Quotes: life

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  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
  • 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.
  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    British poet, writer 1847-1922
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    A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far.
  • 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.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    A man's life of any worth is a continual allegory.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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    A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.