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100 Best Quotes About Life To Share With Your Kids


Need a kick in the butt? Here are some of the best life quotes to read, remember and share with your kids. 

In case it’s not apparent from my previous entries on this website, I’m a huge fan of quotes.

Not just the average, run-of-the-mill fortune cookie drivel. Life quotes that feel as though they were uttered just for your benefit.

The best quotes will often take on many different meanings at specific points in your life. Quotes are not much different than songs in that way. Think about what your favorite song meant ten years ago. Does it still mean the same to you now?

The same thing happens to quotes.

Read these life quotes. Bookmark the page. Hell, steal them if you want. I don’t care. Just let them sink in.

Remember these 75+ AMAZING life quotes the next time things get tough.

Best Life Quotes To Remember

“Your life is as good as your mindset.” – Unknown

“People are assholes. Just make sure you’re not the toilet paper.” – Unknown

“If you can’t be kind, be quiet.”

“Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Michelle Obama

“Expect the bullshit, but never accept it.”

“Do not let the behaviors of others destroy your inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

“Be afraid. And do it anyway.”

“Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

“People will throw stones. Don’t throw them back. Collect them and build an empire.”

“It’s not how big the house is, it’s how happy the home is.”

“Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.” – Edwin Elliot

“You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde

“How you view what you do will affect how you do what you do.”

“How you view what you do will affect how you do what you do.”

“Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.”

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.” – Seneca

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

“Work hard in silence. Let your success be the noise.”

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.” – William Arthur Ward

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” – William Blake

“Each morning, when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure that of being.” – Salvador Dali

“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.”


  • The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. Bob Marley
  • “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
  • “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes, and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Helen Keller
  • You manage things; you lead people. Grace Murray Hopper
  • “Its better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” – Elizabeth Kenny
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life youve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” -Buddha
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
  • “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi


Funny Quotes About Life

  • “Life is what happens when youre busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
  • “Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” – Samuel Butler
  • “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching.” – William W. Purkey
  • “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard
  • “The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.” – Helen Mirren
  • “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King (Shawshank Redemption)
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
  • “Be so good they cant ignore you.” – Steve Martin
  • “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski

Inspirational Quotes About Life

  • “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins
  • “I dont count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, thats when I start counting, because thats when it really counts.” – Muhammad Ali
  • “Time means a lot to me because, you see, I, too, am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing and simplifying. If you love life, dont waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
  • “The only way to prove youre good at a sport is to lose.” – Ernie Banks
  • “It’s not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.” – Evander Holyfield
  • “There may be people that have more talent than you, but theres no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter
  • “Life isnt about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa
  • “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
  • “Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace.” – Unknown
  • “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
The more you sweat during training, the less youll bleed during battle.
  • “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.” – Rich Froning Jr., four-time CrossFit Games champion
  • “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” –  Dwayne The Rock Johnson
  • “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours.”
  • “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore
  • “Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspirations shove or societys kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. Its all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” – Susan Sontag
  • “When you cease to dream you cease to live.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
  • “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesnt give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite
  • “Jobs fill your pockets. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty
  • “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” – George Bernard Shaw


Short Quotes About Life

  • “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “I will go anywhere as long as its forward.” – David Livingston
  • “In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” – Mario Fernandez
  • “It always seems impossible until its done.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Its better to dance than to march through life.” – Yoko Ono
  • “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie
  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare
  • “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

“There are two great days in a persons life the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

  • “You’re only here for a short visit. Dont hurry, dont worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen
  • “Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.” – William Goldman
  • “The planet is fine. The people are fucked.” – George Carlin
  • “Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.” – Jack London
  • “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins
  • “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton
  • “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. ” – Winston Churchill
  • “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”- Will Rogers
  • “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. ” Unknown
  • “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” — Audrey Hepburn

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw


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