zest means liveliness or energy or animating spirit. It is a strength or courage possessed by humanity. For example you say he has a zest for living. In other words, he lives his life with keen relish and gusto.

zest for life quotesIt is defined as living life with a sense of great excitement, anticipation, and hearty enjoyment. The synonyms for zest would be words like, gusto, zeal, vim, verve and vivacity.

Anyway, here are few good zest for life sayings to pep you up.


“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.” – Elbert Hubbard


“Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.” – Christian Dior


“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life” – Bertrand Russell


“If things don’t come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.” – Branch Rickey


“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“If the next generation is to face the future with zest and self-confidence, we must educate them to be original as well as competent” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


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