Famous Quotes About Life

flower petals in springWhile we mainly deal with tips related to social skills, we also have inspirational material on occasion. Sometimes it doesn’t take an entire article or even book to inspire. Often quotes will do. Famous quotes about life can at least help guide us to better behavior and greatest success.

Here are a few of my favorite famous quotes about life. They’re not going to get you dates or make you more popular, but hopefully they can at least give you a little inspiration when you need it.

The quotes are in alphabetical order by author and come from various figures throughout history. They are handpicked and relate to the other principles that we teach elsewhere both here and in our classes.

Famous Quotes About Life

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
-Milton Berle

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
-Erma Bombeck

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-Robert Brault

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight–it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
-Dwight Eisenhower

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
-George Eliot

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
-Wayne Gretsky

When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
-Eric Thomas

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
-Henry David Thoreau

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-Mark Twain

Man is free at the instant he wants to be.

I hope you enjoyed these famous life quotes. Make sure to check out our other life changing material.

About Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett is a writer, speaker, dating expert, and business owner. His articles have been viewed millions of times, and he has been featured in a variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal.


  1. Awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for the sharing. Life is an experience, enjoy it, embrace it. 🙂

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