41 Inspirational Quotes To Remind You Life Is Beautiful

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Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in life.  I know, I do it all the time!  Recently, I’ve been so consumed by work worries that I’d stopped paying attention to what’s around me.

So, over the last couple of days, I’ve collected together 41 inspirational quotes to remind you life is beautiful.

Even in the darkest of times, there is always something to remind you life is beautiful.

When my Dad was in hospital last year, I wrote down 3 good things every day.  I always found 3 good things, even on the day he passed away.  (A kind word from a nurse, a message from an old friend, a walk down by the river he loved).

So, save this page for later, pin the images, tweet the quotes and share with a friend who needs some comfort 🙂

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and look up at the stars. – Henry Van Dyke

Gandhi quotes

Where there is love there is life. – Gandhi


When one has a grateful heart, life is so beautiful. – Roy T. Bennett

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Dumbledore

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learn to dance in the rain

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. —Emily Dickinson

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. —Stephen Hawking

anne frank quote

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. – Anne Frank

There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.Charlotte Bronte

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. –  Thich Nhat Hanh

van gogh quote about life

…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? – Vincent Van Gogh


There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family. Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more… secure. – Jim Butcher

I find beauty in unusual things, like hanging your head out the window or sitting on a fire escape. –Scarlett Johansson

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Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. – Ashley Smith

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. – Rumi

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

life is beautiful friend with chocolate


There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. – Linda Grayson

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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. —Walt Disney

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore

I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive. —Joan Rivers



Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? – Marianne Williamson, Return to Love

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. —Walter Hagen

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. —Charles Darwin

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best —H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. – Proverb

Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. – Rumi

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When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. John Lennon

The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. – John Muir

Whoever is happy will make others happy. – Anne Frank

life is like riding a bicycle


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. —Albert Einstein

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

I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth. – Doug Hutchison


Which of these quotes to remind you life is beautiful do you like the most?  Do you have any others to add to the list?  Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Geraldine

    I love them all! They are very uplifting for sure. It’s nice to be able to read these once in awhile find inspiration in them! 😄❤️ Thank you for sharing Alison!

  2. hanmwill

    Wow, this post was exactly what I needed to read lately. Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful quotes, Alison x

  3. Chloe Chats

    This is such a lovely post to keep re-reading <3 Definitely one for me to bookmark and come back to whenever I feel like I need a bit more positivity! Love this one – There is nothing better than a friend, unless it's a friend with chocolate hehe!

    Chloe xx

  4. Jo

    Love this list. My favourite is “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene. Such a beautiful quote. I need to get my dancing shoes on! But then again the friend with chocolate will always be my favourite 😉

    1. Alison

      Thanks Jo, glad you liked them 🙂 I will be sure to remember my dancing shoes and the chocolate when I next see you 😉

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