Wise quotes about life: lessons, thoughts, success and failure.

Find carefully selected quotes, designed to motivate, challenge and inspire.

Discover wise quotes about life. What goals to choose? What changes you need? What is a failure? And what is time? And what is true knowledge?

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.”



An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin


I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein


Your problem is you think you have time.

The Buddha

Time is the least thing we have.

Ernest Hemingway

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Roger Babson

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby


If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

Jim Rohn


A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

Mahatma Gandhi

Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.

Grandma Moses


When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.



Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein


Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live.

John Dewey

And some more wise quotes about life

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.

George Bernard Shaw

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.

Josh Billings

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be ‘happy.’ I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.

Leo C. Rosten

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man turns chance into good fortune.

Thomas Fuller

There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.

Alexander Woollcott

Activity is the only road to knowledge.

George Bernard Shaw

Wise quotes about life from great minds.

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