Life Quotes

These life quotes cause us to think about what is truly important to us. It comes back to how we individually define success, which is not the same way mainstream media defines success.

It’s easy to take for granted that we will always have another tomorrow, and yet, I am continually floored when reading the news to see so many lives “cut short.” These life quotes reinforce that your goals should reflect you, your interests, and those things (tangible and intangible) that are important to YOU. I hope these life quotes inspire and motivate you to set and achieve goals of this nature.

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Don't count the days - make the days count.
(Ed Agresta)

The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
(Louis E. Boone)

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
(Charles Buxton)

Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
(George Carlin)

Dale Carnegie, life quotes

This is the only chance you will ever have on earth with this exciting adventure called life. So why not plan it, and try to live it as richly, as happily as possible?
(Dale Carnegie)

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our window today.
(Dale Carnegie)

One of the things that has helped me as much as any other, is not how long I am going to live, but how much I can do while living.
(George Washington Carver)

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
(Sir Winston Churchill)

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

The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
(Thomas Edison)

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
(Thomas Edison)

Life is nothing but a series of moments. Start living the moments and the years take care of themselves.
(Gary Fenchuk)

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

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
(Sydney Harris)

Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
(David Starr Jordan)

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
(W.M. Lewis)

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.
(Satchel Paige)

Get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger paycheck, the larger house.
(Anna Quindlen)

It is so easy to waste our lives; our days, our hours, our minutes …It is so easy to exist instead of live.
(Anna Quindlen)

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
(John Randolph)

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
(Charles Richards)

The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make a difference that you lived at all. Happiness means self-fulfillment and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever talents God or luck or fate bestows upon them.
(Leo Rosten)

Anthony Robbins, life quotes

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
(Anthony Robbins)

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
(Anthony Robbins)

Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
(Eleanor Roosevelt)

We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them.
(Seneca)

I worry that our lives are like soap operas. We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is still going on.
(Jane Wagner)

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you will still have an entire tomorrow.
(Dr. Denis Waitley)


I’ve tried to provide proper attribution to the original sources of these life quotes. Please let me know if there are any that may be in error, or if you know some of the sources I have identified as “unknown”. Thanks!

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