Life

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May you live every day of your life.
Jonathan Swift

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

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.
Cary Grant

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
Socrates

Only a few things are really important.
Marie Dressler

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Marcus Aurelius

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

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.
William Lyon Phelps

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
William James

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau

What we play is life.
Louis Armstrong

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”.
Erma Bombeck

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

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.
Erich Fromm

You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
Quentin Crisp

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

Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.
Alice Walker

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett

Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Benjamin Disraeli

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

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

It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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.
Sara Teasdale

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
George Herbert

Life is never easy for those who dream.
Robert James Waller

Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney

Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou

Life must be lived as play.
Plato

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

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Buddha

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
Leo Buscaglia

If you’re respectful by habit,
constantly honoring the worthy,
four things increase:
long life, beauty,
happiness, strength.
Buddha

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.
Charles R. Swindoll

Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt

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.
Barbara Kingsolver

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill

What we play is life.
Louis Armstrong

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”.
Erma Bombeck

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

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.
Erich Fromm

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