139 Things That Matter Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of things that matter quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about it's the small things that matter.

Things that matter quote
Inspirational things that matter quote

Top 10 Things That Matter Quotes (BEST)

  1. The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. — Audrey Hepburn
  2. One thing about championship teams is that they're resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity. — Nick Saban
  3. Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter. — Francis Chan
  4. No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything. — Ronaldinho
  5. I'm not afraid of failure; I'm afraid of succeeding at things that don't matter. — William Carey
  6. What I don't like about the music industry is everything. It's very Satanic, people are evil, they talk about money, they talk about things that don't really matter, and they brainwash everybody. — Hopsin
  7. For me, punk is about real feelings. It's not about, 'Yeah, I am a punk and I'm angry.' That's a lot of crap. It's about loving the things that really matter: passion, heart and soul. — Joey Ramone
  8. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  9. The only thing that matters in life, is your own opinion about yourself. — Osho
  10. You have to relinquish the frame of the victim, no matter how true it may be. Whatever you point to as the oppressor, is the thing that you give your power to. — Alex Hormozi

Short Things That Matter Quotes

Go to table of contents

  • Fulfillment, at the end of the day, is the only thing that matters. — Tom Bilyeu
  • Focus on things that matter. — Lex Fridman
  • Artistic expression, sex, and truth are the only things that really matter. — John Frusciante
  • The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. — Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • The only thing that matters is that we stand firm. — Heinrich Himmler
  • Health is forgotten until it's the only thing that matters. — Bryan Johnson
  • The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. — Robert H. Schuller
  • The only thing that matters is the theater! — Lily Rabe
  • Do things that matter, things that will make those better, and things that will make you better. — Jessica Walsh
  • Do reasons matter when there's nothing that can be done to change things. — Cassandra Clare
Things that matter quote Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.
Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.

It's The Little Things That Matter Quotes

Go to table of contents

When you get real old, honey, you realize there are certain things that just don't matter anymore. You lay it all on the table. There's a saying, 'Only little children and old folks tell the truth.' — Sarah Louise Delany

It does not matter how awesome your product is or your presentation or your post. Your awesome thing matters ONLY to the extent that it serves the user's ability to be a little more awesome. — Kathy Sierra

We tend to harp on little things, or worry about something, when, really, it's just not that important. If you have a roof over your head, and you're healthy, and your family is healthy, that's all that matters. Don't let the little things get you down. — Asher Roth

Things that matter quote In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how greatly you lived,
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how greatly you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

The activity at this very moment must be the only thing that matters, to which one is fully given. If one is concentrated, it matters little what one is doing. The important, as well as the unimportant things, assume a new dimension of reality, because they have one's full attention. — Erich Fromm

The sad truth is that certain types of things can't go backward. Once they start going forward, no matter what you do, they can't go back the way they were. If even one little thing goes awry, then that's how it will stay forever. — Haruki Murakami

Paul's the writer. Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff, but that's just technically true. In spirit, and in essence of the truth, it doesn't matter. So I don't know, maybe I'm being foolish for not being technical. Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things. — Art Garfunkel

Things that matter quote Don't forget, it's the little things that matter.
Don't forget, it's the little things that matter.

There's pressure to deliver as good of a movie with a little bit more of a budget, and that to me ... to me the hardest thing always is, I just want to deliver a good movie no matter what the budget is and no matter where we shoot it or any of those things. — Neal H. Moritz

In the complete overall history of tennis, I figure I'll be worth a sentence or two.... That's why my place in the all-time rankings means so very little to me, because I know I won't be anybody's number one, and it's that same old thing: if you're not number one, then what does it really matter? — Billie Jean King

That's the way it is when you love. It makes you suffer, and I have suffered much in the years since. But it matters little that you suffer, so long as you feel alive with a sense of the close bond that connects all living things, so long as love does not die! — Hermann Hesse

Focus On Things That Matter Quotes

Go to table of contents

We cannot and we must not allow ourselves to get distracted from our sacred duty. We cannot and we must not lose focus on the things that matter most. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

But you can't focus on things that matter if all you've been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know. — Charlie Sheen

I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on. — Don Henley

Things that matter quote Time has a way of showing us what really matters in life.
Time has a way of showing us what really matters in life.

Please remember, no matter what you go through in life, somebody else might have it harder. So just appreciate. I feel like in our world today, we focus on so many things that are completely pointless. — Jessica Simpson

Religion is a very dangerous thing. By that I mean being so caught up in rules and regulations and not focusing on the thing that matters most- a personal relationship with God. — Joyce Meyer

Sometimes we worry about the things that you know that matter the least and don't focus on the things that matter the most. — Kevin Costner

Things that matter quote We need to give up what no longer works and find new ways of being that keep us
We need to give up what no longer works and find new ways of being that keep us close to what matters.

