What message would you like to leave to the world?
Do you want the world to say you lived your life to the fullest?
Do you want to be remembered as someone who woke up each day with purpose and drive?
As you read these quotes about life, living, and simply choosing to be, reflect upon the energy and strength you release into the world each day.
Who are you? Who do you choose to be?
How do you want to be remembered in life, and in death?
Your life is your message. What does it say about you?
Quotes About Living (and Dying)
Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands. ~ Linda Hogan
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, complaining of the present, and trembling for the future. ~ Antoine de Rivarol
All future is uncertain. ~ Publius Vergilius Maro
Everything that looks to the future, elevates human nature; for never is life so low, or so little, as when occupied with the present. ~ Walter Savage Landor
Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy. ~ Audre Lorde
The day will be what you make it, so rise like the sun, and burn. ~ William C. Hannan
Life is not given for a lasting possession, but merely for use. ~ Titus Lucretius Carus
I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself. ~ Oprah Winfrey
We’re all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils. ~ Jadakiss
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. ~ John Lubbock
There is a brotherhood among all men. This must be recognized if life is to remain. ~ Pablo Casals
It’s hard to be an artist. It’s hard to be anything. It’s hard to be. ~ Bill Murray
I shall not die of a cold, my son. I shall die of having lived. ~ Willa Cather
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead. ~ Oscar Wilde
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. ~ Coco Chanel
Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter. ~ Jaachynma N.E. Agu
Most people miss great opportunities because of their misperception of time. Don’t wait! The time will never be just right. ~ Stephen C. Hogan
There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. One has to go abroad in order to find the home one has lost. ~ Franz Kafka
Bravery is feeling the fear, immersing yourself into it and through it so you can come out the other side. ~ Christine Evangelou
The unthankful heart...discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day, and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find in every hour some heavenly blessings... ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain. ~ Joyce Cary
Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe. ~ Germaine Greer
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. ~ Henry Miller
Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life. ~ Sanaya Roman
Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. ~ Publilius Syrus
...sometimes even in the habitual course of life, the reality of this world disappears all at once... ~ Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Being on the edge isn’t as safe, but the view is better. ~ Ricky Gervais
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus
Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist. It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. ~ Elizabeth Chase
It is faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark into the sunshine. ~ Elizabeth Chase
Petals once fallen are fallen forever. Flowers do not return in the spring, rather they are replaced. It is in this difference between returned and replaced that the price of renewal is paid. And as it is for spring flowers, so it is for us. ~ Daniel Abraham
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~ Edward Abbey
People living deeply have no fear of death. ~ Anaïs Nin
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. ~ Edvard Munch
Don’t pick a fight, but if you find yourself in one, I suggest you make damn sure you win. ~ John Wayne
Everyone enjoys being acknowledged and appreciated. Sometimes even the simplest act of gratitude can change someone’s entire day. Take the time to recognize and value the people around you and appreciate those who make a difference in your lives. ~ Roy T. Bennett
Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days. ~ Ellen DeGeneres
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. ~ Thornton Wilder
My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life. ~ Lee Iacocca
When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ ~ Sydney J. Harris
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself. ~ Ethel Barrymore
The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. ~ Mark Twain
The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice. ~ Eddie Murphy
Worrying about the past or the future isn’t productive. Getting better prepared is. ~ Anonymous
There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. ~ Ralph H. Blum
Life is a dream and death an awakening. ~ Laurent Angliviel de la Beaumelle
A fool is always meditating how he shall begin his life; a wise man how he shall end it. ~ Norman Macdonald
Oh what bliss to forget for awhile all our troubles and trials, and live only in the joyous present; but were forgetfulness perfect, we would lose the strongest check on wrong-doing. ~ Annie E. Lancaster
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ David Russell
The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. ~ Bertrand Russell
Heaven for the climate – hell for company. ~ Mark Twain
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death. ~ François Rabelais
What may seem a curse may be a blessing, and what may seem a blessing may be a curse. ~ Musō Kokushi
You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last...Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years. ~ Chris Rock (as Richard Cooper, I Think I Love My Wife)
Life is a conundrum; everyone tries to solve it, then gives it up. ~ Françoise-Marguerite de Joncoux
Your life is your message to the world. ~ Anonymous
Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, and integrity – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. ~ Gary Keller
In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. ~ Ralph Marston
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