What Are the Best Quotes to Live By?

There are so many good quotes to live by that it’s hard to pick the best ones. There are timeless ones as well as ones that make sense for where you are in life at the moment. Most of these quotes have stood the test of time and will apply to most people. As you live life and make mistakes, you’ll learn various lessons. Remember them and use them in order to avoid making the same mistakes in the future and pass along the ones that have helped you the most.

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” – Rabbi Harold Kushner

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Goethe

“To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.” – Hippocrates

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – The Dalai Lama

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese Proverb

“Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow; Gather the roses of life today.” – Pierre de Ronsard

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Buddhist Proverb

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” – John Wooden

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become.” – Charles DuBois

“The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up.” – Patch Adams

“Formula for success: under promise and over deliver.” – Tom Peters

“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” – Desiderata

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“God will never give you any problems that he thinks you can’t solve.” – Og Mandino

“They can because they think they can.” – Virgil

“Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.” – African Proverb

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

“We must be the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus

“You don’t get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are going to live. Now.” – Joan Baez

“You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can’t have it.” – Unknown

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

“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” – Leo Aikman

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