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Life Quotes

Perhaps each life has one sensational thought, if acted upon will bring great meaning. Michael R. Baer
The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. Heywood
Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well To pass away ere life hath lost its brightness? Lady Flora Hastings, ?Swan Song?
I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to. Dave Barry
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. George Bernard Shaw
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us. Maurice Maeterlinck
He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most; God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us. Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh
Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. John Barth
The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust. Henry L. Stimson
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please. Edmund Spenser, 1590
April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers. T. S. Eliot
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers. Cyril Connolly
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. Frederick Buechner
Saying we should keep the two-party political system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts. Eugene McCarthy
Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color. Seneca
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. Barry Switzer
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense. Harold S. Kushner
( quotes are updated each month )