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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.
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The less routine the more life.
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Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
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A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
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Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
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Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
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Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
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Life loves the liver of it.
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The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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When we speak the word life, it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
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Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
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The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
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Your life is what your thoughts make it.
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And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
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Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
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To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
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Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
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You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
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Life is always walking up to us and saying, Come on in, the living's find, and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
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Life marches by, I suggest you get on with it.
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Life is a long lesson in humility.
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The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
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The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
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The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
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You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
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Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
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In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
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Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
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Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
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We have long forgotten the ritual by which the house of our life was erected. But when it is under assault and enemy bombs are already taking their toll, what enervated, perverse antiquities do they not lay bare in the foundations.
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Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
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Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
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Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
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For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]
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The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. [Psalms 90:10]
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All that man has will he give for his life.
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Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
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Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
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Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
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Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
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Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins.
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For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
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We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
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The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
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It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them.
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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
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Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.
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Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
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What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence.
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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.
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The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
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I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
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Life is a glass given to us to fill; a busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold; a hurried life has had more poured into it than it can contain.
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I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
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This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.
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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.
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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.
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I think we're here for each other.
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Real life seems to have no plots.
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Life's but a day at most.
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Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.
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Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
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Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
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Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.
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Life is one long process of getting tired.
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To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
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Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.
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Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
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Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
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It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
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Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
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The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
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Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
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In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
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What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction. And the greatest good is trivial; for all life is a dream and all dreams are dreams.
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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
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People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.
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Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
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We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
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Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
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Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
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If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
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In private life I never knew anyone interfere with other people's disputes but he heartily repented of it.
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The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
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Life is a little gleam of time between two eternity s.
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One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.
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Life is very interesting if you make mistakes.
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If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
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Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.
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We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
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Outer space is no place for a person of breeding.
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Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts.
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Living, just by itself -- what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you've got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that's terribly exciting --or he'll come along and nibble your brain.
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She fights and vanquishes in me, and I live and breathe in her, and I have life and being.
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When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
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Life itself is the proper binge.
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Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.
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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
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While there's life, there's hope.
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Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
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In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.
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Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
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Life is a horizontal fall.
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What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
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Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
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Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
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It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.
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Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
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We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
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Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
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A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
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Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
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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.
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The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
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Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
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Our life is made by the death of others.
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If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
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The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
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Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
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It's not how long life is but the quality of our life that is important.
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Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game.
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If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
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Life is just a journey
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Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
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Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
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This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
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Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
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Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
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Let us live while we live.
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Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little.
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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. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outer results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.
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He lives who dies to win a lasting name.
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When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
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People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.
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What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
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Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
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Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.
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He who is not busy being born is busy dying.
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The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
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The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
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We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity... what is still lacking here is a grasp of the connections of profound generality, but not a knowledge of order itself.
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What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
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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.
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The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.
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Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks.
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It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
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The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
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Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
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If we live truly, we shall see truly.
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Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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Life too near paralyses art.
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Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
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Live, let live, and help live
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Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
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It is not length of life, but depth of life.
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A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
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You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
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A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
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Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
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Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.
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Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.
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I used to trouble about what life was for -- now being alive seems sufficient reason.
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Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
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My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
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Life -- No, I've nothing to teach you about it for the moment. May be writing about it another week.
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Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
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Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
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Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.
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Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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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.
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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
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Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.
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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
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Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
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We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
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The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great -- and they know I know it.
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Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
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There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
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The old Quaker was right: I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings, let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once.
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Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirous of living more do we really live.
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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.
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Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.
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Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
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Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die.
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People creep into childhood, bound into youth, sober in adulthood, and soften into old age.
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What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
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There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
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Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
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Life is the childhood of our immortality.
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The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.
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Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
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Life is supposed to get tough.
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Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.
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May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
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There is only one way to come into this world; there are too many ways to leave it.
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When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
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Life flows on within you and without you.
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Life is made up of marble and mud.
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It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
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The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
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So in all these little ways we spin a web, a cocoon, around ourselves. The cocoon becomes nice and snug and comfortable because it is very familiar. We know every little corner of our life; we can even write poetry about it. We may also have ideas about the great mystery which religions speak of, which gives our cocoon an especial sense of security: we can worship the great mystery outside of it and feel good about that. The cocoon is safe, bounded, claustrophobic, and a little stale. We settle into it and live our lives.
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I can't be bitter. No one has a contract on life.
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Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
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Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
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In soft regions are born soft men.
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It is a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter.
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The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
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Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
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The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.
  View quote | Hewitt, George T. quotes

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
  View quote | Holdcroft, Thomas L. quotes

The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
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Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
  View quote | Holmes Jr., Oliver Wendell quotes

