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705+ Best Inspirational Quotes About Living The Good Life

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705+ Best Inspirational Quotes About Living The Good Life

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In the tapestry of existence, every moment weaves a unique thread that contributes to the grand design of our lives. Living the good life is an art, a symphony of choices, experiences, and perspectives that harmonize to create a masterpiece of joy, fulfillment, and purpose. As we navigate the complex terrain of our journey, the wisdom encapsulated in history’s best inspirational quotes acts as a guiding light, illuminating the path to a life well-lived. These nuggets of insight, born from the minds of thinkers, dreamers, and visionaries, serve as beacons of inspiration, urging us to embrace the extraordinary in the ordinary, savor the sweetness of each fleeting moment, and dance through the challenges that shape our character. Let the best quotes about living the good life resonate in your soul, for within them lies the power to transform your perception and catalyze the pursuit of the good life.

 

705+ Best Inspirational Quotes About Living The Good Life

Aaron Paul – I live a good life but a pretty simply life. I just store all my money under my mattress. My wife and I travel, and I bought my dream car, the Cobra.
Abraham Lincoln – Rules of living: Don’t worry, eat three square meals a day, say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good, steer clear of biliousness, exercise, go slow and go easy. May be there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these, I reckon, will give you a good life.
Abraham Maslow – What is the good life? What is the good man? The good woman? What is the good society and what is my relation to it? What are my obligations to society? What is best for my children? What is justice? Truth? Virtue? What is my relation to nature, to death, to aging, to pain, to illness? How can I live a zestful, enjoyable, meaningful life? What is my responsibility to my brothers? Who are my brothers? What shall I be loyal to? What must I be ready to die for?
Adam Carolla – If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you’ll have a good life.
Aerin Lauder – I love laugh lines. It means you’ve had a good life.
Agapi Stassinopoulos – You wake in the morning and proclaim yourself to be the bearer of goodness. “I will bring good. I will attract good. I will create good. Good things happen to me, and my life is good.” You start to move into the track of goodness, and that becomes a place of abundance, a place of rest, a place of relaxation, and a place of trust.
Alain de Botton – Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.
Alain de Botton – If optimism is important, it’s because many outcomes are determined by how much of it we bring to the task. It is an important ingredient of success. This flies in the face of the elite view that talent is the primary requirement of a good life, but in many cases the difference between success and failure is determined by nothing more than our sense of what is possible and the energy we can muster to convince others of our due. We might be doomed not by a lack of skill, but by an absence of hope!
Alain de Botton – It is this idea ‘decency’ should be attached to wealth -and ‘indecency” to poverty – that forms the core of one strand of skeptical complaint against the modern status-ideal. Why should failure to make money be taken as a sign of an unconditionally flawed human being rather than of a fiasco in one particular area if the far larger, more multifaceted, project of leading a good life? Why should both wealth and poverty be read as the predominant guides to an individual’s morals?
Alan Sillitoe – Well, it’s a good life and a good world, all said and done, if you don’t weaken.
Alasdair Gray – I take a less gloomy view. A good life means fighting to be human under growing difficulties. A lot of young folk know this and fight very hard, but after a few years life gets easier for them and they think they’ve become completely human when they’ve only stopped trying. I stopped trying, but my life was so full of strenuous routines that I wouldn’t have noticed had it been not for my disease. My whole professional life was a diseased and grandiose attack on my humanity. It is an achievement to know that I am simply a wounded and dying man. Who can be more regal than a dying man?
Alasdair MacIntyre – The good life for man is the life spent in seeking for the good life for man, and the virtues necessary for the seeking are those which will enable us to understand what more and what else the good life for man is.
Albert Einstein – Agreements about what is good or not, are usually not worth much. It is very much like art, is it not an art to lead a good life?
Alec Monopoly – I like to work really hard and then earn the good life. I actually enjoy it. If you’re eating caviar all the time, it doesn’t taste good anymore.
Alejandro Jodorowsky – The imagination wants to construct the new worlds, no? Creativity is a solution. If I ask you, “What is your goal in life? How many years do you have to live before to die? How many years do you have? And what you will do with these years you have?” You have pressure there. “How you will realize a good life? How? Tell me!” Then, you start to open your mind.
Alesha Dixon – It’s important to look at what you do have, not what you don’t. I’m one of those people who wants a good life, so I do my best to snap out of it.
Alfred Whitney Griswold – There are certain things in a man that have to be won, not forced; inspired, not compelled. Among these are many, I should say most, of the things that constitute the good life.
Alice Herz-Sommer – Life is beautiful. You have to be thankful that we are living. Wherever you look is beauty. I know about the bad things, but I look for the good things.
Allison Winn Scotch – No one really can have any idea if it’s luck or happenstance or timing or fate or the universe or just smart choices that grant you a good life, a happy one. All we can do is decide to own our choices no matter what, to honor them and ourselves as best we can. That whatever is within our control (and there is plenty that is not) is ours. Mine. Responsibility. Conviction.
Andrew Clements – We just have to go to that next class, read that next chapter, help that next person. You simply have to do that next good thing, and before you know it, you’re living a good life.
Andrew Young – I like my life. I’ve had a good life. I think the reason is my parents taught me that life is a burden. But if you take it one day at a time, it’s an easy burden.
Angeles Arrien – There comes a time in the spiritual journey when you start making choices from a very different place. And if a choice lines up so that it supports truth, health, happiness, wisdom and love, it’s the right choice.
Angelina Jolie – I think I should learn French and be a better cook – basic, really good life stuff.
Angelina Jolie – Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And like go after it with everything you’ve got no matter how much it takes.
Ann Richards – I have an awfully good life.
Anne Hathaway – Mellow doesn’t always make for a good story, but it makes for a good life.
Anne Sweeney – Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.
Annie Dillard – Take a quick dip, relax with a schnapps and a sandwich, stretch out, have a smoke, take a nap or just rest, and then sit around and chat until three. Then I hunt some more until sundown, bathe again, put on white tie and tails to keep up appearances, eat a huge dinner, smoke a cigar and sleep like a log until the sun comes up again to redden the eastern sky. This is living…. Could it be more perfect?
Annie Dillard – There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. A life of good days lived in the senses is not enough. The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less; time is ample and its passage sweet. Who would call a day spent reading a good day? But a life spent reading — that is a good life.
Anthony B Pinn – Churches typically argue is that God wants God’s people to have a good life, and that a good life involves prosperity. This prosperity is not just emotional well-being, spiritual well-being, or physical well-being – it’s also having good stuff. Having a nice house, a nice car, good clothing, etc. It’s a package deal.
Anthony Hopkins – I don’t mind being a commodity. It’s given me a good life.
Anthony Hopkins – I like the good life too much, I’m not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
Anthony Hopkins – Mortality is the great rescuer, it finally takes you out of everything, and that makes life good. Read Carl Jung. It makes life richer because this is it; none of us know where we go and this is the fun of it.
Anton Chekhov – If one wants to lead a good life, A HUMAN LIFE, one must work.
Antonio Banderas – In Spain we have a saying about the essentials of life: good food, good wine, good sex, good sleep.
Arianna Huffington – I started asking the big questions that I had asked in college, that my compatriots the Greek philosophers had asked, like ‘what is a good life?’ Socrates famously said that ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ I started asking these questions from the starting point of ‘what is success?’
Aristippus – Good cheer is no hindrance to a good life.
Aristotle – Now property is part of a household, and the acquisition of property part of household-management; for neither life itself nor the good life is possible without a certain minimum supply of the necessities.
Aristotle – Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honour than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life.
Aristotle – The good lawgiver should inquire how states and races of men and communities may participate in a good life, and in the happiness which is attainable by them.
Aristotle – What is the highest good in all matters of action? To the name, there is almost complete agreement; for uneducated and educated alike call it happiness, and make happiness identical with the good life and successful living. They disagree, however, about the meaning of happiness.
Aristotle – When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life.
Art Linkletter – Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.
Arthur Compton – Those whose thinking is disciplined by science, like all others, need a basis for the good life, for aspiration, for courage to do great deeds. They need a faith to live by. The hope of the world lies in those who have such faith and who use the methods of science to make their visions become real. Such visions and hope and faith are not a part of science.
Ashley Purdy – Life is good, life is great. Always love and never hate. Break the rules, stand apart. Ignore your head and follow your heart.
Ayn Rand – Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.
Ayn Rand – The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

B. F. Skinner – The one fact that I would cry form every housetop is this: the Good Life is waiting for us – here and now.
Barack Obama – We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
Barbara Kingsolver – A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture.
Barbara Mandrell – I realize we’re not promised tomorrow. Believe me, I realize that. But if God blesses me and lets me stay, I love my life so much, it is such a good life. I am eager to throw myself at His feet, but I don’t want to get on the first busload that is going.
Bear Grylls – You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.
Ben Jonson – A good life is a main argument.
Ben Miller – My success at living a moral life is pretty terrible, but I still aspire to do it! I identify with the Johnny Cash thing that trying to live a good life and be a good person are not necessarily the same thing!
Benjamin Franklin – A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.
Bernard of Clairvaux – Your actions in passing, pass not away, for every good work is a grain of seed for eternal life.
Bertrand Russell – Science is no substitute for virtue; the heart is as necessary for a good life as the head.
Bertrand Russell – The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell – The happy life is to an extraordinary extent the same as the good life.
Bertrand Russell – We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.
Beth Hart – My story is how to have a life while dealing with mental illness, and I’ve had a life. I’ve been blessed. It’s been a different kind of life than what I planned on, but it’s been a good life nonetheless.
Beyonce Knowles – The best thing is looking back and realizing how good life is. If you don’t take the time to think about it and analyze it, you’ll never realize all the dots that are connected.
Big Sean – My mom keeps me going, man. She deserves such a good life. I just wanna give it to her. My dad, too. My family, my friends, they keep me motivated. Just knowing my personal legend, just knowing what I’m supposed to do, that keeps me going.
Bill Lear – The best of life is the exercise of ingenuity-in design, in finance, in flying, in business.
Bill McCartney – But someone once described the contrast between a good life and a godly life as the difference between the top of the ocean and the bottom. On top, sometimes it’s like glass — serene and calm — and other times it’s raging and stormy. But hundreds of fathoms below, it is beautiful and consistent, always calm, always peaceful.
Bill Mollison – Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.
Bill O’Reilly – It is a powerful statement that a good man suffered for me, that a just God was looking out for me, and if I lived a good life, I would be rewarded after death. Those beliefs, sincerely held, can get a human being through many hard times.
Bill Watterson – Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive… To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.
Bob Marley – Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.
Bob Proctor – Self-confidence is a must for a fulfilled life. If you have a divine self-confidence, you know how fortunate you are. Study yourself, you have awareness and infinite power within you. Choose to build an image in your marvelous mind of what you want to do. Happiness, health and prosperity will be your rewards.
Brendon Burchard – Do yourself and your family a favor: Decide right now that you will write a self-help book someday. I’m serious. A self-help book is a great way to capture what you think makes a good person, a good life and a good world. It’s also a “forever document” that you can pass down to future generations. We need more people sharing positive messages and books with the world. Why not be one of those people?
Brendon Burchard – My dad lived a good life. He was a simple guy. His family had been poor, and he joined the Marines to be able to send money home to his mom and dad and brothers and sisters. He genuinely had the intention to live a good life and to respect other people.
Brené Brown – A good life happens when you stop and are grateful for the ordinary moments that so many of us just steamroll over to try to find those extraordinary moments.
Brett Kavanaugh – I’m a good person. I’ve led a good life.
Bruce Jenner – Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We’re going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward.
Bruno Bettelheim – You can’t teach children to be good. The best you can do for your child is to live a good life yourself. What a parent knows and believes, the child will lean on.
Bryant H. McGill – If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve.
Buddy Valastro – The television has opened a lot of doors for me. I am very successful at what I do, and I live a good life. It’s not something that I’m embarrassed of. I think it’s something people should want to aspire to.
Byron Dorgan – There is no social program in this country that is as important as a good job that pays well, that gives someone an opportunity to go to work, have some security, have benefits, and take care of their family and have a good life.

