Why is life not so easy

95 great sayings & quotes about life and all its facets

Sayings and quotes about life are just as multifaceted as life itself. They deal with its ups and downs and help you to get to know yourself a little better. You can also give them away wonderfully on certain occasions. We have compiled and categorized selected sayings for you so that you can quickly find a saying that suits you.

Fascination with life: life with all its facets

Sayings and quotes about life can take up a wide variety of topics. They offer a high potential for identification, as everyone somehow feels addressed by them and can understand them. Dealing with life and its facets always helps you a little to get to know yourself and your view of the world better.

But others also benefit from it if you help them through difficult times with a few nice words or if you reinforce their decisions by having a corresponding saying ready. If you take a closer look at our proverbs, you will find some good formulations that take up important aspects of life and express them in the right words.

Occasions for sayings of life

Occasions for sayings about life

It doesn't always need an occasion to be concerned with life. It is good for everyone if they occasionally think about the meaning of life and their own goals in life. Self-knowledge is always a good way to gain self-confidence and to learn to appreciate your self-worth. Nevertheless, there are certain occasions when you can suggest a suitable saying about life to other people.

Especially the kind of sayings that resemble life wisdom are wonderfully suitable for a greeting card. For occasions that require piety, such as condolences or a greeting card to a professional contact, the seriously formulated life sayings that leave a positive thought are more suitable. For a happy, casual occasion, such as a birthday or a wedding, it can also be a funny saying. Our sayings are both serious and funny, short and long, from great thinkers or from films, in German and in English.

Nice sayings about life

Nice sayings about life

The following sayings deal with the finer things in life. They are suitable to cheer someone up or simply to express your positive attitude towards life. Use them as WhatsApp sayings or print them out and hang them on the wall. So you will always be reminded of how beautiful life can be. Make friends and family happy with one of these life-affirming sayings.

  1. You are like a color. Not everyone will like you. But there will always be someone whose favorite color you are.
  2. If you get the impression that life is theater, then pick a role that you really enjoy.
    (William Shakespeare)
  3. The happiness is already there. It is in us. We just forgot and need to remember it again.
    (Socrates)
  4. The meaning of life is life with meaning.
    (Robert Burns)
  5. We don't live to believe but to learn.
    (Dalai Lama)
  6. Yesterday I was in a bad mood and everything went wrong. Today I am totally amazed how nice it is to live.
    (Frantz Wittkamp)
  7. In life, the important thing is not to have a good hand, but to play well with bad cards.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
  8. The goal of life is not to be a successful person, but a valuable one.
    (Albert Einstein)
  9. What would life be if we didn't have the courage to take risks?
    (Vincent van Gogh)
  10. There is a full life despite many unfulfilled desires.
    (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  11. Happiness consists in living like everyone else in the world and yet being like no one else.
    (Simone de Beauvoir)
  12. Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.
    (Mark Twain)
  13. Pay attention to the little things in the world, it makes life richer and happier.
    (Carl Hilty)
  14. One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  15. You can also build something beautiful out of stones that are placed in your way.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Sayings for a successful and happy life

Sayings for a successful and happy life

Here we have put together some sayings and quotes for you that deal with the topic successful life employ. Since success means something different for everyone, you will find below sayings about professional success as well as sayings about the goal of life.

For many people, success also includes being happy. But happiness can mean something different for everyone. The basic attitude towards life often plays a major role here. Proverbs for a successful life are suitable as good advice for the further path of life, for example on confirmations or youth consecrations as well as on birthdays or school leaving certificates.

  1. Those who tackle where the others first talk have a head start in life.
    (John F. Kennedy)
  2. Wealth is for the convenience of life, not life for the accumulation of wealth.
    (Saadi)
  3. The greatest glory in life is not never falling, but getting up every time.
    (Nelson Mandela)
  4. The biggest decision of your life is that you can change your life by changing your mindset.
    (Albert Schweitzer)
  5. The most important thing on the path of our life is that we don't avoid life and love.
    (Ernst Ferstl)
  6. Choose a job that you love and you won't have to work a day in your life.
    (Confucius)
  7. True happiness does not come about through preoccupation with oneself, but through devotion to a goal worth living in.
    (Helen Keller)
  8. 90 percent of the art of living consists of the ability to get along with people you don't like.
    (Samuel Goldwyn)
  9. I am more interested in the future than in the past, because I intend to live in it.
    (Albert Einstein)
  10. The happiness of life does not consist in having little or no difficulties, but in overcoming them all victoriously and gloriously.
    (Carl Hilty)
  11. It is a great advantage in life to be able to make those mistakes that can be learned from as early as possible.
    (Winston Churchill)
  12. Everyone is a genius! But if you judge a fish by whether it can climb a tree, it will believe its entire life that it is stupid.
    (Albert Einstein)
  13. If you stop wanting to get better, you stop being good.
    (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  14. It is difficult to find happiness in us and it is quite impossible to find it anywhere else.
    (Nicolas Chamfort)
  15. Happiness is self-sufficiency.
    (Aristotle)

Proverbs about the ups and downs of life

Proverbs about the ups and downs of life

The ups and downs of life are usually mentioned in the same breath. Still, sayings about those ups and downs tend to deal with the lows. They are part of life and should be accepted. However, our sayings and quotes are intended to remind you that there is always a counterpart to the good times in bad times. Without good there is no bad and vice versa.

