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Life quotes (238)
This life at best is but an inn And we the passengers.
James Howell Category: Life
Life is the continuous adjustment of external relations.
Herbert Spencer Category: Life
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton Category: Life
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. Life has loveliness to sell Music like a curve of gold Scent of pine trees in the rain Eyes that love you arms that hold And for your spirit's still delight Holy thoughts that star the night. Spend all you have for loveliness Buy it and never count the cost; For one white singing hour of peace Count many a year of strife well lost And for a breath of ecstasy Give all you have been or could be.
Sara Teasdale Category: Life
You can out distance that which is running after you but not what is running inside you.
Proverb Category: Life
Man reaches each stage of his life as a novice.
Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort Category: Life
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Guy Bellamy Category: Life
A poor life this if full of care We have no time to stand and stare.
William Henry Davies Category: Life
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 E. Byrd Category: Life
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm Category: Life
If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one Life the Aching Or cool one Pain Or help one fainting Robin Unto his Nest again I shall not live in Vain.
Emily Dickinson Category: Life
Life must be lived as play.
Plato Category: Life
Man wants but little; nor that little long.
Edward Young Category: Life
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 Verrall Lucas Category: Life
Every experience in life everything with which we have come in contact in life is a chisel which has been cutting away at our life statue molding modifying shaping it. We are part of all we have met. Everything we have seen heard felt or thought has had its hand in molding us shaping us
Orison Swett Marden Category: Life
Life is full of misery loneliness and suffering and its all over much too soon.
Woody Allen Category: Life
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Charles Swindoll Category: Life
My trade and my art is living.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Category: Life
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
Wystan Hugh Auden Category: Life
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts deeds and words return to us sooner or later with outstanding accuracy.
Florence Schovel Category: Life
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is A tragedy but that it is a bore.
Henry Louis Mencken Category: Life
Life is lifes greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On lifes scale of values the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.
Lloyd Biggle Jr. Category: Life
Death and adversity come to us all but so does life everlasting!
Joy F. Evans Category: Life
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Simone Weil Category: Life
Self-reverence self-knowledge self-control These three alone lead life to sovereign power.
Lord Alfred Tennyson Category: Life
Live life to the fullest.
Ernest Hemingway Category: Life
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer but rather what they miss.
Thomas Carlyle Category: Life
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 Category: Life
Life is my college. May I graduate well and earn some honors!
Louisa May Alcott Category: Life
Our lives are but our marches to the grave.
Francis Beaumont Category: Life
Have known the evenings mornings afternoons I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
T. S. Eliot Category: Life
We are what we pretend to be but we better be very careful what we pretend.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Category: Life
But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
David Herbert Lawrence Category: Life
Life is made up of sobs sniffles and smiles with sniffles predominating.
O. Henry Category: Life
Life is an offensive directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Alfred North Whitehead Category: Life
We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered the problems of life have still not been touched at all. Of course there is then no question left and just this is the answer. The solution of the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of this problem.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein Category: Life
We don't know yet about life how can we know about death?
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius Category: Life
There is no sadder grief than that which lies at the bottom of a life that has been wrecked through deception
Lemuel K. Washburn Category: Life
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Jim Rohn Category: Life
Life is rather like a tin of sardines were all of us looking for the key.
Alan Bennett Category: Life
Its as large as life and twice as natural.
Lewis Carroll Category: Life
If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track which has been there all the while waiting for you and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
Joseph Campbell Category: Life
Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
Alan Bennet Category: Life
It is with life as with a playit matters not how long the action is spun out but how good the acting is.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Category: Life
Man wants but little here below but likes that little goodand not too long in coming.
Samuel Butler the Younger Category: Life
This life is worth living we can say since it is what we make it from the moral point of view.
William James Category: Life
Death and taxes and childbirth. Theres never any convenient time for any of them.
Margaret Mitchell Category: Life
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill Category: Life
To inflict cruelties on defenceless creatures or condone such acts is to abuse one of the cardinal tenets of a civilized society reverence for life.
Jon Evans Category: Life
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 Category: Life
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 Saavedra Category: Life
LIFE n. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay. We live in daily apprehension of its loss; yet when lost it is not missed.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce Category: Life
The worlds a bubble; and the life of man Less than a span.
