Life Lessons Sayings and Quotes

This journey called life is never short of teachable moments and life lessons. We live. We learn. Rinse. Repeat. Life experiences are like little breadcrumbs of wisdom, equipping us for the next curveball or unexpected turn. Below you’ll find a curated collection of the best wise, inspirational, and humorous life lessons quotes and sayings.

After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are. Shrek
I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know. Harland Sanders
I didn't get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. Estee Lauder
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying. Michael Jordan
In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision. Peter F. Drucker
If there are things you don't like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different. Dave Thomas
Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out. Jack Buck
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. Paulo Coelho
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope
What to do with a mistake - recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it. Dean Smith
Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale
Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do. John Wooden
Protect your spirit from contamination; limit your time with negative people. Thema Davis
Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss
The past has no power over the present moment. Eckhart Tolle
Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. Mary Tyler Moore
The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning. Pele
If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail. Mark Spitz Tap
Nothing fails like success. Alan Watts
My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out. Timothy Leary
There is only one principle that can be defended under all circumstances and in all stages of human development. It is the principle: anything goes. Paul Feyerabend
Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere, but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. Carlos Castaneda
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. Lao Tzu
To win without fighting is best. Sun Tzu
You cannot step into the same river twice. Heraclitus
The path up and down is one and the same. Heraclitus
The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates
Who watches the watchmen? Juvenal
Life is long if you know how to live it. Seneca