40+ Quotes About Love, Life and More

As we meander through life, we learn many lessons along the way. Sometimes it might feel like it’s not getting any easier, while other days see us fully motivated and in control.

Just remember, we are not alone. Everyone has a story to tell, advice to give or optimism to share. If you are looking for a little motivation, inspiration or a giggle, switch off the day for a while as you read some of our favourite quotes.


Quotes about … Love

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

Agatha Christie

All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.

Ed Sheeran

Love is friendship that has caught fire.

Ann Landers

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.

Princess Diana

Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.

Dolly Parton

Quotes about … Pets

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.

Terry Pratchett

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.

Will Rogers

Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal.

Eddie Izzard

My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.

Elayne Boosler

Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

James Herriot

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.

Robert Wagner

Quotes about … Life

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.

Maya Angelou

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.

John Lennon

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

Marilyn Monroe

Live for each second without hesitation.

Elton John

Quotes about … Happiness

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Anne Frank

Beauty is everywhere. You only have to look to see it.

Bob Ross

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy. It’s all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn

Happiness is the best makeup.

Drew Barrymore

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are.

Goldie Hawn

It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.

Dale Carnegie

Quotes about … Success

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.

Oprah Winfrey

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

Ray Goforth

If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Steve Jobs

I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.

Estee Lauder

Quotes about … Kids

I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.

Reese Witherspoon

The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.

Ewan McGregor

It was not my destiny, I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn’t care what people thought. Whenever boring old men went, “What? No children? Well, you’d better get on with it, old girl,” I’d say “No! Fuck off!”

Helen Mirren

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.

Nora Ephron

It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish.

Carrie Underwood

I’m certainly not the only woman in the world who never had children. There are many reasons why Chris and I didn’t. We were working very hard, we were happy and we didn’t feel a need. And I always thought: there are a lot of children in the world. I didn’t need to add to that, you know?

Debbie Harry

Quotes about … Getting Older

Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!

Ingrid Bergman

You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.

George Bernard Shaw

The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you’ll grow out of it.

Doris Day

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.

Ann Landers

Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.

Eleanor Roosevelt

To me, growing old is great. It’s the very best thing – considering the alternative.

Michael Caine

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