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65 Life Philosophy Quotes (WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE)

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Not many people enjoy life philosophy quotes because they are painful to read.

I realized that the few who enjoy life philosophies are the ones who excel in life.

Many of the best philosophical quotes are sort of tough love. They are hard to read but essential if you want to have a clear direction.

Here’s a simple test: Imagine going to an interview and someone asked you, “what is your philosophy of life?”

How easily could you answer that question?

Life philosophy doesn’t always tell you what you want to know. It tells you what you ought and need to know.

Below are some of the best philosophical quotes to help you ponder so you can make the most of the reality of life.

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Top 18 Philosophical Quotes About Life

The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

Seneca
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. - Mark Twain
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. – Mark Twain
The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates
The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. - Lao Tzu
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. – Lao Tzu
The one who are crazy enough to  think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. - Steve Jobs
The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs
Life without experience and sufferings is not life. - Socrates
Life without experience and sufferings is not life. – Socrates
Don’t live your life through what-ifs, live it with I knows. - Marco Zuniga
Don’t live your life through what-ifs, live it with I knows. – Marco Zuniga
Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things. - Walt Disney Company
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things. – Walt Disney Company
It is okay to live a life others do not understand.
It is okay to live a life others do not understand.
Someone once asked me "Why do you always insist on taking the hard road?" I replied, "Why do you assume I see two roads?"
Someone once asked me “Why do you always insist on taking the hard road?” I replied, “Why do you assume I see two roads?”
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. - Mae West
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West
When you start looking at people's hearts instead of their faces, life becomes clear.
When you start looking at people’s hearts instead of their faces, life becomes clear.
Never change just to be accepted by others. Stay weird.
Never change just to be accepted by others. Stay weird.
It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. - Jim Morrison
It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. – Jim Morrison
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. - Bob Marley
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. – Bob Marley
Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. - Bruce Lee
Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. – Bruce Lee
Don't think too much. Just do what makes you happy.
Don’t think too much. Just do what makes you happy.

21 Most Inspiring Life Philosophy Quotes And Sayings

A hungry stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you the best lessons of life. - Robin William
A hungry stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart can teach you the best lessons of life. – Robin William
When you learn to survive without anyone, you can survive anything. - The Sculptress
When you learn to survive without anyone, you can survive anything. – The Sculptress
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us. - Nicole Reed
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the most wonderful things that will ever happen to us. – Nicole Reed
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
The secret of happiness, you see is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. - Simone de Beauvoir
Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir
Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. - Søren Kierkegaard
Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. – Søren Kierkegaard
I make myself rich by making my wants few. - Henry David Thoreau
I make myself rich by making my wants few. – Henry David Thoreau
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. - Bertrand Russell
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell
Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it. - C.S. Lewis
Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. – C.S. Lewis
The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. - Confucius
The more man mediates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. – Confucius
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. - Franz Kafka
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. – Franz Kafka
If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. - Lao Tzu
If you are depressed you are living in the past, if you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu
It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.
It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.
If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them. - Confucius
If you hate a person, then you’re defeated by them. – Confucius
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. - Confucius
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. – Confucius
If they spit at you behind your back it means you’re ahead of them. - Confucius
If they spit at you behind your back it means you’re ahead of them. – Confucius
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. - Freya Stark
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. – Freya Stark
Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Happiness is the feeling that power increases — that resistance is being overcome. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. - Confucius
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius
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
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

26 Inspiring Life Quotes by Famous Philosophers

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Socrates
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings. - Plato
The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings. – Plato
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. - Dalai Lama
Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace. – Dalai Lama
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. - Martin Luther King Jr.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. – Martin Luther King Jr.
There is only one way to avoid criticism - do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. - Aristotle
There is only one way to avoid criticism – do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know. - Aristotle
The more you know, the more you know you don’t know. – Aristotle
It’s strange how simple things become, once you see them clearly. - Ayn Rand
It’s strange how simple things become, once you see them clearly. – Ayn Rand
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. - Aristotle
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. – Aristotle
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. - Karl Marx
Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form. – Karl Marx
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. - Thomas Aquinas
Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. – Thomas Aquinas
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. – Rene Descartes
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. - David Hume
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. – David Hume
Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence. - Immanuel Kant
Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence. – Immanuel Kant
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. - Albert Einstein
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it. – Albert Einstein
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. - Thomas Aquinas
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. – Thomas Aquinas
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say. - René Descartes
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do rather than what they say. – René Descartes
We do not describe the world we see. We see the world we can describe. - Rene Descartes
We do not describe the world we see. We see the world we can describe. – Rene Descartes
You only learn when you give your whole being to something. - J. Krishnamurti
You only learn when you give your whole being to something. – J. Krishnamurti
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. - Thomas Aquinas
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. – Thomas Aquinas
A ‘no’ uttered from deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. - Mahatma Gandhi
A ‘no’ uttered from deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. – Mahatma Gandhi
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. - John Stuart Mill
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them. – John Stuart Mill
The more sand had escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. - Niccolo Machiavelli
The more sand had escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. – Niccolo Machiavelli

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