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36 Quotes About Life That Will Inspire You

by Dan Cassidy

Some days you just need a little motivation. Well we have rounded up some inspiring life and adventure quotes that will hopefully give you the pick up you need when life gets you down.

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.

-Benjamin Franklin

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

-C.S. Lewis

You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you.

-Rwandan Proverb

You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.

-Robert F. Kennedy

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

-Mark Twain

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.

-Charles Evan Hughes

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

-Wayne Dyer

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

-George Bernard Shaw

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.

-Georgia Witkin

Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.

-Chinese Proverb

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

-Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

-Jim Rohn

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

-Leon J. Suenes

If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.


If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

-Mary Engelbreit

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

-Albert Schweitzer

Insist on yourself. Never imitate.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is idle to dread what you cannot avoid.

-Publius Syrus

It’s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

-Maugham, W. Somerset

Life at any time can become difficult. Life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.

-Morarji Desai

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

-Jean Paul Richter

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

-Publilius Syrus

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.


The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

-Scott Hamilton

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

-French Proverb

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.

-Richard Rorty

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.


True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

-John W. Gardner

Wherever you are – be all there.

-Jim Elliot

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

-Lanston Hughes

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

-Winston Churchill

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

-Helen Keller

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

-Author Unknown

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!

-John Greenleaf Whittier

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.


As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world…as in being able to remake ourselves.

-Mahatma Gandhi

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