Quotes To Live By


“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” — Norman Vincent Peale


“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” — Joseph Joubert


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” — William Arthur Ward


“I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot


“We change, whether we like it or not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” — Ted Roethke

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” Francis of Assisi


“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” — Dalai Lama


“Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” — Henri Nouwen


“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” — Carl Jung


“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


“There is no task so mundane, no life so ordinary, that it cannot be felt as a blessing and a joy.” ― Marty Rubin


“I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.” — Malcolm X

“Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.” — Ruskin Bond


“Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” — Bertrand Russell


“The longer we live, the more we find we are like other persons.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes


“Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.” ― Adrienne Rich


“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac


“Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift – there is nothing small about it.” — Florence Nightingale

“The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.” — Norman Cousins


“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” — Brene Brown


“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams


“Always be a little kinder than necessary.”
“I am not young enough to know everything.”
— J. M. Barrie


“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” — Sigmund Freud


“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” — Benjamin Spock


“Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.” — George Herbert