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Inspirational quotes and sayings that will make you think

Sometimes it only takes a few words to get us thinking properly. We hear a phrase or a quote, and we immediately think of a special person, remember an unpleasant moment, or laugh heartily. Lots of wisdom is contained in such life quotes, and some inspirational quotes can seriously influence our actions and thoughts.

You can hang inspirational quotes on the wall, where they will always remind you of something before you leave the house or look in the mirror. What changes our view of things can also change our lives. It doesn't matter if you put a few cool quotes in your WhatsApp status or send them to friends in crisis situations. Some may be just for you.

Looking for quotes for yourself, friends, or relatives? We've compiled a list of sayings and quotes that might help you understand the world, love, and life!

Choose a topic and find numerous inspirational sayings and quotes that will make you think!

Beautiful quotes that change your outlook on life

Do you want to philosophize about life, like the great poets and thinkers? They say that to think, you need to be in nature or among people. But it can take a long time to come up with good life quotes yourself. Life may be long, but it's not that long. Why don't you just choose an inspirational quote from this list? These short quotes will help you make sense of things.

"If life were predictable, it would cease to be life, and be without flavor."

– Eleanor Roosevelt


"I intend to live life, not just exist."

– George Takei


"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi


"In order to write about life, first you must live it."

– Ernest Hemingway


"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

– Winston Churchill


"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

– James Dean


"Turn your wounds into wisdom."

– Oprah Winfrey


"I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go."

– Langston Hughes


"All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret."

– Gabriel García Márquez


"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."

– Helen Keller


"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it."

– Earl G. Graves, Sr.


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

– Mahatma Gandhi


"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

– Oprah Winfrey


"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."

– Dalai Lama


"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

– Winston Churchill


"The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything."

– Frank Sinatra


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Quotes about love

The thing about love is that nothing gets us thinking more than matters of the heart. A good quote can give us the courage to confess our love to someone, the right quotes can turn the tide, and a beautiful saying can change our perception of another person.

And don't forget: A quote in your Instagram or WhatsApp story can be a clear message for a very special person! But before you do that, of course, you should think about what you want to say! 😉

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."

– Zora Neale Hurston


"Have enough courage to trust love one more time, and always one more time."

– Maya Angelou


"Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good."

– Petrarch


"Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary."

– Oscar Wilde


"The best proof of love is trust."

– Joyce Brothers


"We must be our own before we can be another's."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


"I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."

– Vincent Van Gogh


"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."

– Mark Twain


"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

– Helen Keller


"In all our contacts, it is probably the sense of being really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond."

– Eleanor Roosevelt


"If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?"

– Maya Angelou


"You can't blame gravity for falling in love."

– Albert Einstein


"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."

– Robert Frost


"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."

– Friedrich Nietzsche


Did these quotes inspire you to write something yourself? If you want to sink further into thoughts about love, or even write a saying about love yourself, we have collected ideas for love sayings and poems here: How to write a love poem

Beautiful quotes about finding happiness

Sometimes life writes better inspirational quotes than any author ever could. But we can't wait for that, can we? If you don't want to write one yourself, you're lucky, we've already compiled a list of motivational quotes about finding happiness for you!

Here are more life quotes to get you thinking!

"As my knowledge of things grew, I felt more and more the delight of the world I was in."

– Helen Keller


"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens."

– Douglas Jerrold


"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."

– Eleanor Roosevelt


"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."

– Colin Powell


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

– Albert Einstein


"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best."

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.


"Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

– Mark Twain


"I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve."

– Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


"Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world. Don't go through life creaking."

– H.W. Byles


"Who is happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own."

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

– Victor Hugo


"Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions."

– Dalai Lama


"Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination."

– Immanuel Kant


"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."

– Freya Stark


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