My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
Lee Iacocca

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Bitterness imprisons life love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life love empowers it. Bitterness sours life love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life love heals it. Bitterness blinds life love anoints its eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered.
Andr Gide

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
Hubert Humphrey

In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be.
Hubert Humphrey

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert Humphrey

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
Isaac Asimov

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Anais Nin

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Burton Hills

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for good.
Lyndon B. Johnson

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Jean Paul

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
Dwight D Eisenhower

That was and still is the great disaster of my life-that lovely, lovely little boy.
Dwight D Eisenhower

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
Dwight D Eisenhower

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.
James Allen

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
Douglas Adams

Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.
Douglas Adams

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
Douglas Adams

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw

A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.
George Bernard Shaw

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
George Bernard Shaw

Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.
George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.
George Bernard Shaw

What is life but a seires of inspired follies The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance it doesn't come every day.
George Bernard Shaw

All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A chief event in life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a festival only to the wise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a progress, and not a station.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All life is an experiment. The more experiments yoiu make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insist on yourself never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession... Do that which is assigned to you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man builds a fine house and now he has a master, and a task for life he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As soon as there is life there is danger.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I slept and dreamed that life was beauty.I awoke -- and found that life was duty.
Ellen Stugis Hooper

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings

The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
Josh Billings

There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly in the only heritage he has to leave.
Ernest Hemingway

They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.
Ernest Hemingway

Take your life in your own hands and what happens A terrible thing no one to blame.
Erica Jong

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life--specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.
Erica Jong

A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
Erica Jong

Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
La Rochefoucauld

Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown

The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.
Warren Bennis

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.
Socrates

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like him.
Socrates

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.
Victor Hugo

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
George Eliot

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
George Eliot

If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
George Eliot

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot

He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life.
Sophocles

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.
Sophocles

Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.
Sophocles

No man loves life like him that's growing old.
Sophocles

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Johann von Goethe

Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Johann von Goethe

Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.
Johann von Goethe

Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
Johann von Goethe

Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann von Goethe

Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.
Johann von Goethe

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Johann von Goethe

Rest not Life is sweeping by go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Johann von Goethe

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe believe life it teaches better than book or orator.
Johann von Goethe

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Johann von Goethe

Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Johann von Goethe

Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Johann von Goethe

Life is not anything, but an opportunity for something.
Johann von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life
Johann von Goethe

A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
Johann von Goethe

The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
Confucius

If we don't know life, how can we know death
Confucius

If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.
Confucius

The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man.
Confucius

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits of the dead...While you do not know life, how can you know about death
Confucius

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
John Henry Cardinal Newman

The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.
Jeseph Joubert

We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.
Jules Renard

If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little bit more.
Jules Renard

...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
John Milton

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.
Vince Lombardi

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

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Vince Lombardi

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Vince Lombardi

Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it - his mind, his body, his heart - what's life worth to him
Vince Lombardi

People find life entirely too time-consuming.
Stanislaw Lec

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Kierkegaard

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone therefore, we are saved by love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visited upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others.
M Scott Peck

The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.
Sallust

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Sydney Smith

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.
Sydney Smith

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Huxley

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
Mark Twain

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure.
Mark Twain

There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate when he can't afford it, and when he can. - from Following the Equator
Mark Twain

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
Mark Twain

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky

The best things in life are nearest Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
Robert Louis Stephenson

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Aristotle

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Aristotle

In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
Aristotle

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
William James

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
William James

Religion, whatever it is, is a man's total reaction upon life.
William James

The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.
William James

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

One thing life has taught me if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

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

I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not--more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around living becomes the act of giving.
Beverly Sills

The great omission in American life is solitude. . . that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.
Marya Mannes

Peter So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life.
Office Space

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
Carl Sandburg

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

Man is immortal therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea it can only find itself in changing forms.
Rabindranath Tagore

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.
Rabindranath Tagore

Out of life's school of war What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.
Yiddish Proverb

Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life.
Yiddish Proverb

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
George Gordon Byron

It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem-and in my esteem age is not estimable.
George Gordon Byron

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Ann Landers

Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead -- that's where your future lies.
Ann Landers

If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is, it's not enough.
Ann Landers

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Arnold Bennett

'And yet,' demanded Councilor Barlow, 'what's he done Has he ever done a day's work in his life What great cause is he identified with' 'He's identified,' said the first speaker, 'with the great cause of cheering us all up.'
Arnold Bennett

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
James Barrie

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
James Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
James Barrie

Bruce Wayne Y'see, my life is really com-PLEX.
Batman

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Woody Allen

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Woody Allen

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Woody Allen

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman
Woody Allen

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
Charles Caleb Colton

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Charles Caleb Colton

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
Robert Orben

The double law of attraction and radiation or of sympathy and antipathy, of fixedness and movement, which is the principle of Creation, and the perpetual cause of life.
Albert Pike

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham Lincoln

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham Lincoln

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

The artist has one function--to affirm and glorify life.
W. Edward Brown

Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
Charles Dickens

By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
Charles Dickens

Hatred paralyzes life love releases it. Hatred confuses life love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life love illumines it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
Smiley Blanton

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.
Smiley Blanton

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
Jonathan Larson

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
La Bruyere

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
La Bruyere

Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man.
Sir Theodore Martin

The experience of this sweet life. L'esperienza de questa dolce vita.
Dante Alighieri

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
Dante Alighieri

America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
John Barrymore

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux

As soon as we started programming, we found out to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
Maurice Wilkes

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Kahlil Gibran

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Kahlil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Kahlil Gibran

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Kahlil Gibran

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret.
Kahlil Gibran

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Kahlil Gibran

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
Kahlil Gibran

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
Kahlil Gibran

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Kahlil Gibran

When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.
Kahlil Gibran

God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.
Kahlil Gibran

During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. When once the risk has really been taken, then the greatest danger is to risk too much.
Kahlil Gibran

To realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life.
Kahlil Gibran

Wailing and lamentation befit those who stand before the throne of life and depart without leaving in its hands a drop of the sweat of their brows or the blood of their hearts.
Kahlil Gibran

For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
George Orwell

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.
George Orwell

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes the whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Herman Melville

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
Herman Melville

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
Norman Mailer

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
Benjamin Disraeli

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Benjamin Disraeli

Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Benjamin Disraeli

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.
Benjamin Disraeli

Pink All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself.
Dazed and Confused

Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.
Harry S Truman

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Muhammad Ali

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is real Life is earnest And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one's judgement of others.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
Anon.

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
Anon.

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Stephen King

This life's dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pole to pole And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye.
William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
William Blake

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania.
Dorothy Parker

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad

Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead.
Will Rogers

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
Buddha

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Buddha

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Buddha

On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Buddha

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Buddha

Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions it is the best refreshment on the journey and it is the greatest property.
Buddha

The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life.
Thomas Mann

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.
P. J. O'Rourke

A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat.
P. J. O'Rourke

With Epcot Center the Disney corporation has accomplished something I didn't think possible in today's world. They have created a land of make-believe that's worse than regular life.
P. J. O'Rourke

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
Paul Gauguin

Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.
Laurence J. Peter

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Pablo Picasso

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
Richard Bach

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or lifetime is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach

You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
Jane Fonda

Danny Noonan I haven't even told my father I'm not gonna get that scholarship. I'm gonna end up working in a lumberyard the rest of my life. Ty Webb What's wrong with lumber I own two lumberyards. Danny Noonan I notice you don't spend too much time there. Ty Webb I'm not quite sure where they are.
CaddyShack

Are you bored with life Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Dale Carnegie

Take a chance All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Dale Carnegie

The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple
Eugene Kennedy

The real test of friendship is Can you literally do nothing with the other person Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.
Eugene Kennedy

If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.
Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.
Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
Benjamin Franklin

Merrill One time, I was at this party... and I was sitting on the couch with Amanda McKinney. She was just sitting there, looking beautiful. So, I lean in to kiss her, and I realize I have gum in my mouth. So, I turn to spit it out and put it in a paper cup. I turn back, and Amanda McKinney throws up all over herself. I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.
Signs

Leave each one his touch of folly it helps to lighten life's burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry.
John Lancaster Spalding

The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.
Plutarch

Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.
Ernest Holmes

The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted thence proceeds mawkishness.
John Keats

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
Horace Walpole

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is sort of a Divine accident.
Horace Walpole

A dream can be nurtured over years and years and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient. It will happen for you. Sooner or later, life will get weary of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and then it will let you in and throw you a real party
Les Brown

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
Les Brown

Life is action and passion therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Michael Sinz

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery Forbid it, Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death
Patrick Henry

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Albert Schweitzer

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives
Albert Schweitzer

Reverence for life affords me my fundamental principle of morality.
Albert Schweitzer

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
Norman Cousins

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life.
Norman Cousins

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.
Joseph Addison

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, And know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, No coincidences, All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

There are two sorts of curiosity -- the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
Robert Lynd

No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many other things so inevitably interesting. The very saints interest us most when we think of them as enganged in a conflict with the Devil.
Robert Lynd

As life runs on, the road grows strange With faces new,-and near the end The milestones into headstones change, 'Neath every one a friend.
James Russell Lowell

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.
William Osler

Life is an onion and one peels it crying.
French Proverb

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Life is a promise fulfill it.
Mother Theresa

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don't know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did
Mother Theresa

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
G. C. Lichtenberg

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
E. M. Forster

I have a hundred times wished that one could resign life as an officer resigns a commission.
Robert Burns

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
W. M. Lewis

Don't let life discourage you everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Euripides

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten.
Euripides

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience.
Euripides

It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
Arnold J. Toynbee

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo DaVinci

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
Dudley Field Malone

There comes a time in every man's life and I've had many of them.
Casey Stengel

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Henry David Thoreau

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living. - from Live Without Principle
Henry David Thoreau

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible And indescribably as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, A segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.
Henry David Thoreau

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, this is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau

Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.
Henry David Thoreau

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.
Henry David Thoreau

However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.
Henry David Thoreau

However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau

None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.
Henry David Thoreau

Dwell as near as possible to the channel in which your life flows.
Henry David Thoreau

Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitiches today to save nine tomorrow.
Henry David Thoreau

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau

To affect the quality of the day that is the art of life.
Henry David Thoreau

I have learned this at least by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

The cost of a things is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Henry David Thoreau

Friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance.
Pablo Casals

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
Dave Barry

I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to.
Dave Barry

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

Make your life a mission - not an intermission.
Arnold Glasgow

There are two things to aim at in life first, to get what you want and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
Logan Pearsall Smith

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Logan Pearsall Smith

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this decide what you want.
Ben Stein

It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders.
Ben Stein

Grow old along with me The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made Our times are in his hand who saith, A whole I planned, Youth shows but half trust God See all, nor be afraid
Robert Browning

To do good thing in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life.
Robert Browning

