106 Motivational and Meaningful life Quotes

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We may lie about it all we want, but we’re all scared of the truth. The truth pains us more than anything else. Humans have only learned to ignore the truths of life as a result of evolution. This isn’t a good way of living. Worst of all, we do not even learn from our mistakes. Read all the motivational and meaningful life quotes to live a better life.

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.
― Sylvia Plath

May you live every day of your life.
― Jonathan Swift

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

Get busy living or get busy dying.
― Stephen King, Different Seasons

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But 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

Where there is love there is life.

Where there is love there is life.

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

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.
― Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.
― J.M. Bar crie

We’re all human, aren’t we Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
― May Sarton

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
― Marilyn Monroe

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
― William W. Purkey

This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.

This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.

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

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

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

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom..

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom..

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
― Narcotics Anonymous

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
― Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
― Albert Einstein

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
― J.K. Rowling

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
― Allen Saunders

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
― Douglas Adams

Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.

Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.

Everything you can imagine is real.
― Pablo Picasso

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
― Dr. Seuss

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu


Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.

– Langston Hughes

If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember.
― Terry Pratchett

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
― Dr. Seuss

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

People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.
― Jim Morrison

May you live every day of your life.

May you live every day of your life.

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
― Woody Allen

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.
― Shel Silverstein

If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.
― Roy T. Bennett

Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.
― Markus Zusak

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.

Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
― Albert Einstein

Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
― John Green

Some people have lives; some people have music.
― John Green

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
― Stephanie Klein

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.
― Roy T. Bennett

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.

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

Reality continues to ruin my life.
― Bill Watterson

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
― Stephen Chbosky

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there

If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
― John Green

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
― Jess C. Scott

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
― Albert Schweitzer

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
― Steve Maraboli

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
― Kurt Vonnegut

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
― Albert Camus

I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.
― Woody Allen

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
― Arthur C. Clarke

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.
― Cassandra Clare

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
― Søren Kierkegaard

People aren’t either wicked or noble. They’re like chef’s salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.
― Lemony Snicket

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.
― Roy T. Bennett

My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.
― Alan Moore

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
― John Lennon

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
― William Goldman

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
― Dale Carnegie

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
― Roy T. Bennett

If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
― Chad Sugg

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
― George Bernard Shaw

Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
― Roy T. Bennett

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
― E. E. Cummings

Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.
― Haruki Murakami

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.
― Roy T. Bennett

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!
― Hunter S. Thompson

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
― Stephen King

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.
― John Greenleaf Whittier

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!
― George Carlin

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.
― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.
― Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…
― Khaled Hosseini

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.
― Ayn Rand

But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
― Walt Disney Company

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
― Roy T. Bennett

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
― Maya Angelou

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.
― Roy T. Bennett

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.
― Roy T. Bennett

The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.
― Abigail Van Buren

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.
― Audrey Hepburn

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
― Roy T. Bennett

Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.
― Roy T. Bennett

People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.
― Cassandra Clare

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.
― D.H. Lawrence

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
― G.K. Chesterton

I hope you read all the motivational and meaningful life quotes to live a better life.