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120+ Life Goes On Quotes For Whatever Life Throws Your way

120+ Life Goes On Quotes For Whatever Life Throws Your way

No matter what happens in life, it goes on. 

While bad things can happen and make us question why we're here, the good inevitably outweighs the bad. 

In the face of loss and heartbreak, we find resilience and carry on. 

These Life Goes On Quotes will remind you that everything is temporary and to keep your head up no matter what comes your way. 

With this collection of wisdom from philosophers, authors, and other notable figures, you'll be able to power through anything!

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Memorable Life Goes On Quotes 

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1. “One thing always sure. Life go on with you or without you, no matter how much you have seen.” – Lalita Tademy

2. “Remember, whether you choose to move on or stay stuck in the past, life goes on!” – Billy Cox

3. “Life is like the waves on the ocean, it keeps going.”

4. “Life goes on, even when you think it can’t. Even when you don’t especially want it to.” – Jan Strnad

5. “Express yourself and take every opportunity as life goes on.”

6. “Life is more than just chess. Though kings die, life goes on.” – Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

7. “Empires collapse, civilizations disappear, health deteriorates and bodies turn to ash, but life will always go on.” – Mouloud Benzadi

8. “We're all expendable. We think the world's going to stop when a pope dies, or a king. And then… life goes on.” – Sylvester Stallone

9. “Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue.” – Germany Kent

10. “She taught me that life goes on, and that I had a choice. To lament what I no longer had or be grateful for what remained.” – Louise Penny

11. “I know life goes on if you make a big bet and you lose. But if you don't give yourself the best chance of winning, you're going to kick yourself tomorrow.” – James Holzhauer

12. “I am strengthened by my weaknesses. I am brave because of my fears. I am greater because of my mistakes. Life goes on, forget the past.” – Nishan Panwar

13. “Life goes on, and we have to keep coming up with fresh ideas.” – Max Cavalera

14. “Maybe God created the rain to remind us that life isn't always a sunny day.” – Val Irvin Mabayo

15. “You can break down and cry, but you have to get back up and start living again because life goes on.”

16. “People moan about Twitter, people being rude and trolling. Just turn it off. Life goes on.” – Tom Parker Bowles

17. “I love men's company, but I don't feel I have to be married. Men are a wonderful part of life, like chocolate. But my life goes on whether they're there or not.” – Jerry Hall

18. “And life goes on, which seems kind of strange and cruel…” – Melina Marchetta

19. “Life has to go on even when you don’t want it to or when you feel unable to participate. The world doesn’t stop turning for anyone.” – Stewart Stafford

20. “I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on. Oh, I’m just a girl, trying to find a place in this world.” – Taylor Swift

21. “If you don’t like me, life goes on, you know what I mean? But I hope you do like me. Because I think that in addition to being pushy, I’m nice.” – Christine Quinn

22. “You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey

23. “I don't really get embarrassed a lot because I feel like life goes on. I mean, I fell on stage one time; like, I tripped one time. My voice cracked… That's pretty embarrassing.” – Jay Park

24. “We see each other, lock eyes, smile that one certain smile that means nothing to anyone else, but the world to us, and keep going on. life goes on, but our love remains.” – Ritu Ghatourey

25. “I’m not going to hold my breath because life goes on. Life is too short to sit around moaning about what could have been or what was.” – Tina Weymouth

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Life Goes On Quotes That Will Inspire You 

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26. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

27. “Live and do everything in such a way so that if you look back in time, you shouldn't say that if had a time machine I would've done it better.” – Immanuel Mohan

28. “Dear friend, life passes with or without God.” – Marjane Satrapi, Chicken with Plums

29. “You cannot be truly humble, unless you truly believe that life can and will go on without you.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

30. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

31. “Always stay true to yourself. Some people will like it, some people won't. Life goes on.” – Carmelo Anthony

32. “Life goes on. Besides, if bad things didn’t happen, how would you be able to feel the good ones?” – Elizabeth Scott

33. “When you lose what you love, remember to stay strong. Look out the window and remember life goes on.” – Drew Chadwick

34. “Life goes on, and one should look ahead and not backward.” – Sonali Bendre

35. “Life gets more interesting as it goes on. It becomes fuller because there is perspective there.” – Ann Dowd

36. “Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.” – George Jung

37. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

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38. “We take nothing away and we put nothing back, we pass by and we forget; And the sun is always punctual every day.” – Alberto Caeiro, ‘The Keeper Of Sheep'

39. “When the winds of life blow hard and hit your boat, you've got to adjust your sails to keep afloat.” – Mouloud Benzadi

40. “Life goes on. Get over it. You're still young. It'll get better.” – David Levithan

41. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” – Maya Angelou

42. “Life goes on. People move on, but God remains on your side.” – Gift Gugu Mona

43. “Life goes on is a redundancy. Life is defined by its going on.- David Levithan

44. “When the pretty birds have flown, And you feel hurt and alone, Be strong and carry on, And remember that life goes on.” – Mouloud Benzadi

