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Phrases about Life

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness. Gilda Radner

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death. Leonardo Da Vinci

I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death. Zora Neale Hurston

As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. Benjamin Disraeli

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything. Robert Frost

I'm grateful to you. If it weren't for you, I'd be in Cicely right now and I'd still be running that rat race, still locked in that commute. I'd be totally stressed, I'd be totally ignorant of what my life could be. I'm happier now than I've ever been. Andrew Schneider

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

He who throws away a friend is as bad as he who throws away his life. Sophocles

My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary. Albert Einstein

There are two kinds of people in this world, those who long to be understood and those who long to be misunderstood. It is the irony of life that neither is gratified. Carl Van Vechten

Life is full of obstacle illusions. Grant Frazier

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Unknown

It is not growing like a tree in bulk doth make man better be Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere, A lily of a day is fairer in May Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant of flower and light, In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures, life may perfect be. Benjamin Johnson

Life is an unanswered question, but let's believe in the dignity and important of the question. Tennessee Williams

To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life. Arbie M. Dale

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness it is always urgent, 'here and now,' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank. Jose Ortega y Gasset

Change is the law of life; and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside yourself. Jacob Bigelow

What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot

To realize that prophecy in the people is like fruit in the tree is to know the unity of life. Kahlil Gibran

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. Arthur Rubinstein

There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way. Unknown

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches. Rainer Maria Rilke

The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something. Chauncey Depew

I once read that the only way to enjoy life is to observe everything with a sense of detached amusement. I don't always do that, but it serves you well to keep it in mind. Bryant Gumbel

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. Benjamin Disraeli

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. Henry David Thoreau

...A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. John Milton

Man is immortal therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea it can only find itself in changing forms. Rabindranath Tagore

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. Igor Stravinsky

We all carry around so much pain in our hearts. Love and pain and beauty. They all seem to go together like one little tidy confusing package. It's a messy business, life. It's hard to figure--full of surprises. Some good. Some bad. Henry Bromel

Life is a dream from which we must wake before we can dream again. Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead -- that's where your future lies. Ann Landers

The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered. Andre Gide

For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life. Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties I

This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions. Siddha Nagarjuna

All life is an experiment. The more experiments yoiu make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Nathan Hale, last words, 22 September 1776

All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind. Communist Manifesto

A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind. Cicero

Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment. Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Anybody who accepts mediocrity - in school, on the job, in life - is a person who compromises, and when the leader compromises, the whole organization compromises. Charles Knight

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course a quiet conscience. Euripides

There are two great rules in life, the one general and the other particular. The first is that every one can in the end get what he wants if he only tries. This is the general rule. The particular rule is that every individual is more or less of an exception to the general rule. Samuel Butler

To save a Life in defeat, is to receive Victory and Honor. The Best of the Best (motion picture)

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life. Sister Mary Rose McGeady

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wish you music to help with the burdens of life ,and to help you release your happiness to others. Ludwig van Beethoven

When you work you fulfil a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret. Kahlil Gibran

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? Cesare Pavese

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. James Allen

Life begins as a quest of the child for the man and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child. Laurens Van der Post

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Osho, The art of Dying

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man. Charles Caleb Colton

Plunge boldly into the thick of life Johann von Goethe