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
Erich Fromm

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.
Erich Fromm

A new question has arisen in modern man's mind, the question, namely, whether life is worth living...No sensible answer can be given to the question...because the question does not make any sense.
Erich Fromm

The aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thng, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life-freedom.
Erich Fromm

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies
Erich Fromm

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.
Erich Fromm

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Brigham Young

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneThe wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang

May you live every day of your life.
Jonathan Swift

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift

All that I desire to point out is the general principle that Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.
Oscar Wilde

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
Oscar Wilde

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Oscar Wilde

One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Oscar Wilde

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
Oscar Wilde

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
Oscar Wilde

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert Byrne

Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

To die, to sleep --To sleep, perchance to dream, ay there's the rub,For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause there's the respectThat makes calamity of so long life.
William Shakespeare

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying Nothing.
William Shakespeare

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

His life was gentle and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN
William Shakespeare

Mine honour is my life both grow in one take honour from me and my life is done.
William Shakespeare

The sands are number'd that make up my life.
William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
William Shakespeare

There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
William Shakespeare

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
William Shakespeare

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley

Life is a foreign language all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley

A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Thomas Carlyle

A well written life is almost as rare as a well spent one.
Thomas Carlyle

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Thomas Carlyle

One life - a little gleam of Time between two Eternities.
Thomas Carlyle

Bourgeois society is infected by monomania the monomania of accounting. For it, the only thing that has value is what can be counted in francs and centimes. It never hesitates to sacrifice human life to figures which look well on paper, such as national budgets or industrial balance sheets.
Simone Weil

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and to hold them in the right scale of values.
Norman Thomas

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

If I had to live my life over again, I would have a different father, a different wife and a different religion.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today--and in fact we have forgotten.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

All this will not be finished in the first hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the net, it looks like very soon everyone on earth will have 15 Megabytes of fame.
MG Siriam

The world's a bubble and the life of man Less than a span.
Francis Bacon

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Francis Bacon

Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
Frank Moore Colby

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
John Burroughs

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song
John Burroughs

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything
Vincent Van Gogh

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
Vincent Van Gogh

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
Aldous Huxley

Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
Aldous Huxley

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight silence would teach him the joys of sound.
Hellen Keller

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Hellen Keller

One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.
Hellen Keller

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Hellen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Hellen Keller

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Hellen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Hellen Keller

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

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
William Wordsworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.
William Wordsworth

Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.
William Wordsworth

Life is too short for a long story.
Mary Wortley Montagu

Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive.
Warren Miller

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Truth is the secret of eloquence and of virtue, the basis of moral authority it is the highest summit of art and life.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Hope is only the love of life.
Henri Frdric Amiel

The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.
John Updike

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes

Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller

Develop interest in life as you see it in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Miller

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

A man of good will with a little effort and belief in his own powers can enjoy a deep, tranquil, rich life -- provided he go his own way. He need not and should not think of making a good living, but rather of creating a good life for himself. To live one's own life is still the best way of life, always was, and always will be.
Henry Miller

Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off
Henry Miller

Suffering . We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
Anatole France

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
Anatole France

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France

We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.
Randolph Bourne

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
John Dean

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
Plato

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
Plato

Attention to health is life's greatest hindrance.
Plato

Life must be lived as play.
Plato

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato

We know life is futile. A man who considers that his life is of very wonderful importance is awfully close to a padded cell.
Clarence Darrow

None meet life honestly and few heroically.
Clarence Darrow

If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must learn how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, values, and fantasies on everyday life.
Eric Hoffer

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
Eric Hoffer

When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
Sigmund Freud

Live a life as a monument to your soul.
Ayn Rand

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand

Ferris Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
Conan Doyle

Every man plays the fool once in his lif marry is playing the fool all one's life, but to marry is to playing the fool all one's life long.
William Congreve

When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
Duffy Daugherty

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
Marcel Marceau

Gabriel Well...life is stranger than fiction sometimes.
Swordfish

Ginger He exists in a world beyond your world. What we only fantasize - he does. He lives a life where nothing is beyond. But you know what its all a facade. All his charm and charisma, his wealth, his expensive toys. He is a driven, unflinching, calculating machine. He takes what he wants and then disappears. You don't find him - he finds you.
Swordfish

I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
Mignon McLaughlin

I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master.
Theodore Roosevelt

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
Theodore Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
George Will

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
George Will

Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by.
John Sales

Sometimes I would rather that people take away years from my life Than take away a moment.
Pearl Bailey

There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
Pearl Bailey

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward

Challenges are what make life interesting overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a lifestyle that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.
Margaret Mead

'Tisn't life that matters 'Tis the courage you bring to it.
Joan Borysenko

A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Gene Roddenberry

Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode it is rather a life.
David Grayson

Life is too brief. I had a friend whom I intended to know better. Yesterday he died.
David Grayson

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes

Beanie Well, let me be the first to say congratulations to you man you have one vagina for the rest of your life. Real smart man.
Old School

She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.
Willa Cather

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Voltaire

Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.
Epictetus

Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast.
Epictetus

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty not knowing what comes next.
Ursula K. LeGuin

If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
Ursula K. LeGuin

The preservation of life seems to be rather a slogan than a genuine goal of the anti-abortion forces what they want is control. Control over behavior power over women. Women in the anti-choice movement want to share in male power over women, and do so by denying their own womanhood, their own rights and responsibilities.
Ursula K. LeGuin

Saying we should keep the two-party political system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts.
Eugene McCarthy

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
William Feather

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
Charles Schwab

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
Albert Camus

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Albert Camus

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Albert Camus

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
Albert Camus

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Stephen Hawking

Baseball is a lot like life. The line drives are caught, the squibbles go for base hits. It's an unfair game.
Rod Kanehl

While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times
Marcus Tullius Cicero

For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity
Marcus Tullius Cicero

As we reach midlife . we are not prepared for the idea that time can run out on us, or for the startling truth that if we don't hurry to pursue our own definition of a meaningful existence, life can become a repetition of trivial maintenance duties.
Gail Sheehy

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Alfred Hitchcock

It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
Millard Fuller

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life.
Elbert Hubbard

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

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

If you can't have faith in what is held up to you for faith, you must find things to believe in yourself, for a life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.
George E. Woodberry

For 10 years of my life, 3 times a day, I thanked the Lord for what I was about to receive and thanked him again for what I had just received, and then we lost touch and I suddenly thought, where is he now
Tom Stoppard

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Danish proverb

This is a burden I shall bear for every day of the life that is left to me.
Richard Milhous Nixon

The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, or to achieve what we set out to do. Yet there is always the danger of failing as a human being.
Richard Milhous Nixon

One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child.
Forest Witcraft

Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish.
Homer

Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together
Clyde Kluckhohn

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson

For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever.
Laura Swenson

Life is the soul's nursery--Its training place for the destinies of eternity.
William Makepeace Thackeray

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.
Bertrand Russell

Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
Bertrand Russell

'Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.
Bertrand Russell

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Bertrand Russell

Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.
Bertrand Russell

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Bertrand Russell

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
Bertrand Russell

Five miles meandering with mazy motion,Through dale the sacred river ran,Then reached the caverns measureless to man,And sank the tumult to a lifeless oceanAnd 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from farAncestral voices prophesying war
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sarah Connor How are you supposed to know Men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something to create a life to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death...
Terminator 2 Judgment Day

Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.
Cheers

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
D. H. Lawrence

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
D. H. Lawrence

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
D. H. Lawrence

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
D. H. Lawrence

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
D. H. Lawrence

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
G. K. Chesterton

Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. . . . You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.
Dag Hammarskjld

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
Dag Hammarskjld

If you seek yourself,...you rob the lens of its transparency.... You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
Dag Hammarskjld

Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Ellen Glasgow

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
Ellen Glasgow

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.
Orison Swett Marden

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life it goes on.
Robert Frost

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
Robert Frost

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against with.
Robert Frost

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what'
Sydney Harris

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Sydney Harris

Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.
Thornton Wilder

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone.
Samuel Johnson

When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Samuel Johnson

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.
Samuel Johnson

The bulk of mankind are schoolboys through life.
Thomas Jefferson

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.
Thomas Jefferson

Man is fed with fables through life, and leaves it in the belief he knows something of what has been passing, when in truth he has known nothing but what has passed under his own eye.
Thomas Jefferson

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments ar
Thomas Jefferson

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
Thomas Jefferson

Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Samuel Butler

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler

Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule. Nevertheless one had better know the rules, for they sometimes guide in doubtful cases, though not often.
Samuel Butler

There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule.
Samuel Butler

I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill.
Samuel Butler

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
Booker T. Washington

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. (Quoting Churchill)
Ronald Reagan

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Walt Whitman

And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, (No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.)
Walt Whitman

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
David Russell

'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.'
J. R. R. Tolkien

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien

To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him.
Horace

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
Horace

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Horace

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Horace

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things Knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
Amelia Earhart

What a crazy world we live in Trying to treat addiction as a legal problem, and trying to treat criminal misbehaviors using guns as a medical problem Beam me up, Scotty. Ain't no intelligent life down here.
Julie Cochrane

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Fran Lebowitz

Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Fran Lebowitz

Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.
Fran Lebowitz

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse

It is important that an aim never be defined in terms of activity or methods. It must always relate directly to how life is better for everyone. . . . The aim of the system must be clear to everyone in the system. The aim must include plans for the future. The aim is a value judgment.
W. Edwards Deming

We learn not in the school, but in life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The hour which gives us life begins to take it away. - Hercules Furens
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life is a gift of the immortal Gods, but living well is the gift of philosophy.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say let speech harmonize with life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

As is a tale, so is life not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Anyone can stop a man's life, but no one his death a thousand doors open on to it. - Phoenissae
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Peter Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.
Spider-Man

Peter Who am I You sure you want to know The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.
Spider-Man

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.
W. Somerset Maugham

It's a funny thing about life if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
W. Somerset Maugham

I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham

D'you call life a bad job Never We've had our ups and downs, we've had our struggles, we've always been poor, but it's been worth it, ay, worth it a hundred times I say when I look round at my children.
W. Somerset Maugham

Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
W. Somerset Maugham

Men seek but one thing in life - their pleasure.
W. Somerset Maugham

Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.
W. Somerset Maugham

Life isn't long enough for love and art.
W. Somerset Maugham

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.
T. S. Eliot

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

This is the reason we cannot complain of lifeit keeps no one against his wll.
Seneca

As was his language so was his life.
Seneca

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

It should be our care not so much to live a long life as a satisfactory one.
Seneca

One should count each day a separate life.
Seneca

To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.
Seneca

While the fates permit, live happily life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.
Seneca

The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
Lydia Maria Child

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Marc Chagall

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'
Maya Angelou

My life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself.
Maya Angelou

If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquility of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. . . . Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality . . . . Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths.
Alexis Carrel

Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Margaret Fuller

It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
Margaret Fuller

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vainthen have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system.
Robert A. Heinlein

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert A. Heinlein

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...
Vaclav Havel

Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries

George So in the end, was it worth it Jesus Christ. How irreparably changed my life has become. It's always the last days of summer and I've been left out in the cold with no door to get back in. I'll grant you I've had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by when they're busy making grand plans for it. Throughout my lifetime I've left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there's almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent. There are no more white horses or pretty ladies at my door.
Blow

Fred 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.
Blow

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.
Chinese Proverb

To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.
Chinese Proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice if you are planning for a decade, plant trees if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Proverb

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Chinese Proverb

Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern -- why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be
William Hazlitt

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others
William Hazlitt

First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.
William Hazlitt

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Life ... would give her everything of consequence, life would shape her, not we. All we were good for was to make the introductions.
Helen Hayes

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein

Most people go on living their everyday life half frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragi-comedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world.
Albert Einstein

My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary.
Albert Einstein

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. (on atomic energy)
Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein

How strange is the lot of us mortals Each of us is here for a brief sojourn for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
Albert Einstein

What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.
Albert Einstein

...One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Albert Einstein

Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness The simple answer runs because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.
Albert Einstein

I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play. (referring to America)
Albert Einstein

The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.
Albert Einstein

Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Albert Einstein

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.
Albert Einstein

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Albert Einstein

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things.
Albert Einstein

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x y is play and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

All these souls, after they have passed away a thousand years, are summoned by the divine ones in great array, to the lethean river. . .In this way they become forgetful of the former earthlife, and re-visit the vaulted realms of the world, willing to return again into living bodies.
Virgil

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them.
Jean Cocteau

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.
Bible

It is one of those beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Charles Dudley Warner

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

I only regret that I have one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale

I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.
Nathan Hale

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walker

The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
Alice Walker

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be
Miguel de Cervantes

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
George Santayana

The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
George Santayana

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
George Santayana

Life is not a spectacle or a feast it is a predicament.
George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as life is.
George Santayana

Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
George Santayana

Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
George Santayana

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
George Santayana

I've had enough success for two lifetimes, My success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
Kareem Abdul-Jabar

When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
Geoffrey F. Albert

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Diane Ackerman

I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
Abigail Adams

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news
Douglas Noel Adams

Funny how just when you think life can't possibly get any worse it suddenly does.
Douglas Noel Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much two are many three are hardly possible.
Henry Adams

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
James Truslow Adams

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
James Truslow Adams

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
James Truslow Adams

The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear.
Felix Adler

The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized as the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment ... both of individuals and of humanity.
Alfred Adler

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life Overcome fear, behold wonder.
Aeschylus

Only when man's life comes to its end in prosperity can one call that man happy.
Aeschylus

In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
James Agee

When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break.
Akhenaton

Contemplate thy powers, contemplate thy wants and thy connections so shalt thou discover the duties of life, and be directed in all thy ways.
Akhenaton

One that hath wine as a chain about his wits, such a one lives no life at all.
Alcaeus

Life is not advancement. It is growth. It does not move upward, but expands outward, in all directions.
Russell G. Alexander

Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life.
Saul David Alinsky

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred Allen

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
Gordon William Allport

The worst thing that can be said of the most powerful is that they can take your life but the same thing can be said of the most weak.
Eric Ambler

Adventure isn't hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply To the day to day obstacles of life - Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, Testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, Discovering our own unique potentional.
John Amatt

Life is a joke. The only way to survive it is to find the right punchline.
Becky Alunan

Everyman's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
Hans Christian Anderson

General Grant had a simple, childlike recipe for meeting life ... I am terribly afraid, but the other fellow is afraid, too.
Sherwood Anderson

Let us be very careful not to fall into the trap of the world. The world views things only relative to man and to self. The Word of God views things relative to the Father, Son, and Spirit. Mankind is not the center of all things. No matter how great anyone's name might become, it is still far behind His. Our name comes from His life the name of our Lord comes from the resurrection--the event unique to Him. The world has a problem it seeks to honor, uphold, exonerate and generally praise itself. Our place and the place of the entire world system is to praise and exalt God. When people of the Bible caught a glimpse of Him, their lives were changed. Perhaps our lives remain stagnate because we do not spend enough time looking at Him.
Roger Anderson

Nobody has a perfect life. What you see on the screen is the best of the artist.
Rene Angelil

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
Jean Anouilh

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying.
Jean Anouilh

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
Jean Anouilh

Very little is needed to make a happy life.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

'Let thine occupations be few,' saith the sage, 'if thou wouldst lead a tranquil life.'
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Remember that what pulls the strings is the force hidden within there lies the power to persuade, there the life,--there, if one must speak out, the real man.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land but the fame that comes after is oblivion.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Deem not life a thing of consequence. For look at the yawning void of the future, and at that other limitless space, the past.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Detronius Arbiter

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 2 or 8. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Moshe Arens

The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.'
Richard

Middle age is the time of life that a man first notices in his wife.
Richard Willard Armour

It was from an old friend who . thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, 'Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.'
Thomas Arnold

From what we get, we can make a living what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console to be understood as to understand to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Saint Francis of Assisi

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything -- or nothing.
Lady Nancy Astor

For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.
Athenus

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
John Atkinson

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others
Paul Aubuchon

O, Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console To be understood as to understand To be loved as to love For it is in giving that we receive It is in pardoning that we are pardoned And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Saint Augustine

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach

Remember this, very little is needed to make a happy life.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Life itself is neither good nor evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Every man's life lies within the present for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.
Kenny Ausubel

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Sri da Avabhas

All doubt, despair, and fear become insignificant once the intention of life becomes love, rather than dependence on love.
Sri da Avabhas

Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme

Life Is A Challenge - Meet It Life Is A Song - Sing It Life Is A Dream - Realize It Life Is A Game - Play It Life Is Love - Enjoy It
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Perhaps each life has one sensational thought, if acted upon will bring great meaning.
Michael R. Baer

Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need a sense of life's possibilities.
James Arthur Baldwin

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead

This--this was what made life a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice...a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape.
Roger Bannister

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other
Roger Bannister

The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
Lester Bangs

Life is too long not to be happy.
Thom Barber

...solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition...
Amelia Barr

Money is in some respects life's fire it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.
P Barnum

True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
Alicia Barnhart

Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
Karl Barth

If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.
Jacques Martin Barzun

Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
Georges Bataille

The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.
Mary Catherine Bateson

Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
Mary Catherine Bateson

We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are...Men do not really live for honors or for pay their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
R. J. Baughan

There is a need for heroism in American life today.
Vicki Baum

Life is going to give you just what you put into it. Put your whole heart in everything you do.
Vivian Baxter

When humans participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space. Everything outside of that space shrivels in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely. The bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life, and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. All is made new everything becomes sacred.
Sun Bear

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
Simone de Beauvoir

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven

To find fulfillment...don't exist with life - embrace it.
Jim Beggs

Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family
Joachim du Bellay

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Eugene Benge

Life is not lost by dying life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Stephen Vincent Benet

You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
Thomas Arnold Bennett

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
Robert F. Bennett

Life is 10 what you make it, and 90 how you take it.
Irving

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
Rusty Berkus

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another . . . and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
Leonard Bernstein

Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
Annie Besant

I have a high state of resentment for the conformity in this country. If you're not married and having children, it's like your life is empty or you're a communist meanie.
Walker Best

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
Mary McLeod Bethune

For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning.
Psalms 305 Bible

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside yourself.
Jacob Bigelow

May every young scientist remember... and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett

Spirit is living, and Life is Spirit, and Life and Spirit produce all things, but they are essentially one and not two.
H Hahn Blavatsky

Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.
Blessing Irish

What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.
Srully D. Blotnick

If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.
John Blofeld

If all men lead mechanical, unpoetical lifes, this is the real nihilism, the real undoing of the world.
Reginald Blyth

When we hold back on life, life holds us back.
Mary Manin Boggs

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.
Erma Bombeck

Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment - the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.
Jorge Luis Borges

Life itself is a quotation.
Jorge Luis Borges

The Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers' document it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.
Nadia Boulanger

If you can't have faith in what is held up to you for faith, you must find things to believe in yourself, for a life without faith in something is too narrow a space to live.
Alec Bourne

The mind has a thousand eyes. And the heart but one Yet the life of a whole life dies When love is done.
Francis William Bourdillon

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht

If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
Elizabeth Bowen

Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life the one preserves, the other sweetens it.
John Christian Bovee

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
Henry Boye

I believe that God prays in us and through us, whether we are praying or not (and whether we believe in God or not). So, any prayer on my part is a conscious response to what God is already doing in my life.
Malcolm Boyd

Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach.
Hal

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. The principal benefit acting has afforded me is the money to pay for my psychoanalysis.
Marlon Brando

I believe in an immortal soul. Science has proved that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Life and soul, therefore, cannot disintegrate into nothingness, and so are immortal.
Wernher Magnus Maximilian von Braun

All of life's great lessons present themselves again and again until mastered.
David Ashley Brewer

For life is the mirror of king and slave, 'Tis just what we are and do Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you.
Madeline Bridges

Life-the way it really is-is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
Joseph Brodsky

The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookner

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
Phillips Brooks

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Phillips Brooks

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was meant and made to do.
Phillips Brooks

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
Heywood

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
H. Jackson Browne

She knows what is the best purpose of education not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Mason Brown

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
Rita Mae Brown

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown

If all the world is a stage and life is just a play upon it, get me two seats in the stalls.
Rob Brown

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Browne

Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Sir Thomas Browne

I could be content that we might procreate, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition it is the most foolish act a wise man commits in all his life.
Sir Thomas Browne

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
Emil Brunner

For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things, and give Him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered.
Nancy Parker Brummett

A fanatic is one compelled to action by the need to find a strong meaning in life. The fanatic determines for himself what role he is to play in life, and his intense devotion to a cause is the means.
Eugene E. Brussell

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect.
James D. Bryden

The best things in life aren't things.
Art Buchwald

I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
William Frank Buckley, Jr.

The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you. There's only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.
Frederick Buechner

Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
Frederick Buechner

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Michelangelo Buonarroti

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
Frank Gelett Burgess

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Dr. David M. Burns

Don't miss out on life just to stay alive.
Adam Burrell

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Dr.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Dr.

