70 Long Quotes About Life To Inspire And Motivate You

Looking for inspirational long quotes about life and its meaning? We have rounded up the best collection of long quotes about life, long life sayings, captions, and status messages (with images and pictures) that are meaningful, deep, and powerful to inspire you.

These quotes are written by world’s most famous philosophers, leaders, writers, actors, and more. which will make you think deep about life and its realities, meaning, and purpose.

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Meaninful and deep life quotes can change your point of view in life when you are depressed and need real motivation.

Get inspired by the wise words about life by some of the greatest philosophers in history such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, and others.

We all have one life and we should try to make the most of it as life is precious and beautiful. It is full of ups and downs and happiness and sadness too. So let’s see the bright side of things and add colors to our life.

Top 10 Long Quotes About Life

  1. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Lao-Tzu
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    long quotes about life

  2. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

  3. “You – yourself, not someone else – need to determine where you want to go and what you want to do in your life. And once you make that decision, you can begin mapping a plan to get there and focusing on that objective every single day.” – Squire Rushnell

  4. “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” – Kevin Hart

  5. “We have three roles here on earth: to learn, to love, and to live. When we stop learning, we start to stagnate and die. When we stop loving, we lose our sense of purpose and become self-centered. When we limit our living, we deny the world the benefits of our talents.” – Jim Cathcart

  6. “A life portfolio offers a compelling alternative to traditional retirement. It is a new way of thinking and living in extended middle age. A typical portfolio is a balanced mix of some work, ongoing learning, recreation, travel and avocations, reconnecting with family and friends, and giving back.” – Michael Jeans

  7. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And 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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs                                                                     
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    long inspirational quotes

  8. “Simplicity requires a two-step process. First, we must invest time and energy to discover what stirs us as human beings, what makes our hearts sing, and what brings us joy. Then, we must proceed to create the life that reflects the unique people we truly are. This is the heart and soul of simplicity.” – Linda Breen Pierce

  9. “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t. And believe that everything happens for a reason… if you get a chance – take it, if it changes your life – let it. Nobody said that it would be easy… They just promised it would be worth it.” – Paulo Coelho

  10. “The foundation stones of honesty, character, faith, integrity, love, and loyalty are necessary for a balanced success that includes health, wealth, and happiness. As you go onward and upward in life, you will discover that if you compromise any of these principles you will end up with only a beggar’s portion of what life has to offer.” – Zig Ziglar

Best Long Quotes About Life

  1. “A friend and I were talking about the control that comes with thinking life is as it should be with us in it. But the truth is, life is exactly planned.” – Kara Tippetts

  2. “If you are in retirement, or are starting to look forward to it, we have some good news for you: turns out the peak ages for happiness are later in life.” – Patrick Foley

  3. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs

  4. “Most of those who have succeeded in life can trace their success back to the essential education they obtained from parents, teachers and/ or friends.” – T-Ralph Olaniyi

  5. “Many people believe that once you become a parent, the rest of your life becomes an exercise on how you can focus and use things and opportunities that are at hand.” – Ariel Stefan

  6. “If you strive for perfect love, you will learn to see the face of God in your spouse, your children, and your fellow human. This should be our goal as humankind.” – Dolores Ayotte

  7. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

  8. “Money and things are fun – they really are – but they cannot sustain our spirits. Money is a means to get through this world, but it cannot add a day to our lives.” – Thomas Nelson

  9. “A life that seems small on the outside can be limitless on the inside. Even a person living in the remotest place can be concerned about hundreds, or the whole galaxy.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

  10. “But in the end, you are responsible for your own well-being, and owe it to yourself to make decisions that will empower you, and that will help you improve yourself and your life.” – David Bolton

  11. “Whine and complain about everything in your life. Loudly. At every given opportunity. This will assure that you never get anything better, because we tend to get what we focus on.” – Jack Killian

  12. “It is a proven fact that what you see and hear constantly over time enters your heart, and what enters your heart enters your life, and will eventually determine the quality of your life.” – Jide Adeniba

  13. “I’m trying to cause people to be interested in the particulars of their lives because I think that there’s one thing literature can do for us. It can say to us: pay attention. Pay closer attention.” – Richard Ford

