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45 Quotes about Cherishing Life to Uplift Our Spirits

Dayna Remus
Sep 29, 2022
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As you read this, the minutes go by, ticking away at your life one second at a time. However, instead of letting this make you anxious, use it as a tool to empower yourself ― Learn to cherish and live your life to the fullest. The 45 quotes below will inspire you to do just this.

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As children, we were in constant awe, seeing and experiencing life for the first time. Sadly, the older we grew, our amazement with life dwindled as we became used to everyday life. We now go through the everyday motions, unaware that time is passing us by. Next thing you know, we could be 80 years old and wondering where it all went.

Rather than let this happen, we should learn how to cherish life again by realizing how precious it is, celebrating it, practicing appreciation, understanding the importance of time, and living our lives to the fullest. The 45 quotes below will inspire you to do all this.

Steven Pinker’s quote: "I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift." | Image: AmoDays

Steven Pinker’s quote: "I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes about How Precious Life Is

"Life is precious, do not waste it doing anything that your heart does not respect or agree with." ― Leon Brown

"Life is so precious! Live with love, joy, happiness, and abundance." ― Debasish Mridha

"Life is precious, and relationships are precious." — Len Goodman

"I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift." — Steven Pinker

"Enjoy life while you can. It can be taken in a heartbeat." ― Jasmin Morin

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 Len Goodman’s quote: "Life is precious, and relationships are precious." | Image: AmoDays

Len Goodman’s quote: "Life is precious, and relationships are precious." | Image: AmoDays

"It's amazing to see the beauty of the world. It's so beautiful and so brutal. It's a reminder that every second of life is precious." ― Sally Green

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Quotes about Celebrating Life

"When you realize how short life is, you ought to celebrate life even more." — Caroline Dhavernas

"I celebrate my life, whether it's being a single mother, wearing diamonds, or holidaying in exotic places." — Sushmita Sen

"The real friends are the ones who celebrate with you." — Ella Purnell

Oprah Winfrey’s quote: "The more you praise and celebrate your life; the more there is in life to celebrate." | Image: AmoDays

Oprah Winfrey’s quote: "The more you praise and celebrate your life; the more there is in life to celebrate." | Image: AmoDays

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"Celebrate yourself... and stay positive!" — Khoudia Diop

"I decided if you're lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about." — Mary Steenburgen

"The more you praise and celebrate your life; the more there is in life to celebrate." — Oprah Winfrey

Quotes about Appreciating Life

"What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude." — Brené Brown

Maya Angelou’s quote: "This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before." | Image: AmoDays

Maya Angelou’s quote: "This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before." | Image: AmoDays

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"Rest and be thankful." — William Wordsworth

"When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in." — Kristin Armstrong

"Cherish the fabulous, the fantastic, the beautiful, the graceful, the moments of abandon, laughter, quirkiness. Cherish the tiny, incredible details, the gigantic & varied display, and the infinite depths of life." ― Jay Woodman

"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." — Aesop

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." — Thornton Wilder

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Thomas Merton’s quote: "Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things." | Image: AmoDays

Thomas Merton’s quote: "Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things." | Image: AmoDays

"Gratitude bestows reverence...changing forever how we experience life and the world." — John Milton

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"This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before." — Maya Angelou

"Wear gratitude like a cloak, and it will feed every corner of your life." — Rumi

"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." — Margaret Cousins

"No duty is more urgent than giving thanks." — James Allen

James Allen's quote: "No duty is more urgent than giving thanks." | Image: AmoDays

James Allen's quote: "No duty is more urgent than giving thanks." | Image: AmoDays

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"Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things." — Thomas Merton

Quotes about Living Life to the Fullest

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for [a] newer and richer experience." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Work harder to become [a] better person. There is no guarantee [of] how long we are going to be here. Enjoy life.” ― Independentzen

"Cherish what you have now and tame your sensual desires. Tomorrow belongs to those who cherish today." ― Master Jun Hong Lu

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"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves." ― Maria Edgeworth

Jess C Scott’s quote: "Time is precious. Don't waste it living someone else's life." | Image: AmoDays

Jess C Scott’s quote: "Time is precious. Don't waste it living someone else's life." | Image: AmoDays

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time." — Mark Twain

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"If you could possibly understand how precious and powerful your experience of this one lifetime as yourself is, you wouldn't be trying to go anywhere else. If you could know the perfection of time and space, you would slow each moment down to drain every possible nuance of juice and flavor from it. When you leave this place, your body and mind and the earth which holds you, you will look back and only wish you had known the immense richness that you hurried through trying to find other better states of being. But this is the best bite. Heaven is here. Nirvana is now; as soon as you know that for sure, your life will never be the same again. In fact, in every way, it seeks to get your attention. Begs you to awaken to the magic right before your eyes." ― Jacob Nordby

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"Like water, life is precious, but most people, through their lack of empathy, prefer to waste it." ― Michael Bassey Johnson

"We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives." — Maya Angelou

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one." — Wayne Dyer

"Life and death, union and separation, follow hard upon one another. Nothing is steadfast but the will; nothing endures but one's achieve­ments. These alone count in life." — Yoshida Shoin

Caroline Dhavernas’ quote: "When you realize how short life is, you ought to celebrate life even more." | Image: AmoDays

Caroline Dhavernas’ quote: "When you realize how short life is, you ought to celebrate life even more." | Image: AmoDays

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"Time is precious. Don't waste it living someone else's life." — Jess C Scott

"Life is precious, and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own." — Harmon Killebrew

Quotes on the Value of Time

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." -— Charles Buxton

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." -— William Penn

Buddha’s quote: "The trouble is, you think you have time." | Image: AmoDays

Buddha’s quote: "The trouble is, you think you have time." | Image: AmoDays

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"Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!" — Tony Robbins

"Time is like the wind; it lifts the light and leaves the heavy." — Domenico Cieri Estrada

"Time is valuable, and when it is gone, it is gone. Time is wealth, and unlike money, when it is gone, you cannot replace it." — Napoleon Hill

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." — Chinese proverb

"You may delay, but time will not." — Benjamin Franklin

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  Art Buchwald’s quote: "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." | Image: AmoDays

Art Buchwald’s quote: "Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." | Image: AmoDays

"The way we spend our time defines who we are." — Jonathan Estrin

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"The trouble is, you think you have time." — Buddha

"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got." — Art Buchwald

Jonathan Estrin’s quote: "The way we spend our time defines who we are."  | Image: AmoDays

Jonathan Estrin’s quote: "The way we spend our time defines who we are." | Image: AmoDays

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While we feel the need to live life to the fullest, it can be challenging to incorporate this into our busy adult lives, which are full of mundane, unconscious tasks.

The process does not have to be drastic. It can begin with something as simple as having coffee with a close friend you haven't seen in a while. It can be picking up that guitar you haven't touched in years or simply taking a moment to appreciate the sunrise on your way to work in the morning.

Using mornings to one's advantage is a perfect way to begin living a full life. Discover how to do so by reading these 73 quotes on starting your days on a positive note.

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