Here’s a collection of favorite life lesson quotes, reminders and sayings to motivate you to live your best life.
I’ve gotta say… there’s truth to the proverb that as you get older, you get wiser.
(You also get wider – but that’s a topic for another blog post! )
Each year I learn new life lessons – and gain helpful insights which help me to live at my best.
So I decided to gather together some of my favorite and best life lesson quotes – which have helped to motivate me the most through the years.
25 Life Lesson Quotes and Life Lesson Sayings
Below you’ll find life lessons on love, life lessons on happiness, life lessons on toxic people, life lessons on dreams and goals – and then some!
The best dating advice I’ve gotten was: The signs you ignore in the beginning just end up being the reasons you leave later. You know right away who’s good for you and who’s bad for you. Don’t ignore that.
Life is ironic. It takes depression to know happiness. And it takes stress to understand calm. Plus it takes absence to value presence.
Don’t be afraid to start over. This time you’re not starting from scratch. You’re starting from experience.
Life is like the ocean. It can be calm or rough. But in the end it’s always beautiful.
A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
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You know how if you plant seeds it takes time for the fruits of the seeds to push up through the ground’s surface? Same goes for the changes you want to manifest. They take time to see. So seeing isn’t believing. Seeding is believing. What you seed is what you get. If you seed positive thoughts and habits, success will eventually blossom for you. – Karen Salmansohn
The more you are thankful, the more you attract and notice things to be thankful for. – Karen Salmansohn
All achievements were at one time but a mere dream bubble floating above a dreamer’s head that the dreamer kept on believing in so much that eventually the dream had no choice but to become a reality. – Karen Salmansohn
You will be too much for some people. Those aren’t your people.
You will never forget a person who came to you with a torch in the dark. – M. Rose
Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. – Karen Salmansohn
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You don’t need a perfect life to be happy. You just need to surround yourself with people who love you for who you are. – Karen Salmansohn
Honor the friendship that allow you to pick up from where you last left off, regardless of how long it’s been since you connected. The friendships that survive hiatuses, silences and space, those are the connections that never die. – Billy Chapta
A happy life is not a perfect life. It’s not about being rich, gorgeous, popular or famous. Instead it’s about being real, grateful, kind, strong and able to share who you are – the true you – with others – their true selves. And it’s about being able to touch and be touched inner heart to inner heart – instead of outer ego to outer ego. When you’re able to do this, then you’ll experience true happiness- because you’ll be living with authenticity, love, meaning and purpose. – Karen Salmansohn
You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.
Life is short. Stop worrying so much. Have fun. Be grateful. Be yourself. Don’t allow others to bring you down. Life is a one time offer. Life to your fullest. – Karen Salmansohn
I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit. – Elizabeth Gilbert
Sometimes life has to turn you upside down so you can learn how to live more right side up. – Karen Salmansohn
Love yourself enough to give yourself a beautiful gift: a life you love! Promise yourself you will be good to you – and true to who you are at your core. Do actions and think thoughts which match this goal. Recognize that whenever you break a self-promise (big or small) you create stress and sadness. Show yourself some love by keeping your self promises! Do what you can each day to create a life your truly love! Even if all you do is a little something. That’s still better than not trying. Never give up! There’s still time! Know that you can…and you will! – Karen Salmansohn
I’m at a point in my life where I just want my family happy, my health good, my mind right and no drama. – Karen Salmansohn
Let it go…but hold onto the lesson you were meant to learn. – Karen Salmansohn
Bonus Life Lesson Quote
As I get older I realize sometimes the bad things that happen to us wind up putting us on the path the best things that will ever happen to us. – Karen Salmansohn
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