Life Quotes

Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.

By Woody Allen
Life loves the liver of it.

By Maya Angelou
Yet they that know all things but know That all this life can give us is A child's laughter, a woman's kiss.

By William Butler Yeats
You ask 'What is life?' That is the same as asking 'What is a carrot?' A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more.

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
You don't even live once.

By Karl Kraus
You might come here Sunday on a whim. Say your life broke down. The last good kiss you had was years ago.

By Richard Hugo
You see, I am alive, I am alive I stand in good relation to the earth...

By N. Scott Momaday
You take my house when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life When you do take the means whereby I live.

By Shakespeare
You think you're the only guy that ever got a kick in the teeth? Well you're not. It's happening every day and it's gonna keep right on happen...

By Dalton Trumbo
Woe to whomever laughs once and gets used to it because life's treacherousness knows no bounds and when she bestows gifts on you with one hand...

By Simone Schwarz-Bart
yet it seems Life scarce can cast a fragrance on the wind,...

By William Butler Yeats
Whether or not his newspaper and a set of senses reduced to five are the main sources of the so-called 'real life' of the so- called average m...

By Vladimir Nabokov
Why should not our whole life and its scenery be actually thus fair and distinct? All our lives want a suitable background. They should at lea...

By Henry David Thoreau
With all of my power of living I am forced to lie on the floor.

By John Ashbery
With empty hands we come; empty handed we go.

By Anonymous
What's the point of fighting the dollars when all you need is a warm bed?...

By Anne Sexton
When a person is born, he can embark on only one of three roads of life: if you go right, the wolves will eat you; if you go left, you'll eat ...

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
When in a serious mood, it seems to me that those people are illogical who feel an aversion toward death. As far as I can see, life consists e...

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Were a stranger to drop on a sudden into this world, I would shew him, as a specimen of its ills, an hospital full of diseases, a prison crowd...

By David Hume
Were that enough, bone, blood, and sinew, The twisted brain, the fair-formed loin,...

By Dylan Thomas
Westerners inherit A design for living Deeper into matter— Not without due patter Of a great misgiving.

By Robert Frost
We've only just begun to learn about the water and its secrets, just as we've only touched on outer space. We don't entirely rule out the poss...

By Harry Essex
What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.

By Arthur Rimbaud
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning!

By Charlie Chaplin
What does this mean? The individual, Nature, mutation, strife?...

By Roy Fuller
What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking all...

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is life? A continuous praise and blame.

By Friedrich Nietzsche
What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division;...

By Sir Walter Raleigh
What was life?

By Thomas Mann
We laugh and we touch. I promise you love. Time will not take away that.

By Anne Sexton
We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones...

By Michel de Montaigne
We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon.

By Gwendolyn Brooks
What had the man done? Oh, made history. Her business (he had implied) was giving birth, Tending the house, mending the socks.

By James Merrill
Vicarious living is only slightly less impossible than vicarious eating.

By Mason Cooley
We are happy in our way of life. It doesn't make much sense to others. We sit about, Read, and are restless.

By John Ashbery
We are the subjects of an experiment which is not a little interesting to me.

By Henry David Thoreau
We are voyagers, discoverers of the not-known, the unrecorded; we have no map; possibly we will reach haven, heaven.

By Hilda Doolittle
We can come up with a working definition of life, which is what we did for the Viking mission to Mars. We said we could think in terms of a la...

By Cyril Ponnamperuma
We do not live by justice, but by grace.

By Henry David Thoreau
We have got to know what both life and death are, before we can begin to live after our own fashion. Let us be learning our a-b- c's as soon a...

By Henry David Thoreau
We see daily that our lives are terrible and little, without continuity, buyable and salable at any moment, mere blips on a screen, that this ...

By Adrienne Rich
To live is like to love—all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

By Samuel Butler
To me, however, the question of the times resolved itself into a practical question of the conduct of life. How shall I live? We are incompete...

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
To measure life learn thou betimes, and know Toward solid good what leads the nearest way;...

By John Milton
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day...

By Shakespeare
True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.

By José Bergamín
Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race.

By José Bergamín
Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry.

By Denise Levertov
We are always on stage, even when we are stabbed in earnest at the end.

By Georg Büchner
Thou wert the morning star among the living

By Plato
Though living is a dreadful thing And a dreadful thing is it...

By Philip Larkin
'Tis a queer life, and the only humour proper to it seems quiet astonishment. Others laugh, weep, sell, or proselyte. I admire.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake. How could I have looked him in the face?

By Henry David Thoreau
To course that span of consciousness thou'st named The Open Road—thy vision is reclaimed!...

By Hart Crane
Today one does not hear much about him.... The fame of his likes circulates briskly but soon grows heavy and stale; and as for history it will...

By Vladimir Nabokov
They think how one life hums, revolves and toils, One cog in a golden singing hive:

By Stephen Spender
They walked out on me. They haven't done that since I was a beginner. The cycle's complete.

By Charlie Chaplin
This queen will live. Nature awakes, A warmth breathes out of her. She hath not been...

By Shakespeare
This, our respectable daily life, on which the man of common sense, the Englishman of the world, stands so squarely, and on which our institut...

By Henry David Thoreau
Thus our life is not altogether a forgetting, but also, alas! to a great extent, a remembering, of that which we should never have been consci...

By Henry David Thoreau
Thus was my first year's life in the woods completed; and the second year was similar to it. I finally left Walden September 6th, 1847.

By Henry David Thoreau
These men, in teaching us how to die, have at the same time taught us how to live. If this man's acts and words do not create a revival, it wi...

By Henry David Thoreau
They hear in every whisper that speaks to them A shout and a cry....

By Louise Bogan
this errand we're on goes to one store.

By Anne Sexton
This form, this face, this life Living to live in a world of time beyond me; let me...

By T.S. Eliot
this is no dream just my oily life where the people are alibis and the street is unfindable for an entire lifetime.

By Anne Sexton
This is the first time in history that a war has involved the whole world, and also it may last many years more; this thought is soul-shatteri...

By Stefan Zweig
This is the Scroll of Thoth. Herein are set down the magic words by which Isis raised Osiris from the dead. Oh! Amon-Ra—Oh! God of Gods—De...

By John L. Balderston
This life we live is a strange dream, and I don't believe at all any account men give of it.

By Henry David Thoreau
There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life...

By George Borrow
There's no such thing as life; or if there is, It is faster than the weather, faster than...

By Wallace Stevens
The world is a cow that is hard to milk,—life does not come so easy,—and oh, how thinly it is watered ere we get it!

By Henry David Thoreau
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practica...

By Herman Melville
There are endless sufferings to endure and endless lessons to learn.

By Anonymous
There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the natures of the times deceased,...

By Shakespeare
There is one thing that matters—to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.

By Logan Pearsall Smith
The stars have grooved our eyes with old persuasions Of love and hatred, birth,—surcease of nations . . .

By Hart Crane
The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.

By Ruth Benedict
The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust cau...

By Henry David Thoreau
The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk. Did you know that? That's a fact.

By Waldo Salt
The value of life lies not in the length of days but in the use you make of them; he has lived for a long time who has little lived.

By Michel de Montaigne
The race may or may not be to the swift, but tell me, is it likely that the fight will be entrusted to the dead?

By Hilda Doolittle
The sadness of the incomplete—the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.

By E.M. Forster
The time of the seasons and the constellations The time of milking and the time of harvest...

By T.S. Eliot
The Milky Way perhaps Was woman's way of life.

By Robert Frost
The old brown hen and the old blue sky, Between the two we live and die The broken cartwheel on the hill.

By Wallace Stevens
The opportunities of living are diminished in proportion as what are called the 'means' are increased.

By Henry David Thoreau
The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket.

By José Bergamín
The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acq...

By Honoré De Balzac
The life of a repo man is always intense.

By Alex Cox
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.

By David Hume
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conducted will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
The light that was shadowed then Was seen to be our lives,...

By John Ashbery
The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.

By José Bergamín
The more reasonable a student was in mathematics, the more unreasonable she was in the affairs of real life, concerning which few trustworthy ...

By George Bernard Shaw
The motive of the drama of human life is the necessity, laid upon every man who comes into the world, of discovering the mean between self-ass...

By Thomas Henry Huxley
The Muse but served to ease some friend, not wife, To help me through this long disease, my life;

By Alexander Pope
The dreamcrossed twilight between birth and dying.

By T.S. Eliot
the fretful stir Unprofitable, and the fever of the world,

By William Wordsworth
The Insignificance of Man is a congenial theme; my own insignificance is a sore point.

By Mason Cooley
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches a...

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best strategy in life is diligence.

By Anonymous
The circumstances with which every thing in this world is begirt, give every thing in this world its size and shape;—and by tightening it, o...

By Laurence Sterne
The delights of this life are not its own, but our fear of the ascent into a higher life; the torments of this life are not its own, but our s...

By Franz Kafka
TAKE CARE TO SELL YOUR HORSE BEFORE HE DIES THE ART OF LIFE IS PASSING LOSSES ON.

By Robert Frost
Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.

By Anonymous
The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use; some people have lived long, and lived little; attend to it while you are in it...

By Michel de Montaigne
The astonishment of life, is, the absence of any appearance of reconciliation between the theory and the practice of life.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
The blind date that has stood you up: your life.

By Randall Jarrell
the cement wall of the clumsy calendar I live in, my life, and its hauled up notebooks.

By Anne Sexton
Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is er...

By Henry David Thoreau
Surely among a rich man's flowering lawns, Amid the rustle of his planted hills,...

By William Butler Yeats
Tell mother that however dogs and samovars might behave themselves, winter comes after summer, old age after youth, and misfortune follows hap...

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
That is the way of youth and life in general: that we do not understand the strategy until after the campaign is over.

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
she will not say how there must be more to living...

By Anne Sexton
She's alive! Alive!

By William Hurlbut
Skepticism is provisional, even if it lasts a lifetime.

By José Bergamín
So we may never Again feel fully confident of the stratagem that bore us...

By John Ashbery
Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday,...

By Mother Goose
Some day I'll claim to you how all used up I am because of you but in the meantime the ride...

By John Ashbery
Somehow the body keeps life going despite the ravaging negations of the mind.

By Mason Cooley
Retreat was out of hope,— Behind, a sealed route, Eternity's white flag before, And God at every gate.

By Emily Dickinson
Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage, And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age:...

By Alexander Pope
Seyton. The Queen, my lord, is dead. Macbeth. She should have died hereafter;...

By Shakespeare
She was struck down because she happened by chance to encounter this man; such is life, it's really inconceivable. She rode out to Freienwalde...

By Alfred Döblin
So I won't hang around in my hospital shift, repeating The Black Mass and all of it....

By Anne Sexton
So little time we live in Time, And we learn all so painfully, That we may spare this hour's term To practice for Eternity.

By Robert Penn Warren
So soon did we, wayfarers, begin to learn that man's life is rounded with the same few facts, the same simple relations everywhere, and it is ...

By Henry David Thoreau
Reading while waiting for the iron to heat, writing, My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—

By Adrienne Rich
risk is full: every living thing in siege: the demand is life, to keep life: the small...

By Archie Randolph Ammons
Sadie was one of the livingest chits In all the land.

By Gwendolyn Brooks
Saving one human life is better than building a seven story pagoda to the Buddha.

By Anonymous
Our haughty life is crowned with darkness, Like London with its own black wreath,

By William Wordsworth
People do not live a hundred years, but they worry as if they would live a thousand.

By Anonymous
Perhaps it's more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them.

By José Bergamín
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.

By Henry David Thoreau
One moment, on the rapid's top, our boat Hung poised —and then the darting river of Life...

By Matthew Arnold
One who pressed forward incessantly and never rested from his labors, who grew fast and made infinite demands on life, would always find himse...

By Henry David Thoreau
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.

By Stefan Zweig
Only this shimmeriness is the real living. The shape is a dead crust. The shimmer is inside really.

By D.H. Lawrence
Our lives laid down in war and peace may not Be found acceptable in Heaven's sight....

By Robert Frost
Our whole life is startingly moral. There is never an instant's truce between virtue and vice.

By Henry David Thoreau
Out of the sighs a little comes, But not of grief, for I have knocked down that...

By Dylan Thomas
Out, out, brief candle. Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player...

By Shakespeare
O Lady! we receive but what we give, And in our life alone does Nature live:

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
O past! O happy life! O songs of joy! In the air, in the woods, over fields,...

