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125 Life Quotes

Here are 125 of the best life quotes and images. The goal? To help you find the inspiration and wisdom you need for living a good and simple life. Enjoy!

Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside. Kamal Ravikant Click to tweet

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee (Graphic by Minimal Shades) Click to tweet

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Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

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Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale Click to tweet

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard Click to tweet

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It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. Elizabeth Kenny Click to tweet

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

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Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller Click to tweet

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Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. Snoopy Click to tweet

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Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Forrest Gump Click to tweet

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The only way out is through. Robert Frost Click to tweet

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It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela Click to tweet

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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London Click to tweet

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Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Kennedy Click to tweet

Related quote topics: positive, inner peace, perseverance, life is short, life is beautiful

Enjoying the quotes so far?

Please keep reading and you’ll discover what people mean when they say “the good life”.

You’ll find inspiring authors like Confucius, Mother Teresa, Bob Marley, da Vinci, etc.


one thing I’ve discovered myself is this:

the good life is not about comfort, “success”, stuff, achievements.


It’s more about meaning, doing what we love, simplicity, being healthy and surrounded by people we love.

I’ve also learned that most of us want to feel in control of our lives.


having high expectations can actually ruin your happiness.

So make sure you live more in the moment, spontaneously.


The Best Life Quotes

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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. Bob Marley

I love those who can smile in trouble. Leonardo da Vinci

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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

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

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

Life is short, and truth works far and lives long: let us then speak the truth. Arthur Schopenhauer

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager. Susan Sontag

Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love. Maxime Lagacé

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. William W. Purkey Click to tweet

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. Gustave Flaubert

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In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you. Naval Ravikant

Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live. Naval Ravikant

I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things. Kenneth Branagh

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it. Helen Mirren

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Those who realize their folly are not true fools. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

Get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King Click to tweet

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Ludwig Jacobowski

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The Most Famous Life Quotes

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller Click to tweet

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. St. Augustine

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

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

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

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Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

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The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

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

The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem. Walt Disney

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein

Related: The Most Famous Quotes of All Time

Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. Sarah Louise Delany

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso Click to tweet

No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most. Naval Ravikant

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. Indira Gandhi

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before. Albert Einstein

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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. Alfred Adler

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life. T.S. Eliot

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

Control your emotions, control your mind. Control your mind, control your actions. Control your actions, control your life. Anthony Pompliano (

Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow. Neil Strauss

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. Tony Robbins

Challenges, failures, defeats and ultimately, progress, are what make your life worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé

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Life’s too mysterious to take too serious. Mary Engelbreit Click to tweet

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman (Related quote topic: writing)

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining. Barbara Sher

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one’s will. Paul Gauguin

Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin Click to tweet

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit

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Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William James

If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way. Henry Ford

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell

I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein

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Deep Quotes About Life

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Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand. Jack London Click to tweet

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. Charles Dickens

The flavor of life is on the edge. Naval Ravikant

We are evolved to search for meaning but ultimately life has none. Naval Ravikant

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Tyler Durden (Fight Club)

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him. Arthur Schopenhauer

The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it. Arthur Schopenhauer

Remember: the more you expect things to be a certain way, the more disappointed you’ll be. Accept life as it is. You’ll be free. Maxime Lagacé

Real education starts when you realize that life is wild and you know nothing about it. Maxime Lagacé

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Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu

Nobody can predict the future; the idea is to have a firm grasp of the present. Peter F. Drucker

The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it. Carl Jung

We’re not meant to consume infinite news, porn and food. We live in an era of too much abundance. This is the modern struggle. There is so much of an abundance of cheap, fake, instant dopamine and meaning. How do you motivate yourself to do the real thing any more? Naval Ravikant

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. Joseph Campbell

Happiness is not the surplus of pleasant over unpleasant moments. Rather happiness consists in seeing one’s life in its entirety as meaningful and worthwhile. Yuval Noah Harari

As Nietzsche put it, if you have a WHY to live, you can bear almost any “HOW”. A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is. Yuval Noah Harari

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins

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We no longer live life. We consume it. Vicki Robin (Your Money Or Your Life)

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss (See also: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life,

Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something. William Goldman

Scared people want comfort and certainty so they avoid failure. People living fully seek challenges because this is where they feel alive. Maxime Lagacé

