Poems, Poetry & Quotes


We have hand picked a selection of the best quotes about life.

We hope that they inspire you to be the best you can be, and to live life to the fullest.
To treat people with respect and to offer your help to those around you that are in need.

Some of these life quotes were written by famous people that you will recognize.
The origins of others are unknown but they all express the beauty of life.

So much in life depends on our
attitude. The way we choose to
see things and respond to
others makes all the difference.
To do the best we can and then
to choose to be happy about
our circustances, whatever
they may be, can bring peace
and contentment. We can't
direct the wind, but we can
adjust the sails

~ Thomas S. Monson

While on the ride called "life",
you have to take the good with the bad,
smile when you're sad,
love what you've got
and remember what you had.
Always forgive,
but never forget.
Learn from your mistakes,
but never regret.
People change.
Things go wrong.
Just remember,
the ride goes on.

Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life,
while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life...

A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of flying.
But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home.

That's Life! Enjoy yours... If wealth is the secret to happiness,
then the rich should be dancing in the streets. But only poor kids do that.

If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded.
But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships,
then celebrities should have the best marriages.

Live simply, walk humbly and love genuinely...
All good will come back to you...

Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made.
If you want a different result, make a different choice

Lead with your heart... your life will follow.

Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles it takes away today's peace.

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Learn to love yourself for who you are right NOW, because NOW is all we have; and this ain't no dress rehearsal. This is life.

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.

Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice.

Life is a journey full of obstacles. Fight for what's right. Fight for what you believe in. Fight for what's important to you. Fight for the people you love. Fight for your dreams.

No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.

Life is about trusting our feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories and learning from them.

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are...
The second greatest is being happy with what you find

Do not wait for someone else to come and speak for you. It's you who can change the world. ~ Malala Yousafzai

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~ Joshua J. Marine

Take it all one day at a time and enjoy the journey ~ Kristi Bartlett

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life isn't meant to be easy, it is meant to be lived. Sometimes happy, sometimes rough...
But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.

The best things in life are the people you love, the places you've seen, and the memories you've made along the way....

In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet.
Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you.
But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.
They are rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it.

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it yourself. ~ Edmund Lee

Famous Life Quotes for You to Enjoy

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. ~ Steve Jobs

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

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate ~ Oprah Winfrey

Success is to be measured not so much by the position reached in life, as by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed ~ Booker T. Washington

You have to embrace getting older. LIFE is precious and when you've lost a lot of people, you realize that each day is a GIFT. ~ Meryl Streep

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~ Pablo Picasso

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. ~ Buddha

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. ~ Dalai Lama

Every risk is worth taking as long as it's for a good cause, and contributes to a good life. ~ Richard Branson

Even when life appears to be going in circles the view is always changing if you are paying attention. ~ Kevin Hall

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. ~ Dalai Lama

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~ Joshua J. Marine

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. But it's your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.

Stop thinking of what could go wrong and start thinking on what could go right.

Never let success go to your head and never let failure get to your heart.

Life goes on... Whether you choose to move on and take a chance in the unknown. Or stay behind, locked in the past, thinking of what could've been.

Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you smile.

A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. ~ Bernice Reagon

The Path of Life

Watch your thoughts; they become words
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

~ Cathy Fidrick

Life is a song - sing it
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
~ Sai Baba

Don't wait for things to get
easier, simpler, or better.
Life will always be complicated.
Learn to be happy right now.
Otherwise, you'll run out of time.

Laugh until your body aches,
Cry until you start to shake,
Live like the world is yours to take
And love as though your heart won't break

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~ Grandma Moses

Until you accept complete responsibility for your life, your life will keep sending you experiences designed to get your attention. ~ Iyanla Vanzant

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

You don't need money to lead a rich life. Good friends and a loving family are worth their weight in gold
~ Susan Gale

Do you really want to look back at your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live? ~ Caroline Myss

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison

Nothing happens in life by accident. Nothing occurs by chance. Nothing takes place without producing the opportunity for real and lasting benefit to you. The perfection of every moment may not be apparent to you, yet that will make the moment no less perfect. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.
It's about cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the
morning and think, no matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.

It's going to bed at night thinking, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid,
but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.

~ Brene Brown

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~ Allen Saunders

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind
~ Dr Wayne W. Dyer

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
~ Charles Darwin

The way to know life is to love many things. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you were to live forever...

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful that a life spent doing nothing.

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity ~ Leo Tolstoy

In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.

Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success.

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.

Things To Remember in Life

At the end of life, what really matters is
not what we bought but what we built;
not what we got but what we shared;
not our competence but our character;
and not our success, but our significance.
Live a life that matters.
Live a life of love.

Five Simple Rules to be Happy

  1. Free your heart from hatred.
  2. Free your mind from worries.
  3. Live simply.
  4. Give more.
  5. Expect less, and enjoy every moment.

7 Steps to Happiness

  1. Think Less, Feel More
  2. Frown Less, Smile More
  3. Talk Less, Listen More
  4. Judge Less, Accept More
  5. Watch Less, Do More
  6. Complain Less, Appreciate More
  7. Fear Less, Love More

Having a place to go is a home
Having someone to love is a family
Having both is a blessing

These poems are a lighthearted look on life and what is really important.

Dust If You Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter,
Bake a cake or plant a seed,
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
Music to hear and books to read,
Friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there,
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go - and go you must -
You, yourself, will make more dust.


I remember the corned beef of my childhood,
And the bread we cut with a knife,
When the children helped with the housework,
And the men went to work not the wife.
The cheese never needed a fridge,
and the bread was so crusty and hot,
The children were seldom unhappy,
and the wife was content with her lot.

I remember the milk from the bottle,
With the yummy cream on the top,
Our dinner came hot from the oven,
And not from a freezer or shop.
The kids were a lot more contented,
They didn't need money for kicks,
Just a game with their friends in the road,
And sometimes the Saturday flicks.

I remember the slap on my backside,
And the taste of soap if I swore
Anorexia and diets weren't heard of
And we hadn't much choice what we wore.

Do you think that bruised our ego?
Or our intiative was destroyed?
We ate what was put on the table
And I think life was better enjoyed.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

Life Lessons from the Dalai Lama

  1. Nothing is permanent
  2. Smile if you want a smile from another face
  3. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to achieve it.
  4. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
  5. Remember sometimes not getting what you want is a stroke of luck
  6. Follow the 3 R's Respect for Self, Respect for Others, and Responsibility for all your actions
  7. With realization of one's own potential and self confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.
  8. The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude.
  9. You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.
  10. Kindness is the key to peace and harmony in family life.

As you waste your breath
complaining about life
someone out there is breathing their last.
Appreciate what you have.
Be thankful and stop complaining.
Live more, complain less.
Have more smiles, less stress.

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Shit... what a ride!".

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