Quotes: life

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  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man - yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
  • Epicurus
    Epicurus
    Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
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    Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
  • 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.
  • L'Chiam
    L'Chiam
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    Our great men have written words of wisdom to be used when hardship must be faced. Life obliges us with hardship so the words of wisdom shouldn't go to waste.
  • John Patrick
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    Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
    Source: The Teahouse of the August Moon act I, scene i, p. 6
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
  • 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.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
  • 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.