500 Inspiring Quotes & Sayings About Life

Updated for 2018:

Here are 500 of the best quotes and sayings about Life, Love, Friendship, and Happiness handpicked by the team here at Live Life Happy.

We hope you find some uplifting and inspiring ones to help you through difficult and trying times. Feel free to share this updated collection of quotes with friends and family.

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500 Live Life Happy Quotes


1. ”There will be haters, there will be doubters, there will be non-believers, and then there will be YOU, proving them all wrong.”

2. “And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go.”

3. ”Being classy is NOT about being stuck up, but more so about having a simply unique style that will never be forgotten. To be classy is to have respect; respect for others, respect for elders, and most of all respect for yourself.” – unknown

4. ”Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do. Listen to people who encourage you to do what you know in your heart is right.”

5. “My heart didn’t break into a thousand pieces after he left. Instead, I realized all the things he didn’t do. He didn’t want to hear my stories. He didn’t ask me questions. He didn’t smile when I was talking to him. He didn’t hug me out of the blue to make me feel good. His hugs were always a preamble to something else and after he was gone, I wondered if he ever knew me at all.” — Diane Les Becquets

6. ”Sometimes there are things in life that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes change may not be what we want. Sometimes change is what we need.”

7. “Be strong enough to love after you’ve been hurt, but smart enough to guard your heart and be careful of whom you let in it.”

8. ”Our children need to be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think.”

9. ”Keep in mind that someone else is happy with a lot less than what you have!”

10. “Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Thema Davis

11. ”We often just accept the things that we like, and complain a lot about the things that we don’t like. But if we could, like, intensely dwell on the really great things in life the way we intensely dwell on the negative things in life; I think that would be fantastic.” – Hank Green

12. ”Bad habits cause failure. Identify the habits holding you back and make a decision to crush them. The mentally tough mind is like a flourishing garden, and bad habits are the weeds that suffocate it. Watering the flowers without killing the weeds is an act of self-delusion.” – Steve Seibold

13. ”You are never too busy to take time out of your day for those who matter most. You can always make time.”

14. ”The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away.”

15. ”A good relationship is worth the wait.”

16. ”Be thankful for everybody in your life, good and bad, past and present. They all made you the person that you are today.”

17. ”Don’t confuse your path with your destination, just because it’s stormy now, doesn’t mean you aren’t headed for sunshine.”

18. ”Trust is a fragile thing. Once earned, it affords us tremendous freedom. But once trust is lost, it can be impossible to recover. Of course the truth is, we never know who we can trust. Those we’re closest to can betray us, and total strangers can come to our rescue. In the end, most people decide to trust only themselves. It really is the simplest way to keep from getting burned.” – Mary Alice

19. ”Authentic happiness isn’t something we can go out and get, buy, beg, borrow or steal, it’s only something we can be, and it’s a choice we make with every breath we take.” – Dennis Meritt Jones

20. “Once in a while, amidst all your bad days, you’ll have a good day. A great day even. Make sure you remember those days. Keep them safely in your pockets, maybe even a jar on your desk because you need to know that there are and will be better days. You need to remember how on those days you felt warm inside, like you’ve just drunk a hot cup of tea; like a small fire was ignited inside of you. Hold on to that warmth. And never let it go.”

21. From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, “I survived.” – Craig Scott

22. ”The best gift a man can give to his woman is his time, his attention and his love.”

23. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it’ll be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” – John Green

24. “As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” – Oprah

25. ”You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy

26. ”Never be satisfied. Always strive to improve no matter how good you think you are.”

27. ”Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.”

28. ”Don’t use the past as an excuse to miss out on your future.” – Alan Cohen

29. ”I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.” – Shinji Moon

30. ”Love is not who you can see yourself with it is who you can’t see yourself without.” – Unknown

31. ”Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” – Guillermo Maldonado

32. ”If you don’t love it then you won’t take care of it. If you won’t take care of it then someone else will.”

33. ”Sometimes in life we just need someone who will be there for us. Someone who will listen. Someone who will understand.”

34. ”An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.”

35. “Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for a boy to fall in love with you. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make something of the moment you’re in right now.”

36. ”You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.”

37. ”Don’t ruin today by reliving yesterday’s problems.”

38. ”Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”

39. “In life, I have made a lot mistakes and I have felt a lot of pain, but mistakes make me wiser and pain makes me stronger.”

40. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”

41. “The secret of success: stop wishing, start doing.”

42. “Keep calm and focus on the positive.”

43. “True friends won’t grow apart, even if they don’t talk everyday.”

44. “Surround yourself with the people who make you better, and you will have better outcomes.”

45. “Always pray to have eyes that see the best, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith.”

46. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez

47. ”You have to speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.”

48. “There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs.” – Angel Flonis Harefa

49. “Decide what makes you happy and fight for it.”

50. “You may not know what is going to happen when you try, but if you do not try nothing will happen.”

51. ”Just because someone desires you, does not mean that they value you.”

52. “Don’t let people make you feel bad or guilty for living your life. It is your life. Live it the way you want.”

53. “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” – Daniell Koepke

54. “Who the fuck cares where you went to school or where you work? The question is: Is everyday experience good, healthy, beautiful? Because I have to tell you, while it might be cool to work for a company like Google, Apple, or The New Yorker, if your job is stupid, stressful and your boss is an asshole, there is nothing good or prestigious about that. While it might seem right to go to a school like Berkeley, if classes are overcrowded and students are nervous, anxious, religious zealots from Orange County, are you sure you want to go there? What’s good about that? To believe in prestige is to privilege abstract, collective impression over palpable, daily experience. To which I say: fuck prestige. Do what serves your everyday vitality.” – Daniel Coffeen

55. “A real relationship will make it through anything.”

56. “Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

57. ”And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery store. You’ve got to stop taking everything so goddam personally. You are not the moon kissing the black sky. You’ve got to compliment someones crooked brows at an art fair and tell them that their eyes remind you of green swimming pools in mid July. You’ve got to stop letting yourself get upset about things that won’t matter in two years. Sleep in on Saturday mornings and wake yourself up early on Sunday. You’ve got to stop worrying about what you’re going to tell her when she finds out. You’ve got to stop over thinking why he stopped caring about you over six months ago. You’ve got to stop asking everyone for their opinions. Fuck it. Love yourself, kiddo. You’ve got to love yourself.”

58. ”Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.” – Stephen Fry

59. ”I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” – Helena Bonham Carter

60. ”I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can.” – Kristin Armstrong

61. ”If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better.”

62. “Happiness isn’t about getting what you want all the time, it’s about loving what you have.”

63. ”Don’t ruin today by reliving yesterday’s problems.”

64. ”Live and let go. Do not be held down by what you can’t control.”

65. ”You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

66. ”You can’t fight for a place in someone’s life because no matter how hard you try to keep your place they’ll put you where they want to even if it’s not where you should be.”

67. ”Love your mother, the most beautiful person on this earth. Our best critic, yet our strongest supporter.”

68. “Value not the things you have in life, but rather who you have in life.”

69. “Just because one thing doesn’t go right doesn’t mean your life is ruined, Stay Positive!”

70. “Sometimes we must accept that God has a better plan.”

71. ”Before you see the rainbow, you see the rain. If you want to reach your goals, you have to be able to put up with the pain.”

72. ”If life were easy, we would be bored. That’s why we are faced with challenges everyday, so that we can work to make ourselves happy.”

73. ”Be a warrior not a worrier.”

74. ”Don’t overthink. Just let it go.”

75. ”Today is the youngest you’ll ever be, start appreciating it. It’s also the oldest you’ve ever been, start acting like it.”

76. ”Decide this minute to never again beg anyone for the love, respect and attention that you should be showing yourself.”

77. ”Because it´s only when you’re tested that you truly discover who you are. And it´s only when you’re tested that you discover who you can be. The person that you want to be does exist, somewhere in the other side of hard work and faith, and belief and beyond the heartache and fear of what life has.”

78. “There is something inexpressibly beautiful about the world when the sun begins to rise and fill the dim sky with soft rays of light and only the birds are awake to sing to you “good morning”, while everyone else is curled up in their beds, unaware of the magnificence they’re missing and everything feels so simple. It’s as if six a.m. is an epiphany that sparks at your fingertips and spreads until you are encompassed entirely by a feeling of clarity. There is something inexpressibly beautiful about being awake to behold the splendor of this world while everyone else is still asleep.” – Madisen Kuhn

79. ”If you spend your life living in the negative, you do not really live at all. Instead, you remain stuck in time forgetting there is a future. Learn to forgive and forget and move on. Hatred is a strong word and depression can be stopped. Confidence is key. You are the only one that can make yourself depressed. So learn to stop it. Do the things that make you happy and everything you want will surely find you.” – Caitlin Furby

80. ”Sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking at all.”

81. ”No matter how long it takes, it will get better.”

