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254 Life Quotes

The Answer to the Great Question Of . . . Life, the Universe and Everything . . . [is] Forty-two.

Douglas Adams Quotes , Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (ch. 27)

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Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die. [It., Spesso e da forte, Piu che il morire, il vivere.]

Vittorio Alfieri Quotes , Source: Oreste (IV, 2)

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I know not if the dark or bright Shall be by lot; If that wherein my hopes delight Be best or not.

Henry Alford Quotes , Source: Life's Answer

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

Hans Christian Andersen Quotes , Source: Preface to Works

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Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

Hans Christian Andersen Quotes , Source: Preface to Works

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There is a cropping-time in the races of men, as in the fruits of the field; and sometimes, if the stock be good, there springs up for a time a succession of splendid men; and then comes a period of barrenness.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Rhetoric (II, 15, par. III)

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We are the voices of the wandering wind, Which moan for rest and rest can never find; Lo! as the wind is so is mortal life, A moan, a sigh, a sob, a storm, a strife.

Edwin Arnold Quotes , Source: Light of Asia

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With aching hands and bleeding feet We dig and heap, lay stone on stone; We bear the burden and the heat Of the long day, and wish 'twere done. Not till the hours of light return All we have built as we discern.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Morality (st. 2)

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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Sonnet to a Friend, said of Sophocles

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As a mortal, thou must nourish each of two forebodings--that tomorrow's sunlight will be the last that thou shalt see; and that for fifty years wilt live out thy life in ample wealth.

Ausone de Chancel Quotes , Source: Line in an Album

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Life is just part of the big picture.

Alyson Goff Quotes

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Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete. Because you know it's never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one.

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What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton Quotes

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The real malady is fear of life, not of death.

Naguib Mahfouz Quotes

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If you are not the lead sled dog, the world looks pretty much the same every day.

Anonymous Quotes

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A lifetime is more than sufficiently long for people to get what there is of it wrong.

Anonymous Quotes

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A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

Donald Trump Quotes

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Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock Quotes

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It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.

Edna St Vincent Millay Quotes

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Life can only be understood back- wards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

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The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.

Felix Adler Quotes

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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 before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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The first hundred years are the hardest.

William Mizner Quotes

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The closing years of life are like a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

Arthur Schopenauer Quotes

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One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes

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