Francis Bacon Category: Life
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo Category: Life
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 Category: Life
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 Category: Life
Life is wasted on the living.
Zaphod Beeblebrox IV Category: Life
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace Category: Life
O threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise! One thing at least is certain - This Life flies; One thing is certain and the rest is Lies; The Flower that once has bloomed for ever dies.
Omar Khayyam Category: Life
Life is what we make it and the world is what we make it. The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
Albert Pike Category: Life
Fill whats empty empty whats full and scratch where it itches.
Duchess of Windsor Category: Life
Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.
Michael J. Gelb Category: Life
Never take life seriously no one ever comes out alive anyway.
Allie Hemphill Category: Life
Every luxury must be paid for and everything is a luxury starting with being in the world.
Cesare Pavese Category: Life
Let your boat of life be light packed with only what you need a homely home and simple pleasures one or two friends worth the name someone to love and someone to love you a cat a dog and a pipe or two enough to eat and enough to wear and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
Jerome Klapka Jerome Category: Life
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin Category: Life
LITTLE THINGS Oh its just the little homely things The unobtrusive friendly things The wont you let me help you things That make our pathway light; And its just the jolly joking things The never mind the trouble things The laugh with me its funny things That make the world seem bright. For all the countless famous things The wondrous record breaking things Those never-can-be-equalled things That all the papers cite Are not like little human things Thejust because I like you things That make us happy quite. So heres to all the little things The done and then forgotten things Those Oh its simply nothing things That make life worth the fight. Grace Haines
Grace Haines Category: Life
One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go and duct tape to make them stop.
George Weilacher Category: Life
You can live a lifetime and at the end of it know more about other people that you know about yourself.
Beryl Markham Category: Life
There are only two ways to be quite unprejudiced and impartial. One is to be completely ignorant. The other is to be completely indifferent. Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand not attitudes to be avoided.
Charles P. Curtis Category: Life
Life is pure flame and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Browne Category: Life
We know what we are but not what we may be.
William Shakespeare Category: Life
O life! thou art a galling load Along a rough a weary road To wretches such as I!
Robert Burns Category: Life
We are not certain we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions and we could at last make others take us seriously.
Albert Camus Category: Life
There is only one failure in life possible and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
George Eliot Category: Life
You cant do anything about the length of your life but you can do something about its width and depth.
Evan Esar Category: Life
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.
Guatama Buddha Category: Life
You are what you are and not what people think you are
O. W. Polen Category: Life
Life is ten percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
Irving Berlin Category: Life
Life forms illogical 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?
Dame Margot Fonteyn Category: Life
Life is a long headache in a noisy street.
John Edward Masefield Category: Life
From what we get we can make a living; what we give however makes a life.
Arthur Ashe Category: Life
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something moulded.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery Category: Life
Not only is life a bitch but it is always having puppies.
Adrienne Gusoff Category: Life
Besides the noble art of getting things done there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang Yu Tang Category: Life
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
Bertrand Russell Category: Life
Be sure of the foundation of your life. Know why you live as you do. Be ready to give a reason for it. Do not in such a matter as life build on opinion or custom or what you guess is true. Make it a matter of certainty!
T. Starr King Category: Life
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry van Dyke Category: Life
Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Wilson Mizner Category: Life
It is often said that one has but one life to live but that is nonsense. For one who reads there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived for fiction biography and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in all periods of time.
Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.
Henry B. Adams Category: Life
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
William Hazlitt Category: Life
And life is what we make it always has been always will be.
Grandma Anna Mary Robertson Moses Category: Life
Important rules to watch in living. Keep life simple. Avoid watching for a knock in your motor. Learn to like work. Have a good hobby. Learn to be satisfied. Like people say cheerful pleasant things. Turn the defeat of adversity into victory. Meet your problems with decision. Make the present moment a success. Always be planning something. Say nuts to irritations.
John A. Schindler MD Category: Life
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Category: Life
There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin Category: Life
Life isnt a matter of milestones but of moments.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Category: Life
Life we learn too late is in the living in the tissue of each day and hour.
Stephen Butler Leacock Category: Life
There are so many options so much to do so many demands on Women. There is no point in taking one hour to do a ten-minute task nor should we slap together an hour-worthy project in ten minutes.
