Life lesson quotes from famous people have so much to teach! Do you learn from your experiences? Use failure to grow and improve? Take challenges in the form of calculated risks. These are so valuable! Read my blog post for more.

Quotes about life teaching you lessons are precious!  You learn from them in many ways.  See what has worked for your role models, depending on their experiences.

In my solopreneur journey, I often faced times of uncertainty.  Having the right mindset was essential.  Reading some powerful, motivating, and inspiring words always makes a positive difference.

In this post, I’ll share 10 quotes from famous people that I found on  I’ll also direct you to some of my content.

10 inspiring quotes on life lessons:

“I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” – Drew Barrymore

“When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, ‘Hey, I’ve got a new lease on this thing. So let’s go.’” – Robert Redford

“I’m so grateful for all the experiences I’ve had; the life lessons I’ve learned along the way are just completely invaluable.” – Gretchen Bleiler

“I don’t want to just tell my story – I want to share the experiences, life lessons, and values that have shaped who I am and my ideas for the future.” – Valerie Jarrett

“I mean, it’s the life lessons that I suppose you learn that nobody gets a free ride and that you do the best you can with the means that you can and try to open yourself to as much knowledge and all that that you can.” – Joe Mantegna

“One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water’s edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.” – Luanne Rice

“Of all the things people have taught me regarding life lessons or anything that would benefit me, I don’t think anything helped me learn more about life than football. You go through so many different things: adversity, how to handle adversity, how to handle success, how to lead, how to be a teammate, how to communicate.” – Josh McDaniels

“I’m giving life lessons and tips on how to take care of your emotional heart, because heart disease is the number-one killer in America.” – Leeza Gibbons

“The focus on just thinking about standardized test scores as being synonymous with achievement for teenagers is ridiculous, right? There are so many things that kids care about, where they excel, where they try hard, where they learn important life lessons, that are not picked up by test scores.” – Angela Duckworth

When you give your children certain life lessons, and they come and ask you for additional advice, you say to yourself, ‘I’ve done my job,’ and you’ll continue to do your job.” – Joe Morton

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These quotes are helpful reflections, and I believe that everyone could relate to some of them, if not all.  Learning and growing through life experiences has done much in shaping the decisions that I take. I keep myself motivated and work towards my life purpose.  This is an ongoing process!

You may wish to read some of my related blog posts:

1) 14 life lessons for true happiness

2) 26 life tips that will bless you!

3) 13 relaxation techniques to make you serene

4) How to leverage your morning routine for success

5) 11 ways setting boundaries will bless you!

The above are some links to my older blog posts, a combination of my major blog categories, namely, life tips, self-improvement, and self-care.

With desired and undesired realities, enrich yourself.  Whenever there’s a hardship to face, there’s also personal growth coming along.  No one wants the ugly side of things.  However, there’s also a bright side that you can choose to notice gratefully.

Are you drawn to the portion of the glass that’s half full or empty?  Both are true and do exist.  Concentrate on the better part of it and overcome unwanted times. 

Wisdom often comes when you’ve seen much or enough.  You can also benefit from what thought leaders and the elderly at home have to say.  Whenever something tastes sour, there’s also something to gain from it.


Everyone experiences ups and downs in life.  However, the bright side of it is that you can choose to learn from them and grow for the better.  What life lesson quotes do you find are the best to learn from?

Editor’s Note: This blog article has been updated for better accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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19 thoughts on “10 inspiring famous quotes on life lessons

  1. I love quotes – this is a lovely list. One of my favorite lessons is remembering that every effort we make, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

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  2. Oooh my best lesson?? Ummm … that’s hard to answer because right away I want to say… to be protective and cautious lol

    But that’s not a good lesson – you need moderation with that, I am still learning the moderation aspect on that one.

    But let me think… umm the best lesson I have ever learned is try not to take anything for granted, be happy- you have one life – so make it a good one.

    Keep good people around you, stay positive and strong. And … love who you are!!

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