Carl Honore – Sometimes it takes a wake-up call, doesn’t it, to alert us to the fact that we’re hurrying through our lives instead of actually living them; that we’re living the fast life instead of the good life. And I think, for many people, that wake-up call takes the form of an illness.
Carl Icahn – I enjoy the hunt much more than the ‘good life’ after the victory.
Carl Jung – The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire
Carl Rogers – A second characteristic of the process which for me is the good life, is that it involves an increasingly tendency to live fully in each moment. I believe it would be evident that for the person who was fully open to his new experience, completely without defensiveness, each moment would be new.
Carl Rogers – The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
Carl Rogers – This process of the good life is not, I am convinced, a life for the faint-hearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one’s potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life.
Carlos P. Romulo – All in all, it is a good life we are living, in a good world filled with good friends.
Cato the Elder – We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Charlene Costanzo – Through each passage and each season, may you trust the goodness of life.
Charles Simmons – Sensible men show their sense by saying much in few words. If noble actions are the substance of life, good sayings are its ornament and guide.
Charlie Munger – This is a good life lesson: getting the right people into your system is the most important thing you can do.
Chris Hadfield – Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.
Chris Hayes – I don’t think polarization is some kind of grand distraction. It’s real. People have different commitments, believe in different things and principles, different visions of the good life … but there is also a degree to which all the really big, successful reform movements in the country had extremely bizarre ideological coalitions.
Chris Pine – The more you are positive and say: “I want to have a good life.” The more you build that reality for yourself; by creating the life that you want.
Chris Thile – Having small children, you start thinking about how everything in your life revolves around doing the best you can for this little being, trying to make a good life for that person.
Christina Rossetti – Good deeds are many, but good lives are few.
Christopher McCandless – It is the experiences, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive!
Christopher Morley – There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
Cleobulus – Be superior to pleasure.
Cleobulus – We should render a service to a friend to bind him closer to us, and to an enemy in order to make a friend of him.
Clive James – A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all.
Common – We as people have a purpose here to contribute to the Earth, to contribute to people’s goodness and good life.
Confucius – Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.
Connie Britton – I’m in an environment where I have a lot of information about how to stay healthy and live a good life. I love vegan and raw food, I love to exercise. If I weren’t in this business, I think I would be aging differently.
Corliss Lamont – Humanism believes that the individual attains the good life by harmoniously combining personal satisfactions and continuous self-development with significant work and other activities that contribute to the welfare of the community.
Cornel West – The American Dream is individualistic. Martin Luther King’s dream was collective. The American Dream says, “I can engage in upward mobility and live the good life.” King’s dream was fundamentally Christian. His commitment to radical love had everything to do with his commitment to Jesus of Nazareth, and his dream had everything to do with community, with a “we” consciousness that included poor and working people around the world, not just black people.

Dakota Fanning – I think that role model is kind of a weird thing because obviously you are, but I try to make good choices and good decisions for myself for me to have a good life. If that inspires someone else, that is great, but I think you should do good for yourself and your own happiness.
Dalai Lama – The purpose of our life needs to be positive. We weren’t born with the purpose of causing trouble, harming others. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities – warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful – happier.
Dalai Lama – Whether you believe in God or not does not matter so much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life. And a good life does not mean just good food, good clothes, good shelter. These are not sufficient. A good motivation is what is needed: compassion, without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their rights and human dignity.
Dale Jamieson – I think, questions about what it means to respect nature become very important because just as in human society, for example, part of what it is for me to live a good life as a human being in a human society is to have respect for others around me. Now, that respect, to some extent, can be thought of as being grounded in the rights and interest of others but it also has to do with the stance that I take in the world and what it is that provides meaning and significance in my own life and I think there are similar ideas of respect for nature that apply as well.
Dale Jamieson – Well, one measure of a good life, I think, is to be engaged in projects that one thinks are meaningful and worthwhile. So I would put the emphasis of a good life on activity, on the walk rather than the destination, and I think that most of the things that any of us do that are really valuable and really important are projects that we really shouldn’t expect to be completed in our lifetime because if they could completed in our lifetime, they probably wouldn’t be so important that we should devote our lives to them.
Dan Buettner – I have always followed exactly what interests me and never really worried about the money. And when you think about it, to be able to travel the world… on an expense account and do exactly what interests you, it just doesn’t get much better than that.
Dan Buettner – I know exactly what my values are and what I love to do. That’s worth additional years right there. I say no to a lot of stuff that would be easy money but deviates from my meaning of life.
Daniel Boone – All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
Daniel Inouye – It’s a dream where you live a life that’s powerful, one in which you can get married if you want to, raise kids if you want to, get educated to the limit of your capacity, and do what makes you happy, because we all are looking for the good life. We don’t want to go through life with just fighting, fighting, fighting.
Daniel Kahneman – When people evaluate their life, they compare themselves to a standard of what a successful life is, and it turns out that standard tends to be universal: People in Togo and Denmark have the same idea of what a good life is, and a lot of that has to do with money and material prosperity.
Danielle Steel – Life, a good life, a great life is about “Why not?” May we never forget it.
Danny Gokey – In our culture, I feel like everyone just wants the good life, the dream life, but I’m learning to embrace suffering because with suffering there’s so much good that comes out of it.
Dave Brat – The state can be a force for good. The Rule of law is absolutely essential to a good life. God has instituted government and leaders throughout history and throughout the Biblical narrative. However, the state is growing precisely as the church is fading as a force for good, and this does not seem to be a good trend.
Dave Chappelle – I have a very good life, a high quality of life. I have both money and time. No one has that.
David Bach – Life is not easy. But that’s not the only truth that matters in this context. It also happens to be true that it takes just as much effort to have a “bad life,” in which you don’t get what you want, as it does to have a “good life,” where you do. So given the choice, why not go for the good life?
David Cameron – We have put our country on solid ground, but let me tell you: The next five years are much, much more important. The next five years are about turning the good news in our economy into a good life for you and your family.
David E. Cooper – In all great civilizations, garden discourses have belonged to larger discourses about beauty, the good life, the relation of humankind to nature, and so on.
David Elkind – Many older wealthy families have learned to instill a sense of public service in their offspring. But newly affluent middle-class parents have not acquired this skill. We are using our children as symbols of leisure-class standing without building in safeguards against an overweening sense of entitlement–a sense of entitlement that may incline some young people more toward the good life than toward the hard work that, for most of us, makes the good life possible.
David Lammy – A good life depends on the strength of our relationships with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and strangers.
David Lynch – Transcending gives a human being a chance to think before acting. And experiencing this beautiful treasury within gets rid of torment and replaces it with happiness, inner peace, creativity intelligence, love, energy. This fuels a real good life and fuels an appreciation for all human beings. It’s so powerful and it’s a blessing for humanity.
David Sheff – Wherever you be, wherever you may, seek the truth, strive for the beautiful, achieve the good.
Deborah Meaden – People shouldn’t choose their careers on whether it’s cool or not. They should choose their careers on, ‘Are they good at it, do they love it, is it going to give them a good life?’
Denis Waitley – A good life is a collection of happy memories.
Diana Vreeland – There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.
Dorothy Allison – The horror of class stratification, racism, and prejudice is that some people begin to believe that the security of their families and communities depends on the oppression of others, that for some to have good lives there must be others whose lives are truncated and brutal.
Doug Stanhope – The key to a good life: excess in moderation. They’ll tell you moderation is the key to life, but that’s bullshit.
Douglas Coupland – If your life had lyrics, would they be any good?
Douglas Horton – Life is good when we think it’s good. Life is bad when we don’t think.
Dr. Seuss – So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.

Closeup of natural green paddy plants growing in field with inspirational quote saying 'Your time is limited on this earth, so make every moment your best.'

E. B. White – I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
Earl Nightingale – When the days are too short, chances are you are living at your best.
Eckhart Tolle – Be alert as you watch a dog at play or at rest. Let the animal teach you to feel at home in the now, to celebrate life by being completely present. You just watch the tail … with some dogs you just look at them – just a little look is enough – and their tail goes …’Life is good! Life is good!’ And they are not telling themselves a story of why life is good. It’s a direct realization.
Eckhart Tolle – Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Eda LeShan – Excellence in life seems to me to be the way in which each human being makes the most of the adventure of living and becomes most truly and deeply himself, fulfilling his own nature in the context of a good life with other people.
Eddie Vedder – People are just trying to work their jobs, raise their families, discipline their kids, and have a good life… Politics has just become like bad weather. And they deserve clear skies.
Edmund Hillary – Even when you’re 50, you can make the effort to improve your standards.
Edmund Hillary – I am a lucky man. I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.
Edmund Phelps – The good life, as it is popularly conceived, typically involves acquiring mastery in one’s work, thus gaining for oneself better terms – or means to rewards, whether material, like wealth, or nonmaterial – an experience we may call ‘prospering.’
Edmund Phelps – Without being aware, I think I was being indoctrinated into what was called Vitalism, the idea that what makes life worth living, the good life, consists of accepting challenges, solving problems, discovery, personal growth, personal change.
Edward Abbey – It’s a fool’s life, a rogue’s life, and a good life if you keep laughing all the way to the grave.
Edward Abbey – The dog’s life is a good life, for a dog.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin – Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Markham – The crest and crowning of all good, life’s final star, is Brotherhood.
Eileen Caddy – Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Eleanor Antin – Pompeii, especially, with its grand murals and its flourishing gardens haunted by the dark shadow of Vesuvius, has always suggested uncomfortable parallels with our contemporary world, especially here in Southern California, where the sunlit life also turns out to have dark shadows in which failure and death lurk at the edge of consciousness. Now in these times, we have even closer parallels with those ancient, beautiful, affluent people living the good life on the verge of annihilation.
Eleanor Roosevelt – Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Elinor Ostrom – I was born poor and I didn’t know you bought clothes at anything but the Goodwill until I went to college. Some of our mentality about what it means to have a good life is, I think, not going to help us in the next 50 years. We have to think through how to choose a meaningful life where we’re helping one another in ways that really help the Earth.
Elizabeth Gilbert – Women are capable of enduring a tremendous amount of disappointment and still have a good life.
Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey – All of us want to be better. Human nature is always seeking advancement.
Ella Maillart – I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
Elliott Merrick – To work hard and then loaf; to know hardship and then luxury, to learn about society and then color it with a dash of the wilds-is there anything quite so fine?
Emanuel Swedenborg – The life of any one can by no means be changed after death; an evil life can in no wise be converted into a good life, or an infernal into an angelic life: because every spirit, from head to foot, is of the character of his love, and therefore, of his life; and to convert this life into its opposite, would be to destroy the spirit utterly.
Emanuel Swedenborg – The nature of heaven is to provide a place there for all who lead good lives, no matter what their religion may be.
Emily Dickinson – To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emma Forrest – There’s so much guilt there attached to having a perfectly good life.
Epictetus – All human beings seek the happy life, but many confuse the means – for example, wealth and status – with that life itself. This misguided focus on the means to a good life makes people get further from the happy life. The really worthwhile things are the virtuous activities that make up the happy life, not the external means that may seem to produce it.
Epictetus – Living a good life leads to enduring happiness. Goodness in and of itself is the practice AND the reward.
Epictetus – Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Eric Greitens – A good peace, a solid peace, a peace in which communities can flourish, can only be built when we ask ourselves and each other to be more than just good, and better than just strong. And a good life, a meaningful life, a life in which we can enjoy the world and live with purpose, can only be built if we do more than live for ourselves.
Eric Greitens – I’ve learned that courage and compassion are two sides of the same coin, and that every warrior, every humanitarian, every citizen is built to live with both. In fact, to win a war, to create peace, to save a life, or just to live a good life requires of us – of every one of us – that we be both good and strong.
Eric Hernandez – I moved out of my house at 17 and half, I rented an apartment… I pulled all the things off. It was pretty amazing and I lived a pretty good life, I had a car and I was making good money.
Eric Hoffer – Free men are aware of the imperfection inherent in human affairs, and they are willing to fight and die for that which is not perfect. They know that basic human problems can have no final solutions, that our freedom, justice, equality, etc. are far from absolute, and that the good life is compounded of half measures, compromises, lesser evils, and gropings toward the perfect. The rejection of approximations and the insistence on absolutes are the manifestation of a nihilism that loathes freedom, tolerance, and equity.
Erica Jong – Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!
Erin Brockovich – This is our country, our water. We’re entitled to a good life. It’s a human rights issue.
Ernest Hemingway – There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.
Ernie Davis – But when I look back I can’t call myself unlucky… In these years I have had more than most people get in a lifetime.
Esther Hicks – All is well. You did not come here to fix a broken world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life. And if you can learn to relax a little and let it all in, you will begin to see the universe present you with all that you have asked for.
Esther Hicks – The best you can do for anyone is to thrive fully and be willing to explain to anyone who asks how it is that you are thriving, and what it is that you’ve discovered – and then, just relax and trust that all truly is well.
Esther Perel – A peer relationship is one where the partners experience an affectionate, companionate coupledom. They are friends. They are the product of the egalitarian model; they are good life partners, but are often less sexual.
Etgar Keret – I have always thought that Heaven is a place for people who had had a good life, but that is not true. God is merciful and way too good to make it so. The Heaven is just a place for people who could not be really happy while living on Earth. I was once told that people who commit suicide are taken back on Earth to repeat life from the very beginning because if they did not like it once, it did not mean they would not like it the next time. But those who did not fit in on Earth at all, ended up here. Everyone comes to Heaven in their own way.
Ethel Barrymore – A good life is like a good play — it has to have a satisfying and exciting third act.
Etty Hillesum – If one burdens the future with one’s worries, it cannot grow organically. I am filled with confidence, not that I shall succeed in worldly things, but that even when things go badly for me I shall still find life good and worth living.
Eugene Kennedy – The mystery of being human… lies in our embracing together the imperfect state known as the human condition. First and foremost, if we could ever be perfect or do things perfectly, we would eliminate mystery, an essential ingredient in the good life and the spiritual life.
Eustace Haydon – Responsibility for the creation of the good world in which the good life may be realized, which the frustrated ages of the past loaded upon the gods, is now being assumed by man. The ideal of this modern drift is the realization of the full joy in living.

