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80 Hard-Hitting Quotes about Life and Love

When you feel like you’re stuck in the most important aspects of your life like love, you need some hard-hitting words from people who have experienced similar situations before to succeed. Here are 80 hard-hitting quotes about life and love to help you get through different situations in your life.

80 Hard-Hitting Quotes about Life and Love

Hard-Hitting about Love


1. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
2. “You can’t put arms around a memory.” – Guns N Roses
3. “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
4. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde
5. “When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” – Blaise Pascal
6. “Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.” – Benjamin Franklin
7. “We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.” – Colleen Hoover
8. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis
9. “When you adopt the view that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer
10. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Baldwin
11. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.” – Anaïs Nin
12. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
13. “Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” – Wayne Dyer
14. “How do you spell ‘love?’ You don’t spell it, you feel it.” – Winnie The Pooh
15. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
16. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
17. “The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.” – Benjamin Franklin
18. “Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell
19. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde
20. “You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you.” – Nigerian Proverb
21. “If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.” – Benjamin Franklin
22. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” – Lao Tzu
23. “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” – James Thurber
24. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” – Leo Buscaglia

Hard-Hitting about Life


25. “Being negative is like spraying yourself with anti-charisma.” – Karen Salmansohn
26. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.” – Brad Meltzer
27. “Never hit if you can help it, but when you have to, hit hard. Never hit soft. You’ll never get any thanks for hitting soft.” – Theodore Roosevelt
28. “Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.” – Haruki Murakami
29. “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Benjamin Franklin
30. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
31. “I believe that life’s challenges are here to knock us out of our brain grooves – get us to switch over to another brain groove track – where we can finally experience new ways of seeing and being in the world. Without hitting bumps in the road, it’s very tough to get, out of our repeated cycles of thinking and behaving.” – Karen Salmansohn
32. “It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.” – George Eliot
33. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
34. “Some things take time. Stay positive. Be patient. Don’t settle. Things will get better. Wait for what you deserve.” – Karen Salmansohn
35. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
36. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey
37. “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” – John A. Shedd
38. “Please don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky, when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.” – Robin Williams
39. “Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five.” – Benjamin Franklin
40. “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest as if it was the only one we had.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
41. “Be yourself, but always your better self.” – Karl G. Maeser
42. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
43. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” – Groucho Marx
44. “He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.” – Lao Tzu
45. “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
46. “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life — it goes on.” – Robert Frost
47. “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
48. “The reason why we struggle with insecurity is that we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Stephen Furtick
49. “There are only two ways to live your life — one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
50. “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly-Curtin
51. “Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell
52. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
53. “You’ll never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley
54. “Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.” – Randall Munroe
55. “A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen
56. “You will not be punished for your anger. You will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
57. “Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.” – Margaret Mitchell
58. “Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis
59. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is right now.” – Chinese Proverb
60. “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.” – Benjamin Franklin
61. “Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’” – Lao Tzu
62. “Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss
63. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
64. “The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins
65. “What’s the worst thing I’ve stolen? Probably little pieces of other people’s lives where I’ve either wasted their time or hurt them in some way. That’s the worst thing you can steal—the time of other people. You just can’t get that back.” – Chester Bennington
66. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” – Maya Angelou
67. “You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.” – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
68. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.”– Oscar Wilde
69. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
70. “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” – Abraham Maslow
71. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

Hard-Hitting Quotes about Happiness


72. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” – Haruki Murakami
73. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But often, we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
74. “Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.” – Martin Yan
75. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
76. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer familiar suffering.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
77. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. Therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.” – Marcus Aurelius
78. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.” – Marcel Pagnol
79. “I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness — it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brene Brown
80. “The pleasure which we most rarely experience gives us greatest delight.” – Epictetus

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