What Is Life, Really? 35 Inspirational Quotes on the Journey of Life

Your entire life is filled with powerful lessons, joys, hardships, love, and sadness. Along your journey, you’ll probably get a few bumps in the road — which is completely normal. After all, it’s what you make of these hardships and difficult situations that ultimately makes you into who you are.

However, sometimes you might need that extra push, and to feel like you’re not alone in this world. When that time comes, you can rely on these inspirational quotes on the journey of life to lift you up.

Inspirational Quotes on the Journey of Life

Inspirational Quotes About Life

#1. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” —  Norman Vincent Peale

#2. “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” —  Oscar Wilde

#3. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” —  Theodore Roosevelt

#4. “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt

#5. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.“ ― Will Smith

#6. “To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. To throw away what you no longer need is neither wasteful nor shameful.” — Marie Kondo

#7. “Short cuts make long delays.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

#8. “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose” —  Mary Shelley

#9. “Learn from my miseries, and do not seek to increase your own.” — Mary Shelley

#10. “The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.” — David Russell

#11. “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

#12. “Life is about courage and going into the unknown.” — James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

#13. “Live life by the abc’s…adventure, bravery and creativity.”― James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

#14. “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” — James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

#15. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

#16. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” -Albert Einstein

#17. “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ― Rumi

#18. “Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.” ―  Rumi

#19. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

#21. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Inspirational Quotes About Leaving Your Comfort Zone

#22. “At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you‘ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda

#23. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” — Oprah Winfrey

#24. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” ― Eckhart Tolle

#25. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

#26. “My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.” – Coco Chanel

#27. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.”― Jen Sincero

#28. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”― Jen Sincero

#29. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”― Gabriel García Márquez

Inspirational Quotes About Being Yourself

#30. “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”― Eckhart Tolle

#31. “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” — Heath Ledger

#32. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” — Oprah Winfrey

#33. “Be yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking of you, because they’re probably feeling the same kind of scared, horrible feelings that everyone does.” ― Phil Lester

#34. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.”  ―  Brené Brown

#35. “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”  ―  Brené Brown


Everyone will go through some adversity in life, and no one’s life journey is easy. It’s up to you how you choose to handle everything life throws at you, and create your own unique story.

So, all you can do is learn to trust the journey your on — even when you don’t completely understand it. And in the meantime, you can rely on these inspirational quotes to keep you on the right track.