By Walt Whitman
O! the one Life within us and abroad,

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Oh, let me midlife mourn by the shrined And druid herons' vows...

By Dylan Thomas
One always dies too soon—or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing othe...

By Jean-Paul Sartre
—No, no thou hast not felt the lapse of hours! For what wears out the life of mortal men?...

By Matthew Arnold
Not lived; for life doth her great actions spell, By what was done and wrought...

By Ben Jonson
Nothing would give up life; Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath.

By Theodore Roethke
O gentlemen, the time of life is short! To spend that shortness basely were too long.

By Shakespeare
O joy! that in our embers Is something that doth live,

By William Wordsworth
My life ...

By Charles Olson
My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun— In Corners—till a Day The Owner passed—identified— And carried Me away—

By Emily Dickinson
My life has appeared unclothed in court,...

By Anne Sexton
Never to walk from the station's lamps and laurels Carrying my father's lean old leather case...

By Philip Larkin
Next-door a baker's apprentice with his wife, an employee in a printing-shop, she has inflammation of the ovaries. Wonder what those two get o...

By Alfred Döblin
No poetic phantasy but a biological reality,...

By Hilda Doolittle
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.

By Angela Carter
My art and profession is to live.

By Michel de Montaigne
My friend devotes himself to his life, whenever he can find the spare time. His motto is: 'Don't just sit there: live!' So he's too busy to st...

By Marvin Cohen
my gentle-hearted Charles, to whom No sound is dissonant which tells of Life.

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My God, my life, my love, To Thee, to Thee I call; I cannot live if Thou remove, For Thou art all in all.

By Isaac Watts
My thoughts hold mortal strife; I do detest my life,

By William Drummond, of Hawthornden
My trade and my art is living. He who forbids me to speak about it according to my sense, experience, and practice, let him order the architec...

By Michel de Montaigne
Never but the one matter. The dead and gone. The dying and going. From the word go.

By Samuel Beckett
Maud went to college. Sadie stayed at home. Sadie scraped life With a fine-tooth comb.

By Gwendolyn Brooks
May I in my brief bolt across the scene Not be misunderstood in what I mean.

By Robert Frost
Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.

By Franz Grillparzer
Life's like a ball game. You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find out it's the ninth inning.

By Martin Goldsmith
Life's so short, Katie. You have to make every moment count. It's not easy to do, you know. I don't think that a day goes by when I don't turn...

By Blake Edwards
Life's uncertain voyage.

By Shakespeare
Live can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough.

By Charlie Chaplin
Live, you son of a bitch. You're gonna live if I have to blow your brains out.

By Samuel Fuller
'Living a life'— the beauty of deep lines dug in your cheeks.

By Denise Levertov
Living, Caesonia, is the opposite of loving.

By Albert Camus
Lo! he babbles of the fish-frys of long ago, Of the horse-races of long ago at Clary's Grove,...

By Edgar Lee Masters
Losing life is a trifle and I will have that courage when I need it. But to see the meaning of this life vanishing, our reason for existing di...

By Albert Camus
Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house.

By Henry David Thoreau
Man lives two lives, woe, were it otherwise! One is seized by death, the other one, his honor, remains.

By Franz Grillparzer
Man's feeble race what ills await! Labour, and Penury, the racks of Pain,...

By Thomas Gray
Many times man lives and dies Betweeen his two eternities,...

By William Butler Yeats
Maria: You should get out of these clothes immediately. You'll catch your death of pneumonia, you will. Inspector Clouseau: Yes, yes, I p...

By Blake Edwards
Men die and they are not happy.

By Albert Camus
Let him go forth radiant, let life rise in his young breast,...

By Hilda Doolittle
Life and death have been lacking in my life.

By Jorge Luis Borges
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

By Charlie Chaplin
Life deceives everyone except the individual who doesn't contemplate it, the individual who demands nothing from it, the individual who serene...

By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Life is a businesse, not good cheer; Ever in warres....

By George Herbert
Life is a festival only to the wise. Seen from the nook and chimneyside of prudence, it wears a ragged and dangerous front.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a horizontal fall.

By Jean Cocteau
Life is a long Dardenelles, My Dear Madam, the shores whereof are bright with flowers, which we want to pluck, but the bank is too high; & so ...

By Herman Melville
life is a trick, life is a kitten in a sack.

By Anne Sexton
Life is an immobile, locked, Three-handed struggle between...

By Philip Larkin
Life is an incurable disease.

By Abraham Cowley
Life is grown sweeter and lonelier, And death is no evil.

By Robinson Jeffers
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

By Samuel Butler
Life is like walking along a crowded street—there always seem to be fewer obstacles to getting along on the opposite pavement—and yet, if ...

By Thomas Henry Huxley
Life is not intellectual or critical, but sturdy. Its chief good is for well-mixed people who can enjoy what they find, without question.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not precious, a thing to be cherished. The soul and the mind are the instruments God gives us for our use and half of us don't begin t...

By Alice Foote MacDougall
Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.

By Anna Quindlen
Life is nothing but rags and tags and filthy rags at that.

By Christina Stead
Life is one long jubilee.

By Ira Gershwin
Life is so messy that the temptation to straighten it up is very strong. And the results always illusory.

By Anna Quindlen
Life is so short that it is not wise to take roundabout ways, nor can we spend much time in waiting.... We have not got half-way to dawn yet.

By Henry David Thoreau
life is straight, Straight as a line, and ever tends to Thee,

By George Herbert
Life is struggle and sleep.

By Mason Cooley
Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day when we die.

By A.C. Swinburne
Life is the risk we cannot refuse.

By Mason Cooley
Life is too short to waste In critic peep or cynic bark,...

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is used up all the same, whether we save, spend, or waste it.

By Mason Cooley
Life is what it makes you.

By Mason Cooley
Life just keeps unfolding, ignoring our praise or blame.

By Mason Cooley
Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.

By Anna Julia Cooper
Life stood on the top stair a moment Waved her last gray slander down the stair,...

By Allen Tate
Life wastes itself whilst we are preparing to live.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life! I know not what thou art, But know that thou and I must part;...

By Anna Letitia Barbauld
Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.

By Oscar Wilde
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; But young men think it is, and we were young.

By A.E. Housman
Look, there's nothing wrong with people being happy, but there's more to life than turning on and screwing to Ravel's Bolero.

