Quotes about Life Inspirational 2016



  1. “I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”

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  3. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”


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  5. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

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  7. “We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.”

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  9. “‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”

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  11. “No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”


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  13. “If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.”

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  15. Lev Grossman, The Magicians

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  17. “The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”

  18. Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise: A Play

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  20. “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”


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  22. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”


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  24. “We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”


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  26. “And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can’t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it’s already happened.”

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  28. “There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.”


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  30. “People tend to complicate their own lives, as if living weren’t already complicated enough.”

  31. Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind


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  35. “Instructions for living a life.

  36. Pay attention.

  37. Be astonished.

  38. Tell about it.”

  39. Mary Oliver

  40. “[H]iding how you really feel and trying to make everyone happy doesn’t make you nice, it just makes you a liar.”


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  42. “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”


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  44. “In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.”


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  46. “Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”


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  48. “I don’t care what you say to me. I care what you share with me.”


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  50. “Certain things in life simply have to be experienced -and never explained. Love is such a thing.”


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  52. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”

  53. E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

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  55. Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life

  56. “You don’t have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your own ground. If you do, that shows how shaky your own position is.”


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  58. “Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!”

  59. Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  60. “I don’t think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.”


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  62. “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.”


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  64. “There are no coincidences in life. What person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake.”


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  66. “I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble”


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  68. “How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”


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  70. “That’s the thing about a human life-there’s no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed.”

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  72. Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

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  74. “Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”


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  76. “I’ve learned… . That being kind is more important than being right.”

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  78. H. Jackson Brown Jr., Live and Learn and Pass It On, Volume II: People Ages 5 to 95 Share What They’ve Discovered about Life, Love, and Other Good Stuff

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  80. “Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.”

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  82. “Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.”


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  84. “That’s the thing about lessons, you always learn them when you don’t expect them or want them.”


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  86. “Give out what you most want to come back.”

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  89. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.”

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  91. “Don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”


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  93. “You think you know someone. But mostly you just know what you want to know.”


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  95. “Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.”

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  97. “Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”

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  99. “The words ‘I Love You’ kill, and resurrect millions, in less than a second.”


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  101. “You know the saying: he who doesn’t understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it’s repeated, the stakes are doubled.”


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  103. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”


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  105. “No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one’s life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins.”

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  107. “You must never behave as if your life belongs to a man. Do you hear me?” Aunty Ifeka said. “Your life belongs to you and you alone.”

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  109. “Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.”


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  111. “Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll never have them again. The beautiful ghosts of our past haunt us, and yet we still can’t decide if the pain they caused us out weighs the tender moments when they touched our soul. This is the irony of love.”


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  113. “Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to

  114. wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.”


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  116. “I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”

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  118. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

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  120. “You know, the mind is a remarkable thing. Just because you can’t see the wound doesn’t mean it isn’t hurting. It scars all the time, but it heals.”


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  122. “You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”

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  124. “Like all failed experiments, that one taught me something I didn’t expect: one key ingredient of so-called experience is the delusional faith that it is unique and special, that those included in it are privileged and those excluded from it are missing out.”

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  126. “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

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  128. “I’m not a body with a soul, I’m a soul that has a visible part called the body.”

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  130. “Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.”


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  132. “Don’t bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out.”


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  134. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.”


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  136. “Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”


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  138. “Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.”


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  140. “What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.”

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  142. Alice Bag, Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story

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  144. “Things are what they are, and whatever will be, will be.”

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  146. Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

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  148. “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

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  150. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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  152. “You can’t make someone feel good about themselves until you feel good about

  153. yourself.”


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  155. “When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”

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  157. Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

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  159. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.”

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  161. Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait

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  163. “I was lost yesterday, I am found today and I will be forgotten tomorrow.”


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  165. “Nothing in this world happens by chance.”

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  167. Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

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  169. “Never apologize for how you feel. No one can control how they feel. The sun doesn’t apologize for being the sun. The rain doesn’t say sorry for falling. Feelings just are”

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  171. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”


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  173. “Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child.”


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  175. “There’s no need to wait for the bad things and bullshit to be over. Change now. Love now. Live now. Don’t wait for people to give you permission to live, because they won’t.”

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  177. Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Diet: Eat Your Veggies, Ignite Your Spark, and Live Like You Mean It!

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  179. “Fear’s useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn’t: If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”


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  181. “There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”

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  183. “Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.”


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  185. “Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”


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  187. “Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.”

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  189. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”


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  191. “There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”


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  193. “Sometimes when you least expect it, the tables turn and that scary feeling that has taken hold of you for so long somehow turns into hope”

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  195. “Emotion without reason lets people walk all over you; reason without emotion is a mask for cruelty.”


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  197. “Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.”


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  199. “Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost.”


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  201. “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”


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  203. “Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.”

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  205. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

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  207. “Where’d the days go, when all we did was play? And the stress that we were under wasn’t stress at all just a run and a jump into a harmless fall”


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  209. “Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”


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  211. “We make messes of our lives, but every now and then, we manage to do something that’s exactly right. The challenge is figuring out which is which.”


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  213. “Never knew what a friendship was, Never knew how to really love, You can’t be what I need you to, & I don’t know why I fuck with you”



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