Life Quotes

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
– Charlotte Bronte
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
– Emily Bronte
Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
– Mel Brooks
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
– Buddha
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
– Buddha
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
– Buddha
To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
– Buddha
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
– Buddha
You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.
– Warren Buffett
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
– John Burroughs
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
– Richard Burton
Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.
– Leo Buscaglia
What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.
– Leo Buscaglia
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
– Samuel Butler
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
– Samuel Butler
One's family is the most important thing in life. I look at it this way: One of these days I'll be over in a hospital somewhere with four walls around me. And the only people who'll be with me will be my family.
– Robert Byrd
You must pass your days in song. Let your whole life be a song.
– Sai Baba
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
– Melody Beattie
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
– Sitting Bull
Don't go through life, grow through life.
– Eric Butterworth
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
– Robert Byrne
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
– Julius Caesar
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
– Joseph Campbell
I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
– Joseph Campbell
Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
– Joseph Campbell
One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
– Joseph Campbell
What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.
– Joseph Campbell
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
– Albert Camus
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
– Albert Camus
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
– Albert Camus
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
– Albert Camus
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
– Truman Capote
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
– George Washington Carver
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
– George Washington Carver
Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good, and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
– Richard Cecil
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
– Charlie Chaplin
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
– Anton Chekhov
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
– G. K. Chesterton
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
– G. K. Chesterton
Life itself is the proper binge.
– Julia Child
The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
– Deepak Chopra
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
– Sir Winston Churchill
My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
– Sir Winston Churchill
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
– Sir Winston Churchill
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
While there's life, there's hope.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
– John Cleese
I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else.
– Kurt Cobain
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
– Confucius
If we don't know life, how can we know death?
– Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
– Confucius
Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen.
– Andrea Corr
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
– Norman Cousins
Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
– e. e. cummings
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
– Marie Curie
I'm at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.
– Rodney Dangerfield
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
– Emily Dickinson
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
– Isak Dinesen
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
– Walt Disney
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
– Walt Disney
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.
– Walt Disney
Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.
– Wayne Dyer
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
– Wayne Dyer
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
– Wayne Dyer
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
– Wayne Dyer
You are doomed to make choices. This is life's greatest paradox.
– Wayne Dyer
At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
– Bob Dylan
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
– Leonardo DaVinci
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
– Humphrey Davy
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
– Albert Einstein
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
– Albert Einstein
The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
– Albert Einstein
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
– Albert Einstein
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
– Albert Ellis
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
As soon as there is life there is danger.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.
– Nora Ephron
There is just one life for each of us: our own.
– Euripides
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
– Richard L. Evans
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
– William Feather
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
– Henry Ford
As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
– Henry Ford
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
– Henry Ford
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
– E. M. Forster
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
– Anatole France
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
– Viktor E. Frankl
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
– Viktor E. Frankl
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
– Viktor E. Frankl
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
– Benjamin Franklin
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
– Benjamin Franklin
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
– Benjamin Franklin
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
– Robert Frost