Life Quotes and Sayings - Guideposts for Living a Great Life

When we think of exceptional role models, we often think in terms of their life quotes and sayings - the ideas they put into words that they used to guide their own meaningful lives. Here is our collection of favorite life quotes from these great people, who have left their marks on the world, and on us.

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Zig Ziglar Quote on Life and Taking Action:

"Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I’m glad I did’?"
~ Zig Ziglar
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Classic Confucius Life Saying on Choosing Work You Truly Love:

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
~ Confucius
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Another Classic Quote on Choosing a Life Worth Living::

"It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing."
~ Unknown
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The Pursuit of Happiness in Life Quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne:

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Funny Life Quote on Living Each New Day:

"If you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today."
~ Unknown
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Albert Einstein Quote on Judging One's Life on Someone Else's Criteria:

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
~ Albert Einstein (Who was told early on that he just wasn't very good at math.)
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Short Saying About Life and the Ability to Change It:

"Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."
~ Oscar Wilde
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Funny and True Taking Risks in Life Quote from Earl Warren:

"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for."
~ Earl Warren
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John Lennon Quote on Life and How We Should Measure It:

"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
~ John Lennon
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J. K. Rowling Quote on Taking Risks and Occasionally Failing:

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default."
~ J. K. Rowling
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A Classic Life Quote on Living for Today:

"The past is a good place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there."
~ Unknown
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And one of our absolute favorite life sayings - a great attitude quote from Vivian Greene:

"Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain."
~ Vivian Greene
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