Quotes about #life

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death.

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Life's not fair, get over it!

Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

… No one is less happy than I am with the performance of Microsoft stock! I've lost tens of billions of dollars this year -- if you check, you'll see that's more than most people make in a lifetime!

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

The worst thing to do is to die while reading LIFE magazine.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.

The Goddess of wealth is unsteady, and so is the life breath. The duration of life is uncertain, and the place of habitation is uncertain; but in all this inconsistent world religious merit alone is immovable.

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.

What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment.

Whiskey! Never tasted such beastly stuff in my life! In a civilized country they drink wine.

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?

In order to write about life first you must live it.

Life isn't hard to manage when you've nothing to lose.

It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.

Life is paradise, and we are all in paradise, but we refuse to see it.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.

It is not pleasure that makes life worth living. It is life that makes pleasure worth having.

What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

Competition is the lifeblood of industry.

Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.

Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.

My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

My life is my message.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Plan for the future because that's where you are going to spend the rest of your life.

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

The two most important days in your life are, the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Happiness happens when you fit with your life, when you fit so harmoniously that whatsoever you are doing is your joy.

Life is a pilgrimage to nowhere, from nowhere to nowhere. And between these two nowheres is the Now-Here.

Don't choose. Accept life as it is in its totality.

Life is a balance between rest and movement.

Life begins where fear ends.

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield,But to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,But for the patience to win my freedom.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

An honest man is always a child.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Strength is life, Weakness is death.

Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?

If today were the last day of my life, Would I want to do what I’m about to do today? And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete.

I never did a day’s work in my life. it was all fun.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

A light heart lives long.

’Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.

The object of Art is to give life a shape.

What's done cannot be undone.

When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.

Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.

You'll be a poorer person all your life if you don't know some of the great stories and great poems.

A man should never neglect his family for business.

The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?

I do not believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.