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You're not living a real life in this job. There's no point pretending.
Tony Blair

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

Say that cricket has nothing to do with politics and you say that cricket has nothing to do with life.
John Arlott

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Samuel Johnson

Gentlemen: I have not had your advantages. What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
Horatio Bottomley

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

It may take one's whole life to give proper meaning to the words, 'I love you.'
John A Marshall

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.
Ronald Reagan

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
William Penn

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

'I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.'
Alanis Morissette

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

Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
Brooke Shields

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W Clement Stone

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
Lord Byron

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

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James

When you're the mother of small children, life becomes a holiday.
Kate Winslet

Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.
Virginia Woolf

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
William Blake

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Gilda Radner

I am depressed because of the state of my life at the moment. I've got this 'orrible feeling that if there is such a thing as reincarnation, knowing my luck, I'll come back as me. [As Rodney]
Nicholas Lyndhurst

I've often wondered about people that come to the profession [acting] late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic.
William Christopher

Life consists not merely in existing, but in enjoying health
Martial

There's only one way of life, and that's your own.
The Levellers

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Thomas Hobbes

I used to play it [for once in my life, stevie wonder] on our 78rpm record player by slowing down the turntable. I listened to it so often that it was ruined by the oversized needle.
Jools Holland

So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.
John Milton

The best path through life is the highway.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Oliver Goldsmith

Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backward.
Soren Kierkegaard

Life is to entered upon with courage.
Tocqueville

Buying this record was my first punk life moment [rat trap].

I literally played it over and over again until I couldn't play it anymore, and it was very exciting.
Dom Joly

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

I never liked the intrusion into my personal life, but in the end you have to say 'who cares?'
Sven Goran Eriksson

Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story - a story that is basically without meaning or pattern.
Eric Hoffer

I can't say enough about how I'm against drugs. Be smart, think about it, look at what it does to people, look at how much you have to experience in life and be courageous enough to do everything you want to without that chemical help.
Erika Christensen

"There was a weird, innate kind of understanding between me and Christina (Ricci). A psychic told us we were sisters in a past life."
Michelle Williams

For my 80th year warns me to pack up my baggage before I leave life.
Marcus Terentius Varro

Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge.
David Bedford

A lot of movies are about life, mine are like a slice of cake.
Alfred Hitchcock

How do I describe myself? I'd have to say that I'm an easy-going and funny person. I like everyone I meet. I tend to be a romantic and an idealist, though, and sometimes it's frustrating because it's a vision that's almost impossible to live up to in real life
Natassia Malthe

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

Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
Heywood Broun

Our whole life is like a play
Ben Jonson

If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
John Atkinson

You do what you have to do in life, when you form a philosophy that you can't talk yourself out of.
Constantine Karamanlis

'Is it easy to love God?' asks an old author. 'It is easy,' he replies, 'to those who do it.' I have included two Graces under the word Charity. But God can give a third. He can awake in man, towards Himself, a supernatural Appreciative love. This is of all gifts the most to be desired. Here, not in our natural loves, nor even in ethics, lies the true centre of all human and angelic life. With this all things are possible.
C S Lewis

To take away life is a power which the vilest of the earth have in common; to give it belongs to gods and kings alone
Metastasio



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