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450 Great Quotes About Life to Ponder and Share

What is the meaning of life? What is important in life? What makes us happy in life? We are all living our busy lives and sometimes it is nice to sit back and ponder it all. Here is a large collection of life quotes that we think you will enjoy. Our hope is that some will speak to you and add something good to your day! Please share.

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It matters little who first arrives at an idea, rather what is significant is how far that idea can go.

--Sophie Germain

person holding dried beans

There must be more to life than having everything.

--Maurice Sendak

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All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

--Walt Disney

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There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

--Maya Angelou

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

--George Bernard Shaw

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Living well is the best revenge.

--George Herbert

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Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

--Jim Rohn

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Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

--Lou Holtz


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Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

--Norman Cousins


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Life begins on the other side of despair.

--Jean-Paul Sartre

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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

--Voltaire

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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

--William James

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Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

--Colin Powell

Longer Version:

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. I am talking about a gung-ho attitude that says 'we can change things here, we can achieve awesome goals, we can be the best. 'Spare me the grim litany of the 'realist;' give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day.


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

--Audrey Hepburn

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I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.

--Dudley Field Malone

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The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

--Oprah Winfrey

person cooking on seashore

Life is too short to work so hard.

--Vivien Leigh

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The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.

--Queen Elizabeth II


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Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.

--Billy Graham

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

--Mae West

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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

--Confucius

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There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

--George Sand

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Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

--Elbert Hubbard

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Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

--Oscar Wilde

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Get busy living or get busy dying.

--Stephen King

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Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.

--Charles M. Schulz

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

--Vincent van Gogh

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The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

--Tony Robbins

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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

--Eleanor Roosevelt

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Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

--Carol Burnett

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Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.

--Henry David Thoreau

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On the day when man told the story of his life to man, history was born.

--Alfred de Vigny

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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.

--Forrest Gump

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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

--Oscar Wilde

Longer Version:

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.


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Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

--John Dewey


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Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

--E. M. Forster

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Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

--Thomas Jefferson

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Life is hard. After all, it kills you.

--Katharine Hepburn

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Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

--Leo Burnett

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You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.

--Anton Chekhov

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Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.

--William Shatner

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The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.

--Jane Addams

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What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

--Henry David Thoreau

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Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

--Ludwig van Beethoven

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When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways -- either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.

--Dalai Lama

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When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

--G. K. Chesterton

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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

--Henry David Thoreau

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Music is the emotional life of most people.

--Leonard Cohen

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For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

--Clifton Fadiman

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It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.

--Arnold J. Toynbee

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Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

--Confucius

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Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.

--Dennis Prager

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Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

--Les Brown

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Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.

--Theodore Roosevelt

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If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

--Meister Eckhart

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

--Lord Byron

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If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

--Eleanor Roosevelt

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Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life.

--Victoria Osteen

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If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.

--James A. Michener

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One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.

--Blaise Pascal

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Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.

--Albert Einstein

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Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.

--Heywood Broun

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A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.

--D. Elton Trueblood

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The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.

--Wassily Kandinsky

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The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

--Albert Ellis

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You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.

--Joyce Meyer

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Those who realize their folly are not true fools.

--Zhuang Zhou

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Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.

--Barbara Sher

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Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

--Berthold Auerbach

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When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.

--Oscar Wilde

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Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.

--Walter Benjamin

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Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.

--William Goldman

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There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

--George Santayana

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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

--Gautama Buddha

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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

--Oscar Wilde

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Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.

--Sophocles

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Art is my life and my life is art.

--Yoko Ono

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In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.

--Charles M. Schulz

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The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.

--Anaïs Nin

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Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

--Henri Frederic Amiel

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Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

--Eleanor Roosevelt

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

--Maya Angelou

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Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

--Henry David Thoreau

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

--Marcus Aurelius

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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

--Socrates

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Our life is what our thoughts make it.

--Marcus Aurelius

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

--Soren Kierkegaard

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Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

--Pablo Picasso

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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

--Horace

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

--Stella Adler

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To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

--Emily Dickinson

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

--Norman Cousins

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You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.

--Alan Cohen

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Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

--Ernest Holmes

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Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.

--Charles Dudley Warner

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Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.

--Bertolt Brecht

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Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

--George Santayana

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Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

--Dalai Lama

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Life, if well lived, is long enough.

--Seneca the Younger

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Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.

--Jack London

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Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

--Henry Rollins

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Each person must live their life as a model for others.

--Rosa Parks

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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

--Kahlil Gibran

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The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.

