Quote category: Life


Many of the things you can count, do not count. Many of the things you cannot count, really count.

Life

William Bruce Cameron Permalink to William Bruce Cameron quote

If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.

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Alyson Jones Permalink to Alyson Jones quote

Life is like a motor car.
A motor car can be used to travel great heights. But most people lie in front of it, allow it to drive over them, then blame it for the accident

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Anthony de Mello Permalink to Anthony de Mello quote

You never live so fully as when you gamble with your own life.

Life

Anthony de Mello Permalink to Anthony de Mello quote

Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what nerves let you do.

Life

Bruce Crampton Permalink to Bruce Crampton quote

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.

Life

Carlos Castaneda Permalink to Carlos Castaneda quote

One oral utterance, which boldly states how you want your life to be, is worth more that a dozen books read or lectures attended. Spoken words describing the good you want, help you to claim it and release it into your own life quickly.

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Catherine Ponder Permalink to Catherine Ponder quote

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

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Charles Dickens Permalink to Charles Dickens quote

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.

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Christopher Morley Permalink to Christopher Morley quote

What a wonderful life I have had! I only wish I had realised it sooner.

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Colette Permalink to Colette quote

Life is a series of moments. To live each one is to succeed.

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Corita Kentp Permalink to Corita Kentp quote

Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle.
We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.

Life

Dan Wakefield Permalink to Dan Wakefield quote

The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The meaning of life is to give it away.

Life

David Viscott Permalink to David Viscott quote

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

Life

Dennis Wholey Permalink to Dennis Wholey quote

People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead

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Edith Wharton Permalink to Edith Wharton quote

Tis easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows like a song. But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox Permalink to Ella Wheeler Wilcox quote

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

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Emily Dickinson Permalink to Emily Dickinson quote

There is no end. There is no beginning.
There is only the infinite passion of life.

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Federico Fellini Permalink to Federico Fellini quote

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

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Friedrich Nietzsche Permalink to Friedrich Nietzsche quote

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.

Life

Christian Furchtegott Gellert Permalink to Christian Furchtegott Gellert quote

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Life

George Bernard Shaw Permalink to George Bernard Shaw quote

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible.

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George Bernard Shaw Permalink to George Bernard Shaw quote

I do not believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.

Life

Gloria Naylor Permalink to Gloria Naylor quote

Life is the childhood of our immortality.

Life

Goethe Permalink to Goethe quote

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

Life

Greg Anderson Permalink to Greg Anderson quote

Allow life to be the theatre of God, in which what seems appropriate and necessary in your case will be accomplished spontaneously.
You must trust the process of your own life.

Life

Heart-Master Da love-Ana Permalink to Heart-Master Da love-Ana quote

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

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Helen Keller Permalink to Helen Keller quote

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you have imagined!
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

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Henry David Thoreau Permalink to Henry David Thoreau quote

Things do not change: We change.

Life

Henry David Thoreau Permalink to Henry David Thoreau quote

We create our fate every day we live.

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Henry Miller Permalink to Henry Miller quote

To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism, this is the art of living.

Life

Jean De La Fontaine Permalink to Jean De La Fontaine quote

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau Permalink to Jean-Jacques Rousseau quote

You do not have to suffer continual chaos in order to grow.

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John C. Lilly Permalink to John C. Lilly quote

We must be willing to get rid of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

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Joseph Campbell Permalink to Joseph Campbell quote

Life kisses us on both cheeks, Day and morn, But laughs at our deeds, Eve and dawn

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Kahlil Gibran Permalink to Kahlil Gibran quote

I never lose sight of the fact that just 'being' is fun.

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Katharine Hepburn Permalink to Katharine Hepburn quote

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

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Kurt Vonnegut Permalink to Kurt Vonnegut quote

Life is a pretty precious and wonderful thing.
You can not sit down and let it lap around you - you have to plunge into it, you have to dive through it.

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Kyle Crichton Permalink to Kyle Crichton quote

To live is not to learn, but to apply.

