Meaningful Quotations About Life

We all learned so many other things in school, but we were not taught about life itself, about how it actually works or about what is essential to live life to the fullest.

We have to go through the so-called “school of hard knocks” to learn about life lessons through trials and tribulations.

These are two of my favorite meaningful quotations about life by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Tom Bedett respectively:

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”

Do you know that we all have great qualities which we’re unaware of, inner valuable resources we haven’t discovered, and endless opportunities we never dreamed of? We should be finding the good in life and live it to the fullest.

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Below here are some meaningful quotations about life from famous folks like Napoleon Hill, Aristotle, Deepak Chopra and Dale Carnegie to enlighten you, so you can live a happier life worth living .

“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” – Napoleon Hill

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.” – James Allen

“Fortune favors the brave.” – Publius Terence

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Your life is in your hands, to make of it what you choose.” –  John Kehoe

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” – James Allen

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Every human has four endowments- self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Stephen Covey

“There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.” – Deepak Chopra

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” – Alexander Woollcott

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” – Euripides

“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.” – Napoleon Hill

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.” – Dale Carnegie

“They can because they think they can.” – Virgil

“There are those who dream and wish and there are those who dream and work.” – Jeune.E. McIntyre.

“All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” – Brian Tracy

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” – William Feather

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.” – Dale Carnegie

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

“The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.” – Socrates

“The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.” – Charles Schwab

“At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.” – Lee  Jampolsky

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” – Bruce Lee

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” – Federico Fellini”Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.” – Og Mandino

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“Everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you’ve made in the past.” – Deepak Chopra

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.No idleness, no delay, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can
do today.” – Earl of Chesterfield

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” – Pope John XXIII

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

“Successful people make money. It’s not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.” – Wayne Dyer

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Elliot

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” –

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha

“You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.” – Mike Murdock

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Lao-Tzu

“If you don’t risk anything, then you risk even more.” – Erica Jong

“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” – Brian Tracy

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. – Seneca

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

“Our strength grows out of our weakness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

“If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.” – Chinese Proverb

“The better part of happiness is to wish to be what you are.” – Desiderius Erasmus

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.” – Basho

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” – William James

“What you are is what you have been, and what you will be is what you do now.” – Buddha

“A day will never be anymore than what you make of it.’ – Josh S. Hinds

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