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Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed.
Samuel Johnson

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was duty. (Beauty and Duty)
Ellen Sturgis Hooper

Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. For the greatest things grow by God's Law out of the smallest
Florence Nightingale

Golf is like life, they say, but in fact golf is much more complicated.
Gardner Dickinson

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.
Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harder blows, make acute and balanced observers
George Meredith

My love life is nobody's business... if I give it to 40 million people to read, what do I have left when I go home? I'm protective of my personal life that way.
Julianna Margulies

Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
George MacDonald

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood, I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist.
Edgar Bergen

Live life to the fullest, like it's your last. Enjoy what's around you and what's given to you. [everyone's a philosopher these days]
Emily Parr

I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about.
Cary Elwes

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Anthony Trollope

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life
Frank Zappa

I've never seen anything like it in my life. He made me look like an idiot - but it was a pleasure to watch it.
[losing 9 - 2 to Higgins in Grand Prix 2005]
Ronnie O'Sullivan

Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
Virginia Woolf

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics.
Seth Lloyd

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.
Henry Miller

It is a little remarkable, that - though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends - an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.
Malcolm Muggeridge

There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
Joseph Conrad

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Wallace Stevens

And, to help society at large to understand that in the equation of life, fathers are of equal importance as mothers.
Malik Yoba

In the last couple of days before the deadline was extended I would have said it was in the death throes and time for the last rites. Now it is on life support with a bit of blinking going on [On Channel 4 racing]
John McCririck

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
Barry Goldwater

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
Robert Browning

Besides the noble art of getting things done there is the art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

I could field as long as I can remember, but hitting has been a struggle all my life.
Brooks Robinson

Italians have a very closed life. Football is all their life is.
Gianfranco Zola

A film has its own life and takes its own time.
Aaron Eckhart

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Euripides

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon Johnson

I am flattered to be honoured personally in this way; and I am pleased at the prospect of making a wider contribution to British national life in the Lords [on receiving a peerage]
John Birt

The writer's life is full of frailty and defeat like any other life. What counts is the work. Yet the work can quite easily be buried, or half-buried, by the life.
Julian Barnes

Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
Sir Thomas Browne

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
Reese Witherspoon

So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal.
Giuseppe Mazzini

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
Ayn Rand

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
Sigmund Freud

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Groucho Marx

Always look on the bright side of life.
Monty Python

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Charles Dudley Warner

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, Although they come and go by day, Are like the smith's bellows: They take breath but are not alive.
William Hazlitt

Skill comes so slow, and life so fast doth fly, We learn so little and forget so much. (Nosce Teipsum)
Sir John Davies

This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected - in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann

The life of man is made up of action and endurance; and life is fruitful in the ratio in which it is laid out in noble action or in patient perseverance
Henry Liddon

Who but knows
How it goes!
Life's a last year's rose
William Ernest Henley

All I've done all my life is disobey.
Edith Piaf



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