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Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.
Tocqueville

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
Cicero

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Erica Jong

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
Jesse Owens

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Euripides

Control your life through insanity.
Cliff Burton

Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.
Confucius

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it.
Scipio Africanus

After I had my son, I found life much funnier and brighter
Sherilyn Fenn

Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
Cathy Allen

I don't think that sculpture belongs in everyday life like a table does, or like a chair.
Anthony Caro

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

We have lost a very important religious figure who dedicated his life to peace and justice for all. [on the death of Pope John Paul II]
Mahmoud Abbas

It's going to take a certain man for me to ever get involved with, because he'll have to realize I don't have two children, I have three. Tommy is always going to always be a part of my life.
Pamela Anderson

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Anais Nin

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Id go gay for her. She was a fascinating and exotic woman. There was so much to admire about her. She lived life to the full, maybe a little too fully. I want to release the inner Tallulah in me. God knows I cant get a man - so maybe I should cross over [on Tallulah Bankhead]
Kylie Minogue

Can you imagine how much sex that man has had in his life? It boggles the mind to even consider it (on Tom Jones)
Moby

I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex.
Erma Bombeck

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Albert Schweitzer

Life is what happens when you are making other plans.
John Lennon

Watching Life on Mars was quite frightening for me because dipping in and out of reality was quite like myself
Richard Hammond

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
Suze Orman

A really interesting life has embraced everything from the most magnificent exultation to the depths of tragedy. I would say that's tremendous experience - But I wouldn't say enjoyment is an accurate summary of it!
Marcia Davenport

The whole world thinks I'm a slut and a whore. That's what I'm going to have to cope with for the rest of my life.
Faria Alam

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Aristotle

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Samuel Johnson

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, I am with you kid. Let's go.
Maya Angelou

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Michael Jordan

I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Doris Lessing

Life is really easy in Rio. Everybody works until four and then goes to the beach.
Fernanda Motta

The reason people think I look good now is because I was never a beauty as a wee girl. And thank heavens. It's frightening to get old anyway, but if your looks were the cornerstone of your life, well, it would be very difficult.
Lulu

I gave my life for freedom - This I know: For those who bade me fight had told me so. (Five Souls, 1971)
William Norman Ewer

Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.
Brittany Murphy

Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing.
Hugh Grant

I've just sort of gone with the flow and I ended up here. Crazy. I'm not going to start planning anything, my life is way better than anybody could have planned it.
Rachael Ray

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

A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought
Albert Einstein

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
George Sand

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the obstacles one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T Washington

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
Charles Darwin

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

I hope that my experiences in my life have actually helped me understand that I do want crime tackled [on smoking cannabis]
Jacqui Smith

All my life I've wanted to be somebody.
But I see now I should have been more specific.
Jane Wagner

This planet seems to be in such sorry shape. And I can't ever think about the rest of the universe without coming back home and thinking what the implications for life here would be if we were to really have some definitive proof of extraterrestrial life.
Ann Druyan

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Henry Ward Beecher

America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large.
E M Forster

Enough of good there is in the lowest estate to sweeten life; enough of evil in the highest to check presumption; enough there is of both in all estates, to bind us in compassionate brotherhood, to teach us impressively that we are of one dying and one immortal family
Henry Giles

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



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