I have a supermarket full of ideas and the challenge is how many ideas can I get in my cart before I'm gone. When you're doing it, you're not focused on success. It's not a matter of modesty. You're simply trying to get all the things done that you want to get done in your life. — George Lucas

I don't really know how accepted I am. Nothing ever matters to me apart from the people with negative opinions. That's literally it. That always drives me on to the next thing. It's funny, you just focus on them and then the next movie. That's the only thing you're thinking about when it comes out. — Robert Pattinson

It is my observation that 98% of the people are spending 98% of their time focusing on the 98% of things that don't matter. Stopping meditation is one of the easiest, quickest and most powerful forms of meditation. It is virtually effortless and its power relative to the effort is remarkable. — Neale Donald Walsch

We forget to remain focused on the things that really matter. — Pope Francis

Things That Matter In Life Quotes

Go to table of contents

In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing. — Hank Aaron

If we want to think like a scientist more often in life, those are the three key objectives – to be humbler about what we know, more confident about what’s possible, and less afraid of things that don’t matter. — Tim Urban

My thesis in life is that it doesn't matter who you are today. It certainly doesn't matter how you were born. The only thing that matters is who you want to become and the price you're willing to pay to get there. — Tom Bilyeu

Things that matter quote Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

The God who created, names, and numbers the stars in the heavens also numbers the hairs of my head..He pays attention to very big things and to very small ones. What matters to me matters to Him, and that changes my life. — Elisabeth Elliot

Make space in your life for the things that matter, for family and friends, love and generosity, fun and joy. Without this, you will burn out in mid-career and wonder where your life went. — Jonathan Sacks

There is a greater gift than the trust of others. That is to trust in oneself. Some might call it confidence, others name it faith. But if it makes us brave, the label doesn’t matter... for it’s the thing that frees us, to embrace life itself. — Jennifer Worth

Things that matter quote You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and heal
You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.

One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top. — Bob Richards

I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live. — Rosalynn Carter

The truth is that things matter. They have to, they are what we live with and touch each and every day. They represent what we've seen, who we've loved and where we hope to go next. They remind us of the good times and the rough patches and everything in between that's made us who we are. — Nate Berkus

If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. — Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Things That Matter Most Quotes

Go to table of contents

I think if I have one message, one thing before I die that most of the world would know, it would be that the event does not determine how to respond to the event. That is a purely personal matter. The way in which we respond will direct and influence the event more than the event itself. — Virginia Satir

One of the most wonderful things about being a Christian is that I don't ever get up in the morning and wonder if what I do matters. I live every day to the fullest because I can live it through Christ and I know no matter what I do today, I'm going to do something to advance the Kingdom of God. — Charles Colson

The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least. — Leo Babauta

Things that matter quote Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

The things that matter most are not things. — Art Buchwald

The things that matter most in life....Aren't things. — Marie Avgeropoulos

Money doesn't matter on a deeply personal level. It doesn't make you feel any happier. But of course I am very aware that I don't have to worry about earning a living or about those very important practical things that most people have to worry about on a very real level. — Winona Ryder

Things that matter quote I notice you're a nerd is like saying, 'hey, I notice that you'd rather be intel
I notice you're a nerd is like saying, 'hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful that vapid, that you believe that there are thing that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan.

Write plays that matter. Raise the stakes. Shout, yell, holler, but make yourself heard. It's time for playwrights to reclaim the theatre. We do that by speaking from the heart about the things that matter most to us. If a play isn't worth dying for, maybe it isn't worth writing. — Terrence McNally

Your most important priority is the ONE thing you can do right now that will help you achieve what matters most to you. — Gary Keller

The things that matter the most in this world, they can never be held in our hand. — Gloria Gaither

No matter how insignificant the thing you have to do, do it as well as you can, give it as much of your care and attention as you would give to the thing you regard as most important. For it will be by those small things that you shall be judged. — Mahatma Gandhi

Things That Matter Are Hard Quotes

Go to table of contents

Knowing that things are going to slow down in the future, no matter what, that allows me to work hard now, make hay while the sun is shining and knowing that - while momentum is rolling - we have to hit it hard. — Granger Smith

There have always been hard times. There have always been wars and troubles -famine, disease and such-like -and some folks are born with money, some with none. In the end it is up to the man what he becomes, and none of those other things matters. It is character that counts. — Louis L'Amour

Community is composed of that which we don't attempt to measure, for which we keep no record and ask no recompense. Most are things we cannot measure no matter how hard we try. — Dee Hock

