Quotes: life

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  • 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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
  • 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.
  • George Jean Nathan
    George Jean Nathan
    American criticus 1882-1958
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    A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
  • Robin George Collingwood
    Robin George Collingwood
    English philosopher, historian and archaeologist 1889-1943
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    A man ceases to be a beginner in any given science and becomes a master in that science when he has learned that he is going to be a beginner all his life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.