--Arthur Schopenhauer

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A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

--Rita Mae Brown

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Do every act of your life as if it were your last.

--Marcus Aurelius

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Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.

--Marge Piercy

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Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.

--Arthur Schopenhauer

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To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.

--Robert Louis Stevenson

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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.

--Gautama Buddha

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As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

--Seneca the Younger

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Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

--Sitting Bull

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Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

--Carl Sandburg

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The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

--Joseph Campbell

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The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

--Charles Darwin

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

--Kahlil Gibran

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Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

--Mahatma Gandhi

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

--Neale Donald Walsch


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We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.

--Jacques Yves Cousteau

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The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.

--Gustave Flaubert

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If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.

--Christopher McCandless

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I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

--Corazon Aquino

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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.

--Seneca the Younger

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

--Isaac Asimov

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Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.

--Marcus Aurelius

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Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

--Cesare Pavese

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While we are postponing, life speeds by.

--Seneca the Younger

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Art is the proper task of life.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.

--Norman Cousins

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Life is too important to be taken seriously.

--Oscar Wilde

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Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

--Soren Kierkegaard

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The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

--Aristotle

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Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.

--William James

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Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything.

--Ralph Marston

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We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.

--May Sarton

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There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

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

--Oscar Wilde

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Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.

--Jim Carrey

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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

--Jack London

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Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

--Tecumseh

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The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.

--Helen Mirren

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Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.

--Rick Warren

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The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.

--Robert F. Kennedy

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The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.

--Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

--Kahlil Gibran

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The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days' we laugh about tomorrow.

--Aaron Lauritsen

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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

--Bob Marley

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The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would learn not from the grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children.

--Mahatma Gandhi

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Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.

--Bill Gates

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What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.

--Dalai Lama

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

--Helen Keller

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Prevention is better than cure.

--Desiderius Erasmus

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Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To lose patience is to lose the battle.

--Mahatma Gandhi

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Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.

--Joseph Campbell

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Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

--Dennis P. Kimbro

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As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.

--Unknown Author

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Real wisdom is not the knowledge of everything, but the knowledge of which things in life are necessary, which are less necessary, and which are completely unnecessary to know.

--Leo Tolstoy

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There is a season for everything under the sun--even when we can't see the sun.

--Jared Brock

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Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.

--Marcus Aurelius

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A human life is a story told by God.

--Hans Christian Anderson

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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.

--Albert Camus

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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

--Joseph Campbell

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May you live all the days of your life.

--Jonathan Swift

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Life's too mysterious to take too serious.

--Mary Engelbreit

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Live like you.

--Adrienne Posey

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Live your energy.

--Adrienne Posey


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Life will find a way.

--Michael Crichton

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Your Day Is Your Life.

--John Spence

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Life is luck, make it.

--Mother Teresa

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There is so much more.

--Donna Goddard

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We die, because we live.

--Herman Melville

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Life well spent is long.

--Leonardo da Vinci

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Don't just survive. Shine.

--Tom Fletcher

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Life is a work in progress.

--Jeff Rich

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Life was meant to be happy.

--Neale Donald Walsch

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All human life is precious.

--George W. Bush

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Life is how you look at it.

--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

donkey

You can't relive your life.

--John Glenn

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Life is too short to waste.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Live to the point of tears.

--Albert Camus

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The purpose of life is Joy.

--Esther Hicks

woman wearing white dress

Love is the energy of life.

--Robert Browning

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Life is fragile and absurd.

--Leo Tolstoy

green trees on forest during daytime

Life is the ultimate right.

--Chris Smith

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Life must be lived as play.

--Plato

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Life is not a bed of roses.

--English Proverb

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Fuel your life with passion.

--Teresa Collins

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The meaning of life is life.

--Alan Alda

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The purpose of life is life.

--Dejan Stojanovic

feet in sand

If you want to be happy, be.

--Leo Tolstoy

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Intention directs perception.

--Jaco Snoek

brown leaf on asphalt road

You are not dead till you die.

--Vikas Kakwani

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Life too short to spend alone.

--Lora Leigh

statue of liberty new york city

Life and death are one thread.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

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Life is too short to be small.

--Tim Ferriss

woman wearing white dress

The meaning of life is to see.

--Huineng

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Life is a tragedy full of joy.

--Bernard Malamud

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Life is tough, but so are you.

--Unknown Author

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Life is love and love is life.

--Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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Life is surreal and beautiful.

--Kenneth Branagh

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Life calls the tune, we dance.

--John Galsworthy

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Change is the essence of life.

