Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads. We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet. Here, we’ve put together a hand picked collection of inspirational life quotes and sayings to help you live the life you deserve. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. Many people die at 25, and aren’t buried until 75. Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having. Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. If you try, you risk failure.
If you don’t, you ensure it. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it. So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it. If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living.
One day, you’re 17 and you’re planning for someday. And then quietly, without you ever really noticing, someday is today. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from. Live today, for tomorrow it will all be history. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. The best time to plant a tree is twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Be so good they can’t ignore you. Variety’s the very spice of life that gives it all its flavour. Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. The unexamined life is not worth living.