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The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
Irish writer 1854-1900
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.
Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
British journalist 1762-1835
Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.