By Blake Edwards
Joy has no cause: Though cut to pieces with a knife,...

By Philip Larkin
Just once I knew what life was for.

By Anne Sexton
Kringelein: I'm going to live. I'm going to have a good time while I can. The Baron: That's my motto, Kringelein. A short life and a gay ...

By William A. Drake
Let Rome in Tiber melt and the wide arch Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space....

By Shakespeare
Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives.

By Henry David Thoreau
Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails.

By Henry David Thoreau
Let us wait for the page proof.

By Vladimir Nabokov
It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be liv...

By Soren Kierkegaard
It may be that the ignorant man, alone, Has any chance to mate his life with life...

By Wallace Stevens
It's a tree on a riverbank: how long can it survive?

By Anonymous
It's too bad she won't live, but then again, who does?

By David Webb Peoples
I've been cursed for delving into the mysteries of life. Perhaps death is sacred, and I've profaned it. Oh, what a wonderful vision it was. I ...

By William Hurlbut
I've learned one thing about life. We're a good deal like that ball, dancing on the fountain. We know as little about the forces that move us,...

By Ardel Wray
I've stayed in the front yard all my life. I want a peek at the back...

By Gwendolyn Brooks
It is alive, venomous it smiles grimly its words cut—

By William Carlos Williams
In nature there are unexpected storms; in life there are unpredictable vicissitudes.

By Anonymous
In respect it is in the fields, it pleaseth me well; but in respect it is not in the court, it is tedious.

By Shakespeare
In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well; but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life.

By Shakespeare
In the colorful reflection we have what is life.

By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
In this mortal life, nothing is blessed throughout.

By François Rabelais
If you stand right fronting and face to face to a fact, you will see the sun glimmer on both its surfaces, as if it were a cimeter, and feel i...

By Henry David Thoreau
If you want something, it will elude you. If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail.

By Anna Quindlen
I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live.

By Greta Garbo
In a certain sense you deny the existence of this world. You explain life as a state of rest, a state of rest in motion.

By Franz Kafka
I would study, I would know, I would admire forever.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.

By Henry David Thoreau
If after all that we have lived and thought, All comes to Nought,—...

By Edwin Arlington Robinson
I smiled, I waited, I was circumspect; O never, never, never write that I missed life or loving.

By Hilda Doolittle
I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. Now we reckon them as bank-days, by some debt which is to be paid us, or which we are to...

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have not yet learned to live, that I can see, and I fear that I shall not very soon. I find, however, that in the long run things correspond...

By Henry David Thoreau
I hold all human life dearly, Stearne, especially my own.

By Michael Reeves
I really like life, don't you? There's nothing else quite like it.

By Mason Cooley
I didn't lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster.

By Philip Dunne
I have a life that did not become, that turned aside and stopped, astonished:

By Archie Randolph Ammons
I have always rebelled against the unadorned, the unbefitting, the unawakened, the unresisting, the undesirable, the unplanned, the unshapely,...

By Margaret Anderson
I live for those who love me, Whose hearts are kind and true;...

By George Linnaeus Banks
I love long life better than figs.

By Shakespeare
I am alive again, now that I can no longer stand to live.

By Albert Camus
I am astonished at the singular pertinacity and endurance of our lives. The miracle is, that what is is, when it is so difficult, if not impos...

By Henry David Thoreau
I am content to live it all again, And yet again, if it be life to pitch Into the frog-spawn of a blind man's ditch.

By William Butler Yeats
I am not afraid that I shall exaggerate the value and significance of life, but that I shall not be up to the occasion which it is.

By Henry David Thoreau
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you ...

By Anonymous
I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing—for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, mi...

By Joyce Carol Oates
I cannot live with you.

By Emily Dickinson
I don't know what's good, or bad, or true. I let God worry about truth. I just want to know the momentary fact of things. Life isn't good, or ...

By Paddy Chayefsky
Here is everything advantageous to life.

By Shakespeare
Human life is beyond comprehension.

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Human life is like a dream.

By Anonymous
Human life is like morning dew.

By Anonymous
Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man rem...

By Franz Grillparzer
I am a feather on the bright sky I am the blue horse that runs in the plain I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water

By N. Scott Momaday
He was born in Alabama. He was bred in Illinois. He was nothing but a Plain black boy.

By Gwendolyn Brooks
He who constantly swims in the ocean loves dry land.

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
He would cry out on life, that what it wants Is not its own love back in copy speech, But counter-love, original response.

By Robert Frost
He: 'Life is strange.' She: 'Compared to what?'

By Mason Cooley
How much longer will I be able to inhabit the divine sepulcher Of life, my great love?

By John Ashbery
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made:

By Robert Browning
Half life is over now, And I meet full face on dark mornings...

By Philip Larkin
Happiness does not await us all. One needn't be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why w...

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Have you been able to think out and manage your own life? You have done the greatest task of all.... All other things, ruling, hoarding, build...

By Michel de Montaigne
He hath awakened from the dream of life—

By Percy Bysshe Shelley
He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna, with which neither you nor your ancestors were acquainted, in order to m...

By Anonymous
For wisdom is the property of the dead, A something incompatible with life; and power,...

By William Butler Yeats
Gold has a price, but people are priceless.

By Anonymous
For life is but a dream whose shapes return, Some frequently, some seldom, some by night And some by day,

By James Thomson
For life is the mirror of king and slave—

By Madeline Bridges
For man, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly ...

By D.H. Lawrence
For nations vague as weed, For nomads among stones,...

By Philip Larkin
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imaginati...

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
For the salvation of his soul the Muslim digs a well. It would be a fine thing if each of us were to leave behind a school, or a well, or some...

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
For the soldier of time, it breathes a summer sleep, ...

By Wallace Stevens
For these are moments only, moments of insight, And there are reaches to be attained,...

By John Ashbery
From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye....

By William Butler Yeats
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free,...

By A.C. Swinburne
Everyone Tarrou set eyes on had that vacant gaze, and was visibly suffering from the complete break with all that life had meant to him. And s...

By Albert Camus
Exquisite nature, daydreams, and music say one thing, real life another.

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
For all the boundless universe Is Life—there are no dead!

By John Luckey McCreery
Droll thing life is—that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of ...

