Quotes: life

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Our life is frittered away by details.
  • 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.
  • Paul E. Little
    Paul E. Little
    American Christian author
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    Some people think that God peers over the balcony of heaven trying to find anybody who is enjoying life. And when He spots a happy person, He yells, ''Now cut that out!'' That concept of God should make us shudder because it's blasphemous!
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    American writer 1822-1905
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    The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
  • Lester Bangs
    Lester Bangs
    American music journalist, critic and author 1948-1982
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    The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author 1923-2009
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    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound by shallows and in misery.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any other exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.
  • We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that ''we choose death.''
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.