Living Your Best Life Quotes & Inspiring Sayings

What does ‘living your best life’ mean?

Living your best live means to be living in a way that feels good – to you specifically.

It means being self-aware and knowing what you need. It’s also being willing to acknowledge your desires and goals for life and having the belief and courage to go after them.

Living your best life is a feeling of contentment that you are on the ‘right track’, grateful for what you have and confident about where you are going.

Sounds idyllic right? 

Well, it’s certainly possible when we’re willing to get to know ourselves, be authentic, consider our current situation with gratitude and look at possibilities rather than limits. The following quotes about living your best life all help to inspire this mindset further. Enjoy! 


Living Your Best Life Quotes


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West



“First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” Walt Disney



“I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.” Randy Pausch



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



“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” William W. Purkey



“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” Oscar Wilde



“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” Napoleon Hill



“Success is assured when a person fears the pain of regret more than the pain of the process.” Orrin Woodward



“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” Leo Babauta



“Success Is Getting What You Want, Happiness Is Wanting What You Get.” W. P. Kinsella



“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller



“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” May Sarton



“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” Lou Holtz



“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw



“The authentic self is the soul made visible.” Sarah Ban Breathnach



“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” Andy Rooney



“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn



“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” Lao Tzu



“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” Albert Camus



“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” Charles Spurgeon



“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Dr. Seuss



“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw



“Being yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself and the world because the world needs more authentic and real souls.” Hiral Nagda



“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde



“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss



“If you don’t know who you truly are, you’ll never know what you really want.” Roy T. Bennett



“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain



“It’s like, remember who you always were, where you came from, who your parents were, how they raised you. Because that authentic self is going to follow you all through life, so make sure that it’s solid so it’s something that you can hold on and be proud of for the rest of your life.” Michelle Obama



“There is an amazing power getting to know your inner self and learning how to use it and not fight with the world. If you know what makes you happy, your personality, interests and capabilities, just use them, and everything else flows beautifully.” Juhi Chawla



“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney



“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” Andre Gide



“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” Marilyn Monroe



“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo



“If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” Eleanor Roosevelt



“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” Maya Angelou



“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa



“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut



“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” Steve Jobs



“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost



“Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.” Nicholas Sparks



“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be, but before you start pointing fingers…make sure your hands are clean!” Bob Marley



“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” Michael Cunningham



“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.” George Harrison



“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead



“Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi



“Get busy living or get busy dying.” Stephen King



“Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.” Roy T. Bennett



“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.” Thomas A. Edison



“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw



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