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sábado, 8 de julio de 2017

50+ Inspirational Quotes about Life





Human being is able to rule over the animal kingdom because we have languages that enable us to capture knowledge and transmit them quickly and efficiently.
And quotations are an expression of rich experience, feelings and/or wisdom in a succinct, compact form using spoken or written words.
Here is a collection of inspirational sayings that best illustrate the witty, funny, or even whimsical side of our fellow beings that tell a big story despite their few words.
What one of them resonate with you the most?

Attitude Toward Life Matters
Inspirational Quotes about Life Set 1

  1. We could all take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
    — Author Unknown
  2. Life is just a chance to grow a soul.
    — A. Powell Davies
  3. Most people can look back over the years and identify a time and place at which their lives changed significantly. Whether by accident or design, these are the moments when, because of a readiness within us and a collaboration with events occurring around us, we are forced to seriously reappraise ourselves and the conditions under which we live and to make certain choices that will affect the rest of our lives. ;)
    — Frederick F. Flack
  4. How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
    — George Washington Carver
  5. Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
    — John N. Mitchell
  6. Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
    — Mark Twain
  7. The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a great mistake. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there’s life, there is hope.
    — Stephen Hawking
  8. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
    — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  9. One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
    — Max Beerbohm
  10. How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light.
    — Barry Lopez
  11. Do not worry about what people are thinking about you — for they are not thinking.
    — Author Unknown
  12. Pessimism…is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It’s the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed.
    — Thomas Hardy
  13. Never stand so high upon a principle that you cannot lower it to suit the circumstances.
    — Winston Churchill

Uncover Your Dreams & Live It!
Inspirational Quotes about Life Set 2

  1. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
    — Bernice Johnson Reagon
  2. If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse.
    — Author Unknown
  3. Don’t be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.
    — David Lloyd George
  4. Love does not make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
    — Franklin P. Jones
  5. Nothing else matters much — not wealth, nor learning, nor even health — without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.
    — Harry Emerson Fosdick
  6. 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
  7. Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. ;)
    — James Dean
  8. Remember that no man loses any other life than this which he now lives, nor lives any other than this which he now loses.
    — Marcus Aurelius
  9. It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
    — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  10. Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.
    — Terry Pratchett
  11. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
    — Author Unknown
  12. If you wait to do everything until you are sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.
    — Win Borden

What is Life Really?
Inspirational Quotes about Life Set 3

  1. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
    — Abraham Lincoln
  2. Life is like a tin of sardines. We are all looking for the key.
    — Alan Bennett
  3. Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process.
    — Anne Wilson Schaef
  4. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
    — Annie Dillard
  5. My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I cannot figure it out. What am I doing right? ;)
    — Charles Schulz
  6. I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
    — Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. Life is a long lesson in humility.
    — James M. Barrie
  8. Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
    — Margaret Fuller
  9. Be on the alert to recognise your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
    — Muriel Spark
  10. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    — Thomas Edison

Loosen Up, Life is Not a War!
Inspirational Quotes about Life Set 4

  1. Anything worth taking seriously is worth poking fun at.
    — Author Unknown
  2. As long as your mistakes are new ones, you can argue that you are making progress. ;)
    — Author Unknown
  3. Experience is something you get just after you need it.
    — Author Unknown
  4. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
    — Bertrand Russell
  5. Idleness is only a coarse name for my infitnite capacity for living in the present. ;)
    — Cyril Connolly
  6. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
    — Elbert Hubbard
  7. Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
    — Erma Bombeck
  8. And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
    — Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. Find enough clever things to say, and you are a Prime Minister; write them down and you are a Shakespeare. ;)
    — George Bernard Shaw
  10. It’s okay to let yourself go, just as long as you let yourself back.
    — Mike Jagger

How to Live
Inspirational Quotes about Life Set 5

  1. Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.
    — Alice Walker
  2. Discipline is making the choice between what you want now and what you want most.
    — Author Unknown
  3. I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer.
    — Colette
  4. Life is relationships; the rest is just details.
    — Gary Smalley
  5. Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.
    — Shannon Alder
  6. A steady income is an invitation to mediocrity.
    — Author Unknown
  7. However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
    — Henry David Thoreau
  8. Make lots of money. Enjoy the work. Operate within the law. Choose any two of three.
    — Jack Dee
  9. Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
    — Jean-Paul Sartre
  10. Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do. Some people don’t want to believe that. But if you are over age twenty-one, your life is what you are making of it. To change your life, you need to change your priorities.
    — John C. Maxwell
  11. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ;)
    — Maria Robinson
  12. Live your life and forget your age. ;)
    — Norman Vincent Peale