Life Quotes

 As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay. 
Author: Sallust
Nationality: Roman
b. December 86  - d.  December 34
  
 As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. 
Author: Rodney Yee
Nationality: American
b. December 1957
  
 But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet Lessen like sound of friends' departing feet; And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journey's end. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Experience has always shown, and reason also, that affairs which depend on many seldom succeed. 
Author: Francesco Guicciardini
Nationality: Italian
b. 6 March 1483  - d. 22 May 1540
  
 I wanna live 'til I die, no more, no less. 
Author: Eddie Izzard
Nationality: British
b. 7 February 1962
  
 It is impossible to live pleasurably without living prudently, honorably, and justly; or to live prudently, honorably, and justly, without living pleasurably. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.  
Author: Ernest Dimnet
Nationality: American
b. 09 July 1866  - d.  December 1954
  
 Life is a tough job, and the hours are a bitch. 
Author: Billy Crystal
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1948
  
 Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. 
Author: Lewis McDonald Grizzard
Nationality: American
b. 20 October 1946  - d. 20 March 1994
  
 The art of living easily as to money, is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means. 
Author: Henry Taylor
Nationality: English
b. 18 October 1800  - d. 27 March 1886
  
 The purpose of life is to fight maturity. 
Author: Dick Werthimer
Nationality: English   
 What good are vitamins? Eat a lobster, eat a pound of caviar - live! If you are in love with a beautiful blond with an empty face and no brains at all, don't be afraid. Marry her! Live! 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.  
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.  
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting. 
Author: Sir John Robert Seeley
Nationality: English
b. December 1834  - d. 13 January 1895
  
 People should always have something which they prefer to life. 
Author: Johann Gottfried Seume
Nationality: German
b. 29 January 1763  - d. 13 June 1810
  
 Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he. 
Author: Johann Gottfried Seume
Nationality: German
b. 29 January 1763  - d. 13 June 1810
  
 "Doing your own thing" is a generous act. Being gifted creates obligations, which means you owe the world your best effort at the work you love. You too are a natural resource. 
Author: Barbara Sher
Nationality: American   
 The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground. 
Author: Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
Nationality: American
b. December 1893  - d.  December 1986
  
 Sex is not only the basis of life, it is the reason for life. 
Author: Norman Lindsay
Nationality: Australian
b. 22 February 1879  - d. 21 November 1969
  
 Life itself is the proper binge. 
Author: Julia Child
Nationality: American
b. 15 August 1912  - d. 13 August 2004
  
 It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly - agreeing 'neither to harm nor be harmed. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. 
Author: Epicurus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 341  - d.  December 270
  
 Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. 
Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1950  - d. 30 January 2006
  
 If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us least live so as to deserve it. 
Author: Immanuel von Fichte
Nationality: German
b. 18 July 1797  - d. 8 August 1879
  
 "Even if some details of dogma aren't true - or even all of 'em - think what a consolation religion and the church are to weak humanity!" "Are they? I wonder! Don't cheerful agnostics, who know they are going to die dead, worry much less than good Baptists, who worry lest their sons and cousins and sweethearts fail to get into the Baptist heaven - or what is even worse, who wonder if they may not have guessed wrong - if God may not be a Catholic, maybe, or a Mormon or Seventh-day Adventist instead of a Baptist, and then they'll go to hell themselves. Consolation? No!" 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. 
Author: Fedor Dostoyevski
Nationality: Russian
b. 11 November 1821  - d. 9 February 1881
  
 Russia was a slave in Europe but would be a master in Asia. 
Author: Fedor Dostoyevski
Nationality: Russian
b. 11 November 1821  - d. 9 February 1881
  
 First premise: It is wrong to take innocent human life. Second premise: From conception onwards, the embryo or fetus is innocent, human and alive. Conclusion: It is wrong to take the life of the embryo or fetus. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 I am a modern man, live a full life, do not feel any barriers inside myself. 
Author: Ricky Martin
Nationality: Puerto Rico
b. 24 December 1971
  
 Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it when it is one no longer. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. 
Author: Henry Miller
Nationality: American
b. 26 December 1891  - d. 07 June 1980
  