If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long. Elon Musk

The planet is fine. The people are fucked. George Carlin Click to tweet

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan

Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of the next one. Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems. Mark Manson

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Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski Click to tweet

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. William Barclay

Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything. Ralph Marston

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race. Bob Marley Click to tweet

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Thomas Szasz

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Charlie Chaplin

Related: Deep Quotes That Will Make You Think (In New Ways)

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A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet… live as if every single moment does. Kamal Ravikant Click to tweet

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150 Buddha Quotes




150 Buddha Quotes

Here are 150 of the best Buddha quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find inspiration and wisdom with these beautiful words. Enjoy!

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. Buddha

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There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires. Buddha

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If anything is worth doing, do it with all your heart. Buddha

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A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise. Buddha

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Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self. Buddha

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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha

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To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance. Buddha

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha

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If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us? Buddha

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One who acts on truth is happy in this world and beyond. Buddha

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Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment. Buddha

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What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now. Buddha

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When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself. Buddha

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There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. Buddha

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Give, even if you only have a little. Buddha

Related topics and authors: Zen, Rumi, gratitude

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The Best Buddha Quotes

Real name: Gautama Buddha
Other names include: Siddhārtha Gautama, Siddhattha Gotama, Shakyamuni
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The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.

The root of suffering is attachment.

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.

Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame. Click to tweet

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If you find no one to support you on the spiritual path, walk alone.

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People with opinions just go around bothering each other.

You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way. Click to tweet

Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.

Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.

Ceasing to do evil, cultivating the good, purifying the heart: this is the teaching of the Buddhas.

Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.

Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

If you propose to speak always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.

See also: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation (Amazon book)

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Inspirational Buddha Quotes

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Stop, stop. Do not speak. The ultimate truth is not even to think. Click to tweet

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.

Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.

The one in whom no longer exist the craving and thirst that perpetuate becoming; how could you track that Awakened one, trackless, and of limitless range.

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.

Like a fine flower, beautiful to look at but without scent, fine words are fruitless in a man who does not act in accordance with them.

Our theories of the eternal are as valuable as are those which a chick which has not broken its way through its shell might form of the outside world.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.

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One-liners, short Buddha quotes, thoughts, sayings and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.

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Attachment leads to suffering. Click to tweet

May all beings have happy minds.

Born out of concern for all beings.

I am the miracle.

A jug fills drop by drop.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. Click to tweet

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The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

You can only lose what you cling to.

As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

A man asked Gautama Buddha, “I want happiness.” Buddha said, “First remove “I,” that’s Ego, then remove “want,” that’s Desire. See now, you are left with only “Happiness”.

A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

If we destroy something around us we destroy ourselves. If we cheat another, we cheat ourselves.

Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.

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Doubt everything. Find your own light.

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.

My doctrine is not a doctrine but just a vision. I have not given you any set rules, I have not given you a system.

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine you become.

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.

When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily.

It is better to travel well than to arrive.

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.

Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

Life is so very hard. How can we be anything but kind?

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Part 3. Buddha Quotes ABOUT…

Buddha Quotes About Life, Family And Friendship

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Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.

Live every act fully, as if it were your last. Click to tweet

Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.

Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.

Purity or impurity depends on oneself. No one can purify another.

To support mother and father, to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood; this is the good luck.

One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world.

She who knows life flows, feels no wear or tear, needs no mending or repair.

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Buddha Quotes On Love And Gratitude

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True love is born from understanding. Click to tweet

Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.

Love is a gift of one’s inner most soul to another so both can be whole.

Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours.

We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.

Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.

One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.

Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck.

Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life, even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.

In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Buddha Quotes On Mind And Mastering Yourself

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He is able who thinks he is able. Click to tweet

It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!

Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox.

A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing.

Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.

You are a seeker. Delight in the mastery of your hands and your feet, of your words and your thoughts.

See them, floundering in their sense of mine, like fish in the puddles of a dried-up stream — and, seeing this, live with no mine, not forming attachment for states of becoming.

‘As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.’ Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.

All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.

The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men.

Transcendental intelligence rises when the intellectual mind reaches its limit and if things are to be realized in their true and essential nature, its processes of thinking must be transcended by an appeal to some higher faculty of cognition.

I will not look at another’s bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed.

The external world is only a manifestation of the activities of the mind itself, and the mind grasps it as an external world simply because of its habit of discrimination and false-reasoning. The disciple must get into the habit of looking at things truthfully.

Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief; they are all mind-wrought.

If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows him like his never-departing shadow.

See also: Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom  (Amazon book)

Buddha Quotes On Happiness And Joy

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There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. Click to tweet

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.

The enlightened one, intent on jhana, should find delight in the forest, should practice jhana at the foot of a tree, attaining his own satisfaction.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (See also: 10 Tips to Start Living in the Present,

Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.

Buddha Quotes On Meditation And Spirituality

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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Click to tweet

Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.

Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.

Related topic: introvertion

Buddha Quotes On Peace, Forgiveness And Letting Go

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Resolutely train yourself to attain peace. Click to tweet

Indeed, the sage who’s fully quenched rests at ease in every way; no sense desire adheres to him whose fires have cooled, deprived of fuel. All attachments have been severed, the heart’s been led away from pain; tranquil, he rests with utmost ease. The mind has found its way to peace.

He who sits alone, sleeps alone, and walks alone, who is strenuous and subdues himself alone, will find delight in the solitude of the forest.

Do not turn away what is given you, nor reach out for what is given to others, lest you disturb your quietness.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Click to tweet

Related topic: letting go

Buddha Quotes On Wisdom And Virtues

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The fool who knows he is a fool is that much wiser. Click to tweet

Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?

Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.

The true master lives in truth, in goodness and restraint, non-violence, moderation, and purity.

Offend in neither word nor deed. Eat with moderation. Live in your heart. Seek the highest consciousness. Master yourself according to the law. This is the simple teaching of the awakened.

Life is like the harp string, if it is strung too tight it won’t play, if it is too loose it hangs, the tension that produces the beautiful sound lies in the middle.

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.

Buddha Quotes On Karma And Nirvana

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Someone who has set out in the vehicle of a Bodhisattva should decide that ‘I must lead all the beings to nirvana, into that realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind’. What is this realm of nirvana which leaves nothing behind ?

Buddha Quotes On Change, Failure And Suffering

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Nothing is forever except change. Click to tweet

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

Both formerly and now, it is only suffering that I describe, and the cessation of suffering.

He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads, — such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.

May all that have life be delivered from suffering.

It is easy to see the faults of others, but difficult to see one’s own faults. One shows the faults of others like chaff winnowed in the wind, but one conceals one’s own faults as a cunning gambler conceals his dice.

See also: inspirational quotes for men

See also: 6 Ways to Decrease Your Suffering (

Buddha Quotes On Fear

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Those attached to the notion ‘I am’ and to views roam the world offending people. Click to tweet

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.

Men, driven on by thirst, run about like a snared hare; let therefore mendicant drive out thirst, by striving after passionlessness for himself.

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.

The instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.

Buddha Quotes On Anger And Jealousy

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You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Click to tweet

Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels.

All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.

I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.

They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed.

Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.

Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.

See also: How to Handle Resentment Against Someone (

Buddha Quotes On Success, Patience And Strength

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Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Click to tweet

Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.

As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.

In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.

Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up.

Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

Buddha Quotes On Health

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Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha Quotes On Truth

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Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living. Click to tweet

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.

The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false.

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Part 4. Quotes About Buddha

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To follow Buddha is to not follow Buddha. Sven Schnieders

If you use your mind to look for a Buddha, you won’t see the Buddha. Bodhidharma Click to tweet

And the Buddha is the person who’s free: free of plans, free of cares. Bodhidharma

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. Bodhidharma

Buddhas don’t practice nonsense. Bodhidharma

Every man is at war with himself, except a Buddha. Naval Ravikant

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. Bodhidharma

Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will. Bodhidharma

But deluded people don’t realize that their own mind is the Buddha. They keep searching outside. Bodhidharma

To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature. Bodhidharma (

No one can force us to transform our minds, not even Buddha. We must do so voluntarily. Therefore Buddha stated, ‘You are your own master’. Dalai Lama

The color of the mountains is Buddha’s body; the sound of running water is his great speech. Dogen

The Buddha and all sentient beings are nothing but expressions of the one mind. There is nothing else. Huang Po

To awaken suddenly to the fact that your own Mind is the Buddha, that there is nothing to be attained or a single action to be performed. This is the Supreme Way. Huang Po

The words of the Buddha offer this truth: Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love alone is healed. Jack Kornfield

Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help. Miyamoto Musashi

Even the buddha does not want anyone to follow him. Even the greatest masters cannot give you a single commandment. They see you so uniquely you, they see your freedom to be so uniquely for you. Osho

Just two small things: meditation and let-go. Remember these two key words: meditation and surrender. Meditation will take you in, and surrender will take you into the whole. And this is the whole of religion. Within these two words Buddha has condensed the whole essence of religion. Osho

There is no need for God! If you want to meditate you can meditate without God. Buddha meditated without God; he had no belief in God. Osho

A Buddha is a Buddha, a Krishna is a Krishna, and you are you. Osho

He taught virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom. These are the three pillars of Buddhist practice, as well as the wellsprings of everyday well-being, psychological growth, and spiritual realization. Rick Hanson

If you cannot bow to Buddha, you cannot be a Buddha. It is arrogance. Shunryu Suzuki (

Buddha says there are two kinds of suffering: the kind that leads to more suffering and the kind that brings an end to suffering. Terry Tempest Williams

The teachings of the Buddha tells you clearly and plainly to make this the most magnificent and wonderful moment of your life. You can train yourself to be free from worries and preoccupations about the past and the future. Thich Nhat Hanh

You need to have confidence that you have the capacity to become a Buddha, the capacity of transformation and healing. Thich Nhat Hanh

As long as you look for a Buddha somewhere else, you’ll never see that your own mind is the Buddha. Bodhidharma

Part 5. Buddhism And Zen Quotes

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Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. Alan Watts Click to tweet

The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. Alan Watts

Everything in moderation, including moderation. Buddhist saying

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. Ray Bradbury

Even if things don’t unfold the way you expected, don’t be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. Daisaku Ikeda

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher. Pema Chödrön

Awareness is the greatest agent for change. Huang Po Click to tweet

Zen has no business with ideas. Suzuki Roshi

To understand everything is to forgive everything. Osho

We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps. Hermann Hesse

The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself. Thich Nhat Hanh

If you want to change the world, start with the next person who comes to you in need. Maezumi Roshi

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness. Martin Luther King Jr

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. Eckhart Tolle

Wherever you are, be there totally. Eckhart Tolle

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing. Meister Eckhart

Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else. Shunryu Suzuki

Part 6. Conclusion

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The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. Buddha Click to tweet

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130 Short Quotes

Please enjoy this list of 130 short inspirational quotes. Discover one liners, simple thoughts and wise sayings to start your day. Enjoy!

You can totally do this. Click to tweet

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Don’t tell people your plans. Show them your results. Click to tweet

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No pressure, no diamonds. Thomas Carlyle Click to tweet

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We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller Click to tweet

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Stay foolish to stay sane. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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When nothing goes right, go left. Click to tweet

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Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett Click to tweet

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Impossible is for the unwilling. John Keats Click to tweet

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve Click to tweet

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I can and I will. Click to tweet

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Take the risk or lose the chance. Click to tweet

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There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet

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Good things happen to those who hustle. Anaïs Nin Click to tweet

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill Click to tweet

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Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet

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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake Click to tweet

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He who is brave is free. Seneca Click to tweet

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Prove them wrong. Click to tweet

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The fastest road to meaning and success: choose one thing and go all-in. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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Enjoying the quotes so far?

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I’ve been indulging myself in short inspirational quotes every day since 2004.

In fact, short sentences, mantras and positive self-talk have changed my life completely.

Before my girlfriend died in a car accident, I was upbeat, confident and felt I could truly change the world.

Then, suddenly, I was depressed and confused. It lasted years.

I remember my sister asking, “Is everything alright Max?”.

The answer was simple: “no”.

I wasn’t unable to enjoy life as before.

So what happened?

I discovered books, blogs and quotes.

In a way, they became my guide and inspiration.

The more I was reading them, the better I felt.

Eventually, I started my own website to share that joy and passion for beautiful short words.

A few years later, it became WisdomQuotes, the website you’re reading right now.

Hope quotes will do the same to you.

The Best Short Inspirational Quotes

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No guts, no story. Chris Brady

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

Screw it, let’s do it. Richard Branson

Boldness be my friend. William Shakespeare

Keep going. Be all in. Bryan Hutchinson

My life is my argument. Albert Schweitzer

Dream big. Pray bigger.

Leave no stone unturned. Euripides

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Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Steve Jobs Click to tweet

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Broken crayons still color. Click to tweet

And so the adventure begins.

If you want it, work for it.

You can if you think you can. George Reeves

Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln

Grow through what you go through.

Do it with passion or not at all.

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If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. Charlie Gilkey

She believed she could, so she did.

The past does not equal the future. Tony Robbins

Forget about style; worry about results. Bobby Orr

Success is the child of audacity. Benjamin Disraeli

Whatever you do, do with all your might. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Dream without fear. love without limits.

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You matter. Click to tweet

Every noble work is at first impossible. Thomas Carlyle (Related quote topic: hard work)

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. Plato

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santanaya

Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. Anthony Bourdain

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. André Gide

Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable. Paramahansa Yogananda

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Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius

I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Euripides

The true success is the person who invented himself. Al Goldstein

Let him that would move the world first move himself. Socrates

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. Roman proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

See also: thought of the day

Part 2. Short Inspirational Quotes That ARE…

Very Short Quotes (For Tattoo, Mantras, etc.)

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Go! Click to tweet



Let go.


Slow down.

Let it be.

Go for it.

I love you.

Choose joy.

Choose happy.

Take it easy.

Be in the now.

Live the moment.

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Keep going.

Do it. With love.

Keep your chin up.

Follow your heart.

Never stop dreaming.

Now is all you have.

Keep moving forward.

Love more. Worry less.

Nothing lasts forever.

Work hard. Stay humble.

Enjoy the little things.

The best is yet to come.

Collect moments – not things.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

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Deep Short Quotes

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Be a voice. Not an echo. Click to tweet

Seek the seeker. Ramana Maharshi

Every wall is a door. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence is an answer too.

If youth knew; if age could. Sigmund Freud

Time is the soul of this world. Pythagoras

Life is short, death is forever. Chuck Palahniuk Click to tweet

Stars can’t shine without darkness.

Be who you needed when you were young.

Innocence is courage and clarity both. Osho

Find what you love and let it kill you. Charles Bukowski

I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters

You’ve gotta know what death is to know life. Jack Kevorkian

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

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It takes a long time to become young. Pablo Picasso

Forgiveness is giving up hope for a better past.

Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.

Character like a photograph, develops in darkness.

Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller Click to tweet

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails. Augustine of Hippo

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is. Nadine Gordimer

Hearts are wild creatures, that’s why our ribs are cages.

Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them.

The knowledge of happiness brings the knowledge of unhappiness. Swami Vivekananda

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Kahlil Gibran

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful; yet everything is dying.

When you’re happy you enjoy the music, when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison

If you do it for competition you’re screwed. If you do it for love you have a chance. Maxime Lagacé

Wise Short Quotations

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

The fool wonders, the wise man asks. Benjamin Disraeli

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent. Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Failure is success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. Henry Ford

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Some people are so poor, all they have is money. Jack Kerouac

All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Henry David Thoreau

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

It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense. Mark Twain

The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James Crook

What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count. Albert Einstein

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. Ray Knight

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

More words of wisdom

Part 3. Conclusion

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Love the life you live. Live the life you love. Bob Marley Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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95 Positive Quotes That Will Make Your Day Wonderful




95 Positive Quotes That Will Make Your Day Wonderful

Here are 95 of the best positive quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find motivation and inspiration to kick start your day. Enjoy!

Positivity always wins…Always. Gary Vaynerchuk Click to tweet

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Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. Charlie Brown Click to tweet

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Being positive is a sign of intelligence. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles. Widad Akrawi Click to tweet

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve Click to tweet

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You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Stephen King Click to tweet

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Small steps motivate. Big steps overwhelm. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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The first step is you have to say that you can. Will Smith Click to tweet

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A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington Click to tweet

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The most important thing is to look ahead. The past is your anchor. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard Click to tweet

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Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert Schuller Click to tweet

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A little progress each day adds up to big results. Unknown (See also: uplifting quotes) Click to tweet

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I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself. Albert Einstein Click to tweet

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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou Click to tweet

Related topics: failure, hope, confidence

Enjoying the quotes so far?

Keep reading and you’ll discover even more inspiring words by Les Brown, Paulo Coelho, Ayn Rand, Voltaire and more.

After all, we can all benefit from the power of positive words.

That’s why I’ve been using quotes and positive self-talk to uplift my mood since 2004.

In times of struggle, I’ve found that the right words can inspire, motivate and even change a negative situation into a good one.

By changing our perspective and being more upbeat, life becomes smoother and funnier, isn’t it?

In sum,

negative people live backward, but positive people are the ones who change the world.

Have you noticed that?

The Best Positive Quotes

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Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernhard Berenson Click to tweet

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won. Billy Bowerman

Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love. Rumi

Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things. Joe Paterno

In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end. Fernando Sabino

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One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. John F. Kennedy Click to tweet

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment. Horace

One small positive thought can change your whole day. Zig Ziglar

Joy is not in things; it is in us. Richard Wagner

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Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. Mary Lou Retton

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There isn’t anything that I cannot be or do or have. Abraham Hicks Click to tweet

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war. Mike Dolan

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish proverb

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached. Swami Vivekananda

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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown

How high you fly is derived from how big you think. Robin Sharma

Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming. Unknown

The less you respond to negative people, the more positive your life will become. Paulo Coelho

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The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand Click to tweet

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. Washington Irving

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind. C. S. Lewis Click to tweet

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. H. Jackson Brown

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You are joy, looking for a way to express. Esther Hicks

See also: thought of the day, positive affirmations

Part 2. Positive Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Positive Quotes

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It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. Confucius

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale Click to tweet

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. 14th Dalai Lama

If you focus narrowly on the problem as you see it, you might well lose hope, but if you look at it from a wider perspective, it’s easier to be more positive. 14 Dalai Lama

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The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

Even though you’re fed up, you gotta keep your head up. Tupac Shakur

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Rocky Balboa

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. Michael Jordan

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The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln Click to tweet

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Winston Churchill

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t. Thomas A. Edison

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Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it. Don’t complain. Maya Angelou

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

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All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charlie Brown Click to tweet

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle

The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison

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The best is yet to be. Robert Browning Click to tweet

There is a sense that things, if you keep positive and optimistic about what can be done, do work out. Hillary Clinton

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. Helen Keller

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

Wise Positive Quotes

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I will go anywhere as long as it’s forward. David Livingston Click to tweet

Positive thoughts lead to positive results. Maria V. Snyder

Life gets better when you care for the right things. Maxime Lagacé

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We are limited, but we can push back the borders of our limitations. Stephen R. Covey Click to tweet

Create explosive confidence. Robin Sharma

Everyday is a second chance. Unknown

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Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

Walk slowly but never walk backward. Unknown

On the other side of the clouds is a bright blue sky. Unknown

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One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese proverb Click to tweet

A positive mindset brings positive things. Philipp Reiter

Instead of complaining or arguing, be positive & put out the message you want out there. Dan Go (

Keep a smile on your face. Keep a spring in your step. Joel Osteen

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If I persist long enough I will win. Og Mandino Click to tweet

Stay positive; stay hopeful. Joel Osteen

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health. Proverb

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Positive thinking must be followed by positive doing. John C. Maxwell

Conviction is much more powerful than “positive thinking”. The Stoic Emperor

Turn every life situation into a positive one. Rhonda Byrne

Miracles are born of conviction. Marianne Williamson Click to tweet

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Clear your mind of “cant”. Samuel Johnson Click to tweet

The road to success is always under construction. Lily Tomlin

If you tell yourself you feel fine, you will. Jodi Picoult

Keep calm and keep learning. Lailah Gifty Akita

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Part 3. Conclusion

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The dreamers are the saviors of the world. James Allen Click to tweet

Keep your face towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

I, too, am a person, and I get another chance every day the sun comes up. Bill Murray (

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