Quotes: life

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  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Richard Bach
    Richard Bach
    American author 1936-
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    Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost
    American poet 1874-1963
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    Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
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    Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
  • 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.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
  • Anthony Robbins
    Anthony Robbins
    American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
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    Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
  • J. Adams
    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.