Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.
The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
I found Rome brick, I left it marble.
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.
The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It's the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.
Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
When in Rome, do as Rome does.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins.
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
New York is an exciting town where something is happening all the time, most unsolved.
Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. [About Paris]
A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.
What is a city, but the people; true the people are the city.
Where the criminals cover their crimes by making them legal. [On Washington D. C.]
If you're not in New York, you're camping out.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
Cities force growth and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them artificial.
Cities give us collision. 'Tis said, London and New York take the nonsense out of a man.
The city is recruited from the country.
The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch.
I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.
Towns are excrescences, gray fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
Paris is the caf? of Europe.
Washington is a city of people doing badly what should not be done at all.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.
What else can you expect from a town that's shut off from the world by the ocean on one side and New Jersey on the other?
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.
In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.
A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.
But look what we have built low-income projects that become worse centers of delinquency, vandalism and general social hopelessness than the slums they were supposed to replace. Cultural centers that are unable to support a good bookstore. Civic centers that are avoided by everyone but bums. Promenades that go from no place to nowhere and have no promenaders. Expressways that eviscerate great cities. This is not the rebuilding of cities. This is the sacking of cities.
Prepare for death, if here at night you roam, and sign your will before you sup from home.
All things may be bought in Rome with money.
The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost.
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Towns oftener swamp one than carry one out onto the big ocean of life.
The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.
New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish. At first glance, the rhythm may be confused with gaiety, but when you look more closely at the mechanism of social life and the painful slavery of both men and machines, you see that it is nothing but a kind of typical, empty anguish that makes even crime and gangs forgivable means of escape.
Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city.
The city as a center where, any day in any year, there may be a fresh encounter with a new talent, a keen mind or a gifted specialist -- this is essential to the life of a country. To play this role in our lives a city must have a soul -- a university, a great art or music school, a cathedral or a great mosque or temple, a great laboratory or scientific center, as well as the libraries and museums and galleries that bring past and present together. A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.
A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
The city is loveliest when the sweet death racket begins. Her own life lived in defiance of nature, her electricity, her frigidaires, her soundproof walls, the glint of lacquered nails, the plumes that wave across the corrugated sky. Here in the coffin depths grow the everlasting flowers sent by telegraph.
America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.
Either these [unsaved] people are to be evangelized, or the leaven of communism and infidelity will assume such enormous proportions that it will break you in a reign of terror such as this country has never known.
New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
The city is not a concrete jungle. It is a human zoo.
The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city.
Today's city is the most vulnerable social structure ever conceived by man.
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
Any city however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. These are at war with one another.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
Who goes to Rome a beast returns a beast.
Living in cities is an art, and we need the vocabulary of art, of style, to describe the peculiar relationship between man and material that exists in the continual creative play of urban living. The city as we imagine it, then, soft city of illusion, myth, aspiration, and nightmare, is as real, maybe more real, than the hard city one can locate on maps in statistics, in monographs on urban sociology and demography and architecture.
Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connection with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.
I look upon those pitiful concretions of lime and clay which spring up, in mildewed forwardness, out of the kneaded fields about our capital... not merely with the careless disgust of an offended eye, not merely with sorrow for a desecrated landscape, but with a painful foreboding that the roots of our national greatness must be deeply cankered when they are thus loosely struck in their native ground. The crowded tenements of a struggling and restless population differ only from the tents of the Arab or the Gipsy by their less healthy openness to the air of heaven, and less happy choice of their spot of earth; by their sacrifice of liberty without the gain of rest, and of stability without the luxury of change.
Boston is a moral and intellectual nursery always busy applying first principles to trifles.
There is no quiet place in the white man's cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect's wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears.
New York is not Mecca. It just smells like it.
In place of a world, there is a city, a point, in which the whole life of broad regions is collecting while the rest dries up. In place of a type-true people, born of and grown on the soil, there is a new sort of nomad, cohering unstably in fluid masses, the parasitical city dweller, traditionless, utterly matter-of-fact, religionless, clever, unfruitful, deeply contemptuous of the countryman and especially that highest form of countryman, the country gentleman.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
Through this broad street, restless ever, ebbs and flows a human tide, wave on wave a living river; wealth and fashion side by side; Toiler, idler, slave and master, in the same quick current glide.
