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Here are famous Life Quotes, from the greatest teachers and inspirational leaders in history. Quotes-motivational.com is your resource of inspirational quotes and motivational quotes for important speeches, or any motivating speech, or athletic challenge.

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), in Plato, Dialogues, Apology

Although Socrates was found guilty of tainting the minds of the youth during his time, his words continue to be an inspiration to millions around the globe.  Even though his motivation was never to become a famous philosopher, nevertheless he words became highly influential to western philosophy.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Churchill became Prime Minister of the UK in 1940 and remained in this position until 1945 and then held the same position from 1951 to 1955.  His inspiration, ability as an orator and motivation to take on Hitler’s Germany are legendary.  He left us with a trove of heartfelt quotes that are treasured around the world.

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True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
Albert Einstein

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

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

The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Chinese Proverb

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
Dorothy Thompson

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

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.

Dalai Lama

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

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

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.

Joan Baez

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

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

Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

Ralph Ellison

Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.

Raymond Charles Barker

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Thomas Jefferson

These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.
William James

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno

Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Whine less, breathe more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more . . . And all good things are yours.
Swedish Proverb

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Ethics cannot be based upon our obligations toward [people], but they are complete and natural only when we feel this Reverence for Life and the desire to have compassion for and to help all creatures insofar as it is in our power. I think that this ethic will become more and more recognized because of its great naturalness and because it is the foundation of a true humanism toward which we must strive if our culture is to become truly ethical.
Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world -- that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me -- is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.
Albert Schweitzer

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Wharton

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

George Bernard Shaw

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

Anais Nin

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.

Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

Corita Kent

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

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Henry James

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Buddha

Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine
Buddha

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