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.
  View quote | Holmes Jr., Oliver Wendell quotes

Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
  View quote | Holmes Jr., Oliver Wendell quotes

On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
  View quote | Holmes Jr., Oliver Wendell quotes

I think that, 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.
  View quote | Holmes, Oliver Wendell quotes

To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
  View quote | Holmes, Oliver Wendell quotes

It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
  View quote | Holmes, Oliver Wendell quotes

Today, you have 100% of your life left.
  View quote | Hopkins, Tom quotes

Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
  View quote | Horace quotes

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
  View quote | Horace quotes

Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
  View quote | Hubbard, Elbert quotes

Those who live are those who fight.
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

Life is a voyage.
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
  View quote | Hume, David quotes

We Japanese enjoy the small pleasures, not extravagance. I believe a man should have a simple lifestyle -- even if he can afford more.
  View quote | Ibuka, Massaru quotes

Half my life is an act of revision.
  View quote | Irving, John quotes

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination
  View quote | Isherwood, Christopher quotes

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?
  View quote | James, Henry quotes

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
  View quote | James, Henry quotes

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
  View quote | James, William quotes

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
  View quote | James, William quotes

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
  View quote | James, William quotes

We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.
  View quote | James, William quotes

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
  View quote | Jefferson, Thomas quotes

He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
  View quote | Johnson, Samuel quotes

Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
  View quote | Jordan, David Starr quotes

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.
  View quote | Joyce, James quotes

Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.
  View quote | Kafka, Franz quotes

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
  View quote | Kant, Immanuel quotes

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
  View quote | Kaye, Danny quotes

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others
  View quote | Keller, Helen quotes

It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
  View quote | Kempis, Thomas quotes

There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life
  View quote | Kennedy, John F. quotes

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
  View quote | Kennedy, John F. quotes

Life is unfair.
  View quote | Kennedy, John F. quotes

All of life is a foreign country.
  View quote | Kerouac, Jack quotes

Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
  View quote | Khayyam, Omar quotes

Life is short; live it up.
  View quote | Khrushchev, Nikita quotes

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
  View quote | Kierkegaard, Soren quotes

This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.
  View quote | Kierkegaard, Soren quotes

It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived --forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.
  View quote | Kierkegaard, Soren quotes

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
  View quote | Kierkegaard, Soren quotes

Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.
  View quote | Kierkegaard, Soren quotes

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
  View quote | Kierkegaard, Soren quotes

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
  View quote | Klee, Paul quotes

To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one.
  View quote | Kornfield, Jack quotes

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
  View quote | Krishnamurti, Jiddu quotes

If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
  View quote | KuBler-Ross, Elisabeth quotes

We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture.
  View quote | Kundera, Milan quotes

I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.
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They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
  View quote | La Bruyere, Jean De quotes

There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live.
  View quote | La Bruyere, Jean De quotes

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
  View quote | La Bruyere, Jean De quotes

To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
  View quote | La Fontaine, Jean De quotes

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
  View quote | Landers, Ann quotes

Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
  View quote | Larkin, Philip quotes

We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn't matter so much as it seemed to do -- it's not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn't matter so much.
  View quote | Lawrence, D. H. quotes

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
  View quote | Leacock, Stephen B. quotes

Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.
  View quote | Leary, Denis quotes

Life is something you do when you can't get to sleep.
  View quote | Lebowitz, Fran quotes

People find life entirely too time-consuming.
  View quote | Lec, Stanislaw J. quotes

Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
  View quote | Lehrer, Tom quotes

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
  View quote | Lennon, John quotes

The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
  View quote | Leslie, H. T. quotes

You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
  View quote | Lewis, Joe E. quotes

Where there is life there is wishful thinking.
  View quote | Lieberman, Gerald F. quotes

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
  View quote | Lin Yu-tang quotes

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
  View quote | Lincoln, Abraham quotes

The four stages of life are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
  View quote | Linkletter, Art quotes

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
  View quote | Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth quotes

Life is real! Life is earnest! And death is not its goal. Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.
  View quote | Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth quotes

Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
  View quote | Mandino, Og quotes

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
  View quote | Mankiewicz, Joseph L. quotes

Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
  View quote | Mansfield, Katherine quotes

Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
  View quote | Marcos, Imelda quotes

We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
  View quote | Markham, Edwin quotes

It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.
  View quote | Markiewicz, William quotes

Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.
  View quote | May, Rollo quotes

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
  View quote | Mccarthy, Mary quotes