Surely a tired woman on her way to work at six in the morning on a subway deserves the right to get there safely . everyone who changes his or her life because of crime . have been denied a basic civil right.
George Herbert Walker Bush

Dont go through life, GROW through life.
Eric Butterworth

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.
Charles Roberts Buxton

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
James F. Byrnes

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
Richard Evelyn Byrd

One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.
Robert C. Byrd

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
Robert

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
Herb Caen

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Gaius Julius Caesar

What each must seek in his own life never was on land or sea. It is something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.
Joseph Campbell

Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter... This is it... If you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience here's the place to have the experience.
Joseph Campbell

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Jesus' ministry was clearly defined, and the alternatives to the illusion and temptations of the desert were spelled out. A choice was made--life abundant, full, and free for all. Make no mistake about it, the day that choice was made, Jesus became suspect. That day in the temple he sealed the fate already prepared for him. How was the world to understand one who rejected an offer of power and control
Joan B. Campbell

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.
Al Capp

In the end the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity.
Fritjof Capra

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
Johnny Carson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson

Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea.
Rachel Carson

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

We are the living links in a life force that moves and plays around and through us, binding the deepest soils with the farthest stars.
Alan Chadwick

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser.
Whittaker Chambers

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, and the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
John Cheever

For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever-present sense of humor it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence.
George Barrell Cheever

If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery He has not been broken in two by time he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul, but his life.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life
Child Age 15

Whenever I start getting sad about where I am in my life, I think about the last words of my favorite uncle A truck
Child Age 15

We have entered the era of the 'imperial' former presidency with lavish libraries, special staffs and benefits, around-the-clock Secret Service protection for life and other badges of privilege.
Lawton Chiles

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Tao Le Ching

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
Deepak Chopra

Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.
Deepak Chopra

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
Mary Cholmondeley

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
Agatha Christie

I have enjoyed greatly the second bloomingsuddenly you find - at the age of 50, say - that a whole new life has opened before you.
Agatha Christie

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
Charles Joseph Joe Clark

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark

If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that'
John Cleese

Oh, welcome to this world of fools, of pink champagne and swimming pools, where all you have to lose is your virginity. Perhaps you'll have some fun tonight, just stick around and take a bite, of life. We don't need feebleness in this proximity.
Les Claypool

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed --I well know. For it is a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.
Georges Clemenceau

In all the affairs of life, social as well as political, courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest to the grateful and appreciating heart.
Henry Clay

How blessed and amazing are God's gifts, dear friends Life with immortality, splendor with righteousness, truth with confidence, faith with assurance, self-control with holiness And all these things are within our comprehension.
Clement of Rome

Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary monetary matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself.
William Cobbett

Life is playfulness... we need to play so that we can rediscover the magical around us.
Flora Colao

That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.
Laurie E. Colwin

The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.
Edwin Conklin

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.
Alen Coren

And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.
Douglas Couplan

Being filled with the Holy Spirit, then, is a matter of obedience to the Word of God. The filling of the Spirit that all experienced at Pentecost was a matter of a promise being fulfilled. Today, the believer is to be filled in obedience to the command of Ephesians 518, continuously, not merely by a single, crisis experience. The Christian life is a growth process toward maturity.
Clarence Cramer

Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Adultery Phooey You should never subjugate yourself to another nor seek the subjugation of someone else to yourself. If you follow that Crispian principle you will be able to say 'Phooey,' too, instead of reaching for your gun when you fancy yourself betrayed.
Quentin Crisp

Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigour. With such people the grey head is but the impression of the old fellow's hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well-spent life.
Quentin Crisp

What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.
Crowfoot

What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
Crowfoot

Courageous risks are life-giving, they help you grow, make you brave, and better than you think you are.
Joan L. Curcio

All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie

Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.
Marie Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

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 thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
Dan Custer

To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
Arbie M. Dale

Life is just a bowl of pits.
Rodney Dangerfield

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.
Mary Beth Danielson

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Robert Darwin

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.
Robyn Davidson

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
Robertson Davies

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
Bette Davis

What is this life if, so full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
W. H. Davies

My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis

There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music.
Jim Davis

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.
Dorothy Day

As an adolescent ... I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.
Charles De Gaulle

What is life An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
Agnes de Mille

Life's two Great Questions Why me and What do I do now
William L. DeAndrea

The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
Chauncey Depew

Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.
The Dhammapada

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Find ecstasy in life the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs.
Joan Didion

I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Isak Dinesen

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business. We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with the individuality of our wine.
Isak Dinesen

Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incomptetents in asylums, who can't are those in cemeteries.
Senator Everett Dirksen

For any woman to success in American life she must first do two things Prepare herself for a profession, and marry a man who wants her to succeed as much as she does.
Cathleen Douglas

Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.
William Orville Douglas

A good deal happens in a man's life that he isn't responsible for. Fortunate openings occur but it is safe to remember that such 'breaks' are occurring all the time, and other things being equal, the advantage goes to the man who is ready.
Lawrence Downs

Number is the Word but is not utterance it is wave and light, though no one sees it it is rhythm and music, though no one hears it. Its variations are limitless and yet it is immutable. Each form of life is a particular reverberation of Number.
Maurice Druon

Believe in life Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life.
W. E. B. Du Bois

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
Lawrence George Durrell

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Wayne W Dyer

Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
Freeman John Dyson

I am for integrity, if only because life is very short and truth is hard to come by.
Kermit Eby

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice.
Johannes Meister Eckhart

My motto is that I enjoy life. I think there's a kind of simplicity to that way of thinking.
Jenna Elfman

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Elizabeth II

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself.
Henry Havelock Ellis

Dreams are real while they last. Can we say more of life
Henry Havelock Ellis

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
Evan Esar

Human life is a continuous thread which each of us spins to his own pattern, rich and complex in meaning. There are no natural knots in it. Yet knots form, nearly always in adolescence.
Henri Estienne

Life becomes religious whenever we make it so when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
George Farquhar

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Faulkner

Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.
Charles Feidelson, Jr.

The most disturbing and wasteful emotions in modern life, next to fright, are those which are associated with the idea of blame, directed against the self or against others.
Marilyn Ferguson

Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant.
Edna Ferber

I've never struck a woman in my life, not even my own mother.
W. C. Fields

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
R. I. Fitzhenry

Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbridges from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
Zelda

For long you live and high you fly, For smiles you give and tears you cry, For all you touch and all you see Is all your life will ever be.
Pink Floyd

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return
Margot Fonteyn

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
Eugene Forsey

In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people. Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.
Edward Morgan Forster

I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
Edward Morgan Forster

My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.'
Jim Fox

Life is consciousness.
Emmet Fox

I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.
Anne Frank

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Dr. Viktor E Frankl

He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed.
David Frost

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Gagehot

The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Sometimes we want to get away from the busy and hectic city life to find solace in the raging waves of the ocean pounding on the rocks or the turbulent splashing of a bubbling waterfall. At other times we are amazed by the immovable silence of a mountain or the gentle caress of a river overjoyed tat its union with the sea. The topography of a region speaks to each one of us--a secret language that people from all facets of life understand and relate to.
Stuti Garg

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Marcus

Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.
Stephen

Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Life is a series of collisions with the future it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness it is always urgent, 'here and now,' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

When I'm trusting and being myself... everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
Shakti Gawain

I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.
Shakti Gawain

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.
Michael J. Gelb

Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.
David Gerrold

My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life.
Stan Getz

Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Wilfred Wilson Gibson

I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

Because systems of mass communication can communicate only officially acceptable levels of reality, no one can know the extent of the secret unconscious life. No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control.
Allen Ginsberg

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni

Life is pain, highness Anyone who says differently is selling something.
William Goldman

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
William Goldman

Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life.
Annette Goodheart

Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone -- Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
Adam L. Gordon

When I write love songs, people think they're really soppy -- but I see love as a consolation for the boredom of life.
Martin Gore

In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period
Antonio Gramsci

The university's characteristic state may be summarized by the words of the lady who said, I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
Hanna Holborn Gray

There was a perception that life here was-I won't say gray, that's hard for me-but beige.
Hanna Holborn Gray

The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Horace Greeley

Something unpredictable but in the end it's right, I hope you have the time of your life.
Greenday

Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
Germaine Greer

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
Lewis Grizzard

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Lewis Grizzard

It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, Life and death issues don't come along that often, thank God, so don't treat everything like it's life or death. Go easier.
Charles Grodin

Life is God's joke on us. It's our mission to figure out the punchline.
John Guarrine

There are two messages from theory of Karma. Our condition in this life is determined by our deeds in previous life. We must do good in this life to improve our conditions in next life.
B. J. Gupta

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.
Forrest Gump

I once read that the only way to enjoy life is to observe everything with a sense of detached amusement. I don't always do that, but it serves you well to keep it in mind.
Bryant Gumbel

To persevere is always a reflection of the state of one's inner life, one's philosophy and one's perspective.
David Guterson

Life goes through changes so fast, you think your life is great, than one of your best friends dies. Then you think you found someone you truly love, only to figure out, she doesn't love you back. You cry and cry and cry, but nothing changes. You realize, that you must accept things for what they are, and what they have made you become.Everything in life changes you in some way. Even the smallest things. If you do not accept these changes, you do not accept yourself. For through these changes brings new and greater things to you, making you wiser, as time progresses. To avoid these changes is a loss. You only live your life once. Do not waste a minute of it avoiding things. Let them come to you, and learn from them. There's always tomorrow.
Adam R. Gwizdala

Everything in life changes you in some way. Even the smallest things. If you do not accept these changes you do not accept yourself. For through these changes brings new and greater things to you, making you wiser, as time progresses. To avoid these changes is a loss. You only live your life once. Do not waste a minute of it avoiding things. Let them come to you, and learn from them. There is always tomorrow.
Adam R. Gwizdala

Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Hfiz

Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection.
Hfiz

Creation and redemption are the spheres in which these glories are displayed. In creation we see the eternal power and deity that belong to God alone (Rom. 120) while a deeper and richer glory is unfolded in the wondrous cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There God is fully revealed, not only in terms of His dominion and deity, but in His holiness, love, and grace. At the Cross I learn what creation could never tell me--who God is and what He is to me, a guilty sinner. God is love therefore, He is both light and life. A Savior-God What marvelous grace and glory.
William Hallman

If I come back as an animal in my next lifetime, I hope it's some type of parasite, because this is the part where I take it EASY
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

There are many stages to a man's life. In the first stage, he is young and eager, like a beaver. In the second stage, he wants to build things, like dams, and maybe chew down some trees. In the third stage, he feels trapped, and then 'skinned.'' I'm not sure what the fourth stage is.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The old pool shooter had won many a game in his life. But now it was time to hang up the cue. When he did, all the other cues came crashing to the floor. 'Sorry,' he said with a smile.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Whether they ever find life there or not, I think Jupiter should be considered an enemy planet.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

When you die, if you go somewhere where they ask you a bunch of questions about your life and what you learned and all, I think a good way to get out of it is just to say, 'No speaka English.'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

