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Life Quotes

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future. Antoine Rivarol
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage. Benjamin Disraeli
In history as in life it is success that counts. Start a political upheaval and let yourself be caught, and you will hang as a traitor. But place yourself at the head of a rebellion and gain your point, and all future generations will worship you as the Father of their Country. Hendrik W. Van Loon
If this world affords true happiness, it is to be found in a home where love and confidence increase with the years, where the necessities of life come without severe strain, where luxuries enter only after their cost has been carefully considered. A. Edward Newton
The key to immortality is first to live a life worth remembering. Bruce Lee, Film: (Dragon The Bruce Lee Story. Quotation posted at end of film just before credits)
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
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine. Thomas Jefferson
This is the true joy in life -- being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one... George Bernard Shaw
Life is real Life is earnest And the grave is not its goal Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser. Whittaker Chambers
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family! Joachim Du Bellay, Sonnet de Regrets
Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. Ecclesiastes
Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them. Albert Schweitzer
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you -- gently, with love, and hand your life back to you. Tennessee Williams
There are two sorts of curiosity -- the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things. Robert Lynd
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized as the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment ... both of individuals and of humanity. Alfred Adler
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? Woody Allen
If there is a sin against life, it consist perhaps not so much in despairing of life as hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. Albert Camus Albert Camus
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