Life

Legouve Permalink to Legouve quote

There is no such thing as an accident, it is fate renamed.

Life

Napoleon Bonaparte Permalink to Napoleon Bonaparte quote

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

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Plato Permalink to Plato quote

The main fact of life for me is love or its absence.
Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.

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R.D.Laing Permalink to R.D.Laing quote

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson Permalink to Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

Life

Ralph Waldo Emerson Permalink to Ralph Waldo Emerson quote

Each time you complete an act of creation, you focus a life force. And since life begets life, this energy seeks to enlarge its expression through new creation. In the stage of completion, your being is ready for another act of creation.

Life

Robert Fritz Permalink to Robert Fritz quote

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

Life

Robert Louis Stevenson Permalink to Robert Louis Stevenson quote

One should count each day a separate life.

Life

Seneca Permalink to Seneca quote

If logic tells you that life is a meaningless accident, do not give upon life. Give up on logic.

Life

Shira Millgrom Permalink to Shira Millgrom quote

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

Life

Somerset Maugham Permalink to Somerset Maugham quote

Mistakes are one part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Life

Sophia Loren Permalink to Sophia Loren quote

Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forwards.

Life

Soren Kierkegaard Permalink to Soren Kierkegaard quote

Living life to the full comes when the ultimate concerns have been faced: death, freedom, isolation and meaninglessness.

How we face or avoid those concerns has profound effects on the ways in which we experience intimacy and solitude, closeness and freedom, awareness of self and others.

Life

Stephanie Dowrick Permalink to Stephanie Dowrick quote

Life was never meant to be a struggle just a gentle progression from one point to another, much like walking through a valley on a sunny day.

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Stuart Wilde Permalink to Stuart Wilde quote

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

Life

Sydney J. Harris Permalink to Sydney J. Harris quote

In my life I have often been given the advice - just be yourself.
I only wish that I had instead been advised to - let yourself be.

Life

Thomas Coyne Permalink to Thomas Coyne quote

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent intolerable uncertainty: the joy of not knowing what comes next.

Life

Ursula Leguin Permalink to Ursula Leguin quote

The best way to know life is to love many things.

Life

Vincent Van Gogh Permalink to Vincent Van Gogh quote

Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

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Virginia Satir Permalink to Virginia Satir quote

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.

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W. Somerset Maugham Permalink to W. Somerset Maugham quote

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

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Walter Bagehot Permalink to Walter Bagehot quote

For everything that lives is holy; life delights in life.

Life

William Blake Permalink to William Blake quote

Uncertainty and expectations are the joys of life.

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William Congreve Permalink to William Congreve quote

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

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William James Permalink to William James quote

To change your life: Start immediately; Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions - No excuses.

Life

William James Permalink to William James quote

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

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Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.

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Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.

Life

Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Life

Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

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Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.

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Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

He who has a 'why' to live can bear almost any 'how'.

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Friedrich Nietzsche Permalink to Friedrich Nietzsche quote

The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.

Life

Garth Brooks Permalink to Garth Brooks quote

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world ; By practising reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

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Albert Schweitzer Permalink to Albert Schweitzer quote

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.

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Albert Schweitzer Permalink to Albert Schweitzer quote

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.

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Albert Schweitzer Permalink to Albert Schweitzer quote

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

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Albert Schweitzer Permalink to Albert Schweitzer quote

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

Life

Albert Schweitzer Permalink to Albert Schweitzer quote

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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Albert Schweitzer Permalink to Albert Schweitzer quote

The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.

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Aldous Huxley Permalink to Aldous Huxley quote

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.

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Aldous Huxley Permalink to Aldous Huxley quote

Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.

Life

Aleister Crowley Permalink to Aleister Crowley quote

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

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George Santayana Permalink to George Santayana quote

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

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George Santayana Permalink to George Santayana quote

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

Life

Woody Allen Permalink to Woody Allen quote

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

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Woody Allen Permalink to Woody Allen quote

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

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Woody Allen Permalink to Woody Allen quote

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

Life

Mae West Permalink to Mae West quote

To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.

Life

Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote