Quotes To Live By


“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~Marie Curie

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse

“Humor is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.” ~Simon Wiesenthal


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain

“Without understanding yourself, what is the use of trying to understand the world?” ~Ramana Maharshi

“The transformation of the heart is a wondrous thing, no matter how you land there.” ~Patti Smith

“We are the opening verse of the opening page of the chapter of endless possibilities” ~Rudyard Kipling


“Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence instead is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.” ~Christina Grimmie

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” ~Storm Jameson

“You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness.” ~Mitch Albom

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher


“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.” ~H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” ~Groucho Marx

“Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are” ~Iain S. Thomas

“There are genuine mysteries in the world that mark the limits of human knowing and thinking. Wisdom is fortified, not destroyed, by understanding its limitations. Ignorance does not make a fool as surely as self-deception.” ~Mortimer Adler


“True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.” ~Henry David Thoreau

“We are flawed creatures, all of us. Some of us think that means we should fix our flaws. But get rid of my flaws and there would be no one left.” ~Sarah Vowell


“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” ~Thomas Gray

“We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.” ~Jean Toomer

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” ~Henry Miller


“Many things are lost for want of asking.” English Proverb

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~Dalai Lama

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” ~Isaac Newton

“It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.” ~Clara Barton

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~Albert Schweitzer


“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” ~Paulo Coelho

“If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.” ~ Matthew Arnold


“Our little solos are a note in an immense chorus vibrating grandly through the universe, a chorus which accepts and harmonizes the whir of the cricket and the long drum-roll of the stars.” ~Harriet Monroe

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”
~Samuel Smiles

“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” ~Bill Wilson

“To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic. True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown.” ~Robert Bly


“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~Albert Einstein

“Kindness is a wonderful way to let another struggling soul know that there is still love in this world.” ~UNKNOWN

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” ~Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Use your voice for kindness, Your ears for compassion, Your hands for charity, Your mind of truth, and Your heart for love.” ~UNKNOWN


“Youth has no age.” ~Pablo Picasso

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” ~Paulo Coelho

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ~Rumi

“How others see you, is not important. How you see yourself, means everything.” ~Unknown

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” ~David McCullough Jr.


“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” ~Charlie Chaplin

“Most new discoveries are suddenly seen things that were always there.” ~Susanne Langer

“The truth has a strange way of following you, of coming up to you and making you listen to what it has to say.” ~Sandra Cisneros


“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” ~UNKNOWN

“Knowledge is love and light and vision.” ~Helen Keller

“An obscure meadow lures me, her fast, close-fitting lawns revolve in me, sleep on my balcony. They rule her beaches, her indefinite alabaster dome re-creates itself.” ~Jose Lima

“Wealth, like suffrage, must be distributed, to sustain a democratic republic; hence, whatever draws a considerable proportion of either into a few hands, will destroy it. As power follows wealth, the majority must have wealth or lose power.” ~John Taylor



“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funnybone.” ~Reba McEntire

“Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together.” -Unknown

“Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings” ~Charles Wesley

“Friendship is like love at its best; not blind but sympathetically all-seeing; a support which does not wait for understanding; an act of faith which does not need, but always has, reason.” ~Louis Untermeyer


“No longer forward or behind I look in hope or fear, But grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here.” ~John Greenleaf Whittier

“It was such a relief to realize someone else had a weird vivid inner life like my own.” ~Jacqueline Wilson

“Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” ~Maria Montessori