Instructive Quotes About Life

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

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Mark Twain

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Oscar Wilde

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Steve Jobs

Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau

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

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
William Morris

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Oscar Wilde

The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.
John Wooden

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin

It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.
Terry Pratchett

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

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Bob Marley

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz

Life is a lively process of becoming.
Douglas MacArthur

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

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein

Everything in life is luck.
Donald Trump

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Soren Kierkegaard

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
John Henry Newman

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
Jean Anouilh

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Marie Curie

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill

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Reading the sayings of wise people is one of the easiest ways to gain invaluable experience of a person who knows the answer to a question that concerns you or has been in a similar situation. In all ages, people have been overcome by doubts, fears, and base feelings, which they have not always had the wisdom and philosophical attitude to life to fight. That is why smart thoughts will never lose their relevance. See this for yourself by reading, for example, the sayings of Omar Khayyam or William Shakespeare.

Human problems are as old as this world. You can be absolutely sure that the difficulties that you face during your life, millions of people have already experienced before, and will experience more than once in the future. That is why wise quotes evoke such a lively response in the hearts of those who read them; they allow you to better know other people and yourself as a part of this world.

Instructive quotes from great people can be quite equated with a visit to a psychologist, because sometimes a valuable advice received in time or a new point of view makes you look at the problem differently, gives you confidence in your abilities to overcome life's difficulties.

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