Fabio Lanzoni – People don’t live a good life when they take themselves too seriously, because they’re always concerned about what everybody else thinks.
Fabrizio Moreira – Immigrants use debt intelligently. They understand the difference between active debt: creating a business, or something to make business better, and dead debt: buying that new sports car or the 60 inch television. Those things don’t lead to the good life. They delay getting it.
Fabrizio Moreira – Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they’ve got into being their own boss.
Federico Fellini – You have to live spherically – in many directions. Never lose your childish enthusiasm – and things will come your way.
Felicity Kendal – I think very few people do find a relationship where, every moment of every day, everything they do comes together. That’s why, in a nutshell, everyone loved Barbara in ‘The Good Life.’ She was the perfect partner. It was a formula. She wasn’t glamorous. She wasn’t clever. But she was a good partner. That’s too easy, too perfect.
Frances Moore Lappé – Engagement is the good life. What could be more exciting than getting involved in something that you care about and joining with others and seeing something change? What could be more thrilling?
Frances Moore Lappé – The good life for me always meant connecting with those big, important issues that grown-ups get so excited about.
Frances Moore Lappé – The good life is not about avoiding fear. Just the opposite.
Frances Moore Lappé – The good life may mean doing some things that do not feel comfortable. It may mean sitting long hours just with yourself as you begin to listen to your own questions. That was the reality for me when I was 27, and it was really terrifying.
Francis Chan – Following Jesus is not about diligently keeping a set of rules or conjuring up the moral fortitude to lead good lives. It’s about loving God and enjoying Him.
Frank Langella – I have a good friend who says, “We’re all just dodging bullets.” It seems to me the trick to living a good life is to try to move away from the gun you turn on yourself.
Fyodor Dostoevsky – How good life is when one does something good and just!

Gabourey Sidibe – My goal was just to live a good life that I was happy with. And I wasn’t exactly sure that that meant being the star of a movie.
Gael Greene – Live every moment in the present. Do it. Risk it. Buy it if you love it. Loving well takes practice, delicious practice. If it feels good, it must be good.
Garrison Keillor – Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then.
Gaspar Noe – In France, it’s just.., if you’re the son of someone, you can be sure that you will have a good life. Because you’re the son of this guy or the daughter of that guy you will be introduced to this person who will give you a job even if you’re totally incompetent.
Gautama Buddha – Believe there is good in the world.
Gene Wilder – I’ve had a very good life and a very good career. I have no regrets.
Gennifer Flowers – I’m a married woman. I love my husband; I have a good life.
George Allen – For a good life: Work like a dog. Eat like a horse. Think like a fox. And play like a rabbit.
George Benson – Life isn’t all me. I have a family to support. I can’t rob them of a good life simply because I want to play something.
George Bernard Shaw – A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Clooney – I do happen to have a good life… But I also like to work. I feel like I got the brass ring and I got very lucky in this.
George Clooney – I’ve been my most happy and my most unhappy in relationships. I have family and friends and people I care very much about. I’ve got a really, really, really good life.
George Eliot – Affection is the broadest basis of a good life.
George Eliot – But is it what we love, or how we love, That makes true good?
George Herbert – A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning.
George Linnaeus – Banks For the cause that lacks assistance, the wrong that needs resistance, for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.
George McGovern – I’ve had a good life. I’ve enjoyed myself 90 percent of the time.
Georges Duhamel – We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georgie Anne Geyer – Follow what you love!… Don’t deign to ask what they are looking for out there. Ask what you have inside. Follow not your interests, which change, but what you are and what you love, which will and should not change.
Geraldine Brooks – And at this moment in history, our core value happens to be the raw, aching truth of the human predicament. It may also be the only belief that can save us as a species. A species that will continue to find comfort and delight in the companionship of animals, the miracle of birds, the colours of the corals and the majesty of the forests. We are in it together, on this blue spinning marble in the cold and silent void. And we must act on that belief, if we are going to be able to continue to live a good life here, in this beautiful and fragile country, on this lovely planet, our only home.
Gino D’Acampo – I tell everybody that you haven’t lived a good life if you haven’t made a mistake.
Glover Teixeira – I’m not greedy – I have a pretty good life. I don’t have an expensive lifestyle, so I can make my living teaching classes at my gym.
Gordon B. Hinckley – When I was a missionary in London fifty years ago, my companion and I would shake hands in the morning and say to one another, ‘Life is good’. Life in the service of the Lord is good. It is beautiful. It is rewarding.
Gore Vidal – What is there to say, finally, except that pain is bad and pleasure good, life all, death nothing.
Grace Paley – All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.
Grandma Moses – I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I am satisfied with it.
Greg Graffin – Humans impart meaning and purpose to almost all aspects of life. This sense of meaning and purpose gives us a road map for how to live a good life. This guidance emerges spontaneously from the interactions of human beings living in societies and thinking together about how best to get along. It doesn’t require a god or sacred text.
Greta Gerwig – Books and theater were the way I understood the world and also the way I organized my sense of morality, of how to live a good life.
Guy Martin – Road racing has given me a good life, and I’m not being cocky, but I’ve brought something to racing, too.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. – Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
Hank Green – But the truth of the matter is, to live a good life, as a good person, it doesn’t matter how you got there. It just matters that you do.
Hans Christian Andersen – Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Harold Ramis – Chicago still remains a Mecca of the Midwest – people from both coasts are kind of amazed how good life is in Chicago, and what a good culture we’ve got. You can have a pretty wonderful artistic life and never leave Chicago.
Helen Keller – Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Helen Keller – So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Henny Youngman – My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
Henry David Thoreau – If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau – Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau – There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
Henry Drummond – You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Giroux – Any collective struggle that matters has to embrace education as the center of politics and the source of an embryonic vision of the good life outside of the imperatives of predatory capitalism.
Henry Giroux – Getting ahead cannot be the only motive that motivates people. You have to imagine what a good life is.
Henry Miller – The art of living is based on rhythm – on give & take, ebb & flow, light & dark, life & death. By acceptance of all aspects of life, good & bad, right & wrong, yours & mine, the static, defensive life, which is what most people are cursed with, is converted into a dance, ‘the dance of life,’ metamorphosis.
Henry Rollins – But I have a good life. I enjoy what I do. I am married to work.
Herbert Hainer – Fans today don’t only care about achievement, but about good looks, good public appearance and good lifestyle.
Herbert Spencer – Of all the knowledge, that most worth having is knowledge about health! The first requisite of a good life is to be a healthy person.
Hillary Clinton – I’m the granddaughter of a factory worker from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He went to work in the same lace mill every day for 50 years. He believed he passed it down to my dad, who passed it down to me, that if he did what he was supposed to do, he’d have a good life and his kids would have an even better life. That is the American dream. That is what we believe in, that’s what we’ve got to keep going generation after generation.
Hosea Ballou – Be circumspect in your dealings, and let the seed you plant be the offspring of prudence and care; thus fruit follows the fair blossom, as honor follows a good life.
Howard Jacobson – If you want a good life, don’t succeed at anything too early or too well. And don’t choose a profession that attracts money or attention. The minute people want to see you doing what you do, you’re finished.
Huey Lewis – I got a very good life. I sold plenty of records, I get recognized plenty, I can always have somebody call up and get me a fine table at a restaurant. What do you really need, ultimately?
Hunter S. Thompson – Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives… and to the “good life”, whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.

Ian McKellen You always think that 70 is the end of the road: ‘Somebody died when they were 73; good life’. You’re closer to death, and you better make sure you don’t waste too much of your time doing things you don’t want to do. No point in saying things you don’t believe in.
Ilana Mercer – Demographics need not be destiny. The waning West became what it is not by out-breeding the undeveloped world. We were once great not because of huge numbers, but due to human capital – people of superior ideas and abilities, capable of innovation, exploration, science, philosophy.
Ingrid Bergman – My life has been wonderful. I have done what I felt like. I was given courage and I was given adventure and that has carried me along. And then also a sense of humor and a little bit of common sense. It has been a very rich life.
Iris Apfel – To lead the good life in New York, the two most important things for a woman are a chauffeur and a fur-lined raincoat. If you have those two things, you’re made.
Iris Johansen – We’re trained to believe we should cling to one person only. Yet there are so many people who pass in and out of our lives. Good people, worth people, interesting people. Most of them stay for a little while and then move on. Some of them find a place with us and, if we let them, they enrich us. Don’t close yourself off from the rest of the world, Eve. If you find someone who can make you understand a little more, laugh every now and then, give you a new experience, then never feel guilty. You’ll just have more to give back to those who are closest to you.
Iris Murdoch – The chief requirement of the good life, is to live without any image of oneself.
Isabella Bird – Americans specially love superlatives. The phrases ‘biggest in the world,’ ‘finest in the world,’ are on all lips. Unless President Hayes is a strong man, they will soon come to boast that their government is composed of the ‘biggest scoundrels’ in the world.
Isak Dinesen – Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Israel Folau – I was taught some very good life lessons and morals as a young kid growing up.

J. K. Rowling – As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. I wish you all very good lives.
Jack Hughes – You get drafted by an NHL team, you’re kind of living the good life. So, I mean for me, it’s all awesome.
Jack Welch – You hang around with good people, you play a lot of golf, and you have a pretty good life. That’s what success is all about. It’s getting people you like, who want to take the hill with you, who want to win, who have the passion. This is not rocket science.
Jacob M. Appel – Depression and hopelessness are not the only reasons terminally ill patients wish to end their lives. Many individuals see nothing undignified about choosing to end their lives at the time and manner of their choosing – and many view such a choice as the meaningful culmination of a good life.
Jacque Fresco – You don’t need to get rid of religion; you have to outgrow the need for it. In other words, instead of hoping for the good life, you make the good life.
Jacqueline MacInnes Wood – As I get older, the things that I want are starting to make more sense. Being able to travel makes me happy, and I am a person that lives in the moment. I also want to live a good life. Traveling makes everyday issues seem so much smaller and really changes my perspective on things.
Jacques Yves Cousteau – It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
Jacques Yves Cousteau – When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.
James C. Collins – Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.
James C. Collins – Most people will look back and realize they did not have a great life because it’s just so easy to settle for a good life.
James Cleverly – We just fundamentally forgot that people want to vote for something positive. They want to be shown what the good life for them personally looks like.
James Cromwell – The last part of life is a spiritual concern. You need to find a context to put your life into, that will allow you to go through it with as much grace and balance as possible, even if there is rebellion and adventure and exploration and resistance.
James Ellis – We can all be heroes in our virtues, in our homes, in our lives.
James Howard Kunstler – The quality of life of European cities and towns of almost any size make life in America look not just like a joke, but a sick joke, a horror movie. But I’d rather stay involved and do what I can to make this a better place than move to the south of France and enjoy the good life.
James M. Paramore – Commitment . . . is a binding, but happy, response to duty. It is at once peaceful yet compelling, for it obligates one to action. It is essential to the good life. It is doing what everyone can do.
James Russell Lowell – While tenderness of feeling and susceptibility to generous emotions are accidents of temperament, goodness is an achievement of the will and a quality of the life.
Jan Hus – I entreat masters to live a good life and faithfully to instruct their scholars, especially that they may love God and learn to give themselves to knowledge, in order to promote His honour, the welfare of the state, and their own salvation, but not for the sake of avarice or the praise of man.
Jane Caro – There are as many ways of living a good life as there are people living lives.
Jane Fallon – I just feel that if you’re going to have kids, you need to believe that, emotionally, you can give them a really good life.
Jane Goodall – I understood why those who had lived through war or economic disasters, and who had built for themselves a good life and a high standard of living, were rightly proud to be able to provide for their children those things which they themselves had not had. And why their children, inevitably, took those things for granted. It meant that new values and new expectations had crept into our societies along with new standards of living. Hence the materialistic and often greedy and selfish lifestyle of so many young people in the Western world, especially in the United States.
Jeanne DuPrau – You know, son, I don’t think there’s such a thing as an easy life. There’s always going to be hard work and there will always be misfortunes we can’t control, lurking out at the edges – storms, sickness, wolves. But there is such a thing as a good life and I think that we have one here.
Jean-Paul Sartre – I wanted pure love: foolishness; to love one another is to hate a common enemy: I will thus espouse your hatred. I wanted Good: nonsense; on this earth and in these times, Good and Bad are inseparable: I accept to be evil in order to become good.
Jeff Bezos – If you think about the long term then you can really make good life decisions that you won’t regret later.
Jeff Nichols – I think I could probably make $5 to $10m movies for a very long time and live a perfectly good life doing it. I’d probably get paid as well as a surgeon, which is pretty damn remarkable for a guy who went to film school.
Jeff Sessions – Reagan appealed to the average working American: their patriotism, their love of country, the belief in their schools and their communities and their loyalty to the military and police, and the things that create stability and a good life.
Jennifer Crusie – Values aren’t buses… They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.
Jennifer James – The best revenge is, of course, a good life. Enjoy yourself, be happy, be successful. It’ll drive them crazy-or you can imagine it does. You’ll feel so good you won’t care.
Jennifer Lopez – With hard work, living a good life, you can do anything. You will be rewarded for that.
Jennifer Love Hewitt – I don’t consider stardom to be anything related with me. I hope that the only way this business will ever change me will be (giving me) a good life.
Jeremy Luke – The definition of success to me is not necessarily a price tag, not fame, but having a good life, and being able to say I did the right thing at the end of the day. Of course, the price tag is definitely part of it, but it’s not the whole thing in my book.
Jerry Garcia – What we’re thinking about is a peaceful planet. We’re not thinking about anything else. We’re not thinking about any kind of power. We’re not thinking about any kind of struggles. We’re not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That’s not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life. A simple life, a good life. And think about moving the whole human race ahead a step, or a few steps.
Jessa Crispin – I have a really good life and I really like it.
Jillian Barberie – Good friends and great pets. Key to a good life!!! Who says you have to be paired up with a partner?
Jim Butcher – God isn’t about making good things happen to you, or bad things happen to you. He’s all about you making choices–exercising the gift of free will. God wants you to have good things and a good life, but He won’t gift wrap them for you. You have to choose the actions that lead you to that life.

