Positive Quotes About Life To Help You On Your Life's Journey

Here are some of my favorite positive quotes about life. Please feel free to drop me a note with your favorite positive quotes about life and I’d be happy to include it in this list.

Positive Quotes About Life by Bernice Johnson

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you.

(A) Positive Quotes About Life

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward people, but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power.
I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical.
Albert Schweitzer

Ethics, too, are nothing but reverence for life.
This is what gives me the fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, promoting, and enhancing life, and that destroying, injuring, and limiting life are evil.

Positive Quotes About Life by Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil.
Affirmation of the world, that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me, is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.
Albert Schweitzer

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. 
It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Abraham Lincoln

Everybody likes a compliment.
Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

Positive Quotes About Life by Abraham Lincoln

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
Abraham Lincoln

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

Life is just a chance to grow a soul.
A. Powell Davies

Life on the planet is born of woman.
Adrienne Rich

Life is rather like a tin of sardines – we’re all of us looking for the key.
Alan Bennett

All men have sweetness in their life.
That is what helps them go on.
It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.

Positive Quotes About Life by Albert Camus

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.
Albert Camus

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter.
I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book.
If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.
Alice Walker

Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.
Alice Walker

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Burr

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Any idiot can face a crisis – its day to day living that wears you out.

Positive Quotes About Life by Anton Chekhov

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. 
This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
Anais Nin

Dreams pass into the reality of action. 
From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin

The most decisive actions of our life, are most often unconsidered actions.
Andre Gide

Life is a process.
We are a process.
The universe is a process.

Positive Quotes About Life by Anne Wilson Schaef

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Annie Dillard

Love life and life will love you back. 
Love people and they will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

I have a simple philosophy: 
Fill what’s empty. 
Empty what’s full. 
Scratch where it itches. 
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller

(B) Positive Quotes About Life

They’re basically moments in which you’re in touch with the meaning of life, when your relationship to the rest of the universe makes sense.
Barbara De Angelis

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. 
The daily work – that goes on, it adds up.
Barbara Kingsolver

How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? 
Barry Lopez

If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox.
Barry Lopez

One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse.
Barry Lopez

There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions.

Positive Quotes About Life by Barry Lopez

You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light. 
Barry Lopez

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.
Baruch Spinoza

A good life is a main argument.
Ben Jonson

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you. 

Positive Quotes About Life by Bernice Johnson

They are supposed to help you discover who you are.
Bernice Johnson

Three passions have governed my life: 
The longings for love, the search for knowledge, 
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind. 
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision 
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. 
I have wished to understand the hearts of people.
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart 
Of children in famine, of victims tortured 
And of old people left helpless. 
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, 
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.
Bertrand Russell

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.
Buckminster Fuller

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

Positive Quotes About Life by Buddha

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
Brendan Gill

The daily work – that goes on, it adds up.
Barbara Kingsolver

(C) Positive Quotes About Life

Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. 
It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again.
What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
Captain Jean- Lucpicard

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. 
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
Carl Sandburg

Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out.
What am I doing right?

Positive Quotes About Life by Charles Schulz

Life is so constructed that an event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
Charlotte Bronte

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese Proverb I love my past.
I love my present.
I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer.

Life is nothing but a series of crosses for us mothers.

Love the moment.
Flowers grow out of dark moments. 
Therefore, each moment is vital.
It affects the whole.
Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.
Corita Kent

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life
Charles Darwin

I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.
Charles M. Schulz

(D) Positive Quotes About Life

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round. 
David Lodge

Everything in life is luck. 
Donald Trump

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Dalai Lama

(E) Positive Quotes About Life

I wove my webs for you because I liked you.
After all, what’s a life, anyway?
We’re born, we live a little while, we die.
A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. 
By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle.
Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.
E.B. White

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue
Edith Wharton

My candle burns at both its ends;
It will not last the night;
But oh, my foes, and oh, my friends 
It gives a lovely light.
Life is a quest and love a quarrel
Edna S. Vincent Millay

Life is just one damned thing after another.

Positive Quotes About Life by Elbert Hubbard

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

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Life was meant to be lived. 
Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity must be kept alive.
Eleanor Roosevelt

One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously, this is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

I think somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.

Positive Quotes About Life by Eleanor Roosevelt

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.
Elie Wiesel

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it
Elizabeth Drew

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.

