155 Human Life Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of human life quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about nature and human life.

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The Most Famous Human Life Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Every life is precious to God. God created every one of us. He gave us a soul, and that soul will live as long as God lives. — Franklin Graham

Nothing is so false as human life, nothing so treacherous. God knows no one would have accepted it as a gift, if it had not been given without our knowledge. — Seneca

Individualism regards man-every man-as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. — Ayn Rand

The human soul develops up to the time of death. — Hippocrates

There is just one life for each of us: our own. — Euripides

Now we allow that life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul also begins from conception; life taking its commencement at the same moment and place that the soul does. — Tertullian

The glory of God is the human person fully alive. — Irenaeus of Lyons

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities. — Harry Emerson Fosdick

The value of life itself cannot be estimated. — Friedrich Nietzsche

More precious than life is love, for there can be no life without love. — Sun Myung Moon

Short Human Life Quotes

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  • I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity. — Thomas Sankara
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts
  • The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being. — Pope John Paul II
  • The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. — Joseph Addison
  • The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. — Albert Schweitzer
  • The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin
  • The supreme purpose and goal for human life... is to cultivate love. — Ramakrishna
  • A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. — Kurt Vonnegut
  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. — J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The most valuable lessons in life cannot be taught, they must be experienced. — Liam Payne
Human life quote Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.
Smile, laughter and meditation are all privileges of human life.

Nature And Human Life Quotes

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Human learning presupposes a specific social nature and a process by which children grow into the intellectual life of those around them — Lev S. Vygotsky

This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. — Alan Watts

The city of Chandigarh is planned to human scale. It puts us in touch with the infinite cosmos and nature. It provides us with places and buildings for all human activities by which the citizens can live a full and harmonious life. Here the radiance of nature and heart are within our reach. — Le Corbusier

Human life quote Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut — Albert Einstein

Everything on earth is beautiful, everything -- except what we ourselves think and do when we forget the higher purposes of life and our own human dignity. — Anton Chekhov

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. — Nelson Mandela

Human life quote Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existance

Love is our true essence. Love has no limitations of caste, religion, race, or nationality. We are all beads strung together on the same thread of love. To awaken this unity-and to spread to others the love that is our inherent nature-is the true goal of human life. — Mata Amritanandamayi

Man is only a moral being because he lives in society, since morality consists in solidarity with the group, and varies according to that solidarity. Cause all social life to vanish, and moral life would vanish at the same time, having no object to cling to. — Emile Durkheim

EACH DAY OF HUMAN life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design-do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things. — Morihei Ueshiba

All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs. — Enoch Powell

Importance Of Human Life Quotes

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No matter how you may excel in the art of Karate, and in your scholastic endeavors, nothing is more important than your behavior and your humanity as observed in daily life. — Gichin Funakoshi

If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities... the expression of love... then life itself loses its meaning. — Harvey Milk

I'm going to tell you the most important secret of human life. The most critical need of the human soul is to be kind. — David O. Mckay

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The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind. — Gaylord Nelson

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. — Jim Fowler

As evangelical Christians we have tended to relegate art to the very fringe of life. The rest of human life we feel is more important. Despite our constant talk about the Lordship of Christ, we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality. — Francis Schaeffer

We must recall the most important of humanity guidelines: Be polite. Being polite is possibly the greatest daily contribution everyone can make to life on Earth. — Caitlin Moran

Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow. — Seth Godin

I am quite confident that the most important part of a human being is not his physical body but his nonphysical essence, which some people call soul and others, personality... The nonphysical part cannot die and cannot decay because it's not physical. — Harold S. Kushner

The only way we can guarantee our continued survival on earth is to recognise the importance of other non human life forms and stop pretending we're on top of some pyramid of domination over other beings. — Rod Coronado

Respect For Human Life Quotes

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Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

I don't have any understanding of a human being who doesn't respect the beauty of life and that goes for all creatures that have thoughts, feelings and needs. — Alicia Silverstone

Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life. — Elizabeth Goudge

Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival. — Rene Dubos

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles... respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law... or, in a word justice. — Max Nordau

I get more out of life just being myself, by just being a human being. Not by being a rock star, not by being whatever. Sometimes I act like a jerk, but I think people respect me for being myself. That's the ultimate thing about the Smashing Pumpkins. — Billy Corgan

Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life. — Robert Casey

Conservatives should question how the death penalty actually works in order to stay true to small government, reduction in wasteful spending, and respect for human life. — Jay Sekulow

As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better. — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life. — Marcus Garvey

Save Human Life Quotes

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We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving. — J. K. Rowling

It would be right to say that the helicopter's role in saving lives represents one of the most glorious pages in the history of human flight. — Igor Sikorsky

The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood. The militancy of women has harmed no human life save the lives of those who fought the battle of righteousness. — Emmeline Pankhurst

Because in no other person but the historic Jesus of Nazareth has God become man and lived a human life on earth, died to bear the penalty of our sins, and been raised from death and exalted to glory, there is no other Savior, for there is no other person who is qualified to save. — John Stott

Each of us is leading a difficult life, and when we meet people we are seeing only a tiny part of the thinnest veneer of their complex, troubled existences. To practise anything other than kindness towards them, to treat them in any way save generously, is to quietly deny their humanity. — Derren Brown

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer. — William Penn

I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity. — Sandra Cisneros

At the very beginning of my creative life I loved humanity. I wanted to do something good for mankind. Soon I understood that it isn't possible to save mankind. — Wislawa Szymborska

When a human being takes his life in depression, this is a natural death of spiritual causes. The modern barbarity of 'saving' the suicidal is based on a hair-raising misapprehension of the nature of existence. — Peter Wessel Zapffe

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it. — Jim Fowler

Value Of Human Life Quotes

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Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence. — Eadweard Muybridge

Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. — Isaac Asimov

life is the greatest gift that could ever be conceived ... A daffodil pushing up through the dark earth to the spring, knowing somehow deep in its roots that spring and light and sunshine will come, has more courage and more knowledge of the value of life than any human being I've met. — Madeleine L'Engle

Our life is like a block of ice which is melting away every moment. Before it spends itself, devote it to the service of others. Education in Human Values is designed to prepare everyone for this life of dedicated service. — Sathya Sai Baba

Flourishing goes beyond happiness, or satisfaction with life. True, people who flourish are happy. But that's not the half of it. Beyond feeling good, they're also doing good-adding value to the world. — Barbara Fredrickson

If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion. — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self. — Albert Einstein

The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too. — Sarah Connor

The single thought that can empower us to empower the world: Mankind’s use of fossil fuels is supremely virtuous-because the human life is the standard of value, and because using fossil fuels transforms our environment to make it wonderful for human life. — Alex Epstein

Our concerns sink into insignificance when compared with the eternal value of human personality - a potential child of God which is destined to triumph over lie, pain, and death. No one can take this sublime meaning of life away from us, and this is the one thing that matters. — Igor Sikorsky

Sanctity Of Human Life Quotes

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The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being. — Emma Goldman

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life. — Orrin Hatch

The traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological and demographic developments. — Peter Singer

This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together. — Tony Blair

There is a vital lesson to be learned here, a Truth our society must not lose sight of, and that is the sanctity of every human life and the dignity of every individual. — Frank Peretti

To vindicate the sanctity of human life by taking it is an outrage upon reason. The spectacle of a human being dangling at the end of a gallows-rope is a degradation of humanity. — Christian Nestell Bovee

The IRA sending a message of sympathy to America is like Jack the Ripper giving us a lesson in the sanctity of human life. — Simon Heffer

My wife had a miscarriage. We have rarely talked about it. It did make me more aware of the sanctity of human life, how precious every child is. — Jack Kemp

I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect the rights of the unborn my entire career. I will continue to fight for this cause because I value the sanctity of all human life. — Rob Bishop

My prayer is that what we have gone through [World War One] will startle the world into some new realization of the sanctity of life, animal as well as human. — Christopher Morley

Human Existence Quotes

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The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. — Fyodor Dostoevsky

In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity. — Erik Erikson

I have concluded the evident existence of God, and that my existence depends entirely on God in all the moments of my life, that I do not think that the human spirit may know anything with greater evidence and certitude. — Rene Descartes

From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures. — Adi Shankara

Knowledge exists potentially in the human soul like the seed in the soil; by learning the potential becomes actual. — Al-Ghazali

It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else. — Maimonides

The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence. — Thomas Berry

Have patience with all things - but first with yourself. Never confuse your mistakes with your value as a human being. You are perfectly valuable, creative, worthwhile person simply because you exist. And no amount of triumphs or tribulations can ever change that. — Saint Francis de Sales

