Top 15 Inspirational Life Quotes For A Purposeful Living

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In this article today, you will discover the top 10 important inspirational life quotes which will help you live a happy and purposeful life with the little time you have here on earth.

As you know, life is very short and unpredictable with only one chance to make it count and worth remembering.

Unlike most similar articles out there who will try to bombard and overload you with 100 or 200 life quotes at once, I will only give you 10 crucial life quotes for you to meditate on.

I will also give an explanation or interpretation on each life quote you are going to read here so as to help you understand what this article is trying to communicate to you.

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You don’t need to memorize every life quotes out there to live a meaningful life. All you need are two or three inspirational quotes about life to meditate on.

Without wasting much of your precious time, let’s dive into the 10 famous life quotes collected from different sources and motivational speakers you will even need to change your life for the better.

10 Inspirational Quotes About Life 

1. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. “Mark Twain.”


This amazing life quote is trying to tell us that there are only two most important days, the day we are born and the day we find out the reason why we are here on earth, your why in short.

Knowing what you purpose in life is crucial if you want to live a life of meaning and worth remembering both here on earth and in the world to come in eternity.

After you are born the other most significant event which will ever happen in your life is finding your true calling i.e. what you were meant to do here on earth with the little time you have been given.

So make sure you find your true calling and purpose in life to avoid living a life of regrets later on which can be identified by something you are naturally drawn to and love dearly.

Don’t live aimlessly like animals and remember life isn’t about making money or having flamboyant tiles which you won’t take with you when you die.

2. Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life and don’t be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. “Steve Jobs.”


Of all the quotes about life out there, this one is one of my top 3 favorites of all times. This life quote by Steve Jobs has a very sacred place in my heart.

Steve Jobs said this quote in 2005 at a Stanford University when he was giving a speech to Stanford graduates after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Essentially, this life quote is trying to remind you and me that the time we have here on earth too very limited to live the life of someone else or someone’s dream.

In this life and the fast-paced world, we live in t’s very easy to get trapped and caught up into trying to live up to other people’s expectations of us or that of society.

When you try to live according to the expectations of others, you are effectively selling your birthright which is your own uniqueness, one of the greatest divine gift we have as humans.

In due course, this will ultimately lead to the biggest and most painful regrets you will ever have both in this life and in the world to come once you leave this earth.

With that in mind, don’t try to be like everyone else or try to please everyone which you can’t. Follow your passion and make your own life choices even if that doesn’t suit those around you.

3. The only constant in life which will matter when all is said and done with your earthly life is how you lived. “Trialsandtests.”


Another amazing life quote to remind you that in the end, the only thing which will matter at the end of our lives is how we lived it.

With so many distractions in the world out there, it’s very easy to get caught up and entangled with the mundane surfeiting and mundane cares of this life.

As a result, we lose sight of what really matters the most in this life and beyond with meaningless pursuits of life which won’t even mean anything at all.

We get caught up into the world of consumerism and comparison to others which has been made worse with the advent of contemporary social media.

Everyone nowadays is obsessed with how well the neighbor is doing and trying to live up to the Jones of the West.

For most people sadly, life has now become a deadly game of competition and comparison to others who have more.

They measure the success of life by material possessions one has instead of paying attention to what matters most which is finding your true purpose and calling in life.

Remember your life isn’t about competing with others or thinking you are better than others. Your life is about living your purpose and mark in this world and not competing with others.

We are all different and unique and just as no two people can have the same fingerprints, we too as an individual human being are different from each other with different strengths, gifts and callings in this life.

So, comparing yourself to others is the most detrimental thing you can do to your self-esteem and self-worth.

Always remember, in the end, it won’t matter how much money or material things you had or accumulated in your lifetime which will count only how well you lived your life will matter.

4. To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist, and that is all. “Oscar Wilde.”


Similar to the above inspirational quotes about life, this quote is also trying to remind us that only a few people really live and most people merely exist and wandering aimlessly in life.

Most people in the world today are trapped in the careers and soul-sucking jobs they passionately hate which has nothing to do with their true calling in life.

In fact, one study in the US stated that over 50% of Americans hate their current jobs and careers. This isn’t just in the US alone but worldwide.

Another similar study found out that less than 10% know their true purpose in life or set goals in their life or what they are doing.