The cities of America are inexpressibly tedious. The Bostonians take their learning too sadly; culture with them is an accomplishment rather than an atmosphere; their Hub, as they call it, is the paradise of prigs. Chicago is a sort of monster-shop, full of bustles and bores. Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry. Baltimore is amusing for a week, but Philadelphia is dreadfully provincial; and though one can dine in New York one could not dwell there.
One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
This city now doth, like a garment, wear the beauty of the morning; silent bare, ships, towers, domes, theatres and temples lie open unto the fields and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
The screech and mechanical uproar of the big city turns the citified head, fills citified ears -- as the song of birds, wind in the trees, animal cries, or as the voices and songs of his loved ones once filled his heart. He is sidewalk-happy.
To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
The less routine the more life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
Life loves the liver of it.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
When we speak the word life, it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
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.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
Life marches by, I suggest you get on with it.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
We have long forgotten the ritual by which the house of our life was erected. But when it is under assault and enemy bombs are already taking their toll, what enervated, perverse antiquities do they not lay bare in the foundations.
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. [Psalms 90:10]
All that man has will he give for his life.
Life. A spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.
Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Life is an earnest business, and no one every became good or great on a diet of broad grins.
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance.
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
It is not how many years we live, but rather what we do with them.
There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.
Youth is too tumultuous for felicity; old age too insecure for happiness. The period most favorable to enjoyment, in a vigorous, fortunate, and generous life, is that between forty and sixty.
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence.
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Life is a glass given to us to fill; a busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold; a hurried life has had more poured into it than it can contain.
I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.
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.
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
I think we're here for each other.
Real life seems to have no plots.
Life's but a day at most.
Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.
Life is a struggle, but not a warfare.
Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.
Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Is life worth living? This is a question for an embryo not for a man.
Life is like playing the violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
Life is full and overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
What is life? A frenzy. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a fiction. And the greatest good is trivial; for all life is a dream and all dreams are dreams.
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive.
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.
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.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
In private life I never knew anyone interfere with other people's disputes but he heartily repented of it.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Life is a little gleam of time between two eternity s.
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: Have no anxiety about the morrow; or the words of Sir William Osler; Live in day-tight compartments.
Life is very interesting if you make mistakes.
If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
Outer space is no place for a person of breeding.
Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts.
Living, just by itself -- what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you've got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that's terribly exciting --or he'll come along and nibble your brain.
She fights and vanquishes in me, and I live and breathe in her, and I have life and being.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Life itself is the proper binge.
Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
While there's life, there's hope.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
Life is a horizontal fall.
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.
It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
Every morning I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Our life is made by the death of others.
If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
It's not how long life is but the quality of our life that is important.
Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game.
If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
Life is just a journey
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
Let us live while we live.
Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really merely commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outer results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.
He lives who dies to win a lasting name.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.
What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
Maxim for life: You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.
Be glad of life because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars.
He who is not busy being born is busy dying.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
We have penetrated far less deeply into the regularities obtaining within the realm of living things, but deeply enough nevertheless to sense at least the rule of fixed necessity... what is still lacking here is a grasp of the connections of profound generality, but not a knowledge of order itself.
What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
The dream crossed twilight between birth and dying.
Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks.
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
If we live truly, we shall see truly.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life too near paralyses art.
Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
Live, let live, and help live
Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs...
Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.
Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.
I used to trouble about what life was for -- now being alive seems sufficient reason.
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone.
Life -- No, I've nothing to teach you about it for the moment. May be writing about it another week.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Were it offered to my choice, I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults in the first.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
Men, for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great -- and they know I know it.
Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts. OR It's not what the world holds for you it's what you bring to it
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
The old Quaker was right: I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings, let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once.
Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirous of living more do we really live.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die.
People creep into childhood, bound into youth, sober in adulthood, and soften into old age.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.
Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.
Life is supposed to get tough.
Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.
May you live as long as you want and not want as long as you live.
There is only one way to come into this world; there are too many ways to leave it.
When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
Life flows on within you and without you.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
So in all these little ways we spin a web, a cocoon, around ourselves. The cocoon becomes nice and snug and comfortable because it is very familiar. We know every little corner of our life; we can even write poetry about it. We may also have ideas about the great mystery which religions speak of, which gives our cocoon an especial sense of security: we can worship the great mystery outside of it and feel good about that. The cocoon is safe, bounded, claustrophobic, and a little stale. We settle into it and live our lives.
