The best parts of life cannot be bought -- achievements are important, but when all is said and done, your successes might not hold a candle to friends, family, and love. 

Life moves fast, so don't forget to slow down to cherish what surrounds you. Here is a collection of quotes that will touch your heart, uplift your spirits, and inspire gratitude for what you have.

1. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." -- Denis Waitley

2. "There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance." -- Dodinsky

3. "I am grateful for every precious moment life offers me. It allows me to see the miracle in each experience." -- Emmanuel Dagher

4. "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." -- Kahlil Gibran

5. "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

6. "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -- Christopher Robin

7. "I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains." -- Anne Frank

8. "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." -- Helen Keller

9. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." -- Thich Nhat Hanh

10. "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle

11. "When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you." -- Shannon L. Alder

12. "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." -- Jess C. Scott

13. "A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy." -- Mother Teresa

14. "Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." -- Joseph Campbell

15. "Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul." -- Thomas Mann

16. "Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." -- Ashley Smith

17. "Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." -- Marianne Williamson