Quotes to appreciate life

Here are 20 thoughtful quotes to appreciate the beauty and diverse experience of life:


“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

— Dalai Lama


“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

— John Lennon



“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

— Mae West


“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

– Albert Einstein


“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

– Babe Ruth



“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”

— Seneca


“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.”

– Henry Ford


“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

– Soren Kierkegaard


“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

— Oprah Winfrey



“Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.”

— Celine Dion


“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

— Lao-Tze


“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.”

— Lillian Dickson


“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.”

— Wordsworth



“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”

— Charles Swindoll


“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The greatest pleasure of life is love.”

— Euripides



“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”

— Kevin Kruse


“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

— J. K. Rowling



“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

— Audrey Hepburn


“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.”

– Drew Barrymore

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