"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." Galileo Gelilei
Quotes about Life
Sometimes, a simple quote of a few words has a stronger effect on us than any philosophy book. Such a quote may directly reach our heart and set us thinking. Don't believe it? Take a look.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
- Lao Tzu
The aforementioned quote is by one of the most popular Chinese philosophers, Lao Tzu (or Laozi). It is found in the classic text Tao Te Ching, which dates back to the 6th century B.C. This simple quote has many meanings; and equivalents of the same are found in many other languages and scriptures in the world. When translated literally from Chinese, it translates as "A thousand-mile journey starts from your feet down there". It can also be interpreted in many different ways. Here are few more simple yet deeply inspirational quotes.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself.
- George Bernard Shaw
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
Hope is the dream of a man awake.
- French Proverb
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau
Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.
- Jim Rohn
Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
- Karen Kaiser Clark
Many of life's failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas A. Edison
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new!
- Albert Einstein
The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock
Inspirational Quotes about Love
It will be easier for those who have experienced love or are in love now to know the true meaning of the quotes mentioned below. They will also make you realize that love is the only thing that makes life worth living. Love also provides the necessary encouragement.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
- G.K. Chesterton
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
- Victor Hugo
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
- Robert Heinlein
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
- Bessie Stanley
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give; which is everything.
- Katharine Hepburn
Love is always bestowed as a gift: freely, willingly, and without expectation.... We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
- Leo Buscaglia
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
- Karen Sunde
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
- Nora Roberts
Romance is the glamor which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
- Amanda Cross
For those who love; time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke
Love is great when you find someone to give it to.
- Chris Myrick
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein
Love is neither true or false, love is love.
- Camilla Saunders
Didn't you know that people hide love like a flower too precious to be picked?
- Wu Ti