Elaine Cannon Category: Life
Life means to have something definite to do--a mission to fulfill--and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something we make it empty. Human life by its very nature has to be dedicated to something.
Jose Ortega y Gasset Category: Life
Life is a big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye Category: Life
All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board whitewe call it black.
Robert Browning Category: Life
If you don't like life its the way you're livin' A little less takin' a bit more givin'; A little less hatin' a little more lovin'; A little more helpin' not o much shovin'; A little more smilin' not so much strife And soon you will be in love with life.
J. W. T. Meehan Category: Life
We fear the thing we want the most.
Dr. Robert Anthony Category: Life
We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged than those who have obliged us.
La Rockefoucauld Category: Life
As a rule he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
Benjamin Disraeli Category: Life
The true men of old were not afraid when they stood alone in their views. No great exploits. No plans. If they failed no sorrow. No self-congratulation in success.... The true men of old knew no lust for life no dread of death. Their entrance was without gladness their exit yonder without resistance. Easy come easy go. They did not forget where from nor ask where to nor drive grimly forward fighting their way through life. They took life as it came gladly; took death as it came without care; and went away yonder. Yonder! They had no mind to fight Tao. They did not try by their own contriving to help Tao along. These are the ones we call true men. Minds free thoughts gone. Brows clear faces serene.
Chuang Tzu Category: Life
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 Sahpo Muxika Category: Life
If all men lead mechanical unpoetical lives this is the real nihilism the real undoing of the world.
Reginald Horace Blyth Category: Life
To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson Category: Life
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped.
Arthur Schopenhauer Category: Life
Every stage of human life except the last is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Life
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it.
The Bible Category: Life
We all live amid surfaces and the true art is to skate well on them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Life
No life can be pure in its purpose and strong in its strife and all life not be purer and stronger thereby.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton Category: Life
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Erica Jong Category: Life
A Few Rules OF Life Stay in Tune with the Spirit. Take the Power. Act with Courage. Lean Into It. Anticipate and Plan. Act Successful ... Be Successful. See the Broad Perspective. Take 100% Responsibility. Seek No Ego-Satisfaction. Keep Every Commitment. Be Always A Gentleman. Have The Majesty of Calmness. Forgive Forget and Let It Roll Off. Radiate Happiness. Don't Wobble.
C. Smith Sumner Category: Life
Life is hard. After all it kills you.
Katherine Hepburn Category: Life
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson Category: Life
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 Category: Life
The world is made of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
Jacob Bronowski Category: Life
The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Life
Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself.
Alexis Carrel Category: Life
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are then do what you need to do in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young Category: Life
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
Mark Twain Category: Life
The shaping of our own life is our own work. It is a thing of beauty or a thing of shame as we ourselves make it.
Henry Ware Category: Life
Man wants but little here below Nor wants that little long.
Oliver Goldsmith Category: Life
We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are that is the fact.
Jean-Paul Sartre Category: Life
The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
Oscar Wilde Category: Life
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Category: Life
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 J. Tom Peters Category: Life
I have studied the enemy all my life. I have read the memoirs of his generals and his leaders. I have even read his philosophers and listened to his music. I have studied in detail the account of every damned one of his battles. I know exactly how he will react under any given set of circumstances. And he hasnt the slightest idea of what Im going to do. So when the time comes Im going to whip the hell out of him.
General George Smith Patton Jr. Category: Life
Tell me not in mournful numbers Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers And things are not what they seem. 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 Category: Life
There is a kind of intellectual provincialism in the dogma that life is just one damned thing after another.... Human affairs do not become intelligible until they are seen as a whole.
Arnold Toynbee Category: Life
We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.
Russell M. Nelson Category: Life
An unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates Category: Life
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty it will remain with you all the days of your life.
Frank Lloyd Wright Category: Life
THE WANTS OF MAN ΒMan wants but little here below Nor wants that little long.'* ΒTis not with me exactly so But Βtis so in the song. My wants are many and if told Would muster many a score; And were each wish a mint of gold I still should long for more. *from Oliver Goldsmith's Hermit.
John Quincy Adams Category: Life
Just trust yourself then you will know how to live.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Category: Life
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 Category: Life
Man's love is of man's life a thing apart 'Tis woman's whole existence.