45. “So long as this struggle known as life goes on, there will always be the music to fit the mood and make it better.” – Patrick James Balthazor

Short Life Goes On Quotes

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46. “…but ready or not, life goes on.” – Sidney Sheldon

47. “As life goes on, life just gets harder.” – B. J. Penn

48. “Things change. Stuff happens. Life goes on.” – Elizabeth Scott

49. “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

50. “Regardless of how it goes down, life goes on.” – Rick Ross

51. “Morning will come, it has no choice.” – Marty Rubin

52. “Life is to short to spend it on regrets. life goes on.” – Gloria Lamisi

53. “Life goes on if you’re one of the lucky ones.” – Judy Blume

54. “Without death and decay, how could life go on?” – John Burroughs

55. “Life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

56. “The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.” – Patrick Swayze

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

58. “Mistakes do happen and life goes on.” – Sourav Ganguly

59. “Life goes on after a breakup.” – Andi Dorfman

60. “life goes on, with or without you.” – Alan Young

Life Goes On Quotes That Have A Deep Meaning

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61. “In the middle of life, death comes to take your measurements. The visit is forgotten and life goes on. But the suit is being sewn on the sly.” – Tomas Transtromer

62. “I wanted to acknowledge that life goes on but that death goes on, too. A person who is dead is a long, long story.” – Elizabeth McCracken

63. “They say life goes on long after the thrill of living.” – John Mellencamp

64. “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall

65. “That's how life goes on” – protected by the silence that anesthetizes shame.” – M. L. Stedman

66. “As life goes on it becomes tiring to keep up the character you invented for yourself, and so you relapse into individuality and become more like yourself everyday.” – Agatha Christie

67. “Unlike our minds, life is forever moving in one direction.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

68. “Things end. People leave. And you know what? Life goes on. Besides, if bad things didn't happen, how would you be able to feel the good ones?” – Elizabeth Scott

69. “Life goes on. What nonsense, I thought, of course it doesn't. It's death that goes on.” – Mary Ann Shaffer

70. “Because even with the dark and the light parts and the good parts and the bad parts, dinner must still be served.” – Patti Callahan, Once Upon a Wardrobe

71. “Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.” – Jose Ortega Gasset

72. “Change has to come for life to struggle forward.” – Helen Hollick

73. “You learn if you mind stay open. And once you can't learn no more, your mind must be closed. Life goes on and you keep growing, you know?” – Bobby Womack

74. “They discovered that even in the face of pain that seems unbearable, even in the face of pain that wrings the last drop of blood out of your heart and leaves its scrimshaw tracery on the inside of your skull, life goes on. And pain grows dull, and begins to fade.” – Poppy Z. Brite

75. “Because life goes on, L. The birds do their thing, and the bees do theirs. Seeds get scattered, and everything grows back.” – Kami Garcia

Life Goes On Quotes Relating To Sad Times 

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76. “Life goes on after sorrow, in spite of sorrow, as a defense against sorrow.” – Cornelia Meigs

77. “Removing someone out of your life can hurt like a knife but sometimes, it may be the only way for you to survive.” – Mouloud Benzadi

78. “Yes, I have cancer and it might not go away, but I can still have a future because life goes on.” – Kris Carr

79. “It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.” – Patti Davis

80. “I have seen how pain does not stifle the hope deep within the human heart and how life goes on, finding new strength even in the midst of difficulties.” – Pope Francis

81. “It's depression. You can't put it into words. You get stuck and time passes by. I'm stood there on the edge of a cliff, can't go back and can't go forward. Days go by. I'm still in the same place. Everyone else's life goes on, but you're stuck. You try and try and try and I don't know how, but you came out of it eventually.” – Kell Brook

82. “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” – Anne Roiphe

83. “It’s never nice to lose someone close to you; unfortunately, life goes on, and we have to make peace with it and move on.” – Francois Hougaard

84. “It's hard to keep going when you're feeling down, but remember that life does go on. Just take it one day at a time, and eventually, things will start looking up again.”

85. “There are people in your life who’ve come and gone, they let you down and hurt your pride. Better put it all behind you, life goes on, you keep carrying that anger, it’ll eat you up inside.” – Don Henley

86. “Sometimes, you regret letting certain people into your life. The harm has already been done. All you can do is learn a lesson from it and move on.” – Gloria Lamisi

87. “It's okay to be sad. It's okay to cry. Just know that life goes on.”

