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life quotes (71)

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams   Category: Life

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

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
James Allen   Category: Life

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living.
Ursula Andress   Category: Life

Life loves the liver of it.
Maya Angelou   Category: Life

What we play is life.
Louis Armstrong   Category: Life

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

Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius   Category: Life

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach   Category: Life

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie   Category: Life

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.
Dave Barry   Category: Life

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

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Life

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
Mel Brooks   Category: Life

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

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs   Category: Life

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne   Category: Life

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
Abraham Cahan   Category: Life

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus   Category: Life

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote   Category: Life

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov   Category: Life

While there's life, there's hope.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Life

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
e. e. cummings   Category: Life

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin   Category: Life

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Life

Only a few things are really important.
Marie Dressler   Category: Life

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Henry Ellis   Category: Life

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Life

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

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
E. M. Forster   Category: Life

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Erich Fromm   Category: Life

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

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Jose Ortega y Gasset   Category: Life

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

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant   Category: Life

It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.
Philip Green   Category: Life

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

We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill   Category: Life

I love life because what more is there.
Anthony Hopkins   Category: Life

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney   Category: Life

Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney   Category: Life

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James   Category: Life

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

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

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung   Category: Life

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
Barbara Kingsolver   Category: Life

I do not regret one moment of my life.
Lillie Langtry   Category: Life

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Life

My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
Hugh Leonard   Category: Life

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth   Category: Life

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
H. L. Mencken   Category: Life

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.
Karl A. Menninger   Category: Life

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

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin   Category: Life

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

Life must be lived as play.
Plato   Category: Life

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
Max de Pree   Category: Life

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
Miguel Angel Ruiz   Category: Life

There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin   Category: Life

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Life

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: Life

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Life

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

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Life

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Life

Life is but thought.
Sara Teasdale   Category: Life

Everything in life is luck.
Donald Trump   Category: Life

Life well spent is long.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Life

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
William Wallace   Category: Life

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