175 Worthwhile Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of worthwhile quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about worthwhile things.

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The Most Famous Worthwhile Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Adventure is worthwhile in itself. — Amelia Earhart

Nothing is worth doing pointlessly. — Marcus Aurelius

Anything worth doing is worth 100%. — Konosuke Matsushita

Adventure is worthwhile. — Aesop

Worthiness is a process, and perfection is an eternal trek. We can be worthy to enjoy certain privileges without being perfect. — Marvin J. Ashton

Not worth is an example that does not solve the problem. — Horace

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Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life. — R. D. Laing

Ask not that the journey be easy; ask instead that it be worth it. — John F. Kennedy

Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless. — Friedrich Nietzsche

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement. — Ovid

Short Worthwhile Quotes

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  • Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work. — J. R. D. Tata
  • An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it. — Mark Twain
  • Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. — Amelia Earhart
  • You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. — Charlie Chaplin
  • It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. — Garry Marshall
  • What you do to-day that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time. — Marcus Garvey
  • Play the hand you're dealt. — Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit. — Chris Burkard
  • Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it. — Ovid
  • It were worthwhile to die, if thereby a soul could be born again. — Mary Slessor

Top 10 Worthwhile Quotes

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Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live. — Emile Hirsch

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Patience and persistence are vital qualities in the ultimate successful accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor. — Joseph Pilates

No success or achievement in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the needs or interests of the country and its people and is achieved by fair and honest means. — J. R. D. Tata

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. — Vince Lombardi

Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work. — J. R. D. Tata

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An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it. — Mark Twain

There's nothing on it worthwhile, and we're not going to watch it in this household, and I don't want it in your intellectual diet. — Philo Farnsworth

Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying. — Amelia Earhart

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity. — Lou Holtz

Worthwhile Image Quotes

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Worthwhile quote by Mark Twain

An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it. — Mark Twain

Worthwhile quote by Charlie Chaplin

You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile. — Charlie Chaplin

Worthwhile quote You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody
You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.
Worthwhile quote by Mary Slessor

It were worthwhile to die, if thereby a soul could be born again. — Mary Slessor

Worthwhile quote by Vince Lombardi

There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. — Vince Lombardi

Worthwhile quote Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

I Am Worthwhile Quotes

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Life is certainly only worthwhile as it represents struggle for worthy causes. There is no struggle in perfect security. I am quite certain that the human being could not continue to exist if he or she had perfect security. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am sustained by a sense of the worthwhileness of what I am doing; a trust in the good faith of the process which created and sustains me. That process I call God. — Upton Sinclair

The thing has already taken form in my mind before I start it. The first attempts are absolutely unbearable. I say this because I want you to know that if you see something worthwhile in what I am doing, it is not by accident but because of real direction and purpose. — Vincent Van Gogh

Worthwhile quote It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.
It's always worthwhile to make others aware of their worth.

I am a product of every other black woman before me who has done or said anything worthwhile. Recognizing that I am part of history is what allows me to soar. — Oprah Winfrey

I have times when I doubt what I'm doing. When those moments hit, I think about how grateful I am to be able to do what I do every day. It was harder when I started because I didn't see the response, but now I'm out there playing for people and seeing them happy, which makes it all worthwhile. — Kimbra

I found incredible kindness, dignity and hospitality in both Iraq and Afghanistan - am only alive because of it - the most worthwhile lesson of a twenty month walk to these countries was a deepening appreciation of the kindness of strangers. — Rory Stewart

If I am facing problems and difficulties and I find an answer, I am very eager to share it with someone else. It kind of makes going through the problems or difficulties worthwhile. — Vonette Bright

I think I am worthwhile just because I have optical nerves and can try to put down what they perceive. What a fool! — Sylvia Plath

The thing about being a writer is that you never have to ask, 'Am I doing something that's worthwhile?' Because even if you fail at it, you know that it's worth doing. — Richard Ford

The pictures come to me in my mind, and if to me it is a worthwhile picture I paint it I do over the picture several times in my mind and when I am ready to paint it I have all the details I need. — Horace Pippin

Worthwhile Things Quotes

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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

A child must learn early to believe that she is somebody worthwhile, and that she can do many praiseworthy things. — Benjamin E. Mays

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe. — Robert W. Service

I wouldn't wish any specific thing for any specific person - it's none of my business. But the idea that a four-year degree is the only path to worthwhile knowledge is insane. It's insane. — Mike Rowe

Making a living and having a life are not the same thing. Making a living and making a life that's worthwhile are not the same thing. Living the good life and living a good life are not the same thing. A job title doesn't even come close to answering the question. "What do you do?". — Robert Fulghum

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development. — Brian Tracy

The only thing I have is a burning desire to do something worthwhile with my life. I wake up every morning with love in my heart and fire in my belly. — Chatri Sityodtong

Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary. Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids - all those things are scary. If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile. — Paul Tournier

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. — Vince Lombardi

Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction - the things that constitute real success - is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile. — William Raspberry

Life Is Worthwhile Quotes

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If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for a love relationship is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don't know what will be the end. — Michel Foucault

Life's just one great journey. It's a road we travel as we go from point A to point B. What makes that journey worthwhile is the people we choose to travel with, the people we hold close as we take steps into the darkness and blindly make our way through life. They're the people who matter. — Dr. Seuss

Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. — Denzel Washington

Life is like a movie, if you've sat through more than half of it and it’s sucked every second so far, it probably isn't going to get great right at the end and make it all worthwhile. None should blame you for walking out early. — Doug Stanhope

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There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. — Vince Lombardi

It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

The most radical question which anyone can be asked is not how much their possessions cost, but whether they have found something of value - that is, something that makes living worthwhile. — Alister E. McGrath

Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. — Mark Manson

The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues. — Michael Sam

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. — Aristotle

Make It Worthwhile Quotes

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I love the fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile. — Freddie Mercury

You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being -- not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money -- but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason. — Wayne Dyer

You got to like your work. You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it - because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don't you see? — Colonel Sanders

As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not the things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good. — Laura Ingalls Wilder

Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile. — Sean Connery

I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE. — Terry Pratchett

It only takes a handful of big winners to make a lifetime of investing worthwhile. — Peter Lynch

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. — Earl Nightingale

What will your children remember? We can change the world inside our own houses. Take the gift of this moment and make something beautiful of it. Few worthwhile experiences just happen; memories are made on purpose. — Gloria Gaither

Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can't. — Napoleon Hill

Make Life Worthwhile Quotes

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I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy. — John F. Kennedy

What makes life worthwhile is having a big enough objective, something which catches our imagination and lays hold of our allegiance, and this the Christian has in a way that no other person has. For what higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know God? — J. I. Packer

The way to recover the meaning of life and the worthwhileness of life is to recover the power of experience, to have impulse voices from within, and to be able to hear these impulse voices from within — and make the point: This can be done. — Abraham Maslow

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. — Denis Waitley

I came to understand the value of education, not just to enable me to make a good living, but to enable me to make a worthwhile life. — Ruth Simmons

GNP measures neither our courage, our wisdom neither our compassion. It measures everything except what makes life worthwhile — Robert Kennedy

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile. — Nicholas Sparks

Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile. — Edward Zwick

Learning to earn a living is only half the job. The other half is to make life worthwhile and meaningful. — Sai Baba

Someone like you makes the sun shine brighter. Someone like you makes a sigh half a smile. Someone like you makes my troubles much lighter. Someone like you make life seem worthwhile. — James Wright Foley

You Are Worthwhile Quotes

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Now you are deep in what seems to me a peculiarly selfless service. The spiritual training of children must be that. You work for the years you will not see. You work for the Invisible all the time, but you work for the Eternal. So it is all worthwhile. — Amy Carmichael

Let me tell you how worthwhile you are. You are infinitely valuable to God. First, God created you. Second, Jesus died for you. Third, he puts his Spirit within you. Fourth, he wants you to be with him forever in eternity. That's how valuable you are to God. You are infinitely valuable to God. — Rick Warren

It's easy to grin when your ship comes in and you've got the stock market beat. But the man worthwhile is the man who can smile when his shorts are too tight in the seat. — Ted Knight

Every worthwhile accomplishment has a price tag attached to it. The question is always whether you are willing to pay the price to attain it - in hard work, sacrifice, patience, faith, and endurance. — John C. Maxwell

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. — Chester Carlson

Life is worthwhile if you try. It doesn't mean you can do everything but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. — Jim Rohn

There is no situation that could ever confront you that cannot be solved. Life takes on real meaning when you set values for yourself, regard yourself as worthwhile and elevate your thoughts to things that are of God-good. There is a Higher Power. Turn to it and use it; it is yours for the asking. — Bryan Adams

No matter what response you get from anyone you meet, You are a worthwhile person. — Susan Jeffers

Live an active life among people who are doing worthwhile things, keep eyes and ears and mind and heart open to absorb truth, and then tell of the things you know, as if you know them. The world will listen, for the world loves nothing so much as real life. — Dale Carnegie

The desire to be a free person is very worthwhile. To be free means you are no longer the victim of fear, anger, craving, or suspicion. — Nhat Hanh

Do Something Worthwhile Quotes

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Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. — Pierre Coneille

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men but from doing something worthwhile. — Wilfred Grenfell

Make sure the meetings are worthwhile meetings – that they aren't just for the sake of getting together, but they are actually doing something and that the right people are together. — Kyle Roof

A good lover will do that, see something worthwhile in you that you never knew was there. And when there's something you don't like to see in yourself a good lover won't see it either. — Ana Castillo

There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different. — Alfred P. Sloan

I wanted to know that if I ever got killed, I got killed doing something worthwhile. — Michael J. Massimino

To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one's ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone. — Bruce McLaren

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. — Derek Walcott

I just wake up and say, You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today. — Garth Brooks

I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts, I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films that have something to say. — Tyrone Power

Worth Reading Quotes

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Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that. — Rumi