Positive Quotes About Life by Emily Dickinson

If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Emily Dickinson

Love, is anterior to Life ,
Posterior, to Death.
Emily Dickinson

Initial of Creation, and
The Exponent of Earth 
Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

Positive Quotes About Life by Emily Dickinson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive.
Erik H. Erikson

If life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired.
Erik H. Erikson

The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive.
Ernest Becker

We now know that the human animal is characterized by two great fears that other animals are protected from: the fear of life and the fear of death.
Heidegger brought these fears to the centre of his existential philosophy. 
He argued that the basic anxiety of humanity is anxiety about being-in-the-world, as well as anxiety of being-in-the-world.
That is, both fear of death and fear of life, of experience and individuation.
Ernest Becker

I think that taking life seriously means something such as this: that whatever man does on this planet has to be done in the lived truth of the terror of creation, of the grotesque, of the rumble of panic underneath everything. 
Otherwise it is false. Whatever is achieved must be achieved with the full exercise of passion, of vision, of pain, of fear, and of sorrow. 
How do we know, that our part of the meaning of the universe might not be a rhythm in sorrow?

Inspirational Life Quotes by Ernest Becker

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
They are not long, the days of wine and roses;
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

Ernest Dowson

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.

E. B. White

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Emily Dickinson

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.

E.E. Cummings

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”.

Erma Bombeck

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Erich Fromm 

(F) Positive Quotes About Life

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep. 
Fran Lebowitz

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.
F.Forrester Church

Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

Love doesn’t make the world go “round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
Frederick Buehner

Most people can look back over the years and identify a time and place at which their lives changed significantly.
Whether by accident or design, these are the moments when, because of a readiness within us and a collaboration with events occurring around us, we are forced to seriously reappraise ourselves and the conditions under which we live and to make certain choices that will affect the rest of our lives.
Frederick F. Flack

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche

(G) Positive Quotes About Life

Life is relationships; the rest is just details.
Gary Smalley

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.
George Sand

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. 
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Security is when everything is settled.
When nothing can happen to you. 
Security is the denial of life.
Germaine Greer

A useless life is an early death.

God writes a lot of comedy, the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny. 
Garrison Keillor

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
George Herbert

(H) Positive Quotes About Life

Security is mostly a superstition. 
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. 
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us.
Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Henri Frederick Amiel

Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Henry James

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream! 
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest! 
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
H. L. Mencken

Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life.

(I) Positive Quotes About Life

Immanuel Kant

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.
I’d type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

People do not live nowadays – they get about ten percent out of life.
Isadora Duncan

(J) Positive Quotes About Life

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. 
Jean-Paul Sartre

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. 
Josh Billings

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. 
John Burroughs

Life is a long lesson in humility. 
James M. Barrie

Life is a series of collisions with the future;
it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Positive Quotes About Life by Jose Ortega Gasset

There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death
James r. Bymes

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do.
Some people don’t want to believe that.
But if you’re over age twenty-one, your life is what you’re making of it.
To change your life, you need to change your priorities.
Positive Quotes About Life by John C. Maxwell

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.
Education is not preparation for life;
education is life itself.
John Dewey

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

I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know life at all.
Joni Mitchell

May you live every day of your life.
Jonathan Swift 

(K) Positive Quotes About Life

Life well spent is long. 
Leonardo da Vinci

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. 
Karen Horney

Like all sciences and all valuations,
the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.
Karen Horney

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the 
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes 
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!

Without discipline, there’s no life at all.
Katherine Hepburn 

(L) Positive Quotes About Life

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. 
Louis Stevenson

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Leo Buscaglia

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Lord Byron

What we play is life.
Louis Armstrong

(M) Positive Quotes About Life

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing.
It was here first.
Mark Twain

Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.
Mel Brooks

Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou

Only a few things are really important. 
Marie Dressler

Your life is what your thoughts make it. 
Marcus Aurelius

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Remember that no man loses any other life than this which he now lives, nor lives any other than this which he now loses.

Positive Quotes About Life by Marcus Aurelius

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
Marcus Aurelius

Live a good life.
If there are gods and they are just,
then they will not care how devout you have been,
but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by.
If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. 
f there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
I am not afraid.
Marcus Aurelius

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. 

Positive Quotes About Life by Mark Twain

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn’t have done it.
Who was it who said,
“Blessed is the man who has found his work”?
Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind.
Mark you, he says his work not somebody else’s work.
The work that is really a man’s own work is play and not work at all.
Cursed is the man who has found some other man’s work and cannot lose it.
When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world.
The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great.
How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains?
The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.
Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Dream.

Positive Quotes About Life by Mark Twain

There was never yet an uninteresting life.
Such a thing is impossibility.
Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy.
Mark Twain

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain

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

The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
Madame De Stael

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Fuller

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
Maria Mitchell

Service is what life is all about.

Positive Quotes About Life by Marian Wright Edelman

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver

Is it so small a thing 
To have enjoy’d the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done.
Matthew Arnold

A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.