These terrible statistics confirm this life quote by Oscar Wilde that only a few people really live life to the fullest while most people are merely existing and aimlessly meandering through life and going where ever the wind blows.

With this in mind, don’t be like most people who are just aimlessly wandering through life without any sense of purpose and direction in life.

Live your life fully by finding your true calling or purpose and committing to it wholeheartedly because your life depends on it.

Your true calling in life can be identified by doing what you love or passionate about and you wholeheartedly believe this will make you live this world a better place than you found it.

For me personally, blogging is my calling and platform where I share inspirational quotes, positive living and happiness tips which adds value to my dear readers like you reading this article right now.

Since 2010, I have always dreamt of having a website and making money online. Before this blog, I previously had 5 failed blogs and learned from my mistakes.

Blogging is what I love dearly as I want to impact and make a difference to as many people as possible on how to live a happy and positive life through what I share on my blog before I leave this world.

5. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not. “Job 14:2.”


This is one of the best life quotes from the Bible specifically in the book of Job which reminds us that our life is fragile and short just like a flower which grows and withers away.

The above life quote or scripture admonished you and me not to take life for granted due to its fragile nature which makes life so precious and priceless indeed.

Before you know it one day you are going to die and face eternity alone on your death bed. So don’t waste your life doing meaningless things which have no value or eternal significance.

Just life flowers which come, go and withers away, our lives also are the same as we are all just passing by and pilgrims here on earth which will end one day.

In short, our days here on earth are numbered and just like green grass which withers away slowly over time, our lives are also slowly withering u0026amp; fading away as we get older.

Death is something you will become more aware of as you age. With age, you will slowly begin to understand that life is short and fragile as illustrated by the above quote.

With that in mind, endeavor to make the most of the little time you have here on earth and avoid wasting your life on partying or persuing things which have nothing to do with your true calling.

Invest your life in doing productive things which will positively impact the lives of others and above all will make your life worth remembering both here on earth and in the time to come.

6. As you get older and progress in life, you will slowly realize that certain people are just not meant to be with you and have to let go of them for the sake of your personal growth u0026amp; development. “Trialsandtests.”


Yes, indeed, dear reader reading this article. As you age, you will slowly begin to realize that certain people are not just the right fit to be with you in life anymore.

It’s not that the people you have to let go in your life are bad in any way but that you no longer have the same goals, aspirations, and interests in life.

As a result, you gradually begin to slowly but surely grow apart from each other as you know people simply grow simply over time due to the fact that people’s interests and priorities in life change and evolve over time.

Sometimes, you have to let go of people who are no longer helping you to grow into a better person even though you may have been close friends with that person since kindergarten.

This is especially true if the people or friends you hang around with suddenly become toxic to be around with or become manipulative wanting to use you only for their own selfish benefits.

Letting go of people who are no longer aligned with your goals in life is indeed a blessing and the best things to do to yourself for your personal growth and development.

You will be more at peace and free indeed if you cut out people who are only interested in bringing you down and seeing you fail in life.

To understand the importance of letting go of people who aren’t part of your destiny, read the whole story of Ruth, Naomi, and Orpah in the Bibles in Ruth chapter one.

7. There is a way which seemeth right to a man but the end thereof is the ways of death. “Proverbs 14:12.”


Of all the 10 inspirational life quotes mentioned here, this one is my favorite as it encourages us not to lean on our own understanding when it comes to making major life decisions.

These major life decisions can range from choosing a career, getting married or anything in between. Just because something seems right in the present, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for you to do.

If you choose something based on how sensible or how seemingly right that decision might appear, you will end up making fatal and costly life decisions which you will forever regret in at the end of life and in eternity once your earthly life comes to an end.

With that in mind, don’t make a major life decision in life just because something seems right on the outside. Remember what seems right what and what is right are two different things.

The quote above also encourages you and me to fully trust and depend on the Lord to direct our steps when making delicate life decision with far-reaching consequences.

8. We all have a race to finish and a good fight we must fight to make life worth living here on earth and in the world to come. “Trialsandtests.”


Yes, indeed each and every human being here on earth has a race to finish and a good fight to fight to make life worth living here on earth and beyond.

Implying, we all have different challenges, trials and tribulations we must all endure and overcome to win this race on life.

Everyone’s fight in life is different and therefore it isn’t wise for you to compare yourself to others who are seemingly doing better than you.

They too have their own fights and battles they go through which you can’t see with your two naked eyes.

