Inspirational Quotes About Life and Love

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2017

Emotion is a monumental and vital part of what motivates us in this messy thing called life. One of our favorite quotes mentions that, “It’s not always going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it.” This couldn’t be truer and every now and again, we could all use a reminder to keep on keeping on. Words can inspire, but in the end, it’s the emotions that are powerful enough to drive and direct us. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite inspirational quotes about life and love for you to be inspired, for you to remember and for you to share. We couldn’t have put these phrases better ourselves.  We hope that these  inspirational life and love quotes help you get through whatever you’re getting through and more importantly, put a smile on your face.

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1. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”

2. “Life is so much brighter when we focus on what truly matters.”

3. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most our of it every single day.”

4. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”

5. “I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow simply because life is too short for anything else.”

6. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

7. “I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

8. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

9. “You are deciding your life right now. Be intentional, don’t be defined by what you didn’t do.”

10. “Anything you truly want must be worth fighting for.”

11. “Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.”

12. “When I was 5 year old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” –John Lennon

13. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs

14. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things.” –Albert Einstein

15. “Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgive someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.”

16. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”-Oscar Wilde

17. “Unless it is mad passionate extraordinary love, it is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life. Love should not be one of them.”

18. “Everyday is a second chance.”

19. “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason…”

20. “Falling in love is easy, staying in love requires work.”

21. “Love is that condition is which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

22. “I am a strong person, but every now and then I also need someone to take me hand and tell me that everything will be alright.”

23. “Happiness often sneaks in a door you did not think was open.”

24. “If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.”

25. “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

26. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

27. “The only time that you should ever look back is to see how far you have come.”

28. “To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.”

29. “Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.”

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

31. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”-Andre Breton

32. “Love is a better teacher than duty.”-Albert Einstein

33. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”-Martin Luther King Jr.

34. “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”-Vincent Van Gough

35. “Love is a friendship set to music.”-Joseph Campbell

36. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”-The Notebook

inspirational sayings about life and love

Here’s the thing about life and love: it’s hard to put into words. Some days we’re inspired to accomplish amazing feats and other days we are tested. We experience amazing one-of-a-kind love and we experience heart-wrenching loss. Why not learn from the wisdom that others have to share? Inspirational quotes are interesting bits of wisdom and if we really pay attention to what they offer and how they speak to us, we can change the way we live. If you’re looking to inspire someone you love (or if you need a little pick-me-up yourself,) we’ve got you covered.