Uplifting Quotes About Life

Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose.

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Push yourself to pursue a life worth living with these 17 uplifting quotes.

  1. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” —Doug Hutchison
  2. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” —Walter Hagen
  3. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” —Charles Darwin
  4. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” —John Wooden
  7. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” —Emily Dickinson
  8. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” —Maya Angelou
  9. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” —Stephen Hawking
  10. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein
  11. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” —Oprah Winfrey
  12. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. —Audrey Hepburn
  13. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” —Joan Rivers
  14. “Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.” —Sarah Louise Delany
  15. “Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  16. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” —Walt Disney
  17. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” —Eminem

The Ant And The Contact Lens

Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff.
In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda’s eye and knocked out her contact lens. Well, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her and hundreds of feet above her. Of course, she looked and looked and looked, hoping it had landed on the ledge, but it just wasn’t there. Here she was, far from home, her sight now blurry. She was desperate and began to get upset, so she prayed to the Lord to help her to find it.
When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but there was no contact lens to be found. She sat down, despondent, with the rest of the party, waiting for the rest of them to make it up the face of the cliff. She looked out across range after range of mountains, thinking of that Bible verse that says, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” She thought, “Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.”
Finally, they walked down the trail to the bottom. At the bottom, there was a new party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, “Hey, you guys! Anybody lost a contact lens?” Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across the face of the rock, carrying it.

Brenda told me that her father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a picture of an ant lugging that contact lens with the words, “Lord, I don’t know why You want me to carry this thing. I can’t eat it, and it’s awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I’ll carry it for You.”
I think it would probably do some of us good to occasionally say, “God, I don’t know why you want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it’s awfully heavy. But if you want me to carry it, I will.” God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.