135 Deep Quotes About Life

We all go through tough times in life. The key is to not let it get you down and find ways to get motivated. If you’re looking for a little motivation or just some interesting life advice, look no further than these deep quotes about life.

They cover everything from the importance of being yourself to making the most of every opportunity. So whether you’re fighting through a tough time or just trying to live your best life, the following 135 quotes will help you do it! Enjoy!

Let the deep quotes about life begin!

1) “A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen

135 Deep Quotes About Life - "A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." - Henrik Ibsen
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2) The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” – William Arthur Ward

3) “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

4) “All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.” – Johnny Cash

5) “Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that’s all you’ve really got; when you strip everything down, that’s all you’ve got, so always be yourself.” – Al Roker

6) “If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.” – Jim Kwik

7) “You are only as free as you think you are and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.” – Robert M. Drake

8) “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

9) “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t worry, be happy.

10) “Being happy never goes out of style.” – Lilly Pulitzer

135 Deep Quotes About Life - "Being happy never goes out of style." - Lilly Pulitzer
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11) “I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” – Rosa Parks

12) “You are your best thing.” – Toni Morrison

13) “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville

14) “Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.” – Julian Barnes

15) “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

16) “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

17) “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

18) “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

19) “Collaboration, creativity, and respect build life long connections that matter and make a difference, propelling us to work together across all boundaries.” – Diane Luna

Be courageous and strong.

20) “Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in. When you are in your rocking chair talking to your grandchildren many years from now, be sure you have a good story to tell.” – Amal Clooney

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21) “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.'” – Lao Tzu

22) “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett

23) “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

24) “When you are doing something that is right, you just do it and take care … Someone has to do this.” – Alice Nkom

25) “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

26) “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

27) “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

28) “The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” – Eudora Welty

29) “Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” – Martin Heidegger

Wise words…

30) “Live for each second without hesitation.” – Elton John

135 Deep Quotes About Life - "Live for each second without hesitation." - Elton John
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31) “I freed 1000 slaves. I could have freed 1000 more if only they knew they were slaves.” – Harriet Tubman

32) “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Stephen King

33) “I don’t go by the rule book…I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana

34) “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” – Robert A. Heinlein

35) “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

36) “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” – John Barrymore

37) “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

38) “Life has got all those twists and turns. You’ve got to hold on tight and off you go.” – Nicole Kidman

39) “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

40) “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard

41) “Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.” – Earl G. Graves, Sr.

42) “I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank

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43) “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.” – Oprah Winfrey

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44) “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

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

46) “In order to write about life first, you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

47) “There is nothing impossible to they who will try.” – Alexander the Great

Deep Life Quotes by Maya Angelou

48) “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou
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49) “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

50) “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

51) “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” – Maya Angelou

52) “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

53) “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

54) “I just want you to know that if you are out there and you are being really hard on yourself right now for something that has happened … it’s normal. That is what is going to happen to you in life. No one gets through unscathed. We are all going to have a few scratches on us. Please be kind to yourselves and stand up for yourself, please.” – Taylor Swift

55) “Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

56) “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

57) “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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58) “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." - Soren Kierkegaard
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59) “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

60) “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton

61) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

62) “Never lose sight of the face that the most important yard stick to your success is how you treat other people.” – Barbara Bush

63) “Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin

64) “You make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You draw your own box.” – Duchess Meghan

65) “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Deep Life Quotes by Ranata Suzuki

66) “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” – Ranata Suzuki

"Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you." - Ranata Suzuki
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67) “…the sad part is, that I will probably end up loving you without you for much longer than I loved you when I knew you. Some people might find that strange. But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel for someone and the impact they have on you as a person, is in no way relative to the amount of time you have known them.” – Ranata Suzuki

68) “There is an ocean of silence between us… and I am drowning in it.” – Ranata Suzuki

69) “If you cannot hold me in your arms, then hold my memory in high regard. And if I cannot be in your life, then at least let me live in your heart.” – Ranata Suzuki

70) “If you’re searching for a quote that puts your feelings into words – you won’t find it. You can learn every language and read every word ever written – but you’ll never find what’s in your heart. How can you? He has it.” – Ranata Suzuki

Find what’s in your heart…

71) “Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.” – Charles Caleb Colton

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72) “If I love myself I love you. If I love you I love myself.” – Rumi

73) “Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.” – Diane McLaren

74) “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe

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75) “There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” – Richard Branson

"There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you." - Richard Branson
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76) “As soon as something stops being fun, I think it’s time to move on. Life is too short to be unhappy. Waking up stressed and miserable is not a good way to live.” – Richard Branson

77) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

78) “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn

79) “Once someone’s hurt you, it’s harder to relax around them, harder to think of them as safe to love. But it doesn’t stop you from wanting them.” – Holly Black, White Cat

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Be honest.

80) “It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest.” – Walter Anderson

"It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest." - Walter Anderson
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81) “To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” – Mary Oliver

82) “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

83) “The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.” – Epictetus

84) “When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn’t climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.” – Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

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85) “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” – Dalai Lama

86) “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Stephen Furtick

87) “I rebel; therefore I exist.” – Albert Camus

88) “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Gustave Flaubert

89) “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis

90) “Life is a series of baby steps along the way and if you add up these tiny little steps you take toward your goal, whatever it is, whether it’s giving up something, a terrible addiction, or trying to work your way through an illness.” – Hoda Kotb

91) “Life is short it is up to you to make it sweet.” – Sarah Louise

92) “Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” – Albert Schweitzer

Deep Life Quotes by Dr. Seuss

93) “Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss

"Sometimes the questions are complicated, and the answers are simple." - Dr. Seuss
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94) “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

95) “The splendid thing about falling apart silently…is that you can start over as many times as you like.” – Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

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96) “Stay strong as you live your life story and remember your blessings, no matter what circumstances you face.” – Dr. Damary M. Bonilla-Rodriguez

97) “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire

98) “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington

99) “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking: ‘What’s in it for me?'” – Brian Tracy

100) “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.” – Roy T. Bennett

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

102) “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Schuller

103) “There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.” – Seneca

104) “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

105) “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

106) “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin

Deep Life Quotes by Oscar Wilde

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

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde
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108) “Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde

109) “There are only two great tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want and the other is getting it.” –Oscar Wilde

110) “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

111) “Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi

112) “If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.” – Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

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113) “Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

114) “I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back.” – Ann Richards

115) “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

116) “I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.” – Michelle Williams

117) “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

Deep Life Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt

118) “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

"If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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119) “When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Deep Life Quotes by Mark Twain

120) “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” – Mark Twain

"What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so." - Mark Twain
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121) “Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too.” – Mark Twain

122) “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

Deep Life Quotes by Helen Keller

123) “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 that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

"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 that has been opened for us." - Helen Keller
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124) “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

125) “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Deep Life Quotes by Albert Einstein

126) “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

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127) “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

128) “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

129) “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

130) “We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” – Albert Einstein

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

132) “Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress.” – Unknown

133) “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

134) “Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran

135) “Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.” – Lucille Ball

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