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Last Updated on January 12, 2021

100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Love Life Again

100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Love Life Again

Everyone is fighting a battle. And a very tough one most of the time.

Failure, disappointment, frustration, exhaustion… All these difficult moments can erode our passion for life.

But we only live ONCE. It’s important to remind ourselves that no matter how hard life is, we should never lose our love for life as it gives us the energy to keep moving on.

Here are 100 inspirational and motivational quotes to reignite your love for life. Whenever you or your loved ones feel lost in life, take a look at them and they can be the beacon lights to guide your way to get through the darkness:

Life Is Our Best Coach

We may easily feel frustrated and lose our passion for life when we encounter setbacks. But nothing valuable ever comes easy. Painful challenges are the best gifts life sends to us to keep us growing.

1. “A dream is what makes people love life even when it is painful”
—Theodore Zeldin


2. “True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”
—Petrach


3. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”


    4. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
    —Muhammad Ali


    5. “Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.”


      6. “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.”
      —Chico Xavier


      7. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.”
      —Rumi


        8. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
        —Roy T. Bennett


        9. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
        —Muhammad Ali


          10. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”
          —Roy T. Bennett


          11. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”
          —Erol Ozan


            12. “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”
            —Pele


            13. “It’s okay to be scared. But you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger. And start all over again.”


              14. “No matter who tries to teach you lessons about life, you won’t understand it until you go through it on your own.”


                15. “Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it.”
                —Steve Maraboli


                16. “I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.”
                —Drew Barrymore


                17. “Mistakes are proof that you’re trying.”

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                  18. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”
                  —Al Franken


                  19. “I take all of my life lessons, which some people might call ‘mistakes’, and apply them to my future so that I keep growing.”
                  —Kimberly Caldwell


                  20. “In my life, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve missed, I’ve hurt, I’ve trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve learned.”


                    Beauty Is In The Smallest Things

                    Passion for life does not necessarily come when we make huge achievements. But it certainly comes when we know how to see beauty in the smallest things even in the busy days.

                    21. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
                    —Confucius


                    22. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child , and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
                    —Ashley Smith


                    23. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


                      24. “There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it.”
                      —H. R. Giger


                      25. “Happy are those who take life day by day, and complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life,”


                        26. “The best and the most beautiful things in the word cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
                        —Helen Keller


                        27. “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”
                        —Jack Kerouac


                          28. “There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others.”
                          —Sarah McLachian


                          29. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things”


                            30. “Little things, make big days.”
                            —Isabel Marant


                            31. “When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.”
                            —Carol Woodliff


                            32. “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our hearts”


                              33. “Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.”
                              —Thea Kristine May


                              34. “Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.”
                              —Thomas Merton


                              35. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”
                              —Khalil Gibran


                              36. “Seeing the small things that nobody else notice”


                                37. “The little things mean the most.”


                                  38. “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”
                                  —Sharon Draper

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                                  39. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
                                  —Paulo Coelho


                                  40. “There is a great beauty in little things.”
                                  —Mehmet Murat Lldan


                                  41. “Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.”


                                    Life Is a Journey of Self Discovery

                                    Life is actually exciting if we seize every moment to know more about ourselves and achieve what we dream.

                                    42. “I know it’s cliche to say, ‘When you do something you love you never work a day in your life.’ But it is true: When you do something you love, life gets to be a little bit easier and enjoyable. So i just want people to follow their dreams.”
                                    —Tika Sumpter


                                      43. “The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love.”
                                      —Jennifer Edwards


                                      44. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
                                      —George Bernard Shaw


                                      45. “Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”


                                        46. “The biggest adventure you can take it to live the life of your dreams.”
                                        —Oprah Winfrey


                                        47. “Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner.”
                                        —Robert John Meechan


                                        48. “Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”


                                          49. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.”


                                            50. “Don’t be pushed around by fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
                                            —Roy T. Bennett


                                            51. “Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”
                                            —Roy T. Bennett


                                            52. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
                                            —Maya Angelou


                                              53. “If there are things you don’t like in the world you grep up in, make your own life different.”
                                              —Dave Thomas


                                              54. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.”
                                              —Eleanor Roosevelt


                                              55. “The older I get, the more I realize I just need the simple things in life: a comfy home, good food on the table and to be surrounded by the people I love.”


                                                56. “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.”
                                                —Sada Andria Zabala


                                                57. “I am on a wonderful journey. I am discovering myself, my real self.”
                                                —Karen Hackel


                                                58. “We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.”

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                                                  59. “And you? When will you begin that Long journey into yourself?”
                                                  —Jalaluddin Rumi

                                                  60. “There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.” —Michelle Sandlin


                                                  See The World Through Appreciative Eyes

                                                  Always appreciate and feel gratitude for things around us, then the love for life will come to us.

                                                  61. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
                                                  —Arthur Rubinstein


                                                  62. “I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible.”
                                                  —Sandrine Bonnaire


                                                  63. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
                                                  —Jawaharlal Nehru


                                                  64. “Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.”


