65 Worth Living Quotes On Success In Life

These worth living quotes will inspire you. If you say that life isn’t worth living without something, or that something makes life worth living, you mean that you cannot enjoy life without it.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging worth living quotes, worth living sayings, and worth living proverbs.

Best Worth Living Quotes

  1. “Very seldom will a person give up on himself. He continues to have hope because he knows he has the potential for change. He tries again – not just to exist, but to bring about those changes in himself that will make life worth living. Yet people are very quick to give up on friends, and especially on their spouses, to declare them hopeless, and to either walk away or do nothing more than resign themselves to a bad situation.” ~ Hugh Prather
  2. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” ~ William James
  3. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~ Socrates
  4. “This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.” ~ William James
  5. “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.” ~ Plato

  6. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~ Albert Einstein
  7. “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” ~ Bruce Lee
  8. “The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
  9. “…[A]nything worth dying for … is certainly worth living for.” ~ Joseph Heller
  10. “It is, I think, an error to believe that there is any need of religion to make life seem worth living.” ~ Sinclair Lewis

  11. “Money is central to our lives. Yet money is not of central importance. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the lasting values that make life worth living.” ~ Kent Nerburn
  12. “I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically getting killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.” ~ Albert Camus
  13. “Quiet heroism or youthful idealism, or both? What do we know? That life without heroism and idealism is not worth living – or that either can be fatal?” ~ Erich Segal
  14. “I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you…And you…And you…Gotta give em hope.” ~ Harvey Milk
  15. “It is not pleasure that makes life worth living. It is life that makes pleasure worth having.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

  16. “Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one’s lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.” ~ Gilbert Parker
  17. “Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  18. “If there were no Frenchwomen, life wouldn’t be worth living.” ~ Friedrich Engels
  19. “”Surely so many countries can’t all be worth dying for.” “Anything worth living for,” said Nately, “is worth dying for.” “And anything worth dying for,” answered the sacrilegious old man, “is certainly worth living for.”” ~ Joseph Heller
  20. “Only the possibility of carrying out a dream makes our life worth living.” ~ Paulo Coelho

  21. “She closed one eye and looked at me and said, “I know there is a blessing in this somewhere.” It is worth living long enough to outlast whatever sense of grievance you may acquire. Another reason why you must be careful of your health.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  22. “Oscar Wilde quite rightly said, ‘All art is useless’. And that may sound as if that means it’s something not worth supporting. But if you actually think about it, the things that matter in life are useless. Love is useless. Wine is useless. Art is the love and wine of life. It is the extra, without which life is not worth living.” ~ Stephen Fry
  23. “A day lived without doing something good for others is a day not worth living.” ~ Mother Teresa
  24. “Life is a big collaboration – and when you’re tackling something that is painful and troubling and is causing you such desperate grief that you think life’s not worth living – you need to reach out. To people who will reach back.” ~ Tim Gunn
  25. “Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn’t so, life wouldn’t be worth living.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  26. “Those who say that life is worth living at any cost have already written an epitaph of infamy, for there is no cause and no person that they will not betray to stay alive.” ~ Sidney Hook , A life worth living quotes
  27. “People have played on words and pretended to believe that refusing to grant a meaning to life necessarily leads to declaring that it is not worth living. In truth, there is no necessary common measure between these two judgments.” ~ Albert Camus
  28. “It needs a good deal of philosophy not to be mortified by the thought of persons who have voluntarily abandoned everything that for the most of us makes life worth living and are devoid of envy of what they have missed. I have never made up my mind whether they are fools or wise men.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  29. “Life is not worth living unless it is lived for others.” ~ Mother Teresa
  30. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it.” ~ Andrew Solomon

  31. “You have to adhere to a philosophy that the life unexamined is not worth living, because otherwise you’re just living from day to day and you don’t have any real sense of yourself or where you are.” ~ Tom Hanks , You are worth living quotes
  32. “Music, in its higher state, for me, is worth living and dying for. It’s worth traipsing around the globe, it’s worth the accolades and the other side of the accolades…I always have sung to the angels and the higher parts of people’s souls.” ~ Cyndi Lauper
  33. “The important thing about Paris is not so much that one sees exciting work, but one meets people who feel that art is worth living completely for. This whole atmosphere is very good for work.” ~ John Olsen
  34. “We should pledge ourselves to the proposition that the irresponsible life is not worth living.” ~ Thomas Szasz
  35. “I found a piece of paradise to call my own, and life is worth living again, for to love you, to me, is to live.” ~ Larry Graham