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Jim Henson – Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good life, enjoy it.
Jim Kelly – I’ve been through so much. I just live each day, and whatever happens, happens. I’ve lived a very good life. My life has definitely changed, but the attitude is still the same.
Jim Norton – I got a GED when I was 21 and it doesn’t mean anything to me now. I’m still a high school dropout and I like the fact that I’ve had a good life without that.
Jim Rohn – A life worth living is a life worth recording.
Jim Rohn – Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.
Jim Rohn – Live a vital life. If you live well, you will earn well. If you live well, it will show in your face; it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.
Jim Rohn – Some people have learned to earn well but they haven’t learned to live well.
Jim Rohn – The good life is not an amount; it’s an attitude, an act, an idea, a discovery, a search.
Jimi Hendrix – I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.
Jimmy Barnes – I never take for granted how great Australia is and how well I have been treated here, so thank you for this chance at making a good life.
Jimmy Buffett – Some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic but I had a good life all the way.
Jo Koy – I always think about when I was a kid, and I didn’t have anything, and now I get to see my son live a good life.
Jo Koy – It’s been really stressful being on the road a lot, especially when you’re a dad. You miss your son a lot. But you gotta make it work because you get to live a good life. I have to sacrifice.
Joan Bauer – I’m working hard to have a good life. You don’t need fancy things to feel good. You can hug a puppy. You can buy a can of paint and surround yourself with color. You can plant a flower and watch it grow. You can decide to trust people, the right people. You can decide to start over and let other people start over, too.
Joan Erikson – A good life is like a weaving. Energy is created in the tension. The struggle, the pull and tug are everything.
Joaquin Phoenix – I’m very thankful for the people that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. I have a good life. It’s been amazing. I’m not complaining.
Joe Gebbia – People assume that the smarter your home, the better your life, but in reality, technology so often gets in the way of leading a good life.
Joe Morton – If you live a good life, that seems to be what really matters. If there is something afterwards, terrific. If not, you haven’t lost anything.
Joe R. Lansdale – I’ve always felt that if you pay your bills and can take care of yourself without too much stress, then it’s a pretty damn good life.
Joe Tinker – I know better than anyone else that my time is near. I’ve had a good life, and you don’t stop and complain at this stage of the game. I’ve made some mistakes, and I’d like to stay around a little longer and overcome them, but there isn’t time.
Joe Vitale – It’s really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher.
Joel Garreau – There are three levels of happiness: the pleasant life, the good life, and the meaningful life.
Joel Osteen – God wants you to have a good life, a life filled with love, joy, peace, and fulfillment. That doesn’t mean it will always be easy, but it does mean that it will always be good.
Joel Osteen – If we don’t forgive ourselves for mistakes we’ve made-and everybody’s made their choices, some worse than others-we’ll never experience the good life God has in store.
Joel Osteen – I’m for everybody. You may not agree with me, but to me it’s not my job to try to straighten everybody out. The Gospel is called the good news. My message is a message of hope, that’s God’s

for you. You can live a good life no matter what’s happened to you. And so I don’t know. I know there is condemnation, but I don’t feel that’s my place.
John Barnes – My mother made me believe in reincarnation, in karma. If I live a good life, I believe I will be reincarnated as a higher being. If I live a bad life, I believe I will be reincarnated as a lower being.
John C. Maxwell – To add value to others, one must first value others.
John Dryden – Affability, mildness, tenderness, and a word which I would fain bring back to its original signification of virtue,–I mean good-nature,–are of daily use; they are the bread of mankind and staff of life.
John Garamendi – … a dream that says if you work hard and play by the rules, you can have a good life and retire with dignity.
John Green – Above us, the wind blew and the branching shadows rearranged themselves on our skin. Gus squeezed my hand. “It is a good life, Hazel Grace.”
John Greenleaf Whittier – We live by faith; but Faith is not the slave Of text and legend. Reason’s voice and God’s, Nature’s and Duty’s, never are at odds. What asks our Father of His children, save Justice and mercy and humility, A reasonable service of good deeds, Pure living, tenderness to human needs, Reverence and trust, and prayer for light to see The Master’s footprints in our daily ways? No knotted scourge nor sacrificial knife, But the calm beauty of an ordered life Whose very breathing is unworded praise! – A life that stands as all true lives have stood Firm-rooted in the faith that God is Good.
John Lee Hooker – I am a happy man. I’ve had a good life.
John Mortimer – The worst fault of the working classes is telling their children they’re not going to succeed, saying: There is life, but it’s not for you.
John Patrick Shanley – Choose Life over the other stuff. Get out of your head. Live. Dress up. Eat. Touch people. Help out. Give up. Love people. Give your best away. There’s more. What’s the problem? Relax. You’re going to die. Throw a party. Eat off my plate. Sing to me. Meet me in the bedroom. Get a massage. Give one. Let your amazement out into the room. Pry open the box you hide your joy in. Be a poem.
John Ratzenberger – Find people who share your values, and you’ll conquer the world together.
John Stamos – I’ve had a fairy tale life. I had a perfect family, a beautiful childhood, an incredible upbringing. I lived a lot of life but a lot of good life.
John Templeton – Counting our blessings can transform melancholy into cheerful mass; laughter and joy are expressions of praise and thanksgiving for life’s glories. When looking at the glass that symbolizes our life, we can view it as half full or half empty. The choice is ours… The more joyful we are, the more attractive we become. When we feel gratitude for our experiences, it becomes easier to see the good that always exists. When we give a smile to someone else, we are likely to receive one in return, and that smile reflects a happy heart that is open and receptive to what the good life has in store.
John Waters – It wasn’t until I started reading and found books they wouldn’t let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.
John Waters – Life is a rotten lottery. I’ve had a pretty amazing life, a good life, and God knows I’m thankful, but I do believe that after 30, stop whining! Everybody’s dealt a hand, and it’s not fair what you get. But you’ve got to deal with it.
John Wesley – Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
Jojo Moyes – I hope that one day when you are less angry with me and less upset you will see not just that I could only have done the thing that I did, but also that this will help you live a really good life, a better life, than if you hadn’t met me.
Jon Fishman – I’ve had a great life growing up and everybody in my band’s had a really good life, none of us have got anything to complain about at all.
Jon Tester – Montanans believe in the right to make a good life for their families. How they define a family should be their business and their business alone. I’m proud to support marriage equality because no one should be able to tell a Montanan or any American who they can love and who they can marry.
Jonathan Ames – I thought that would be a good life, and it might have been.
Jonathan Safran Foer – I don’t think that there are any limits to how excellent we could make life seem.
Jonathan Swift – May you live all the days of your life.
Jose Antonio Vargas – On the surface, I’ve created a good life. I’ve lived the American dream. But I am still an undocumented immigrant.
Jose Gonzalez – Strive for a life well lived. Each one with their own aims, preferences, and meaning. Always, of course, without harming other persons or preventing others from being able to form a good life for themselves.
Joseph Butler – The love of liberty that is not a real principle of dutiful behavior to authority is as hypocritical as the religion that is not productive of a good life.
Joseph Campbell – What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There’s always the possibility of fiasco. But there’s also the possibility of bliss.
Joseph Parker – There are good life skills to be had in the sport.
Joseph Wood Krutch – Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
Josh Billings – Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Joyce Meyer – I can’t do anything about my past, but I can do a lot to cooperate with my destiny. I am re-created in Christ Jesus, born anew, that I might do the good works that he laid out for me and live the good life.
Juan Mata – I am not so old, but when I started out, we had none of this. We did not have the need to show the things we do and the good life we lead. That is dangerous. Social networks can be very positive because it’s a great vehicle to communicate, but perhaps things need to be done in a different way.
Judd Trump – It would be nice to say I won seven world titles, yet I want a good life as well while I play.
Judge Reinhold – I want to do things of significance, things that will inspire people to know how good life can be.
Judith Orloff – Surrendered people enjoy life, relish their personal development, and value their friends. They may have an exceptionally good career and be wealthy, but they are more concerned with meaning and fulfillment. The drive to acquire money and power is a behavior that drains people of their passion and emotional connection to others. They can admit when they’re wrong.
Julian Baggini – For most people their ideal life involves an intimate relationship with another person; one which often has a sexual basis. But there’s no logic about it; why shouldn’t people choose to live together with someone they just like? ‘Of course’ if we were too unquestioning about it, and we said ‘well, that person has got to be someone of the opposite sex, and it’s got to be for life, and divorce is terrible’, then we’re stuck. But if you don’t recognize the importance that kind of bond has for human beings – you can’t really understand what is needed to live a good life.
Julian Baggini – Wellbeing is a notion that entails our values about the good life, and questions of values are not ultimately scientific questions.
June Carter Cash – He’s just like my father that way-my father just adored my mother and let her do whatever she wanted. John’s like that. He’s a very rare man, a very good man, and I’ve had a good life with him. I’m proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny’s fame.
June Jordan – Like running trying to live a good life has to hurt a little bit, or we’re not running hard enough, not really trying.
Justin Lin – We had a pretty good life, growing up in Taiwan, and I think my dad really made a concerted effort to say hey, we’re going to take a chance and go halfway around the world so that my kids can have more opportunities.

