50 quotes about life’s journey to inspire you

Looking for some quotes about life’s journey, dear reader? Well, I’ve pulled together 50 such quotes from my own written work.

These are my observations about life and reflect my personal experience.

Now your experiences will be different, and you may disagree with some of these quotes.

If that’s the case, then that’s fine. I don’t have a monopoly on understanding life’s mysteries.

However, I can tell you, the older you get the better you see through much of the nonsense we’re subjected to, particularly from sections of the media.

Anyway, I hope you’ll find at least some of these quotes interesting and perhaps you can work a couple of them into your day.

Enjoy them all and please feel free to pass them on.

Quotes about life’s journey (1-20):

  1. On Spaceship Earth, we’re all crew.
  2. People believe what they want to believe.
  3. There can be no progress without change.
  4. Life is life, and we cope with it as best we can.
  5. You can be the reason someone smiles today.
  6. Choices always have consequences. Choose wisely.
  7. Forget being the best and focus on doing your best.
  8. You can listen to the wise or let adversity teach you.
  9. Focus on where you’re going, not where you’ve been.
  10. Arguing with a fool is pointless. It’s a waste of your time.
  11. It’s not the truth; it’s what people believe that matters.
  12. Bad things happen because good people do nothing.
  13. No one’s superior and no one’s inferior. So, stay humble.
  14. Saying isn’t doing and it’s doing that will make a difference.
  15. The casual use of profane language never reflects well on anyone.
  16. Be the person you choose to be. You don’t need anyone’s permission.
  17. What your family could or couldn’t afford does not define who you are.
  18. Other people’s problems are opportunities for fleet-footed entrepreneurs.
  19. Never again will you be as young as you are today. So, enjoy life while you can.
  20. Political power is the result of like-minded people working together in numbers.

Quotes about life’s journey (21-35):

  1. Life will teach you more lessons than school ever did. Lessons you’ll never forget.
  2. Your life experience will be dictated by the choices you make. So, make good ones.
  3. Loneliness doesn’t come from being alone. It comes from the feeling that no one cares.
  4. Income does not determine your wealth if you keep spending more than you earn.
  5. If people are talking complete nonsense, don’t be afraid to challenge it and push back
  6. You won’t regret the things you didn’t buy but you may regret the things you didn’t do.
  7. A good heart beats an attractive face. Looks will fade but a good heart will always be a good heart.
  8. If you keep trying, you can learn how to. Keep walking east and eventually, you will see the sunrise.
  9. If they’re teaching what to think rather than how to think then it’s not education, it’s indoctrination.
  10. Never complain. No one cares. People have enough problems of their own without worrying about yours.
  11. If your life isn’t all you’d like it to be then it’s time to make some changes. It won’t change unless you do.
  12. We live in an age where pretence must take precedence over fact. Where lies must be accepted as the truth.
  13. Life is a series of moments, and every moment should be cherished as if it’s your last because one day it will be.
  14. For society to function well, we must all add value. We cannot expect others to make our contribution for us.
  15. Never be afraid to challenge anything you know to be wrong. Bad ideas take hold when good people fail to act.

Quotes about life’s journey (36-45):

  1. Life’s short and passes in the blink of an eye. So don’t waste any of it arguing with strangers on Twitter.
  2. Lives can be changed with enterprise, determination, and hard work. Being born poor doesn’t mean you have to die poor.
  3. Remember the media and celebrities work on the basis that we’re all easily conned. Just because it’s on television doesn’t mean it’s true.
  4. Regardless of anything they may suggest to the contrary, no politician will ever do anything that will improve your life significantly. That’s your responsibility.
  5. You’d better protect your interests because everyone with an agenda wants the world to run in a way that suits them, not you.
  6. In life, stuff happens. If education is to be useful, the focus should be on preparing young people for dealing with stuff when it happens.
  7. You can let life happen and accept whatever comes your way or you can go out there and get what you want but it won’t happen by accident.
  8. Mistakes are an essential part of our education. They provide us with lessons we’ll never forget, and that valuable commodity known as experience.
  9. If you think the priority for politicians is the best interests of the people, then think again. The priority for politicians is their best interests.
  10. Doing nothing is doing something and it has consequences. Think carefully before you do nothing, it might just lead to an outcome you don’t want.

Quotes about life’s journey (46-50):

  1. Evil prospers when good people do nothing. A quiet life comes at a price, and that price may be far greater than you realise. If it matters to you, defend it.
  2. You’ll never please everyone, so don’t waste your energy trying. Do the best you can with whatever you have. Some will appreciate your efforts, some won’t. That’s life.
  3. Politicians want power more than they want the truth. They’ll knowingly subvert the truth if they think it will lead them to power. So, judge politicians with a sceptical ear.
  4. Never forget that everyone you meet is a potential recruiting sergeant for someone else. And you never know when someone else might be looking for someone just like you.
  5. It’s perfectly reasonable for you to do what you believe is best for you, regardless of what anyone else might feel about it. It’s your life and you must look after your interests because no one else will.