By Joseph Conrad
each in the cell of himself is almost convinced of his freedom,

By W.H. Auden
Endure what life God gives and ask no longer span; Cease to remember the delights of youth, travel-wearied aged man;...

By William Butler Yeats
Eternal passion! Eternal pain!

By Matthew Arnold
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than de...

By Henry David Thoreau
Degenerate sons and daughters, Life is too strong for you— It takes life to love Life.

By Edgar Lee Masters
Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow.

By Anonymous
Do not human beings have a hard service on earth, and are not their days like the days of a laborer? Like a slave who longs for the shadow, an...

By Anonymous
Do you mistake me? I am speaking of living,...

By Denise Levertov
Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,) Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,...

By Walt Whitman
By a high star our course is set, Our end is Life. Put out to sea.

By Louis MacNeice
But it is the same thing we are all seeing, Our world. Go after it,...

By John Ashbery
But really no one is exceptional, No one has anything, I'm anybody,...

By Randall Jarrell
But such is life, the silliest proverbs prove to be true, and when a man thinks, now it's all right, it's not all right by a long shot. Man pr...

By Alfred Döblin
by Spoon Rivergathering many a shell, And many a flower and medicinal weed—...

By Edgar Lee Masters
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

By Anonymous
Blotting the sun Stinging the eyes. The hot seeds steam underground still alive.

By Gary Snyder
Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.

By Michael Cacoyannis
But gathering as we stray, a sense Of Life, so lovely and intense,...

By John Masefield
As I ebb'd with the ocean of life, As I wended the shores I know, As I walk'd where the ripples continually wash you Paumanok,

By Walt Whitman
As I look at the human story I see two stories. They run parallel and never meet. One is of people who live, as they can or must, the events t...

By Margaret Anderson
As long as green hills are there, never fear a shortage of firewood.

By Anonymous
Awakening in the morning returns us to life, and to awareness of death.

By Mason Cooley
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, 'Twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.

By George Gordon Noel Byron
Amen. So be it. Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the ...

By James Joyce
And life, the flicker of men and moths and the wolf on the hill, Though furious for continuance, passionately feeding, passionately...

By Robinson Jeffers
All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man a...

By Simone Schwarz-Bart
All the accumulations of life, that wear us out—clocks, bodies, consciousness, shoe, breasts—begotten sons—your Communism—'Parano...

By Allen Ginsberg
—All this Dark Age machinery On which we had tormented you To life.

By William Dewitt Snodgrass
Along a parabola life like a rocket flies, Mainly in darkness, now and then on a rainbow.

By Andrei Voznesensky
Although there is no universal agreement as to a definition of life, its biological manifestations are generally considered to be organization...

By Anonymous
An hour of winter day might seem too short To make it worth life's while to wake and sport.

By Robert Frost
And as she died so must we die ourselves, And thence ye may perceive the world's a dream. Life, how and what is it?

By Robert Browning
And by another year, Such as God knows, with freer air, More fruits and fairer flowers Will bear, While I droop here.

By Henry David Thoreau
A: What is the meaning of life? B: I know, but I won't tell you.

By Mason Cooley
All I want is the moon, Helicon. I know in advance what will kill me. I have not yet exhausted all that can make me live. That is why I want t...

By Albert Camus
all Life death does end and each day dies with sleep.

By Gerard Manley Hopkins
All life long, the same questions, the same answers.

By Samuel Beckett
All men have a sweetness in their life. That is what helps them go on. It is towards that they turn when they feel too worn out.

By Albert Camus
All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart st...

By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
A goldfish is reason enough for living, if someone needs a reason.

By Mason Cooley
A lifeless planet. And yet, yet still serving a useful purpose, I hope. Yes, a sun. Warming the surface of some other world. Giving light to t...

By Franklin Coen
A lifetime of cleverness can be interrupted by moments of stupidity.

By Anonymous
A living man is blind and drinks his drop. What matter if the ditches are impure? What matter if I live it all once more?

By William Butler Yeats
A man's whole life is taxed for the least thing well done. It is its net result.

By Henry David Thoreau
A mere trifle consoles us for a mere trifle distresses us.

By Blaise Pascal
A moment that gave not only itself, but Also the means of keeping it, of not turning to dust...

By John Ashbery
A poor life is better than a good death.

By Anonymous
A slight relax of air. All is not dead.

By Philip Larkin
...for [God] makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.

By Anonymous
...here he is, fully alive, and it is hard to picture him fully dead. Death is thirty-three hours away and here we are talking about the brain...

By Helen Prejean
[T]he syndrome known as life is too diffuse to admit of palliation. For every symptom that is eased, another is made worse. The horse leech's ...

By Samuel Beckett
[The boss] asked me if I was not interested in a change in my life. I answered that one can never change lives, that in any case all lives wer...

By Albert Camus
A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food;...

By William Wordsworth
'Try to live as if there were a God'

By Muriel Rukeyser
... a unique endeavour To bring to bloom the million-petalled flower Of being here.

By Philip Larkin
... it is the greatest of all mistakes to begin life with the expectation that it is going to be easy, or with the wish to have it so.

By Lucy Larcom
... it is true that I do not respect [human life] more than I respect my own life. And if it is easy for me to kill, that is because it is dif...

By Albert Camus
... Live!/and have your blooming in the noise of the whirlwind.

By Gwendolyn Brooks
... our lives are like soap operas. We can go for months and not tune in to them, then six months later we look in and the same stuff is going...

By Jane Wagner
... that's what living happens to be ... the physiological denial of reverence and good manners and Christianity.... At your age one's quite o...

By Aldous Huxley
... the great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do.

By Margaret Anderson
... the precipitate of sorrow is happiness, the precipitate of struggle is success. Life means opportunity, and the thing men call death is th...

By Alice Foote MacDougall
...let the dead bury their own dead.

By Anonymous
'I wonder what life means,' said my friend when he had apparently just been thinking. 'I have no idea,' I volunteered in my cheerful manner, h...

By Marvin Cohen
'Life is a dangerous adventure,' says the American; and he is half right: life is dangerous, but it's not an adventure.

By José Bergamín
'O life of this our Spring! why fades the lotus of the water? Why fade these children of the Spring,born but to smile and fall?

By William Blake
'O what unlucky streak Twisting inside me, made me break the line?...

By Philip Larkin
Nothing exists except by virtue of a disequilibrium, an injustice. All existence is a theft paid for by other existences; no life flowers except on a cemetery.