When people say that the desert is lifeless, it just makes me want to grab them by the collar and yell, 'Why you stupid, stupid bastard' Then I drive them out into the desert to where the circus is, and point out the many forms of zebra and clown life.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling Sometimes it seemed that way.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If life deals you lemons, why not go kill someone with the lemons (maybe by shoving them down his throat)
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Higher beings from outer space may not want to tell us the secrets of life, because we're not ready. But maybe they'll change their tune after a little torture.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you're a blacksmith, probably the proudest day of your life is when you get your first anvil. How innocent you are, little blacksmith.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you're robbing a bank, and your pants suddenly fall down, I think it's okay to laugh, and to let the hostages laugh too, because come on, life is funny.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Isn't it funny how one minute life can be such a struggle, and the next minute you're just driving real fast, swerving back and forth across the road
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you ever discover that what you're seeing is a play within a play, just slow down, take a deep breath, and hold on for the ride of your life.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Just because swans mate for life, I don't think it's that big of a deal. First of all, if you're a swan, you're probably not going to find a swan that looks that much better than the one you've got, so why not mate for life
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Once when I was in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, I met a mysterious old stranger. He said he was about to die and wanted to tell someone about the treasure. I said, 'Okay, as long as it's not a long story. Some of us have a plane to catch, you know.' He stared telling his story, about the treasure and his life and all, and I thought 'This story isn't too long.' But then, he kept going, and I started thinking, 'Uh-oh, this story is getting long.' But then the story was over, and I said to myself 'You know, that story wasn't too long after all.' I forget what the story was about, but there was a good movie on the plane. It was a little long, though.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

When I think back on all the blessings I have been given in my life, I can't think of a single one, unless you count that rattlesnake that granted me all those wishes.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success Indeed it does not ... Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind.
John W. Hanley

Don't be afraid your life will end be afraid that it will never begin.
Grace Hansen

Life is a bitch get use to her or else she will make you pay for having her.
Mohammad Haroon

Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
John Harold

Senator, I am one of them. You do not seem to understand who I am. I am a black woman, the daughter of a dining-car worker ... If my life has any meaning at all, it is that those who start out as outcasts can wind up as being part of the system.
Patricia Roberts Harris

Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. ... The average American (should be) content with their humble role in life, because they're not tempted to think about any other role.
William Torrey Harris

Most of us have been taught about the need to appropriate by faith what is already ours through grace. We all desire to have more joy in our Christian life. The keys to experiencing joy are available to all of us. We need to understand the gospel of the grace of God as revealed to the Apostle Paul. Then as we put Paul's instructions into practice, we will come to know God experientially. This will cause us to know Him better which will cause us to want to obey more, and on and on it goes. Then as we learn and obey God and become focused on spiritual things instead of earthly things, we will become thankful for everything that God has provided for us in Christ. Knowledge, obedience, and thankfulness will then lead to abundant joy in our everyday life In the words of the old hymn Trust and obey, For there's no other way, To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.
David Havard

In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

I must say the biggest lesson you can learn in life, or teach your children, is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after. The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
Goldie Hawn

Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
Mary Hemingway

Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.
Katharine Hepburn

Without discipline, there's no life at all.
Katharine Hepburn

Life is not meaningful to us unless serving an end beyond itself, unless it is of value to someone else.
Abraham J. Herschel

I'm not naive. I realise that quality of life and income are inextricably bound together, but sooner or later we're going to have to ask ourselves whether it is possible to make life more meaningful without charging it to Visa.
Daron Hicklin

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.
George T. Hewitt

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Cullen Hightower

One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
Etty Hilsum

Life is either a continuous process improvement, or a terminal disease that we will all die from anyways.
Randy J. Hinrichs

Abiding happiness is not simply a possibility, but a duty all may live above the troubles of life worry is a poison and happiness is a medicine.
Newell Dwight Hillis

The key to life is imagination. If you don't have that, no mater what you have, it's meaningless. If you do have imagination...you can make feast of straw.
Jane Stanton Hitchcock

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock

Celebrations are the juice of life.
John D. Hofbrauer, Jr.

If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea.
Richard Hofstadter

You've got to have something to eat and a little love in your life before you can hold still for any damn body's sermon on how to behave.
Billie Holiday

No matter what we want of life we have to give up something in order to get it.
Raymond Holliwell

I am now going to make you a gift that will stay with you the rest of your life. For the rest of your life, every time you say 'We've always done it that way,' my ghost will appear and haunt you for twenty-four hours.
Grace Murray Hopper

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins

Most history is a record of triumphs, disasters, and follies of top people. The black hole in it is the way of life of mute, inglorious men and women who made no nuisance of themselves in the world.
Philip Howard

If you play it safe in life you've decided that you don't want to grow any more.
Shirley Mount Hufstedler

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life, than on the nature of those events themselves.
Wilhelm von Humboldt

Custom is the great guide of human life.
David Hume

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.
Zora Neale Hurston

I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.
Zora Neale Hurston

I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched.
John K. Hutchens

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.
Daisaku Ikeda

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood

Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had
Henry James

Three things in human life are important the first is to be kind the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind.
Henry James

It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
Henry James

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson

I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win -- if you don't you won't.
Bruce Jenner

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus

Live by what you believe so fully that your life blossoms, or else purge the fear-and-guilt producing beliefs from your life. When people believe one thing and do something else, they are inviting misery. If you give yourself the name, play the game. When you believe something you don't follow with your heart, intellect, and body, it hurts. Don't do that to yourself. Live your belief, or let that belief go. If you are not actively living a belief, it's not really your belief, anyway.
Roger John

This is something that I cherish. Once in a friend's home I came across this blessing, and took it down in shorthand ... it says something I like to live with Oh Thou, who dwellest in so many homes, possess Thyself of this. Bless the life that is sheltered here. Grant that trust and peace and comfort abide within, and that love and life and usefulness may go out from this home forever.
Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.
Stewart B. Johnson

Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
Michael Johnson

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
James Earl Jones

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones

Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
David Starr Jordan

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
Terry Josephson

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Gustav Jung

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Carl Gustav Jung

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the currents of life, is without trouble.
Carl Gustav Jung

Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction.
Kabbalah

One path alone leads to a life of peace The path of virtue.
Juvenal

Count it the greatest sin to prefer life to honor, and for the sake of living to love what makes life worth having.
Juvenal

Think it the greatest impiety to prefer life to disgrace, and for the sake of life to lose the reason for living.
Juvenal

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
Alice Kahn

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
Immanuel Kant

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

Look to this day For it is life, the very life of life. For yesterday is but a dream And tomorrow is only a vision But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness And tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day Such is the salutation of the dawn.
Kalidasa

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Ryszard Kapuscinski

Life is a great big canvas throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye

It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.
Garrison Keillor

Age, health, and stage in life have nothing to do with serving or not serving. In each season of life there are attributes and qualities of life and experience that God values in service.
Bruce Kemper

Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Life with Mary was like being in a telephone booth with an open umbrella-no matter which way you turned, you got it in the eye.
Jean Kerr

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
Charles Franklin Kettering

I have found it difficult to endear myself to those who could best positively affect the quality of my life.
Eli Khamarov

I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life spell, And by and by my Soul returned to me, And answered I Myself am Heaven and Hell.
Omar Khayym

What's really important in life Sitting on a beach Looking a television eight hours a day I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.
Victor Kiam

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.
T. Starr King

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Charles Kingsley

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.
Grayson Kirk

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again.
Edward Irving Koch

There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski

Wealth and children are the adornment of life.
Koran

If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
Charles Krauthammer

A life lived in chaos is an impossibility...
Madeleine L'Engle

A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.
Louis L'Amour

If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.
Kwan-Tzu

In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, That is mine
Abraham Kuyper

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Jean de la Bruyere

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Jean de la Bruyere

There are only three events in a man's life birth, life, and death he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean de la Bruyere

Sad is his lot, who, once at least in his life, has not been a poet.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

Sometimes I wonder if we live life by reliving life, rather than by living life.
Michael Landon

Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.
Andrew Bonar Law

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
Stephen Butler Leacock

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything.
Norman Lear

If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
Bruce Lee

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
Richard Leider

It's hard enough to write a good drama, it's much harder to write a good comedy, and it's hardest of all to write a drama with comedy. Which is what life is.
Jack Lemmon

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the real world since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
Giacomo Leopardi

Life is too serious to be taken seriously.
Mike Leonard

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
Doris Lessing

You don't merely give over your creativity to making a film-you give over your life In theatre, by contrast, you live these two rather strange lives simultaneously you have no option but to confront the mould on last night's washing-up.
Daniel Day Lewis

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

What kind of man would live a life without daring Is life so sweet that we should criticize men that seek adventure Is there a better way to die
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men-where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure Is there a better way to die
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.
Stanley Lindquist

I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.
William J. Locke

There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
Jack London

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Loukes

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Edward Verall Lucas

You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.
Clare Booth Luce

We seek the comfort of another. Someone to share our dreams and to share in the life we choose. Someone to help us through the neverending attempt to understand ourselves. And in the end, someone to comfort us along the way.
Marlin Finch Lupus

In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.
Martin Luther

Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
Martin Luther

There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.
Martin Luther

Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsiblity and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values.
Helen Merrell Lynd

Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Norman MacEwan

At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
Dame Rose Macaulay

It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
Archibald MacLeish

It isn't the people you fire who make your life miserable, it's the people you don't.
Harvey Mackay

The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
Andre Malraux

Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
David Mamet

We must have the courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy you can't build on it it's only for wallowing in.
Katherine Mansfield

By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun.
Katherine Mansfield

You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
Beryl Markham

Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're livin'
Bob Marley

By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well.
Eleanor Marx

So. The time has come for me to get my kite flying, stretch out in the sun, kick off my shoes, and speak my piece. 'The days of struggle are over,' I should be able to say. 'I can look back now and tell myself I don't have a single regret.' But I do. Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. 'Harpo, my boy,' he said, 'I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember.' My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. 'Yes, sir' I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were.
Arthur Marx

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Julius Henry Marx

Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson

In this life he laughs longest who laughs last.
John Masefield

I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
Jackie Mason

It's not the rules and regulations you follow carefully that will win you favor with God but rather offering your life to Him in complete faith that His Son, Jesus Christ, conquered sin and death on your behalf and for your salvation.
James L. Mathews

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.
Christa McAuliffe

Without question, reading has been the foundation of whatever success I've had in my life.
Hugh McColl, Jr.