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25 Quotes by Charles Dickens to get you thinking

Today I thought it would be interesting to explore some quotes by Charles Dickens.

Charles John Huffam Dickens was a famous English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Dickens’ works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.

However, don’t assume Dickens had an easy start in life. He left school at the age of 12 to work in a boot-blacking factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors’ prison.

Nevertheless, after three years, he returned to education, before eventually, he began his literary career as a journalist. The rest, as they say, is history.

In addition to his written work, he campaigned vigorously for children’s rights, education, and other social reforms.

He was certainly a man who left his mark on life. So, he was well worth listening to, I think.

Here are 25 quotes by Charles Dickens that will get you thinking. Please feel free to share them.

Quotes by Charles Dickens (1-12):

  1. We are so very ‘umble.
  2. He would make a lovely corpse.
  3. A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
  4. We forge the chains we wear in life.
  5. I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
  6. Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
  7. ‘Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.
  8. Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
  9. A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.
  10. Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
  11. Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
  12. The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Quotes by Charles Dickens (13- 25)

  1. There is a wisdom of the head and a wisdom of the heart.
  2. If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
  3. The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
  4. The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
  5. It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
  6. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
  7. There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
  8. The civility which money will purchase is rarely extended to those who have none.
  9. Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
  10. Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
  11. I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate on one subject at a time.
  12. The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed, but a thing created is loved before it exists.
  13. Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.

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5 secret steps to tackling life and achieving success

Achieving SuccessIf you’re looking for a formula for achieving success, dear reader, then I think you’ll find this blog post useful.

Many desire success but few really achieve it. So it’s useful to study successful people, identify their approaches and use them as role models. If something worked for them then it might just work for you.

In the embedded video, Hollywood legend, movie star, two-term Governor of California and former Mr Universe, Arnold Schwarzenegger shares his five secret steps to tackling life and achieving success.

Essentially these are his five rules to excel at whatever you choose to do.

He has an interesting story to tell and his story proves that no obstacle is too big to overcome and no vision, too big to achieve if you’re determined enough and you’re prepared to work hard.

Change the world:

To summarise Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rules, they are:-

  1. Find your vision and follow it;
  2. Never, ever think small;
  3. Ignore the Naysayers;
  4. Work your ass off; and
  5. Don’t just take, give something back.

However, if you listen to Arnold’s story, his burning desire was to move to the United States and become a big star. This was his reason why.

Initially, he had no idea how to achieve that goal but a little piece of good fortune came his way.

Arnold happened to read an article in a magazine about a man just like him who achieved just what he wanted to achieve. The article explained how the man did it and Arnold used that success template as the basis for pursuing his own goal.

Identify successful people and do what they did:

Once he knew his ‘why?‘, Arnold Schwarzenegger just needed to work out a way to get there. Knowing your ‘why?‘ will always, eventually, lead you to your ‘how?’.

Once Arnold knew his purpose and his passion, he was always going to find a way to achieve success. His determination and his willingness to do whatever was necessary saw to that.

Had he not been lucky enough to identify a role model through a magazine article, something else would have guided him because that’s the nature of life. When you’re searching for something you’ll tune in to all the little clues you need.

Once you know your ‘why?’, you develop a keen sense of that subject and everyone else involved.

Trust yourself:

If you know your why then you’ll have the drive and determination to pursue your goal.

Nothing happens by accident of course. You must make it happen.

So figure out for yourself what it is you really, really want. What would make you happy? What would you regard as a real achievement?

Then find a role model.

Someone who’s done what you want to do. Identify how they did it and copy what they’ve done. If their approach worked for them, it can work for you.

Avoid distractions:

If you want to be successful then don’t allow ‘time sucks’ to throw you off course.

Television and social media are the biggest time wasters of all. So avoid them.

Time is a precious resource and successful people don’t waste it. So if you want to be successful, don’t waste your time either. Put every minute to good use.

Rules for SuccessKnow your ‘Why?’

The key message today, both from this article and the embedded video, is that you must know your ‘why?’.

That’s the starting point for success.

So if you’ve yet to do that then I suggest that’s where you start, if you want to be successful.

And remember this; if not you, who? If not now, when?

Achieving success is possible and people do it all the time. So can you, if you’re determined and prepared to work hard enough to get it.

Good luck.

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