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning. — Thomas Jefferson

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. — Benjamin Franklin

I look for the good in people. Sometimes I get hurt for it, but it's rare and it's worth it. You may hear me say optimistic things that sound naive. I'm not naive. I've read too much history to be naive. I just think love wins out over the darker parts of human nature in the end. — Lex Fridman

When you go through a hard period, When everything seems to oppose you, ... When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP! Because it is the time and place that the course will divert! — Rumi

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. — Rumi

What are books but tangible dreams? What is reading if it is not dreaming? The best books cause us to dream; the rest are not worth reading. — Rikki Ducornet

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. — G. M. Trevelyan

Only one book is worth reading: the heart. — Ajahn Chah

I don’t want to say no book is ever worth reading, but I actually do believe something pretty close to that. — Sam Bankman-Fried

Worth Your Time Quotes

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Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. — Albert Einstein

Stop being a supporting player in the movie that is your life. Become the movie star. This is a hero's journey you have embarked upon. It's high time you start acting like it. — Rich Roll

If they pay you what you’re worth, then you can get your time back, and if you get your time back, then you can be hyperefficient. — Naval Ravikant

Style, I think, is panache. Who are you? What did you do today? And what are you worth to me? What do you have to offer the world? How did you spend your time today on this planet? How are you spending your time every second? What are you doing now? Are you alive, or are you somnambulant? — Tom Hardy

When you win a race your on top that day, so take it for what its worth, have a good time and party, cause the next day when you get out of bed, the meter goes back to zero again. — Bobby Allison

Talk to people. Go another way. Don't kill yourself. It ain't worth it and I'm a great example. No matter how bad it seems at the time, work your way through it. Who knows how your life is going to turn out? — Ken Griffey, Jr.

Have her try to prove to you why she is worth your time. — Corey Wayne

If you can't believe a little in what you see on the screen, it's not worth wasting your time on cinema. — Serge Daney

This is God's work. It makes blisters and it makes sweat, but it's worth my time and it's worth your time....Working together as God's people in the world-I don't know of anything more rewarding. — Millard Fuller

Life is all business. Spend your energy to get joy, happiness, evolution, and to gain more ability to enjoy. In this field we spend our energy. We never use our time, energy, speech, or ability to do something that doesn't help us grow and improve our life. It's not worth it. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Worthy Quotes

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If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. — Bob Marley

Love that does not know of suffering is not worthy of the name. — Clare of Assisi

You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. — Deepak Chopra

You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. The power of vulnerability.Brene Brown

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. — Wendell Berry

Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way. — Nikki Giovanni

Our liberty will not be secured at the sword's point... We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn. — Jose Rizal

We suffer much agony because we try to get from people what only God can give us, which is a sense of worth and value. Look to God for what you need, not to people. — Joyce Meyer

Many of us are missing something in life because we are after the second best, I put before you what I have found to be the best - one who is worthy of all our devotion - Jesus Christ. He is the Saviour for the young and the old. Lord, here I am — Eric Liddell

‎"Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. — Thomas Merton

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Discipline, as understood by a warrior, is creative, open, and produces freedom. It is the ability to face the unknown, transforming the feeling of knowing into reverent astonishment; of considering things that exceed the scope of our habits, and daring to face the only war that is worthwhile: The battle for awareness. — Carlos Castaneda

For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly. — Carlos Castaneda

Never try to compel others to change; leave them free to change naturally and orderly because they want to; and they will want to when they find that your change was worthwhile. To inspire in others a desire to chance for the better is truly noble; but this you can do only by leaving them alone, and becoming more noble yourself. — Christian D. Larson

Success is not a destination: It is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind. — Zig Ziglar

Situations in life often permit no delay; and when we cannot determine the course which is certainly best, we must follow the one which is probably the best. This frame of mind freed me also from the repentance and remorse commonly felt by those vacillating individuals who are always seeking as worthwhile things which they later judge to be bad. — Rene Descartes

Don't be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don't let others discourage you or tell you that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't. — Gertrude B. Elion

Fiction has a unique role in conveying Truth. In fact, only fiction that is Truth with a capital T is worthwhile. — Jerry B. Jenkins

Hating someone is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. Invest your energy into something more worthwhile. — Perrie Edwards

Nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without the will to start, the enthusiasm to continue and, regardless of temporary obstacles, the persistence to complete — Waite Phillips

Attachment, this argument runs, is the only thing that motivates anyone to accomplish anything worthwhile in the first place. If you weren’t attached to things being a certain way, rather than another way – and to feeling certain emotions, rather than others – why would you ever attempt to thrive professionally, to better your material circumstances, to raise children, or to change the world? — Oliver Burkeman

I am an ambitious person, but I am not ambitious in the sense that I want jobs only for the sake of them... I am here to do things I think are worthwhile. I am always careful that the political positions I take are consistent with good policy. I would not want to be prime minister of Australia at any price. — Malcolm Turnbull

During the winter, you head out into the darkness for a run. When spring comes, and the first crocus pokes up its head...you know it was worthwhile. — Nina Kuscsik

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