Phrases about life: the 21 that change your existence

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Phrases about life: a selection of the 21 life quotes that really matter.

It is not difficult to find beautiful quotes about life.

They are served to us in all sorts of ways: from images on Facebook and Instagram to those that run via email; I myself regularly share aphorisms about life on Personal Growth Lovers' social profiles.

The problem is that we read so many aphorisms about life that it becomes difficult to really stop and reflect because in those moments we are stung by thousands of information on the most varied topics and even if a quote is interesting, it does not go deep.

For this reason, I present a selection of the 21 phrases about life and on time to reflect, not 200 quotes about life to post on Facebook to cheer it up, but aphorisms to think about for a few minutes.

Bookmark this page if you don't have time to reflect on these quotes and know that in my opinion it would be better to read only one phrase about life a day so as to be able to think and internalize its meaning.

Good trip!

Before starting, know that I have created a real path of personal growth with the power of great quotes.

21 phrases about life to think about

Life is too short to waste it realizing the dreams of others.

Oscar Wilde

This quote on time and on the life of Oscar Wilde has become very famous and very cited almost everywhere, on the web and beyond.

Have you ever thought about your life, about your work, about your relationships?

Are you living your life or what others expect of you?

Fighting for your dreams should have an important priority in the day of each of us, playing a poor character or trying to be someone else makes no sense, the only logical thing is to be who you really are.

If you are working for someone else's dream, which is not yours too, take a few minutes to reflect on what you are doing, if it still makes sense and if it is. still important for you.

The two most important days in life are the one you were born on and the one you understand why.

Mark Twain

Here at Personal Growth Lovers I've often told you about how not having direction in life is one of the hardest spanners to overcome.

Finding one's burning passion that manages to make us give 100% of ourselves is sometimes not easy.

But once you find it you will really feel like you are on right way, to finally have a why and to be satisfied with what you do and who you are.

If you haven't done so yet, make a list of your passions and try to identify the ones you feel most like yours.

Keep in mind that you may have a variety of vocations just as Emilie Wapnick explained.

You have to live as you think, otherwise you will end up thinking as you have lived.

Paul Bourget

When I told you about the dying regrets brought up by Bronnie Ware, we saw that one of the most important regrets was not living the way you wanted.

Live according to your philosophy without following preconceptions or other people's ideas.

If you don't live as you would like, you are living as someone else says, directly or indirectly.

Dare to take your life in hand and to live it as you wish.

Life is like an echo: if you don't like what it sends back to you, you have to change the message you send.

James Joyce

Often when we notice something we don't like in the world around us, we blame other people or facts that we cannot control and manage.

Very often, however, we see what we reflect without realizing what we do not like it comes from ourselves and by changing the message we send we end up changing what surrounds us.

In fact, the real secret to changing others is change yourself.

By modifying even small aspects of our life it is possible to foster a general positive change of what is around us.

We pretend that life must have a meaning: but life has precisely the meaning that we ourselves are willing to attribute to it.

Hermann Hesse

I've seen a lot of people trying to give some unknown meaning to their life, all the time in search of the secret which would suddenly enlighten them with wisdom and awareness.

Finding the meaning of your life is not wasted time, but at the same time it is you who you have to make sense of it, even if you will not find its meaning from the outside, you will still have found the most important one that is inside you.

Give each day a chance to be the most beautiful of your life.

Mark Twain

This sentence about life has also been around the world, and is certainly among the most shared quotes on social networks.

Read quickly gives pleasure and maybe for a few seconds pushes us to live a 'more serene existence.

Also for this quote try to think more deeply: your present will soon be your past, if today you are unhappy with yesterday it is because something is missing in the present.

Waking up aware of this truth can make a huge difference.

Man was born to live, not to prepare for life.

Boris pasternak

If you are part of the ranks of individuals who spend their time studying, working or preparing for an undefined "then", this quote belongs to you.

Training is important and I repeat it often, but the concept of living better should be vivid in the present and only later in the future.

Experience the activities that interest you firsthand, do it now and don't wait for a preparation that will never come, act now without procrastinating.

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.


This existential aphorism is often attributed to Confucius, but most likely it is a simple Chinese proverb.

The meaning is as simple as it is intense.

If you look behind you, towards your past, and you regret not having started something, keep this sentence in mind.

You missed your best time to start, but yours second best time is now, so stop putting off and start that project of yours now, whether it's getting in shape, writing a book, or changing jobs.

Life is like a play, no matter how long it is, but how it is played.


The quality of our time is at least as important as the quantity.

If you have little time to dedicate to yourself, focus on the quality you can get from it and try to create an inversely proportional relationship, less time = more quality.

Make good use of every little space of time you have for yourself, perhaps by reading a valuable book or taking care of your body and mind, going to the gym or meditating.

Life has this strange thing, that if you want to accept nothing but the best, very often you can get it.

