Quotations on Life


“Too many people live to die when living should be the goal! I have enough things I want to accomplish on my plate to fill several life times and beyond, so get on with the task of discovering biological immortality already before we each use up our average lifespan of a meager 900 months!” — Maxwell Jennings

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” — Henry Ellis

“Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.” — Anton Chekhov

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” — William James

“But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” — Umberto Eco

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” — Buddha

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” — Mark Twain

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” — William Wallace

“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

“Everything in life is luck.” — Donald Trump

“Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.” — Karen Horney

“God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.” — Garrison Keillor

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” — Richard Bach

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” — E. B. White

“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” — Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“I love life because what more is there.” — Anthony Hopkins

“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

“I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.” — Charles M. Schulz

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” — Robert Frost

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.” — Josh Billings

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” — ” — George Bernard Shaw

“Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.” — Sholom Aleichem

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” — James M. Barrie

“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

“Life is but thought.” — Sara Teasdale

“Life is half spent before we know what it is.” — George Herbert

“Life is never easy for those who dream.” — Robert James Waller

“Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.” — Fran Lebowitz

“Life is wasted on the living.” — Douglas Adams

“Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.” — Karen Horney

“Life loves the liver of it.” — Maya Angelou

“Life must be lived as play.” — Plato

“Life well spent is long.” — Leonardo da Vinci

“Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.” — Karen Horney

“Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.” — David Lodge

“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