25 Life Quotes That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Oooooh I just love quotes. I’m honestly a quote-aholic. From Rumi to Lao Tzu to Buddha to The Dalai Lama, there are so many wonderful inspirational people we can all learn from. Here are 10 inspiring life quotes that enlightened people live by.

Here are the top quotes from my favorite spiritual gurus.

 

 

The Life Quote:  The more you are motivated by life the more fearless and free your action will be.

How to do it: Give Loving Kindness Meditation a shot.

 

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The Life Quote: Remember that not getting  what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

How to do it Don’t dwell on the past and what you don’t have. Be mindful of the moment by practicing mindfulness.

 

 

 

 

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The Life Quote:  Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power — Lao Tzu.

How to do it: The most self-empowered people meditate regularly. This great beginners guide to meditation can help you to get started.

 

 

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The Life Quote: Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I want to change myself. 

How to do it: There’s one powerful way in which you could change yourself, if you wanted to. But don’t do it. We love you just as you are.

 

The Life Quote: Silence is the language of God, all else if poor translation.

How to do it: Focus the mind on silence. Focusing on silence is one of the oldest spiritual healing techniques in the world.

 

 

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The Life Quote: What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create. — Buddha

How to do it: Tend to your mind as a gardener tends to flowers, and only grow roses there. Positive thinking will help.

 

 

The Life Quote: There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. –Buddha

How to do it: Connect with your happiness. Follow your heart.

 

 

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The Life Quote:
Freedom is not given to us by anyone. We have to cultivate it ourselves. — Thich Nhat Hanh.

How to do it: Find the anchors that are weighing your spirit down. Discard them. This special technique will help.

 

 

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The Life Quote: Just be.

How to do it: Let your spirit be free to roam with the butterflies.

 

 

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The Life Quote: Love in such a way that the person you love feels free.

How to do it: Cultivate compassion with Karuna meditation. Then just love. Just love everyone and everything.

 

In this article we’ll be looking at the best life lessons quotes from famous people. We’ll also discuss the life lessons of each quote.

Life Lessons Quotes: The Best Quotes about Life to Learn From

Life Lessons Quote 1:  Life. It’s about being beaten by bigger and bigger things.  – life quote by Rilke

Life Lesson from the Quote: This quote is excellent because a certain amount of defeat is inevitable in life. Instead of being beaten by one thing and giving up, go after something even bigger! Keep aiming higher and higher.

Life Lessons Quote 2: The price of something is the amount of life it costs you.  – life quote by Henry David Thoreau

Life lesson from the quote: Forget about money. Life is its own economy. If something takes little time but grants much it is profitable. If something takes lots of time but grants little it is too expensively priced.

Life Lesson Quote 3: In the depths of winter finally I found inside myself an invincible summer – Life quote by Albert Camus

Life lesson from the quote: People are always afraid of bad thing, but in truth it’s the bad things we go through in life that build our strength. Ask anyone who has overcome severe depression, or who has fought and beaten a disease, and they will tell you that overcoming the “winter” let them to finding a new level of strength in themselves, a new “summer.”

Life Lesson Quote 4:  Life. It’s 10% what happens and the other 90% is how you react to what happens. — life quote by Charles R Swindoll

Life lesson from the quote: We may not be able to control everything. Bad thing we inevitably happen at times. But what we can master is our reaction to bad events. By learning to keep inner peace, faith and calmness we can ensure that even the worst of times are comfortably overcome thanks to our positive reactions.

 

Life Lesson Quote 5: Kindness is my religion – life quote by the Dalai Lama

Life lesson from the quote: Too many people focus on what they get and what happens to them. It is much more positive to think instead of what we can give to others. Spend less time thinking of yourself and more time thinking about others. This will lead to more happiness and life satisfaction both for yourself and for those around you.

 

 

 


To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

― quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh.

This quote reminds us that we’re all beautiful in our own way. You are the one unique you, the only one there will ever be, the you the universe put here because without you the universe would not be the same. Accept yourself and love yourself as the universe does. To develop self acceptance, read our guide to loving kindness meditation.

 

 

 

 

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.

― quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh.

The Thich Nhat Hanh quote above is so true. Exercise and taking care of your health is vital. Personally I love running out in nature. How about you?

We are one with the universe, the world, and the cosmos. We are a part of the same whole. To show love to the universe we must show love to ourselves. We must be healthy in body as is mind. We can achieve total health by practicing this healing technique.

 

 

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart
–Buddha quote

Beautiful woman lying in a field. LOVE. Also, this girl is just beautiful… just saying.

It is easy to pray to divine guidance. To find divine guidance within yourself is more challenging, but is the way of the enlightened mind. You yourself more than anyone else and more than anything else, know the direction your life must travel in. Follow your heart. Follow your intuition.

 

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

–Buddha quote

What you think you become. Do you believe in that quote? Leave a comment below .

Your mind is the governing force of your own life. What flows through your mind enters into your life. To create ajoy-filled life, first begin by creating a joy-filled mind. Rid yourself of negative thoughts. Be positive.

 

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

-Buddha quote

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle

Buddhist mythology states that we repeat our lives until we find enlightenment. Having found enlightenment we then help others to find enlightenment too. Sharing your positivity and your happiness is the most important thing.

 

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

–Dalai Lama quote

Only the ignorant intentionally harm others. The enlightened dedicate themselves to helping other people, other animals, nature, and the universe. The most enlightened mind dedicates their strength to the betterment of others.

 

 

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

–Dalai Lama Quote

A hostile mind will create a hostile world. We must clear our minds of anger. We must live from a point of compassion, love, and acceptance for all. Racism, sexism, abuse, it’s the job of the enlightened individual to rid the world of these evils.

 

 

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

–John Lennon quote

Holding ambition, love, peace, and hope in your own mind is one thing. Sharing your positivity with the world is much better. The world needs your positivity. Share it. Join a group where you can express your positivity. Let’s Dream the dream together.

 

 

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

Lao Tzu quote

 

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The best thing in life is to enjoy the journey. Enlightened minds don’t think of destination. They live in the here and now. By being mindful and living in the moment we can enjoy the fullness of every step of our journey.

 To make the most of your life, live in this moment, now.

Paul M Harrison, author.

Follow the path andlive with an enlightened mind. Need to tap into your own enlightenment? Take a moment right now to discover your spiritual self and to find your own enlightenment

 

 

 

 More inspiring quotes

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud

“In seeking happiness for others, you will find it in yourself.” – Unknown

 

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

“He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” – Michel De Montaigne

 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

 

“Love is a verb. Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love, the verb.” – Stephen Covey

 

“If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time – help someone else.” – Chinese proverb

 

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” – Viktor Frankl

 

“Challenges is what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

“Many people are passionate, but because of their limiting beliefs about who they are and what they can do, they never take actions that could make their dream a reality” – Anthony Robins

“True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” – Paul Sweeney

 

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

 

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” – George Bernhard Shaw
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

“The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” – C. Joybell
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry van Dyke

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

 

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen Covey

“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” – Mother Theresa

 

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.” – Unknown

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane

 

 

 

 

 

  

Happiness is not ready made. Happiness is created from your own actions.

Dalai Lama

 

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

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The primary purpose in this life is to help others. And if you are unable to help others, in the least, do not hurt them.

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My religion is kindness

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Like the days, old friends pass, new friends appear.  What is important is to make it meaningful: a meaningful day.  A meaningful friend.

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Compassion and love are necessities, they are not luxuries.   Without them we cannot survive.

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Discontentment leads to wanting more, to desire that cannot be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you say, ‘I already have everything that I really need.’

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To make others happy, practice compassion. To make yourself happy, practice compassion.

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The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

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The Dalai Lama Quotes About Meditation, Life and Buddhism

We must generate a good attitude and also a good heart. From a good attitude and a good heart, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.

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I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.

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All religions carry the same message: love, compassion and forgiveness

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Sleep is the best meditation.

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Sometimes we create a dynamic impression through words, sometimes silence creates as significant an impression.

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In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

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