  36. “Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.” ~ A.C. Grayling
  37. “It is worthwhile to liveand fight courageouslyfor sacred ideals.O blow ye evil windsinto my body’s firemy soul you’ll never unravel.Even though disappointed a thousand timesor fallen in the fightand everything would worthless seem,I have lived amidst eternity -Be grateful, my soul -My life was worth living.He who was pressed from all sidesbut remained victorious in spiritis welcomed into the choir of heroes.He who overcame the fettersgiving wings to his mindis entering into the golden age ofthe victorious.” ~ Norbert Capek
  38. “The unexamined life is not worth living. But if all you’re doing is examining, then you’re not living!” ~ Adam Leipzig
  39. “We study play because life is crap. Life is crap, and it’s full of pain and suffering, and the only thing that makes it worth living — the only thing that makes it possible to get up in the morning and go on living — is play. Art and play.” ~ Brian Sutton-Smith
  40. “What is worthwhile in life? I think it is worth living and dreaming. If you don’t you may be dead anyhow – inside.” ~ John Muir

  41. “You just decide what your values are in life and what you are going to do, and then you feel like you count, and that makes life worth living. It makes my life meaningful.” ~ Annie Lennox
  42. “To climb the highest peaks, to travel through… celestial space, to turn our searchlights upon domains of eternal darkness, that is what makes life worth living.” ~ Auguste Piccard
  43. “A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.” ~ James Broughton
  44. “The most audacious thing I could possibly state in this day and age is that life is worth living. It’s worth being bashed against. It’s worth getting scarred by. It’s worth pouring yourself over every one of its coals.” ~ Jeff Buckley
  45. “Love is worth living. Why do you trade life for less?” ~ Byron Katie

  46. “The question any novel is really trying to answer is, Is life worth living?” ~ Nicholson Baker
  47. “Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. Ours is a culture that measures our worth as human beings by our efficiency, our earnings, our ability to perform this or that. The cult of productivity has its place, but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy and wonder that makes life worth living.” ~ Maria Popova
  48. “To have a purpose that is worthwhile, and that is steadily being accomplished, that is one of the secrets of life that is worth living.” ~ Herbert Newton Casson
  49. “No one ever finds life worth living – one has to make it worth living.” ~ Winston Churchill
  50. “If your life’s worth living, it’s worth recording.” ~ Tony Robbins

  51. “Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words.” ~ Carl Jung
  52. “Love for children is the enormous untapped power that can wake us up to the profound changes we need to make if we’re to have a future worth living.” ~ Raffi
  53. “The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. If is unafraid of what other people think . . . It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbors. It thinks its own thoughts, it reads its own books, it developed its own hobbies, and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases, but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone.” ~ Raymond B. Fosdick
  54. “See the encounters of Jesus life as windows into possibilities for yours. Accept the invitation to go or strive to go through the narrow door. Choose between life and fear, for the unengaged life is truly not worth living, and has no possibility of salvation or abundance.” ~ Katharine Jefferts Schori , Life not worth living quotes
  55. “The real question is whether all your pondering and analyses will convince you that life is worth living. That’s what it all comes down to.” ~ Brian Greene

  56. “If I can go through life free and rich, I shall not cry because my neighbor, equally free, is richer. Liberty will ultimately make all men rich; it will not make all men equally rich.” ~ Benjamin Tucker
  57. “It is impossible for any rational creature to be happy without acting all for God. God Himself could not make him happy any other way… There is nothing in the world worth living for but doing good and finishing God’s work, doing the work that Christ did. I see nothing else in the world that can yield any satisfaction besides living to God, pleasing Him, and doing his whole will.” ~ David Brainerd
  58. “The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.” ~ Henri Poincare
  59. “A life without criticism is not worth living.” ~ Robert Kennedy
  60. “Socrates had it wrong; it is not the unexamined but finally the uncommitted life that is not worth living.” ~ William Sloane Coffin

  61. “We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnable, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.” ~ Randolph Bourne
  62. “For only fools, fanatics, and mental cases can stand living at the highest pitch of soul; a sane person must be content with declaring that life would not be worth living without a spark of that mysterious fire.” ~ Robert Musil
  63. “Individualism is what makes cooperation worth living.” ~ Henry Ford
  64. “What we dedicate today is not a memorial to war, rather it’s a tribute to the physical and moral courage that makes heroes out of farm and city boys and that inspires Americans in every generation to lay down their lives for people they will never meet, for ideals that make life itself worth living.” ~ Bob Dole
  65. “The life force is vigorous. The delight that accompanies it counter-balances all the pains and hardships that confront men. It makes life worth living.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

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