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255 Life Quotes

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman Quotes , Source: quoted in "Newsweek"

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They live that they may eat, but he himself [Socrates] eats that he may live.

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

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The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. -Indian saying.

Indian Saying Quotes

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Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.

Tennessee Williams Quotes

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All of us have our troubles. But no matter how unhappy we are, life has to carry on.

Lame Ger Quotes

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He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche 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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Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.

Horace Quotes

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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 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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I haven't heard of anybody who want's to stop living on account of the cost.

Kin Hubbard Quotes

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Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.

Thomas La Mance Quotes

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I like life. It's something to do. Somewhere on this globe every 10 seconds there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.

Sam Levinson Quotes

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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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A tragey means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.

G.k. Chesterton 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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The longer I live, the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde 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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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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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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