We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights. We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off. — John Trudell

WOMEN must be at the forefront of nation-building to bring the South African citizenry together and, therefore, develop a whole new ethos of human co-existence — Steven Biko

Definition Of Life Quotes

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We are what we repeatedly do... excellence, therefore, isn't just an act, but a habit and life isn't just a series of events, but an ongoing process of self-definition. — Aristotle

By its very definition, civic responsibility means taking a healthy role in the life of one's community. That means that classroom lessons should be complemented by work outside the classroom. Service-learning does just that, tying community service to academic learning. — John Glenn

The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I'd add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others. — George H. W. Bush

You have to be doing something you enjoy. That is a definition of happiness: Complete use of one's faculties along lines leading to excellence in a life affording them scope. It applies to women as well as to men. We can't all reach it, but we can try to reach it to some degree. — Jackie Kennedy

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness. — Rodney Dangerfield

I think that every decision I make in my life is based off of an emotion - and it definitely hurts me in some situations, and helps in some situations, like obviously writing and stuff is my favourite thing to do because I get to use all of my emotions and express them in that way. — Melanie Martinez

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. — Harvey Fierstein

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. — Harvey Fierstein

The level of effort you tolerate from yourself will define your life. — Tom Bilyeu

Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas. — Dave Reichert

Importance Of Life Quotes

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Width of life is more important than length of life. — Avicenna

Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive — Ratan Tata

The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six. — Maria Montessori

You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. — Michelle Obama

Self-importance requires spending most of one's life offended by something or someone. — Carlos Castaneda

Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. — Carol S. Dweck

Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people. — Dolores Huerta

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. — Steve Jobs

Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next. — Condoleezza Rice

I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. — John Forbes Nash

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More Human Life Quotes

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Human life quote by Coretta Scott King

Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life. — Coretta Scott King

Human life quote by Samuel Butler

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. — Samuel Butler

Human life quote by William Blake

A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. — William Blake

Human life quote by James M. Barrie

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. — James M. Barrie

Human life quote by Simone de Beauvoir

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. — Simone de Beauvoir

Human life quote by Hilaire Belloc

The control of the production of wealth is the control of human life itself. — Hilaire Belloc

Human life quote by Howard Cosell

Sports is human life in microcosm. — Howard Cosell

Human life quote by Viktor E. Frankl

If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering. — Viktor E. Frankl

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. — Albert Schweitzer

The greatest human attainment in all the world is for a life to be so surrendered to Him that the name of God Almighty will be glorified through that life. — Kathryn Kuhlman

Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it. — Amartya Sen

Our greatest human freedom is that, despite whatever our physical situation is in life, WE ARE ALWAYS FREE TO CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS! — Viktor E. Frankl

Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. — Sri Aurobindo

Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe. — Elie Wiesel

Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion. — K. Pattabhi Jois

It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is fro+m among such individuals that all human failures spring. — Alfred Adler

No human being should ever have to fear for his own life because of political or religious beliefs. We are all in this together, my friends, the rich, the poor, the red, white, black, brown and yellow. We share responsibility for Mother Earth and those who live and breathe upon her ..never forget that. — Leonard Peltier

In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human success, but rather on how much we have loved. — John of the Cross

If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world. — Sydney Banks

We have reached the time in the life of the planet, and humanity's demand upon it, when every fisherman will have to be a river-keeper, a steward of marine shallows, a watchman on the high seas. We are beyond having to put back what we have taken out. We must put back more than we take out. — Thomas Mcguane

Religion and practical life are not different. To take sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country, your family, work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God. — Bal Gangadhar Tilak

I'm just a human being trying to make it in a world that is very rapidly losing it's understanding of being human. — John Trudell

America will tolerate the taking of a human life without giving it a second thought. But don't misuse a household pet. — Dick Gregory

Character, courage, industry and perseverance are the four pillars on which the whole edifice of human life can be built and failure is a word unknown to me. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Architecture is a small piece of this human equation, but for those of us who practice it, we believe in its potential to make a difference, to enlighten and to enrich the human experience, to penetrate the barriers of misunderstandin g and provide a beautiful context for life's drama. — Frank Gehry

I find freedom to be the most important issue facing any human being today, because without freedom, then life is pointless. The more dependent you become on centralized power, the more easily you are lead around. — Russell Means

Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others. — Christopher Columbus

Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine. — Jaggi Vasudev

We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else — William Glasser

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