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Quotes about Life
Here are some great quotes about life.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
If architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load that is laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together. So, if therapists wish to foster their patients' mental health, they should not be afraid to increase that load through a reorientation toward the meaning of one's life.
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."
We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by doing a deed; (2) by experiencing a value; and (3) by suffering.
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
May you live every day of your life.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
I love life because what more is there.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
Charles M. Schulz
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Everything in life is luck.
More Life Quotes
Here are some more quotes about life.
Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Life is but thought.
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Henry David Thoreau
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
There is no wealth but life.
Life is never easy for those who dream.
Robert James Waller
Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
Life is wasted on the living.
Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Life loves the liver of it.
Religion, whatever it is, is a man's total reaction upon life.
These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.
Is Life Worth Living?
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
H. L. Mencken
Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
e. e. cummings
Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
What we play is life.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
William Lyon Phelps
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?
Roy H. Williams
An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
More Quotes about Life
Finally, even more quotes about life.
Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.
Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
Sophia Lyon Fahs
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Nanh
Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
When Death claims the light of my brow,
No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
You may give me my roses now!
Thomas F. Healey
It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.
Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.
If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
Ursula K. Leguin
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understand, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not.
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Life must be lived as play.
Life well spent is long.
Leonardo da Vinci
Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.
Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Only a few things are really important.
People living deeply have no fear of death.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.
Robert Louis Stevenson