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254 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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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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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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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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The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.

W.J. Davison 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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Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring and because it has fresh peaches in it.

Thomas Walker Quotes

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I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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Without duty, life is soft and boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Joseph Joubert 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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The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing. The main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.

Marcus Aurelius Antonius 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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Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Jarawala Nehru 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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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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Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.

Mel Brooks 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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The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.

John Morley 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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There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happend. -Mark Twain.

Mark Twain Quotes

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