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80 Great Quotes About Life, Love and Happiness

Our latest collection of great quotes about life that will help you get where you’re going.

As you may know, here we have tons of different collections of motivational quotes and inspiring sayings.

We believe in the power of the written and spoken word and it’s ability to impact you on your journey to creating a great life.

Part of the Everyday Power philosophy is to take full responsibility for how we talk to ourselves and others.

What better way to improve our self-communication skills, than to stand on the shoulders (and mantras) of greats.

To help you create a more fulfilling life, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and great quotes about life, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

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Great Quotes About Life, Love and Happiness

1.) “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”— Lucille Ball

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2.) “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”— Morrie Schwartz

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3.) “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”— Roy Croft

4.) “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”— Herman Hesse

5.) “Love is a friendship set to music.”— Joseph Campbell

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6.) “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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7.) “When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”— Blaise Pascal

8.) “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”— Gilbert K. Chesterton

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9.) “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

10.) “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”— Leo Buscaglia

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11.) “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”— Rumi

12.) “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”— Lao Tzu

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13.) “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”— Julia Roberts

14.) “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”— Plato

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15.) “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”— Alfred Tennyson

16.) “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

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17.) “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”— Oscar Wilde

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18.) “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”— Henry Miller

19.) “If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”— Benjamin Franklin

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20.) “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

21.) “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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22.) “We are most alive when we’re in love.”— John Updike

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23.) “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”— Elbert Hubbard

24.) “The giving of love is an education in itself.”— Eleanor Roosevelt

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25.) “The more one judges, the less one loves.”— Honore de Balzac

26.) “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”— Ingrid Bergman

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27.) “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”— Lao Tzu

28.) “Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one.”— Unknown

29.) “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.”— James Thurber

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30.) “The best proof of love is trust.”— Joyce Brothers

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31.) “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.”— Honore de Balzac

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32.) “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”— Carl Sagan

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33.) “Fortune and love favor the brave.”— Ovid

34.) “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”— David Wilkerson

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35.) “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”— Wayne Dyer

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36.) “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” –  Marcus Aurelius

37.) “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

38.)  “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” — Doug Hutchison

39.) “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” — Emily Dickinson

40.) “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

41.) “Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

42.) “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

43.) “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

44.) “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln

45.) “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

46.) “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

47.) “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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48.) “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” –  Oscar Wilde

49.) “The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.” – Helen Mirren

50.) “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

51.) “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Dr. Suess

52.) “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

53.) “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

54.) “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” —Doug Hutchison

55.) “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin

56.) “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

57.) “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

58.) “Life is a series of baby steps.” – Hoda Kotb

59.) “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball

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60.) “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”– Sydney Harris

61.) “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” —Joan Rivers

62.) “Live each day as if your life had just begun.”– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

63.) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

64.) “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

65.) “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” – Denis Waitley

66.) “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” ― Allen Saunders

67.) “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein

68.) “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom Hiddleston

69.) “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

70.) “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov

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71.) “It is not the length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

72.) “Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.” – Anne Hathaway

73.) “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

74.) “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

75.) “The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

76.) “Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

77.) “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

78.) “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Jack London

79.) “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

80.) “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Sharon Salzberg

Which of these great quotes about life and love are your favorite?

Each day is an opportunity to live your life the way you choose. Hopefully, the above quotes will inspire to push yourself to pursue a life worth living.

Did you enjoy this quote collection? Which of these great quotes about life was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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    May 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”— Lao Tzu

    And many others. The quotes are respectful and honest. And you can tell that the people writing them have experienced joys and drawbacks to realise that life is precious.

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