Positive Quotes About Life by May Sarton

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas K. Gandhi

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Mortimer Adler

While there’s life, there’s hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

(N) Positive Quotes About Life

If I had my life to live over,
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax; 
I’d limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles,
but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I’m one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after the other, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. 
I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I had it to do over again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dance; I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
I would pick more daisies.
Nadine Stair

It is worthwhile to live
and fight courageously
for sacred ideals.
Norbert Capek

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman Macewan

Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale

(O) Positive Quotes About Life

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.
Omar N. Bradley

Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Oscar Wilde

(P) Positive Quotes About Life

And now the end is near
And so I face the final curtain,
My friends, I’ll say it clear,
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain.
I’ve lived a life that’s full, I’ve travelled each and evr’y highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way.
Paul Anka

When My Mind is Still
When my mind is still and alone with the beating of my heart,
I remember things too easily forgotten:
The purity of early love,
The maturity of unselfish love that asks 
desires nothing but another’s good,
The idealism that has persisted through all the tempest of life.
When my mind is still and alone with the beating of my heart,
I can find a quiet assurance, an inner peace, in the core of my being.
It can face the doubt, the loneliness, the anxiety,
Can accept these harsh realities and can even grow
Because of these challenges to my essential being.
When my mind is still and alone with the beating of my heart,
I can sense my basic humanity,
And then I know that all men and women are my brothers and sisters.
Nothing but my own fear and distrust can separate me from the love of friends.
If I can trust others, accept them, enjoy them,
Then my life shall surely be richer and more full.
If I can accept others, this will help them to be more truly themselves,
And they will be more able to accept me.
When my mind is still and alone with the beating of my heart,
I know how much life has given me:
The history of the race, friends and family, The opportunity to work, the chance to build myself.
Then wells within me the urge to live more abundantly,
With greater trust and joy,
With more profound seriousness and earnest service,
And yet more calmly at the heart of life.

Positive Quotes About Life by Paul Beattie

We get to think of life as an inexhaustible well.
Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really.
How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that’s so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? 
Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that.
How many more times will you watch the full moon rise?
Perhaps twenty.
And yet it all seems limitless.
Paul Bowles

The truth is always exciting. 
Speak it, then.
Life is dull without it.

Positive Quotes About Life by Pearl S. Buck

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being.
His heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck

Life must be lived as play. 

(Q) Positive Quotes About Life

You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
Quentin Crisp

(R) Positive Quotes About Life

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished:
if you’re alive, it isn’t.
Richard Bach

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

Life is never easy for those who dream.
Robert James Waller

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. 
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean cradle of birth and of death,
in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment. 
Rabindranath Tagore

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
Ralph Ellison

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a progress, and not a station.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is “trying things to see if they work.”
Ray Bradbury

The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.
Raymond Charles Barker

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life.
Within decades we must close our eyes again. 
Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it?
This is how I answer when I am asked as I am surprisingly often why I bother to get up in the mornings.

Positive Quotes About Life by Richard Dawkins

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

The best things in life are nearest:
Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you.
Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Each person must live their life as a model for others.

Positive Quotes About Life by Rosa Parks

Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?
Roy H. Williams

(S) Positive Quotes About Life

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. 
Sholom Aleichem

Life is but thought. 
Sara Teasdale

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

An authentic life is the most personal form of worship.
Everyday life has become my prayer.

Positive Quotes About Life by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Life begets life. Energy becomes energy.
It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt

I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I’ve enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.

Positive Quotes About Life by Sean O’Casey

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.

Injustice can be eliminated, but human conflicts and natural limitations cannot be removed.
The conflicts of social life and the limitations of nature cannot be controlled or transcended.
They can, however, be endured and survived.
It is possible for there to be a dance with life, a creative response to its intrinsic limits and challenges.
Sharon Welch

Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
Sophia Lyon Fahs

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Keierkegaard

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power
Stephen Covey

(T) Positive Quotes About Life

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Rubin

Life can be found only in the present moment.
The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

Positive Quotes About Life byThich Nhat Hanh

Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead. When Death claims the light of my brow, No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!

Positive Quotes About Life byThomas F. Healey

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson

Life is like a sewer.
What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Positive Quotes About Life by Tom Lehrer

Birth, life, and death, each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.
Toni Morrison

(U) Positive Quotes About Life

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. 
Umberto Eco

Life would be much easier if I had the source code.

If you see a whole thing it seems that it’s always beautiful.
Planets, lives, But close up a world’s all dirt and rocks.
And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
Ursula K. Leguin

(V) Positive Quotes About Life

If architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load that is laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together.
So, if therapists wish to foster their patients’ mental health, they should not be afraid to increase that load through a reorientation toward the meaning of one’s life.

Positive Quotes About Life by Victor Frankl

A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life.
He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any “how.”
Victor Frankl

We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: 
1. by doing a deed; 
2. by experiencing a value; and 
3. by suffering.

Positive Quotes About Life by Victor Frankl

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

(W – Z) Positive Quotes About Life

Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like.
She is a person who understand, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not.
Virginia Satir

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

Every man dies.
Not every man really lives. 

Positive Quotes About Life by William Wallace

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
William Lyon Phelps

Most things break, including hearts.
The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Wallace Stegner

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers

For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.

Positive Quotes About Life by William Blake

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

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar

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