--Anatole France

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I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.

--Jon Anderson

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Walk gently, and be brave.

--Eleanor Brownn

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Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

--Stephen Vincent Benet

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If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

--Emile Zola

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

--Winston Churchill

Longer Version:

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'


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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.

--John Burroughs

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Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

--Jonathan Swift

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Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.

--Iain Duncan Smith

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Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

--Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

iceberg near mountain during day

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

--Arthur Rubinstein

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Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.

--Benjamin Disraeli

empty seashore near high-rise building

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

--Barbara De Angelis

bird in the sky

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

--Mary Ritter Beard

black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

--Rabindranath Tagore

trees at sunset

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

--Logan Pearsall Smith

gray concrete road between trees

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

--Joe Clark

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

--Havelock Ellis

yellow bee beside purple petaled flower during daytime

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

--Dr. Seuss

close up photo of tree

The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

--Al McGuire

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I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.

--Rita Mero

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

--Anne Frank

brown sand under blue sky during daytime

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

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Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

--Amelia Earhart

Longer Version:

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release, From little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.


silhouette of person jumping in mid air

Three things in life -- your health, your mission, and the people you love. That's it.

--Naval Ravikant


Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

brown wooden table clock at 10 10

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

--Robert Brault

brown leaf tree facing the lake

I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.

--Jane Fonda

green leaf in close up photography

Without music, life would be a mistake.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

Longer Version:

Without music, life would be a mistake... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.


man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

sunset

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

--Johnny Carson

yellow sunflower on white wall

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

--Carl Jung

multicolored abstract painting

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

--William Feather

green and white abstract painting

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

--Pablo Picasso

woman holding cake looking up

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.

--Hans Christian Andersen

silhouette of stones during golden hour

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

--Eileen Caddy

pink rose in close up photography

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

--Charles Dickens

brown grass field under blue sky and white clouds during daytime

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

man in cowboy hat

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

--Friedrich Nietzsche

silhouette of man looking towards left

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

--Baltasar Gracian

grayscale photography of elephant

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

couple sitting on the field facing the city

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

--Victor Hugo

blue rose

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

--Gustave Flaubert

selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

--Willie Nelson

black and white abstract illustration

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

--Wallace Stegner


mountains covered with fog

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.

--Grace Murray Hopper

selective focus photography of pink petaled flower

Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.

--Holly Madison

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

orange and white stone fragment

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

--Will Smith


lightning strike at night

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

--Henry James

brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.

--Maya Angelou

green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.

--Orhan Pamuk

red white and blue flag

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

--Albert Camus

snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock

A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.

--Louis L'Amour

white and yellow flower in close up photography

Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.

--Eric Davis

blue and white water waves

A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential.

--John C. Maxwell

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I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

--Henry David Thoreau

library shelf near black wooden ladder

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

--Walter Bagehot

person wearing orange and gray Nike shoes walking on gray concrete stairs

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.

--Hugh Mackay

a couple holding hands with a wedding ring visible

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

--Marcus Garvey

Longer Version:

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.


worm's eye view of trees during night time

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

--Omar Khayyam

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.

--William Butler Yeats

woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

True life is lived when tiny changes occur.

--Leo Tolstoy

grayscale photo of elephant on grass field

God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.

--Johnny Cash

closeup photo of orange petaled flowers

Life itself is the proper binge.

--Julia Child

man running on seashore

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

--Kahlil Gibran

white and black satellite dish on brown field during night time

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

--Doug Larson

cluster of stars in the sky

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

--Eleanor Roosevelt

man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket

Some people have lives; some people have music.

--John Green

black fishes

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.

--Jack Kerouac

landscape photo of mountain during nighttime

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

--Robert Frost


stars across the sky view at the desert

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

--Rene Descartes

white snow mountain

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

--Hubert Humphrey

time lapse photography of fire

Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.

--Joyce Meyer

shallow focus photography of hand with red paint

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

--Horace

elephants on green grass field during daytime

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

--Soren Kierkegaard

man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime

An apology might help, but you can change your life without one.

--Robin Quivers

white rose enclosed photograph

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

--Mark Twain

sunset

The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.

--Jeanne Moreau

person standing on top of mountain

Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.

--Zig Ziglar

brown sands

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

--Joseph Addison

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.

--Roy T. Bennett

sunset

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

--Tennessee Williams

bird in the sky

If you have three people in your life that you can trust, you can consider yourself the luckiest person in the whole world.