William Somerset Maugham

Willpower plays a very important role in the life of all of us: the more we aim high, the more results we can achieve thanks to our will.

Don't settle for ape a poor character or aim for uninspiring goals.

Aim high, no matter if it seems too much for you or if you think you can't.

By aiming for ambitious and challenging, yet achievable goals, you will set your mind on a highest level and you will notice that very often you will be able to get what you want.

I always amaze myself. It is the only thing that makes life worth living.

Oscar Wilde

Achieving ambitious goals is a bit like the spice of life.

As long as you aim for low, uninspiring and easy-to-achieve goals, you will never feel like you can positively surprise yourself.

The goals to be able to realize oneself and be amazed at oneself do not necessarily have to be crazy or extraordinary actions, it is enough to start walking towards roads that have always tempted us.

How to start writing that book in the drawer for too many years, finally joining the gym or changing once and for all that job that we can't stand.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.


This famous quote is one of the most cited quotes about life when it comes to learning.

Continuously learning as if we really were to live forever is one of the most important habits to be successful.

The first part of the quote instead stimulates us to live as if every day were the last, as if every day were the most important that we are living, as if today was the most important day of our life.

Are you sure you want to waste it?

The first step in getting the things you want out of life is deciding what you want.

Ben stein

Not having a goal is like navigating a sea full of fish without knowing where to go.

If you still don't know how you want to use your time, start thinking carefully without putting off any longer.

Having a clear, attainable and tangible goal is the best way to start designing a path.

It does not matter if along the way you will take a few steps back and have to re-evaluate some choices, personal enrichment is achieved by walking, pursuing a goal, not standing still.

A walking fool goes farther than 10 wise men around a table.


This phrase about life hides a teaching that is often consciously or unconsciously forgotten.

Often in some periods of life we ​​have a tendency to collect too much information, too many objects and to search too many truths hoping for enlightenment.

However, the real enlightenment is in the research and not in the goal; one enriches oneself above all in one's personal journey.

The only way to search is to move, walk on this journey which is called life, without getting lost in theories and studies done at the table.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether they are 20 or 80. Anyone who continues to learn stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford

Learning is one of the cornerstones of life, whether we like it or not, we continually learn, from how to use the new smartphone to how to book a flight online.

In a world where information is rampant, it is essential to choose what information to consume.

In this historical period it has become vital not only to learn but also disimparare, a skill that especially demands technology.

We must be able to quickly forget an old technology to make room for the new one.

The mind stays young if it keeps learning and forgetting, crystallizing on one thing makes us stop.

There are two ways of living life. One is to think that nothing is a miracle. The other is to think that everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Let's leave out the definition of a miracle and focus on the more incisive meaning of this aphorism about life.

We can choose to focus on the good things that we have the opportunity to conquer in our existence or on the bad things that happen to us and that are found. out of our control.

I told you about the difference in attitude in this article dedicated to smiles: taking small things as opportunities instead of misfortunes makes all the difference in the world.

This does not mean seeing life falsely, but just not using the worst as an excuse to complain.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.


The important lesson that this quote about life teaches us also emerged in the story of the child and the starfish that I reported in this article.

The strength that each of us can generate is considerable, but even greater is the energy that flows from many people committed to the same goal.

Never underestimate what you can do, especially if with your example you can push other people to engage with the same intensity and dedication that you can put into the activities that are most important to you.

If you love life, don't waste time, because that's what all our lives are made of.

Benjamin Franklin

Time is the most important asset we have and one of the bales that most tell each other during our life it is that of "I don't have time".

In truth, we do have time, only we prefer to spend it on other activities.

Time is the fabric of our existence, all successful people do not work for money or to buy luxury goods, their focus is on finding new ways to not waste time, to buy time and not to waste time.

So use your time for important relationships, for activities that are worth concluding and do not waste it with people who on balance do not enrich your life in any way.

In this regard, take a look at my article on energy vampires.

If you don't decide on your life, someone else will decide for you.

Leo Buscaglia

Decision making is one of the most powerful tools we have and as Anthony Robbins says: when we make decisions, we determine our destiny.

It seems obvious but we often avoid making even important decisions and when we postpone, inevitably whether we like it or not, we end up in someone else's plan.

You make the most important decisions without leaving too much decision-making power for your life to others.

I can accept failure. But I can't accept not trying at all.

Michael Jordan

This is one of the aphorisms about life best known by sportsmen.

An athlete will never be able to accept that he cannot try a path that interests him, either due to an external impediment or an internal limitation.

Accepting failure is much easier for some people who would rather fail a thousand times than not try to do something that interests them.

Failure is better than never trying to live as you want.

Beautiful aphorisms about life

As you may have noticed, the phrases about life are only 20 and not 21.

This time I leave the twenty-first quote to you, you can write it in the comments and if you like you can argue it to explain to everyone how it can be of help in everyday life or why he chose it.

I am waiting for you.

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