The Most Powerful Quotes About Life

Best quotes about life

1. “Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.” —J.M. Barrie
2. “My father gave me the best advice of my life. He said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.'” —George Clooney
3. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing.” —Katherine Mansfield
4. “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” —Simone Biles
5. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it! “—Jonathan Winters 
6. “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties out of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities out of his difficulties.” —Robert Mansell
7. “My father used to say, ‘Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.'” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
8. “What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?” —H.G. Wells 
9. “‘Don’t worry’ makes a better motto when you add ‘others.'” —Columbia Record
10. “When you are actually powerful, you don’t need to be petty.” —Jon Stewart 
11. “None are so brave as the anonymous.” —K.K. Steincke 
12. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” —Bertrand Russell 
13. “Nobody ever sees his own face in the glass. What he observes there is a compound, divided into three parts: one part himself as he really is, one part representing what he expects to see, and a third part, what he wishes to behold.”  —Richard Burton 
14. “You are only young once. After that you have to think up some other excuse.” —Billy Arthur 
15. “No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.” —Will Durant 
16. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” —Andy Warhol
17. “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it.” —Henry Ford 
18. “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring men on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them reach your destiny.” —Carl Schurz 
19. “The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” —Mark Twain 
20. “It’s not necessary to take a person’s advice to make him feel good—all you have to do is ask it.” —Richard Armour 
21. “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us—and sometimes, they win.” —Stephen King 
22. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” —Harry Ruby 
23. “The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.” —Lionel Barrymore 
24. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” —Robert Frost 
25. “Constant use will wear out anything—especially friends.” —Warren Hull
26. “Don’t say you can’t until you prove you can’t.” —Les Paul 
27. “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” —Allen Saunders 
28. “Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” —Aldous Huxley 
29. “You are genuinely happy if you don’t know why.” —Joseph Mayer
30. “Worry is like sand in an oyster: a little produces a pearl, too much kills the animal.” —Marcelene Cox 
31. “People who complain that they don’t get all they deserve should congratulate themselves.” —The Irish Times 
32. “I have this rule I live by: Only do what you can do. That means you’re never looking outside for what’s popular; you’re always looking inside for what’s true.” —Delia Ephron 
33. “The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong, without comment.” —T.H. White 
34. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.” —A.J. Cronin 
35. “Schedule all your worrying for a specific half-hour about the middle of the day. Then take a nap during this period.” —Peterborough, Ont., Examiner 
36. “One good way to test your memory is to try to remember the things that worried you yesterday.” —Toronto Star 
37. “If there is one thing I would teach a child, above all else, it is to be able to imagine himself into the flesh of other people: to realize his mother’s weariness, his father’s anxieties, his little brother’s  lonely fears and to give of himself generously to ease their burdens. A child who has learned to be consistently generous will become a generous adult, much loved and therefore truly successful.” —I.A.R. Wylie 
38. “There’s no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” —Woman’s Home Companion 
39. “A party without a cake is really just a meeting.” —Julia Child 
40. “Kindness is one thing you can’t give away. It always comes back.” —George Skolsky 
41. “Nothing bad can happen if you haven’t hit the ‘send’ key.” —David Shipley and Will Schwalb
42. “Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.” —Ben Morcell 
43. “Humor plays close to the big, hot fire which is Truth.” —E.B. White 
44. “You’re never too broken to be fixed.” —Jonathan Van Ness 
45. “Greed is envy with its sleeves rolled up.” —George F. Will 
46. “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” —Sally Koch 
47. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” —Harper Lee 
48. “The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing that you’ll make one.” —Elbert Hubbard 
49. “Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.” —George Orwell 
50. “We give them the love we can spare, the time we can spare. In return, dogs have given us their absolute all. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” —Roger Caras
51. “The world is not yours for the taking, but for the trying. Try hard.” —Scott Gallowa

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