Kailash Kher – Money and good life had never been my goal.
Kate Bush – The more I think about sex, the better it gets. Here we have a purpose in life, good for the blood circulation, good for releasing the tension.
Kate Reed – Courage is an angel which makes the difference between a good life and a great life.
Kathleen Turner – I learned years ago, I adore acting and I think it’s the most alive I know how to be – almost – but I really want a good life. I’ve been married for 17 years – I know, they call us the last couple. I have a 13-year-old daughter. I have a lovely home life with good friends who aren’t in the business… and I have no desire to cost my whole life in pursuit of the career alone.
Keith Urban – A song like ‘Once in a Lifetime’ is inspired by my marriage – it’s a good, life-changing happening in my life. I think when you find your once-in-a-lifetime love, that’s what everybody’s looking for.
Keiynan Lonsdale – I’ve become bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared… no one should feel like that about themselves, especially when there is so much good life to live.
Ken Hensley – The past has infinite value if one learns from it.
Kenneth Boa – How we live is determined by what is ultimately fueling us – our deepest desire or end goal. Do we really want to know and follow God, or are we more interested in a comfortable, pleasurable life for ourselves? Jesus asked his disciples early on, “What do you seek?” And he’s still asking that question today. To be motivated to live in the presence of God, we have to believe that “the good life” is really found in him and him alone.
Kenneth Cole – I’ve always believed that if somebody looks good, they invariably are going to feel good. And it’s self-fulfilling, because you’ll just relax, you’ll smile, you’ll think you own the world. But if you also do good, you’ll feel even better. So my goal is to make what we do meaningful in as many people’s lives as we can.
Kenneth Rexroth – You don’t become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
Kenny Loggins – The hardest thing to remember is that what we each really want is the truth of our lives, good or bad. Not rocking the boat is an illusion that can only be maintained by the unspoken agreement not to feel and in the long run it never really works. Let go of saving the boat and save the passengers instead.
Kirsten Dunst – You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you’re excited for the day? That’s one of my main goals in life.
Kjell Magne Bondevik – We have a good life when we manage to live with both satisfied and unsatisfied needs, when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.
Koren Zailckas – Since I’ve quit drinking, I’m not sure I’ve found the good life, but I’ve certainly uncovered a better one.
Kristin Lehman – I want to live a good life and pay my taxes.
Kurt Fuller – Most of my experiences have been positive. I know I live a very good life. I’m severely overpaid, but there are people who are much more overpaid than I am. I’ve been very lucky, and I know that, because I see guys all the time who are struggling and can’t make a dime, and they’re much better actors than me.
Kyle Carpenter – But I think most importantly, we need to realize that not everyone is privileged or born into a good life, stable homes or a home, period.

L. Tom Perry – A good character is something you must make for yourself. It cannot be inherited from parents. It cannot be created by having extraordinary advantages. It isn’t a gift of birth, wealth, talent or station. It is the result of your own endeavor. It is the reward that comes from living good principles and manifesting a virtuous and honorable life.
Lance Armstrong – Suffering, I was beginning to think, was essential to a good life, and as inextricable from such a life as bliss. It’s a great enhancer. It might last a minute, but eventually it subsides, and when it does, something else takes its place, and maybe that thing is a great space. For happiness. Each time I encountered suffering, I believed that I grew, and further defined my capacities – not just my physical ones, but my interior ones as well, for contentment, friendship, or any other human experience.
Larry Winget – Be the kind of person others admire, can count on, trust, and enjoy spending time with. After you have developed that reputation, people will start to ask you what you do and you will be amazed at how many people will want to work with you. You will attract others based on your character.
Laura Ingalls Wilder – The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
Laura Schlessinger – Learning to endure, transform by perspective or action, and be grateful is the fast lane to a good life. That’s right. Having great luck and fortune is not the conduit to a loving and enjoyable life; gratitude is.
Laura Schlessinger – People from the most horrendous of childhoods can have good lives, but it comes down to a very seemingly simple word. ‘Choice.’
Lawton Chiles – We have entered the era of the ‘imperial’ former presidency with lavish libraries, special staffs and benefits, around-the-clock Secret Service protection for life and other badges of privilege.
Leo Tolstoy – If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because …its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling – killing.
Leo Tolstoy – The goal of our life should not be to find joy in marriage, but to bring more love and truth into the world. We marry to assist each other in this task. The most selfish and hateful life of all is that of two beings who unite in order to enjoy life. The highest calling is that of the man who has dedicated his life to serving God and doing good, and who unites with a woman in order to further that purpose.
Leonardo DiCaprio – I’ve always been spontaneous and outgoing… I’ve tried lots of things so I’ve got some good life experiences, which is great ’cause it means I’ve got lots of material to work with as an actor.
LeRoy Neiman – I had a go at changing history – maybe not all by myself – I fought at the battle of Normandy, I slogged through the Ardennes, and I celebrated the liberation of Paris on the streets with beautiful French girls throwing flowers at me. I said good-bye to my first true love and discovered what I really wanted to do with my life.
LeRoy Neiman – ‘Playboy’ made the good life a reality for me and made it the subject matter of my paintings – not affluence and luxury as such, but joie de vivre itself.
Lewis Mumford – While a great many other ideas and measures are of prime importance for the good life of the community, that which concerns its architectural expression is the notion of the community as limited in numbers, and in area… To express these relations clearly, to embody them in buildings and roads and gardens in which each individual structure will be subordinated to the whole – this is the end of community planning.
Lilian Katz – Each of us must come to care about everyone else’s children. We must recognize that the welfare of our children and grandchildren is intimately linked to the welfare of all other people’s children. After all, when one of our children needs lifesaving surgery, someone else’s child will perform it. If one of our children is threatened or harmed by violence, someone else’s child will be responsible for the violent act. The good life for our own children can be secured only if a good life is also secured for all other people’s children.
Lionel Shriver – The good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job.
Lisa Unger – There’s nothing particularly dark in my past… I live in the light. My disposition is basically happy. I have a good life.
Liza Minnelli – I’ve got a good life, and I don’t think anything can rock that anymore.
Louisa May Alcott – Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
Louisa May Alcott – In the books I read the sinners are always more interesting than the saints, and in real life good people are dismally dull. I’ve no desire to be wicked, but I do want to be happy. A short life and a gay one for me and I’m willing to pay for my pleasure if it is necessary.
Louise Hay – Every single thought I have and every sentence I speak is an affirmation. It is either positive or negative. Positive affirmations create positive experiences, and negative affirmations create negative experiences. My new affirmation habit is to only speak of the good I want in my life. Then, only good will come to me. I use my affirmations wisely.
Louise Hay – I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.
Louise Hay – I deserve to live a good life, and I begin now.
Louise Hay – My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good.
Louise Hay – When we think good thoughts and choose the actions that make us feel good, Life provides us with all the evidence we need that we are loved and cared for.
Luke Bryan – I grew up in a family where everybody had a good time and we were at the lake every weekend and going to the beach and living a good life. It’s been the way we always lived, and my wife’s the same way – enjoy every day and have fun.
Luther Burbank – A theory of personal resurrection or reincarnation of the individual is untenable when we but pause to consider the magnitude of the idea. On the contrary, I must believe that rather than the survival of all, we must look for survival only in the spirit of the good we have done in passing through. Once obsolete, an automobile is thrown to the scrap heap. Once here and gone, the human life has likewise served its purpose. If it has been a good life, it has been sufficient. There is no need for another.
Lykke Li – The key to a good life is finding things that you want to master.
Lyle Lovett – I’m a very lucky man. I get to do the thing I want most in life, write songs and sing them for people, and ride bikes. I love my family. I love my home. I get to work with people I’ve admired my whole life. It’s a pretty good life.
Lysa TerKeurst – Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
Lytton Strachey – It is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one.

M. Scott Peck – Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
Macaulay Culkin – I enjoy my life. I think I have a very good life. And I think I’m very satisfied with the direction of my career and just my lifestyle and everything like that. So I wouldn’t change a single thing.
Madonna Ciccone – I want the good life, but I don’t want an easy ride. What I want is to work for it, feel the blood and sweat on my fingertips.
Mae West – You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Maeve Binchy – I’ve had a good life, full of more success and happiness than I ever expected.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – If we are able to meet these two requirements – regularity in meditation and leading a good life in society, day-to-day a good life – then nothing would be unattainable by us.
Mahatma Gandhi – Live like Jesus did, and the world will listen.
Malcolm Gets – I had a good life out there.
Manny Pacquiao – I’m just appreciative of everything that has happened in my life. I’m overwhelmed, sometimes, by this. When I see where I grew up and the places I’ve been, it puts a smile on my face because of all the people there I can help. I give them food; I give them money; I try to provide them with a good lifestyle, and do the best I can because that’s where I came from. Those are my people.
Marc Jacobs – Living in the past or living in the future – those aren’t real. The moment is now, and that’s where safety and comfort and all that good stuff is.
Marcus Aurelius – Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, ‘This is a misfortune’ but ‘To bear this worthily is good fortune.’
Marcus Aurelius – If you do the task before you always adhering to strict reason with zeal and energy and yet with humanity, disregarding all lesser ends and keeping the divinity within you pure and upright, as though you were even now faced with its recall – if you hold steadily to this, staying for nothing and shrinking from nothing, only seeking in each passing action a conformity with nature and in each word and utterance a fearless truthfulness, then the good life shall be yours. And from this course no man has the power to hold you back.
Marcus Aurelius – Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
Marcus Tullius Cicero – Inability to tell good from evil is the greatest worry of man’s life.
Marcus Tullius Cicero – You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.
Mark Twain – A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Mark Twain – Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain – Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain – Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain – Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Wahlberg – I embrace old age. Look, I’m never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I’ve learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.
Martha C. Nussbaum – As human beings, we ought to be vulnerable. We shouldn’t try to say that we can be self-sufficient or do everything that’s necessary for a good life on our own, because we need other people.
Martha Stewart – I must reclaim my good life and I must return to my good works.
Martin Farquhar Tupper – For life, good youth, hath never an ill Which hope cannot scatter, and faith cannot kill; And stubborn realities never shall bind The free-spreading wings of a cheerful mind.
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World!
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Jesus reminds us that the good life combines the toughness of the serpent and the tenderness of the dove. To have serpent-like qualities devoid of dovelike qualities is to be passionless, mean, and selfish. To have dovelike without serpent-like qualities is to be sentimental, anemic and aimless. We must combine strongly marked antitheses.
Martin Seligman – Just as the good life is something beyond the pleasant life, the meaningful life is beyond the good life.
Martin Seligman – The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power, or goodness. A life that does this is pregnant with meaning, and if God comes at the end, such a life is sacred.
Martin Seligman – The good life is using your signature strengths every day to produce authentic happiness and abundant gratification.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Human will-power alone is not enough. Will-power is excellent and we should always be using it; but it is not enough. A desire to live a good life is not enough. Obviously we should all have that desire, but it will not guarantee success.
Marvin J. Ashton – A truly wise person will constantly move forward, striving for self-improvement, knowing that daily repentance is needed for progress. He will realize the good life is simply conforming to a standard of right and justice. The joys of happiness can only be realized by living lofty principles.
Mary Gauthier – I have such a good life. It’s something I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams.
Mary Oliver – Wasn’t it Emerson who said, ‘My life is for itself and not for a spectacle’? I have a happy, full, good life because I hold it private.
Maryanne Wolf – There are, no doubt, as many conceptualizations of the good life as there are lives that aspire to it, but surely one of the most important pathways to its achievement begins with the desire to seek what is good – for the self, for those we love, for ‘our neighbor,’ for our earth.
Matt Bevin – You can’t punch people in the face, punch people in the face, punch people in the face, and ask them to have tea and crumpets with you and think it’s all good. Life doesn’t work that way.
Maurice Maeterlinck – In any event, a truth that disheartens, because it is true, is still of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
Maurice Sendak – I have a good life.

