Inspirational Life Quotes

These insightful, wise, funny, and sometimes saucy inspirational life quotes will add a little sunshine to the rainy days of divorce. Read them whenever you need a little pick-me-up during the divorce process.

By Divorce Magazine
Updated: April 19, 2018
Inspirational Life Quotes

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at." – Stephen Hawking

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." – Carol Burnett

“Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha.” – Robert Brault

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe." – Robert W. Service

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I?” – Hillel the Elder

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

“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

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey

Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There's going to be stress in life, but it's your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” – Valerie Bertinelli

”Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

"Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life." – Yoko Ono

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it." – Kevyn Aucoin

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." – Joseph Campbell

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." – Omar Khayyam

"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." – Elbert Hubbard

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone." – Reba McEntire

"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. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." – Steve Jobs

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

“Live! That’s the message. Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death. Now come on and live!” – Rosalind Russell

“Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.” – Myrna Loy

“If I couldn’t laugh, I’d rather die.” – Claudette Colbert

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” – Shuja Sayeed

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“Ideals are great as long as they don't get in the way of what we want to do” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“Everything I do or say will be forgotten in a few short years. Yet how amazing and wonderful it is that somehow I still care, just simply care about whatever I do, and will probably do so until my dying moment.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“One of the small consolations of old age, if you are lucky, can be at least a partial recovery of innocence.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“Life is a process of continually reordering priorities.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“Science is based primarily on the study of repeatable events, but true living is unrepeatable.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“For some of us life is so fantastic we can't stand it.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“How unfortunate it is to be constrained by what people might say at our funeral or on our gravestone.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“How often have I tried just hard enough so that I can then say to myself that I tried with the real purpose of assuaging my guilt about something I did not wish to succeed in the first place?” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“To insist that I am not forgiven is a kind of inverse arrogance.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“Years ago I heard the Indian Jesuit Raimundo Panikkar say: Expect Nothing.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“How frustrating it is to be out-argued by someone you know is dead wrong but is more eloquent.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“It is said that in life we must play with the cards we are dealt, but too often I have kept those cards too close to my chest.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“I'm afraid my glass is no longer half full because I drank most of it.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“On the whole I feel that life has treated me rather well, but I sometimes wonder how well have I treated life.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“Until we can sense a sacred quality in time we will not begin to have a fuller understanding of it.” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“Modern life – The Past: 'I shoulda, I shoulda, I shoulda.'
The future: 'I gotta, I gotta, I gotta.'
The present: 'Huh?' ” – Lawrence W. Fagg

“The Zen Master said, 'Who binds you?' The seeker of liberty said, 'No one binds me.' The Zen Master said, 'Then why seek liberation?” – Zen Garden

“When the day gets long and contentious, I hold fast to my breath as a tiller and take each wave as it comes.” – Zen Garden

“The way is not a matter of knowing or not knowing.” – Zen Garden

“The foolish reject what they see; the wise reject what they think.” – Zen Garden

“The man who knows he is a fool is not a great fool.” – Zen Garden

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” – Zen Garden

“Be who You are, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” – Author Unknown

“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” – Pema Chodron

“A great life is not a matter of chance, but a matter of consistently making great choices.” – Keith Craft

“Live with no excuses and Love with no regrets. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that YOU have a 1000 reasons to Smile.” – Author Unknown

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – Author Unknown

“There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living” Shuja Sayeed

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“When in doubt, just take the next small step.” – Author Unknown

“Life isn't fair, but it's still good.” – Author Unknown

“Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.” – Author Unknown

“You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.” – Author Unknown

“Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.” – Author Unknown

“It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.” – Author Unknown

“Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.” – Author Unknown

“Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.” – Author Unknown

“Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.” – Author Unknown

“Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.” – Author Unknown

"No one is in charge of your happiness but you.” – Author Unknown

“Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?” – Author Unknown

“Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.” – Author Unknown

“Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.” – Author Unknown

“Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha.”

“However good or bad a situation is, it will change.” – Author Unknown

“God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.” – Author Unknown

“Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere” – Author Unknown

“If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.” – Author Unknown

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter." – Lewis Carroll

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” – Author Unknown

“Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling & moving on” – Tom Jackson

"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." – Author Unknown

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." – Author Unknown

“Before you try to change others, remember how hard it is to change yourself.”– Bill Bluestein

“It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.”– Sidney J. Harris

“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” – Swedish Proverb

“Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, can forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.” – Author Unknown

“Life is about making the right decisions and moving on.” – Author Unknown

“It is important from time to time to slow down, to go away by yourself, and simply BE.” – Author Unknown

“You must speak to be heard, but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.” – Author Unknown

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By Divorce Magazine| January 28, 2011
Categories:  Coping with Divorce

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