Can't nothing make your life work if you ain't the architect.
  View quote | McMillan, Terry quotes

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time.
  View quote | Mead, Margaret quotes

We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
  View quote | Menander of Athens quotes

Life is a dead-end street.
  View quote | Mencken, H. L. quotes

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.
  View quote | Millay, Edna St. Vincent quotes

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
  View quote | Mille, Agnes De quotes

Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
  View quote | Miller, Henry quotes

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. 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.
  View quote | Miller, Henry quotes

Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.
  View quote | Mizner, Wilson quotes

My art and profession is to live.
  View quote | Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De quotes

The finest lives in my opinion are the common model, without miracle and without extravagance.
  View quote | Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De quotes

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow Up.
  View quote | Morgan, Charles quotes

Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
  View quote | Morley, Christopher quotes

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
  View quote | Moses, Grandma quotes

This tattered life is my only robe; the wind my only refuge.
  View quote | Mountain, Marian quotes

Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get.
  View quote | Movie, Forrest Gump quotes

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
  View quote | Mumford, Lewis quotes

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
  View quote | Mumford, Lewis quotes

Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
  View quote | Munger, Thornton T. quotes

Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one.
  View quote | Nabokov, Vladimir quotes

Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.
  View quote | Nash, Ogden quotes

Not by gain our life is measured, But by what we've lost 'Tis scored; 'Tis not how much wine is drunken But how much has been outpoured. For the strength of love never standeth In the sacrifice we bear; He who has the greatest suffering Ever has the most to share.
  View quote | Nee, Watchman quotes

Life at the top is financially rewarding, spiritually draining, physically exhausting, and short.
  View quote | Newman, Peter C. quotes

If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.
  View quote | Nietzsche, Friedrich quotes

In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal.
  View quote | Nisami quotes

Life is easier to take than you think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable.
  View quote | Norris, Kathleen quotes

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
  View quote | Nouwen, Henri quotes

Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
  View quote | O'Neill, Eugene quotes

Every time I look into the eyes of an animal I see life; the force of life and the beauty of creation
  View quote | O'Reilly, Radar quotes

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
  View quote | Osler, Sir William quotes

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.
  View quote | Osler, Sir William quotes

This also -- that I live, I consider a gift of God.
  View quote | Ovid quotes

We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so.
  View quote | Pascal, Blaise quotes

Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
  View quote | Pascal, Blaise quotes

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
  View quote | Pasternak, Boris quotes

Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
  View quote | Pavese, Cesare quotes

You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction.
  View quote | Peale, Norman Vincent quotes

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.
  View quote | Pepper, Claude D. quotes

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
  View quote | Percy, Walker quotes

Life is a campaign not a battle, and has its defeats as well as its victories.
  View quote | Piatt, Don quotes

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
  View quote | Pilgrim, Peace quotes

Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.
  View quote | Pilgrim, Peace quotes

To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life -- bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
  View quote | Pilgrim, Peace quotes

Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
  View quote | Pirandello, Luigi quotes

Man values life as a sacred jewel in such a way that he reveres him most who haughtily scorns it.
  View quote | Platen quotes

The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.
  View quote | Pliny The Elder quotes

Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.
  View quote | Polgar, Alfred quotes

We come and go just like ripples in a stream.
  View quote | Politis, John V. quotes

See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
  View quote | Pope John XXIII quotes

Life is too short to learn German.
  View quote | Porson, R. quotes

Make your life a happy one. That is where success is possible to every man.
  View quote | Powell, Robert quotes

Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
  View quote | Prather, Hugh quotes

Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.
  View quote | Presser, Ross quotes

Life -- how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.
  View quote | Pritchett, V. S. quotes

Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
  View quote | Propp Jr., Fred quotes

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

A light heart lives long.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.
  View quote | Proverb, French quotes

In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
  View quote | Proverb, German quotes

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.
  View quote | Proverb, Indian quotes

There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.
  View quote | Proverb, Persian quotes

May God bless you to live as long as you want to; and want to as long as you live!
  View quote | Proverb, Scottish quotes

No one knows when they are well off.
  View quote | Punch quotes

Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth.
  View quote | Purkey, William quotes

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.
  View quote | Radner, Gilda quotes

Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life.
  View quote | Ransom, Ralph quotes

Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
  View quote | Redfield, James quotes

Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.
  View quote | Reed, Lou quotes

Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
  View quote | Rexford, Eben Eugene quotes

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things
  View quote | Rilke, Rainer Maria quotes

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
  View quote | Rilke, Rainer Maria quotes

Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
  View quote | Rilke, Rainer Maria quotes

Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
  View quote | Rimbaud, Arthur quotes

What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
  View quote | Rimbaud, Arthur quotes

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
  View quote | Rivarol, Antoine quotes

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
  View quote | Robbins, Anthony quotes

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
  View quote | Robbins, Anthony quotes

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
  View quote | Rogers, Carl quotes

In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.
  View quote | Rogers, Will quotes

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
  View quote | Roosevelt, Eleanor quotes

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

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
  View quote | Roosevelt, Eleanor quotes

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
  View quote | Roosevelt, Eleanor quotes

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.
  View quote | Rousseau, Jean Jacques quotes

To live is not breathing it is action.
  View quote | Rousseau, Jean Jacques quotes

Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life.
  View quote | Rubenstein, Arthur quotes

It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.
  View quote | Ruskin, John quotes

There is no wealth but life.
  View quote | Ruskin, John quotes

The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge.
  View quote | Russell, Bertrand quotes

The life of man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long.
  View quote | Russell, Bertrand quotes

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
  View quote | Russell, Bertrand quotes

Live virtuously, and you cannot not die too soon, or live too long.
  View quote | Russell, Lady R. quotes

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
  View quote | Saint-Exupery, Antoine De quotes

There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.
  View quote | Salisbury, Harrison quotes

Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.
  View quote | Santaguida, Paul quotes

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
  View quote | Santayana, George quotes

The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
  View quote | Santayana, George quotes

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
  View quote | Saroyan, William quotes

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
  View quote | Sartre, Jean-Paul quotes

Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
  View quote | Sartre, Jean-Paul quotes

Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch.
  View quote | Schmaltz, David A. quotes

Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
  View quote | Schopenhauer, Arthur quotes

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
  View quote | Schuller, Robert H. quotes

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
  View quote | Schweitzer, Albert quotes

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
  View quote | Scott, Sir Walter quotes

Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
  View quote | Seeley, Sir John Robert quotes

So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
  View quote | Seneca quotes

I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?
  View quote | Seneca quotes

Life is warfare.
  View quote | Seneca quotes

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
  View quote | Seneca quotes

People should always have something which they prefer to life.
  View quote | Seume, Johann G. quotes

Life It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Simply the thing I am shall make me live.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

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

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.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.
  View quote | Sheen, Fulton John quotes

Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
  View quote | Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft quotes

There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
  View quote | Shields, Carol quotes

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
  View quote | Shinn, Florence Scovel quotes

In making a living today, many no longer leave room for life.
  View quote | Sizoo, Joseph R. quotes

Well, take your time and don't live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. Find a woman and you'll find love. Don't forget, son, there is someone up above.
  View quote | Skynard, Lynard quotes

Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
  View quote | Smiles, Samuel quotes

To find the point where hypothesis and fact meet; the delicate equilibrium between dream and reality; the place where fantasy and earthly things are metamorphosed into a work of art; the hour when faith in the future becomes knowledge of the past; to lay down one's power for others in need; to shake off the old ordeal and get ready for the new; to question, knowing that never can the full answer be found; to accept uncertainties quietly, even our incomplete knowledge of God; this is what man's journey is about, I think.
  View quote | Smith, Lillian quotes

There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
  View quote | Smith, Logan Pearsall quotes

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

An unexamined life is not worth living.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
  View quote | Sophocles quotes

Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
  View quote | Southey, Robert quotes

Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
  View quote | Spencer, Herbert quotes

Live long and prosper.
  View quote | Spock, Benjamin quotes

The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or change: it passes, as we do, from one stage to the another, from darkness to darkness, into a distance where we, too, vanish out of sight. A work of art is static; and its value and its weakness lie in being so: but the tuft of grass and the clouds above it belong to our own travelling brotherhood.
  View quote | Stark, Freya quotes

Lord, how the day passes! It is like a life, so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.
  View quote | Steinbeck, John quotes

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
  View quote | Stevenson, Adlai E. quotes

I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun.
  View quote | Stevenson, Robert Louis quotes

We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
  View quote | Stevenson, Robert Louis quotes

Life is a means of extracting fiction.
  View quote | Stone, Robert quotes

Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.
  View quote | Stoppard, Tom quotes

Give a man a dollar and you cheer his heart. Give him a dream and you challenge his heart. Give him Christ and you change his heart. Then the dollar and the dream become meaningful to him, and to others.
  View quote | Strait, C. Neil quotes

May you live all the days of your life.
  View quote | Swift, Jonathan quotes

When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
  View quote | Tagore, Rabindranath quotes

Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
  View quote | Temple, Sir William quotes

Life is a classroom in which each of us is being tested, tried, and passed.
  View quote | Thibodeau, Robert quotes

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer.
  View quote | Thomas, Dylan quotes

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

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. I did not wish to live what was not life... I wanted to live so sturdily and so Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life... to drive life into a corner to know it by experience and be able to give an account of it in my next excursion.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

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.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
  View quote | Tieck, Johann Ludwig quotes

Only those live who do good.
  View quote | Tolstoy, Count Leo quotes

Reality is the crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
  View quote | Tomlin, Lily quotes

Life is not a dress rehearsal.
  View quote | Tremain, Rose quotes

Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.
  View quote | Twain, Mark quotes

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
  View quote | Twain, Mark quotes

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
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It doesn't matter much where you live. It only matters how well you live when you're there
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First I was dying to finish high-school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Next, I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school, so I could return to work. Finally, I was dying to retire. And now, I am dying
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After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
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A man's life is 20 years of having his mother ask him where he is going, 40 years of having his wife ask the same question and, at the end, perhaps having the mourners wondering too.
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A life is like a tree -- if you don't make it straight when its young and green, you'll never do it when it's old and dry.
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Life is like wine, the longer you take to enjoy it the more chance you've got of tasting vinegar.
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Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat... the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
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Life is but a game and we are the playthings of the gods.
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Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end
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Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves.
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Life in the Fast Lane Playing in Traffic intense stressful challenging overwhelming fulfilling demanding exciting nerve-wrecking entrepreneurial unrelenting empowered exposed: no place to hide flexible confusing results compensation sweatshop team ascendancy ego suppression flat organizations who's my boss no titles no status customer focus self-abnegation decentralized decision making chaos the end of tenure the end of security no complacency fear ongoing change burnout
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Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
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Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
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Life is not one thing after another. It's the same damn thing over and over!
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Taken in any context, except seriously, life on earth is palatable and positively enjoyable.
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To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home.
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To a wise man every day is a new life.
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The truest end of life, is to find the life that doesn't end.
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The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

The average person living to age 70 has 613, 000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
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Take life as you find it, but don't leave it that way
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One recipe for a longer life; Never exceed the speed limit.
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One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.
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No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.
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Making a life comes before making a living.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness.
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Live poor so you can die rich.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my coming too; For the cause that lacks resistance, For the future and the distance, And the good that I can do.
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Life without meaning cannot be borne. We find a mission to which we're sworn
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The major justification for a life is the happiness and reward it brings to other lives.
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Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition
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There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
  View quote | Van Dyke, Henry quotes

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
  View quote | Voltaire quotes

My life is a battle.
  View quote | Voltaire quotes

Life is a zoo in a jungle.
  View quote | Vries, Peter De quotes

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
  View quote | Waitley, Denis quotes

Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
  View quote | Walpole, Horace quotes

Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.
  View quote | Ward, William A. quotes

Life is a state of mind.
  View quote | Warden, Jack quotes

People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly
  View quote | Warhol, Andy quotes

Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
  View quote | Weil, Simone quotes

Life is an uphill business for the guy who's not on the level.
  View quote | Welsh, John quotes

Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
  View quote | Whitehead, Alfred North quotes

This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.
  View quote | Whitman, Walt quotes

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
  View quote | Wickett, Michael quotes

We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim -- objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

Life! Life! Don't let us go to life for our fulfillment or our experience. It is a thing narrowed by circumstances, incoherent in its utterance, and without that fine correspondence of form and spirit which is the only thing that can satisfy the artistic
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

Our life's journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey's characteristics are common to all of us.
  View quote | Wilde, Stuart quotes

If I had been present at creation, I would have given some useful hints.
  View quote | Wise, Alfonso The quotes

I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
  View quote | Wittgenstein, Ludwig quotes

Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
  View quote | Wolfe, Thomas quotes

The interest in life does not lie in what people do, nor even in their relations to each other, but largely in the power to communicate with a third party, antagonistic, enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable, which one may call life in general.
  View quote | Woolf, Virginia quotes

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
  View quote | Woolf, Virginia quotes

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.
  View quote | Wright, Frank Lloyd quotes

I have an existential map; it has you are here written all over it.
  View quote | Wright, Steven quotes

Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there and looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty years later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, so. What did you think?
  View quote | Wright, Steven quotes

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
  View quote | Yogi, Maharishi Mahesh quotes

The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.
  View quote | Young, J. Z. quotes