Therefore, whatever challenge and trial you encounter in life, don’t despair but rather count it all joy because when all is said and done you will be glad that you hang through those tying moments of life guaranteed.

You will be able to reflect on those trying moments in life with a joyful smile on your face and be glad that you didn’t give up like most people.

After all the fights you fight and the life trials you overcome and endure are what will make your life rewarding, worth remembering and fulfilling in the end.

Without them, your life will definitely be empty and meaningless without anything to look back on with pride knowing that your life has run its course and fulfilled its purpose of being here.

When all is said and done with your earthly life, will you proudly say that you have finished your course and fought a good fight like Paul said in 2 Tim 4:7, 8. Only you can answer that question and no one else.

9. As you get older, you will soon come to realize that not everyone including those you are close to will not agree with everything you do and the life choices you make and that’s ok because we are all different.” Trialsandtests.”


This is something I have to come to realize and appreciate as well as I get older going past 25 years that I don’t have to live my life according to what is expected of me.

As you age past your early 20s, you soon come to discover that not everyone will be on board with all the life choices you make for yourself and that’s ok.

Especially when it comes to making major life decisions like a career. Traditionally, people in your family, society and some of your friends expect you to join the rat race.

But over time as you become more in sync with what your true values are, you will gradually discover that the cooperate ladder everyone is expecting you to climb after college isn’t your true calling or what you want.

Over time, this might cause all sorts of drama, misunderstandings, and disagreements with those closest to you due to differences in life perspectives and opinions.

For example when you making a career change which is outside the comfort zone of your family members who are used to their traditional view of life and success.

In this case, your family members might raise all sorts of questions and try to discourage you from taking that ambitions risk in for going after your dreams the fear that you might get hurt.

However, remember that it’s ok if no one agrees with the life decisions you make as long as they are not sinful or evil.

Your life doesn’t have to conform to other people’s wishes or expectations of you who don’t even understand what you value in life.

10. Ultimately, only you can decide how you want to live your life and what you want to be remembered for before you die.” Trialsandtests.”


Similar to the above quote, this positive quote about life is also emphasizing that only you can decide how you want to live your life and what you will be remembered for when you die.

No one really can decide or dictate how you should live your life be it your friends, family members or society has a final say in who you want to become or can be in life.

With this in mind, don’t try to please everyone with your life. Live your life and make your own decisions which are in line with your true values.

Don’t make life decisions in order to fit into other people’s expectations or preferences. It’s such a tragedy indeed that most people can’t pursue their dreams or true calling in life for the fear of what other people are going to think of them.

This indeed is the mother of all tragedies I witness in my daily life. When your life is over, it’s not people you will have to answer to on how you live your life on earth.

You will only have to answer to two individuals when all is said and done with your life here on earth and these two people are yourself and to God, period.

For this reason, please don’t ever live your life to impress others which will just bitterly regret in due course when your earthly life comes to a conclusion.

The only one you need to please in this world is the Lord the one who created you in his own marvelous image and has your best interests at heart which you can do by departing from all forms of evil.

11. Over time as you age, you come to realize that virtually everything here on earth be it, friends, material things and your life included is temporary.“Trialsandtests.”


True indeed, nothing here on earth lasts forever be it friendships, material things and the life you are currently taking for granted will eventually meet its conclusion.

Everything indeed must come to an end due to the dynamic and cyclic nature of life. With this in mind, you should never take anything or anyone for granted.

Remember, we are just a passing cloud here on earth. So don’t be angry when someone be it a best friend you have known since kindergarten suddenly leaves you.

Of course, this can be hard to handle but it what needs to happen for your personal growth and development.

Just as a tree shades leaves in summer to welcome a new fresh season, you too need to shade off or let go of certain people in your life who are no longer helping you to grow to move on to a new different chapter in your life.

A tree can’t grow to its full potential without shading its leaves which are no longer helping it grow. You too need to shade off certain people out of your life who have reached their expiry date and are no longer helping you progress in life.

Make the most of every time you have been given here on earth by investing it in doing what will make your life worth living.

12. Alone and naked you came into this world and alone and naked you shall die. “Trialsandtests.”


In other words, this quote on life is trying to say that in the end, we won’t take anything with us when we die to be it material things.

Each and every one of us didn’t come with anything in this world which is the reason we shouldn’t get too attached to the gaining of perishable mundane material things of this world.

