Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination. While some of the most valuable lessons are learned the hard way, it pays to learn from the experiences of others.

Here are 29 quotes filled with inspirational life lessons, worth cherishing.

1. “Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” – Jim Rohn

2. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” ―Maya Angelou

3. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

4. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ―C. S. Lewis

5. “Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.”–  Gail Devers

6. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

7. “Your past does not equal your future.”– Anthony Robbins.

8. “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.” ―Denis Waitley

9. That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

10. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” ― Nicole Sobon

11. “The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.” —  Jim Rohn

12.  “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” ―Oprah Winfrey

13. “The best way to predict the future is to create it .” – Abraham Lincoln

14. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” ― Rick Warren

16. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “Only those who risk going far can possibly find out how far they can go.”– T.S. Eliot

18. “Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”―Paulo Coelho

19. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ― Richard Branson

20. “Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.” ―Rumi

21. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this something, at whatever cost, must be attained.”—Marie Curie

22. “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey

23. “Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.” ―Irving Berlin

24. “But one of the big lessons I have learned from my journey is you can’t please everyone, so don’t try.” ―Chris Colfer

25. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” ―Mary Tyler Moore

26. “One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – B. Nicole

27. “The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.”—Antisthenes

28. “The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. That is why I wish to pay fair price for every value. If I have to pay for it or earn it, that makes something of me. If I get it for free, that makes nothing of me.”—Jim Rohn

29. “Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”—Richard Bach

30. “Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” – Og Mandino

31. “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me.”―Harland Sanders

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