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35 Wise Quotes to Live By

35 wise life quotes
Just as my collection of Inspirational Quotes has been compiled to encourage and motivate, so too is this collection of life quotes.

We all need a boost occasionally to keep us focused on what is really important.

When we get caught up in less consequential and sometimes insignificant details, we take away precious time from those moments and events that really matter make life meaningful and precious.

Here then are 35 wise quotes to live by:

  1. Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

  2. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

  3. To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. Jo Coudert

  4. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee

  5. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  6. We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, soft and loud. If a musician liked only one kind, what would he have to say? Michel de Montaigne

  7. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world. Suddhartha Guatama Buddha

  8. Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. Eleanor Roosevelt

  9. 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-Frédéric Amiel

  10. Life without love, is no life at all. Leonardo da Vinci

  11. Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. Søren Kierkegaard

  12. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Marcus Aurelius

  13. Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake. Sir Francis Bacon

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

  15. There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. Henry David Thoreau

  16. Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live. Paulo Coelho

  17. Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. D. H. Lawrence

  18. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined...Henry David Thoreau

  19. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

  20. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals. Benjamin Franklin

  21. Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. Margaret Mitchell

  22. Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift-there is nothing small about it. Florence Nightingale

  23. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

  24. In the Book of Life, The answers aren't in the back. Charles M. Schulz

  25. Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  27. A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. Chin-Ning Chu

  28. Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. Hans Christian Andersen

  29. Love, friendship, laughter... Some of the best things in life really are free. Bob Marley

  30. The man without a purpose is a man who drifts at the mercy of random feelings or unidentified urges and is capable of any evil, because he is totally out of control of his own life. In order to be in control of your life, you have to have a purpose-a productive purpose. The man without a purpose is a man who drifts at the mercy of random feelings or unidentified urges and is capable of any evil, because he is totally out of control of his own life. In order to be in control of your life, you have to have a purpose-a productive purpose. Ayn Rand

  31. The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow. R. Buckminster Fuller

  32. The best things in life are unseen, that's why we close our eyes when we kiss, cry, and dream. Helen Keller

  33. Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile. Mark Twain

  34. In the Book of Life, The answers aren't in the back. Charles M. Schulz

  35. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
    Victor Hugo

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