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70 Reality Quotes That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Feeling like you have lost touch with reality? Check out these amazing reality quotes that will put your life into perspective.

Williamena Kwapo



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Sometimes we find ourselves in moments where we lose perspective on life.

We get anxious about our future, don’t live in our present, dwell too long on our past, and all the while, we lose touch with reality.

If you are in this position, you’ve come to the right place. There are many reality quotes that can help.

Check out these 70 reality quotes that will put your life into perspective!

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1. “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” – Joseph Campbell

2.  “There are no happy endings, endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle, and a very happy start.” Shel Silverstein

3. “Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” Elif Shafak

4. “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” – Michelle Obama, Becoming

5. “The Only Constant in Life Is Change.” –Heraclitus

6. “You’ll notice that I haven’t talked about love. Or about happiness. I’ve talked about becoming – or remaining – the person who can be happy, a lot of the time, without thinking that being happy is what it’s all about. It’s not. It’s about becoming the largest, the most inclusive, most responsive person you can be.” – Susan Sontag

7. “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” Muhammad Ali

8. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams

9. “You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” – Douglas Adams

10. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou

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11. “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” — Charles Chaplin

12. ​​“Excellence is not being the best; it is doing your best.”

13. “Life is a journey, not a destination.”

14. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

15. “Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.”

16. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

17. “It’s not the length of life, but the depth of life.”

18. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

19. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

20. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

21. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

22. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

23. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu

24. “Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” – Irving Berlin

25. “And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

26. “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” – Oscar Wilde

27. ​​“Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith

28. “Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.” – George Carlin

29. “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright

30. “The best things in life aren’t things.” – Art Buchwald

31. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

32. “Life is about perspective and how you look at something… ultimately, you have to zoom out.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd

33. “The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.” – Doug Baldwin

34. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart

35. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu

36. “Remember: despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they’ve met themselves.” – Matt Kahn

37. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” – Mandy Hale

38. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

39. “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

40. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” – Shannon L. Alder

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41. “The greatest tragedy for any human being is going through their entire lives believing the only perspective that matters is their own.” – Doug Baldwin

42. “The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.” – Bruce H. Lipton

43. “There is a divine order, a divine flow to our lives. We don’t need to have all the answers. But our job is to keep on dreaming and trusting enough to put one foot in front of the other.” – Elaine Welterworth 

44. “Discovering what you don’t want is just as important as finding out what you do.” – Elaine Welterworth

45. “Falling down is inevitable. It’s the getting back up that’s on you.” – Elaine Welterworth

46. “Be true to your convictions and do not settle. You may take detours and encounter some roadblocks along the way but never give up on the pursuit of excellence – however you may define that for yourself.” – Elaine Welteroth

47. “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.” – Michelle Obama, Becoming

48. “At fifty-four, I am still in progress, and I hope that I always will be.” – Michelle Obama, Becoming

49. “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – Barack Obama

50. “The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.” – Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions

51. “Happiness is an uphill battle. Wear the good shoes.” – Kurt Vonnegut

52. “Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

53. “For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. “We have two choices at all times: Do we see our situation as a combination of flaws to fix, or as a never-ending invitation to celebrate beauty?”- Jackie Viramontez

55. “Perspectives are like batteries. You can see the positive or the negative, and they’ll keep you charged up, if you replace them often enough.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

56. “Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.” – Hippocrates

57. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Fail again, fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

58. “If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

59. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson

60. “Continuity gives us roots, but change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” – Pauline R. Kezer

61. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

62. “If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.” – Geena Davis

63. “The moment anyone tries to demean or degrade you in any way, you have to know how great you are. Nobody would bother to beat you down if you were not a threat.” – Cicely Tyson

64. “Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

65. “If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller

66. “What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them.” – Gary Zukav

67. “What if this life is the paradise we were promised, and we’re just squandering it?” –  Naval Ravikant

68. “Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create meaning.” – Osho

69. “You can seek the comfortable or the meaningful. Choose wisely.” – Maxime Lagacé

70. “Where your fear is, there is your task.” – Carl Jung

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Final Thoughts

The hope is that some of these reality quotes will resonate with you and help you get back on track with your life. Remember, we all have moments where we need refreshers.

Take from these what you need and continue on the journey to the person you desire to be.




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