Life Quotes

The dhammapada - better than power over all the earth, better than...
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulme

Crowfoot - what is life it is the flash of a firefly in the...
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
Henry James
The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - Then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Vince Lombardi
Challenges are what make life interesting overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Soren Kierkegaard
We are each responsible for our own life - No other person is or even can be.
Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to keep by force of inertia.
William James
The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.
Earl Nightingale
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark
He is a benefactor of mankind who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may be easily impressed on the memory, and so recur habitually to the mind.
Samuel Johnson
All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and there is no cause to value one above the other.
H. P. Lovecraft
Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
John Burroughs
Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.
David Gerrold
Come, for the House of Hope is built on sand bring wine, for the fabric of life is as weak as the wind.
Wilfred Wilson Gibson
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
William James
Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years.
Unknown
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns
Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
H. T. Leslie
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Socrates
My past is my wisdom to use today... my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.
Gene Oliver, Life and the Artistry of Change
The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
Lester Bangs
History makes us some amends for the shortness of life.
Philip Skelton
Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm
Answer That you are here - - - That life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Walt Whitman
They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson in life who does not every day surmount a fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Albert Camus
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life - Style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
Hunter S. Thompson
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson
Life is just a quick succession of busy nothings.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
It is not growing like a tree in bulk doth make man better be Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere, A lily of a day is fairer in May Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant of flower and light, In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Benjamin Johnson
One that hath wine as a chain about his wits, such a one lives no life at all.
Alcaeus
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Horace