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What Is The Best Saying In Life? Make Your Life Meaningful Quote

Well, it’s not just one.

In fact, there are so many “make your life meaningful” quotes that it is impossible to collect them in one place. We all have that inner wisdom and often bring to life quotes of our own.

The beauty of quotes is that we often find the right words to express our emotions, thoughts, and feelings in a way we understand them. Quotes name our sadness, weaknesses, hopes, ideas, pain, joy… They remove the veil of our confusion and give us a sentence or two of clarification and self-exploration.

So today, I’ve picked 100 of the most beautiful quotes for living a meaningful life.

I hope they inspire you.

I hope they add another spark into your eyes.

And I hope they truly give you ideas on how to live a life you’re proud of.

100 Deep Make Your Life Meaningful Quotes

Inspirational and Meaningful Life Quotes

Allow me to start with my favorite quote in this collection of quotes to make your life meaningful.

The man who is born with a talent which he is meant to use, finds his greatest happiness in using it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3. Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. Kalidasa

4. One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

5. The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight. Epictetus

6. 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

buddha quote on happiness

7. I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney

8. It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Life Quotes To Inspire You

How would your life be different if… you decided to give freely, love fully, and play feverously? Let today be the day… you free yourself from the conditioned rules that limit your happiness and dilute the beautiful life experience. Have fun. Give—Love—Play!

Steve Maraboli

10. For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. Victor E. Frankl

11. Life is just like a voyage where the waves of time push us forward. Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury

The formula of life is simple. It is the formula of giving—giving courage, attention, peace, love and comfort to yourself and the society.”

Amit Ray

13. Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful. Martin Yan

14. 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

15. You were created for more than to bear the weight of your shadows- but you have to choose to no longer let them define you. You have to choose to let the light shine through the shattered pieces. Kara Swanson, Dust

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

Walter Hagen

17. It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

18. Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

19. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go… Dr Seuss

20. To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget. – Arundhati Roy, The Cost Of Living

The Cosmic Meaning Of Life

21. There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. Anais Nin

22. It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. An Autobiography by Agatha Christie

23. There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

Sylvia Plath

25. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere, but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life. Carlos Castaneda

26. Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. Paulo Coelho

27. Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have – and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life. Philip Appleman

28. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. Hugh Sidey

29. Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve

30. You cannot be truly humble, unless you truly believe that life can and will go on without you. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Meaningful Quotes From Children’s Books

Children’s books have always been a source of inspiration to me. Often what sounds like a simple sentence holds in itself a profound life lesson.

Too many people forget to go back and re-read their favorite books from the times they were young children. But maybe, you had a reason to call a book “favorite”. Maybe something inside you made you hug that book and drag it with you everywhere you went.

Or probably you were one of those kids who preferred running around instead of reading chapter after chapter of children’s books. Now could be the perfect time for you to explore the kids’ world and see its secrets, inside some of the most beautiful books for little humans.

See below some of the simplest quotes from children’s books that hide the meaning of life in themselves.

31. It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

32. ‘What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh. ‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh. The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

33. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.

JM Barrie, peter pan

35. You can’t ever be really free if you admire somebody too much. Tove Jansson, Tales from Moominvalley

36. If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that – warm things, kind things, sweet things – help and comfort and laughter… Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Remember, what is given from the heart reaches the heart.

Patricia C. McKissack, What is given from the heart

38. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Understanding Life

39. I don’t understand it any more than you do, but one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand things for them to be. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

40. You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

41. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You

42. It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

44. Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Home, Hope, Fear

45. There’s no place like home. L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

46. Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS, Listen to the SHOULDN’TS, The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS, Listen to the NEVER HAVES, Then listen close to me – anything can happen, child, anything can be. Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

47. Inside all of us is Hope. Inside all of us is Fear. Inside all of us is Adventure. Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing. Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are

48. But there was one other thing that the grown-ups also knew, and it was this: that however small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there. This particular bar of chocolate had as much chance as any other of having a Golden Ticket. Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

49. I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots. Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees

50. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh

Simple Words That Make Life Meaningful

51. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserve and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real… it is possible… it’s yours. Ayn Rand

52. I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough. Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

53. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, ‘Wait and Hope.’ Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

54. Nothing is random, nor will anything ever be… In the end, or rather, as things really are, any event, no matter how small, is intimately and sensibly tied to all others… And, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but something that is. Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale

Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.

Frank Herbert, Dune

56. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Quotes To Make You A Better Person

57. And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. John Steinbeck

58. I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe. Donna Tartt

None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.

Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

60. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Stephen Hawking

61. What matters in life is what you care about and what you will continue to make effort toward caring about it. Nokwethemba Nkosi

62. I quite enjoy the lines on my forehead because they show my life. That’s my history and I like to see that in other people. Like this wrinkle is due to some girl who broke my heart. I don’t want to escape it in any way. Michael Fassbende

63. Every life is different because you passed this way and touched history. Barbara Kingsolver

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean-Paul Sartre

65. All your life you’re yellow. Then one day, you brush up against something blue, the barest touch, and voila, the rest of your life you’re green. Tess Callahan

66. The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. Marcel Pagnol

Finding Happiness

67. Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different. Stacey Charter

68. All of the events in your life are just one big experience, one big life lesson. Whether you consider the events of your life good or bad, they’re both just life experiences. It’s these experiences, which have shaped you as a person, and guide you along the journey of your life. James A. Murphy

69. Life is an educational process you can’t opt out of. You either learn the lesson, or you become the lesson. Robert Brault

70. Life is perhaps most wisely regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings, and every day is a life in miniature. Chu-Yin

Deep Meaningful Sayings About Life

71. She decided long ago that life was a long journey. She would be strong, and she would be weak, and both would be okay. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

72. Just because your version of normal isn’t the same as someone else’s version doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with you. The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne

73. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

74. When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings. Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

75. It was my life – like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be. Cheryl Strayed

76. Life is a test, a school where we come to learn and grow in our spiritual understanding and personal development, a school designed for each of us to reach our own unique destiny. Each of us is here to learn, to grow, to master the challenges that we face, and to expand our capacity for love and compassion. Taking life on with courage, trusting that we are meant to learn from every experience in life is why we are here. Judy Tatelbaum

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

78. 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

Make Life Meaningful Quotes

79. Sometimes it’s the mistakes that turn out to be the best parts of life. Carrie Ryan

80. My burden is my purpose. Without it, I wouldn’t be. Solange Nicole

81. Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to. Tim Tharp

82. If GOD brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Anonymous

83. On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a playful, joyous energy behind what you do. Eckhart Tolle

84. 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

The Peaks of Life Quotes

85. All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low. John Wooden

86. 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

87. Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. Soren Kierkegaard

88. Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua Marine

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

Maya Angelou

90. We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. Jane Austen

91. There are only two great tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want and the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde

92. The two most important days of your life are the day that you’re born and the day that you find out why. Mark Twain

93. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung

94. We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together. Terence McKenna

95. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. Dave Barry

96. For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. Audrey Hepburn

97. Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth

98. I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end. Larry Bird

99. Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. Paulo Coelho

100. Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap…and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may sour. Kristi Bowman

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