I can't be bitter. No one has a contract on life.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around.
In soft regions are born soft men.
It is a good thing that life is not as serious as it seems to a waiter.
The person lives twice who lives the first life well.
Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
Today, you have 100% of your life left.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.
Those who live are those who fight.
Life is a voyage.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
We Japanese enjoy the small pleasures, not extravagance. I believe a man should have a simple lifestyle -- even if he can afford more.
Half my life is an act of revision.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination
Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.
Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
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.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others
It is vanity to desire a long life and to take no heed of a good life.
There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some are stationed in San Francisco. It's very hard in military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life
We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.
Life is unfair.
All of life is a foreign country.
Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
Life is short; live it up.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.
It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived --forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one.
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold. And what can life be worth if the first rehearsal for life is life itself? That is why life is always a sketch. No sketch is not quite the right word, because a sketch is an outline of something, the groundwork for a picture, whereas the sketch that is our life is a sketch of nothing, an outline with no picture.
I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
There are three stages in a person's life, birth, their life and death. They are not conscious of birth submit to death and forget to live.
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn't matter so much as it seemed to do -- it's not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn't matter so much.
Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.
Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.
Life is something you do when you can't get to sleep.
People find life entirely too time-consuming.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.
The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
Where there is life there is wishful thinking.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The four stages of life are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.
Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
Life is real! Life is earnest! And death is not its goal. Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.
Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.
Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort; rather, it concerns the basic human rights of family, country, justice and human dignity.
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
It's better to be an authentic loser than a false success, and to die alive than to live dead.
Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Can't nothing make your life work if you ain't the architect.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Life is a dead-end street.
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it's one damn thing over and over.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.
My art and profession is to live.
The finest lives in my opinion are the common model, without miracle and without extravagance.
The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow Up.
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
This tattered life is my only robe; the wind my only refuge.
Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get.
Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one.
Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.
Not by gain our life is measured, But by what we've lost 'Tis scored; 'Tis not how much wine is drunken But how much has been outpoured. For the strength of love never standeth In the sacrifice we bear; He who has the greatest suffering Ever has the most to share.
Life at the top is financially rewarding, spiritually draining, physically exhausting, and short.
If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.
In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal.
Life is easier to take than you think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable.
Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.
Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
Every time I look into the eyes of an animal I see life; the force of life and the beauty of creation
Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.
This also -- that I live, I consider a gift of God.
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.
Between us and heaven or hell there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world.
Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction.
Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.
You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
Life is a campaign not a battle, and has its defeats as well as its victories.
The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.
Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.
To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life -- bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
Man values life as a sacred jewel in such a way that he reveres him most who haughtily scorns it.
The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.
Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.
We come and go just like ripples in a stream.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
Life is too short to learn German.
Make your life a happy one. That is where success is possible to every man.
Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.
Life -- how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.
Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.
A light heart lives long.
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do.
Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.
There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.
May God bless you to live as long as you want to; and want to as long as you live!
No one knows when they are well off.
Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life.
Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things
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.
Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.
The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it.
To live is not breathing it is action.
Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life.
It is advisable that a person know at least three things, where they are, where they are going, and what they had best do under the circumstances.
There is no wealth but life.
The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge.
The life of man is a long march through the night, surrounded by invisible foes, tortured by weariness and pain, towards a goal that few can hope to reach, and where none may tarry long.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Live virtuously, and you cannot not die too soon, or live too long.
Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.
There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.
Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
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.
Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch.
Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
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?
Life is warfare.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
People should always have something which they prefer to life.
Life It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing.
Simply the thing I am shall make me live.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.
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.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
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 is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.
Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.
There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
In making a living today, many no longer leave room for life.
Well, take your time and don't live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. Find a woman and you'll find love. Don't forget, son, there is someone up above.
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
To find the point where hypothesis and fact meet; the delicate equilibrium between dream and reality; the place where fantasy and earthly things are metamorphosed into a work of art; the hour when faith in the future becomes knowledge of the past; to lay down one's power for others in need; to shake off the old ordeal and get ready for the new; to question, knowing that never can the full answer be found; to accept uncertainties quietly, even our incomplete knowledge of God; this is what man's journey is about, I think.
There is one thing that matters -- to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people.
The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him.
An unexamined life is not worth living.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
Best to live lightly, unthinkingly.
Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or change: it passes, as we do, from one stage to the another, from darkness to darkness, into a distance where we, too, vanish out of sight. A work of art is static; and its value and its weakness lie in being so: but the tuft of grass and the clouds above it belong to our own travelling brotherhood.
Lord, how the day passes! It is like a life, so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun.
We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
Life is a means of extracting fiction.
Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.
Give a man a dollar and you cheer his heart. Give him a dream and you challenge his heart. Give him Christ and you change his heart. Then the dollar and the dream become meaningful to him, and to others.
May you live all the days of your life.
When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed.
Life is a classroom in which each of us is being tested, tried, and passed.
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society, as most appear to do, I'm sure that, for me, there would be nothing left worth living for.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life... I wanted to live so sturdily and so Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life... to drive life into a corner to know it by experience and be able to give an account of it in my next excursion.
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest.
He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
Only those live who do good.
Reality is the crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.
Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one's head.
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
It doesn't matter much where you live. It only matters how well you live when you're there
First I was dying to finish high-school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Next, I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school, so I could return to work. Finally, I was dying to retire. And now, I am dying
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
A man's life is 20 years of having his mother ask him where he is going, 40 years of having his wife ask the same question and, at the end, perhaps having the mourners wondering too.
A life is like a tree -- if you don't make it straight when its young and green, you'll never do it when it's old and dry.
Life is like wine, the longer you take to enjoy it the more chance you've got of tasting vinegar.
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat... the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
Life is but a game and we are the playthings of the gods.
Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end
Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves.
Life in the Fast Lane Playing in Traffic intense stressful challenging overwhelming fulfilling demanding exciting nerve-wrecking entrepreneurial unrelenting empowered exposed: no place to hide flexible confusing results compensation sweatshop team ascendancy ego suppression flat organizations who's my boss no titles no status customer focus self-abnegation decentralized decision making chaos the end of tenure the end of security no complacency fear ongoing change burnout
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
Life is not one thing after another. It's the same damn thing over and over!
Taken in any context, except seriously, life on earth is palatable and positively enjoyable.
To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home.
To a wise man every day is a new life.
The truest end of life, is to find the life that doesn't end.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
The average person living to age 70 has 613, 000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
Take life as you find it, but don't leave it that way
One recipe for a longer life; Never exceed the speed limit.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.
No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.
Making a life comes before making a living.
Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness.
Live poor so you can die rich.
Live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my coming too; For the cause that lacks resistance, For the future and the distance, And the good that I can do.
Life without meaning cannot be borne. We find a mission to which we're sworn
The major justification for a life is the happiness and reward it brings to other lives.
Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition
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.
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
My life is a battle.
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.
Life is a state of mind.
People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly
Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
Life is an uphill business for the guy who's not on the level.
Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim -- objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
Life! Life! Don't let us go to life for our fulfillment or our experience. It is a thing narrowed by circumstances, incoherent in its utterance, and without that fine correspondence of form and spirit which is the only thing that can satisfy the artistic
Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.
Our life's journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey's characteristics are common to all of us.
If I had been present at creation, I would have given some useful hints.
I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
The interest in life does not lie in what people do, nor even in their relations to each other, but largely in the power to communicate with a third party, antagonistic, enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable, which one may call life in general.
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
I have an existential map; it has you are here written all over it.
Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there and looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty years later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, so. What did you think?
The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
A life-worshipper's philosophy is comprehensive. He is at one moment a positivist and at another a mystic: now haunted by the thought of death and now a Dionysian child of nature; now a pessimist and now, with a change of lover or liver or even the weather, an exuberant believer that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world.
Nothing can be meaner than the anxiety to live on, to live on anyhow and in any shape; a spirit with any honor is not willing to live except in its own way, and a spirit with any wisdom is not over-eager to live at all.
Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.
Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.
This is it. There are no hidden meanings. All that mystical stuff is just what's so.
If you seek, how is that different from pursuing sound and form? If you don't seek, how are you different from earth, wood, or stone? You must seek without seeking.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.
Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.
The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.
After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.
Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.
How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.
If God exists and we are made in his image we can have real meaning, and we can have real knowledge through what he has communicated to us.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.
I am a part of all that I have met.
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees, and forests are always emanating a subtle, precious light, day and night, always emanating a subtle, precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed ultimate truth.
