80 Life Quotes to Help you Through Tough Times

Life Quotes for Sad Times: Life is full of ups and downs, so don’t be discouraged when you face setbacks, Try to stay positive and focus on the good things in your life, even when it feels like everything is going wrong. If you’re going through tough times we hope that these quotes will help you see the positives in your life. 

Life Quotes for Sad Times

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Tweet

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Tweet

“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.”

“Everything you can imagine is real.”

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! Tweet

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

“Reality continues to ruin my life.”

Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Tweet

“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars Tweet

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

John Green, Looking for Alaska Tweet

“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. "After all this time?" "Always," said Snape.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Tweet

“Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!”

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”


“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night Tweet

“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”

“I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”

Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love Tweet

“Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.”

Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight Tweet

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters Tweet

“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Tweet

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

“If you don't know where you're going, any road'll take you there”

“This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.”

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie Tweet

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

Michael Cunningham, The Hours Tweet

“Where there is love there is life.”

“May you live every day of your life.”

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

Stephen King, Different Seasons Tweet

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”

Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Tweet

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief Tweet

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.”

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.”

Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent Tweet

“I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer

“It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”

Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People Tweet

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.”

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”

“Unbeing dead isn't being alive.”

“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”

“Some people have lives; some people have music.”

John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson Tweet

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.”

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.”

Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems Tweet

“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”

D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover Tweet

“If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”

“Albus Severus," Harry said quietly, so that nobody but Ginny could hear, and she was tactful enough to pretend to be waving to Rose, who was now on the train, "you were named for two headmasters of Hogwarts. One of them was a Slytherin and he was probably the bravest man I ever knew.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Tweet

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”


“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured”

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”

“Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

“Live to the point of tears.”

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Tweet

“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.”

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever Tweet

“This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.”

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club Tweet

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”