Rather, we must be concerned with how to live purposeful and meaningful lives which will have a lasting impact on others in a positive way.

You won’t take those fancy cars or money with you to the grave. Therefore, don’t make your life revolve around how much you make, the car you have art her big house you live in.

Tragically, most people are obsessed with meaningless pursuits of life and concerned with how much they have in their bank accounts as if they even mean anything at all when you die.

Materialism and trying to live up to the Jones’s in the west has contaminated a lot of people and made them forget what life is really about.

Also, don’t be trapped into the people pleaser syndrome which has imprisoned and crippled a lot of people from living genuine lives which are true to themselves.

Don’t be such a person, please. As said earlier, alone and naked you came into this world and alone and naked you shall return to the grave with nothing in this world to escort you.

13. You only have one life and live once with no second chances or lives like in a video game but if you live right once, one is all you need to make it count. “Trialsandtests.”


Another important quote on life emphasizing how precious and fragile life is and why it shouldn’t be taken for granted.

With so many meaningless priorities in the world out there, it’s easy to get lost and caught up in meaningless life pursuits which won’t mean anything in the end.

As you know, there are no second chances in life like playing a video game on the computer where you can simply press the reset button to try again.

With life, however, once, you get it wrong or miss the mark while here on earth on what life is all about, you are doomed forever. No second chances to make things right once you die.

If you fail to find your true purpose in life while here on earth, all you will have at the end of this life is nothing but painful regrets no how different your life would have been if you did things differently or made different life choices.

Only one chance to make your life count. Please don’t waste your one and only dear life by pursuing useless things or people who have nothing to do with your true calling in life.

14. Things change and friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. “Stephen Chbosky.”


You shouldn’t be stuck in the past as life won’t wait for you to get over your past issues. This quote also emphasizes that people come and go in life just like seasons do and nothing is permanent.

Change is the only constant in this life you can count on. Yes, people including your best friends, pals, workmates or buddies will change and come and go in life.

People you thought and counted on that they will stay forever in your life will one day suddenly leave you without warning.

All you will have is nothing but meaningless and distant ghost memories of the past of how good things were.

For this reason, you can’t make important life decisions based on your friends who will one day leave you stranded.

Always remember, things and people change over time anther is no such thing as friends forever and life waits for no one and you better be awake.

15. Life without Christ is worthless and a disaster equated to clouds and wind but without any rain. “Trialsandtests.”


Of all the 15 inspirational quotes about life we have discussed so far, this one is the most important quote I want you to have in the back of your mind.

Yes, life without Jesus Christ is useless just like windy clouds with no rain. You can have all the money and successes this world has to offer.

But if you die without Christ dear beloved friend out there reading this now, you will indeed be of all men the most miserable.

So many people think that they don’t need Christ in their life but boy, they are horribly mistaken and deceived as they will discover at the very end of their lives.

Most people are so concerned with the mundane pursuits and cares of this life and allowed the pride of this life to blind them of what really matters most with their lives.

If you want to find genuine happiness and purpose for your life, Christ is the only source for that and without him, there is no other.

No human being or things on this earth be it mundane earthly accomplishments or success on this earth can give you long-lasting joy and contentment in this life and beyond.

Reason being, when all is said and done with this life of yours, all the mundane worldly successes you chased while on earth will be completely meaningless and irrelevant once you are on the other side of the shore of this life.

To avoid making such a tragic mistake with this one and only dear life you have, kindly watch the video by Endless Love of Jesus below with an open and humble mind.

Please don’t let pride and arrogance blindfold you of this important truth you will ever need in this life. This isn’t some you are comfortable with I know or want to hear but please just do it.

What will it profit you in the end if you gain the whole world and the mundane success it has to offer for yourself and lose your precious and priceless soul?

Final Thoughts.

That’s it the 15 vital inspirational life quotes you will ever need to live a life of meaning and which has eternal value once you leave this world.

What a long post indeed. Thanks for reaching this far. I make this post long so as to add value to my dear esteemed reader like you. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

As a reminder, please watch that video and do exactly what you hear in that video. I can’t emphasize this enough on how crucial this decision is for your life.

On the other hand, if you enjoyed the 15 life quotes in this article, share them with everyone you know as they will benefit as well. Sharing is caring indeed. Cheers and be blessed.

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