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I love quotes. So much so that I created The Beauty of Life posters out of some of my favourites. I find them uplifting and so often they come to me when I most need the message they are sharing. I know I’m not alone here so I put together this post of 50 beautiful quotes about life.


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

“I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller

“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho

“You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly.” – Colin Wright

“When you love abundantly, you live a beautiful life.” – Unknown

“You must channel your energy towards what you love, for what you love is the foundation of your life.” – Leon Brown

“Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in life, it’s what you inspire others to do.” – Unknown

“What we see depends on what we look for.” – John Lubbock

“Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Enjoy life now, this is not a rehearsal.” – Unknown

“It’s not about being the best, it’s about being better than yesterday.” – Unknown

“Live simply. Expect little. Give much. Love extravagantly.” – Unknown

“Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is, noise to appreciate silence, and absence to value presence.” – Unknown

“When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and very politely say, ‘You hit like a bitch.” – Unknown

“Set your life on fire, seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi

“At the center of you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu

“It’s time to stop pretending that you’re this average person. You’ve got big work to do.” – Tiffany Han

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Be in love with your life, every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac

“Look for the dream that keeps coming back, it is your destiny.” – Unknown

“Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.” – Regina Brett

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan

“To live greatly, we must develop the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and triumph with humility.” – Thomas S. Monson

“Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours.” – Unknown

“Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.” – Ugo Eze

“Dear self, promise to treasure your life. Don’t fall in love with potential. Remember that just because you want it, doesn’t mean it deserves to have you. Be patient, but don’t procrastinate. Be hopeful, but not naive. When it’s right, you’ll know. You don’t have to force it.” – Unknown

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Buddha

“Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.” – Kelly Bennett

“Yes, I could have made some different choices in life but I did what I did, both good and bad, and I am not who I was. I have moved on. It’s all part of growing up.’ – Unknown

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” –  Marianne Williamson

“Wisdom is learning to let go when you want to hang on. Courage is learning to hang on when you want to let go.” – Mark Amend

“I don’t think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don’t like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn’t revealed it’s beauty to them.”  – Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” – Annette Funicello

“There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

“The grey area – that place between black and white – that’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

“You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will end up where you are meant to be.” – Unknown

“Keep your head high, keep your chin up and, most importantly, keep smiling. Because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Enjoy the little things in life. For, one day, you’ll look back and realise they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

“The three C’s of life: choices, chances, changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.” – Unknown

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

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

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.” – Frank Herbert

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” – Unknown

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.” – Rupaul

“If a train doesn’t stop at your station, then it’s not your train.” – Marianne Williamson

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” – John Lennon

“Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for.” – Unknown


Bookmark this page for any time you need a little hit of inspiration, or share it with someone you know would love it – you might make their day!

What are your favourite quotes about life?

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  1. Katie -unwritten, untitled-

    Love this.

  2. Bianca Van Meeuwen

    Love it, thanks for sharing!

  3. Sarah

    These are so gorgeous! I cant even choose a favourite one!! x

  4. Mel

    “When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and very politely say, ‘You hit like a bitch.” – Unknown
    LOVE this! So cheeky 😉


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