Some of the best quotes about life have been made by famous people. A question may be asked whether the quotes were made famous because the person who said them was famous, or did the quote make the person who said it famous.
It really does not matter. What matters is that these quotes for life inspired and continue to inspire people even long after their authors lived.
The Best Quotes About Life
1. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
–M.K. Gandhi. Gandhi was an Indian politician and religious leader who gained prominence during India’s struggle for independence. He preached non-violence as in his way of thinking violence against a person was violence against oneself and therefore self-destructive.
2. You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Ayn Rand was born in Russia but moved to the United States in 1926. She was a fictional writer but is associated with the philosophy of objectivism which she called the philosophy for living on earth.
3. If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.
- Sun Tzu. Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and army general who is said to have written the book ‘The Art of War’ which is where the quote comes from.
4. Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Churchill was a British politician who served as the British prime minister twice in his life time. Despite having a speech impediment, he was known to be quite the orator. He gave very inspiring and motivating speeches.
5. 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 (1879-1955) Einstein was a German born scientist best known for his many breakthroughs in physics. Despite being a genius, he was known to be very compassionate and sensitive to the plight of human beings.
6. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain. Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens was an American writer best known for his books, ‘The adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘The adventures of Huckleberry Finn’. He came from very humble beginnings but died as one of the greatest American writers.