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If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
Andr Maurois
Horace - many brave men lived before agamemnon but all are...

We can spend our whole lives underachieving.
Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality
A man may be a patriot without risking his own life or sacrificing his health. There are plenty of lives less valuable.
James Mellon, who paid $300 for a civil war Union army deferment
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
Cesare Pavese
Houses are built to live in, not to look on therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
Francis Bacon

Socrates called beauty a short - Lived tyranny; Plato, a privilege of nature; Theophrastus, a silent cheat; Theocritus, a delightful prejudice; Carneades, a solitary kingdom; Aristotle, that it was better than all the letters of recommendation in the world; Homer, that it was a glorious gift of nature; and Ovid, that it was favor bestowed by the gods.
Francis Quarles
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
Socrates
Fine art and pizza delivery, what we do falls neatly in between!
David Letterman
It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.
Kahlil Gibran
Go to the ant, thou sluggard, learn to live, and by her busy ways, reform thine own.
Smart
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthu
He that lives in a glass house must not throw stones.
English Prove
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution.
Henry Louis Mencken
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each othe.
Roger Banniste
A. bronson alcott - thought means life, since those who do not think...
I installed a skylight in my apartment. The people who live above me are furious!
Steven Wright, Standup Comedy Routine
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds.
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Other People".
Freedom, then, lies only in our innate human capacity to choose between different sorts of bondage, bondage to desire or self esteem, or bondage to the light that lightens all our lives.
Sri Madhava
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, not even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.
Henry David Thoreau
What can I wish to the youth of my country who devote themselves to science? ... Thirdly, passion. Remember that science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.
Ivan Pavlov
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.
Henry David Thoreau
Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.
Margaret Milla
To believe in something to yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives it is the only way we can leave the future open.
Lillian Smith
Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Vivir para contarla (Living to tell the tale)
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 2
Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live.
Peter Cochrane
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Cherokee Prove
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Fulle
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire.
Ernest Hemingway
A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
May you live every day of your life.
Jonathan Swift
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Annie Dillard, "Winning Words" Compiled by Allen Klein Portland House, 1998
We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.
Charles Schaefe
The mathematician lives long and lives young; the wings of his soul do not early drop off, nor do its pores become clogged with the earthy particles blown from the dusty highways of vulgar life.
James Joseph Sylveste
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson
We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Mary McCarthy
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
Marian Wright Edelman
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
Phillips Brooks