Today, let’s read through a selection of how to live a good life quotes.
Living the good life is what every one is seeking or aiming for. As we know the definition of a “good life” is very individual. For me living a good life is simply being hale and hearty so I can get to enjoy simple things in life.
Talking about living the good life, instantly the late Scott Nearing comes to mind. Yes, the famous economics professor and outspoken pacifist and his wife Helen who both deliberately chose to buid and and live a sustainable rural life and simple lifestyle in Vermont and Maine back in the 1930s.
You should read their book entitled “The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing’s Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living“. Find out how these couple returned to embrace basic human values, lived a life of simplicity. The so-called minimalist living.
For those of you who want to slow down and really yearn for a simpler, healthier, and meaningful lifestyle, you should get hold of this book.
In the meantime, let’s read through my collection of how to live a good life quotes.
“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” – Lao Tzu
“The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.” – Harold Wilkins
“All philosophy in two words, – sustain and abstain.” – Epictetus
“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” – Leo Aikman
“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.” – Swedish Proverb
“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay
“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell
“There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.” – Annie Dillard
“To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to create oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson
“If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer. ” – Dag Hammarskjold
“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” – Joseph Addison
“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.” – Betty Smith
“Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.” – Frank Tyger
“May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift
“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” – Buddha
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein