control themselves." (Albert Schweitzer)
  2. "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  3. "Earth is not only our common heritage, it is also the source of life." (Dalai Lama)
  4. "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." (Henri Matisse)
  5. "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  6. "Anything that is against nature will not last in the long run." (Charles Darwin)
  7. "Nature does nothing in vain." (Aristotle)
  8. "Life begins the day you start a garden." (Chinese proverb)
  9. "Nature never deceives us. It is always we who deceive ourselves." (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
  10. "The goal of life is living in agreement with nature." (Zeno of Ele)

Life sayings about motivation and success

  1. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." (Thomas Alva Edison)
  2. "The greatest glory in life is not in never falling, but in getting back up every time." (Nelson Mandela)
  3. "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  4. "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." (Albert Einstein)
  5. "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" (Vincent van Gogh)
  6. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." (Socrates)
  7. "You get a head start in life if you tackle where others talk first." (John F. Kennedy)
  8. "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts." (Albert Einstein)
  9. "Any difficult situation you overcome now will be saved for you in the future." (Dalai Lama)
  10. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." (Albert Einstein)

Tip: In my opinion, success is not measured by material possessions or financial wealth - nevertheless, there are some Millionaire:inside habits definitely worth using them for your own goals and plans. In the linked blog article, I introduce you to the very ones I wish I had known earlier in my life.

Life sayings about happiness and serenity

  1. "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." (Marie Curie)
  2. "Calmness is the graceful form of confidence." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  3. "If you want to live in peace with yourself, you have to accept yourself as you are." (Selma Lagerlöf)
  4. "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." (Elbert Hubbard)
  5. "Life begins where fear ends." (Osho)
  6. "You must realize that something is happening to you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall." (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  7. "The biggest mistake you can make in your life is to be always afraid of making a mistake." (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  8. "When we have joy in life, the moments of happiness come by themselves." (Ernst Ferstl)
  9. "He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  10. "Serenity takes life seriously, but not hard." (Ernst Reinhardt)

Life sayings about death and memories

  1. "The only thing of importance, when we depart, will be the traces of love we have left behind." (Albert Schweitzer)
  2. "Death smiles at all of us, the only thing you can do is smile back." (Marcus Aurelius)
  3. "The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal." (Cícero)
  4. "It is not length of life, but depth of life." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  5. "The meaning of life is that it stops." (Franz Kafka)
  6. "Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light." (Franz Grillparzer)
  7. "Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist." (Guy De Maupassant)
  8. "You live twice: once in reality, the second time, in memories." (Honoré de Balzac)
  9. "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome." (Isaac Asimov)
  10. "It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." (Marcus Aurelius)

Can you think of any other sayings about life that don't appear on this list yet? Then always come up with your ideas in the comments column.

What important life questions, should you ask yourself?

Important life questions serve to get to know oneself better and to grow personally from the answers. Mostly they relate to our inner identity, values, fears and legacy.

Here are five questions you might ask yourself, for example:

  • Who am I and who do I want to be?
  • What does it mean for me personally to be successful?
  • What values are important to me and do I already live by them?
  • How do I want to be remembered after I die?
  • What would I do if I were filthy rich?

How do I get more zest for life again?

You will get your zest for life back especially when you do, when you change something in your life and again or finally actively do the things that bring you joy. For example, meet regularly with your friends and family. consciously take time for yourself. So also take care of rest and relaxation.

What do we need to live?

We humans basically need Food, water, air, clothing, safety and sleep for a healthy life. But in order to really live and not just survive, love, joy, fulfillment and a life task are also essential - in other words, things that make us happy.

Maslow's pyramid of needs provides further information. There in Basic needs (water, sleep), Security needs (housing, health), Social needs (Love, Friends), Individual needs (reputation, independence) and the need of the Self-realization distinguished.

Consider The Best Life Sayings And Quotes About Life As A Constant Source Of Inspiration

Life is a precious gift full of possibilities. Every day offers you a new chance to take bold steps, cultivate wonderful connections with others, and create meaningful moments that you will always remember fondly. You are the author:in your own life story - write it the way you like it, yet always be open to others writing on it as well.

Finally, I would like to give you here some further articles that can change your life in a positive way:

Do you have any questions, suggestions or a particular favorite quote that particularly inspires you to enjoy life? Then I look forward to your comment!

Keep a zest for life,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: There are so many wonderful positive traits. Selfishness is definitely not one of them and will close many doors for you in the course of your life. Why it is instead inconceivable to you will do good to help other peopleI will now explain this to you in the linked article.

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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