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Max Lucado – You want to make a difference in your world? Live a holy life: Be faithful to your spouse. Be the one at the office who refuses to cheat. Be the neighbor who acts neighborly. Be the employee who does the work and doesn’t complain. Pay your bills. Do your part and enjoy life. Don’t speak one message and live another. People are watching the way we act more than they are listening to what we say.
Maya Angelou – Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou – 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.
Maya Angelou – The woman who truly intends to live a good life is already living phenomenally since intent is part of the achievement.
Meg Ryan – I have a very good life, so I have nothing to complain about. Sometimes, I just have existential angst.
Mehmet Murat Ildan – The best thing about a horrible city is that it makes you to understand the beauty of the pastoral life! The bad crystallizes the value of the good.
Meister Eckhart – I have often said that a person who wishes to begin a good life should be like one who draws a circle. Let him or her get the center in the right place and keep it so and the circumference will be good.
Melina Marchetta – In the games of queens and kings, we leave our dreams at the door and we make do with what we have. Sometimes if we’re fortunate, we still manage to have a good life.
Meryl Streep – I have a very good life – I’m lucky enough not to be deprived.
Michael Josephson – Don’t sacrifice a good life for a good time.
Michael Landon – I’ve had a good life. Enough happiness, enough success.
Michael Nyqvist – Now I have a very good life and I am very proud of my work.
Michael Sandel – First, individual rights cannot be sacrificed for the sake of the general good, and second, the principles of justice that specify these rights cannot be premised on any particular vision of the good life. What justifies the rights is not that they maximize the general welfare or otherwise promote the good, but rather that they comprise a fair framework within which individuals and groups can choose their own values and ends, consistent with a similar liberty for others.
Michael Sandel – I think very often when we think we are aiming at the best for our children, what we are really doing is trying to position them for competitive success in an intensely driven kind of society. I’m not sure that always leads to the good life or to happiness.
Michael Sandel – If the spirit of their intercourse were still the same after their coming together as it had been when they were living apart,’ Aristotle writes, their association can’t really be considered a polis, or political community. ‘A polis is not an association for residence on a common site, or for the sake of preventing mutual injustice and easing exchange.’ While these conditions are necessary to a polis, they are not sufficient. ‘The end and purpose of a polis is the good life, and the institutions of social life are means to that end.’
Michael Sandel – What I really want for my children is that they be loved and that they be happy and that they lead a good life.
Michael Winter – I’ve never in my life categorized a year of my life as good or bad. I just think I’m living a good life, warts and all.
Michelle Payne – Racing is my passion and I’ve been able to have a good life anyway. I’ve been able to travel the world, so I’m not complaining.
Michelle Singletary – My experience may be different than theirs, readers can identify with trying to save for retirement or their own kid’s college fund. In truth, the name of the column, “The Color of Money,” has less to do with my race than the fact that the color of money is green and it’s green we all need to live a good life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – However, a good life consists of more than simply the totality of enjoyable experiences. It must also have a meaningful pattern, a trajectory of growth that results in the development of increasing emotional, cognitive, and social complexity.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Problems are solved only when we devote a great deal of attention to them and in a creative way…to have a good life, it is not enough to remove what is wrong with it. We also need a positive goal, otherwise why keep going? Creativity is one answer to that question – It provides one of the most exciting models for living.
Mika – Perhaps self-esteem is just the sum of self-love and self-confidence. People with high self-esteem know they deserve a good life and that they can get almost everything they focus on!
Mira Sorvino – It’s the relationships between people that are more important than the sort of far away fantasies of what the good life is, the world of supermodels and Bud ads.
Mortimer Adler – Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Mortimer Adler – The only standard we have for judging all of our social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements as just or unjust, as good or bad, as better or worse, derives from our conception of the good life for man on earth, and from our conviction that, given certain external conditions, it is possible for men to make good lives for themselves by their own efforts.
Mother Angelica – I am not like a pebble on the beach – a grain of sand on the seashore or just one of millions of human beings past, present and future. No, I am a unique human being loved by God as if I were an only child – the only fruit of his creative powers.
Mother Antonia – I live what most people call the good life. I was happy, but deep inside I always felt that, with the short amount of time we are given to live and love in this world, we spend too much time loving things instead of people.
Muhammad Ali – Maybe I was great in the ring, but outside of boxing, I’m just a brother like other people. I want to live a good life, serve God, help everybody I can. And one more thing. I’m still gonna find out who stole my bike when I was 12 years old in Louisville and I’m gonna whup him. That was a good bike.

Nachman of Breslov – The man who has led a good life will find many allies.
Nadezhda Mandelstam – The only good life is one in which there is no need for miracles.
Naomi Wolf – Our culture is a capitalist society right? And so in order to always have the idea of the good life, means something you pay money for. Think of being outside of what you have and own, it always has to be receiving a difference.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb – People focus on role models; it is more effective to find antimodels – people you don’t want to resemble when you grow up.
Neal A. Maxwell – How good you and I get at repenting will determine how good life is.
Neal A. Maxwell – The good life is the best preparation for bad times.
Neale Donald Walsch – We think that life is about get the girl, get the guy, get the car, get the job, get the house, get the kids, get the better job, get the better car, get the better house, get the promotion, get the office in the corner, get the kids on their way, get the grandkids, get the retirement watch, get the cruise tickets, get the illness, and get the heck out. That’s it. That’s a good life. But life has nothing to do with any of that. That is not our purpose in living. That is not the Agenda of the Soul.
Neil Peart – You just become adaptable and try to lead a good life in ways that make sense, regardless. Because I know at the end of it, if I’m going to meet Jesus or Allah or Buddha, I’m going to be all right.
Neil Strauss – Almost everyone who reaches a plateau where he or she is happy and comfortable says its because of finding balance between work, relaxation, exercise, socialising and family – plus some alone time to do something contemplative, creative, or educational.
Nellie McKay – I think that if you can approach things in a universal fashion and speak rationally about things, then most people do have similar intrinsic values. They don’t – or at least they feel that they shouldn’t – want other people to suffer. They want a good life for them and their own.
Nicholas Winton – Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.
Nick Hornby – Anyway, who lives a rich and beautiful life that I know? It’s no longer possible, surely, for anyone who works for a living, or lives in a city, or shops in a supermarket, or watches TV, or reads a newspaper, or drives a car, or eats frozen pizzas. A nice life, possibly, with a huge slice of luck and a little spare cash. And maybe even a good life if… Well, let’s not go into all that. But rich and beautiful lives seem to be a discontinued line.
Nick Lachey – I tell her all the time I’d gladly retire and hang out with the kids and clean the house. I want to have a good life and great family, and from a professional standpoint I want to be successful, but it’s not the most important thing at all.
Nicky Oppenheimer – I am one of the affluent rich living the good life. But I like to think that I am doing my bit to resolve the problems of Africa and am certainly committed to Africa in the long run.
Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet – Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
Nicole Holofcener – I think having a good life prompts it… anybody who has a good life and looks around them sees the enormous disparity that exists in the world between those people who do and those that don’t. I can’t say we walk about our guilt a lot, though. If we do, it probably comes out in the form of self-loathing jokes. But it’s a tough thing to wrap your head around… the have’s and have not’s in the world.
Nina Turner – If workers are overworked, or companies hire temps at low wages, this fundamentally comes down to the quality of life for a person. It’s bigger than wages. They should be able to spend time with their families. And if they’re single, they should be able to have fun and not spend every day of their life working 12 to 15 hours a day and never get a chance to take care of their well-being. To me, that’s part of living a good life.
Nina Turner – We tell people to go to college, but when they cross the stage, they cross the stage with a degree in one hand and debt in the other that stifles their ability to be able to live that good life.
Norman Reedus – There’s a happiness about me, a confidence and a happiness now that I didn’t have when I was younger. You feel good inside, you look good outside. I have a few little gray hairs on my chin, and I kind of like them. I feel like I look like somebody who’s having a good life, who’s enjoying it a little better than I did before. You can be really good-looking in your twenties but feel miserable, and people just sort of walk away.
Norman Thomas – The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Nur Muhammad Taraki – We want to create a society in which our workers and farmers can afford to appear in handsome attire and enjoy a good life and health; we want this kind of society.

Odd Nerdrum – The world somehow is always the same. The only thing that can improve is the individual life. One can live a good life. One can give life a meaning. Either by drinking oneself to death or by painting oneself to death or by loving oneself to death.
Oleg Cassini – My goal in life was to pursue the good life.
Oprah Winfrey – Committing to a lifetime of wellness is not a luxury-it’s a necessity. You’ll never have enough time; you have to make the time.
Oprah Winfrey – The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oscar Wilde – Because sometimes you have to do something bad to do something good.
Oscar Wilde – I can resist everything except temptation.

Palmer Luckey – If I grew up in ‘da hood,’ it would make my story so much more interesting – if I had something to escape from. I had a pretty good life. My parents weren’t rich; they weren’t poor. I wasn’t trying to escape from anything. It was always just the pursuit of something cooler.
Paolo Bacigalupi – When we live the 21st-century good life, almost every aspect of it is predicated on not looking at the implications of what we’re up to. Happiness at this point has a lot to do with not looking, so you don’t feel complicit in some vast and awful enterprise.
Paramahansa Yogananda – A good rule in life is to tell yourself simply, ‘What comes of itself, let it come.’
Patricia Barber – I have a good life. I have nothing to complain about, and the music is just too interesting.
Paul Allen – The definition of the good life is doing creative things, whether making music, trying to figure out how to do a particular piece of code, or putting together investments.
Paul Bloom – We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.
Paul Kurtz – The beginning of wisdom is the awareness that there is insufficient evidence that a god or gods have created us and the recognition that we are responsible in part for our own destiny. Human beings can achieve this good life, but it is by the cultivation of the virtues of intelligence and courage, not faith and obedience, that we will most likely be able to do so.
Paul Kurtz – We are not simply intellectual creatures. We wish to make love, to enjoy a gourmet dinner, to jog in the park, to cheer lustily at a ball game, to engage in spirited conversation with our friends, to play bridge or tennis, travel to exotic places, struggle with others to build a better world, and to enjoy the arts. The arts are so vital because they help to make life worth living. Music, poetry, literature, paintings, dance, and the theater are among our richest joys…The fine arts contribute immeasurably to the good life and that is why we cherish them.
Peace Pilgrim – If enough of us find inner peace to affect the institution of television, the little child will see the hero transform the villain and bring him to a good life. He’ll see the hero do something significant to serve fellow human beings. So little children will get the idea that if you want to be a hero you must help people.
Pedro – I had a good life, but I felt I should leave. My life was comfortable off the pitch, but I wanted to keep playing.
Periander – Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity.
Periander – Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves.
Periander – Nothing is impossible to industry (fortitude).
Periander – Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal.
Pericles – What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
Peter Cundall – It is a good life, if you’re doing what you like doing.
Peter O’Toole – Films were never in my budget. Didn’t occur to me till much later. I hoped for a long, good life, which I’ve had and I’m having as an actor. I didn’t expect the rest.
Peter Singer – Can we really believe that we are living a good life, an ethically decent life if we don’t do anything serious to help reduce poverty around the world and help save the lives of children or adults who are likely to die if we don’t increase the amount of aid we are giving.
Peter Singer – Suppose I grant that pigs and dogs are self-aware to some degree, and do have thoughts about things in the future. That would provide some reason for thinking it intrinsically wrong to kill them – not absolutely wrong, but perhaps quite a serious wrong. Still, there are other animals – chickens maybe, or fish – who can feel pain but don’t have any self-awareness or capacity for thinking about the future. For those animals, you haven’t given me any reason why painless killing would be wrong, if other animals take their place and lead an equally good life.
Peter Singer – That’s a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals.
Philip Green – It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
Philip Kitcher – Both Ulysses and Finnegans Wake are inexhaustible. They are celebrations of the ordinary, compelling reactions to philosophical elitism about “the good life”.
Philip Kitcher – There are actually two separate issues here. The first is whether (as ancient philosophers and Nietzsche assume) only the privileged elite can live a worthwhile life. The second is whether it’s possible to fulfill the roles of both serious artist and upstanding citizen. It seems to me that philosophy can dissect both questions, by delineating clearly the anatomy of the good life and the structural conditions of the roles.
Pittacus of Mytilene – Do not say before hand what you are going to do; for if you fail, you will be laughed at.
Pittacus of Mytilene – Forgiveness is better than revenge.
Pittacus of Mytilene – Know thy opportunity.
Pittacus of Mytilene – Measure a person by what they do with power.
Pittacus of Mytilene – Whatever you do, do it well.
Plato – SOCRATES: And it is true; but still I find with surprise that the old argument is unshaken as ever. And I should like to know whether I may say the same of another proposition — that not life, but a good life, is to be chiefly valued? CRITO: Yes, that also remains unshaken. SOCRATES: And a good life is equivalent to a just and honorable one — that holds also? CRITO: Yes, it does.
Polykarp Kusch – To those of you who study history, economics, sociology, literature and language I present the challenge of the utilization of the enormous resources in our grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life for yourselves and your children.
Pope Francis – To be wise use three languages: think well, feel well and do well. And to be wise allow yourselves to be surprised by the love of God. That will guarantee a good life.
Prue Leith – We had two children, who are still adored, they adore me and we’re very close. Rayne was 20 years older than me. He died when he was 80, so he had a really good life.

