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

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
George Jean Nathan

It is harder to avoid censure than to gain applause; for this may be done by one great or wise action in an age. But to escape censure a man must pass his whole life without saying or doing one ill or foolish thing
David Hume

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

I think my life will change quite a lot - but maybe it deserves to because I did very well [on his Wimbledon performance]
Andrew Murray

I've hear the diva rumours, they crack me up. I'm such a plain Jane. And my roots are so instilled in me that it's not that weird to go home. I think it depends on the kind of person you are; whether you're easily drawn to the superficial things, but that's not who I am. People driven by the money and fame, I've seen how it makes them and that life means nothing to me. [Elle UK March 2004]
Christina Aguilera

Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
Sri Aurobindo

I can not be mistaken - what I say and do is historical.

I follow my life with the precision and security of a sleep walker
Adolf Hitler

Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren't.
Julian Barnes

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
William Faulkner

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
Lord Byron

Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper.
Helen Rowland

Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end it defeats itself
Henry Miller

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Donald Trump

It's been a lifetime ambition of mine to play an 007 villain.
Angelina Jolie

Star Wars hasn't changed my life at all.
Natalie Portman

I am sometimes lost for words and in those rare occasions life seems even the more precious.
Christopher Guest

'I have often been downcast, but never in despair; I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.'
Anne Frank

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz

The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easily - and perhaps most tellingly - described in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit.
J A Schumpeter

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
Willie Dixon

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

Ben Johnson must still be the fastest human in the world. He served a lifetime sentence in just two years.
Mike Littwin

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life
Jacques Chirac

'Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.' - Life in Hell
Matt Groening

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life.
Christiaan Barnard

'Life itself is the most wonderful faery tale.'
Hans Christian Andersen

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

Life is short, and time is swift;
Roses fade, and shadows shift
Ebenezer Elliott

And when life's sweet fable ends, Soul and body part like friends; No quarrels, murmurs, no delay; A kiss, a sigh, and so away. (Temperance)
Richard Crashaw

Why one man rather than another? It was odd. You find yourself involved with a fellow for life just because he was the one that you met when you were nineteen.
Simone De Beauvoir

The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
Sir Walter Scott

To live each moment to the full, because the moment never comes again [on her life philosophy... deep!]
Shabnam Paryani

Death has a thousand doors to let out life: I shall find one.
Philip Massinger

Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words.
Rainer Maria Rilke

America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.
D H Lawrence

Slough's nightlife is incredible - itís got two nightclubs, itís got Chasers and New York, New York. They call it the nightclub that never sleeps. That closes at one.
Martin Freeman

You can't spend your whole life apologising. Hopefully you move forward and learn not to do it again.
Jude Law

The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he has the opportunity.
Helen Rowland

I sing from the heart... I sing the words of a song and really feel them, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes... I sing as though my life depends on it, and if I ever stop doing that then I'll stop living
Mario Lanza

We have employment assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues
Hannah More

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
Curtis Carlson

Some people tell me that we professional players are soccer slaves. Well, if this is slavery, give me a life sentence.
Bobby Charlton

There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
Norman Mailer

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life (On Harold Macmillan sacking 7 cabinet members)
Jeremy Thorpe

To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
Walter Pater

Death cannot come
To him untimely who is fit to die;
The less of this cold world, the more of heaven;
The briefer life, the earlier immortality
H H Milman



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