By Remy De Gourmont
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once your choose hope, anything is possible

By Christopher Reeve
Our life is made by the death of others.

By Leonardo DaVinci
Past is History, the Future is a Mystery, this Moment is a Gift—that’s why it’s called The Present.

By Anonymous
People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.

By Isadora Duncan
People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life... I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.

By Joseph Campbell
Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other clause - that it must be lived forward. The more one thinks through this clause, the more one concludes that life in temporality never becomes properly understandable, simply because never at any time does one get perfect repose to take the stance - backward.

By Soren Kierkegaard
Practice makes perfect. Just be careful what you practice.

By Anonymous
Real life seems to have no plots.

By Ivy Compton Burnett
Relax

By Anonymous
Savor the Moment

By Anonymous
She fights and vanquishes in me, and I live and breathe in her, and I have life and being.

By Miguel de Cervantes
There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?

By George Borrow
This is not a dress rehearsal

By Anonymous
This is pretty strange, not poems, poems are pretty good.

By James Dye
This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.

By Soren Kierkegaard
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. Life

By William James
This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.

By Buddha
To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one.

By Jack Kornfield
Today, you have 100% of your life left.

By Tom Hopkins
Trust in Allah but tie your camel.

By Arabic saying.
We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.

By Paul Boese
We do not remember days…We remember moments.

By Anonymous
We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.

By Robert A. Cook
We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture.

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

By Joseph Campbell
What is life, but the gentle effacement of a tree shedding its leaves?

By Harrison Christian
What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction. And the greatest good is trivial; for all life is a dream and all dreams are dreams.

By Pedro Calderon de la Barca
WHAT IS LIFE? Life is an Adventure ... Dare it Life is a Beauty ... Praise it Life is a Challenge ... Meet it Life is a Duty ... Perform it Life is a Love ... Enjoy it Life is a Tragedy ... Face it Life is a Struggle ... Fight it Life is a Promise ... Fulfill it Life is a Game ... Play it Life is a Gift ... Accept it Life is a Journey ... Complete it Life is a Mystery ... Unfold it Life is a Goal ... Achieve it Life is an Opportunity ... Take it Life is a Puzzle ... Solve it Life is a Song ... Sing it Life is a Sorrow ... Overcome it Life is a Spirit ... Realize it

By Anon.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are but small matters compared to what lies within us.—Ralph W. Emerson

By Anonymous
What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.

By Lewis L Dunnington
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.

By John Dryden
When Pigs Fly

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

By Mark Twain
When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen, either there will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. -Patrick Ove

By Anonymous
When you fall, pick something up.

By Oswald Avery
When you stumble...make is part of the dance.

By Anonymous
Where there is life there is wishful thinking.

By Gerald F. Lieberman
Where there is no struggle, There is no strength

By Oprah
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.

By Confusius
While there's life, there's hope. Life

By Marcus Tullius Cicero
While we try to teach our children all about life,

By Angela Schwindt
While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.

By Angela Schwindt
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

By Mark Twain
Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now. Wouldn'

By Maya Angelou
Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now.

By Anonymous
You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.

By Lucinda Basset
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.

By Jiddu Krishnamurti
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. Life

By Albert Camus
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.

By Frederick Buechner
Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.

By Christian Nevell Bovee
Enjoy the little things in life…for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things

By Anonymous
Every End Is A New Beginning

By Anonymous
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.

By Bill Meyer
Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.

By Swedish Proverb
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.

By William Blake
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.

By Victor Frankl
From one small seed of kindness, love grows.

By Anonymous
God put me on this earth to accomplish a number of tasks….I’m so far behind I’ll never die.

By Anonymous
He lives who dies to win a lasting name.

By Henry Drummond
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.

By Samuel Johnson
He was a clot looking for a place to happen, a splinter of bone hunting a soft organ to puncture, a lonely lunatic cell looking for a mate.

By Stephen King
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.

By Proverb
It seems to have had an order, to have been composed by someone, and those events that were merely accidental when they happened turn out to be the main elements in a consistent plot. Who composed this plot? Just as your dreams are composed, so your whole life has been composed by the will within you. Just as the people who you met by chance became effective agents in the structuring of your life, so you have been the agent in the structuring of other lives. And the whole thing gears together like one big symphony, everything influencing and structuring everything else. It's as though our lives were the dream of a single dreamer in which all of the dream characters are dreaming too. And so everything links to everything else moved out of the will in nature...It is as though there were an intention behind it yet it is all by chance. None of us lives the life that he had intended.

By Joseph Campbell
It's A Wonderful Life

By Anonymous
It's not how long life is but the quality of our life that is important.

By Roger Dawson
It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

By Hans Christian Andersen
Let yesterday go and live for today

By Anonymous
Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.

By Oliver Goldsmith
Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game.

By P. L. Debevoise
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. Life

By George Bernard Shaw
Life flows on within you and without you.

By George Harrison
Life is a bed of water filling from many springs and we seem not to know when one gushing flow will oe'r flood the banks only to be succeeded by a drought.

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

By Sholom Aleichem
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.

By Thomas L. Holdcroft
Life is a loss of time.

By Gerhard Kocher
Life is a question asked by God about the way he exists.

By Kedar Joshi
Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins.

By Professor Blackie
Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.

By F. Paul Facult
Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts.

By Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.

By Eileen Caddy
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outer results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.

By Tom Lehrer
Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.

By Lou Erickson
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.

By Sir Humphrey Davy
Life is mostly froth and bubble,

By Adam Lindsay Gordon
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming

By Anon.
Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.

By Jennie Jerome Churchill
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away

By Anonymous
Life is one of the most important causes of death.

By Gerhard Kocher
Life is supposed to get tough.

By Kelsey Grammer
Life is trying things to see if they work.

By Ray Bradbury
Life is what happens to you while you

By John Lennon
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

By Grandma Moses 18601961
Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

By Anonymous
Life itself is the proper binge.

By Julia Child
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.

By Maya Angelou
Life marches by, I suggest you get on with it.

By Joy Baluch
Life must be lived as play. Life

By Plato
Life too near paralyses art.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.

By Quentin Crisp
Life's but a day at most.

By George Burns
Life's one happy game

By Anonymous
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late

By Benjamin Franklin
Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.