Whether it is about moral values, failed dreams or purely philosophical thoughts - when you become aware of the negative aspects of life, you will appreciate the positive more. For this reason, the following sayings are particularly suitable to help people out of a situation from which they can only get out if they change their view of life. Often you can't do anything specific yourself, but you can support people with well-considered words.

  1. Life is a staircase: we never know whether we are going up or down.
    (Ernst R. Hauschka)
  2. You will never be able to get a person out who is trapped in his world of suffering, as long as he does not start looking for the exit himself.
    (Ana Blom)
  3. Nobody knows exactly what the meaning of life is. In any case, there is little point in being the richest man in the cemetery.
    (Peter Ustinov)
  4. Happiness does not depend on the external circumstances, but on the inner attitude. Not what you have or who you are or where you are or what you do makes you happy or unhappy. What matters is how you feel about it.
    (Dale Carnegie)
  5. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
    (John Lennon)
  6. Forgiveness is not a one-time thing, forgiveness is a lifestyle.
    (Martin Luther King)
  7. Those who fear the ups and downs of their lives live extremely mediocre lives.
    (Ernst Ferstl)
  8. I can summarize what I have learned about life in three words: It goes on.
    (Robert Frost)
  9. All the coincidences of our life are materials from which we can make what we want. He who has a lot of spirit makes a lot of his life.
    (Novalis)
  10. You never notice what has already been done, you only see what remains to be done.
    (Marie Curie)
  11. There are no signposts at the crossroads of life.
    (Charlie Chaplin)
  12. Whoever no longer loves and is no longer wrong, let himself be buried.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  13. Most people are as happy as they set out to be.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
  14. Even the happiest life is inconceivable without a certain amount of darkness, and the word happiness would lose its meaning if it did not have its counterpart in sadness.
    (Carl Gustav Jung)
  15. Only the spirit, which firmly believes in a beautiful distant goal, is able to maintain the life force that guides it through everyday life.
    (Gustav Stresemann)

Funny sayings about life

Funny sayings about life

Having fun saying things about life can help you take difficult times lightly. They can cheer you, your friends or family members, or are good for a laugh just like that. A self-deprecating view of life makes many situations easier. Karl Lagerfeld has already put it correctly: “You shouldn't take yourself too seriously.” The funny sayings we have chosen here do not necessarily contain less truth, but they speak our humor through their pun, their crude formulation or their seeming banality at. They can all be further interpreted and applied to life just like serious sayings.

An example:

"Man who catches fly with chopsticks can achieve anything."

This quote from Mr. Miyagi from the movie "Karate Kid" seems banal or almost ridiculous at first glance. We automatically assume that it is impossible to catch a fly with chopsticks. But that's exactly what this quote is about. His message is: If you don't believe in the impossible, you can't achieve it either. Once you have done what you have declared impossible, you have so much self-confidence that you can also do other impossible things. It probably takes a lot of strength, patience, and practice, but you can somehow get it done.

  1. I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways something isn't working.
    (Thomas A. Edison)
  2. The trouble with real life is that there is no danger music.
  3. Man who catches fly with chopsticks can achieve anything.
    (Mr. Miyagi - Karate Kid)
  4. If you want to be successful in life, you have to be able to handle your feelings wisely and master the emotional alphabet. What's the use of a high IQ if you're an emotional sucker?
    (Daniel Goleman)
  5. Fate will have its reasons.
    (Voltaire)
  6. I believe the purpose of our life is to be happy.
    (Albert Hofmann - discoverer of LSD)
  7. He who does not love women, wine and song remains a fool all his life.
    (Martin Luther)
  8. You can't take yourself too seriously.
    (Karl Lagerfeld)
  9. People throw all their stupidities together, construct a monster and call it fate.
    (Thomas Hobbes)
  10. A girl and a glass of wine cure all misery. And whoever doesn't drink and who doesn't kiss is as good as dead!
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Quotes about life from movies

Quotes about life from movies

Films are about life and always have a message. In some it is hidden, in some it is evident. When watching the film, valuable statements about life are often not grasped so quickly because the plot continues and you don't have time to deal with them any longer. That's why we've selected some great quotes for you that are worth reading twice.

Some of the films are sure to be familiar to you even if you haven't seen them. Their popularity is a second reason we have compiled movie quotes for you. They offer just as much content as quotes from the great poets and thinkers. In addition, the potential for identification increases if you or the people with whom you share the quote know the film. An association opens up immediately and the information you have about the film first influences your thoughts. They create understanding and a sense of belonging. You could imagine scenes from the movie, think about the subject of the movie, or you could go back to the situation when you last saw the movie. Anyone who knows the film will initially feel addressed by the quote, contextualize it and possibly only then refer to their own life.

