Quotes on Life

110 Quotes on Life Worldwide

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Life. It’s a mystery, a wonder, and an adventure experienced by every person on this planet. Yet, the way we perceive and navigate life varies across cultures. This collection of 110 quotes pulls together wisdom from around the world, exploring universal themes of love, resilience, purpose, and the simple joys of being alive.

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Life is a journey filled with twists and turns, and sometimes a little wisdom can go a long way. In this collection of quotes from around the world, you’ll find inspiration and insights from a variety of cultures and perspectives. Whether you’re facing challenges or simply looking for a new way to look at things, I hope these quotes will resonate with you.

As someone who is passionate about entrepreneurship, I find it particularly inspiring to see how universal some of these themes are. The drive for innovation, the resilience to overcome obstacles, the pursuit of making a difference – these are all threads that weave through cultures and resonate with aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere.

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Quotes on Life


  • “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  • “The purpose of life is not to be happy all the time. It’s to experience the full range of human emotions, and to find meaning within them.” – Unknown
  • “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
  • “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change their future by merely changing their attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey


  • “Don’t compare your Chapter 1 to someone else’s Chapter 20.” – Unknown
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson


  • “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama
  • “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” – Unknown
  • “Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.” – John C. Maxwell
  • “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” – W.C. Fields
Quotes on Life

On Resilience

  • “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb
  • “The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.” – Unknown
  • “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

On Perspective

  • “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin
  • “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie
  • “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll
  • “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs
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On Living Fully

  • “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

On Growth and Change

  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
  • “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi

On Connection

  • “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb
  • “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey
  • “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung
  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop


Life throws curveballs, no matter where you’re from. But guess what? Wisdom speaks a universal language! This collection of 110 quotes on life comes from all corners of the globe, offering a wealth of inspiration and different perspectives.

On Self-Care

  • “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown
  • “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott
  • “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow.” – Eleanor Brown
  • “It’s okay to say ‘no’ to things that don’t serve you.” – Unknown
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On Finding Your Purpose

  • “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
  • “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
  • “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” – David Frost

On Embracing the Present

  • “The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.” – Unknown
  • “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha
  • “Wherever you are, be all there.” – Jim Elliot
  • “Don’t let life pass you by. Take a deep breath, and truly notice the world around you.” – Unknown
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On the Power of Laughter

  • “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin
  • “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.” – Marilyn Monroe
  • “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron

On the Power of Belief

  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  • “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

On Simplicity

  • “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  • “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato
  • “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” – Sun Tzu
  • “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao Tzu

On Facing Challenges

  • “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African Proverb
  • “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

On Kindness

  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
  • “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “A single act of kindness throws roots out in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

On the Journey of Life

  • “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr.
  • “It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”- Rumi
  • “Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.” – Unknown
  • “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

On Dreams

  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  • “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  • “Reach for the moon. If you fall short, you may still land among the stars.” – Les Brown

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On Embracing Imperfection

  • “Progress, not perfection.” – Unknown
  • “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.” – Voltaire
  • “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
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On Self-Love

  • “Talk to yourself like you would someone you love.” – Brené Brown
  • “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley
  • “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Rupi Kaur
  • “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha

On Mindfulness

  • “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

On Letting Go

  • “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse
  • “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli
  • “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli
  • “Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.” – Unknown

On Hope

  • “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu
  • “Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo
  • “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

On Staying Curious

  • “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
  • “The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” – Albert Einstein
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
  • “A curious mind is the gateway to a fulfilled life” – Bill Keane

On The Power of Words

  • “Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.” – Buddha
  • “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
  • “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward
  • “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” – Rudyard Kipling

On Finding Your Path

  • “If you don’t know where you’regoing, any road will take you there.” – Lewis Carroll
  • “Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled. That’s often where the most beautiful discoveries lie.” – Unknown
  • “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

On Self-Empowerment

  • “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon L. Alder
  • “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson


Read for Resonance: Don’t try to memorize every quote. Instead, skim through them and see which ones resonate most with you at this moment in your life.

  • Dig Deeper: Once you find a few quotes that speak to you, take some time to reflect on their meaning. How can you apply their wisdom to your own life?
  • Share the Wisdom: Did a particular quote inspire you? Share it with a friend, family member, or on social media! Spreading these words of wisdom can brighten someone else’s day.
    Nadeem Ahmed
    Nadeem Ahmed

    Founder & Writer at QuoteGravity.com

    I'm Nadeem Ahmed, the founder and writer of QuoteGravity.com, a platform designed to inspire and motivate people through the power of words.

    With a background in project management, GIS analysis, and digital marketing, I'm passionate about crafting compelling content that resonates with readers.

    Through QuoteGravity.com, I hope to share inspirational quotes and stories that help people find their inner strength and achieve their goals.

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