Inspirational Life Quotes: 12 Interesting Sayings About Life That Touched Me

Many times we read some words of great men, which sort of strike a chord.

I mean, they touch something deep within you – and you feel something stirring.

I’ve written down a few inspirational life quotes that really moved me here.

“You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.”                                    *


This one always makes me think of the people who love me. I then feel a surge of emotion which if expressed in words would mean – “I am thankful..”

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.                                    *

(Harold Whitman)

What makes you come alive?

“Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.”                                  

(Tom Brokaw)

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say: Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

In today’s day and age when we focus too much on finding the right career, finding the perfect thing that’ll give us joy, we often miss out on the one aspect that matters the most: us. It’s not all out there. What’s in here also matters a lot. How you do something matters at least as much as what you do.

“Men,” said the little prince, “set out on their way in express trains, but they do not know what they are looking for. Then they rush about, and get excited, and turn round and round . . .” “It is not worth the trouble . . .”                                   

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

“It’s hard to listen while you’re planning something you think needs to be said.”

(An amazing guy whose name I don’t know.)

When did you last truly listen? When did I last truly listen?

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.”

(Albert Einstein)

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

(Albert Einstein)

What are you enthusiastic about?

“There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way”.                                    *

(C.S. Lewis)

“It is better to be yourself and make a fool of yourself than to try to be someone else and make a fool of yourself anyway.”

(Again an awesome guy I don’t know about.)

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

(Mohandas Gandhi)

Have a happy week full of energy and enthusiasm ahead. I’ll try too. 🙂