Life Quotes

Oscar wilde - life is far too important a thing ever to talk...
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in New York, September 7, 1903

Wilson mizne - life is a tough proposition and the first hundred...
In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. 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.
S. I. Hayakawa
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
Cyril Connolly
Blame someone else and get on with your life.
Alan Woods

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James
The journey in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara De Angelis
Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.
Epictetus
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience.
Euripides
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Vernon Howard
Plunge boldly into the thick of life.
Johann von Goethe
Life is too long not to be happy.
Thom Barbe
The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.
Chauncey Depew
I detest life - Insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Stephen Leacock
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Cato the Elde
At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.
Joel Patrick Warneke
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash... Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote de la Mancha
I have no doubt that faith is only pure when it does not negate the faith of another. I have no doubt that evil can be fought and that indifference is no option. I have no doubt that fanaticism is dangerous. And of all the books in the world on life, I have no doubt that the life of one person weighs more than them all.
Elie Wiesel, O Magazine, November 2000
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
Cicero
It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the preface
As is a tale, so is life not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
P. G. Wodehouse, The Man Upstairs (1914)
This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected - - In so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Euripides
If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Anais Nin
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Rita Mae Brown
Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality - - Do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
Simone de Beauvoi
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Jackie Robinson, baseball playe
Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.
Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. (New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960), p. 104.
Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.
Henry M. Wriston
Remember this - That there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien
It is in your moments of decision that your life is shaped. Develop your decision - Making muscles.
Anthony Robbins
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Henry Van Dyke
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schulle