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Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.

Virginia Woolf Quotes

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Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be! -Miguel de Cervantes.

Miguel de Cervantes Quotes

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The whole of what we know is a system of compensations. Each suffering is rewarded; each sacrifice is made up; every debt is paid.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. -Fr. Alfred D'Souza.

Fr. Alfred D'souza Quotes

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Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 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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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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Life is an incurable disease.

Abraham Crowley Quotes

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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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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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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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Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

Woody Allen 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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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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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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