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Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great -- and they know I know it.
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.
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.
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
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.
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.
It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at.
Refrain from asking what going to happen tomorrow, and everyday that fortune grants you, count as gain.
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.
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.
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.
They that have lived a single day have lived an age.
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.
Life is real! Life is earnest! And death is not its goal. Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.
Life comes from physical survival; but the good life comes from what we care about.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time.
Life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get.
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.
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.
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.
The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.
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 the farce which everyone has to perform.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough.
To live is not breathing it is action.
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 shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

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