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97 Inspiring Quotes To Live By: Words of Wisdom for a Fulfilling Life

If you’re looking for some words of wisdom, look no further! Here you’ll find over 90 inspiring ‘quotes to live by’ in our curated collection of powerful and thought-provoking quotations from some of the most influential and inspiring people in history.

From writers and philosophers, to scientists and artists, these quotes offer timeless wisdom and guidance on how to live a meaningful life.

Whether you are looking for a little motivation, a burst of inspiration, or just a reminder to stay true to your values and beliefs, we hope that these quotes to live life by will support you need to live your best life.

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1. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan

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2. “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

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3. “The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.” Oprah Winfrey

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4. “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

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5. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.”Kim Kiyosaki

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6. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”Thomas A. Edison

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7. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

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8. “To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.”Dejan Stojanovic

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9. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Charles Swindoll

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10. “The biggest mistake you’ll ever make is letting people stay in your life for longer than they deserve.” – Unknown

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11. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”George Harrison

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12. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” –  Stephen King

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13. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

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

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15. “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” – Katharine Hepburn

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16. “See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be” – E. Lockhart

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17. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

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18. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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19. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

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20. “If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

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21. “Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown

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22. “Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself.”Meg Cabot

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23. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen

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24. “Great people, no matter their field, have similar habits. Learn them and use them in your own quest for greatness.”Paula Andress

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25. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

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26. “Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”Jose Luis Borges

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27. “Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”Henry Ford

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28. “Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!” Russell Simmons

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29. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” – William Blake

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30. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” Unknown

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31. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”Thomas J. Watson

32. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”Paulo Coelho

33. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”  – Buddha

34. “Choose a job you love, & you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

35. “Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.” – Brian Tracy

36. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Steve Jobs

37. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”Gail Sheehy

38. “Just remember: The people that say, ‘your dreams are impossible’ have already quit on theirs.” – Grant Cardone

39. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

40. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” T.D. Jakes

41. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”Eleanor Roosevelt

42. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”Les Brown

43. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

44. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

45. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”Jimmy Dean

46. “Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, & character.”WA Ward

47. “Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are.”Robert Greene

48. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”Milton Berle

49. “Critical feedback is the breakfast of champions. Defensiveness is the dinner of losers.”Dharmesh Shah

50. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”Walter Hagen

51. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

52. “Before you dismiss a beginner’s work, remember how much you sucked when you started. You probably sucked worse, actually.”Jason Fried

53. “In life, you get what you put in. Everything comes back around.”Unknown

54. “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”Aldous Huxley

55. “We become what we think about.”Earl Nightingale

56. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

57. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

58. “If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time.” Ted Murphy

59. “Life is too short to wait.”Unknown

60. “A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.” – H. Stanley Judd

61. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”Van Gogh

62. “You were born with the ability to change someone’s life – don’t ever waste it.” – Dale Partridge

63. “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

64. “Humor and joy contribute to my total well-being.”Louise L

65. “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.”Unknown

66. “Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” – James Arthur Ray

67. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.”H. Jackson Brown Jr.

68. “Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure—even the worst—beats the hell out of not trying.”Meredith Grey

69. “The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.”Dennis Brown

70. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton

71. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”Mark Zuckerberg

72. “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

73. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”Oprah Winfrey

74. “Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” – Stephen Hawking

75. “Your mind is like water, when agitated it becomes difficult to see but if allowed to settle, the answer becomes clear.”Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

76. “There is no elevator to success — you have to take the stairs.”Unknown

77. “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Sylvester Stallone

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

79. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”Nelson Mandela

80. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who

81. “Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.” Orison Swett Marden

82. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.”Joan Rivers

83. “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.”Cathy Guisewite

84. “Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.” – Albert Schweitzer

85. “It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”Jimmy Dugan, A League of Their Own

86. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”George Harrison

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

88. “If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.” Julia Sorel

89. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”Michael Jordan

90. “Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.”Marie Forleo

91. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

92. “Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.”Richard Koch

93. “It’s less about learning new things and more about letting go of old things.”Liza Miller

94. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones that are worth hurting for.” – Bob Marley

95. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”Babe Ruth

96. “It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.” – Tony Robbins

97. “I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”Jimi Hendrix