Chop the slop!
He who would travel happily must travel light
we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find "the ultimate questioner" - that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question.
Life is a question asked by God about the way he exists.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss
There is no UnDo in real-life.
In Dog We Trust.
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.
I believe people are in our lives for a reason. We're here to learn from each other.
Please live. Talk, think, act. And sometimes listen to the music... Look at paintings and at times be moved. Laugh a lot, and at times, cry. And if you find a wonderful girl, then you go for her and love her.
But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion
Nowadays you can go anywhere in the world in a few hours, and nothing is fabulous any more.
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
I want freedom, the right to self expression, everybodys right to beautiful radiant things. Anarchism meant that to me, and I would live it in spite of the whole world – prisons, persecution, everything. Yes, even in spite of the condemnation of my own comrades I would live my beautiful ideal.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
The next chapter of my life is always more interesting than the last one.
Life is like a grindstone -- whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
Life waits for no-one.
life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
All that we see or seem is nothing but a dream within a dream
Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.
Glory is only temporary, The way you choose to live your life, lives on in eternity
If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.
Live one day at a time"; because the future will come your way no matter what anyway!
live as if your were to die tomorrow. learn as if you were to live forever.
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking about the future, and just live your life today!
Life is about figuring out who you are; it is about accepting who you are; and then allowing that in you to blossom.
Life is a flowing river and you are in it - so watch out for rocks.
Life is like a virus, if you dont have fate and hope, you will lose your immunity to that virus.
Close your eyes and feel the warmth of the sun; this is the love of god, friends and family.
Learning to live is not measured by life its measured by time.
There must be something unique about me that Got gave me the privilege to exist.
LIFE IS A JOURNEY AND ONLY GOD KNOWS THE DISTANCE
You got to live life on a heavy meal if its not enough add a dessert!
If life is more important then money why are we killing ourselves to get it?
live like it's the last day you'll ever see
Starting now, I'm taking life to a whole new level!
Life sucks... then you die
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
How are you going to live your life; seeing the world as made for you or seeing that you were made for the world?
Music, fashion & currency is the paint to life's portrait, but your originality is what makes it distinct.
Be thankful for what you have; you[[#146]]ll end having more. If you concentrate on what you don[[#146]]t have, you will never, ever have enough
I draw my life out with my number two pencil first; proof read it, then pen it! Life is what you make it.
If you hate your life, change your way of living, suicide should not be committed.
All the stars in the sky cannot worth as much as yours only because it belongs to you.
If you combine the suffering’s great color palette you will find happiness as well.
The leaves of hopes which have destined words in the body of the thought have settled to the ground. This is the world.
All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully
Life is never been easy, otherwise you will never treasure for what you have.
Life is like a crystal ball of fortune. When it falls into pieces, the people try to grab it. Someone grabs it more. Someone grabs less. Someone grabs none. And how have you grabbed yet ?
Experience the blissfulness of the choiceless life. Let Existence determine what you will do. You never really had a choice anyway, did you?
The real costs of living on Earth are huge, unseen and obligatory. If you don't hand over the real stuff then you are simply doomed to live a life of tender obscurity when you could have been a legend in your own lunchtime.
From this point onwards you only have the rest of your life to look forward to. And it should precisely that: rest. Haven't you always desired to retire from heavy and unnatural labours so that you can actually start enjoying? The rest of your life starts today!
Just as fishes live only in water and birds live in the air, you
too should live only in the illuminating effulgence of True
knowledge. Perform all actions while remaining firmly established in this truth. Make this effulgence your permanent abode.
Then see, how immensely you can enjoy your daily
work, life and even death!
Self-realization is possible in the human form of life, but not in other forms.
Health and wealth are twin sisters.
I feel infinite.
Options, if too less creates desperation, and if too many, discombobulation
Life is not a race, it is a gift. Enjoy it, don't rush through it.
Be yourself - Everyone else is already taken
The world is a book and if you do not travel you read only one page.
A Little push at the right direction, can make a big difference
We do want to see this which is not seen to us..
When you need something, means you lacking something and when you need not something, means you have the wrold...
love life and life will love you
Life is only a flicker of melted ice.
What we call life is only talk of nature.
Nothing is inanimate; what is the rest is our interpretation.
They are both spectacular, life and death.
In greatness, life and death merge.
