This is one of my all-time favorite inspirational life quotes and sayings to live by. What do you think of the inspirational life quote above by American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What inspire you or your life? Different things inspire different people.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

They can be a heart-tugging love song, a heart-warming story, an idea about how to improve ones life, an innocent smile from a kid or the bubbling sounds of a stream. In fact practically everything and anything can inspire each one of us. Things that motivate, things that make you feel grateful.

I wake up each morning to the exuberant chirping of birds outside my window, makes me realize the wonder of nature and the lively sounds around us. I am always looking for new inspirations in life.

inspiring quotes about life

Anything that stirs or motivates me deeply. I find reading inspirational quotes on life is one of them.

Just like the simple inspirational life quote above by Ralph Waldo Emerson really makes my day. It helps to make the journey of my life a little brighter, lighter and a little more enjoyable along the way.

Here are some of my personal favorite inspirational quotes about life:

“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

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.” – Josh Billings

“Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.” – Samuel Butler

“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“Don’t wait. Make memories today. Celebrate your life!” – Author Unknown

“Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.” – Lou Erickso

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Cherokee Saying

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith

“Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” – Robert Fulghum

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” – Luciano de Crescenzo

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” – Thomas L. Holdcroft

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” – Shira Tehrani

“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. Such is the salutation to the dawn.” – Sanskrit Proverb

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