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Quotes for Life: Learning to Live

Updated on June 13, 2013

Live and Learn

Throughout life there will be many choices that everyone must make. To live is to experience many different things. Early on we learn trust, love, security, comfort, happiness, and a little about life from our parents or caregivers. Yet we must grow, and with that comes many, heartbreak, stress, work, death, and many other things....good and bad.

Everyone copes in their own unique way. Some people will face any challenge life throws at them head on, while others may flee at the first signs of danger. No matter how you handle the choices you are faced with in life, they are your own to live with.

Quotes for Life is a collection of all the best, yet simple, quotes about life, love, the choices we make, and our never ending quest to try and make sense of it all....


~ Life is what you make it. ~ Proverb

~ Adventure is the essence of life. ~ Dick Rutan

~ Do not fall before you are pushed. ~ English Proverb

~ People living deeply have no fear of death.~ Anais Nin

~ You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~ Virginia Woolf

~ The day will happen whether or not you get up. ~ John Ciardi

~ There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. ~ Helen Keller

~ Expect an early death, it will keep you busier. ~ Martin H. Fischer

~ Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments. ~ Rose F. Kennedy

~ Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. ~ James Dean

~ One must work and dare if one really wants to live. ~ Vincent van Gogh

~ A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. ~ Albert Einstein

~ If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are slave. ~ Wayne Dyer

~ The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. ~ Walt Disney

~ Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

~ He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~ Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. ~ Anonymous

~ The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. ~ William James

~ Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them. ~ François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

~ Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame. ~ Mason Cooley

~ Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life. ~ John Wooden

~ Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~ Harvey Fierstein

~ He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

~ When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live. ~ Samuel Johnson

~ Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. ~ Anais Nin

~ Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr. Seuss

~ Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did. ~ Mark Twain

~ The most valuable lesson man has learned from his dog is to kick a few blades of grass over it and move on. ~ Robert Brault

~ Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. ~ Arthur Miller

~ Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship. ~ Benjamin Franklin

~ Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. ~ Scottish Proverb

~ Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ~ Dorothy Thompson

~ It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ e.e. cummings

~ Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving. ~ Michael J. Gelb

~ Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. ~ Albert Einstein

~ We have a choice every day - to act on yesterday's good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow's regrets. ~ Robert Brault

~ As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. ~ Audrey Hepburn

~ You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~ Steven D. Woodhull

~ Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. ~ Robert Frost

~ Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

~ Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. ~ Charlie Chaplin

~ He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. ~ Raymond Hull

~ Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde

~ Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

~ Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall of unless you stop pedaling. ~ Claude Pepper

~ Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

~ Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. ~ Josh Billings

~ A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. ~ Charles Darwin

~ Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been'. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

~ You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~Winston Churchill

~ The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

~ Even when a person has all of life's comforts; good food, good shelter, a companion, he or she can still become unhappy when encountering a tragic situation. ~ Dalai Lama

~ You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~ Steven D. Woodhull

~ Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~ Proverb

~ Dare to be imperfect and one day there will tug at your sleeve a soulmate. ~ Robert Brault

~ Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it. ~ Stanislaw Lec

~ 'Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

~ Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child. ~ Ron Wild

~ The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain. ~ George Gordon Byron

~ We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

~ Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~ Betty Smith

~ In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

~ The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by. ~ Robert Brault

~ It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. ~ Baltasar Gracián

~ Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. ~ Marcus Aurelius

~ Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. ~ Barbara Johnson

~ The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you're the easiest person to fool. ~ Richard Feynman

~ Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. ~ Norman Cousins

~ I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. ~ Harold Kushner

~ The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.~ Arthur Schopenhauer

~ The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. ~ Ben Stein

~ Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. ~ Anne Frank

Learning to Love

Being true to yourself should be a priority in each individual's life. In doing so you find yourself taking risks with your most vulnerable possession, your heart. Finding and keeping love is difficult enough, but what about that true "once in a lifetime" person you share everything in life with?

As we grow older we seek a deeper, more meaningful love kind of love. Something stronger than the hormones and physical feelings of love as young adults. Now, don't get me wrong, the physical part is always there, but in that special someone there is so much more....

Author's definition of a true love: That person who is not only your lover and mate, but a best friend, one who knows all about you and still loves you anyway.....and so much more. What's your definition of true love?

Love Quotes: Robert Brault

~ When something is missing in your life, it usually turns out to be someone. ~

~ What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame but something wild to run with. ~

~ Once you find someone to share your ups and downs, downs are almost as good as ups. ~

~ Sometimes it is the person closest to us who must travel the furthest distance to be our friend. ~

~ Happiness is having a dream you cannot let go of and a partner who would never ask you to. ~

~ Eventually, if you're lucky in life, you find someone with the same chemical imbalance you have. ~

~ So often the end of a love affair is death by a thousand cuts, so often its survival is life by a thousand stitches. ~

~ There are times when two people need to step apart from one another, but there is no rule that says they have to turn and fire. ~

~ Love is being stupid together. ~ Paul Valery

~ The best proof of love is trust. ~ Joyce Brothers

~ Only do what your heart tells you. ~ Princess Diana

~ Love is a friendship set to music. ~ Joseph Campbell

~ No road is long with good company. ~ Turkish Proverb

~ Life is a game and true love is a trophy. ~ Rufus Wainwright

~ People change and forget to tell each other. ~ Lillian Hellman

~ Assumptions are the termites of relationships. ~ Henry Winkler

~ Love means to commit yourself without guarantee. ~ Anne Campbell

~ True love doesn't come to you it has to be inside you. ~ Julia Roberts

~ The course of true love never did run smooth. ~ William Shakespeare

~ In every living thing there is the desire for love. ~ David Herbert Lawrence

~ Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

~ Be of love a little more careful than of anything. ~ e. e. cummings

~ The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. ~ Audrey Hepburn

~ Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

~ If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

~ The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

~ Never give up on someone you can't go a day without thinking about. ~ Anonymous

~ Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. ~ Miles Franklin

~Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love. ~ Billy Graham

~ True love brings up everything, you're allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily. ~ Jennifer Aniston

~ True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

~ Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu

~ Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' ~ Erich Fromm

~ Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. ~ James A. Baldwin

~ The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. ~ Victor Hugo

~ The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we'll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy. ~ Richard Bach

~ It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. ~ Anonymous


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