Life Quotes

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
– Robert Frost
Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
– Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
– Robert Frost
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
– Robert Frost
The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
– Robert Frost
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.
– Robert Frost
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
– Robert Frost
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
– Harvey Fierstein
Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living ?
– Mahatma Gandhi
Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
– Mahatma Gandhi
My life is my message.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
– Mahatma Gandhi
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul the dweller in the body.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
– John W. Gardner
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
– Theodor Geisel
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
– Kahlil Gibran
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
– Kahlil Gibran
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
– Brendan Gill
I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.
– Nikki Giovanni
What you get is a living, what you give is a life.
– Lillian Gish
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
– Billy Graham
Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy.
– Dan Gable
Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.
– David Gerrold
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
– Scott Hamilton
It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
– Sydney J. Harris
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
– Sydney J. Harris
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
– William Hazlitt
One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
– Ernest Hemingway
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
– Ernest Hemingway
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
– Katharine Hepburn
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
– Katharine Hepburn
Life is half spent before we know what it is.
– George Herbert
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
– Napoleon Hill
Life is largely a matter of expectation.
– Horace
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
– Vernon Howard
Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
– Elbert Hubbard
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
– Ernest Holmes
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
– Helen Keller
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
– Helen Keller
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
– Helen Keller
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
– Helen Keller
A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.
– John F. Kennedy
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
– John F. Kennedy
If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.
– John F. Kennedy
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
– John F. Kennedy
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
– John F. Kennedy
Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
– Rose Kennedy
Life is a succession of moments, To live each one is to succeed.
– Corita Kent
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, Why god? Why me? and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.
– Stephen King
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
– The Dalai Lama
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
– The Dalai Lama
I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
– Martin Lawrence
I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
– David Herbert Lawrence
My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
– Timothy Leary
Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
– Fran Lebowitz
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
– Brandon Lee
I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
– John Lennon
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
– Charles Lindbergh
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
– Vince Lombardi
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
– Al Lopez
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
– Martin Luther
You change your life by changing your heart.
– Max Lucado
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
– Niccolo Machiavelli
My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
– Malcolm X
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!
– Bob Marley
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
– Groucho Marx
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.
– Abraham Maslow
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.
– Karl A. Menninger
A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
– Thomas Merton
In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for finding himself. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
– Thomas Merton
When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
– Debra Messing
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
– Arthur Miller
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
– Henry Miller
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
– Michel de Montaigne
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
– Christopher Morley
People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
– Jim Morrison
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
– Jim Morrison
Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn't like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself.
– Sydney Madwed
Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
– Ralph Marston
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
– Ralph Marston
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
– Grandma Moses
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
– John Henry Cardinal Newman
Art is the proper task of life.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
– Friedrich Nietzsche