A collection of proverbs, quotes and sayings about life.

A beautiful woman is like an axe in one’s life.

A calm and humble life will bring more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that comes with it.

Albert Einstein

A cheerful wife is the spice of life.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

A loveless life is a living death.

A life without love or loved ones is worthless.

A merry heart makes a long life.

Being happy is good for your health.

A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning.

All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.

Pink Floyd
Breathe (The Dark Side of the moon)

Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life.

Jean Paul

Art is long, life is short.

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.

John Lubbock

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.

John Muir

Children make your life important.

Erma Bombeck

Color is the fruit of life.

Guillaume Apollinaire

I choose a mortal life.

The Lord of the Rings
Quote from the movie

I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Louis Armstrong

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Quote from the movie

I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing.

Roger Waters

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

Imagine all the people, living life in peace.

John Lennon

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later a movie, too
And then home

Lou Reed
Perfect Day Lyrics (Transformer Album)

Life begins at retirement.

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle

Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little.

Thomas Aloysius Dorgan

Life is more fun if you play games.

Roald Dahl

Life is sexually transmitted.

Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.

John Wayne

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.

Stephen Hawking

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.

Eugene O'Neill

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

Jean Paul Richter

O excellent! I love long life better than figs.

William Shakespeare

Oh, it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you

Lou Reed
Perfect Day Lyrics (Transformer Album)

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.

Stephen Hawking

Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.

Stephen Hawking

Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life.

Albert Einstein

Retire from work, but not from life.

M.K. Soni

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose.

Lynn Davies

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.

The meaning of life is to be quoted when you are dead.


True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.


Variety is the spice of life.

Doing many different things makes life more interesting.

Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.

Jim Costa

What is life but a series of moments?

Unknown source

When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.

Audrey Hepburn

Where there’s life there’s hope.

Why is art beautiful? Because it's useless. Why is life ugly? Because it's all ends and purposes and intentions.

Fernando Pessoa

Without music life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzschef

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

Pat Conroy

You are learning all your life and you die stupid.

You should not confuse your career with your life.

Dave Barry