Lord George Gordon Byron Category: Life
Life is a video game. No matter how good you get you are always zapped in the end.
John Updike Category: Life
We are not what we are nor do we treat or esteem each other for such but for what we are capable of being.
Henry David Thoreau Category: Life
I give thee sixpence! I will see thee damned first.
George Canning Category: Life
If you havent the strength to impose your own terms upon life you must accept the terms it offers you.
Thomas Stearns Eliot Category: Life
Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never for whatever reason turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt Category: Life
Life is all memory except for the present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams Category: Life
What one doesnt realize in ordinary mental health is that daily life is a show. You have to put on a right costume to improvise right speeches to do right actions and all this isnt automatic it takes concentration and work and a simply amazing degree of control.
Herman Wouk Category: Life
There is only one real failure in life that is possible and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
Frederic William Farrar Category: Life
We must not promise what we ought not lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Life
Life is thickly sown with thorns and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.
Francois Voltaire Category: Life
Who loves not women wine and song Remains a fool his whole life long.
Martin Luther Category: Life
When its all over its not who you were ... its whether you made a difference.
Robert 'Bob' Dole Category: Life
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 Category: Life
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another. Its one damn thing over and over.
Edna St. Vincent Millay Category: Life
We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.
Jean Toomer Category: Life
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
Charles Dickens Category: Life
In three words I can sum up everything I know about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost Category: Life
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote Category: Life
The Internet is so big so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown Category: Life
You yourself have got to see that there is no just interpretation of life except in terms of lifes best things. No pleasure philosophy no sensuality no place nor power no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes for maintenance of integrity for the preservation of self-approval.
Minot Osgood Simons DD Category: Life
The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarence Seward Darrow Category: Life
Life is but thought.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Category: Life
No life is so hard that you cant make it easier by the way you take it.
Ellen Glasgow Category: Life
One thing at least is certain This life flies; One thing is certain and the rest is lies; The Flower that once has blown forever dies.
Edward Fitzgerald Category: Life
Life is the acceptance of responsibilities or their evasion it is a business of meeting obligations or avoiding them. To every man the choice is continually being offered and by the manner of his choosing you may fairly measure him.
Ben Ames Williams Category: Life
Nothing in life is to feared. It is only to be understood.
Madame Marie Curie Category: Life
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana Category: Life
One lifea little gleam of time between two Eternities.
John Keats Category: Life
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life: that word is love.
Sophocles Category: Life
Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.
Charles Feidelson Jr. Category: Life
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
Thaddeus Golas Category: Life
My life is an indivisible whole and all my activities run into one another: and they have their rise in my insatiable love of mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi Category: Life
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings Category: Life
Life may have no meaning. Or even worse it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.
Ashleigh Brilliant Category: Life
Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life fortune and destiny.
Alfred Armand Montapert Category: Life
The quality of life is determined by its activities.
Aristotle Category: Life
Be a life long or short its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
David Starr Jordan Category: Life
Action and reaction ebb and flow trial and error change this is the rhythm of living. Out of our overconfidence fear; out of our fear clearer vision fresh hope. And out of hope progress.
Bruce Barton Category: Life
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
Clifton Fadiman Category: Life
The great doing of little things makes the great life.
Eugenia Price Category: Life
Man is born to live not to prepare for life.
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak Category: Life
Everyone is in the best seat.
John Cage Category: Life
I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.
Sir Laurence Kerr Baron Olivier of Brighton Category: Life
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein Category: Life
Mans activity consists in either a making or doing. Both of these aspects of the active life depend for their correction upon the contemplative life (that is the Hero).
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Category: Life
Life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone: kindness in anothers trouble courage in our own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon Category: Life
The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits attitudes and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want ithow much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!
L. G. Elliott Category: Life
Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Category: Life
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 Te Ching Category: Life
The question is not whether we will be extremists but what kind of extremists we will be.
Martin Luther King Jr. Category: Life
Conduct is three-fourths of life and its largest concern.
Matthew Arnold Category: Life
The less routine the more life.
Amos Bronson Alcott Category: Life
If you found a man at the top of the mountain he did not fall there.
Unknown Category: Life
In life as in art the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton Category: Life
Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life.
