21 Inspirational Quotes About Life and Our World

"The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing."

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"A whole new world; a dazzling place I never knew." These mellifluous words from the soundtrack of Aladdin say it all. The world, however absurd, dangerous, or harsh, is a fine place to live. The world is special because of its inhabitants. Cherish our world and protect it from destruction. Our planet is our home and we are its caretaker. Here are some world quotes that fill you with intrigue and fascination.

If you think about it, our world is a rich tapestry of cultures, languages, landscape, colors, and people. Technology has helped to diffuse boundaries, whether physical or cultural. We call our world a "global village" because though we belong to different countries, we are essentially a single race.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit—this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden."

Saint Augustine
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

Albert Einstein
"What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world."

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."

Albert Einstein
"The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything."

Mark Twain
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first."

Albert Einstein
"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."

Oscar Wilde
"In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."

J R R Tolkien
"The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out."

Dave Barry
"The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example."

Ernest Hemingway
"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."

Joseph Campbell
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."

Hans Hofmann
"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color."

Natalie Kocsis
"The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing."

Henry David Thoreau
"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"

Charles M Schulz
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia."

Carl Gustav Jung
"The only thing we have to fear on the planet is man."

E E Cummings
"The earth laughs in flowers."

Helen Keller
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."

Oscar Wilde
"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."