By Fred A. Allen
Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live the life you've imagined

By Anonymous
Live, let live, and help live

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.

By George Burns
Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He comet up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.

By Book Of Common Prayer
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.

By Wayne Dyer
May God bless you to live as long as you want to; and want to as long as you live!

By Scottish Proverb
May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.

By Tom Hanks
Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.

By Adrienne Gusoff
Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

By Louisa May Alcott
Sing when the shadows fall…for in time the sun will shine again.

By Anonymous
Socrates famously said that the unconsidered life is not worth living. He meant that a life lived without forethought or principle is a life so vulnerable to chance, and so dependent on the choices and actions of others, that it is of little real value to the person living it. He further meant that a life well lived is one which has goals, and integrity, which is chosen and directed by the one who lives it, to the fullest extent possible to a human agent caught in the webs of society and history.

By A. C. (Anthony Clifford) Grayling
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory.

By Susan B. Anthony
Strive for Progress not Perfection. Celebrate the small Victories.

By Anonymous
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.

By Bernard Baruch
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. Life

By H. L. Mencken
The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.

By Elizabeth Edwards
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.

By Nadia Boulanger
The four stages of life are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.

By Art Linkletter
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. Life

By William James
The journey is the reward

By Anonymous
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

By Aleister Crowley
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.

By John M. Barrie
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

By James Barrie
The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.

By Oliver Goldsmith
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Life

By Henry David Thoreau
The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever.

By Anonymous
The next chapter of my life is always more interesting than the last one.

By Michael Lipsey
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.

By Josiah Gilbert Holland
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Life

By Henry David Thoreau
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.

By Dante Alighieri
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.

By John C. Calhoun
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.

By Thomas Alva Edison
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.

By John Barrymore
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read. - Mary McLeod Bethune

By Anonymous
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.

By Frederick Faber
There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience. Stokely Carmichael

By Anonymous
There is no competition and no comparison, for we are all different and meant to be that way.

By Anonymous
There is no stopping place in this life--nor is there ever one for any person, no matter how far along the way one's gone.

By Meister Eckhart
There is no wealth but life. Life

By John Ruskin
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. Life

By Robert Louis Stevenson
There is only one way to come into this world; there are too many ways to leave it.

By Donald Harington
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...

By Epicurus
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

By William Cowper
A man must pay the fiddler, in my case it so happened that a whole symphony orchestra often had to be subsidized.

By John Barrymore
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.

By Epictetus
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.

By Albert Camus
All actual life is encounter.

By Martin Buber
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Life

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
And I say to myself…What a wonderful world

By Louis Armstrong
Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.

By David Starr Jordan
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

By Robert Fulghum
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections.

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

By William James
But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.

By G. K. Chesterton
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.

By Victor Frankl
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

By Bertolt Brecht
Don't bring negative to my door.

By Maya Angelou
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Life

By Mark Twain
Dream

By Anonymous
Each problem has a solution. All experiences are opportunities for you to learn and grow.

By Anonymous
Either you push forward with the things that you were doing yesterday or you start dying.

By Elizabeth Edwards
Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.

By Anonymous
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Life

By Friedrich Nietzsche
He who is not busy being born is busy dying.

By Bob Dylan
Humor can make a serious difference.

By Anonymous
I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other.

By Gillian Anderson
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

By Robert Fulghum
I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.

By Robert Browning
I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself

By Anonymous
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainty that just to be alive is a grand thing.

By Agatha Christie
I mean, there's little enough in this life, really, and you only find it worth living for the odd moments, and if you think you're going to have those odd moments again, then it makes life wonderful and have a meaning.

By Anthony Burgess
I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living.

By Ursula Andress
I think we're here for each other.

By Carol Burnett
I want it all and I want it delivered!

By Anonymous
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark would burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

By Jack London
I’m not lazy…I’m motivationally impaired.

By Anonymous
If architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load that is laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together. So, if therapists wish to foster their patients' mental health, they should not be afraid to increase that load through a reorientation toward the meaning of one's life.

By Victor Frankl
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.

By Anthony D'Angelo
If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.

By Eugene Delacroix
If you will just start with the idea that this is a hard world,it will all be much simpler.

By Louis D. Brandeis
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.

By Sid Caesar
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.

By Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.

By Bill Baughan
In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find the ultimate questioner - that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question.

By Kedar Joshi
In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.—Albert Camus

By Anonymous
In this life we cannot do great things; We can only do small things with great love.

By Mother Teresa
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Life

By Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

By Robert Frost
It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes
It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them.

By Evangeline Cory Booth
It is not length of life, but depth of life. Life

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived --forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.

By Soren Kierkegaard
My grandpa notes the world's worn cogs And says we're going to the dogs. His grandpa in his house of logs Said things were going to the dogs. His grandpa in the Flemish bogs Said things were going to the dogs. His grandpa in his hairy togs Said things were going to the dogs. But this is what I wish to state. The dogs have had an awful wait.

By Anon.
Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

By Anonymous
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn

By Harriet Beecker
Not all those that wander are lost.

By J.R.R. Tolkien
People find life entirely too time-consuming.

By Stanislaw J. Lec
To live is to function. That is all there is in living.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

By Anonymous
Life is a long lesson in humility.

By James M. Barrie
Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.

By Charles Feidelson Jr.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.

By R. D. Laing
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.

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

By Stephen Vincent Benét
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.

By Sri da Avabhas
Life is short; live it up.

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

By E. M. Forster
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

By Abraham Lincoln
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.

By E. M. Forster
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.

By David Herbert Lawrence
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

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

By William James
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.

By Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

By Horace
On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

By William James
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.

By H. T. Leslie
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

By William James
Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.

By Anon.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

By Abraham Lincoln
Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.

By William James
Live to the point of tears.

By Albert Camus
How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!

By Albert Camus
I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow.

By Sophocles
I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow.

By Sophocles
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.

By Benjamin Franklin
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

By George Bernard Shaw
Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.

By John Burroughs
Life is an effort that deserves a better cause.

By Karl Kraus
Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Life is just one damned thing after another.

By Elbert Hubbard
Life is made up of marble and mud.

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
It is not length of life, but depth of life.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.

By John Burroughs
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

By Maya Angelou
In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.

By Albert Camus
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.

By William James
Of any stopping place in life, it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.

By Mary Catherine Bateson
Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.

By Anon.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.

