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254 Life Quotes

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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If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.

Win Borden Quotes

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The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Tom Bodett 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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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.

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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Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

Keri Russell 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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Don't worry about life, you're not going to survive it anyway.

Walter Bagehot Quotes

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Life is an uncharted ocean. The cautious mariner must needs take Many soundings ere he conduct his barque to port in safety.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: epigraph from Soundings by A. Hamilton Gibbs

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Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: Knock On Any Door (Nick Romano character), in a movie

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

Hans Christian Andersen Quotes , Source: Preface to Works

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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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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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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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