Quotes: life

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  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
  • Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    American Poet, Journalist 1855-1919
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    'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
  • 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.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.


  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    A book is a part of life, a manifestation of life, just as much as a tree or a horse or a star. It obeys its own rhythms, its own laws, whether it be a novel, a play, or a diary. The deep, hidden rhythm of life is always there - that of the pulse, the heart beat.
  • Fred Allen
    Fred Allen
    American comedian 1894-1956
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    A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
  • 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.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    A confession has to be part of your new life.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
  • Erasmus Darwin
    Erasmus Darwin
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    A fool... is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.

    Source: Letter (1792)

  • Epicurus
    Epicurus
    Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
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    A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.