                                                    65. “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.”


                                                      66. “I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.”
                                                      —Steve Gleason


                                                      67. “Things are beautiful if you love them.”
                                                      —Jean Anouilh


                                                      68. “My mission: to be so busy loving my life that I have no time for hate, regret, worry, fret, or fear.”


                                                        69. “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”
                                                        —Rosalind Russell


                                                        70. “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
                                                        —Bob Marley


                                                          71. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”
                                                          —David Attenborough


                                                          72. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
                                                          —Omar Khayyam


                                                          73. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
                                                          —Oprah Winfrey


                                                          74. “There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.”


                                                            75. “Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”
                                                            —L. Wolfe Gilbert


                                                            76. “You cannot have a beautiful life if you always focus on ugliness in others.”
                                                            —Debasish Mridha


                                                            77. “Today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.”


                                                              78. “Always seek beauty to create a beautiful like.”

                                                              —Debasish Mridha

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                                                              79. “Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.”
                                                              —TemitOpe Ibrahim


                                                              80. “Life is always more beautiful and worth living when you are capable of enjoying the beauty of nature.”
                                                              —Munia Khan


                                                              Life Is Short, So Every Second Is Valuable To You

                                                              When we truly realize life is short, we won’t waste even one second to live an unhappy or meaningless life.

                                                              81. “If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.”
                                                              —Bruce Lee


                                                              82. “I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.”


                                                                83. “If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.”
                                                                —Angelina Jolie


                                                                84. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”
                                                                —Matt Cameron


                                                                85. “Appreciate life as it happens. Moments will soon pass and you will wish you had treasured them more.”


                                                                  86. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.”
                                                                  —Sarah Louise Delany


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


                                                                  88. “Life is your biggest treasure. Enjoy it. If you forget to, it will soon be gone, never to return.”


                                                                    89. “Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.”
                                                                    —Joshua L. Liebman


                                                                    90. “You can get a lot of things back, but you can’t get time back. You can’t get back life. Time is priceless. Don’t waste it. Make it count.”


                                                                      91. “We have one life and we should cherish it and make it the best we can.”
                                                                      —David Morrissey


                                                                      92. “After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.”
                                                                      —Morrie Schwartz


                                                                      93. “Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it.”
                                                                      —Gwen Stefani


                                                                      94. “Three things you cannot recover in life: the moment after it’s missed, the word after it’s said, and the time after it’s wasted.”


                                                                        95. “Time is long but life is short.”
                                                                        —Stevie Wonder


                                                                        96. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. Ican choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”
                                                                        —Groucho Marx


                                                                        97. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.”
                                                                        —Logan Pearsall Smith


                                                                        98. “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is too short to be anything but happy.”


                                                                        99. “I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.”
                                                                        —Wyclef Jean


                                                                        100. “Life is short, time is fast, no replay, no rewind, so enjoy every moment as it comes.”

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                                                                          I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

                                                                          I Hate My Life: 10 Things You Can Do Now to Stop Hating Life

                                                                          Hating life is a bit of a misnomer it seems: in the media, in education, in every aspect of our lives, we’re shown visions of a perfect world, one where everyone is happy and life is a decades-long dream. Unfortunately, it isn’t.

                                                                          Life can and is hard and tough and painful at times. I have first-hand experience of this: Years ago, I was a recent university graduate, unemployed and aimless. All of this was having a knock-on effect on my social and mental wellbeing—I wasn’t sleeping. I wasn’t seeing my friends as often. I was snappy to family members and I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning…

                                                                          That doesn’t mean it can’t change.

                                                                          Life goes through ebbs and flows all the time and the key to getting through it all without cutting off your social circle and eating your local grocery store out of Ben & Jerry’s, is to cultivate some techniques and methods of going through life with some stability and grace. It’s not a guarantee against life’s hardships but, take the steps you want to use and you won’t hate life.

                                                                          If you want to stop hating your life and start falling in love with it, take these steps:

                                                                          1. Get Plenty of Sleep

                                                                          Seriously, you’re obviously going to be grouchy and more inclined towards the more miserable side, if you’re not getting your recommended seven or more hours of sleep a night.

                                                                          Start checking in how much you sleep and then start making steps to go to bed earlier and sleep for longer. It might cure every problem but at least you’ll be well-rested and less likely to nap throughout the day. If you’re having trouble getting to sleep, try these 10 Best Natural Sleep Aids to Help You Feel Rested

                                                                          2. Eat Healthily

                                                                          I have had a real issue with eating healthily for years and it wasn’t until I was hospitalised a few years ago (for a condition unrelated to my eating for the sake of disclosure), that I really started to look at what I ate and how I viewed my body.

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                                                                          I’m absolutely an advocate of body positivity and loving your body at any size and while I haven’t lost any huge amount of weight, eating a hell of a lot healthier improved my mood and made me feel better.

                                                                          In short, it’s absolutely okay to have a pizza and a soda as a treat, but just have something healthier tomorrow.

                                                                          Here’re some inspirations for you: How to Find a Healthy Eating Plan That Actually Works for You

                                                                          3. Write It All Down

                                                                          Sometimes the best thing you can do is let it all out. Keeping things that are making you hate life all bottled up is neither helpful to getting out of that cycle nor healthy for your overall wellbeing.

                                                                          Grab yourself a notebook, a journal, a diary, a bit of paper, whatever, and just start writing down how you feel. As soon as you’ve done that, start thinking about what you could do in theory to stop this from happening or to stop you from feeling like this.

                                                                          4. Get Some Fresh Air

                                                                          It’s underrated and we all take it for granted, but really, getting out of your home and going for a walk can be really beneficial. It gets you outside in the (hopefully) sunshine and getting to see the whole of life as you walk around can be really grounding and calming.

                                                                          Believe me, if you’re stuck inside mulling over on the bad things of your life, grab a pair of sneakers and go for a walk. Plus, it’s free. Can’t say better than that, can you?

                                                                          5. Get Some Exercise

                                                                          This is practically a Part II of the previous step, but as someone who used to look at the gym as something people did when they were feeling particularly masochistic, I can actually say I enjoy it now.

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                                                                          You don’t even have to subscribe to a fancy gym—go for a run around the block with your headphones in or lift some heavy boxes to build up muscle tone.

                                                                          Bonus: Doing all that heavy lifting of boxes or incorporating exercise into chores will make your house cleaner and look even more awesome, as well as making you look and feel better.

                                                                          6. Treat Yourself

                                                                          Hating your life can be exhausting, and I mean that literally. It drains the energy from you until all you want to do is lie in bed with a pint of ice cream and the last five seasons of a TV show on Netflix.

                                                                          Therefore, a good thing to keep your spirits up can be to treat yourself.

                                                                          Life is too short, after all, to deny yourself some treats. Go see that movie that looks awesome in the cinema, grab a gelato with a friend, paint your nails, whatever makes you happy, do it. You deserve it.

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                                                                          7. Cut out Those Negative Triggers

                                                                          Chances are that if you hate life, something is setting off those triggers in your head. Until you’re able to deal with them without turning all misanthropic, the best thing might be just to get rid of all of those negative triggers.

                                                                          If you’re suffering from what AllGroanUp refer to as “Obsessive Comparison Disorder” (i.e. obsessively checking out the lifestyles of all your “successful” friends), then stop using Facebook and Twitter as much.

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                                                                          Social media can be a fantastic way to connect, but it can be also be a toxic environment for neuroses and comparisons to breed.

                                                                          Trust me, I know. If it sets you off, cut it out.

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                                                                          8. Dance

                                                                          Yes you can dance. No, really, you can. It doesn’t matter if you’re not some breakdancing dynamo or ballroom extraordinaire, everyone can dance. It’s programmed into the human race, the ultimate expression of emotion.

                                                                          Dance like no one’s watching, dance like you don’t care. Tap your feet, sway your hips, go as mad or as wild as you want to to your favourite songs. Nothing quite shakes the cobwebs off than losing yourself in rhythm and dance to a song you love.

                                                                          9. Get Organized

                                                                          A great way to start moving forward and looking at what you can change in your life to make it better, is to get organized.

                                                                          Spend a weekend going through your home and clearing the unnecessary stuff out of it. Get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t want anymore and start to give everything a space.

                                                                          It doesn’t have to look like it’s stepped off the pages of Good Housekeeping, but clearing a lot of space and making sure that your home has a bit of harmony can do wonders for your mental wellbeing.

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                                                                          10. Pay It Forward

                                                                          Life is a mystery and it can be a minefield to get through. Sometimes you stumble, sometimes you fall. The important part is to pick yourself back up and keep walking forward.

                                                                          Paying it forward is simply helping others. Charity is something that is often thrown around as an accessory to human behavior—how many celebrities have you read about who have done something heinous, but are defended by the phrase “but [they] do charity work”?

                                                                          Go volunteer! If you think you’re at breaking point, go help other people.

                                                                          People in the world out there will be going through the same things that you are going through; and while you might not run into someone who’s going through the exact same circumstances, you will be helping people who need help.

                                                                          Helping out a soup kitchen, or at a church bake sale, or at a homeless shelter or wherever needs help, can make a huge difference to the lives of those individuals involved. And believe me, it’ll do a hell of a lot for your state of mind .

                                                                          A great idol of mine, Audrey Hepburn, once stated that we have two hands: one for helping ourselves, and one for helping others. That’s a fantastic sentiment and one I think will help people who hate their live.

                                                                          If you go and help other people, you’re having such a positive ripple effect on the world that some of it will come back to you one way or another, and it will get better.

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