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The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved
Victor Hugo

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
John Berryman

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
Thomas Merton

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Hello, good evening and welcome to the middle of the film. [The Meaning of Life]
Terry Gilliam

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

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

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

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last.
Georges Bataille

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Joseph Addison

Women are ultimately all that matters in life. Everything that we do is for them.
Emmanuel Petit

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience.
Amy Lee

I have been asked whether it is strange when a big story and big business for you is tragedy or ill fortune for someone else; but the fact is that is how many things in life work sadly.
Mary Hart

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

He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion; he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.
Barry Yelverton

You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
Henry Fielding

We're trying to win but it's not life or death [on the Ryder Cup]
Darren Clarke

Fear is my vessel, when I frown he flies;
A hundred times in life a coward dies
John Marston

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

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

From the first dawn of life unto the grave,
Poor womankind's in every state a slave.
('The Emulation' - 1703)
Sarah Egerton

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends what you put into it.
Tom Lehrer

If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon.
W C Fields

Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
Barbara De Angelis

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

When I came here, I couldn't speak a word of English, but my sex life was perfect. Now my English is perfect but my sex life is rubbish.
Julio Iglesias

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
Harry S Truman

As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.
Charles Chesnutt

If his theory is correct, he is in for real problems in the next life. He will probably be doomed to come back as Glenn Hoddle [on Hoddle's comments on reincarnation]
Tony Banks

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyse your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
W Clement Stone

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

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that we may have life
Jesus Christ

It's the most physically demanding thing I've done in my life. It's brutal. But I feel fitter now than I did at the start [on celebrity wrestling]
Annabel Croft

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do
Thomas Carlyle

The solution of the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of the problem. [Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus]
Ludwig Wittgenstein

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
Jack Nicklaus

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

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to errors that counts
Nikki Giovanni

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

'Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful.'
Pamela Anderson

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Barbara De Angelis

We assess that there is no significant threat to the UK from nuclear weapons at present, but developments continue to be monitored closely. We remain committed to limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons through our international treaty obligations, and national programmes.
Geoff Hoon

A lot of the evidence and some of the events you see in LA Justice are loosely based on real-life cases.
Christopher Darden

I always wanted to do something special with my life. I didnít just want it to pass me by when I got better. Having cancer made me a lot more determined to succeed.
Lee Brennan

This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality: Whatever it encounters in this temporal life depends upon one's actions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
Orison Swett Marden

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