  1. We just have to decide what to do with the time that is given to us.
    (Gandalf - Lord of the Rings)
  2. In life, it's not the small moments when you breathe that count, but the big ones that take your breath away.
    (Hitch - The Date Doctor)
  3. Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get.
    (Forrest Gump)
  4. Hatred is ballast. Life is too short to be angry all the time.
    (American History X)
  5. In life, it doesn't matter how much you give out, but how much you can pocket.
    (Rocky Balboa)
  6. Life is about courage and venturing into the unknown.
    (The amazing life of Walter Mitty)
  7. Three little rules that will get you through life safely: No. 1: "Just take your place!" No. 2: "Oh, good idea boss!" And No. 3: "That was definitely someone else!"
    (Homer Simpson)
  8. Why should I meet other people's expectations instead of my own?
    (10 things I hate about you)
  9. True loss is only possible when you love something more than yourself.
    (Sean Maguire)
  10. If you are good at something, never do it for free.
    (The Joker, Batman - The Dark Knight)
  11. Life is like a movie. You just can't choose the genre.
    (Scream)
  12. Talking all the time doesn't mean communicating.
    (Forget Me Not!)
  13. A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.
    (Don Corleone)
  14. The only currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you are uncool.
    (Almost Famous)
  15. What people fear most is what they cannot see.
    (Leonard Shelby - Batman Begins)

Short sayings about life

Short sayings about life

In this section we have taken care to choose as many sayings as possible. They are short, but you can occupy yourself with them for as long as with a longer saying. Short sayings and quotes are especially popular when it comes to greeting cards. In addition to your own text, the short sayings can not only fill the card and make it visually more appealing, a short saying about life also creates the impression that you really thought about it while writing. Here you will learn to write better.

It is especially nice if your self-written text relates to your chosen saying and maybe you explain how you understand the saying and what it means for you and for your life. Think about a few future wishes for the recipient or reveal a little about your own life. Personal cards are not only more interesting than the usual empty phrases, opening up is also a nice touch that most people would probably not expect.

  1. There are more important things in life than constantly increasing its pace.
    (Mahatma Gandhi)
  2. As you wish to have lived at the end of your life, you can live now.
    (Marc Aurel)
  3. Life is a boomerang: you get back what you give.
    (Dale Carnegie)
  4. The more you thought, the more you did, the longer you lived.
    (Immanuel Kant)
  5. What would life be if we didn't have the courage to take risks?
    (Vincent van Gogh)
  6. You don't have to fear anything in life, you just have to understand everything.
    (Marie Curie)
  7. Happiness is love, nothing else. Who can love is happy.
    (Hermann Hesse)
  8. Each of us only has one life.
    (Marcus Aurelius)
  9. Better to enjoy and regret than regret not enjoying.
    (Giovanni Boccaccio)
  10. In the end, what counts is only what we have done and lived - and not what we have longed for.
    (Arthur Schnitzler)
  11. Man lives through passions; through reason he only exists.
    (Nicolas Chamfort)
  12. The best things in life are not what money can get.
    (Albert Einstein(
  13. Detours also broaden our horizons.
    (Ernst Ferstl)
  14. Moons and years pass, but a beautiful moment shines through life.
    (Franz Grillparzer)
  15. Whoever wants to live in peace with himself has to accept himself for who he is.
    (Selma Lagerlöf)

Life quotes in English

Life quotes in English

English has great linguistic dynamics and gives many sayings about life a completely different expressiveness. On the one hand, English sayings have the advantage that you can share them with your international acquaintances. On the other hand, they often appear less swollen than in German. Life and its facets remain the same anyway, whether in English or German.

If you want to share one of the English sayings with a native German speaker, make sure they can understand it. If you want to set it as WhatsApp status, it is less important that everyone in your contact list can understand it. With the translation you can convince yourself that you have understood the saying or the quote correctly and that you can also translate it correctly for someone else. Here you can learn English.

  1. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
    A life with mistakes is not only more honorable but also more useful than a life in which nothing has been done.
  2. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
    (William James)
    Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help you bring this about.
  3. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
    (Oscar Wilde)
    Everyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
  4. Life biggest tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
    The greatest tragedy in life is that we grow old too quickly and become wise too late.
  5. Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
    (Frank Clark)
    Everyone tries to achieve something big and doesn't realize that life is made up of small things.
  6. It is not length of life, but depth of life.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
    It is not the length of life, but the depth of life that counts.
  7. Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
    (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)
    Life doesn't require us to be the best, only that we try the best.
  8. Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
    (Mark Twain)
    Do not separate yourself from your illusions. When they are gone, you will continue to exist, but you will have ceased to live.
  9. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
    (Arthur Rubinstein)
    I found out if you love life, life will love you back.
  10. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
    (Søren Kierkegaard)
    You can only understand life backwards; but you have to live it forwards.
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