--Selena Gomez

white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

--Nora Ephron

two women walking on bridge during daytime

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

--George MacDonald

Arizona landscape donkey

Music is the soundtrack of your life.

--Dick Clark

red flame

It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.

--Seneca the Younger

brown and white wooden star print board

The unexamined life is not worth living.

--Socrates

pink lotus flower on clear body of water

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

starry night in Texas

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

--Kahlil Gibran

sunset

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

blue wooden door opened

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.


close-up photo of two men shaking hands near beach at sunset

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

--Laura Ingalls Wilder

selective focus photo of green snake plant

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

--Emily Dickinson

pink concrete wall during daytime

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

--John Green

band performing on stage in front of people

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.

--Germaine Greer

silhouette of elephant on brown sand during sunset

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

--Alfred Adler

green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime

We forge the chains we wear in life.

--Charles Dickens

man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.

--Mahatma Gandhi

man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

--Immanuel Kant

grayscale photography of elephant

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.

--George Carlin

green trees on forest during daytime

The only way out is through.

--Robert Frost

clear liquid on leaf

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

--John W. Gardner

red yellow and blue paint

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

--Jane Austen

person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock

Time is long but life is short.

--Stevie Wonder

bird in the sky

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

--Albert Einstein

brown and white long coated small dog lying on green grass

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

--Jack Lemmon

two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

--Aristotle

white and black boat on sea during daytime

The act of dying is one of the acts of life.

--Marcus Aurelius

green grass field

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

--Steven Pressfield

yellow sunflower in close up photography

I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.

--Tim Cook

person standing on top of mountain

Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.

--Garrison Keillor

white wooden table near brown chair

To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.

--Marcus Aurelius

silhouette photography of wavy ocean

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.

--Neil Gaiman

Longer Version:

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."
Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012).


long black haired woman smiling close-up photography

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

plain background

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

--Henry David Thoreau

Longer Version:

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to our progress. Our life is frittered away by detail. I say let your affairs be as two or three, not a hundred or a thousand. And keep your accounts on your thumb nail.


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Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

--Erica Jong

purple and black skies

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson


four person standing beside wall

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.

--Sarah Louise Delany

tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers

We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.

--Douglas Horton

green ceramic mug on wooden desk

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.

--Sholom Aleichem

yellow painted wall

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

--Socrates

selective focus photography of orange and beige butterfly on purple flowers

Attitude determines the altitude of life.

--Edwin Louis Cole

pink flower

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

--Albert Einstein

adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

--Gautama Buddha

three people standing inside Big Ben building

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

--Mahatma Gandhi

Longer Version:

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.


green trees on forest during daytime

All of life is a foreign country.

--Jack Kerouac

three clear drinking glasses with brown liquid

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

--Joseph Campbell

close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

--Marian Wright Edelman

round black clock on linen

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

--Rita Mae Brown

silhouette of mountains under blue sky during daytime

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.

--Aristotle

two women walking on bridge during daytime

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

--Pablo Picasso

grassland landscape

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

--Bertrand Russell

brown houses in front of hill under starry night

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.

--Samuel Butler

round analog watch with black leather strap on top of white wooden surface

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.

--Barbara Bush

green fruit in macro lens photography

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

--Sir Francis Bacon

yellow flower

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.

--Dalai Lama

group of people inside the room in grayscale photo

The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.

--Indira Gandhi

red tulip in bloom close up photo

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

--Leonardo da Vinci

woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

--Rick Riordan

shallow focus photography of orange flower

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.

--Lin Yutang

brown rock formation on body of water during daytime

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.

--Samuel Butler

landscape photography of waves and clouds

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.

--Michel de Montaigne


rock formation above water

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

--Charlie Chaplin

selective focus photography of pink petaled flower

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

--Tecumseh


red flame

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.

--Marie Curie

aerial view of river in between green trees during daytime

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

--Lin Yutang

multicolored abstract painting

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.

--Arthur Schopenhauer

orange abstract painting

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

--Marcus Aurelius

Longer Version:

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.


aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

--Plato

red textile in close up photography

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

--Bertrand Russell

raindrops on clear window

Envy is the central fact of American life.

--Gore Vidal

three person looking stars and milky way

We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.

--Santosh Kalwar

yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

--Mark Twain

brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime

Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.

--Dalai Lama

woman in black shirt standing on yellow flower field during daytime

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

--Victor Hugo

purple, white, and pink floral painting

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

--Arthur Miller

sunset

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.

