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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.

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
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.
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.
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.
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 a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
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.
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
We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.
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.
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.
I found Rome brick, I left it marble.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".
The next chapter of my life is always more interesting than the last one.
Life's but a day at most.
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
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.
If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
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.
We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.
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.
Life is a horizontal fall.
Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.

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