More Quotes About Life Going On

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88. “We were the first generation of rock & roll, but life goes on.” – Ian Gillan

89. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

90. “Here's my advice to my brown friends: The next time you're on an airplane in the U.S., just speak your mother tongue. That way, no one knows what you're saying. Life goes on.” – Maz Jobrani

91. “Away from football, life is not just football. People do not see it how life goes on for us off the field.” – Gonzalo Higuain

92. “As life goes on, we accrue more and more loseable objects. Providence dictates that objects that are too large to lose, such as houses, always come with tiny little keys, specially designed to give you the slip.” – Craig Brown

93. “Because after my first year I had a lot of success, took everybody by storm, came back the next year thought it was easy and didn't have near the season I had the previous year. It was kind of a wake-up call. And so, life goes on.” – Brett Favre

94. “As with real families, my fictional family on ‘Life Goes On' had its ups and downs, and as part of the fictional downers, the actors were often called to cry on cue. This absolutely terrified me, because I was a pretty happy kid who didn't have much to cry about.” – Kellie Martin

95. “Your life goes on, and then your life goes on plus ‘Star Wars.' It's just been an incredible time.” – Daisy Ridley

96. “Sometimes you’re flush and sometimes you’re bust, and when you’re up, it’s never as good as it seems, and when you’re down, you never think you’ll be up again, but life goes on.” – George Jung

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97. “I'm not a movie star, but I've been an actress forever, and the first time I went on a date with my husband, he said to me, ‘So I hear you're an actress. I've never seen anything you've done.' We were like, oh gosh, 21 when I met him, and I laughed, because I'd done ‘Life Goes On,' and ‘Christy,' and I mean, I'd been working forever.” – Kellie Martin

98. “Sometimes when I’m in the studio I feel so much but don’t know how to express it. You’re just like in a cave” – life goes on without you.” – Miley Cyrus

99. “Some writers can only deal with childhood experience, because it's complete. For another kind of writer, life goes on, and he's able to keep processing that as well.” – V. S. Naipaul

100. “I was in this sheltered little environment where, basically, all my high school experience was in ‘Life Goes On,' and everyone told me where to go, what to do, how to think” – I never had to do anything for myself.” – Kellie Martin

101. “Having your father to help you to get back up is good, but you need to get up by yourself and walk alone. Life goes on.” – Lyoto Machida

102. “In a perfect world, I would be a painter. I love working with my hands. I don't get to do it as much as I like, but I am finding a way to make more time as life goes on because it's a really great outlet for me to express myself.” – Halle Berry

103. “I would love to have a complete family. I'd love to do it all at once. I'd love to be able to give to my children what my parents were able to give to me. And if I'm blessed to be able to do that, fantastic. If I'm not, then life goes on. You have to do the best you can. I do think we have to bring the family back; I do.” – Michael Ealy

104. “Life goes on, and I'm moving on to the next thing, but I hope the soaps that are still running will thrive.” – Susan Lucci

105. “I'm realizing for the first time, your life goes on while you're trying to pursue this career. I saw my career as everything. But you have this life, too. Living your life fully, you come to know yourself better. You'll find the place for it.” – Nicholas D'Agosto

106. “To be slandered the way I get slandered is really uncalled for, but life goes on.” – Fat Joe

107. “At college – I went to Yale, and everybody's very smart, and everybody has their thing that makes them special, and people at Yale would pretend they didn't recognize me. Only after they'd had a couple of drinks would they start singing the ‘Life Goes On' theme song.” – Kellie Martin

108. “I did this role in Life Goes On as an HIV positive character and so emotionally that was the most challenging.” – Chad Lowe

109. “Shows have asked a lot of actors to take cuts. Shows are going off the air. So okay, life goes on.” – Austin Peck

110. “I accept I am going to miss playing because it's such an important part in my life. It's going to be difficult to fill that gap. Life goes on.” – Xabi Alonso

111. “Life goes on pretty much the same way. I’ve been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show.” – Norman Lear

112. “Suppose you stop writing, painting, believing in God, whatever your obsession is. Won’t you survive? Won’t you find something else?” – Marty Rubin

113. “You can never criticize a monumental musician like Jon Lord or Richie Blackmore, or the part they played in the group, but life goes on.” – Ian Gillan

114. “My maw died when I was 20. You tune into the radio or the telly and life goes on. Things keep on happening. The world doesnae stop.” – Limmy

115. “I would say people remember me from ‘Life Goes On' more than anything.” – Kellie Martin

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116. “Back in those days, a parent looked at the disability and didn't see the ability. ‘Life Goes On' showed that people with a disability can be included. Just give them a chance and let them learn. That's what the show was trying to teach.” – Chris Burke

117. “We see North Koreans as automatons, goose-steeping at parades, doing mass gymnastics with fixed smiles on their faces – but beneath all that, real life goes on with the same complexity of human emotion as anywhere else.” – Barbara Demick

118. “Indeed, our British friends have decided to leave us – which is very sad for all of us – but life goes on, and the European Union as well goes on.” – Federica Mogherini

119. “So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.” – William Morris

120. “My father was the youngest of seven, and nobody lived to be 60. And so we were always sitting shiva in my house, and my father would say, ‘Life goes on.'” – Judy Blume

121. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

122. “We want to do something important in the World Cup, and hopefully I have the chance. If not, well, life goes on, I'll keep working the same way and supporting my teammates.” – Carlos Vela

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