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Value Yourself and Value Life – 50 Quotes to Cheer You Up

Welcome to our beautiful collection of great quotes about life by ancient philosophers, prominent figures in history, and famous contemporary people!

Whether you are seeking value in life or looking for the secrets of good life then you will certainly find something of interest here…

The world has seen many great empires through the ages, each creating its own version of contentment and understanding of a good life.

It is remarkable that the more ancient the quotes are, the more punchy they seem to be.

The quotes are sorted in chronological order.

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Not life,
but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.


(c.469 BC – c.399 BC, Greek ethicist and philosopher)

Value Life Quote: Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know thyself.

(c.427 BC – c.347 BC, Greek philosopher)

Wealth consists
not in having
great possessions,
but in having
few wants.


(c.341 BC – c.270 BC, Greek philosopher)

You will be
as much value to others
as you have been
to yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(c.106 BC – c.43 BC, Roman philosopher,
statesman, and political theorist)

Where there is no vision,
the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

You know the value
of every merchandise,
but you do not know
your own value
– that is stupidity…


(1207 – 1273, Persian poet,
jurist, and theologian)

The value of life
is not in
the length of days,
but in
the use we make of them;
a man may live long
yet very little.

Michel de Montaigne

(1533 – 1592, French writer and philosopher)

Men often
are valued high,
when they are
most wretched.

John Webster

(1580 – 1632, English writer and playwright)

like gold and diamonds,
owes its value
only to its scarcity.

Samuel Johnson

(1709 – 1784, English writer)

The longer we live
the more we think
and the higher the value
we put on friendship
and tenderness
towards parents and friends.

Samuel Johnson

(1709 – 1784, English writer)

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