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Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.

Life is a campaign not a battle, and has its defeats as well as its victories.
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.
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.
Life is too short to learn German.
See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.
Life -- how curious is that habit that makes us think it is not here, but elsewhere.
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.
There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes.
No one knows when they are well off.
Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.
Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life.
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.
Live virtuously, and you cannot not die too soon, or live too long.
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.
Life is a rollercoaster. Try to eat a light lunch.
Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
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.
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?
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
People should always have something which they prefer to life.
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 is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.
There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
In making a living today, many no longer leave room for life.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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