Quotes on Life

Quotes on Life

The more science learns what life is, the more reluctant scientists are to define it. Leila M. Coyne


Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo, not for a man. Samuel Butler


I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. Harry Emerson Fosdick


Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities. Frank Lloyd Wright


The first forty years of live give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary. Arthur Schopenhauer


Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. D. H. Lawrence


Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. Samuel Butler


The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. H. L. Mencken


Life backs up life. Nobody loves creditors and dead men. Ugo Betti


The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. William Hazlitt


All life is an experiment. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw


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


What a fine comedy this world would be if one did not play a part in it! Denis Diderot


There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers, by living productively. Erich Fromm


Indifference may not wreck a man’s life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry rot in the long run. Bliss Carman


We live not as we wish to, but as we can. Menander


The unexamined life is not worth living. Plato


Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard


Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. George Bernard Shaw


Life is a foreign language. All men mispronounce it. Christopher Morley


Life is an incurable disease. Abraham Cowley


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. James M. Barrie


Let us endeavor to live so that when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain


Life is a sexually transmitted disease. Guy Bellamy


Not a shred of evidence occurs in favor of the idea that life is serious. Brendan Gill


Most of the evils of life arise from man’s inability to sit still in a room. Blaise Pascal


Life is one long process of getting tired. Samuel Butler


Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. Samuel Butler


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard


The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. Henry David Thoreau


When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard,” I am always tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” Sydney J. Harris


Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all the major credit cards. Robert Orben


Life is not for everyone. Michael O’Donoghue


The purpose of life is living. Men and women should get the most they can out of their lives. The smallest, the tiniest intellect may be quite as valuable to itself; it may have all the capacity for enjoyment that the wisest has. Clarence Darrow


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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