Life into death— life’s other shape, no rupture, only crossing.
Life eats life to live.
Neither alive nor dead; no one lets up, no one wins.
If birth is a manifestation of life, death is another.
Every thought about death takes a moment of life away.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure
When you say 'Yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'No' to yourself
Tell your heart that fear of suffering is worst than the suffering itself
For some, life is a trip in the daylight; for others, it's a journey through night.
The most difficult questions of life are best answered by your heart." Apoorve Dubey
All beings are not only the parents in the past.
They will become the Buddha in the future.
If you free their lives, you are Buddha.
Besides the respect of the lives of human beings, all the animals and plants should be on the list too. That is the real humanitarianism.
Besides the respect of the lives of human beings, all the animals and plants should be on the list too. That is the real humanitarianism.
Buddha is in our hearts. Buddha is in our mouths. Buddha is in our daily lives.
Care about your children. Just bless them instead of worrying,
as every child is the little Buddha who helps his parents to grow up.
Giving the best to others are giving the best to ourselves.
The value of life is not based on how long we live.
But, how much can we contribute to others in our society ?
Give the people --- confidence.
Give the people --- delight.
Give the people --- hope.
Give the people --- the best.
Health is the first benefit. Content is the first fortune.
Friendliness is the first kindness. Nirvana is the first happiness.
Karma grows from our hearts. Karma terminates from our hearts.
Mankind have love, animals have affection.
The harmonious and beautiful world is revealed.
No light is brighter than wisdom. Wisdom is the light in the world.
Observe the life by cause and consequence. Explore the life by wisdom.
Treat the life by equality. Complete the life by love.
Please, try to eat a bit less meat, a bit more veggies from today.
Let it become a habit gradually until not to eat meat anymore.
Then, observe the changing of the body and spirit after eating veggies, fruits and grains ?
The easiest beneficence is a smile.
The simplest release is to have a vegetarian meal.
There are having flowers in Spring, breezes in Summer, moon in Autumn,
snows in Winter.
If there is nothing worrying over you, it will be the best seasons at all times.
Thousands upon thousands of lights is inferior to a light of heart.
To eat meat is just a habit after we were born.
In fact, we are not born to eat meat.
Enjoy the good health. Bring the truth happiness.
Care of his own family. Give the peace to all.
Firstly, one must discipline and control his own mind.
If he can do so, the enlightenment, wisdom and virtue will go to him naturally.
It takes hundred of years sitting together in the same boat.
It takes thousand of years sharing the same bed with.
It calls : the predestined affinity.
Watering the flowers and the trees, whispering to them, talking to them.
Then, they will grow to be more bright and luxuriant.
Prefer the afterlife better than this one.
Never let this life better than next one.
The big belly can accommodate all kinds of things.
The benevolence is never let a dust behind.
Live life with someone, not for someone.
A divinely brilliant life has no regret when DEATH comes along.
And you say," Yes, I'm well prepared ! "
All I want to live in real for once, not just to exist.
Always be grateful to the one who stands by your side when you cry.
He never asks a reason why, just standing by your side.
Character determines destiny.
Only the misfortune understands what fortune is, and knows how to treasure it.
Children are our futures and hopes.
Does the clown ever cry ? Yes, he does. Alone, but !
Don't let your life pass you by........ Be a Good Samaritan.
Don't wait, don't waste, don't tarry until the flowers have gone away !
Everyone has his own parents. No one comes from nowhere.
For the dream chaser :
Everyone is a dream chaser. It never means every dream that can come true.
I always admire for the one who has dreams.
He follows it and he can make it real.
Food is for taste. Happiness is taste of life.
Fortune is where the love is.
Happiness simply is someone who truly remains beside you whether you succeed or fail.
Hope to see a better human nature on earth.
Gratitude is the one who stands by your side silently when you cry than a thousand words of comfort he says.
I always believe if everyone does a bit good deed, bit by bit, we can make a harmonious world.
I make mistakes, but I have never ever offended Heaven and reason.
If the freedom and justice are only owned by a few privileged persons, the whole nation will never have the real Freedom and Justice at all.
If we take life so seriously, we will only live in pain.
It hurts to love someone and not to be loved in return.
But the most regret is to love someone and never have the title to let the one to know how deep my love is to.......
Just for a persistence of faith,
many people deplete their entire lives in the everlasting awaited.
