Life Quotes

Reality - the way that is, exactly as it is, in every moment - is always kind. It's our story about reality that blurs our vision, obscures what's true, and leads us to believe that there is injustice in the world. I sometimes say that you move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer. When you believe that any suffering is legitimate, you become the champion of suffering, the perpetuator of it in yourself. It's insane to believe that suffering is caused be anything outside the mind. A clear mind doesn't suffer. That's not possible. Even if you're in great physical pain, even if your beloved child dies, you can't suffer unless you believe an untrue thought. I'm a lover of reality. I love what is, whatever it looks like. And however it comes to me, my arms are open. - Byron Katie (Question Your Thinking, Change The World)

Whatever the present moment contains, accept is as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.  Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life. - Eckhart Tolle

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. - Patanjali

Top Ten Rules for Being Human 

Rule One - 
You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it's yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what's inside.

Rule Two - You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons are specific to you, and learning them 'is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life'.

Rule Three - There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it's inevitable things will not always go to plan or turn out how you'd want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgment - of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine - it's also 'the act of erasing an emotional debt'. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humour - especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps - are central to the perspective that 'mistakes' are simply lessons we must learn.

Rule Four - The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons repeat until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons - they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance - 'causality' must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required - change doesn't happen overnight, so give change time to happen.

Rule Five - Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the 'rhythm of life', don't struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change - be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.

Rule Six - "There" is no better than "here". The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what's good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace.

Rule Seven - Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts and feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.

Rule Eight - What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don't get angry about things - bitter memories clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us - use it when you need to do what's right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.

Rule Nine - Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.

Rule Ten - You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities - our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten Rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise - wisdom the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.

- Cherie Carter-Scott
 (author, life coach, and motivational speaker)

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.  To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. - Henry Rollins, singer

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. - William Penn

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?- Stephen Levine

Today is life -- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. - Dale Carnegie

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. - Mary Anne Radmacher
You must constantly ask yourself these questions:  Who am I around?  What are they doing to me?  What have they got me reading?  What have they got me saying?  Where do they have me going?  What do they have me thinking?  And most important, what do they have me becoming?  Then ask yourself the big question:   Is that okay?  Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. -  Jim Rohn

Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Mark Twain

Your life is right now.
It's not later.
It's not in that time of retirement.
It's not when the lover gets here.
It's not when you've moved into the new house.
It's not when you get the better job.
Your life is right now.
It will always be right now.
You might as well decide to start enjoying your life right now,
because it's not ever going to get better than right now,
until it gets better right now.
Esther Abraham-Hicks

The past does not equal the future.  All that matters is:  What are you going to do, RIGHT NOW?? - Anthony Robbins

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. - Andrew Carnegie

Life is not fair; get used to it. - Bill Gates

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. - Dale Carnegie

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman Cousins

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all beings. - Dalai Lama XIV

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. - Marie Curie

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. - Emory Austin

We rarely hear the inward music, but we're all dancing to it nevertheless. - Tao Te Ching

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. - Charles Swindoll

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. - Mary Tyler Moore

All is well.  You did not come here to fix a broken world.  The world is not broken.  You came here to live a wonderful life.  And if you can learn to relax a little and let it all in, you will begin to see the universe present you with all that you have asked for. - Esther Abraham-Hicks

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Life is like photography.  We develop from the negatives. - Unknown

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.  Make all your friends feel there is something special in them.  Look at the sunny side of everything.  Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.  Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.  Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.  Give everyone a smile.  Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.  Be too big for worry and too noble for anger. - Christian D. Larsen

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. - Ernest Holmes

The only journey is the journey within. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Be aware of wonder.  Live a balanced life.  Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. - Robert Fulgham

It is not what we get.  But who we become, what we contribute, that gives meaning to our lives. - Anthony Robbins

My Symphony
To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury;
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, nor respectable;
and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;
to listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasion, hurry never;
in a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious
grow up through the common.
This is to be my symphony.
William Ellery Channing

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. - Ben Stein

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it.  Is it reckless?  Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? - Amelia Earhart

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.  The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.  This is the day that your life really begins. -  Bob Moawad

Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman Cousins

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. - Kahlil Gibran
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Be Impeccable With Your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Always Do Your Best: Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Don't Take Anything Personally: Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.

Don't Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
In the infinity of where I am all is perfect, whole and complete. 
I support myself, and my life supports me.
I see evidence of The Law working all around me an in every area of my life.
I reinforce that which I learn in joyous ways. My day begins with gratitude and joy.
I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life “All is good.”
I love who I am and all that I do.
I am the living, loving joyous expression of life.
I am the spark of creation.
All is well in my world.
I am full of energy and embrace the challenges of my day knowing they will bring me closer to my ultimate goals.
I love and approve of myself.
I am worthy of a win.
I wonder what surprises the Uni-verse will delight me with today?
- Louise Hay

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching. - Mooie

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”  Bob Marley

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit. - Dawna Markova 

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There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines. Looking down, she sees that there are tigers below her as well. She then notices that a mouse is gnawing away at the vine to which she is clinging. She also sees a beautiful little bunch of strawberries close to her, growing out of a clump of grass. She looks up and she looks down. She looks at the mouse. Then she just takes a strawberry, puts it in her mouth, and enjoys it thoroughly. Tigers above, tigers below. This is actually the predicament that we are always in, in terms of our birth and death. Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life; it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat. We could get depressed about it, or we could finally appreciate it and delight in the preciousness of every single moment of our life.  - Deirdre Blomfield-Brown  (Wisdom Of No Escape: how to love yourself and your world)


  1. i liked those quotes as they really express the charm and pure of soul of each human being.

  2. Absolutely brilliant! Inspiration just when it was needed...

  3. really nice information and it's useful for me and i hope not only for me!

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