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The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world. -B. C. Forbes.

B. C. Forbes Quotes

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The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more that you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

Thomas Merton Quotes

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Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman Quotes

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Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The most important things in life aren't things.

Anthony J. D'Angelo Quotes

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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

John N. Mitchell Quotes

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank Quotes

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Let us live then, and be glad While young life's before us After youthful pastime had, After old age had and sad, Earth will slumber over us. [Lat., Gaudeamus igitur, Juvenes dum sumus Post pucundam juventutem. Post molestam senectutem. Nos habetit humus.]

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: (John Addington Symonds' translation)

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Life's but a span, or a tale, or a word, That in a trice, or suddaine, is rehearsed.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: The Roxburghe Ballads--A Friend's Advice (pt. II, edited by William Chappell)

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If you will do some deed before you die, Remember not this caravan of death, But have belief that every little breath Will stay with you for an eternity.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: The Roxburghe Ballads--A Friend's Advice (pt. II, edited by William Chappell)

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

Hans Christian Andersen Quotes , Source: Preface to Works

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And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?

Archilochus Quotes , Source: Fragment (VI), see Plutarch's "Morals", vol. I, "Essay of the Laws, etc., of the Lacedemonians", one

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Life, which all creatures love and strive to keep Wonderful, dear and pleasant unto each, Even to the meanest; yea, a boon to all Where pity is, for pity makes the world Soft to the weak and noble for the strong.

Edwin Arnold Quotes , Source: Light of Asia

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We come and we cry, and that is life; we yawn and we depart, and that is death! [Fr., On entre, on crie, Et c'est la vie! On baille, on sort, Et c'est la mort!]

Ausone de Chancel Quotes , Source: Line in an Album

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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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The World's a bubble, and the Life of Man less than a span: In his conception wretched, from the womb so to the tomb. Curst from his cradle, and brought up to years with cares and fears. Who then to frail mortality shall trust, But limns the water, or but writes in dust.

Francis Bacon Quotes , Source: Life--Preface to the Translation of Certain Psalms

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You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like no one is watching. It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work.

Susannah Clark Quotes

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Life is just part of the big picture.

Alyson Goff Quotes

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Beginnings are often scary, endings are often sad, but it's the middle that counts. You should remember that when you find yourself at the beginning.

Steven Rogers Quotes

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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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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

Chief Seattle Quotes

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