While our lives are full of ebbs and flows, one thing that never changes is the beauty around us. Mother Earth is always showing us miracles through nature, but the truth is, many times, we cannot see it. Whether we’re going through a challenging situation, grieving the loss of a loved one, or just busy checking off our to-do list, it’s easy to forget how beautiful life is.

So if things have been feeling a little dark for you lately, don’t despair. There is always something positive to focus on, no matter how tough times are. One of the best things to do when we’re feeling down is to spend time in nature. Leave your phone at home and take a walk in the woods or on the beach. Be present as you look around you at the birds or wild animals, study the colors in the flowers you pass, and admire ancient trees that stand the test of time.

To help inspire you to look for this beauty, we’ve compiled the wisest and most inspiring life is beautiful quotes and sayings. Read through this list to remember that the world is not such a terrible place.

1. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” — Will Smith

2. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.” — Wordsworth

3. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

4. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” – Kim Kiyosaki

5. “Life is beautiful, but we often forget and decorate it with ugliness.” ― Debasish Mridha

6. “There are young people having babies every day that cannot possibly take care of them, and, as people who believe that every life is beautiful, we need to make them aware of another choice — to give that beautiful life up for adoption.” — John Schneider

7. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

8. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” — Will Smith

9. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

10. “Life is a mixture of moments, both negative and positive: beautiful, memorable, painful, scary, and difficult to overcome.” — Debeena Harris

11. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” — Dr. Seuss

12. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” — Jimmy Carter

13. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.” – Steve Jobs

14. “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” — Lao—Tze

15. “Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” – Lauren Kate

16. “The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” – Frank Sinatra

17. “Silence is a beautiful healing therapy — allowing your soul to be at peace with your thoughts.” ― Avijeet Das

18. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay—Z

19. “I could have made a small film and kept all the money from ‘Life is Beautiful’. Instead, I spent more money than I had on ‘Pinocchio’, a very risky film.” — Roberto Benigni

20. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

21. “Nothing is the same after losing someone or something that you love greatly. And yet, in many ways, perhaps we are never more aware of what that love meant—and the preciousness of life itself—until it’s gone.” — Eleora Han

22. “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.” – Camille Pissaro

23. “A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.” – Roy T. Bennett

24. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

25. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion

26. “Life imposes things on you that you can’t control, but you still have the choice of how you’re going to live through this.” — Celine Dion

27. “Be grateful for every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious.” – Mandy Hale

28. “Many of us like to dream big about the day when we will have the perfect job, the most beautiful home, and a healthy body. But the only way to get to that dream life is to make small, positive steps in the right direction every day.” — Colleen Archer

29. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.” – T.D. Jakes

30. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

31. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” — Mary Kay Ash

32. “If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” — Bill Clinton

33. “I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things. That means you’re alive.” – Joan Rivers

34. “Life is a mysterious mix of beautiful, challenging, and painful experiences. No one can predict how it will unfold and we don’t always understand why it unfolds the way it does.” — Akirah Robinson

35. “Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” – Eddie Cantor

36. “There is a beautiful rainbow awaiting your arrival down the road, with all the celebration and glamour. Get ready.” ― Hiral Nagda

37. “My life isn’t good or bad. It’s an incredible series of emotional and mental extremes, with beautiful thunderstorms and stunning sunrises.” – Jaeda Dewalt

38. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

39. “Most of us, when asked to gauge the richness of our lives, think immediately of people. Those who have cried with us, laughed with us, and shaped who we are.” — Phil Callaway

40. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn

41. “I think being in love with life is a key to eternal youth.” — Doug Hutchison

42. “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and look up at the stars.” – Henry Van Dyke

43. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to breathe. To Think. To Enjoy. To Love.” – Marcus Aurelius

44. “Life is as beautiful as the stars and the moon except when it is covered by the clouds of sadness and pain.” ― Debasish Mridha

45. “I loved ‘Life is Beautiful’ and action films are great, like ‘Die Hard.’ My favourite is the mob film — ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Once Upon a Time In America,’ anything with Robert De Niro in it.” — Claudia Winkleman

46. “I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful.” — Christina Milian

47. “Life is beautiful live it to the full, Love is abundance share it with your friends.” — Vanessa Nanthakumaran

48. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” — Buddha

49. “I suppose there are a lot of reasons to be jaded or sarcastic or bitter in life, but I hang on to the reasons why life is beautiful.” — Kelli O’Hara

50. “Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.” — Alice Walker

We hope you’re already feeling better after reading these “life is beautiful” quotes. If you’re struggling to see the beauty right now, why not put some out there into the world, for we reap what we sow.

So do a good deed for a stranger, such as helping an elderly woman carry her groceries. Or take it a step further by volunteering your time for a good cause. The more good you seek to do, the more good that will come to you, and before you know it, life really will seem beautiful.


Reads and writes a little about everything. Strives to keep an open mind, a good health, and a humble personality. Lives to absorb life's lessons, to learn a bit more about living.

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