55 Quotes to Contribute to Your Perspective In Life (Life Positive Quotes)

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Updated on: February 6, 2023

Life is as complex as it is beautiful and wondrous. It never ceases to amaze us with all the incredible things and experiences it offers us. However, it might also feel heavy, overwhelming, or meaningless from time to time. In those moments, we all need time to rest and refresh our view on life, and what better way to do it than surround yourself with positive views of life?

Rather than minimizing what you’re feeling, trying to see life from a positive perspective can help you restore your hope and give you the strength and energy to stand back on your feet and live your life to the fullest.

Here we share with you 55  life positive quotes to help you with your journey and remind you of all the fantastic mysteries life wants us to discover.

  1. “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
  2. "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." — Mae West
  3. "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." — Wayne Dyer
  4. “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself” — George Bernard Shaw
  5. "I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom." — Rosa Parks
  6. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” — Robert H Schuller
  7. “Not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.” — J.M. Barrie  (August 1933)
  8. “Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you are living?” — Bob Marley
  9. “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  10. "Life is a series of baby steps." — Hoda Kotb
  11. "Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive." — Jim Thompson
  12. "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." — Albert Einstein
  13. If life were predictable, it would cease to be life and be without flavor. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." — Babe Ruth
  15. "To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life." — T.S. Eliot
  16. “We do not remember days; we remember moments.” — Cesare Pavese
  17. "Life is either a great adventure or nothing." — Helen Keller
  18. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde
  19. “My father gave me the best advice of my life. He said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t wake up at 65 years old and think about what you should have done with your life.'” —George Clooney
  20. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” – Walter Hagen
  21. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  22. "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." — Marthe Troly-Curtin
  23. "It’s not the years of your life that count. It’s the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln
  24. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." — C.S. Lewis
  25. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa
  26. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” — Frank Sinatra
  27. "Live out of your imagination, not your history." — Stephen Covey
  28. “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
  29. "You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that, I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." — Maya Angelou
  30. “In the end, everything will be okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end. ” — Fernando Sabino
  31. 18. “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring men on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them reach your destiny.” — Carl Schurz
  32. “Growth is the only evidence of life.” – John Henry Newman
  33. "Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." — Marcel Proust
  34. "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." — AESOP
  35. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot
  36. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” — Margaret Mead
  37. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” — Leo Burnett
  38. "Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy." — Sai Baba
  39. “The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.” — William Morris
  40. "The time is always right to do what is right." — Martin Luther King Jr.
  41. “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” — Soren Kierkegaard
  42. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” —Harry Ruby
  43. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  44. "Hope is the most exciting thing there is in life." — Mandy Moore
  45. "A winner is a dreamer who never gave up." — Nelson Mandela
  46. "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive." — Maya Angelou
  47. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  48. "Turn your wounds into wisdom." — Oprah Winfrey
  49. "If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself." — Rick Riordan
  50. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me” — Emma Bombeck
  51. "I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me." — Loretta Lynn
  52. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  53. “The older you get, the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.” — Lionel Barrymore
  54. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  55. "I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful." — Drew Barrymore

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