Inspirational Life Quotes



BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: OCTOBER 9, 2019

The best inspirational life quotes give you the courage to do anything. In good times, they can keep you moving forward. In bad times, they can lift you out of the darkness, showing you the path to brighter days.

That's what the inspirational life quotes here have done for me. If it's your birthday, let them give you what few other words of wisdom can provide: the gift of a fresh start. 


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Make Your Birthday Happy Again

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Remember, when you were a kid, you would wake up at the crack of dawn with butterflies in your stomach excited about your birthday? You were excited about your gifts, excited about your birthday party, even excited about getting older. You just couldn't wait to grow up.

How things change! Now you're no longer thrilled to see your age climb to new heights. Make your birthday happy again. Today, give yourself the gift of a fresh start with this collection of 200 inspirational life quotes.


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Top 10
Inspirational
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(Well, in my opinion)




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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes: Inspirational Life Quotes

"Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today."
-James Dean



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

Not all dreamers are hopeless romantics, and not all hopeless romantics are dreamers. Somewhere in between are the dreamers with their eyes wide open to life's blessings in disguise. Count yourself blessed and start living life the way you want.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Love Quotes

"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."
Leo Buscaglia



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

To the uninitiated, reckless or discarded, the road to love is fraught with risk. Love is actually as natural as riding a bike, once you get the hang of it. Sure, you might get hurt along the way, but you're more likely to take the ride of your life. Hop on! You'll never feel more alive.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Work Quotes

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Confucius



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

Ever since I was a kid, work was work and play was fun, and never the twain shall meet. Anyway, that's what I had always been told. It's not what I believe now. Neither should you. Work, play — these are just words. Aside from the dictionary, there's really nothing compelling you to make a clear and absolute distinction between the two, except yourself. Follow your bliss and, before you know it, you'll end up on the path to true happiness, and well-earned prosperity more than ever within your reach.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Family Quotes

"Family is not an important thing. It's everything."
Michael J. Fox



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

Most of us, if we care to admit it, tend to hurt the ones we love and allow them to hurt us. But this fact, as I've come to realize, is only one side of the "dysfunctional family" coin. The other side is unconditional love, the kind that can heal even the gravest of wounds the world can inflict on us. I call that a bargain. I call that everything.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Life Quotes

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."
Wayne Gretzky



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

Out of all the quotes in the "nothing ventured, nothing gained" vein, this one scored big time with me.  Wayne Gretzky, although he may seem like a hockey deity to the world, is just a boy from the small town of Brantford, Ontario, where he honed his incredible hockey skills on a backyard rink. He (and the world) would have never gotten to know him as "the greatest hockey player ever" if he had stayed in his backyard.  But he ventured beyond it. He took his shot...and then some. Take yours.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Spiritual Quotes

"Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes."
-The Talmud



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

You don't need to be from a particular religious background or, for that matter, be religious at all to rise to the stature of a lion. You need to be a leader of character in spirit, ready to set a good example every chance you get—if not for others, for yourself. Now let me hear you roar.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Friendship Quotes

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
Ralph Waldo Emerson



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

As Paul McCartney once sang, "the love you take Is equal to the love you make." In other words, making a friend is as easy as following the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. So, do unto others and let them do unto you!







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Love Quotes

"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
William M. Thackeray



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

Love is like oxygen. It's vital to your life, whatever form it takes. Fortunately for us, like oxygen, it's everywhere.  Unfortunately, it's just as invisible to the naked eye. If you have any chance of coming face to face with it, you'll need to check your excess baggage at love's door and let your heart be your compass. It's time to breathe in love's splendor and kiss away those lonely nights.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Life Quotes

"People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

Kindness is a currency you can afford to exchange wholeheartedly with the ones closest to you and those yet to be. Smile. Laugh. Listen. Appreciate. Give. Share. Love. That's all it takes to bequeath the joy you feel to your loved ones. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind when you've left the room or this world.







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Top 10 Inspirational Quotes - Inspirational Life Quotes

"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."
Oscar Wilde



WHAT THIS QUOTE
COULD MEAN TO YOU

It's so obvious, yet so elusive: loving yourself can only lead to true happiness. To coin the title of one of my favorite songs by the Beatles, all you need is self-love, truly an endless source of inspiration all on its own I've discovered. It's not the easiest thing to give yourself, but your inner child depends on it.