When things are taking their ordinary course, it is hard to remember what matters. There are so many things you would never think to tell anyone. And I believe they may be the things that mean most to you, and that even your own child would have to know in order to know you well at all. — Marilynne Robinson

It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that need are. But it is easy to sigh. Few things are sadder than the truly monstrous. — Nathanael West

Stuff That Matters Quotes

Go to table of contents

It's all about winning. Stats really don't matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it's all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point. — Stephen Curry

It's the sheer joy of seeing things grow and helping them to grow, even harvesting the stuff that you've grown yourself, no matter how old you are. — Peter Cundall

Memory, in my opinion, is a complete noodle. It hangs on the silliest things but forgets the stuff that really matters. — Ellen Potter

I don't mind being an advocate for weed. It's not as bad as tobacco, alcohol or firearms, for that matter. There's no reason it shouldn't be legalized. You can make all kinds of stuff out of hemp. I think the cure for cancer's probably in cannabis-who knows? — Method Man

The stuff that matters in life is no longer stuff. It's other people. It's relationships. It's experience. — Brian Chesky

No matter what your profession – doctor, lawyer, architect, accountant – if you are an American, you better be good at the touchy-feely service stuff, because anything that can be digitized can be outsourced to either the smartest or the cheapest producer. — Thomas Friedman

Sometimes it is the simplest, seemingly most inane, most practical stuff that matters the most to someone. — Patty Duke

They're just opinions, what people say about you. None of that stuff's true. The only thing that matters is what you think of yourself. — Austin Mahone

I used to say... 'Don't sweat the small stuff - not even the big stuff.' At the end of the day, none of it matters but your own joy, your own spiritual journey that you go on, God, your loved ones, your friends, your animals. These are the things you've got to cherish and love and embrace. — Christina Applegate

The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier. — Bill Gates

Meaningful Things Quotes

Go to table of contents

Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems. — Anthony of Padua

Things that matter quote

Everything happens for a reason, but they all lessons. — Lil Boosie

Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life. — Anton Chekhov

Grasping the structure of a subject is understanding it in a way that permits many other things to be related to it meaningfully. To learn structure in short, is to learn how things are related. — Jerome Bruner

The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love. — Glennon Melton

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day. — Dalai Lama

Most things don't work out as expected, but what happens instead often turns out to be the good stuff. — Judi Dench

This is my one and only life and it's a great and terrible and short and endless thing and none of us come out of it alive. — Hilary Swank

There is no such thing as talent. What they call talent is nothing but the capacity for doing continuous work in the right way. — Winslow Homer

The most important thing in life is to have a sense of purpose and meaning. — Jim Simons

Significant Things Quotes

Go to table of contents

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. — Aristotle

The little boy nodded at the peony and the peony seemed to nod back. The little boy was neat, clean and pretty. The peony was unchaste, dishevelled as peonies must be, and at the height of its beauty.(...) Every hour is filled with such moments, big with significance for someone. — Robertson Davies

Awe enables us to see in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Things that matter quote

Life is too short to waste time on things that have no lasting significance. — T. B. Joshua

Don’t ignore the small things — the kite flies because of its tail. — American Proverbs

I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it's the one thing I can think of that probably doesn't. — John Gierach

I'm definitely scared about newspapers. The problem is nobody wants to catch a falling knife, and nobody knows where things will stabilize. The value of newspapers has dropped significantly. I think we still have more pain to be felt. — Jared Kushner

Not many architects have the luxury to reject significant things. — Rem Koolhaas

I’ve learned many things from him [George Soros], but perhaps the most significant is that it’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong. — Stanley Druckenmiller

We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives. — Anita Borg

People Writing About Things That Matter

Go to table of contents

Name Quotes Likes
Read quotes by Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn
quotes on life, beauty and style

186 4994
Read quotes by Lex Fridman

Lex Fridman
quotes on love, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems

68 1
Read quotes by Jessica Walsh

Jessica Walsh

10 112
Read quotes by Lily Rabe

Lily Rabe
quotes on love, beauty and life

24 99
Read quotes by Robert H. Schuller

Robert H. Schuller
quotes on leadership, life and world

175 3480
Read quotes by Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson
quotes on life, technology and brain

13 1

More Things That Matter Quotes

Go to table of contents

I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it. — Tupac Shakur

The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters. — Cus D'Amato

Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighbourhood of despair. Even when all doors remained closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful! It is easy to be thankful when all is well. A Sufi is thankful not only for what he has been given but also for all that he has been denied. — Shams Tabrizi

Women are like lionesses at the gate of the home. Whatever happens in that home and family happens because she cares about it and it matters to her. She guards that gate, and things matter to that family if they matter to her. — Julie B. Beck

Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential. One has only so much time in this world, so devote it to the work and the people most important to you, to those you love and things that matter. One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn't really like, or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else. — Louis L'Amour

Let me first tell you one thing: It doesn't matter what the world says about Israel; it doesn't matter what they say about us anywhere else. The only thing that matters is that we can exist here on the land of our forefathers. And unless we show the Arabs that there is a high price to pay for murdering Jews, we won't survive. — David Ben-Gurion

The last thing is simplicity. After having gone through all the difficulties, having played an endless number of notes, it is simplicity that matters, with all its charm. It is the final seal on Art. Anyone who strives for this to begin with will be disappointed. You cannot begin at the end. — Frederic Chopin

People would see a lot of times fighting as a ugly thing, as a thing that denigrates the human being. In reality, you see fighting on everything... Everything's fighting. Doesn't matter what it is. You wake up in the morning, to get out of bed is a fight, believe it. So, fighting is actually the best thing a man can have in his soul. — Renzo Gracie

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you're free. — Ray Manzarek

It follows from this that time management broadly defined should be everyone’s chief concern. Arguably time management is all life is, yet the modern discipline known as time management - like its hipper cousin, productivity - is a depressingly, narrow minded affair focused on how to crank through as many work tasks as possible, or on devising the perfect morning routine, or in cooking all your dinners for the week in one big batch on Sundays. These things matter to some extent, no doubt, but they’re hardly all that matters. The world is bursting with wonder, and yet it’s the rare productivity guru, who seems to have considered the possibility that the ultimate point of all our frenetic doing, might be to experience more of that wonder. — Oliver Burkeman

What keeps a person passive and compliant is fear of repercussions, but once you let go of your attachment to things that don’t ultimately matter – money, career, physical safety – you can overcome that fear. — Glenn Greenwald

Don’t just think. Don’t just talk. Don’t just dream. None of that matters. The only thing that matters is that you actually do. So: DO. — Jocko Willink

The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice...it is a positive attitude we choose to express. It is not a gift delivered to our door each morning, nor does it come through the window. And it is certain that our circumstances are not the things that make us joyful. If we wait for them to get just right, we will never laugh again. — Charles R. Swindoll

I would never stop watching film. The reason why I say I like the old ones is I like the subject matter better. I thought they had more variety to them, they had more romantic comedies and things that appealed to me more. — Debbie Reynolds

It's not what you're faced with that's the problem, it's what you do with the situation. Your experience is not the important thing; what really matters is what you do with your experience. — Chris Oyakhilome

Be humbler about what you know, more confident about what's possible, and less afraid of things that don't matter. — Tim Urban

No matter how much good things are going on around you, you still have them little negative things that just wanna come out in front. But you bottle them in because you have so many other great things, but they still there. — Kendrick Lamar

The thing is to be happy, no matter what. Just try that. You can. It gets to be easier and easier. It's nothing to do with circumstances. You wouldn't believe how good it is. Accept everything and then tragedy disappears. Or tragedy lightens, anyway, you're just there, going along easy in the world. — Alice Munro

If something can be proven to work, we should try it... Making sure that our young folk get the best education is the only thing that matters to me, and if something can be shown to work in doing that or if something's worth trying to do that, then I'll certainly be in the market for it. — Nicola Sturgeon

Cause you mean the world to me, you are my everything; I swear the only thing that matters, matters to me. — Toni Braxton

I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one's life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important. — David Rockefeller

Grace is what matters. In anything. Especially life, especially growth, tragedy, pain, love, death. About people, that's what matters. That's a quality I admire very greatly. It keeps you from reaching for the gun too quickly; it keeps you from destroying things too foolishly; it sort of keeps you alive and keeps you open for more understanding. — Jeff Buckley

I am tired of trying to hold things together that cannot be held. Trying to control what cannot be controlled. I am tired of denying myself what I want for fear of breaking things I cannot fix. They will break no matter what we do. — Erin Morgenstern

Who can say I have a bad swing? The only thing that matters in golf is the score you put on the board. You don't have to look pretty out there, you have to win. Look at my record and tell me who has a better swing than mine. — Lee Trevino

In Conclusion

Which quotation resonated with you best? Did you enjoy our collection of things that matter quotes? Or may be you have a slogan about things that matter to suggest. Let us know using our contact form.

About the author

This collection is managed by , with an extensive background in quote curation. They have meticulously gathered, researched, and compiled the quotes featured on this page. Every quote has been diligently cross-verified for its origin, its authenticity, and its potential influence on our readership.


Feel free to cite use any of the quotes in this collection of things that matter. For popular citation styles(APA, Chicago, MLA), please use this citation page.

Embed HTML Link

Copy and paste this HTML code in your webpage