  14. “Moral dilemmas are a pervasive feature in organizational life, and the discipline of ethics offers principles, tools, and concepts to analyse them and reach a decision about what to do.” – Oyvind Kvalnes

  15. “No matter how much you may think that recounting issues that have caused you problems over the last few years, it will not help you to move towards creating a better or a new life.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  16. “Before you ever receive the wonderful treasures of a happy life, you must first give. Give of yourself. Be of service to others. Only what you give can be multiplied back into your own life.” – Mary Kay Ash

  17. “There is no substitute for being yourself. In a world where so many people are not real with themselves or others, I am going so far as to say that being authentic is the only true way to stand out and win at life.” – Jeff Davis

  18. “As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life – delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay – I hold this question as a guiding light: “What do I really need right now to be happy?” – Sharon Salzberg

  19. “If you learn to develop an abundant mentality you will not be envious of others, you will celebrate their successes, you will share in their joys and pains. Don’t see life as a competition but as complementary.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

  20. “Winning is not necessarily finishing first but finishing well, to the best of your God-given abilities. When you embrace this concept in your life, you will be relieved from the stress of competing to finish first, to win in life.” – Dr. Ignatius K Otchere-Asamoah

  21. “Often time in life, what is easy to do is not worth it. Sure, crashing on the couch and watching the newest episode of your favorite show is a pleasurable experience, but it is bad input and it will not help you advance much in the road to success.” – Amar Hasic

  22. “If you find that you have very little time to engage in creating your own destiny, or self-development, or for spending with your family and friends, or for dedicating a portion to help others in need, then you may wish to revisit your priorities in life.” – Robert Rivers

  23. “Life is a gamble from minute to minute so play it today for all there is in it. The flick of an eye lash, the quirk of a smile. A good deed here and there makes it all worthwhile. So make life a garden for everyday and gather your rosebudes while you may.” – P. MacDonald

  24. “Everything that makes our daily living easier, more productive, more enjoyable, and more pleasurable was created because of a problem, and because some designer or team of designers somewhere out there in the world sought to solve that problem.” – Bill Burnett

  25. “Many people choose to be generous towards others and empower them as opportunities arise. That becomes a mantra for them, a way of life, a philosophy and a doctrine, a life companion and a collection of self-regulating instincts that become etched on their subconscious mind.” – Charles C. Malone

  26. “For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” – Bette Howland

  27. “Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean that they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean that they will value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least.” – Trent Shelton

  28. “Taking responsibility – practicing 100 percent responsibility every day – is about seeing ourselves not as right or wrong, but as an agent, chooser, problem solver, and learner in the complex interrelationships of our lives so that we can better integrate with the people and world around us. When we do this, we enjoy a better and more productive way to live and lead.” – Christopher Avery

  29. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” – Dalai Lama

  30. “Life is full of disappointments, failures and setbacks. None of those things can permanently stop you. You have the power in you to overcome anything that life throws at you. There is nothing as powerful as a made up mind. Surround yourself with people who remind you that you matter, and support you in the ways that matter most to you. No person, situation, or circumstance can define who you are. Don’t give up, cave in, or stop believing that it’s possible. It’s not over until you win.” – Unknown

Deep Long Long Quotes About Life

  1. “Treating the other person as you would like to be treated is a golden rule that not only applies to general life encounters but also in negotiations.” – Jim Berry

  2. “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

  3. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo Da Vinci                                                                                                                                                                     
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    long meaningful quotes on life

  4. “Our brains have the ability and capacity to continue learning for the majority of our lives. If we can just keep pushing forward, the answers to life will present themselves.” – Phillip Crone

  5. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

  6. “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” – Henry David Thoreau

  7. “The day and age of the massive corporations that take care of us from beginning to end are over. But that is exciting news. It means we can choose the life we want for ourselves.” – Dick Costolo

  8. “In their time away from work and the hassles of daily life, people tend to display their passions and personal interests. Someone’s hobbies can reveal a lot about their personality.” – David S. Walton

  9. “Although it’s true you have little control over most of what happens in the world, you have tremendous influence over your experience of the events and circumstances of your life.” – Mali Apple

  10. “Most people can’t recognize the good life when they have it… I believe, the good life, is simply when you are able to recognize all the good in your life – where ever and whenever that is.” – Joel Osteen
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    long quotes