Your heart and soul need self-love. With a little bit to start your day, everything starts to look somewhat rosier and a lot nicer. Start small. Take yourself out on a date. If it feels right to you, really go to town and give yourself a wonderful night to remember. Our world needs your special brand of love.





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Inspirational Life Quotes
to Live Your Life Well

Living life to the fullest isn't something that "happens" to you. It takes some effort, at least at first. Then, the snowball effect takes over, making you happier and healthier than you ever imagined.

It's not easy but it's so worth the time you put into it. In other words, it's up to you. Here are three key steps, based on wikihow.com article How to Live Life to the Fullest, which can bring you closer than ever to living purposefully and beautifully:

  1. Finding yourself
  2. Following your bliss
  3. Connecting with others

Are you ready? Below are amazing inspirational life quotes that can truly help you take these important steps toward living a much fuller life, starting on your birthday.






INSPIRATIONAL LIFE QUOTES
ON FINDING YOURSELF

You've heard it many times before but truer words have never been spoken: life is a journey, not a destination. Along the way, you'll learn more about yourself than you ever imagined. 

Some of the lessons will be hard to learn. Some will be easy. Most will fall somewhere in between. But every lesson will be well worth the ride. 

Below are inspirational life quotes that should help you move forward, whatever comes your way.


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 "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."

- Aristotle



12

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”

- Jean de La Fontaine



13

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

- Carl Jung



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“It is the individual who knows how little they know about themselves who stands the most reasonable chance of finding out something about themselves before they die.”

- S. I. Hayakawa




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

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“The longer I love, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it.”

- Frank Lloyd Wright



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“You cannot dream yourself into a character. You must hammer and forge yourself one.”

- James A. Froude



17

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

- George Moore



18

"The only journey is the journey within."

- Rainer Maria Rilke




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

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“The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.”

- Oscar Wilde



20

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at twenty has wasted 30 years of his life.”

- Muhammad Ali



21

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."    

- Henry David Thoreau



22

"All the wonders you seek are within yourself."

- Thomas Browne




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

23

“Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.”

- Buddha



24

“A man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.”

- La Rochefoucauld



25

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."

- Carl Jung



26

"To find yourself, think for yourself."    

- Socrates




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

- Mahatma Gandhi



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“All serious daring starts from within.” 

- Eudora Welty



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"The self is not something one finds. It is something one creates."

- Thomas Szasz



30

"You've got to find yourself first. Everything else'll follow."

- Charles De Lint




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

31

"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



32

"Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be."

- Robert Brault



33

"Don't worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself."

- Jason Evert



34

"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor."

- Dr. Alexis Carrel




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

35

"Whatever it takes to find the real you, don't be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock."

- Stephen Richards



36

"I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself."

-James Baldwin



37

"All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why."

- James Thurber



38

"Sometimes we must lose ourselves to find ourselves."     

- Sonny Long




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

39

"You've got to know yourself, so you can at last be yourself."

- D. H. Lawrence



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"A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born."

- Antoine de 
Saint-Exupéry



41

"Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly."  

- Epictetus



42

"You will never find yourself until you face the truth."  

- Pearl Bailey




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

43

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."

- Alice Walker



44

"We lose ourselves in things we love. We find ourselves there, too."    

- Kristin Martz



45

"Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF."

- Mandy Hale



46

"Find what makes your heart sing and create your own music."

- Mac Anderson




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

47

"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet"

- Charles Caleb Colton



48

"No one remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself."

- Thomas Mann



49

"He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise."

- Lao-tzu



50

"Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark."

- Zen Proverb




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

51

"The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away."

 - Leland Val Van de Wall



52

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."

- Anna Quindlen



53

"There is a great deal of unmapped country within us, which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms."

- George Eliot



54

"We are the products of editing, rather than authorship."

- George Wald




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

55

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."

- Nelson Mandela



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"Better to start up a thousand wrong roads than to spend your life going nowhere because you know the way."

- Robert Brault



57

"Truth hurts — not the searching after; the running from!"

- John Eyberg



58

"When your heart speaks, take good notes."

- Judith Campbell




Inspirational Quotes on Finding Yourself

59

"What a gloomy thing, not to know the address of one's soul."

- Victor Hugo



60

"That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along."

- Madeleine L'Engle



61

"Decorate yourself from the inside out."

- Terri Guillemets



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"Living is being born slowly. It would be a little too easy if we could borrow ready-made souls."