82. ”Some people will better your life by being in it, while others will better it by staying out.”

83. ”Never let a bad situation bring out the worst in you. Choose to stay positive and be strong.”

84. ”Sometimes the words we leave unspoken are the most important ones that should have been said.”

85. ”Remember how blessed you are to see another day.”

86. ”God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.”

87. ”A real relationship will make it through anything.”

88. ”Don’t rush and never settle. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

89. ”How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”

90. ”You are not a rug…everyone may try to walk all over you, but you do not have to lie there and take it!” – Linda Poindexter

91. ”Don’t let your search for a happy ending get in the way of living a happy life.”

92. ”We lose the people we love because they are meant to love someone else. We lose them because we are destined to find somebody else. It is a simple fact that is sometimes hard to accept because we are too stubborn to let go of something that doesn’t belong to us, even if it seems like it.”

93. ”Don’t let the person who didn’t love you keep you from the person who will.”

94. ”When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take away their power.”

95. ”Don’t wish for it, work for it.”

96. “The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness – genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. When we devote our energy and time to trivial matters and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant, from that point, we perpetuate our own sadness and lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things.” – Christopher Aiff

97. ”Stop stressing, let go, and move on.”

98. ”You will never be happy if you continue to hold on to the things that make you sad.”

99. ”When you’re going through tough times, don’t worry. Things will get better and you’ll get stronger.”


100. The past is meant to teach you and the hard times are meant to strengthen you.

101. ”Sometimes we fall down because there is something down there we’re supposed to find.”

102. ”Drama does not just walk into your life. You either create it, invite it, or you associate with people who love to bring it into your life.”

103. ”No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.”

104. ”The best way to move forward is to let go of the people holding you back.”

105. ”Don’t let your happiness be controlled by something you can’t control.”

106. ”Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.”

107. ”Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.” – Daniell Koepke

108. ”Another day, another blessing and another chance at life.”

109. ”Stressing and complaining will change nothing. Take action, make a change, and never look back.”

110. ”We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering -these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love – these are what we stay alive for.” – Dead Poets Society

111. ”You are valuable because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done – but simply because you are.” – Max Lucado

112. ”Everyone has an untold story hidden behind closed doors, try to understand that people are not always as they first seem.”

113. ”It takes one positive thought to change your life, just one positive thought. So why spend your time thinking negatively?”

114. ”Life is too short to spend it at war with yourself.”

115. “You can’t bring back the past, and you’re not promised the future, so enjoy life now.”

116. “How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”

117. “Faith is knowing and believing, not wondering and doubting.”

118. “Don’t change who you are for someone else, you deserve someone who appreciates you for you.”

119. ”Sometimes you just have to deal with the fact that life doesn’t always go your way.”

120 ”The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” – Juliette Lewis

121. ”The people who are still with you at the end of the day are the ones worth keeping.”

122. ”Every end is a new beginning.”

123. ”I’ve been a paperboy, a stripper, a paralegal and barista. At one point I even worked a graveyard shift at a gas station inside a bullet-proof booth, and I’ve made sandwiches at Subway for minimum wage. I’ve managed executive offices from art galleries to software development companies, and prepared burritos at Whole Foods and rotisserie chickens at Costco. I was a photographer for 13 years, a bus-boy at The Cheesecake Factory for three minutes (shortest job I’ve ever had), and spent countless hours in numerous kitchens feeding the hungry. I drafted multi-billion dollar contracts at prestigious law firms for ten years, and made smoothies at Jamba Juice for two. From publishing a book, to cleaning bathrooms or mopping floors, NONE of the things I have done DEFINE me. Does that make sense? Do you see what I mean? What and who I am has absolutely nothing to do with what I have done when I was younger, nor what I’m currently doing. Who I am is not defined by how much or how little money I have, the clothes I wear, or the vehicle I drive wherever I live. I don’t identify myself by those things, which is good because they’re all so temporary.. lol… those aren’t even all the jobs I’ve had (and I’m only 36).. It’s important to have an identity that surpasses a job title on a business card, or a status deemed by the bank or society. What I am, regardless of those things, is an instrument of peace. That is my mission, my purpose.. my Ikigai! If we bring integrity to whatever we do in the world, then we are being of service to others whether we wash dishes in the back of a restaurant, perform complex brain surgeries, manage thousands of employees, drive a bus, fight fires, or raise children at home. Life is not a hierarchy, it’s a celebration! And love is not a word, it’s an invitation. So strive to love who you are. No. Matter. What.” – Timber Hawkeye

124. ”Don’t worry. If it’s supposed to happen, it will.”