 If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 Philosophy means nothing unless it is connected to birth, death, and the continuance of life. Anytime you are going to build a society that works, you have to begin from nature and the body. 
Author: Susan Griffin
Nationality: American
b. December 1943
  
 Being happy today isn't the same as being happy was in the 40s or 50s. Today's society has distorted what happiness is, making it more of a band wagon thing driven by money, materialism, or who has accomplished more of this or that. Being happy isn't about accomplishing the most, it's knowing that with anything you do no matter how big or small, you changed someones life. Their thoughts, ideas or beliefs, enabling them to see through the grim fog that today's society has evolved into and finding the real purpose of life. My philosophy in life is either go all the way or don't go at all. Half assing anything never gets you anywhere. 
Author: Justin Mentell
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1982  - d. 01 February 2010
  
 I have spent the greater part of my life fluctuating between Archie Leach and Cary Grant, unsure of each, suspecting each. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 Everyone tells me I've had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it's been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 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. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived. 
Author: Gilda Radner
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1946  - d. 20 May 1989
  
 While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness. 
Author: Gilda Radner
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1946  - d. 20 May 1989
  
 The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Spontaneous and honest love admits errors, hesitations, and human failings; it can be tested and repaired. Idealized love ties us because we already intuit that it is unreal and are afraid to face this truth. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Blaming mother is just a negative way of clinging to her still. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They'd rather take their clothes off. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Inside every adult male is a denied little boy. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 It was the promise of men, that around each corner there was yet another man, more wonderful than the last, that sustained me. You see, I had men confused with life. You can't get what I wanted from a man, not in this life. 
Author: Nancy Friday
Nationality: American
b. 27 August 1933
  
 I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life. 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle. 
Author: Arthur Rubinstein
Nationality: American
b. 28 January 1887  - d. 20 December 1982
  
 To yackety-yak about the past is for me time lost. Every morning I wake up saying, "I'm still alive - a miracle." And so I keep on pushing. 
Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau
Nationality: French
b. 11 June 1910  - d. 25 June 1997
  
 Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge - and has to content oneself with dreaming.  
Author: Paul Gauguin
Nationality: French
b. 07 June 1848  - d. 08 May 1903
  
 I began to realize that life is a growth stage I'm going through. 
Author: Ellen Holz Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1941
  
 Ma: What loss did you have? You fooled around with some boy. Where do you compare that with a marriage of forty years? Come on. I'm not one of your pals. Arnold: I lost someone I loved. Ma: So you felt bad. Maybe you cried. Forty years I lived with this man. He got sick, I took him to the hospital. I gave them a man. They gave me a place to visit on holy days. How could you know how I felt? It took two months before I slept in our bed. It took a year before I could say "I" instead of "we." How dare you? Arnold: You're right. How dare I? I couldn't know how it feels to put someone's things in plastic bags and watch garbage men take them away. Or how it feels when you forget and set his place at the table. The food that rots because you forgot how to shop for one. You had it easy! You had your friends and relatives! I had me. My friends said "At least you had a lover." You lost your husband in a clean hospital. I lost mine on the street! They killed him in the street! Twenty years old, laying dead, killed by kids with baseball bats! That's right, Ma, killed by children! Children taught by people like you that queers don't matter! Queers don't love! And those that do deserve what they get!!  
Author: Harvey Fierstein
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1952
  
 Ed: Whoops. Arnold: Whoops? Ed, did you say "whoops"? No, Ed. "Whoops" is when you fall down an elevator shaft. "Whoops" is when you skinny-dip in a school of piranha. "Whoops" is when you accidentally douche with Drano! No, Ed. This was no "whoops!" This was an AAAAAAAAAAAAAUGGGHHH!! 
Author: Harvey Fierstein
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1952
  
 Ma: Arnold, think about the boy. The way you live is bound to affect him! Arnold: Ma, David is gay! Ma: He hasn't even been here a year! Arnold: He came that way! Ma: Nobody comes that way! Arnold: What an opening! 
Author: Harvey Fierstein
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1952
  
 Arnold: You want to be a part of my life, I'm not editing out the parts you don't like. 
Author: Harvey Fierstein
Nationality: American
b. 06 June 1952
  
 You're the strangest person I ever met, she said and I said you too and we decided we'd know each other a long time. 
Author: Brian Andreas
Nationality: American   




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