Life quotes page 2
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.
My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions. The dove
my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact
that I have never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas A. Edison
Remember to always enjoy the little things life gives you. Don't let anything pass you by.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Life's aim, if it has one, is simply
to be always looking for temptations. There are not nearly
enough. I sometimes pass a whole day without coming across a single one. It is quite
dreadful. It makes one so nervous about the future.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
John C. Maxwell
The life which is unexamined is not worth living.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers
around us and in us. If you can do that, you are really a wise man.
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
To live well is better than to be rich.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
The tests of life are not meant to break you, but to make you.
Norman Vincent Peale
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is
the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
Live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you
have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got to not forget to
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive.
But to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
The key to your life is not that you settle for the "safe" thing that will bring in the money. The
key is to turn and do what you really love. Fall in love with an idea. That's your life! That's
There is a law written in the darkest of the Books of Life, and it is this: If you look at a thing
nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth
time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time.
G. K. Chesterton
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate
your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to
reality. Wake Up and Live!
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
As long as you continue to whine about what is wrong with your life there will no room for
anything good to come into your life. That's just the way life works. You can't focus on the
solution when you're whining about the problem.
Live a life as a monument to your soul.
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is
not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in
a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black,
curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and
without fear for newer and richer experience.
Each time you notice yourself falling into the "I wish life were different" trap, back off and
start over. Take a breath and remember all that you have to be grateful for.
I love my life, because I've seen my purpose.
What life have you, if you have not life together?
T. S. Eliot
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A
thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
Desire is half of life, indifference is half of death.
If you are willing to do only what's easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what's
hard, life will be easy.
T. Harv Eker