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254 Life Quotes

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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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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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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This strange disease of modern life, With its sick hurry, its divided aims.

Matthew Arnold Quotes , Source: Scholar-Gypsy (st. 21)

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

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

Soren Kierkegaard 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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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

James Matthew Barrie 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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There must be more to life than having everything. Judy Newman -Maurice Sendak.

Maurice Sendak Quotes

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Life itself is the proper binge. -Julia Child.

Julia Child Quotes

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Real life seems to have no plots.

Ivy Compton-Burnett Quotes

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The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow Quotes

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It's a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter.

Don Herold Quotes

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Cats and monkeys -- monkeys and cats -- all human life is there.

Henry James Quotes

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Life is a dead-end street.

H. L. Mencken Quotes

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy -- I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

Bertrand Russel 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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My advice to those who are about to begin, in earnet, the journey of life, is to take their heart in one hand and a club in the other.

Josh Billings Quotes

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