  11. “Most men label themselves as ‘fixers’ or ‘problem solvers’, so to ask someone else to speak into your life and potentially call you out on any blindspots is a bit out of our comfort zone.” – Jerrad Lopes

  12. “I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney

  13. “I don’t organize or structure life just because it’s my job or because I want things to look good from the outside. I do these things because I want a life that is rich, sweet, and uncomplicated.” – Emily Ley

  14. “Whether you realize it or not, people are watching your life. Even those who belittle you are watching how you live. How you live your life around those people is how you set an example for them.” – Heidi Kreider

  15. “I have come to accept life as a process, and am satisfied that in my ever-going process, I am constantly discovering, expanding, finding the cause of my ignorance, in martial art and especially in life.” – Bruce Lee

  16. “If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” – Jeff Bezos

  17. “Adventures were always an important part of my life…. They gave me the courage to overcome my fears, develop my self-confidence, and continue to grow by testing my limits and often pushing them.” – Charlotte O’Dea

  18. “In the end, what’s most important in life isn’t going to be how much money you make, how many material things you acquire. . . It’s going to be the way you guide the young people you bring into the world.” – Tony Dungy

  19. “Passion drives us everyday , understand your passion, and understand what is that you want in your life because the moment you start doing what you love the most, you’ll start celebrating the process.” – Razzab Shaikh

  20. “There are several ways to move through our life. We can stand on the beach and watch the waves roll in, barely getting our toes wet at the edge of the tide line; we can walk or run into the water and dive into the surf.” – Barbara Legan

  21. “A wise person once said, “Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you.” – author unknown. This is absolutely true. You dictate what life hands you. If you make up your mind to be successful, odds are, you will be.” – Ace McCloud

  22. “To get where we want to go in life, we have to keep at it. We have to create a vision, make choices based on what moves us most swiftly toward our goals, and go after them with determination and single-mindedness.” –  Stedman Graham

  23. “Throughout my life, I have found it necessary to rearrange my schedule to spend time with the ones I love. When I value people and desire to be with them, I am willing to stop whatever I am doing and set aside my plans.” – Brian Lake

  24. “The first step to make a change in your life, to get what you want from life, to make your life better is to first specifically decide what it is you want. Unless you know what you want you will never arrive because you have no final destination.” – Catherine Pulsifer

  25. “One of the most important secrets of life that will be more contented is the act of gratitude and being grateful for the things you have in your life. It is so natural to get caught on the continually needing more prepare, that we don’t stop to welcome the things that we have now.” – Adam Green

  26. “Let them judge you. Let them misunderstand you. Let them gossip about you. Their opinions aren’t your problems. You stay kind, committed to love, and free in your authenticity. No matter what they do or say, don’t you dare doubt your worth or the beauty of your truth. Just keep shining like you do.” – Scott Stabile

  27. “Over the years, mostly in retrospect, I learned a variety of lessons, and one of the most important is this: You can’t hit a target you can’t see. You can’t accomplish wonderful things with your life if you have no idea of what they are. You must first become absolutely clear about what you want if you are serious about unlocking the extraordinary power that lies within you.” – Brian Tracy

  28. “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius …” – Steve Jobs

  29. “Hard times are often blessings in disguise. Let go and let life strengthen you. No matter how much it hurts, hold your head up and keep going. This is an important lesson to remember when you’re having a rough day, a bad month, or a crappy year. Truth be told, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your spirit needs most. Your past was never a mistake if you learned from it. So take all the crazy experiences and lessons and place them in a box labeled “Thank You”.” – Manisha Shrestha Bundela

  30. “It isn’t easy being so in love with you and not being able to see you every day. There are times when I’d given anything just to be able to gaze into your eyes or hold you in my arms, even for a few minutes. I always feel incomplete, like a part of me is missing, when we’re not together. I know that right now this is how things have to be, but that doesn’t make it any easier to bear. Every day without you reminds me of the joy you add to my life, joy that I’m missing. So don’t forget that I love you, that I’m thinking of you, and that I’m counting every minute until we’re together again.” – Unknown

 

Life is all about endurance, persistence, strength, and embracing the change. When you adapt to change, improve everyday and reinvent yourself and be the best version of yourself.

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