Your life is a rich, complex, and precious thing. Share your zest for life with inspiring life quotes that capture the beauty and mystery of your journey. Life quotes can reaffirm long-held beliefs or inspire you to adjust your thinking. Let quotes about life prompt you to reflect on your values and priorities, and rededicate yourself to your most cherished beliefs every day.

Heroes do extraordinary things. What I did was not an extraordinary thing. It was normal.

Irena Sendler, 97-year-old Polish woman who helped save 2,500 ch

Live all you can—it’s a mistake not to.

Author Henry James

You've never stood as tall as when you stoop to pick up someone who is down.


Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing whom to thank.

Amish proverb

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.

Allyson Jones

When you're young, there's so much that you can't take in. It's pouring over you like a waterfall. When you're older, it's less intense, but you're able to reach out and drink it. I love being older.

Actress Sigourney Weaver

None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human birthright. If you don't think you are special, you won't seek to contribute your gift to the world.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I’m finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden.

Jeanne Moreau

When you are passionate about life, it keeps you young. Sometimes I wake up at 4:00 am just to see how my roses look.

Salma Hayek

Life is like an EKG. Without the ups and downs, you’re not living.

Debra Evans

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.

Marilyn Grey