- Antoine de 
Saint-Exupéry




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INSPIRATIONAL LIFE QUOTES
ON FOLLOWING YOUR BLISS

Life is short. Cosmically speaking, we're here one moment, gone the next. We have a very short shelf life. Time flies, whether or not you're having fun.

Following your bliss doesn't slow down the onslaught of time, but it makes every moment more meaningful, more fulfilling and, well, more fun. And it's not hard to do.

You know what makes you happy. You even know the path to bliss. Below are inspirational life quotes that may give you the push you need to follow it.


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"Our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.” 

- Richard Dawkins



64

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” 

- Katharine Hepburn



65

"Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination."

- Swami Sivananda



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"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet."

- James Openheim




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow."

- Helen Keller



68

"Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for."   

- Immanuel Kant



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"Ignorance might be bliss. But self-forgetfulness is pure ecstasy."

- Kamand Kojouri



70

"Let your past go, and follow your bliss just for the health of it.”

- Dr. Christiane Northrup




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

71

"Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”

- Joseph Campbell



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“If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you."

- Joseph Campbell



73

"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way."

- Thich Nhat Hanh



74

"Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot."

Aristotle




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"Bliss is not a feeling but a state of being. In the state of bliss, everything is loved."

- Deepak Chopra



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"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."

- Charles H. Spurgeon



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"Bliss can only come through gratitude, only through enlarging your heart with gratitude. Bliss is the reward of gratitude, the gratitude which is not just worldly or just spoken lip service, but is from the heart, the gratitude of the heart."

- Nirmala Srivastava



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"Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss."

- Alexandre Dumas




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

79

"Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss."

- Miguel Angel Ruiz



80

"Happiness without reason is bliss."

- Tapan Ghosh



81

"Happiness is not in things. It is in you."

- Robert Holden



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"Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you."

- Deb Caletti




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

83

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."

- Joseph Campbell



84

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved-loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

- Victor Hugo



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"Sometimes bliss can only be found in the serenity of darkness."

- Saim A. Cheeda



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"Happiness is a choice, a repetitive one."

- Akilnathan Logeswaran





Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

87

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."

- Emily Bronte



88

"Once bliss becomes normal, it's no longer bliss, it's just peace."

- Eckhart Tolle



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"Now a soft kiss. Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss."

- John Keats



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"If you want to reach a state of bliss,  make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved and the need to judge."

- Deepak Chopra




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"Creation is a sustained period of bliss."

- Alice Walker



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"At the darkest moment comes the light."

- Joseph Campbell



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"In life's work, bliss and sacrifice are two sides of the same coin, complementary opposites."

- Laurence Boldt



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"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss. Volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."

- George Santayana




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are."

- Marianne Williamson



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"Bliss is that deep, fulfilling, sustainable, driving need you have. That thing that is the true "you." Your bliss is your life's purpose. Your bliss gives your otherwise meaningless life meaning. When you are following your bliss you are powerful and empowered. You are focused and the universe is waiting to help you."

- Angie Karan



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"Truth brings bliss, truth brings celebration."

- Rajneesh



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"Happiness cannot be far behind a grateful mind, heart and a peaceful mind."

- Anonymous




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"Happiness is there when you express kindness, compassion, and unconditional love and fill yourself with bliss and joy."   

- Debasish Mridha



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"Just think of any negativity that comes to you as a raindrop falling into the ocean of your bliss."

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi



101

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” 

- Joseph Campbell



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"Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps."

- Sharon Draper




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"It's ever so much more satisfying to get into a blissful place and attract a blissful person and live blissfully hereafter than to be in a negative place and attract a negative partner and then try to get happy from that negative place."

- Esther Hicks



104

“You can’t expect to move forward if your emergency break is on.” 

- Angela Cecilia




105

“Paradise is open to all kind hearts.”

- Pierre Jean de Beranger



106

“Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration.”

- Robin Sharma




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

107

“Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration.”

- Robin Sharma



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"Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real."

- Deepak Chopra



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"Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss."

- Alexandre Dumas



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"Ignorance is not bliss. It is oblivion."

- Philip Wylie




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"What is beautiful? Whatever is perceived joyfully is beautiful. Bliss is the essence of beauty."

- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj



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"The weak have remedies, the wise have joys. Superior wisdom is superior bliss."

- Edward Young



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"When you are aligned with the truth of who you truly are, then you experience bliss."

