More Quotations on Life


“One thing is for certain — we live in our bodies. What is not so certain — that we are alive after death. The loss of one human consciousness is a value lost and we will probably never get that person back, no matter what all the religions of the world believe. Let us find a way to preserve our consciousnesses so that one day we may live again!” — Maxwell Jennings

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“May you live every day of your life.” — Jonathan Swift

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” — Arthur Miller

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.” — Cary Grant

“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

“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.” — Brendan Gill

“Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.” — Socrates

“Only a few things are really important.” — Marie Dressler

“People living deeply have no fear of death.” — Anais Nin

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” — Marcus Aurelius

“The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.” — H. L. Mencken

“The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century.” — William Lyon Phelps

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” — William James

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.” — Karen Horney

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” — Robert Byrne

“There is no wealth but life.” — John Ruskin

“There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.” — William James

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” — Emily Dickinson

“Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.” — E. E. Cummings

“Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work – that goes on, it adds up.” — Barbara Kingsolver

“We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.” — Lauryn Hill

“What we play is life.” — Louis Armstrong

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” — Mark Twain

“While there’s life, there’s hope.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” — Erich Fromm

“You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.” — Quentin Crisp

“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

“Your life is what your thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius