77 Life Lessons Quotes (To Learn And Grow)

By Maxime Lagacé

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

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I’ve collected 77 of the most inspiring life lessons quotes I could find.

Me in 2004:

  • Confused
  • Depressed
  • Didn’t know who I was

Me today:

  • 2 kids
  • Married
  • More peaceful than ever

Yet, my life is not perfect.

But I’ve learned many life lessons.

What’s the goal of this page?

To share my own life lessons and many more from the best minds that ever lived.

I made mistakes.

But you don’t have to do them.


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Life taught me love is risky. Death taught me to love even more. Maxime Lagacé

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu

The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversations, friendships, relationships, attention, love. Anything forced is just not worth fighting for, whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes. Amanda Rose

My whole teaching consists of two words, meditation and love. Meditate so that you can feel immense silence, and love so that your life can become a song, a dance, a celebration. Osho

My greatest life lesson has been that life can change in a second. This is why it’s important to always live your best possible life and to do what you can for others. Niki Taylor

You’re never wrong if you love and help people. Maxime Lagacé

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. Orison Swett Marden

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya Angelou

You can build your own things that other people can use. And once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. Steve Jobs

Don’t wait for a Guru. Your life is your Guru. Krishna Das


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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Marc Russell Scarioni

When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it. Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild movie)

Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a fuck about anymore. Mark Manson

Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule. Charles Dickens

Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can. I know it sounds cliche, but the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts. Lisa Ling

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that hurt people hurt people, and kindness is just as contagious. So if you can focus your efforts on engineering kindness, it will prevail. Whitney Wolfe Herd

The biggest lesson I learned from my dad is to support children even if they’re doing something that is unorthodox. Tony Hawk

Learning to appreciate those things that aren’t related to success has proved the biggest lesson. Chet Faker

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Life’s too mysterious to take too serious. Mary Engelbreit



The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth. Goldie Hawn

You learn more in 1 hour of doing than 10 hours of listening. Maxime Lagacé

My biggest lesson in becoming a woman is to really love what I’ve been given. Lyndsy Fonseca

When you share your story and become vulnerable, the ripple effect and the people that you can help along the way is a life lesson. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

I have no projects on the horizon. I don’t feel frustrated. It’s a great life lesson for me. Christine Taylor

It’s not a loss, it’s a lesson. Unknown

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Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Helen Keller

To live a good life: We have the potential for it. If we can learn to be indifferent to what makes no difference. Marcus Aurelius

Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson. Elon Musk

In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. Peter F. Drucker

There’s beauty in pain, and everyone experiences it – and it’s a lesson. Wynter Gordon

Your life improves once you realizes no one cares. Dan Go (Source)

I am what I am. I don’t worry about anything that I can’t control. That’s a really good lesson in life. Tom Watson

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism. David Suzuki

Related: 30 life lessons I learned before turning 30 (nesslabs.com)


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The one thing that I keep learning over and over again is that I don’t know nothing. I mean, that’s my life lesson. Dwayne Johnson

The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. Diane Sawyer

Happiness is fleeting – I think that’s the main lesson I have learned. Cate Blanchett

The only game worth playing is the one where you take nothing for granted. Maxime Lagacé

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw

Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned. Denis Waitley

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

He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. John Dryden

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The only beautiful path is the one you create. Maxime Lagacé

If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild movie)

A lesson learned from suffering is not easily forgotten. Unknown

The biggest lesson is to keep going and almost never look back. Maxime Lagacé

If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so. Lev Grossman

Most of life is about searching, it’s not about doing. People spend too much time doing and not thinking about what they should be doing. Naval Ravikant

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. Santosh Kalwar

Time heals almost everything. Give time time. Regina Brett

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Nothing you do is going to matter that much in the long run. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Naval Ravikant

A fear-oriented man is always calculating, planning, arranging, safeguarding. His whole life is lost in this way. Osho (Rajneesh) (wikipedia.org)

Everyone has a lesson to teach you. Lex Fridman

A man’s most urgent necessity is neither happiness or money. It is wisdom. For it is wisdom that he will need to navigate the turbulent waters of his day to day existence without succumbing to the ocean of turmoils or to the empty road of prescriptions. Kapil Gupta

Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular. Roy T. Bennett

Hard lessons are hard to forget. Let hardship be a source of knowledge, not bitterness. Wisdom is hard-won. The Stoic Emperor (Source)

Timeless: Science, math, philosophy, rhetoric, first principles, creating art and business, family and lifelong friends, habits to calm mind and body. Temporary: Politics, news, entertainment, memorizing facts, hourly work, transactional relationships, drugs and doctors for mind and body. Naval Ravikant

Doubt is wisdom. People are dangerous when they are certain that their cause is just and their facts are right. Paulo Coelho

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Life is a long lesson in humility. James M. Barrie

The big lesson in life is never be scared of anyone or anything. Unknown

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. David Russell

A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors, that will do. Osho

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Rita Mae Brown

People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Acquiring wisdom is a moral duty as well as a practical one. Shane Parrish


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One of my biggest lessons in life is, we heal at the speed of our forgiveness. Romany Malco

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create. Roy T. Bennett

Life changes for the better when we realize that we don’t have to know everything and we don’t have to pretend that we do. Simon Sinek

All you have to do is pay attention: lessons always arrive when you are ready. Paulo Coelho

You can’t find peace if you expect life to be easy. Maxime Lagacé

When it hurts – observe. Life is trying to teach you something. Anita Krizzan

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Biggest lesson in life: don’t ever think it can’t happen to you. Aaron Will (Source)

Some thoughts on life lessons…

Unpopular opinion:

we should be grateful for hard times


Because this is the exact moment we can reflect, learn, struggle, and eventually grow in life.

When things are easy, we keep going without changing anything.

Now, when things are going bad, it’s the perfect time to adjust and change something.

Back in 2004, I lost my girlfriend in a car accident.

Fortunately, a few years later, I can say it was probably the thing I needed to become who I am today.

I became stronger, more grounded, more resilient, more respectful, less cocky, and less entitled.

In sum,

It’s because times were hard that I had the opportunity to learn and become a more humble human being.

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Which life lesson did YOU learn? What’s your favorite life lesson quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.

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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 X, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube.

Last update

April 17, 2023

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