We all have a desire to live life to the fullest, but many of us don’t know how to go about it. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the daily routine and forget that life could be so much more – and how to achieve it. Luckily there are plenty of inspirational quotes to help us find the impetus to reach beyond the mundane. Here’s our round-up of some of the best quotes for a good life, to help you live each day to the fullest.

Fruits of the Good Life

The very notion of living life to the fullest suggests that we should strive for joy and fulfillment. Here are some quotes to help remind us what those fruits of the good life might taste like:

“Nobody ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” —C.S. Lewis

“The best of us must sometimes eat our words.” —J.K. Rowling

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” —Jimmy Dean

“Happiness and success come to those who dare to act.” —Brian Tracy

“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.” —Søren Kierkegaard

Living a Good Life

Inspiration and motivation can help us to strive for more, but what does ‘good life’ actually involve? Here are some quotes that encourage us to live sustainably and harmoniously with others:

“Life is about making an impact, not making an income.” —Kevin Kruse

“Without activity, success is not possible.” —Anthony Robbins

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” —Victor Frankl

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” —Audre Lorde

Finding the Everyday Magic

To live life to the fullest, we need to be aware of the everyday magic around us. Here are some words of wisdom to help us seek out the connection, beauty and wonder available to us every single day:

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” —Henry David Thoreau

“Life begets life.” —Elizabeth Goudge

“Love is unconditional. When it does not exist, create it.” —Sydney Smith

“Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.” — Eckhart Tolle

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

Caring for Yourself

Learning to take care of ourselves is an important part of living life to the fullest. So let’s take a look at some quotes that focus on our own wellbeing:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —Dalai Lama

“Take care of your body; it’s the only place you have to live.” —Jim Rohn

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” —Unknown

“You may not be there yet, but you’re closer than you were yesterday.” —Unknown

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” —John D. Rockefeller

Combining Action and Thought

It’s easy to get stuck in the cycle of thinking we could be doing more with our lives but not taking the actions to make it happen. Here are some quotes to help us put those musings into action:

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” —Conrad Hall

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” —Vincent Van Gogh

Chasing Our Dreams

Living life to the fullest is ultimately about “reviewing” our possibilities, working towards what we are passionate about, and having the courage to do something different. The following quotes serve as motivation and inspiration to work towards our dreams:

“Dream big and dare to fail.” —Norman Vaughan

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs

“The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.” —James Yorke

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” —Florence Nightingale

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” —Walt Disney

Living life to the fullest is all about taking control, being motivated and having the confidence to enjoy all the beauty and possibilities that the world has to offer. We hope that this collection of quotes can help encourage us all to look out for the lessons and the pleasure, which can be found in everyday life. What’s your favorite quote for a good life?

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