For man there are only three important events: birth, life and death; but he is unaware of being born, he suffers when he dies, and he forgets to live.” Jean de la Bruyere

 

The above is my personal top favorite famous life quote. These day, the Internet is full of what they love to call famous life quotes. But I find these collection of quotes about life are actually not that that famous or popular and meaningful.

Most of these quotes of life are bland, straightforward, and trite. Not really inspiring, well though out or profound as compared to some other quotes about life.

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I have bought books and collected tons of famous life quotes from various sources over the years. Personally I prefer life quotes which are easy to understand, creative, thoughtful with a play of words and/or a touch of humor.

Anyway, as they say we need not have to treat life that serious. After all seriously speaking, we are not going to get out alive, right?

Read through each famous life quote from my personal list below and see which one is your favorite:

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charlie Brown

“Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.” – Christopher Morley

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein

“To live is so startling it leaves time for little else.” – Emily Dickinson

“Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” – William Goldman

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” – Konrad Adenauer

“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.” – Jack Handey

“Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.” – Samuel Butler

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” – Reba McEntire

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”. – Soren Kierkegaard

“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away” – Unknown

“Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” – Lou Holtz

“I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry.” – Unknown

“Live with no excuses and love with no regrets” – Montel

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“At age 4 success is not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is having friends.
At age 16 success is having a drivers license.
At age 20 success is having sex.
At age 35 success is having money.
At age 50 success is having money.
At age 60 success is having sex.
At age 70 success is having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is having friends.
At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.” – Unknown

“Forgive your enemies, but never, never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” – Abraham Lincoln

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” – Winston Churchill

“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses it purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.” – Unknown

Talking about life quotes, why don’t you get this wonderful book called “Quote Junkie “Words To Live By” Edition: Amazing Collection Of Helpful Quotes To Help Get You Through The Highs And Lows Of Life“.

No doubt the book title is rather lengthy, but in this book it contains nearly 900 great quotes about life. Most of them are short quotes which you can use in everyday life as a source of wisdom and inspiration to get you through the best and worst times. Go and check it out. A great buy.