36 Beautifully Simple Quotes That Put Everything in Perspective

POPSUGAR Photography | Kat Borchart
POPSUGAR Photography | Kat Borchart

Life is magical, weird, sad, happy, wonderful, awful, glorious, and perfectly insane. There's beauty in all aspects of it; sometimes, it's just hard to catch. These 36 quotes perfectly sum up how to make your way about this wild world and stay grounded in the things that are important. Get ready: wells of sentimentality shall flow from your tender heart with these poignant words.

  1. "Respond to every call that excites your spirit." — Rumi
  2. "Be truthful, gentle, and fearless." — Gandhi
  3. "Live a little; love a lot." — Kenny Chesney
  4. "Peace begins with a smile." — Mother Teresa
  5. "Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." — Nido Qubein
  6. "Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." — Laura Ingalls Wilder
  7. "Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got." — R. Brault
  8. "If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave." — Mo Willems
  9. "On Earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it." — Jules Renard
  10. "I make myself rich by making my wants few." — Henry David Thoreau
  11. "Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end." — John Lennon
  12. "Show respect even to people who don't deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours." — Dave Willis
  13. "A person's a person, no matter how small." — Dr. Seuss
  14. "Life is a game, and true love is a trophy." — Rufus Wainwright
  15. "Some people say I'm not a very pretty woman, but I'm a very beautiful woman inside." — Anne Ramsey
  16. "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." — C.S. Lewis
  17. "Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top." — Jimmy Dean
  18. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." — George Bernard Shaw
  19. "No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up." — Regina Brett
  20. "Don't count the days; make the days count." — Muhammad Ali
  21. "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." — Michael J. Fox
  22. "If you can dream it, you can do it." — Walt Disney
  23. "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." — Maya Angelou
  24. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot
  25. "The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." — Vince Lombardi
  26. "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." — Ronald Reagan
  27. "Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it." — George Halas
  28. "The only way to have a friend is to be one." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. "Be so good they can't ignore you." — Steve Martin
  30. "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." — Thomas Jefferson
  31. "Experience, travel — these are an education in themselves." — Euripides
  32. "Don't forget to love yourself." — Soren Kierkegaard
  33. "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen." — Conan O'Brien
  34. "A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms." — Zen Shin Talks
  35. "No one is too old for fairy tales." — Unknown
  36. "That it will never come again is what makes life sweet." — Emily Dickinson