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Heartfelt Quotes and Sayings

Our collection of heartfelt quotes on love, life, and relationships will inspire you to be the best person you can be.

Everyone can benefit from uplifting and positive sayings that touch your heart. We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we did collecting them.

Best Heartfelt Quotes

1.) You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.
William W. Purkey

2.) Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.

3.) The most essential thing in life is to establish an unafraid, heartfelt communication with others.
Sogyal Rinpoche

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4.) Magic is believing in yourself; if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

5.) What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

6.) Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam

7.) My heart will always be yours.
Jane Austen

8.) Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9.) What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

10.) Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Heartfelt Inspirational Quotes

11.) Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

12.) A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
Irish Proverb

13.) Rise above the storm, and you will find the sunshine.
Mario Fernánde

14.) It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

15.) I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Vincent van Gogh

16.) Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals
Michelle Obama

17.) Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T Washington, Up From Slavery

18.) If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Napoleon Hill

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Motivational Quotes

19.) To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go, and why you want to get there.
Kofi Annan

20.) The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

21.) Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein

22.) Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman

23.) When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift.
Carol Woodliff

24.) Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

25.) Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

26.) Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
Lord Chesterfield, letter to his son.

Short Motivational Heartfelt Sayings

27.) Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey

28.) You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Dr. Seuss

29.) Never regret anything that made you smile.
Mark Twain

30.) Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

31.) Don’t find fault; find a remedy.
Henry Ford

32.) The sky isn’t the limit — the sky has no limit.
Sarah Barker

33.) Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Hannah More

34.) Things are beautiful if you love them.
Jean Anouilh

35.) A good garden may have some weeds.
English Proverb

36.) Be the designer of your own destiny.
Oscar de la Renta

On Love

37.) The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn

38.) Each day, I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Rosemonde Gerard

39.) I fell in love with way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.
John Green

40.) Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place.
Lucille Ball

41.) The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude.
Aesop, The Ant and the Dove fable

42.) There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Lord Byron

43.) A priceless moment is when the person that you have fallen in love with looks you right in the eyes to tell you that they have fallen in love with you.

On Relationships

44.) There are not enough days in forever to allow me to fully express the depth of my love for you.
Steve Maraboli

45.) To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
Elizabeth Gilbert

46.) It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Friedrich Nietzsche

47.) Write your name, by kindness, love, and mercy, on the hearts of thousands you come into contact with year by year, and you will not be forgotten.
John Harvey, The Golden Chain

48.) When I say, I love you, it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, and how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are.
Joss Whedon

49.) Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.
John Watson, “Ian Maclaren” The Life of the Rev John Watson by William Nicoll

50.) Listening is an act of love.
Dave Isay

51.) A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon Mc Laughlin

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On Children

52.) Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

53.) Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.
Dalai Lama

54.) Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

55.) A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

56.) It’s a whole lot more satisfying to reach for the stars, even if you end up landing only on the moon.
Kermit the Frog

57.) A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw

58.) I want to give my children enough that they can do anything but not so much that they can do nothing.
Warren Buffet

59.) It is the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known.
Thomas Jefferson

60.) Children learn more from what you do than what you teach.
W.E.B. Du Bois

61.) What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Mother Teresa

Heartfelt Sayings On Friendships

62.) There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Thomas Aquinas

63.) The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert H Humphrey

64.) Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
J.M. Barrie

65.) Friends are voluntary, and they reflect the best qualities we nourish in our inner selves.
Stanley E Flink

66.) A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

67.) Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too?
C.S. Lewis

68.) Friends bear witness to who we really are. They have no bond of blood, or marriage vows, no contracts, or documentation. Friends are voluntary, and they reflect the best qualities we nourish in our inner selves.
Stanley E Flink

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Heartfelt Quotes on Life

69.) Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

70.) Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

71.) Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of the earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Charles Dickens

72.) Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.
Edgar Allan Poe

73.) Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, and a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

74.) The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Mother Teresa

75.) If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Alexander Graham Bell

75.) We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

76.) Do not pray for an easy life; pray for strength to endure a difficult tone.
Bruce Lee

77.) Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.
D.H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature

On Happiness

78.) Happiness depends upon ourselves.

79.) If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

80.) Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
Henry Ford

81.) We should remember that just as a positive outlook on life can promote good health, so can everyday acts of kindness.
Hillary Clinton

82.) Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

83.) Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi

84.) Everything about you resonates happiness. No, I won’t settle for less.

85.)Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

Heartfelt Words of Wisdom

86.) The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs

87.) We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

88.) You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Christopher Columbus

89.) The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

90.) The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
William James

91.) We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers

Encouraging Heartfelt Quotes

92.) When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

93.) The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart

94.) Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

95.) Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein.

96.) Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.
Paulo Coelho

Maya Angelou Sayings

97.) Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

98.) Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

99.) My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

100.) If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

101.) Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles and leaps fences. penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

102.) Determine to live with flair and laughter.

103.) As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

104.) Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

105.) I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.

106.) Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

107.) My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

108.) You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.

109.) People will forget what you said will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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Helen Keller Quotations

110.) I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than alone in the light.

111.) The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

112.) Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

113.) Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

114.) What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

115.) Alone we can do so little; together, we can do so much.

116.) When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.

117.) We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in this world.

Gandhi Quotes

118.) Be the change you want to see in the world.

119.) In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

120.) Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

121.) Do not judge others. Be your own judge, and you will be truly happy. If you will try to judge others, you are likely to burn your fingers.

122.) It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your actions. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

123.) There are no goodbyes for us. Whatever you are, you will always be in my heart.

124.) Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world but to change ourselves.

125.) Hate the sin; love the sinner.

I hope you enjoyed these inspirational heartfelt quotes.

Selected by MJ O’Halloran

MJ is a writer who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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