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50+ Amazing Quotes To Live By (Funny, Inspiring & Powerful!)

If you’re looking for a great quote to live by, to provide direction and motivation in your life, then this post is for you.

We’ve collated an awesome list of inspiring quotes that are a perfect for a morning mantra, affirmation, post it note on your fridge, screensaver, you name it- put it where you can see it regularly and let them inspire you!

What is a Good Quote To Live by?

A good quote to live by is one that encapsulates how you want to live your life.

So, the answer is – it depends on the person.

A quote to live by is something that someone wants to remember, whether it be a philosopher’s words of wisdom, a bible verse or a saying that speaks to your heart and inspires you.

A good way to find something you want to memorize is to ask yourself what matters in life and why you do what you do.

It could be a proverb that your grandmother told you, a song lyric that makes you think of life and love or a snippet from a book that ‘speaks’ to you. 

Here are some ideas to get you going:


Powerful Quotes To Live By

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” James Allen


“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Charles Swindoll


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho


“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”  Buddha


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius


“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama


“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Steve Jobs


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison


“In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” Les Brown


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean


“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Mark Twain


“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.” Brian Tracy


“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford


Short Quotes To Live By

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt


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


“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Les Brown


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle


“What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” Norman Vincent Peale


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi


“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein


“We become what we think about.” Earl Nightingale


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Happiness is not by chance, but by choice.” Jim Rohn


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


Everyday Quotes To Live By

“Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jose Luis Borges


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” John Bunyan


“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Van Gogh


“If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn


“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” Aldous Huxley


“The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.” Oprah Winfrey


“Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” Unknown


“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd


“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” Dennis Brown


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


Funny Quotes To Live By

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Dolly Parton


“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” Stephen Hawking


“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss


“Men who say it cannot be done should not interrupt men doing it.” Confucius


“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard


“When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye.” Cathy Guisewite


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


“A learning experience is one of those things that says, ‘You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” Douglas Adams


Badass Quotes To Live By

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk…. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Mark Zuckerberg


“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen


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


“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis


“The question isn’t who is going to let me: it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand


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


“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Mark Twain


“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Babe Ruth


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