Life quotes inform us how to live by helping increase our perspective (especially during tough times) and help us learn how to direct our focus. The quotations below come from various sources, but mostly from classic books and authors and celebrities whose fame has stood the test of time, not only because they might have been characters, but because their words endured and they lived their lives with courage and wisdom.
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A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
~ Mark Twain
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
~ Harvey Fierstein
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
~ Mae West
We don't see things the way they are. We see them the way
~ The Talmud
I'm the one who has to die when it's time for me to die, so let
me live my life the way I want to.
~ Jimi Hendrix
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist,
that is all.
~ Oscar Wilde
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive
and then go do it. Because what the world needs is more people
who have come alive.
~ Howard Thurman
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
~ Arthur Rubinstein
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