Quotes: life

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  • 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.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    'Tis the soldier's life to have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
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    A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher Morley
    American Novelist, Journalist, Poet 1890-1957
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    A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A useless life is an early death.
  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    Canadian movie maker 1943-
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    All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    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.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
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    And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.