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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
We never live, but we hope to live; and as we are always arranging to be happy, it must be that we never are so.
This also -- that I live, I consider a gift of God.
If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
Those who live are those who fight.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
An unexamined life is not worth living.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
Life is a disease; and the only difference between one man and another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. You are always at the crisis: I am always in the convalescent stage.
I will govern my life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one and read the other, for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God, who is the searcher of our hearts, all our privacies are open?
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us towards death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.
Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.
The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Live, let live, and help live
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
If we live truly, we shall see truly.
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.

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