Rafael dos Anjos – If I don’t fight McGregor, I still have a good life.
Rafael dos Anjos – What made me move up to welterweight was all the effort I was doing, to look at my health and have a good life. I wanted to stop sacrificing so much.
Rajneesh – Respect Life and Life will respect You. Love Life and Love will shower Blessings on You.
Ralph Bunche – Peace is no mere matter of men fighting or not fighting. Peace, to have meaning for many who have known only suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health, and education, as well as freedom and human dignity – a steadily better life. If peace is to be secure, long-suffering and long-starved, forgotten peoples of the world, the underprivileged and the undernourished, must begin to realize without delay the promise of a new day and a new life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson – To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
Ranbir Kapoor – I watch ‘Entourage.’ I aspire the good life that they live and lead. Honestly, I am just trying to be me by trying to do good films, have fun at it and trying to work with good directors, and, of course, I am a bit of a silent party boy, also. I have my share of fun sometime, too.
Raquel Welch – I have a very, very good life. I’m grateful for all of my friends, my family and the life that I have, and the possibilities in my future.
Ravi Kishan – It is saddening to see parents busy making money and their children losing out on a good life.
Ray Charles – You ask me what I’d like to do that I haven’t done and I say ‘Nothin’!’ I haven’t any mountains to climb or oceans to swim. I’ve been an extremely blessed individual. … I’m not clamorin’ for more trinkets. If I were to die tomorrow, I could say I’ve had a good life.
Red Gerard – I don’t have many ‘I wish I could.’ I live a pretty good life. I’m pretty psyched on my life.
Reese Witherspoon – I’m just trying to matter and live a good life and make work that means something to somebody.
Reinhold Niebuhr – There are evidently limits to the achievements of science; and there are irresolvable contradictions both between prosperity and virtue, and between happiness and “the good life,” which had not been anticipated in our philosophy.
Renee Zellweger – I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve accumulated. Of course, there are certain things you wish were not on anyone’s list of life experiences, but it’s a life. It’s a good life. And I like what’s there.
Ric Flair – I’m Ric Flair! The Stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun!
Ric Flair – It’s so hard for me to sit back here in this studio, looking at a guy out here, hollering my name! When last year I spent more money, on spilled liquor, in bars from one side of this world to the other, than you made! You’re talking to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, whoa! wheelin dealin’, limosuine riding, jet flying son of a gun and I’m having a hard time holding these alligators down!
Richard Blanco – Good art and a good life answers questions. Great art and a great life asks questions.
Richard Branson – Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s for a good cause, and contributes to a good life.
Richard Branson – We are going to transform Britain’s rail system from the worst in the world to the best. If you can do a few things like that, when the body gives out, you can say you’ve lived a good life.
Richard Carlson – The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.
Richard G. Scott – Personally, I am enthusiastic about the future. You can be too. You are living in the most exciting period of time in history. Many reasons could be cited for that optimism. Yet your greatest source of hope and assurance is that you have the fulness of the teachings of the Master. They will show you how to live a good life. You can receive ordinances and covenants that when righteously lived assure true happiness and significant attainment.
Richard Jordan – Grace is not against good works! It simply does not bless on the basis of good works.
Ricky Gervais – Do unto others…’ is a good rule of thumb. I live by that. Forgiveness is probably the greatest virtue there is. But that’s exactly what it is – a virtue. Not just a Christian virtue. No one owns being good. I’m good. I just don’t believe I’ll be rewarded for it in heaven. My reward is here and now. It’s knowing that I try to do the right thing. That I lived a good life. And that’s where spirituality really lost its way. When it became a stick to beat people with. ‘Do this or you’ll burn in hell.’ You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.
Ricky Gervais – Everything I do is somehow rooted in humanity. It’s always about people; it’s always about ego. It’s always about desperation. It’s quite existential. You know, ‘Am I leading a good life?’ That might be because I’m an atheist, and I think this is all we’ve got, so you better be nice. And have fun.
Ricky Steamboat – Having a brain type aneurism, a brain bleed, really put things in perspective of what a good life and being a good person is really about.
Roald Dahl – If you are good life is good.
Rob Lowe – I have never felt at any point in my life, good or bad, any ill will ever from the man or woman on the street.
Robert A. Burton – No one seriously doubts Socrates’ maxim: The unexamined life isn’t worth living. Self-assessment and attempts at self-improvement are essential aspects of “the good life.” Yes, we should engage in ruthless self-reflection and harsh scrutiny, but we should simultaneously acknowledge that such introspection will, at best, only result in a partial view of our minds at work. Complete objectivity is not an option.
Robert Biswas-Diener – The good life is best construed as a matrix that includes happiness, occasional sadness, a sense of purpose, playfulness, and psychological flexibility, as well autonomy, mastery, and belonging.
Robert Falcon Scott – Each man in his way is a treasure.
Robert Fulghum – 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 J. Waldinger – The good life is built with good relationships.
Robert Jones Burdette – Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.
Robert Kennedy – When our forebears – yours and mine – came to America, they came because this country promised them something. It promised them an opportunity, nourished by education, not merely to grind for a bare living, but to strive for a good life.
Robert Kiyosaki – There is a good life waiting for you. It’s just waiting for you to grab it.
Robert L. Payton – Philanthropy is an important subject of liberal education because it examines the role of good works in shaping our conceptions of the good society and the good life.
Robert Louis Stevenson – That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
Robert M. Pirsig – We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on “good” rather than on “time”.
Robert M. Sapolsky – We live well enough to have the luxury to get ourselves sick with purely social, psychological stress.
Robert Nozick – Utopia is a framework for utopias, a place where people are at liberty to join together voluntarily to pursue and attempt to realize their own vision of the good life in the ideal community but where no one can impose his own utopian vision upon others.
Rod Dreher – Sex and commerce are fine things, but man cannot live by Viagra and the Dow Jones alone. A life led collecting things and experiences in pursuit of happiness is not necessarily a bad life, but it’s not a good life either.
Roger Daltrey – I’m surrounded by good people. That’s the measure of a good life. All the rest is flotsam.
Rollo May – Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.
Ronald Dworkin – Without dignity our lives are only blinks of duration. But if we manage to lead a good life well, we create something more. We write a subscript to our mortality. We make our lives tiny diamonds in the cosmic sands.
Ronald Reagan – I’m convinced that today the majority of Americans want what those first Americans wanted: A better life for themselves and their children; a minimum of government authority.
Rosamund Pike – I grew up without any security – I obviously had lots of security because I have two parents who had a good marriage and stayed together, and we had a creative household full of ideas, but there was never any financial security. So I knew I could have a good life without that.
Rose Kennedy – Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rudy Boesch – It is a good life. I would do it all over in a minute if I could.
Ruth Duccini – I’m old and happy. I’ve had a good life.

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Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – Don’t let anything stop you. There will be times when you’ll be disappointed, but you can’t stop. Make yourself the best that you can make out of what you are. The very best.
Saint Augustine – What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice.
Saint Augustine – You can live, provided you live; that is, you can live for ever, provided you live a good life.
Saint Timothy – A good life with contentment is itself a great wealth. For we brought nothing with us into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. So if we have enough of what we need, let us be content with that.
Sakyong Mipham – Shambhala does have unique teachings, as do many Buddhist traditions. For example, certain teachings within Shambhala have to do with raising the personal windhorse, or the energy of the individual, so a person has good fortitude to be able to live a good life.
Salim Akil – We all want to make money and have a good life. But if your passion is writing, and you want to write a novel, I don’t think you should sit in your home and wait for someone to give you the opportunity. You write it.
Sam Simon – Thanks to Bart Simpson, I have a pretty good life.
Samuel Johnson – The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
Samuel Scheffler – Some people think that in order to lead a morally decent life one may sometimes have to forego the possibility of having a good life oneself. Even if that is true, it does not render morality incredible, but it does raise a question about morality’s authority: about what one has most reason to do when one is faced with a conflict of this kind.
Sarah Ban Breathnach – Let’s choose today to quench our thirst for the ‘good life’ we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
Sarah Vowell – But I have never had the privilege of unhappiness in Happy Valley. California is about the good life. So a bad life there seems so much worse than a bad life anywhere else. Quality is an obsession there—good food, good wine, good movies, music, weather, cars. Those sound like the right things to shoot for, but the never-ending quality quest is a lot of pressure when you’re uncertain and disorganized and, not least, broker than broke. Some afternoons a person just wants to rent Die Hard, close the curtains, and have Cheerios for lunch.
Sasha Alexander – I don’t know. I think you’re born with that. I’ve always been somebody that enjoys life. I want to be happy in it, and I’ve always been that way. Since I was a kid, I really was somebody that was active. It’s just an inner drive, and a willingness to lead a good life.
Scotty McCreery – This is really just a rental home for me here on earth, my true home is up in Heaven, and my hope lies in that. I’m here to live a good life and get as many people as I can to go to Heaven with me
Sean Lennon – It would be nice if I was remembered at all. I don’t really care about being remembered. I just want to enjoy my life today and do my best while I’m here. I’m not that ambitious, other than to have a good life now.
Sebastian Vettel – There are some things that you can fulfil with money, but at the end of the day these are not the things that make you happy. It is the small things that make life good.
Seiji Kaneko – What is good for the bad, and what is bad for the good.
Seneca the Younger – Not a soul takes thought how well he may live- only how long: yet a good life might be everybody’s, a long one can be nobody’s.
Shakira – Europe is a very different place from my native country of Colombia and my children are growing up in a very urban setting which is nothing like when I was growing up and would be able to play barefoot in the street. But we have a very good life.
Shakira – Live your life to the fullest.
Shakti Gawain – There is a natural rhythm to the active and receptive energies within us. At times our energy is strong and outgoing – it is time to pursue our goals, take risks, get things accomplished. At other times, our energy is quiet and sensitive, and we need to take time to nurture ourselves, relax, and just ‘be’ for a while. As we trust and follow this rhythm, we attract everything we need and create everything we truly desire.
Shane Filan – You only live once, so live a good life!
Shane Smith – I don’t care if I die – look, I’m old – but you want your kids to have good times and a good life. I became sort of aware. I used to get so angry.
Shannon Hale – They weren’t nice words he said. He could’ve lived a good life and died never having made a person feel rubbed down to bones and too sad to hold together.
Shawn Anderson – You have a good life when there are things to smile about today…and to motivate you for tomorrow.
Sherman Alexie – You want the good life? You live where white people live, you go to school where white people go to school, and you shop where white people shop.
Sherwood Anderson – I feel that I am writing out of a full life. I am a rich man, rich in men known, in adventures had. I am rich with living.
Shmuley Boteach – The good life (for your kids) is where you make the ordinary extraordinary, where you make the natural miraculous. It’s where you make the everyday unique.
Sid Caesar – In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
Sigurd F. Olson – And so when we talk about intangible values remember that they cannot be separated from the others. The conservation of waters, forests, soils, and wildlife are all involved with the conservation of the human spirit. The goal we all strive toward is happiness, contentment, the dignity of the individual, and the good life. This goal will elude us forever if we forget the importance of the intangibles.
Simon Van Booy – I suppose the key to a good life is to gently overlook the truth and hope that at any moment we can all be reborn.
Socrates – It is not living that matters, but living rightly. The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates – Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Solon – In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
Solon – Seek to learn constantly while you live; do not wait in the faith that old age by itself will bring wisdom.
Solon – True blessedness consisteth in a good life and a happy death.
Solon – Wealth I desire to have; but wrongfully to get it, I do not wish.
Sonu Sood – If I can’t give back to the society, then this isn’t a good life I am leading.
Soren Kierkegaard – Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.
St. Jerome – It is not being in Jerusalem, but living a good life there that is praiseworthy.
Stacie Orrico – There’s gotta be more to life than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec – Value your words. Each one may be the last.
Stef Wertheimer – I see a lot of tech companies developing technology here and selling it abroad, but I don’t see new factories being built, and that worries me, because it means we are not creating the jobs that will guarantee a good life for Israelis.
Stella McCartney – You feel like everyone hates you if you’ve got a good life, now I feel maybe it’s allowed because I’ve had my share of sadness.
Stephen Colbert – Attack life, it’s going to kill you anyway.
Stephen Hawking – We should seek the greatest value of our action.
Stephen Levine – Our life is composed of events and states of mind. How you appraise our life from our deathbed will be predicated not only on what came to us in life but how we lived with it. It will not be simply illness or health, riches or poverty, good luck or bad, which ultimately define whether we believe we have had a good life or not, but the quality of our relationship to these situations: the attitudes of our states of mind.
Steve Blank – As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to grips that the unexamined life is what works for most people. Most take what they learned in school, get a job, marry, buy a house, have a family, become a great parent, serve their god, community and country, hang with friends, and live a good life. And for them that’s great.
Steve Jurvetson – Flourishing is everyone’s birthright. I’m trying to break this hold that being smiley and cheery has on what people think the good life is.
Steve Wynn – The pent-up demand for the good life in China is extraordinary.
Stevie Ray Vaughan – It is the human things that make life good, the unexpected kindness, the friendly note, the bracing word, the neighbor’s extra loaf of bread she leaves at our back door.
Sudha Murty – I came from a middle-class family. My father was a professor in a medical college, and my mother was a schoolteacher. We led a good life but we did not have much money.
Sun Yat-sen – When only a minority consisting of capitalists can enjoy the good life, while the majority of workers must endure hardship, they will naturally not be able to live together in peace and harmony.
Surya Das – Pray. Meditate. Be aware. Stay awake. Bow. Practise yoga. Feel. Chant and sing. Breathe and smile. Relax. Enjoy. Laugh. Play. Create. Envision. Let Go/Forgive. Accept. Walk. Exercise. Move. Work. Serve. Contribute. Listen/Learn. Enquire. Consider. Reflect. Cultivate oneself. Enhance competencies. Cultivate contentment. Cultivate flexibility. Cultivate friendship and collaboration. Lighten up. Celebrate and appreciate. Dream. Give thanks. Evolve. Love. Share. Give. Receive. Walk softly. Live gently. Expand. Radiate. Dissolve. Simplify. Surrender. Trust. Be born anew
Susan W. Krebs – Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good.
Suzanne Somers – I saw pure love when my son looked at me, and I knew that I had to make a good life for the two of us.
Suze Orman – When you start really respecting yourself, those you love, and your money, the result is that you start having control over your money. What follows from that is control over your life.

T. S. Eliot – Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T. S. Eliot – To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.
Tal Ben-Shahar – Perfectionism and optimalism are not distinct ways of being, an either-or choice, but rather they coexist in each person. And while we can move from perfectionism toward optimalism, we never fully leave perfectionism behind and never fully reach optimalism ahead. The optimalism ideal is not a distant shore to be reached but a distant star that guides us and can never be reached. As Carl Rogers pointed out, ‘The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.’
Tamara Ecclestone – My dogs are spoilt for sure. They are pampered pooches. But I love them so much! I guess all dogs need to be washed, but maybe blueberry facials aren’t essential. It’s quite fun, though. You want to give your children everything; I don’t have children, so I want my dogs to have a good life.
Tara Westover – When I came to Cambridge, I was involved in the ward for a little bit, but I did have a very gradual process of trying to work out what I thought a good life consisted of.
Tariq Ramadan – If you want to have a good life, never forget that you are going to die.
Temple Grandin – I feel very strongly that we need to give beef cattle a really good life.
Temple Grandin – I feel very strongly, we’ve got to give animals a good life. I’ve worked really hard improving slaughter plants and animal handling and transport. And people have said to me, why don’t you work on improving conditions on pig farms? And basically, to be effective on making real change out there on the ground, you can only work on so many things. You know, you get too distributed, you’re not effective.
Temple Grandin – We owe them [animals] a decent life and a decent death, and their lives should be as low-stress as possible. That’s my job. I wish animals could have more than just a low-stress life and a quick, painless death. I wish animals could have a good life, too, with something useful to do. People were animals, too, once, and when we turned into human beings we gave something up. Being close to animals brings some of it back.
Terry Crews – Yeah, you got all those problems, but my god, you’re playing football, you’re doing the best thing in the world. You’re playing football, you’re having fun, you’re getting paid to play a game. Well, with all the bad things about Hollywood all the drug use, all that, it’s still a pretty good life.
Terry Pratchett – “I believe in reincarnation,” [Bjorn] said. I KNOW. “I tried to live a good life. Does that help?” THAT’S NOT UP TO ME. Death coughed. OF COURSE… SINCE YOU BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION… YOU’LL BE BJORN AGAIN.
Thales – Avoid doing what you would blame others for doing.
Thales – What is it that is most beautiful? – The Universe; for it is the work of God. What is most powerful? – Necessity; because it triumphs over all things. What is most difficult? – To know one’s self. What is most easy? – To give advice. What method must we take to lead a good life? – To do nothing we would condemn in others. What is necessary to happiness? – A sound body and a contented mind.
Theodor Herzl – Whoever would change men must change the conditions of their lives.
Theodore Roosevelt – The lives of truest heroism are those in which there are no great deeds to look back upon. It is the little things well done that go to make up a truly successful and good life.
Thomas a Kempis – It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
Thomas a Kempis – Learned arguments do not make a man holy and righteous, whereas a good life makes him dear to God.
Thomas A. Edison – The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
Thomas Aquinas – The Sacrament of the Body of the Lord puts the demons to flight, defends us against the incentives to vice and to concupiscence, cleanses the soul from sin, quiets the anger of God, enlightens the understanding to know God, inflames the will and the affections with the love of God, fills the memory with spiritual sweetness, confirms the entire man in good, frees us from eternal death, multiplies the merits of a good life, leads us to our everlasting home, and re-animates the body to eternal life.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster – To be a good director, you have to have good life experience. I’m getting there.
Thomas Carlyle – No pressure, no diamonds.
Tim Kimmel – Living a good life may keep you out of jail, but it cannot keep you out of hell.
Tim Tebow – When you die there’s going to be a tombstone. It’s going to have your name. It’s gonna have the year you’re born and the day you die. In between there’s going to be a dash. And that dash is going to represent everything you did in your life, good and bad. That’s how you’re remembered. What do you want your dash to represent?
Timothy Keller – Fear, logic, and tradition are not going to make you live a good life when no one is looking.
Timothy Keller – No matter what precautions we take, no matter how well we have put together a good life, no matter how hard we have worked to be healthy, wealthy, comfortable with friends and family, and successful with our career — something will inevitably ruin it.
Timothy Keller – The basic premise of religion– that if you live a good life, things will go well for you– is wrong. Jesus was the most morally upright person who ever lived, yet He had a life filled with the experience of poverty, rejection, injustice, and even torture.
Timothy Keller – The Bible’s purpose is not so much to show you how to live a good life. The Bible’s purpose is to show you how God’s grace breaks into your life against your will and saves you from the sin and brokenness otherwise you would never be able to overcome… religion is ‘if you obey, then you will be accepted’. But the Gospel is, ‘if you are absolutely accepted, and sure you’re accepted, only then will you ever begin to obey’. Those are two utterly different things. Every page of the Bible shows the difference.
Tina Yothers – Be all you can be and live a good life, have fun with it.
Tom Brokaw – You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Hanks – I think it’s better to feel good than to look good.
Tom Sizemore – I’m blessed to be the position I’m in right now. Hell, I’m blessed to be in any position, you know? There are so many guys who had good lives, great lives, and blew it…I think there are some guys who think they don’t deserve to have good lives. They feel they don’t deserve their good fortune, so they throw it away.
Tony Campolo – The Bible makes clear a basic truth that we self-centered humans find difficult to accept, namely, that the natural universe was not created primarily for us. There is no doubt that God wants us to enjoy it and even use its resources to optimize a good life for ourselves. But the ultimate purpose of creation is worship. Nature and all living things were created to glorify God.
Tony Robbins – If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Tony Robbins – My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Tony Robbins – Nothing has to happen for me to feel good! I feel good because I’m alive! Life is a gift, and I revel in it.
Traian Basescu – I ask you to stand by my side in the next five years. We shall live a good life in a Romania of all Romanians.
Trip Lee – I know that everyone has their own ideas about what the good life is, and hip hop has especially strong ideas about it. It’s been the same old thing for years and years: a bunch of females around you, nice cars and money. I wanted people to know what the good life actually is and challenge a lot of the lies that we’re told.
Trip Lee – I think if you were to ask me when I was much younger what my definition of the good life was, I think it would have sounded a lot like what most people would say – a life with all the things you want and everything you think you need to make you happy, and these sorts of things.
Trip Lee That’s the new picture of the good life that I want to paint – living the way that God created us to live. That’s what the good life is.
Trip Lee – There are so many lies out there about what the good life is whether that’s making as much money as you can or just being the best you can be. I just want to challenge those lies and look at what God says the good life is in His Word. He says that the good life is about believing in God and embracing everything that He has for us.

Unknown – Living the good life is a function of living your best life.
Unknown – Living the good life should be everyone’s goal.
Unknown – Most people associate “living the good life” with opulence and wealth. But really, you can be living the good life without spending much money or any money at all. Living the good life is about being relaxed and happy and in the moment.

Victoria Arlen – ‘Good Life’ was my gold-medal song and is what I sing when I need to get focused and keep calm. It also just makes me super happy, and I love jamming out.
Victoria Osteen – You know what, my faith is like this – when I die, I’m going to live with God forever and ever. But I believe He wants us to have a good life here on Earth.
Vincent de Paul – If you say that a good reputation serves to benefit the neighbor more, I admit that. However, since it should be based on a good life, it is, therefore, preserved by the practice of virtue and not by human intrigue.
Vincent Nichols – The only thing that I am ambitious about is to live a good life. Full stop.
Virchand Gandhi – I have heard your orators speak on many questions. One among them the so-called vital question of money which is above all things the most coveted commodity but I, as a Jainist, in the name of my countrymen and of my country, would offer you as the medium of the most perfect exchange between us, henceforth and forever, the indestructible, the unchangeable, the universal currency of good will and peace, and this, my brothers and sisters, is a currency that is not interchangeable with silver and gold, it is a currency of the heart, of the good life, of the highest estate on the earth.
Virginia Gildersleeve – I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society.

Wallace Stegner – It is love and friendship, the sanctity and celebration of our relationships, that not only support a good life, but create one. Through friendships, we spark and inspire one another’s ambitions.
Walter Chrysler – To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
Warren Buffett – The market system rewards me outlandishly for what I do, but that doesn’t mean I’m any more deserving of a good life than a teacher or a doctor or someone who fights in Afghanistan.
Wayne Dyer – Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
Wendell Berry – I’ve had a good life, and was born to and among people I’ve admired and loved.
Wendell Berry – There’s a world of difference . . . between that information to which we now presumably have access by way of computers, libraries, and the rest of it, great stockpiles of data, and the knowledge that people have in their bones by which they do good work and live good lives.
Wilferd Peterson – Friendship, awareness, happiness, all of the arts of the good life, are brilliant beads strung on the golden cord of love.
Will Smith – Something hurts, lean in. You just lean into that point until it loses its power over you. There’s a certain amount of suffering that you have to be willing to sustain if you want to have a good life. And the real trick is to be able to sustain it with your heart open and still be loving.
Willard Van Orman Quine – To be is to be the value of a variable.
William Barclay – There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
William Buckland – To the mind which looks not to general results in the economy of Nature, the earth may seem to present a scene of perpetual warfare, and incessant carnage: but the more enlarged view, while it regards individuals in their conjoint relations to the general benefit of their own species, and that of other species with which they are associated in the great family of Nature, resolves each apparent case of individual evil, into an example of subserviency to universal good.
William Hazlitt – He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
William J. Clinton – If you want to have a good life you have to have some constructive outlet for your feelings.
William James – Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William Melmoth – I cannot but take notice of the wonderful love of God to mankind, who, in order to encourage obedience to His laws, has annexed a present as well as a future reward to a good life; and has so interwoven our duty and our happiness together that, while we are discharging our obligations to the one, we are at the same time making the best provision for the other.
William Osler – The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
William Penn – Nothing but a good life can fit men for a better one hereafter.
William Shakespeare – He is not great who is not greatly good.
William Shatner – The good life is one that’s artistically made.
William Sloane Coffin – Christians have no business thinking that the good life consists mainly in not doing bad things. We have no business thinking that to do evil in this world you have to be a Bengal tiger, when, in fact, it is enough to be a tame tabby—a nice person but not a good one. In short, Pentecost makes it clear that nothing is so fatal to Christianity as indifference.
William Sloane Coffin – The one true freedom in life is to come to terms with death, and as early as possible, for death is an event that embraces all our lives. And the only way to have a good death is to lead a good life. The more we do God’s will, the less unfinished business we leave behind when we die.
Willie Mays – I was very fortunate to play sports. All the anger in me went out. I had to do what I had to do. If you stay angry all the time, then you really don’t have a good life.
Willie Nelson – If you can be content right now, then you’ll always be content, because it’s always right now.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo – You cannot tell whether a person is good or bad by his vicissitudes in life. Good and bad fortune are matters of fate.

Zbigniew Brzezinski – The American people have to think hard about their definition of the meaning of the good life, that hedonistic, materialistic society of high levels of consumption, increasing social inequality is not a society that can be part of the solution of the world’s problems.
Zig Ziglar – A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.
Zig Ziglar – If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.
Zig Ziglar – It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.
Zig Ziglar – Just saying you are better than good won’t make it so. But, when you understand what it takes to live the better than good life, and you apply yourself, your life will truly be better than good.
Zig Ziglar – Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories.
Zig Ziglar – Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.
Zig Ziglar – We are Physical, Mental and Spiritual beings. If you don’t deal with ALL OF LIFE you’re not going to get all that life has to offer.
Ziggy Marley – My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people.
Zygmunt Bauman – Freedom without security portends chaos, perpetual anxiety and fear. Security without freedom means slavery. So, each on its own is awful; only together they make for a good life. But, a big “but”: being both necessary, complementing each other, they are nevertheless virtually incompatible.

 

Conclusion

In the grand tapestry of existence, where each thread represents a choice, and every color a unique experience, living the good life emerges as a masterpiece we craft with intention, resilience, and passion. As we draw the curtains on this collection of the best inspirational quotes about living the good life, let these words be etched into the fabric of your being, reminding you that the canvas of your life is yours to paint. Embrace each sunrise with gratitude, dance in the rain of challenges, and relish the sunset of accomplishment. The good life is not a distant destination but a journey where the magic is found in the small, everyday moments. So, let the best good life quotes echo in your heart, propelling you forward on a path of purpose, joy, and fulfillment. In the symphony of life, may your melody be harmonious, and may the cadence of your existence resonate with the timeless echoes of a life well-lived.

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