By Albert Camus
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

By Buddha
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.

By Henri Frederic Amiel
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

By George Bernard Shaw
Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.

By Dag Hammarskjold
Life well spent is long.

By Leonardo Da Vinci
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.

By Erich Fromm
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

By Anon.
It is best to live however one can be.

By Sophocles
It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

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

By Norman Cousins
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.

By Thomas Jefferson
And die of nothing but a rage to live.

By Alexander Pope
You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.

By Joe E. Lewis
All our pursuits, from childhood to manhood, are only trifles of different sorts and sizes, proportioned to our years and views.

By Samuel Richardson
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.

By Epictetus
While there's life, there's hope.

By Marcus Tullius Cicero
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.

By Satchel Paige
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.

By Benjamin Franklin
We fall forward to succeed.

By Anonymous
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.

By Albert Camus
We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.

By William James
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.

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

By Maya Angelou
The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.

By Joan Borysenko
The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.

By Eric Hoffer
A human being is only breath and shadow.

By Sophocles
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

By James Allen
Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow

By shani
Diamonds are real and last forever; beads break easy and scatter everywhere. -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
Anybody will come and go in and out of your life, but there's always somebody who will leave footprints embedded deeply -Aleasha M.

By Aleasha_M
Never say never because it can end with forever -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
There's always going to be some dead ends, but it's up to you to make a path to get through -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
Just because you're FOR me, doesn't mean you're for me -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
I don't know what failure is, therefore it is not a word in my vocabulary. -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
I'm not going to fall for you just because I can stand you sometimes -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
Mistakes are regrets or lessons learned and dealt with -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
Great things take time and patience in order to become a masterpiece that's perfected to perfection before it's released -Aleasha M

By Aleasha_M
Life is a story. An open book of love, joy and mourning, wind, rain and storming.

By shannonfarlouis
A rose by any other name is just as sweet, with universally sharp thorns.

By asura22
I am feeling alone. Many people around me, not you. Sadly won!

By Florentina_Laic
The journey is made less difficult when one catches glimpses of the destination but can only see a little of the path ahead.

By jocook
«Be careful at what you laugh, if you don’t want to cry in the end.»--Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago

By Ernesto_P_Santiago
The icy wind engulfs her very being,the solid oak sways gently in the breeze,taunting the dainty,quivering buds that stand in its path...

By Fatz007
Who we are is defined and what we choose to do may not be part of who we are

By wolvryn
“Maturity is not in age but in one’s ability and willingness to want to learn, understand and in acknowledging not knowing, not in defensiveness”

By wolvryn
A lot of people have taken too much and what does not belong to them, in order to balance this equation a lot of people will have to give beyond the usual normal

By wolvryn
I know your not coming back, but my heart just doesn't want to believe it.

By SierraBiersack
It seems like duct tape can fix anything, so wy cant it fix my broken heart?

By SierraBiersack
Destiny cause of all situations doesn't change even with patience ....

By Sheena
Every man is a clown in the eyes of nature...

By lonerangerfilms
''On the battle-field called LIFE, knowone kills but for SELF'' - Kofi Asokwa-Nkansah

By Kofi_Asokwa-Nkansah
Life shapes you into what you choose to become although some are more predisposed to doing (experiencing) certain things than others

By wolvryn
“Most who are sane are intelligent but not all who are intelligent are sane”

By wolvryn
Don't mistake kindness for weakness.

By markpringle
Unfortunately, one poor decision or mistake can erase a lifetime of good deeds...in the minds of many.

By markpringle
«With or without money I have a problem; that’s life, and I accept it heartily.»--Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago

By Ernesto_P_Santiago
The humane does things purposely for selfless reasons, while the animal does things purposely for selfish (greedy) reasons

By wolvryn
The real intention of one's choice can be hidden within one's own motive, negative motive itself may be shaped by one's lack of the understanding, and or the ignorance of the principle ~ exhibition ~ mercy ~ endurance ~ patience of love even at the precision of truth

By wolvryn
“Words will always refuse to define the full meaning of originality”

By wolvryn
What is reasonably acceptable in the ideal world is likely to be risky and unacceptable in reality

By wolvryn
Arrogance is nothing but complete ignorance

By wolvryn
A dream is a burning passion harbored and conceived within the mind that the heart persistently paves waiting and hoping to achieve

By wolvryn
You can color my life with the chaos of trouble my only fears are fright and that my nightmares grow less subtle.

By BlackMamba
The beauty of sorrow is always what is learned (positive lesson learned)

By wolvryn
the world is our own, only the world's system is not ours

By devanshi
if I manage to jump over a pacific ocean, I tried it for myself. But if you make it a chance for me to jump over a well, you made it well for me.

By yahaya_chadi
Realization that one is a part of a whole, brings dependence into the equation as a necessity

By wolvryn
A genius is one who has some knowledge or understanding about and between the actual and the ideal (original)

By wolvryn
A genius is one who derives, adopts, adapts and creates from the original

By wolvryn
coincidences donot occur when they are required,they often occur when they are not desired..

By pushpak
The more you see the less you'll believe in dreams

By BlackMamba
I'm just going to write songs until I change her mind about who I've become...

By BlackMamba
The best thing to do is to be ahead of your time.

By BlackMamba
I never had much to believe in just myself and a dream

By BlackMamba
I'm just living on the little hope I have left

By BlackMamba
An untethered kite is like the spirit of every lonely dreamer

By BlackMamba
If the big bad wolf came knocking at your door would you run and hide or stand and answer with pig headed pride

By BlackMamba
This world was stolen from the dreamers only to be lead by mis-leaders

By BlackMamba
there's a hint of reality behind the life I dream of

By BlackMamba
This worlds so one-sided in its intentions cause you can live a fairytale but never see the happy ending

By BlackMamba
We can get high on dreams alone

By BlackMamba
My fear of rejection is out worthed by my thirst for perfection

By BlackMamba
We all go through it. Some make it, some don't.

By Socialmoth101
INDECISION - When indecision is with you, Let patience out weigh the thought. The time you find You can’t make up your mind, Decision should be made not.

By flomcmillian
Practice what you preach my dear or you will face the things you fear

By flomcmillian
Because different people may react differently to things differently at different points in time, decency is needed to maintain order, largely because the human motive/intention cannot be easily evaluated/determined/known

By wolvryn