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
Tim McGraw

Never give up. If you want to be something, be conceited about it, give yourself a chance. Never say you are not good, that will never get you anywhere. Set goals, That's what life is made of.
Mike McLaren

Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories We would be more alive if we did more of this, and, Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
Peter McWilliams

In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Peter McWilliams

Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.
Henry Louis Mencken

Life is a dead-end street.
Henry Louis Mencken

Being a man, ne'er ask the gods for a life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.
Menander

It is in the ordinary duties and labors of life that the Christian can and should develop his spiritual union with God.
Thomas Merton

When life is kicking others in the teeth, Become a dentist.
Kevin Meyers

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another it is one damn thing over and over.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college the task is to help him become a self-educating man.
C. Wright Mills

If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death No death may be called futile.
Yukio Mishima

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Wilson Mizner

I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be.
Walter Frederick Mondale

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle Like seeing your family Being with your friends A fishing trip A hunting trip A night's sleep
Walter Frederick Mondale

There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method, and discipline.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.
Eugenio Montale

The incomparable stupidity of life teaches us to love our parents divine philosophy teaches us to forgive them.
Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu

Ah, Hope what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.
Susanna Moodie

The difficulty in life is the choice.
George Moore

There is only one success ... to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Christopher Darlington Morley

Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful -- a thought that is love.
Mary Manin Morrissey

Blindness and error can change a life as surely as judgment and reason can.
M. Morris

There are periods in history when change is necessary, and other periods when it is better to keep everything for the time as it is. The art of life is to be in the rhythm of your age.
Oswald Mosley

Life is a lying dream, he only wake Who casts the World aside.
Seami Motokiyo

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.
Jean Iris Murdoch

This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions.
Siddha Nagarjuna

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The bigger the real-life problems, the greater the tendency for the discipline to retreat into a reassuring fantasy-land of abstract theory and technical manipulation.
Tom Naylor

There are more serious problems in life than financial ones, and I've had a lot of those. I've been broke before, and will be again. Heartbroke That's serious. Lose a few bucks. That's not.
Willie Nelson

All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it
Bob Newhart

Growth is the only evidence of life.
John Henry Newman

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, But rather that it shall never have a beginning.
John Henry Newman

If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered.
A. Edward Newton

Believe me The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

This secret spoke Life herself unto me 'Behold,' said she, 'I am that which must ever surpass itself.'
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The most instructive experiences are those of everyday life.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Live you life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift - there is nothing small about it.
Florence Nightingale

The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.
Earl Nightingale

You have gone far and we are proud of you always. I know that you will keep your relationship with your Maker as it should be, for after all, that, as you must know, is the most important thing in this life.
Hannah Nixon

Senator, I started my life in a house without water or electricity. So I don't cede to you the high moral ground of not knowing what life is like in a ditch. to Senator Robert Byrd at a budget hearing
Paul O'Neill

I take a simple view of life keep your eyes open and get on with it.
Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier

My past is my wisdom to use today. . . my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver

In the next year or so, my signature will appear on 60 billion of United States currency. More important to me, however, is the signature that appears on my life-the strong, proud, assertive handwriting of a loving father and mother.
Katherine D. Ortega

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Camille Paglia

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker

One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Blaise Pascal

It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.
Boris Pasternak

Life has . taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.
Alan Stewart Paton

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick

Like the old motto of a famous Sunday paper, 'All human life was there' in the stately circle of the Mountbatten-Windsors, as the family coped in semipublic with those everlasting elements of human interest-sickness, scandal, family tension and divorce.
John Pearson

The Queen Mother, with a lifetime's popularity, seemed incapable of a bad performance as national grandmother-warm, smiling, human, understanding, she embodied everything the public could want of its grandmother.
John Pearson

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn

Life is like a bicycle you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.
Claude Pepper

To mature means to take responsibility for your life, to be on your own. Psychoanalysis fosters the infantile state by considering that the past is responsible for the illness.
Fritz Perls

I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
Anthony Perkins

Life is pretty simple You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
Thomas Peters

Now the alternative to despair is courage. And human life can be viewed as a continuous struggle between these two options. Courage is the capacity to affirm one's life in spite of the elements which threaten it. The fact that courage usually predominates over despair in itself tells us something important about life. It tells you that the forces that affirm life are stronger than those that negate it.
Paul E. Pfuetze

We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.
Gaius Petronius

If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
Eugene Peterson

Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.
William Lyon Phelps

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.
William Lyon Phelps

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young.
Luella F. Phean

Remember that life is not measured in hours but in accomplishments.
James A. Pike

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
Robert M. Pirsig

It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good.
Pope Pius XI

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II

There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world.
Sir Karl Popper

Life begins as a quest of the child for the man and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child.
Laurens Van der Post

Men do not understand books until they have had a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
Ezra Loomis Pound

God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy power, Thy love and Thy way of life. May I do Thy will always. Amen.
Alcoholics Anonymous Prayer

Grant, Lord, that we might overcome our enemies by transforming them into friends. Make them and make us conscious of those deep inward reaches whereby every heart is rooted in our world's deep common life.
Jewish Prayer

Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. ... Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.
Ivy Baker Priest

What I still ask for daily - for life as long as I have work to do, and work as long as I have life.
Reynolds Price

Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Assyrian Proverb

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Cherokee Proverb

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
Jewish Proverb

Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
Latin Proverb

The teacher's task is not to implant facts but to place the subject to be learned in front of the learner and, through sympathy, emotion, imagination and patience, to awaken in the learner the restless drive for answers and insights which enlarge the personal life and give it meaning.
Nathan M. Pusey

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
The Divine Pymander

Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not. knows no release from little things.
Amelia Earhart Putnam

Don't be sad, don't be angry, if life deceives you Submit to your grief -- your time for joy will come, believe me.
Alekandr Sergeyevick Pushkin

... I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.
J Danforth Quayle

But if you build your life on dreams it's prudent to recall a man with moonlight in his hands has nothing there at all.
Don Quixote

If life indeed is a stage, then how can we act our parts if we can't read our script
Vu Quyen

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.
Gilda Radner

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.
Sir Walter Raleigh

A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life--what people are interested in. That's journalism.
Burton Rascoe

Language study is a route to maturity. Indeed, in language study as in life, if a person is the same today as he was yesterday, it would be an act of mercy to pronounce him dead and to place him in a coffin, rather than in a classroom.
John A. Rassias

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
Dan Rather

And if it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart, the only dream that mattered had come true. In this life, I was loved by you.
Colin Raye

Kindness is the life's blood, the elixir of marriage. Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love ... Kindness is good will. Kindness says, 'I want you to be happy.' Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
Randolph Ray

Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.
Gottfried Reinhardt

The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it charm.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character the multitude pass us by like a distant army.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough You must take action.
Anthony Robbins

It is in your moments of decision that your life is shaped. Develop your decision-making muscles.
Anthony Robbins

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson

American life is a powerful solvent. It seems to neutralise every intellectual element, however tough and alien it may be, and to fuse it in the native good-will, complacency thoughtlessness, and optimism.
James Harvey Robinson

Power operates only destructively, bent always on forcing every manifestation of life into the straitjacket of its laws. Its intellectual form of expression is dead dogma, its physical form brute force. And this unintelligence of its objectives sets its stamp on its supporters also and renders them stupid and brutal, even when they were originally endowed with the best of talents. One who is constantly striving to force everything into a mechanical order at last becomes a machine himself and loses all human feeling.
Rudolph Rocker

Grade school is the snooze button on the clock-radio of life.
John Rogers

Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
Helen Rowland

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
Helen Rowland

There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Isaac Rubin

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner

We may live without her, and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her. How cold is all history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears
John Ruskin

I do not fear the inevitable death for it is certain. Instead I fear life for here anything is possible.
Mavette Sadile

Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive.
Dr. Jonas Salk

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
George Sand

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, to one's affections, and one's inner happiness.
George Sand

There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.
George Sand

Life's simplest things are love, and kindly friends, Nature's sweet charm of earth and sea and sky gladness of soul that with right living blends -- home's dear content, so cheap that all may buy.
Ripley D. Saunders

The direction of a man's thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind.
Erich Sauer

At the close of life the question will be not how much have you got, but how much have you given nor how much have you won, but how much have you done not how much have you saved, but how much have you sacrificed how much have you loved and served, not how much were you honored.
Nathan C. Schaeffer

This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome-to be got over.
Arthur Schopenhauer

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle--he defeated the fear of trying.
Dr. Robert Schuller

Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Dr. Robert Schuller

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schuller

Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles Monroe Schultz

That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another....
Charles Monroe Schultz

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right
Charles Monroe Schultz

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.
Howard Schultz

A resurrection waits in the future of all people, whether saved or lost, kingdom saints or the Body of Christ. 'Marvel not at this for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and come forth they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation' (Jn. 528, 29).
Vernon Schutz

Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality -- do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
Charles Scribner, Jr.

What makes life worth living To be born with the gift of laughter and sense that the world is mad.
Searamouche

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
Chief Seattle

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life We are merely a strand in it. What we do with the web, we do to ourselves...
Chief Seattle

there will always be pressures and time sin your life when you'll need answers, but coke and the rest offer nothing -- no outlet, no information. And, believe me, you're only as good as your information.
Bob Seger

There must be more to life than having everything.
Maurice Sendak

Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger -- because when you do, you find out you can do it.
William Sessions

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
Bill Shankly

Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.
Fulton John Sheen

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
Florence Shinn

Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore

History makes us some amends for the shortness of life.
Philip Skelton

Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good do good. Be kind be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.
Swami Sivanada

If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Sivanada

Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Samuel Smiles

The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.
Samuel Smiles

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Samuel Smiles

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, 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. You are the center of your universe, and you can make anything happen.
Ashley Smith

Seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives rest of the heart.
Hannah Whitall Smith

Because I have been a magician for many years, people have often asked me whether I ever have sawn a woman in half. I reply, Oh, yes I've sawn over seventy women in half in my lifetime, and I'm learning the second half of the trick now.
Raymond Smullyan

All my pupils are the crme de la crme. Give me a girl of an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.
Muriel Spark

One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must live it to the full.
Muriel Spark

Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
Muriel Spark

Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
Herbert Spencer

I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center.
Stephen Spender

It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser

We are living in a day of self-seeking and irresponsibility, even in Christian circles. Few indeed are the Christian believers who have truly laid their all on the altar for Christ. Few are the spiritual leaders who truly put God FIRST . Rather they think first, albeit subconsciously, of their positions, popularity, salaries and the success of the organizations over which they preside. While professing strong allegiance to God and His Word, they are nevertheless careful not to emphasize those passages from the Word which might ruffle feathers or rock the boat, as we say. In spite of their professed fidelity to God's Word and will, their first objective is actually to keep their organizations running smoothly and pleasantly so that they may continue to grow in numbers. This has become a way of life in Christendom, but in this matter too we should 'search the Scriptures daily,' to determine whether these things have God's approval, for however good and right a thing may seem, if it is at variance with the Word, rightly divided, it is contrary to the will of God and therefore wrong.
Cornelius Stam

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegner

Lord, how the day passes It's like a life--so quickly when we don't watch it and so slowly if we do.
John Ernst Steinbeck

Experience a comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
Judith Stern

What do I believe As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, ready words are not at hand.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
Laurence Sterne

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky

When I feel bad, I work. When I have problems, when I'm depressed, when I'm bored with life, I sit down to my work. There are probably other prescriptions, but I don't know them. Or they don't work for me. You want my advice -- here it is Go and work. Thank God that people like you and me need only paper and pencil to work.
Strugatsky

Integrate what you believe into every single area of your life.
Meryl Streep

I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Meryl Streep

Look to this day,For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existencethe bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.For yesterday is but a dreamAnd tomorrow is only a vision,But today well lived makesevery yesterday a dream of happinessand every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore to this day,such is the salutation of the dawn.
The Sufi

Never say never Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it.
Gloria Swanson

Never say never, for if you live long enough, chances are you will not be able to abide by its restrictions. Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it.
Gloria Swanson

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
Charles R. Swindoll

People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under.
Charles R. Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts.... We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
Charles R. Swindoll

Rumor is not always wrong. - from Life of Agricola
Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The most beautiful thing to experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of life, art and science.
Michael Talbot

Life is what happens to you when you're making other plans.
Betty Talmadge

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world and whoever resues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
The Talmud

There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the establishment and nothing more corrupting.
Alan John Percivale Taylor

Mistake not. Those pleasures are not pleasures that trouble the quiet and tranquillity of thy life.
Jeremy Taylor

When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange -- my youth.
Sara Teasdale

Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings And children's faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup.
Sara Teasdale

Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.
Edward Teller

While there's life, there's hope.
Terence

No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in with you.
Steve Tesich

It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
Nancy Thayer

We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a 'common goal' of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.
Lewis Thomas

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.
Jeremy Thorpe

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
James Grover Thurber

Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman

Oregano is the spice of life.
Henry J. Tillman

The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.
Leo Tolstoy

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy

If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living.
Leo Tolstoy

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournier

That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournier

We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.
Jean Toomer

In life you can never be too kind or too fair everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Brian Tracy

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Anthony Trollope

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
D. Elton Trueblood

My life is one long curve, full of turning points.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.
John Tyndall

Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.
Miguel de Unamuno

Bank on a life, saving towards the certainty of change Ledger all the happiness, pencil in to rearrange Withdraw all the worry Deposit all the faith Compound all the experience and Recognize when the payment is late.
Unknown

The only thing that you can carry with you on your travels Is your heart. Fill you heart with good things and good things will follow you For the rest fo your life.
Unknown

Many people chase after success. Others pursue money. But I think the happiest people on earth Are the one's who have found significance. The real question of life must be What has significance for you
Unknown

I believe in livin' a life less ordinary... Yet extraordinary.
Unknown

Never lose sight of the importance of a beautiful sunrise, Or watching your kids sleep, or the smell of rain. It's often the little things that really matter in life.
Unknown

It is not doing the things we like to do, But liking the things we have to do That makes life blessed.
Unknown

Nothing is great like friendship on earth, No jewel No pearl has got it's worth. No one except a friend can be trusted, Your life will never ever get rusted.
Unknown

Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put-off sharing with people, How much they really mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Unknown

Listen to life, it is the wisest teacher of all.
Unknown

Life is too short to settle for anything less than a 110 effort
Unknown

Life was made to be enjoyed as well as endured.
Unknown

We stare into the fire of life, the flame of the soul, Yet we stand, so far away, Basking in the eternal energy that flows from within it, We stand back, too scared to approach the flames.
Unknown

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Unknown

Life lives, life dies. Life laughs, life cries. Life gives up and life tries. But life looks different through everyone's eyes.
Unknown

Life is like an onion. You peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
Unknown

Life is too short to be sensible.
Unknown

Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.
Unknown

Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.
Unknown

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Unknown

A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong.
Unknown

This is the truth As from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
Maitri Upanishads

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -- which he then spends sending his son to college.
Bill Vaughan

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
Bill Vaughan

Let the stronger man give to the man whose need is greater let him gaze upon the lengthening path of life. For riches roll like the wheels of a chariot, turning from one to another.
Rig Veda

There are two kinds of people in this world, those who long to be understood and those who long to be misunderstood. It is the irony of life that neither is gratified.
Carl Van Vechten

The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

All my life I wanted to be someone I guess I should have been more specific.
Jane Wagner

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Denis Watley

Life is a continual upgrade.
J. Mark Wallace

Have you even been in love Horrible, isn't it It makes you so vulnrable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
Rose Walker

Mighty are the winds of time, which sweep away the despair of a broken heart, which blow back the essence of life, which refresh the soul with yet another sweet countenance.
Dax Ward

I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude--your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people--determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself.
Caroline Warner

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.
Earl Warren

We may not know the whole story in our lifetime. (On assassination of President John F Kennedy(
Earl Warren

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
Bill Watterson

My life needs a rewinderase button. - Calvin
Bill Watterson

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
John Wayne

Every man's life, liberty, and property are in danger when the Legislature is in session.
Daniel Webster

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
Steven Weinberg

One only needs two tools in life WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.
G. Weilacher

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.
H. G. Wells

I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever-increasing possibilities before life, And I see no limits set to it at all, Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
H. G. Wells

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
H. G. Wells

God's people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay, much less that God will provide some sort of running commentary on the meaning of each day's allotment of confusion, boredom, pain, or achievement.
David Wells

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Rebecca West

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

Life is the only real counselor wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Percy Whipple

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.
E. B. White

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Alfred North Whitehead

He who consistently plans each day will journey successfully through all of life's years.
Drew Eric Whitman

Life doesn't happen to us, it happens from us.
Mike Wickett

There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you.
Elie Wiesel

Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
Warren Wiersbe

Life just isn't worth living unless you're willing to take some big chances and go for broke.
Eliot Wiggington

Like the winds of the sea are the winds of fate As we voyage along through life, Tis the set of the soul That decides its goal And not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows by like a song, But the man worth while is the one who can smile, When everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is troubled, And it always comes with the years. And the smiles that is worth the praises of earth Is the smile that shines through tears.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - no more - to a man, And love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The mere mechanical technique of acting can be taught, but the spirit that is to give life to lifeless forms must be born in a man. No dramatic college can teach its pupils to think or to feel. It is Nature who makes our artists for us, though it may be Art who taught them their right mode of expression.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Where you end up isn't the most important thing. It's the road you take to get you there. The road you take is what you'll look back on And call your life. Not reaching success isn't the end of the world. Not trying to reach it is.
Tim Wiley

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.
Frances Willard

Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
Tennessee Williams

Life is an unanswered question, but let's believe in the dignity and important of the question.
Tennessee Williams

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson

Take life one basket at a time.
Jackie Wilson

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

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

We are each responsible for our own life - no other person is or even can be.
Oprah Winfrey

Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.
Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
Oprah Winfrey

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to chage the way you think.
Oprah Winfrey

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings.
Oprah Winfrey

Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life.
Oprah Winfrey

Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
Oprah Winfrey

Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself What is my truest intention Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it's right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
Oprah Winfrey

I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.
Oprah Winfrey

It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
Oprah Winfrey

Along with such abundance of grace comes the gift of righteousness. Again grace and righteousness combine to allow believers to experience the enthroned life in Jesus Christ. In God's dealings with man today, grace is king. Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord
Rollin Wilson

Life offers two great gifts--time, and the ability to choose how we spend it. Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.
Richard I. Winword

A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.
P. G. Wodehouse

Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.
P. G. Wodehouse

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
P. G. Wodehouse

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Virginia

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
Alexander Woollcott

The Meaning Of Life The reason that we're all here is that it was too crowded where we were supposed to go.
Steven Wright

Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.
Henry M. Wriston

Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant.
Henry M. Wriston

To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko

The secret of the magic of life consists in using action in order to attain non-action. One must not wish to leap over everything and penetrate directly.
Lu Yen

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self... Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
Vash Young

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
Jack Youngblood

Life is full of doors that don't open when you knock, equally spaced amid those that open when you don't want them to.
Roger Zelazny

Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
Zig Ziglar

Push on, friend. You're just one exciting step from the banquet hall of life.
Zig Ziglar

There's often no way you can look into the game of life and determine whether or not you'll get that big break tomorrow or whether it will take another week, month, year or even longer. But it will come
Zig Ziglar

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar

After you've been in a place for a while, everything starts to look... I won't say better, there's no need to go to extremes...but your everyday life does start to become...familiar.
David Assael

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Herbert Henry Asquith

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
Kingsley Amis

I thought I loved him, but I really just needed him. There was so much death and when I was in bed with him, I wasn't thinking about death...Look, what I'm trying to say is that we can't know what's in another person's heart, we can't even know what's in our own. Life turns on a dime, and somehow we muddle through.
Sybil Adelman

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
Lucius Accius

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Anonymous

It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
Philip Adams

What we play is life.
Louis Armstrong

He is the better equipped for life. As for swimming, who has the less to carry.
Apuleius

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally 'Famous' Amos

What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

A lawyer starts life giving 500 worth of law for 5 and ends giving 5 worth for 500.
Benjamin H. Brewster

But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain
Lois McMaster Bujold

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
Mitchell Burgess

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.
John Barth

Life is too short for traffic.
Dan Bellack

If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in life could compensate for it.
Lawana Blackwell

Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
Lawana Blackwell

Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.
Herbert W. Boyer

I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
James M. Barrie

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Burr

One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.
Alexander A. Bogomoletz

Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
Henry Bromel

We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad.
Henry Bromel

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman

I had learnt to seek intensitymore of life, a concentrated sense of life.
Nina Berberova

All that counts in life is intention.
Andrea Bocelli

Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline.
Jane E. Brody

As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
M. Cartmill

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Ramsay Clark

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
Cher

A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.
Cicero

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
Cicero

Our span of life is brief, but is long enough for us to live well and honestly.
Cicero

While there's life, there's hope.
Cicero

History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Cicero

I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life.
Pable Casals

I truly feel that there are as many ways of loving as there are people in the world and as there are days in the life of those people.
Mary S. Calderone

I think wholeness comes from living your life consciously during the day and then exploring your inner life or unconscious at night.
Margery Cuyler

So if it seems that some of what I'll have to say in the pages to come doesn't reflect the mellowing of age, that's only because I've never found that life and memories respond to time the way that tobacco does.
Caleb Carr

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette

Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.
Marquis de Condorcet

It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always this occupation ought to last as long as life.
Queen Christina

We cannot control the evil tongues of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Cato the Elder

I never saw an ugly thing in my life for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
John Constable

Whose life is it anyway
Brian Clark

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
Margaret Cho

Try to put your happiness before anyone else's, because you may never have done so in your entire life, if you really think about it, if you are really honest with yourself.
Margaret Cho

The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think.
William O. Douglas

Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
Dr. Thomas Dooley

The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that is a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life.
Chris Evert

Give not over thy soul to sorrow and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.
Ecclesiastes

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is thank you, that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Al Franken

Life is full of obstacle illusions.
Grant Frazier

What is it about genus arboretum that socks us in the figurative solar plexus We see a logging truck go cruising down the road, stacked with a bunch of those fresh-cut giants, we feel like we lost a brother. Next thing you know, we're in The Brick, we're flopping money down on the bar. Wood. We're under a roof. Wood. We're walking the floors. Wood. Grabbing a pool cue. That's wood. Our friends in the forest carry a set of luggage from the mythical baggage carousel. Tree of life, tree of knowledge, family tree, Buddha's Bodhi tree. Page one of life, in the beginning. Genesis 322. Adam and Eve. They're kicking back in the garden of Eden and boom, they get an eviction notice. Why is that Lest they should also take of the tree of life, eat and live forever. A definitive Yahweh no-no. Be good to yourself, go out and plant a wet one on a tree.
Diane Frolov

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
Clifton Fadiman

Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.
Piero Ferrucci

Death hath so many doors to let out life.
John Fletcher

Life is a risk.
Diane Von Furstenberg

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions, when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whoever, in middle age, attempts to realize the wishes and hopes of his early youth, invariably deceives himself. Each ten years of a man's life has its own fortunes, its own hopes, its own desires.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rest not Life is sweeping by go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe believe life it teaches better than book or orator.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is not anything, but an opportunity for something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-latern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Doubt 'til thou canst doubt no more...doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought.
Albert Guerard

It is impossible to go through life without trust That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Graham Greene

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there id only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
Martha Graham

Is there life before death
Graffito

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge

Unless a life is activated by sustained purpose it can become a depressingly haphazard affair.
Richard Guggenheimer

I am...blood. That primordial ooze. Not out there, listeners, in here. Inside this skin we wear, it only lets us think we're something else-- nice clean brains, little talking computers running around in the pursuit of happiness. We pierce this skin and what do we see Warm ooze, protoplasm churning and jesting, defecating, pulsating, life, death.
Robin Green

Dr. Joel Fleischman in nature. Not exactly the man you knew. He couldn't see past the Hudson River if he tried. He liked his fish smoked or preferable hand sliced from Zabars on a sliced bagel served with onions. Nature, to him, was an irritant. Birds didn't sing, they woke him up. A body of water wasn't life, it was a golf hazard..
Robin Green

Not only is life a bitch, it has puppies.
Adrienne E. Gusoff

You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
Barbara Hall

Because you are in control of your life. Don't ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.
Barbara Hall

I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed.
Etty Hillesum

Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Engineering is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realisation in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings homes to men or women. Then it elevates the standard of living and adds to the comforts of life. This is the engineer's high privilege.
Herbert Hoover

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
Katharine Butler Hathaway

Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.
bell hooks

The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
Carolyn Heilbrun

Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody every died from pleasure.
Sol Hurok

It is not growing like a tree in bulk doth make man better be Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere, A lily of a day is fairer in May Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant of flower and light, In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Benjamin Johnson

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
Carl Jung

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.
Carl Jung

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Okakura Kakuzo

I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing.
Alice Killer

I detest life-insurance agents they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Stephen Leacock

An exile's life is no life.
Leonidas of Tarentum

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's craft that a large part of genius consists.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
Joan Lunden

Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.
Harriet Lerner

Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions.
Holly Lisle

In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.
Susanne Langer

Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
David Letterman

Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today.
Marcus Valerius Martialis

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
Maurice Maeterlinck

At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you're living your life doesn't matter. What matters is whether you're comfortable with it.
Phillip C. McGraw

Age iswisdom, if one has lived one's life properly.
Miriam Makeba

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady

A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.
Reverend Edward A. Malloy

Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We've become a nation of wimps We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.
Jeff Melvoin

First I thought it was numbness, shock. The inability to believe that a just God could allow someone to destroy a gold mine of prehistoric knowledge for a year's worth of Salisbury steak...Life is a mystery. One man's life- altering experience is another man's tenderloin.
Jeff Melvoin

Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.
Brittany Murphy

But the life that no longer trust another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer.
Martha Nussbaum

Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.
Robin Norwood

I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life, I have never profited from public service. I've earned every cent. And in all of my years in public life I have never obstructed justice. And I think, too, that I can say that in my years of public life that I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got.
Richard M. Nixon

Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice.
Max Nordau

Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.
Christiane, M.D. Northrup

To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Cynthia Ozick

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
Jackson Pollock

Words have a longer life than deeds.
Pindar

Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
Pindar

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce

If you look good and dress well, you don't need a purpose in life.
Robert Pante

Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody

I've learned that all a person has in life is family and friends. If you lose those, you have nothing, so friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world.
Trey and Matt Stone Parker

I just realized that there's going to be a lot of painful times in life, so I better learn to deal with it the right way.
Trey and Matt Stone Parker

I love life...Yeah, I'm sad, but at the same time, I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like...It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness.
Trey and Matt Stone Parker

Life is an escalator You can move forward or backward you can not remain still.
Patricia Russell-McCloud

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Arthur Rubinstein

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
M. C. Richards

Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
don Miguel Ruiz

Spring is when life's alive in everything.
Christina G. Rossetti

Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it a charm.
Jean Paul Richter

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.
Jean Paul Richter

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
John D. Rockefeller

My life is the story of a man who always wants to carry too much. My spiritual quest is the painful process of learning to let go of things not essential.
Real Live Preacher

There isnt much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you arent really living without it.
Real Live Preacher

When life seems chaotic, you don't need people giving you easy answers or cheap promises. There might not be any answers to your problems. What you need is a safe place where you can bounce with people who have taken some bad hops of their own.
Real Live Preacher

God, I dont have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.
Real Live Preacher

And so faith is closing your eyes and following the breath of your soul down to the bottom of life, where existence and nonexistence have merged into irrelevance. All that matters is the little part you play in the vast drama.
Real Live Preacher

One thing is clear to me. You cant know everything youd like to know. You cant do everything youd like to do. You cant read everything youd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.
Real Live Preacher

I hate life, I hate death and everything in between just doesn't interest me.
Chris Rapier

Golf isn't a game, it's a choice that one makes with one's life.
Charles Rosin

In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Lydia Sigourney

Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness it is after all, all the same the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I'm going to a special place when I die, but I want to make sure my life is special while I'm here.
Payne Stewart

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Barry Switzer

If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
Nadine Stair

Death is more universal than life everyone dies but not everyone lives.
A. Sachs

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.
Morrie Schwartz

I like life. It's something to do.
Ronnie Shakes

Life is too complicated not to be orderly.
Martha Stewart

This is our purpose to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.
Oswald Spengler

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
Henry Stimson

You need only claim the event of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
Florida Scott-Maxwell

Life is like and ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
Sharon Salzberg

The fact that we don't know this man, isn't important really. Cause his experience is our experience, and his fate is our fate. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass, says the preacher. All is vanity I think that's a pretty good epitaph for all of us. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass. Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't.
Andrew Schneider

I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember.
Andrew Schneider

If you were in a burning house and there was a cat and a Rembrandt, what would you save The cat...you would save the cat, because the cat is alive. The art is dead. It's just paint on a canvas, ink on a page. To live for art is to deny life. It's just to destroy life.
Andrew Schneider

Men are confused. They're conflicted. They want a woman who's their intellectual equal, but they're afraid of women like that. They want a woman they can dominate, but then they hate her for being weak. It's an ambivalence that goes back to a man's relationship with his mother. Source of his life, center of his universe, object of both his fear and his love.
Andrew Schneider

Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Andrew Schneider

Life here is so elemental. So real. Without the interference of civilization you can really experience things like,...silence. Silence and darkness in its purity. Right now, right outside my window all I can see is a black void. Endless darkness. It's totally exhilarating, and I feel very lucky to be here. Very, very lucky.
Andrew Schneider

Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it, it's like music. The plants, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don't see, it's like one, big, pulsating symphony.
Andrew Schneider

Life's dirty. Life's unclean you know. It's birth, it's sex, it's the intestinal tract. One big squishy, unsanitary mess. It never gets any cleaner either. You know, dust to dust, worms crawl in, worms crawl out, right Even though we know that, we still walk the walk, we still live the life. We're like a bunch of little kids. Little kids, you know, we jump in this big old pond of mud and we're slapping it all over our face, rubbing our hair all down our backs and we're making these glorious, gooey, mud pies. That's us.
Andrew Schneider

I feel like I can handle a lot of things. I can handle a parasitic infection and separating lesions, arterial sclerosis. But this stuff...I just want to go through life thinking people are happy, naive as that may sound.
Andrew Schneider

Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, More light. Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we're supposed to be asleep. Light is more than watts and footcandles. Light is metaphor. Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.
Andrew Schneider

Despite everything I've achieved in my life, the culinary awards, the military commendations, the honorary degrees, I have never, ever lost sight of what's truly important. The thing that gives meaning to these triumphs. Someone to share them with. A companion. A help mate. A wife.
Andrew Schneider

I guess what I'm trying to say is, I don't think you can measure life in terms of years. I think longevity doesn't necessarily have anything to do with happiness. I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks. If you're not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead.
Andrew Schneider

A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.
Andrew Schneider

I'm grateful to you. If it weren't for you, I'd be in Cicely right now and I'd still be running that rat race, still locked in that commute. I'd be totally stressed, I'd be totally ignorant of what my life could be. I'm happier now than I've ever been.
Andrew Schneider

Greetings on this most exceedingly beautiful spring morning. A morning swollen with new life, a morning on which, if I had the voice, I would let loose with song. It's hard to believe just a few short weeks ago we were eating our cornflakes in the wintery dark. Now, well it's still kind of dim out there, but I can see the golden glow of Apollo's chariot waiting in the wings, about to make its entrance. Winter's on the lam, no doubt.
Andrew Schneider

As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.
Andrew Schneider

Life is too important to take seriously.
Corky Siegel

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder

That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another....
Charles M. Schulz

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right
Charles M. Schulz

No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
Judge Gideon J. Tucker

Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.
George Tooker

I've been trying for some time to develop a lifestyle that doesn't require my presence.
Gary Trudeau

Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house.
James Thurber

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Donald Trump

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
G. M. Trevelyan

There is no mystery, at least not the kind you want. In real life there are no fogbound moors or clues on matchbooks or fifth columnists waiting to be unmasked. it would be nice if here were, because then there would be solutions to things in life, but it doesn't always work that way. Everyone likes a good detective story. I went through my Hammett phase in college. I think the attraction is, in life our mysteries aren't exciting. You know They're just intractable and depressing and enervating. Like, why do we always hurt the ones we love. Where does the money go ...in a detective story, at least the universe makes sense. It was him. He did it. The natural order is disturbed, but the beauty of it is that it's restored again.
Rogers Turrentine

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
US Declaration of Independence

After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.
Evelyn Underhill

Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
Kurt Vonnegut

Blame someone else and get on with your life.
Alan Woods

Learning to live what you're born with is the process, the involvement, the making of a life.
Diane Wakoski

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
Dick Werthimer

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Rodney Yee

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno