Life Quotes

Find Thoughtful Life Quotes, Sayings About Life's Philosophy

"I like nonsense - it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities." -- Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
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“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

"I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." -- Oscar Wilde
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“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” – Win Borden

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.” – John N. Mitchell

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." -- Flora Whittemore
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“Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life.” – Antonio Porchia

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” – Emily Dickinson

“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.” – Charles Schulz

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” – T.S. Eliot

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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“Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Life: It is about the gift, not the package it comes in.” – Dennis P. Costea, Jr.

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” – George Bernard Shaw

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” – Albert Camus

"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." -- Henry David Thoreau
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“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.” – Lillian Dickson

“There is no wealth but life.” – John Ruskin

“I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” – Jim Carrey

“To preserve a man alive in the midst of so many chances and hostilities, is as great a miracle as to create him.” – Jeremy Taylor

"My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn." -- Louis Adamic
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“Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little.” – Thomas Aloysius Dorgan

“Life is a cement trampoline.” – Howard Nordberg

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” – Grandma Moses

“Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.” – Anton Chekhov

“Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

"Only a life lived for others is a life worth while." -- Albert Einstein
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“Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation.” – W. Somerset Maugham

“In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love.” – Diego Marchi

“The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this:
Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself.
Nights are long and life is predominantly good. Wind is refreshing.
Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself
so that you can above all be good to others.”
– Jessi Lane Adams

"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." -- Arthur Miller
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“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” – Erich Fromm

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.” – Cary Grant

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." -- Danny Kaye
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“To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.” – Havelock Ellis

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I am with you kid. Let’s go.” – Maya Angelou

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” – Robert Frost

“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles Schulz

"Life is the sum of all your choices." -- Albert Camus
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“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” – Reba McEntire

“Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.” – Bruce Crampton

“The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.” – Heywood Broun

“Life is a long process of getting tired.” – Samuel Butler

“He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.” – Moroccan Proverb

"Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool." -- Gioacchino Rossini
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“If you stop struggling, then you stop life.” – Huey Newton

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” – Chinese Proverb

“A life without cause is a life without effect.” – Barbarella

“I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.” – Jack Handey

"Life's not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow." -- Cherralea Morgan
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“The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.” – Angelina Jolie

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charlie Brown

“Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up  and pass a very comfortable night.” – Marion Howard

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." -- Hans Christian Andersen
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“I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have.” – Rupert Brooke

“We mourn the transitory things and fret under the yoke of the immutable ones.” – Paul Eldridge

“Life was a damned muddle – a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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