In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.

Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and motivate you to achieve even greater things.

1. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." --Robert Frost

2. "Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it." --Lou Holtz

3. "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." --The Dalai Lama

4. "When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor." --Eleanor Roosevelt

5. "There is more to life than increasing its speed." --Mahatma Gandhi

6. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." --Thomas A. Edison

7. "I've failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed." --Michael Jordan

8. "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward." --Amelia Earhart

9. "Today is life--the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto." --Dale Carnegie

10. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." --Jacobus Johannes Leeuw

11. "The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years!" --Edward J. Stieglitz

12. "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." --Winston Churchill

13. "Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure." --Paulo Coelho

14. "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." --Maya Angelou

15. "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." --John F. Kennedy

16. "There is no passion to be found playing small--in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." --Nelson Mandela

17. "Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits." --Thomas Jefferson

18. "We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

19. "Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." --Elbert Hubbard

20. "Each person must live their life as a model for others." --Rosa Parks

21. "Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." --Helen Keller

22. "My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose--somehow we win out." --Ronald Reagan

23. "Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals, and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." --Les Brown

24. "Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce." --Vivian Komori

25. "Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent." --Billy Graham

26. "The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival." --Aristotle

27. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." --Henry Ford

28. "People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates." --Thomas Szasz

29. "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

30. "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." --Jim Rohn

31. "Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." --C. S. Lewis

32. "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." --Vince Lombardi

33. "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them--that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." --Lao Tzu

34. "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" --Martin Luther King, Jr.

35. "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." --Eleanor Roosevelt

36. "The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." --Tony Robbins

37. "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." --Oprah Winfrey