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Famous Quotes about Life
Life Quotes and Sayings
Here are some famous quotes about life from some famous people. We need to see how these people see life. Do share your thoughts by commenting below.
Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
e.e. cummings (poet)
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings (humorist)
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
Dennis Wholey (author, tv host, producer)
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem (Yiddish author and playwright)
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller (playwright and essayist)
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill (musician, actress)
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Life is a series of collisions with the future.
José Ortega y Gasset
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Anxiety and distress, interrupted occasionally by pleasure, is the normal course of man's existence.
Joseph Wood Krutch (writer)
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate.
R.D. Laing (psychiatrist)
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach (author)
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan (famous professional basketball player)
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley (author)
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
Robert Frost (poet)
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
Ashleigh Brilliant (author, cartoonist)
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Friedrich Nietzsche (19th-century German philosopher)
What is this life if full of care; we have no time to stand and stare.
W H Davies (poet)
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx (comedian, film star)
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Some More Famous Life Quotes
Our talents are the gift that God gives to us... What we make of our talents is our gift back to God.
Leo Buscaglia (author, motivational speaker)
The more you loose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Bertrand Russell (philosopher, historian)
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. DeVos
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
R. Buckminster Fuller
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People know you for what you've done, not for what you plan to do.
Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.
The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
Harold Wilkins (journalist)
Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer.
Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov (author, physician)
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
Quentin Crisp (writer)
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts (philosopher, writer, and speaker)