50 Short Quotes and Sayings on Life

quotes and sayings on life

Sometimes it’s really difficult to explain the various aspects of life. And this is where quotes and sayings on life come handy.

Do you know what I love most about quotes in general? Well, they are just some words but they have so many deep thoughts and meanings enclosed within those few words. Quotes and sayings are so relatable too. You name anything, and you have a quote for that situation.

Some people love to read quotes and others… well not that much. But I believe that everyone should read quotes, at least one or two, every single day. It helps you in so many different ways.

Here is my favourite 50 quotes and sayings about life

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”
— Epictetus

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”
— Confucius

“The only joy in the world is to begin.”
— Cesare Pavese

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
— Dalai Lama

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”
— Albert Camus

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
— Aristotle

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
— Lucille Ball

“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.”
— Dennis Waitley

“It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.”
— Seneca

“The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”
— Seneca

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
— Aesop

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
— L.M. Montgomery

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
— Confucius

“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.”
— Winnie the Pooh

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“Our envy always lasts longer than the happiness of those we envy.”
— Heraclitus

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”
— Roy Croft

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
— Elbert Hubbard

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”
— Euripides

“Love is a friendship set to music.”
— Joseph Campbell

“The more one judges, the less one loves.”
— Honore de Balzac

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”
— Alfred Tennyson

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”
— Andre Breton

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
— Morrie Schwartz

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
– Buddha

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.”
– Erich Fromm

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
– Mark Twain

“The road to success is always under construction.”
– Lily Tomlin

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
– Napoleon Hill

“Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.”
– Unknown

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.”
– Albert Einstein

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
– Benjamin Spock

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
– Shannon L. Alder

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

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.”
– Charles Bukowski

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
– Robert Morley

“Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.”
– Coco Chanel

“People who want the most approval get the least and the people who need approval the least get the most.”
– Wayne Dyer

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”
– André Gide


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