Elbert Hubbard Category: Life
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man nor ask another man to live for mine.
Ayn Rand Category: Life
To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Category: Life
The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. If is unafraid of what other people think ... It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbors. It thinks its own thoughts it reads its own books it developed its own hobbies and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone.
Harry Emerson Fosdick Category: Life
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Dr. Samuel Johnson Category: Life
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor every atom of me in magnificent glow than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Jack London Category: Life
One hour of life crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.
Sir Walter Scott Category: Life
It is not alone what we do but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
Jean Baptiste Moliare Category: Life
What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences their attractions and repulsions; life is plurality death is uniformity.
Octavio Paz Category: Life
Life is a place of service and in that service one has to suffer a great deal that is hard to bear but more often to experience a great deal of joy. But that joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Category: Life
Life is like eating artichokes you have got to go through so much to get so little.
Thomas Aloysius Dorgan Category: Life
Life is not long and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.
Samuel Johnson Category: Life
Life is not living but living in health.
Marcus Valerius Martialis Category: Life
Fill evryglass for wine inspires us And fires us With courage love and joy. Women and wine should life employ. Is there ought else on earth desirous?
John Gay Category: Life
Life is a dream for the wise a game for the fool a comedy for the rich a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem Category: Life
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Margaret Mead Category: Life
The good die young because they see its no use living if you have got to be good.
John Barrymore Category: Life
Life is a school of probability.
Walter Bagehot Category: Life
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Category: Life
And how am I to face the odds Of mans bedevilment and Gods? I a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.
Alfred Edward Housman Category: Life
The goal of life is immanent in each moment each thought word act and does not have to be sought apart from these. It consists in no specific achievement but the state of mind in which everything is done the quality infused into existence. The function of man is not to attain an object but to fulfill a purpose; not to accomplish but to be accomplished.
S. E. Stanton Category: Life
Courage hard work self-mastery and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life.
Theodore Roosevelt Category: Life
It did not really matter what we expected from life but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
Viktor E. Frankl Category: Life
People pay for what they do and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
James Baldwin Category: Life
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 Category: Life
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Farrar Category: Life
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives
Jackie Robinson Category: Life
Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people things and other people will alter towards him.
James Allen Category: Life
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
Benjamin Franklin Category: Life
A mans life is what his thoughts make of it. Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Category: Life
If you look at life one way there is always cause for alarm.
Elizabeth Bowen Category: Life
We start our lives in chaos in babble. As we surge up into the world we try to devise a shape a plan. There is dignity in this. Your whole life is a plot a scheme a diagram. It is a failed scheme but thats not the point. To plot is to affirm life to seek shape and control. Even after death most particularly after death the search continues. Burial rites are an attempt to complete the scheme in ritual. Picture a state funeral. It is all precision detail order design. The nation holds its breath. The efforts of a huge and powerful government are brought to bear on a ceremony that will shed the last trace of chaos. If all geos well if they bring it off some natural law of perfection is obeyed. The nation is delivered from anxiety the deceaseds life is redeemed life itself is strengthened reaffirmed.
Don DeLillo Category: Life
Life is too short for traffic.
Dan Bellack Category: Life
He who does not see the angels and devils in the beauty and malice of life will be far removed from knowledge and his spirit will be empty of affection.
Kahlil Gibran Category: Life
Life is better than death I believe if only because it is less boring and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walker Category: Life
Late upon the third day at the very moment when at sunset ... there flashed upon my mind unforseen and unsought the phrase Reverence for Life.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer Category: Life
To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me even in the doing of little things the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle kind and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well donethis is how I desire to spend wisely my days.
Thomas Dreier Category: Life
Be upright in thy whole life; be content in all its changes; so shalt thou make thy profit out of all occurrences; so shall everything that happeneth unto thee be the source of praise.
Akhenaton Category: Life
Life is the first gift love is the second and understanding the third.
MARGE Piercy Category: Life
Between eigtheen and twenty life is like an exchange where one buys stocks not with money but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
Andre Malraux Category: Life
Be good sweet maid and let who will be clever; Do noble things not dream them all day long: And so make life death and that vast forever One grand sweet song.
Charles Kingsley Category: Life
Welcome O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
James Joyce Category: Life
Life isnt all beer and skittles.
Hughes Thomas Category: Life