Life is a matter of ups and downs. You are not sure what might happen tomorrow, and there are things from your past that might still be haunting you until today. Though we can’t change things from the past, our present decisions may affect our future. Be careful so that you won’t end up regretting a lot of things as you move forward. Here are some quotes to help you remind yourself of the true meaning of life.


  1. An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back the difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.
  2. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin
  3. A girl’s favorite songs will tell you more about how she feels than her lips ever will.
  4. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown
  5. “A fear-oriented man is always calculating, planning, arranging, safeguarding. His whole life is lost in this way.” — Osho
  6. Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
  7. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” — Mark Twain
  8. Better than I was, more than I am. And all of this happened, by taking your hand.
  9. Be strong & courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. For the lord your god will be with you wherever you go.
  10. By the way, I’m wearing the smile you gave me.
  11. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  12. Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
  13. Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.
  14. “Do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can.” — Hillary Clinton
  15. “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” — Ashton Kutcher
  16. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” — Kevin Hart
  17. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” — Kobe Bryant
  18. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King
  19. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
  20. God has placed you where you’re at in this very moment for a reason, remember that and trust he is working everything out!
  21. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  22. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” — LeBron James
  23. I’ll be ok. Just not today.
  24. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” — Albert Einstein
  25. “It’s better to dance than to march through life.” — Yoko Ono
  26. If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
  27. “In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.” — Eva Burrows
  28. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” — Doug Hutchison
  29. “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.” — Leo Tolstoy
  30. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
  31. I smile like an idiot when I think about you.
  32. “In order to write about life first you must live it.”– Ernest Hemingway
  33. I keep so much pain inside myself. I grasp my anger and loneliness and hold it in my chest, It has changed me into something I never meant to be. It has transformed me into a person I do not recognise; but I don’t know how to let it go.
  34. I’m very picky with whom I give my energy to. I prefer to reserve my time, intensity and spirit exclusively to those who reflect sincerity.
  35. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde
  36. “Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.” — Paulo Coelho
  37. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” — Lou Holtz
  38. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
  39. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” — Margaret Mitchell
  40. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein
  41. “Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  42. “Life is trying things to see if they work.” — Ray Bradbury
  43. “Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  44. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion
  45. “Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met – obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.” — John F. Kennedy (JFK Quotes)
  46. “Live for each second without hesitation.” — Elton John
  47. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” — Helen Keller
  48. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — John Hughes
  49. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” — Helen Keller
  50. “Life isn’t about getting and having; it’s about giving and being.” — Kevin Kruse
  51. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” — Bob Marley
  52. “Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.” — D.H. Lawrence
  53. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius
  54. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin
  55. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon
  56. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
  57. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith
  58. “My life is my message.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  59. Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.
  60. “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” — Seneca
  61. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth
  62. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” — Albert Einstein
  63. “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” — Henry David Thoreau
  64. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” — Carol Burnett
  65. One day someone is going to hug you so tight, that all of your broken pieces fit back together.
  66. One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
  67. Positive mind. Positive vibes. Positive life.
  68. Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.
  69. Someone who really loves you sees what a mess you can be, how you can be, how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you.
  70. “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – (Attributed to various sources)
  71. She believed she could, so she did.
  72. She is clothed with strength and dignity; She can laugh at the days to come.
  73. Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.
  74. Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.
  75. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
  76. They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.
  77. The things you take for granted someone else is praying.
  78. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates
  79. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”– Henry Ford
  80. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”– Frank Sinatra
  81. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey
  82. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” —Dolly Parton
  83. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” — Morrie Schwartz
  84. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain
  85. “The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.” — Indira Gandhi
  86. Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.
  87. The 3C’s in Life: Choice, Chance, Change. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.
  88. The darkest nights produce the brightest stars.
  89. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama
  90. “Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  91. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.
  92. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
  93. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey
  94. “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” ― George Clooney
  95. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs
  96. You will forever be my always.
  97. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.
  98. “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. And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs
  99. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
  100. “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.” – Steve Jobs

We may have taken different choices and paths in life, but we are all living in the same world, same Earth. Know your purpose and let it be for the good of the people around us. As we survive each day, let’s remember that others are trying their best too. Make your life choices count and worth it. We may have only one life, don’t waste your chances.