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"Life is just one damned thing after another."

That's what Elbert Hubbard thinks anyway.

And who would disagree with him, eh! Well, Albert Einstein, Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, Abraham Lincoln and Grace Hansen to name a few. Or maybe they do agree with Elbert - I'll let you decide in the quotations below:

  • Yes, you'll find funny and famous and you'll even find the odd sporting quotation - but all will be quotes about life.

  • Find quotes that truly inspire you (I hope) - inspire you to do something today to make your life better...

Inspirational life quotes - Napoleon Hill

Oh, I should say that all of these free inspirational quotes and sayings are hand-picked (by me). That means thousands of inspirational life quotes were not considered inspiring enough! Anyway, let the inspiration begin...

Quotations on Life - Free Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational life quotes - what they say...

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."

-- Arthur Ashe

"A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations."

-- Gerald G. Jampolsky

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

-- George Bernard Shaw

(And maybe that is what having a healthy self-esteem is all about.)

"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."

-- Grace Hansen

"We need others. We need others to love and we need to be loved by them. There is no doubt that without it, we too, like the infant left alone, would cease to grow, cease to develop, choose madness and even death."

-- Leo Buscaglia

"It is infinitely more exciting to live a life of catastrophic failures than a life of could-haves, should-haves and would-haves."

-- Moh Hon Meng

"Always remember: Life is for enjoying. "

-- Abraham Lincoln

(Yes, and always remember the purpose of self-help is to enjoy your life, have fun!)

"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. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."

-- Carl Jung

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

(And if you don't believe me, then I think you should check out my sister site, called - all about the Inside-Out Understanding behind life.)

"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

-- Albert Einstein

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."

-- Albert Schweitzer

"Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out of it alive."

-- Elbert Hubbard

(Hee hee, indeed! And if you like that, you'll love these funny text messages!)

"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, "I am with you kid. Let's go."

-- Maya Angelou

"When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go."

-- Catherine Pulsifer

"We are the hero of our own story. "

-- Mary McCarthy

(Why don't you share YOUR story with the Self Help Collective? Go on! It won't hurt! )

"There are 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

"Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death. "

-- Kahlil Gibran

"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."

-- Joe Louis

Inspirational life quotes - what they still say...

MORE inspirational life quotes (you're such a glutton), but first I'd like you to listen to some music. Oh, this YouTube video contains an inspirational life quote or two, also...

"Never waste a minute of your precious life by squandering it thinking about people you don't like"
-- Author unknown

"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."

-- Leo Buscaglia

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

-- Anne Frank

"You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read. "

-- Charles Jones

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. "

-- Anonymous

"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."

-- Charlie Brown (comic strip character created by Charles Schultz)

"True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness"

-- Friedrich Nietzsche

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. "

-- Winston Churchill

(Well, and if I say so myself (ahem!), that's certainly been my motto in creating the Self Help Collective website. Want to know how I came to create such a site - check out SBI!, here!)

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life. "

-- Muriel Spark

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."

-- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator

"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."

-- Isaac Asimov

"Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

(If this quote isn't your favourite inspirational quote, then what is your favourite inspirational life quote? Seriously, I'd like to know!)

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"Love absolutely everything that ever happens in your life"

-- Paul Cantalupo, MD

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on. "

-- Robert Frost

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