- Vivian Amis



114

"Life in itself is an empty canvas. It becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory."

- Rajneesh




115

"Just as a mountain of snow is nothing but water, so also the whole universe is nothing but bliss."

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi



116

"Follow your bliss and let the magic of life happen."

- Janelle Jalbert



117

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

- Omar Khayyam



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"Nobody else knows your reason for being. You do. Your bliss guides you to it. When you follow your bliss, when you follow your path to joy, your conversation is of joy, your feelings are of joy — you're right on the path of that which you intended when you came forth into this physical body."

- Esther Hicks




119

"You don't know what you're going to get into when you follow your bliss."

- James Hillman



120

“I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” 

- Anne Frank



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"Bliss cannot be found by remembering the past or anticipating the future."

- Deepak Chopra



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"There's no magic bullet. There's no pill that you take that makes everything great and makes you happy all the time. I'm letting go of those expectations, and that's opening me up to moments of transcendent bliss."

- Anne Hathaway




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"Always remember to judge everything by your inner feeling of bliss."

- Rajneesh



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"Life can be dangerous — just let it be! When we shake off what we perceive as boundaries, that is where the bliss really is."

- Ann Wilson



125

"Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. Follow the path that is no path, follow your bliss."

- Joseph Campbell



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"Music is a lot more like solving an intricate puzzle with moments of pure, random creative bliss... whereas painting is much more purely random creative bliss with moments of problem solving."

- Brandon Boyd




127

"Find your bliss. Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it."

- Leonard Nimoy



128

"Every moment is an eternity in itself. Bliss is the present moment and each and everyone of us needs to understand this."

- Wayne Dyer



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"Decorum, that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by."

- Edgar Allan Poe



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"When we follow our bliss, we are met by a thousand unseen helping hands."

- Joseph Campbell




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"Self-nurturance, or learning to bask in bliss, is an acquired art form."

- Sarah Ban Breathnach



132

"Meanwhile, followers of Eastern religions are sitting in the middle of their minds, experiencing a bliss and a level of consciousness that Western man can't begin to approach."

- George Carlin



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"There is always a risk to follow your bliss, a price to pursue your passion."

- James Arthur Ray



134

"If you want to be happy, be."

- Leo Tolstoy




Inspirational Quotes on Following Your Bliss

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"When all is lost, when all is let go of, when all is abandoned, what you are left with is an ocean of bliss."

- Robert Thurman



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"Achieving your heart’s desires is the key to living a life of bliss."

- Steven Redhead



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"Sometimes we forget to be grateful until we survive a trauma. For example, after having the flu when you ache all over, throw up for hours, and have little people pounding in your head with hammers, it is sheer bliss just to eat a piece of toast, walk outside without getting dizzy, and breathe fresh air. Part of the journey toward joy involves not waiting around for trouble, but being continuously aware of our blessings."

- Charlotte Sophia Kasl



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"To live in infinite bliss, practice mindfulness and live in the moment."

- Debasish Mridha




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"One has to go beyond the mind to experience the spiritual bliss of desirelessness."

- Meher Baba



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“Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.”

- Joseph Campbell



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“Follow your passions, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.”

- Elizabeth Taylor



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"Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God."

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin




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"Bliss needs to be shared. It exists only in sharing."

- Rajneesh



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"Happiness that comes and never leaves; it is called the bliss of the soul."

- Dada Bhagwan



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"Only laughter makes a man rich, but the laughter has to be blissful."

- Osho



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"Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted."

- Deepak Chopra




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INSPIRATIONAL LIFE QUOTES
ON CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

Connecting with others is never easy but nothing worthwhile ever is. Holding you back may be your fear of the unknown. But you have all the ingredients for making meaningful connections inside yourself.

All you need is genuine understanding, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, hope and, most of all, love. Below are inspirational life quotes that will show you how to transform the beautiful strengths you have into true connections.


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“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.” 

- John Lennon



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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” 

- Herman Melville



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“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” 

- John Joseph Powell




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“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone — we find it with another.” 

- Thomas Merton




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“Love is not the perfect match. Love is the connection between two people.” 

- Unarine Ramaru



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"We get upset at other people because they don’t meet our ideals of how they should act. Instead, try accepting them for who they are, and recognizing that, like you, they’re imperfect and seeking happiness and struggling with finding happiness. They’re doing their best. Accept them, smile, and enjoy your time with this person.”

- Leo Babauta



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“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” 

- Herman Melville



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“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

- Yoko Ono




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

155

“There are two questions that we have to ask ourselves. The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’”

-  Howard Thurman



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“In everybody’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner fire.”

- Albert Schweitzer



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

- John Lennon



158

“Maybe we are not here to see each other but to see each other through.”

- Anonymous




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

159

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

-  Margaret J. Wheatley



160

“I was lying to myself when I thought I was lost, I have never been lost — I just wasn't ready to be found.” 

- Nikki Rowe



161

“It's not about having things figured out, or about communicating with other people, trying to make them understand what you understand. It's about a chicken dinner at a drive-in. A soft pillow. Things that don't need explaining.” 

- Ann Beattie



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“Our souls yearn for connection with all souls. There are people we think we prefer and others we don’t, but half the time that’s a lie: We tell ourselves the fairy tale of our hatreds out of fear, but we revisit that tale as it suits us. Deep down, we’d love to love and be loved by all.” 

- Alexandra Katehakis




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

163

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

- John Muir



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“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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“All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We do not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”

- Chief Seattle



166

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.”

- Rabindranath Tagore




167

“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” 

- Albert Camus




168

“This time when we kiss, I feel it in the pit of my stomach, I feel it in my heart. And I realize love isn't about sex. It's about connection.” 

- Ellen Hopkins




169

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” 

- Goethe



170

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” 

- William James




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

171

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” 

- Emilio Estevez



172

“Intimacy is not purely physical. It's the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul.” 

- Reshall Varsos




173

“Our ability to connect with others is innate, wired into our nervous systems, and we need connection as much as we need physical nourishment.” 

- Sharon Salzberg




174

“Build me up and I with you. For we are more one than two.” 

- Deborah Day




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

175

“Connecting our hearts through love yields a nectar so sweet we are forever full.” 

- Amy Leigh Mercree



176

"I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”

- Brené Brown



177

"Creative people have no barriers. Ultimately, it's connecting with human beings. There's just one planet. I don't see it as different countries."

- Aamir Khan



178

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” 

- Vera Nazarian




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

179

“The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you brought to other people’s lives that you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.”

- Harold Kushner



180

“Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.”

- Aaron D. O'Connell



181

"I see a world in the future in which we understand that all life is related to us and we treat that life with great humility and respect.”

- David Suzuki



182

“All is connected. No one thing can change by itself.”

- Paul Hawken




183

“I am a part of all that I have met.”

- Lord Tennyson 



184

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.



185

"Connection doesn't care about the laws of the land. Your soul will be pulled to the place it belongs."

- Anonymous



186

"My heart is not captured easily. I am disinterested in small talk, disillusioned with love, and too focused on my dreams and aspirations to lend anybody my attention for long."

- Beau Taplin




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

187

“Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.”

- Sean Stephenson



188

“Think back to the most important experiences of your life, the highest highs, the greatest victories, the most daunting obstacles overcome. How many happened to you alone? I bet there are very few. When you understand that being connected to others is one of life’s greatest joys, you realize that life’s best comes when you initiate and invest in solid relationships.”

- John C. Maxwell



189

“Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.”

- Charles Spurgeon



190

"Start hanging out with people who see limitless possibility as the reality.  Surround yourself with people who act on their big ideas, who take action on making positive change in the world and who see nothing as out of their reach.”

- Jen Sincero




191

“Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.”

- Rachel Naomi Remen



192

"Happiness is only real when shared.”

- Chris McCandless



193

"It takes a village to raise a child."

- African Proverb



194

"Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people."

- Thomas Horn




Inspirational Quotes on Connecting with Others

195

“Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.”

- Margaret J. Wheatley



196

"Connection starves suspicion."  

- Fawn Weaver



197

"Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others."

- Harriet Goldhor Lerner



198

 “There is simply no pill that can replace human connection. There is no pharmacy that can fill the need for compassionate interaction with others. There is no panacea. The answer to human suffering is both within us and between us."

 Dr. Joanne Cacciatore




199

“ We are earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.”

- Lakota Seer



200

"No connection can ever be broken if love holds tight at both ends."    

- Shannon L. Alder



201

"Mankind is connected in ways it does not understand, even in dreams."

- Mitch Albom



202

"We hunger for connection but take pride in being distant."

Turcois Ominek




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