125. ”When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” – Thema Davis

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  1. The people that live each day in conscience of the next are not just good thinkers but planners and bridge builders.

  2. If you want peace in your life, don’t exceed your limits. Nobody says you have to do all the things you are doing

  3. Hi,
    I’m currently facing a huge problem in my life. My gf just broke up with me the day before saying that she had lost feelings for me and it had been already a month. When i asked her what made her liked me before, she told me that if i were to ask her that question in the past, she could answer me but right now she just cant see it anymore and that the feeling is just gone. But she said that during that time she was trying to see if she would be able to gain back the feelings and was waiting to see if God would give her any signs that she should move on or stayed together with me. She also told me that she got really tired somewhere along the relationship and just couldnt hold on anymore. When she first told me that she wanted to break up, i begged for a week to be apart so that we could spend less time going out with each other in case if us going out together every single day has been the cause of this. However, after the two days of no contact with her, she told me that she felt so happy and free during that time that i wasnt with her and that all this time she felt smothered and suffocated, like she was drowning, but now she felt so free and happy. She told me that i’m a nice guy and that she liked me the most among all her ex’s but she said that the thing is that i’m just not the guy for her. She even told me to let go of her and move on and also to open my ‘windows’ for others to come in my life because she will not wait for me. I feel that part of the reason of her not being able to hold on anymore was cause of the fact that i have been restricting her too much and have been way over protective in every sense of the way. It’s been two days now since the breakup and i cant stop thinking of the moments that we spent with each other and if she even misses me. I really want to get back to her and start anew but the thing is that she said that she doesnt want it anymore during that day when i pleaded for a second chance during the breakup. What am i supposed to do now? And how do i change myself in this aspect of being over protective and possessive? What do you think the chances are for her to ever regain back her feelings for me in my current situation?
    I need help !

  4. When nobody right no body wrong when all religion say their right than there all wrong cause their all right if you follow the path of love in every aspect of your life

    Don’t waste your time for people who don’t care about you because you’ll need a lot of time to think people who care about you!

  6. Oooooo,i really liked this page,,,its awesome indeed especiall my special respect shud go to Robert Tew,,,i appreciate ur quotes keep it up,,,inspired by all

  7. Nick, the same situation is with me, but we didn’t break up yet..i get anxious all the time coz of her..we live in different countries and she is bit open minded..i restrict her from doing things which she likes that i feel are wrong as we are from a different culture..I can understand your problem very well as I am facing the same in my life…i dnt know either what to do..please help me as well..

  8. That is why i’ll always respected those soul of purposeful extacy of love. Not for a single person. But for all life. for songs, for the ground, and the stars. because people love with such strenght. they may well get hurt agian and again. but i respect those to whom suffering is a friend . who has no regret, who do not lose their courage. who even if the night falls heavily upon them. can still raise a glass for both joys and great pains of love.

  9. I think you should let her go for now. She made her decision and if you really care about her you should respect that decision. Give yourself some time to think and to heal. Now, if in a few months you still got this feelings for her, you can perhaps ask her out again. And if you’d be lucky to be given a second chance, show her that you trust her. A mature relationship is based on love, trust and respect. Show her that your hiatus did you some good. Perhaps, she will see again, what she liked about you before.

  10. Hi have with my man for 8years and now he’s having a date a girl I know and he tells me is not to worry about it that he’s just having fun with her and this same girl knows me too that am his wife and she went ahead dating him and this girl is still a virgin. Please help me and put me thru

  11. Brother it is time to realize that the higher you fly the harder the crash. Take some time to write down what was the best part of the time you spent with her. if it is only sex then dont worry be happy. but keep track for the future when you are olde. It is hard to believe but you will move on. Treasure this pain and write a song. This is truly what being alive means. Remember you and her did nothing wrong. You are both growing up. I know this sounds morbid, but enjoy the pain. P>S> you dont need help. you are a healthy loving feeling soul

  12. Live life by your own rules, not by the Ten Commandments. Don’t follow sheep. Think, explore, live.

  13. Don’t hurt the ones who help u , don’t help the ones who hurt u…
    Take the time instead, to surround yourself with ones who care, and allow yourself to heal, for there’s a better one waiting..

  14. God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change. The COURAGE to change the things I can. And the WISDOM to know the difference.

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  16. If you want to change in life. Firstly, change your bad habit. Stop escapping with time that escapping with time leads your future or ruin your future in the condition of alone and darkness..


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