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100 Best Quotes About Life

by SelfDevelopment on August 29, 2011 · 19 comments

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.  –Charles Darwin

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

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. –Henry Ellis

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

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

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. –William James

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. –Buddha

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. –Mark Twain

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. –Henry David Thoreau

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. –William Wallace

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. –Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything in life is luck. –Donald Trump

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. –Karen Horney

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

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. — Richard Bach

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. –E. B. White

I do not regret one moment of my life. –Lillie Langtry

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. — Alice Roosevelt Longworth

I love life because what more is there. –Anthony Hopkins

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. –John Burroughs

I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that’s living. –Ursula Andress

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

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

It is not length of life, but depth of life. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. –Philip Green

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. –Josh Billings

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

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. –Sholom Aleichem

Life is a long lesson in humility. –James M. Barrie

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. –Truman Capote

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. –Jose Ortega y Gasset

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. –Dave Barry

Life is but thought. –Sara Teasdale

Life is half spent before we know what it is. –George Herbert

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. –Miguel Angel Ruiz

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be. –Abraham Cahan

Life is never easy for those who dream. –Robert James Waller

Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep. –Fran Lebowitz

Life is wasted on the living. –Douglas Adams

Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. –Karen Horney

Life loves the liver of it. –Maya Angelou

Life must be lived as play. –Plato

Life well spent is long. –Leonardo da Vinci

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

May you live all the days of your life. –Jonathan Swift

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. –Arthur Miller

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. –CaryGrant

My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past. –Hugh Leonard

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. –Harvey Fierstein

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. –Brendan Gill

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. –Socrates

Only a few things are really important. –Marie Dressler

People living deeply have no fear of death. –Anais Nin

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. –Marcus Aurelius

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. –H. L. Mencken

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century. –William Lyon Phelps

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. –William James

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death. –E. M. Forster

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. –Henry David Thoreau

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

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. –Carl Jung

There is no wealth but life. –John Ruskin

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. –Robert Louis Stevenson

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. –William James

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. –Henry David Thoreau

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

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. –E. E. Cummings

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life. –Karl A. Menninger

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. –George Bernard Shaw

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work – that goes on, it adds up. –Barbara Kingsolver

We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it. –Lauryn Hill

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. –Max de Pree

What we play is life. –Louis Armstrong

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’. –Erma Bombeck

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. — Mark Twain

While there’s life, there’s hope. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

Your life is what your thoughts make it. — Marcus Aurelius

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. –Albert Einstein

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. –Annie Dillard

If you will just start with the idea that this is a hard world, it will all be much simpler. –Louis D. Brandeis

Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be. –Jeremy Schwartz

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

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. –Grace Hansen

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. –George Bernard Shaw

All men think all men mortal but themselves. –Edward Young

A person starts dying when they stop dreaming. –Brian Williams

After the first death, there is no other. –Dylan Thomas

Every man dies – Not every man really lives. –William Ross Wallace

One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation. –Oscar Wilde

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. –Ann Landers

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don’t fall off unless you plan to stop peddling. –Claude Pepper

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. –Josh Billings

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. –Thomas Edison

If you stop struggling, then you stop life. –HueyNewton

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

Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours? –Roy H. Williams

Life is just a chance to grow a soul. –A. Powell Davies

Our lives are like a candle in the wind. –Carl Sandburg

Life is the game that must be played. –Edwin Arlington Robinson

Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. –Carl Sandburg

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

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. –John Dewey

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

charles freeman September 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

of course, mr. trump’s quotation is the most shallow, banal of the whole lot.

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chris jones October 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I do have a quote of my own:
When borrowing money to a person, your part as the borrower is up-front and automatic, but when pay back time rolls around, their part becomes a matter of convenience.

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Billiam Markowitz November 3, 2011 at 6:21 am

I too have a quote by myself. The key to life is nothing more than that, a key. but the doors you open with that key are individual to you and always uniquely special

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Jeriea Smith November 7, 2011 at 1:56 am

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
I think this quote is for me. I experiment I failed, I try again. I failed, and now because of these Experiment.. Let say I very grateful because of what I did.

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Swapnil January 23, 2012 at 9:12 am

indeed. these are the best i heard

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Sachin Kawachale February 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

My Quote is { If we think in open mind then we come to the point }

” Life is nothing but only changes either it may Good or Worse ”

Because in our life it happens only changes either it may Good or Worse

” Life is still going on and on it will not stop anybody to anytime “

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Ksenia May 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Really great quotes!

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sachin August 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

Thanks

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Mrmath130 June 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

A personal quote:
“You can live life without living it, much as you can hear music without listening to it.”

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Jennifer October 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

The mind can live without the body, yet the body cannot live without the mind.

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Life Inspiring Guidance October 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Yesterday Is History.. Tomorrow is a mystery.. Today is a gift.. That’s why today is called the present.

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lasha February 28, 2013 at 2:46 am
puru June 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

enlightening………..quotes……..Greate Job!

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BloodyLanceFlashman July 22, 2013 at 3:47 am

“You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough “. Mae West.

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zooph July 27, 2013 at 11:29 am

Life is like a crap sandwich, the more bread you got the less shit you have to eat.

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Dave August 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

“What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.” – Chester A. Arthur

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Steve September 17, 2013 at 4:23 am

My favorite – “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”

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