--William Feather

man jumping on hill during golden hour

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.

--Antisthenes

two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water

To be free is to have achieved your life.

--Tennessee Williams

long black haired woman smiling close-up photography

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

--Samuel Johnson

white and yellow flower in close up photography

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.

--Eckhart Tolle

sunset

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

--Jack Kerouac

man and woman kissing

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.

--Gregory Peck

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

--Henry David Thoreau

shallow focus photography of woman standing outdoors

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

--Leo Tolstoy

snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

--Mark Twain

brown sand beach during daytime

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.

--Ted Turner

silhouette photo of aurora borealis

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

--Havelock Ellis

red and pink flowers

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.

--Zig Ziglar

pink tulip flower

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.

--David Russell

green forest during daytime

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

--Les Brown


backdrop orange

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

--Henry David Thoreau

stars across the sky view at the desert

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

--Peter Marshall

orange lily in bloom close up photo

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.

--Edwin Way Teale

three pink tulip flowers

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.

--Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

--Aristotle

painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella

We no longer live life. We consume it.

--Vicki Robin

shallow focus photo of white rose

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.

--Gustave Flaubert

Longer Version:

Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.



lion on green grass during golden hour

What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.

--Wayne Dyer

blue ocean

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.

--Marcus Aurelius

sunset

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

--Gautama Buddha

four person standing beside wall

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

--T. S. Eliot

clear hour glass with brown frame

Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.

--Eminem

pink tulips in clear glass vase

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

statue of liberty new york city

Life is the great teacher.

--James Joyce

red and black floral textile

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

--Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

grayscale photography of mountain surrounded by trees

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

--William Saroyan

smiling woman

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

--Dalai Lama

A view of the night showing stars

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.

--Marcus Aurelius

sunset

Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.

--Alan Cohen

lightning strike at night

The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday.

--Unknown Author

person in black hoodie using laptop computer

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.

--Amit Ray

brown wallpaper

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

--Ashley Smith

pink and white tulips on white surface

I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.

--Friedrich Nietzsche

landscape photography of waves and clouds

Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

--Karen Salmansohn

blue and black abstract painting

Live every act fully, as if it were your last.

--Unknown Author

brown mountains under blue sky

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

--Charles Buxton

sunset

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.

--Anaïs Nin

rock formation surrounding by body of water

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.

--Nelson Henderson

brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

red rose

Life is trying things to see if they work.

--Ray Bradbury

person holding yellow sunflower bouquet

If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.

--Marian Wright Edelman

people near body of water

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

--Eleanor Roosevelt

mountains with trees under white star at night

We are always getting ready to live but never living.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

We are always getting ready to live, but never living... The wave moves onward but the particles of which it is composed do not... It cannot be but that at intervals throughout society there are real men intermixed . . . as the carpenter puts one iron bar in his bannister for every five or six wooden ones.


brown and black leaf in close up photography

You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.

--Marilyn Monroe

purple flower

Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.

--Deepak Chopra

blue wallpaper

What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.

--Seneca the Younger

blue sky with stars during night time

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.

--Audre Lorde

green and red flowers

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

--Randy Pausch

woman standing on sunflower field

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.

--William Blake

sunset

Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.

--Alain de Botton

landscape photography of mountain

As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.

--Criss Jami

purple flower

Become more accepting. With every interaction, surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart.

--Marianne Williamson

silhouette photography of person in gray sailing boat in the middle of body of water

Be magnificent. Life's short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone.

--Andy Serkis

silhouette of elephant on brown sand during sunset

Making your life is ultimately an extraordinarily creative endeavor.

--Anna Deavere Smith

person holding sunflower

Life is so unlike theory.

--Anthony Trollope

photo of clear sky full of stars

Victory and defeat are a part of life, which are to be viewed with equanimity.

--Atal Bihari Vajpayee

white and black soccer ball on grass field

Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.

--A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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It's paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.

--Andy Rooney

two person standing while watching sky

Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.

--Andy Rooney

sunflower

Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?

--Andy Warhol

milky way wallpaper

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.

--Alan Lakein

selective-focus photograph of gray bird on tree branch

The web of life, love, suffering and death unites all beings.

--Alex Grey

fan of 1 US dollar banknotes and coins on beige surface

The less routine the more life.

--Amos Bronson Alcott

brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

--Will Rogers

full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

--Virginia Woolf

black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

--Muhammad Ali

pink tulips in clear glass vase

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.

--Phillips Brooks

yellow painted wall

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

--Dalai Lama

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