Life is faded away in the everlasting awaited.
Life is like a taste of honey, sour, bitter, spice, salty.
Hope you will taste the honey one day.......SOON !
Life is never easy. Otherwise, you will never treasure for what you have.
Life should be as colorful as the rainbow.
Please remember, you are your own painter always.......
Love means :
You are not finding a suitable person.
You be the suitable person made of love.
Need to be smart by existing.
Need to be wise by living.
The content of each day pours out, sometimes sunshine, sometimes rain. But the evening's darkness covers all the same.
love is way to be inside one's heart
love is way to be inside one's heart
No matter how far he can go in his entire life.
No matter how much he can achieve in his entire life.
No matter how much burdens he can take in his entire life.
FAMILY - - - IS HIS LAST REFUGE.
Nothing is difficult when one can overcome with it !!!
The greatest grief in life is to have no choice !
There are two regrets in life :
You get what you don't want.
Or you don't get what you want.
Things are going a pair ! Things are going opposite ! All kinds of everything !
Time is the greatest thief in life.
You have the freedom to do anything, anytime, anywhere.......
Just don't get anyone into your troubles....... Please !!!!!!!
An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth."
The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed.
One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
You have the freedom to do anything, anytime, anywhere....... Just don't get anyone into your troubles....... Please !!!!!!!
Wish I am free from barriers when I die,
and Buddha will welcome me from far away.
We must live with dignity when we exist.
You are the one who was chosen to live, so it's you who change the world.
If we couldn't find happiness in our life, then search for what after life.
Life is like sand! Take some sand in your hand and blow it.
Love is a desire to like,dream to make,trust not to break,pleasure not to fake,but never a lust or money in life for God's sake.
maybe I'm in love now but one day one month one year or more will pass but you still a bitch will stay
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
Life is a gateway drug.
A weird fact of life is that a happy moment can make you smile few times but a sad moment can make you cry again and again.
Life is a mouse trap, you are the mouse and love is the cheese, do not touch the cheese or else SNAP!!
Life is like walking on a rope, the stick in your hand hold your personal life and professional life on each end. Balance gone and aarrhhhh!!!
If there is no shock, life remains in a lock.
The most SUCCESSFUL prayers are those ,which are done by our Loved Ones for us.
Behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of pain:
You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn, these are the classic lessons of life. Nobody is perfect, but everyone is
human. You[[#146]]ve been hurt, but you[[#146]]re alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive [[#150]] to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the corner.
Don't EXPECT, just ACCEPT.. thats "LIFE".
May the pain from the past be the fuel for the future.
Life creates value when we start doing something for someone.
I still remember the days you were here with me. We were so happy I didn't think it would ever end but now you're gone and you left me here all by myself. You moved on and forgot about me but I'm still here holding on to our memories, hoping someday you'll come back. I know eventually I'll have to move on and forget about you like you forgot about me but I just cant move on because I'm still in love with you.
To tell you the truth I really don't know why I just randomly smile when you're around. You're just standing there and I just cant stop smiling. Seeing you just once a day makes my day. I guess I'm just in love with you.
You did something to me, I don't know what it was but I do know that I don't want to lose you. You always keep a smile upon my face and I can act like myself because you accept me. You mean so much to me, the way you make me feel is just unexplainable. This is the happiest I've been in a awhile and I have to thank you for that. You just make it so easy to fall for you and believe me, I'm falling harder with each passing day.
Sometimes you just have to fight the tears, keep smiling and say everything will be okay.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others' life.
Life is your perceived reality.
Life is not Hate and ignorance, Life is Love and Companionship.
LIFE IS LIKE A JOURNEY
No matter how fast you drive,
the traffic jam will make you
wait for those you left.
No matter how fast you drive,
the traffic police will make you
wait for those you left.
No matter how fast you drive,
the traffic lights will make you
wait for those you left.
No matter how fast or slow you drive,
the accident will always happen accidentally,
otherwise it won’t be called an accident.
When people get's pisst just because you told the truth. Look at them and say. At least I told it. proved it and showed it. and walk away. -Natsumi Katou
Even if jobless we should never be effortless.
Dr Kenan Crnkic
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.
The picture you paint of me depends on the color of lens you are looking through.
Live life to your fullest potential, no matter what people say about you.