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Life Changing Quotes

Updated on February 1, 2011

Inspirational Life Changing Quotes

In my understanding, inspiration life changing quotes are inspirational, because they remind and urge us to get on our two feet and live our lives actually doing something. It's up to me or you as individuals how we go about it, but it's absolutely necessary to take action. And action is best taken your own way. Not tomorrow, not on the next Monday, but right now. Sometimes it's not even enough to take action, you have to be persistent in your action.

"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw

"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily."
- Mike Murdock

"You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough!"
- Anthony Robbins

"You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow."
- Harriet Martineau

"You cannot discover the purpose of life by asking someone else – the only way you’ll ever get the right answer is by asking yourself."
- Terri Guillemets

"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Winston Churchill

"This is true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a true force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of aliments and grievances complaining the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and, as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can."
- George Bernard Shaw

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Muriel Strode

"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."
- William Connor Magee

"Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional."
- Roger Crawford

"Even if you`re on the right track, you`ll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers

If you feel that way read some of these life changing quotes.
If you feel that way read some of these life changing quotes.

Funny Life Changing Quotes

Funny life changing quotes often make fun of life, or at least the way you live it.

But let's not kid ourselves, because there is a hint of truth in everything funny. You don't laugh at totally made-up abstractions. It's only funny, because you can relate to it in your own way. And remember, the best way to change your life is "start smiling at something."

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone."
- Reba McEntire

"Life is something that everyone should try at least once."
- Henry J. Tillman

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
- Truman Capote

"Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans."
- John Lennon

"My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get."
- Forrest Gump

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it’s day to day living that wears you out."
- Anton Chekhov

"If you want to be remembered borrow some money, if you want to be forgotten lend some."
- Unknown

"It takes as much stress to be a success as it does to be a failure."
- Emilio James Trujillo

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas A. Edison

"You miss a 100 percent of the shots you don’t take."
- Wayne Gretzky

"Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise."
- Ted Turner

Insightful Life Changing Quotes

It is hard to pinpoint what the difference between inspirational life changing quotes and insightful life changing quotes is.

For me, the former are the ones that constantly remind you to take action. They point out the necessity of taking action, so they inspire you to do something. The latter are the ones that actually tell you what to do, how to act.

They offer options that you may choose, life paths that you may take. Insightful life changing quotes, just like the ones below, talk to us in specifics. Now, I'm not going to tell you what the meaning of each quote is. You can glean their meaning.

"Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you."
- James Dillet Freeman

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."
- David Carradine

"Without duty, life is sort of boneless; it cannot hold itself together."
- Joseph Joubert

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein

"Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules."
- J. D. Salinger

"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind. People grow old only by deserting their ideals and bu outgrowing the consciousness of youth."
- L. F. Phelan

"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius

"There are no problems - only challenges and situations."
- Eckhart Tolle

"Guilt lies in the past, worry lies in the future."
- Wayne Dyer

"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."
- Hugh Downs

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails."
- William Arthur Ward

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
- Napoleon Hill

Beautiful Life Changing Quotes

I think these quotes are simply beautiful. If not life changing, they are at least easy to remember, because they stick in your mind. You may even repeat them to annoy your friends and then they repeat back when the tide turns in their favor. Either way, they stick in your mind and remind you that "life is beautiful. Actually."

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
- Maya Angelou

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be."

- Karen Ravn

"Your talent is God`s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."
- Unknown (thanks to my friend Nadia Azhar for teaching me this meaningful quote)

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

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      tanniak 6 years ago

      I love quotes! thanks for sharing! lots of great ones!

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      jose 7 years ago


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      Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

      lol What is it about this hub that triggers paranoia in people? One is afraid of getting run over, the other is afraid to speak up. And now you're insinuating that life is hell? I like to inspire.

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      Selina Kyle 7 years ago

      "If you're going through hell, keep going" is one of my all time favorite quotes. Easy to remember, hard to actually do. Thanks for the inspiration ;)

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      Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

      Thanks, mtsi. That's good advice. I could use some of that type of knowledge.

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      mtsi1098 7 years ago

      these are excellent...thanks...I like this one too "Knowledge is not knowing what to say, knowledge is knowing what not to say"

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      Haunty 7 years ago from Hungary

      Thank you, drbj! I will correct that now.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Haunty - I am a fan of inspirational quotes. One of these that you included is a particular favorite since I use it on my business cards. You have listed the author as Unknown but it was first spoken by Will Rogers, a humorist in the U.S. in the 1930s.

      "Even if you`re on the right track, you`ll get run over if you just sit there." So true. Thanks for the great quotes.