83 Life Quotes To Transform Your Life Today

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

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I’ve spent 10,000+ hours researching the best quotes since 2004.

The topics?

  • Happiness
  • Wisdom
  • Peace
  • Life
  • And many more

But only a few of these quotes were truly amazing.

The result?

83 life quotes that will transform your life (updated for 2023).

If you want to find inspiration for your life, meaning, and a sense of purpose, this page is for you.

You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Bruce Lee, Thoreau, Picasso, Einstein, Seneca, etc.


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Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top. Maxime Lagacé

Meaning: You will find meaning in life by doing what YOU think is important, not what others say.

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Søren Kierkegaard

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Bruce Lee

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Forrest Gump

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

A happy life consists in the tranquility of mind. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. Albert Camus


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Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it. Naval Ravikant

Meaning: Society tells you most things are important in your life, but they are not. And only a handful are vital to the “good life.” Focus on them.

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam

My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

Difficult and meaningful will always bring more satisfaction than easy and meaningless. Maxime Lagacé

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aurelius

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

Life is a book you write, not a movie you watch. Maxime Lagacé



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Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski

Meaning: Be a little adventurous. Take little risks. Try something new. Spice up your life.

Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love. Maxime Lagacé

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

Sing the song that only you can sing, write the book that only you can write, build the product that only you can build… live the life that only you can live. Naval Ravikant

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. William W. Purkey

Your goal in life is to find out the people who need you the most, to find out the business that needs you the most, to find the project and the art that needs you the most. There is something out there just for you. Naval Ravikant

I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane. Zsa Zsa Gabor


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You are not what you want to be. You are what you do daily. Maxime Lagacé

Meaning: Having goals and dreams is fine. But you need consistent action each day to have an impact and make a change in your life.

Life gets better when you stop caring about everything. Maxime Lagacé

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it. Helen Mirren

The cost for the good life is giving up comfort. Maxime Lagacé

The first step to life is to try. The second is to learn. The third is to share. Maxime Lagacé

The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Helen Keller

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. St. Augustine

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

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Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside. Kamal Ravikant

Meaning: Everything you want in life: happiness, success, and connection, starts with self-understanding.

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

Keep looking up… that’s the secret of life. Snoopy

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. Mae West

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

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

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Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde

Meaning: This life is precious, mysterious, and the only one you have. Accept it as it is. Say “yes” to life. Be happy now.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

No person has the right to rain on your dreams. Martin Luther King Jr

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey

Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. Michelle Obama

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long. Elon Musk

I’m always doing things I can’t do. That’s how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. Indira Gandhi

No one can compete with you on being you. Most of life is a search for who and what needs you the most. Naval Ravikant

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Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Kennedy

Meaning: At the end of your life, you’ll remember one thing: the moments you’ve spent with the people you love. So cherish those. Create more moments.

Your life becomes meaningful in precise proportion to the depths of the responsibility you are willing to shoulder. Jordan Peterson

Cut yourself off from the past and the future and live in the present, and your life becomes a song and a dance. Osho

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. Alfred Adler

Life is sweeter when you have an attitude of gratitude. Dolly Parton (Source)

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

Challenges, failures, defeats and ultimately, progress, are what make your life worthwhile. Maxime Lagacé

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Think new thoughts and you will change your mind. Change your mind and you will change your life. Maxime Lagacé

Meaning: A confused mind leads to a confused life. A happy mind leads to a happy life. So choose your thoughts wisely. And watch your life change.

Be willing to sacrifice what you think you have today for the life that you want tomorrow. Neil Strauss

The more silence you have in your life, the louder your work can be. Maxime Lagacé

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. Neil Gaiman

Your best life will not be found in comfort. It will be found in fighting for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William James

Life is not a competition. It’s not about winning or losing. Life is about all the fun we have before it ends. Simon Sinek (Source)

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Life is a question and how we live it is our answer. Gary Keller

Meaning: Ultimately, your life comes down to the choices you make. If you want a better life, make better choices.

Life is not accumulation, it’s about contribution. Stephen R. Covey

Life is a tree. Your mind is the roots and who you become is the fruits. Maxime Lagacé

The only way out is through. Robert Frost

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. Annette Funicello

The ego wants comfort and certainty. The soul wants to live fully. Maxime Lagacé

Stop seeking today. You have all it takes to live a good life. You have your mind. Maxime Lagacé

Be pleasantly surprised by everything that happens. Life is more fun that way. Lex Fridman

Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much. Jim Carrey

Related: 21 Essential Ways to Make Life Easier (minimalismmadesimple.com)


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A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet… live as if every single moment does. Kamal Ravikant

Meaning: We must keep one simple thing in mind: we will not live forever. So give everything you have while you can. Life is short.

Key Takeaways

  • Life is short, precious, and beautiful. Don’t waste it on petty things.
  • Life is also hard, unfair, and sometimes incomprehensible. Don’t overthink it. Move forward.
  • You don’t control most things that happen in your life. Focus on your attitude and your effort.
  • Most things will seem urgent and important. Remember: most are not. Relax.
  • Life gets better when you surround yourself with positive people.

Further Readings

I hope you appreciated these great quotes about life.

And remember: the “good life” is not about comfort and being busy. It’s about being healthy, peaceful, and well-surrounded.


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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube.

Last update

March 23, 2023

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