Sometimes we get so carried away with our to-do’s that we forget why we’re even here. Or we depend on others to tell us why. That’s why today we want to share 10 quotes with you that will remind you that life is beautiful, and that there are countless reasons to embrace it and find your purpose.
We sometimes forget that it’s not life that needs to change, but our perspective on it. A simple life lived from the heart can be much more gratifying than a shallow one full of huge successes.
These quotes will make you see that you were put on this world to be happy, that obstacles help you learn, and that we all deserve to make our dreams come true. This is the adventure of life.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
-George Bernard Shaw-
3 beautiful quotes
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
Love is at the center of everything, gives everything meaning.
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
With these words, Kierkegaard invites us to stop living life as if it were all in our heads. Instead, we should immerse ourselves in the experience organically and spontaneously.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Keller isn’t referring to adventure as a fun, carefree escapade but rather a challenge that should be taken on with enthusiasm. Life is a constant effort that pushes you to be the best version of yourself.
Life and happiness
Happiness is a big part of what makes life beautiful. Viktor Frankl put into realistic terms something that we all feel but don’t always know how to define.
“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”
This suggests that happiness isn’t a state that occurs by itself, but it accompanies a greater state of being. It follows an ideal that transcends the boundaries of the self: upholding important values.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”
By that, Schweitzer meant that doing things for other people increases your own well-being. The truth is that happiness is not an individual endeavor.
Finally, John Lubbock highlighted the idea that we actually choose whether to adopt an approach to life that allows us to be happy. Joy is a constant work in progress, and it takes willpower.
“Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.”
Life is beautiful, and we make it beautiful
“When you’re true to who you are, amazing things happen.”
Now the fascinating, sometimes wise former president FDR talks about joy, one emotion people experience when they live life intensely. Like he says, one way to cultivate joy is to work creatively and celebrate the fruits of this labor.
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt-
“A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.”
What truth! The real meaning of life is hidden in little gestures and feelings. It’s important to give them as much value as they deserve. It’s so vital to internalize the fact that life is beautiful — after all, it’s the only one we have. To honor our existence, we have to know ourselves and take advantage of every ounce of our potential in order to be better and do better for those around us.
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