Quotes: life

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  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
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    A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. Only those thoughts that come by walking have any value.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    All this class of pleasures inspires me with the same nausea as I feel at the sight of rich plum-cake or sweetmeats; I prefer the driest bread of common life.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
  • George Ade
    George Ade
    American humorist, playwright 1866-1944
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    For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
  • W. Clement Stone
    W. Clement Stone
    American businessman and author 1902-
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    Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! The book exists for us, perchance, that will explain our miracles and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  • Philip Adams
    Philip Adams
    British career diplomat. 1915-2001
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    It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
  • J. Adams
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    The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.