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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times... In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.

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.

You only live once but if you do it right once is enough.

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

Amy Poehler

We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.

I would rather spend one life time with you than face all of the ages of this world alone.

Without music life would be a mistake.

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

If you truly love life, don't waste time because time is what life is made of.

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

The quality not the longevity of one's life is what is important.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

The actuality of thought is life.

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Life is too short to learn German.

If you want to be happy, be.

Leo Tolstoy

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.

How strange to use "You only live once" as an excuse to throw it away.

It does not matter how you came into the world what matters is that you are here.

The unexamined life is not worth living.

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

I would die for you. But I won't live for you.

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Life is wasted on the living.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

John Barrymore

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

George Orwell

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

Life is short but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.

To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction is to live twice.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?'

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Reality continues to ruin my life.

Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

If you are depressed you are living in the past.  If you are anxious you are living in the future.  If you are at peace you are living in the present.

I live in my dreams — that's what you sense. Other people live in dreams, but not in their own. That's the difference.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.

You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

Education is not a preparation for life, education is life itself.

God gave us the gift of life, it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.

Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having.

Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.

If you don't know where you are going any road will get you there.

It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

May you live every day of your life.

Do not read as children do to amuse yourself or like the ambitious for the purpose of instruction. No read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; what would it look like?

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something sometime in your life.

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Mark Twain

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time, like dew on the tip of a leaf.

I don't want to earn my living, I want to live.

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

A good book is an event in my life.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.

Love is life. And if you miss love you miss life.

You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life.

The way to know life is to love many things.

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

I cannot live without books.

The greatest distance in this world is not that between living and death, it is when I am just before you, and you don't know that I love you.

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

I don't know the question but sex is definitely the answer

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin

Love the life you live, live the life you love.

May you live all the days of your life.

I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

My life is my message.

Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act.

We all die. The goal isn't to live forever the goal is to create something that will.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.

We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive it isn't.

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it dream of it live on that idea. Let the brain muscles nerves every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.

Audrey Hepburn

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

I've learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today life does go on and it will be better tomorrow.

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance, one cannot fly into flying.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

Pablo Neruda

To be or not to be: that is the question.

To succeed in life you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future act now without delay.

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

Find ecstasy in life, the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson

Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is I think to have a happy childhood.

The more you praise and celebrate your life the more there is in life to celebrate.

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity.

We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

To love a thing means wanting it to live.

Where there is love there is life.

To say goodbye is to die a little.

No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.

I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy. 

You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.

I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die so let me live my life the way I want to.

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.

Satchel Paige

Every one desires to live long but no one would be old.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

In the arena of human life. the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.


The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.

It's impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

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.

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

Life attracts life.

Everything you can imagine is real.

It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

Very little is needed to make a happy life, it is all within yourself in your way of thinking

Marcus Aurelius

For all life is a dream and dreams themselves are only dreams.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Everyone in life is gonna hurt you, you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.

Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, don't you 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 to be enjoyed, not endured.

Sometimes life is so unkind, but change is never a waste of time

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you when you think everything's okay and everything's going right.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.

I intend to live forever or die trying.

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that you've got it made.

Only the ideas that we really live have any value.

It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.

A person's life is dyed with the color of his imagination.

Marcus Aurelius

Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.

Live a little, comfort a little, cheer thyself a little.

Let everything happen to you, Beauty and terror, Just keep going, No feeling is final.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add color to my sunset sky.

Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.

All that I know about my life it seems I have learned in books.

Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

You are willing to die, you coward, but not to live.

To fear love is to fear life and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.

We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering and shame. In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness, all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing.

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter.

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, you can live as if everything is a miracle.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill so he gave him another six months.

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.

I am not afraid of death I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.

Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.

To be always intending to make a new and better life, but never to find time to set about it, is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.

The greatest gift of life is friendship and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can’t continue forever.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.

Life has a funny way of helping you out when you think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up in your face.

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and, though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

The truth is lived, not taught.

The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about nor read about nor seen but if one will are to be lived.

Life is just a bowl of pits.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire men cannot live without a spiritual life.

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Live dangerously and you live right.

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

One of the hardest decisions you'll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves or rather loved in spite of ourselves.

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear, or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life, and one is as good as the other.

Ernest Hemingway

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

If you can dream it then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

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.

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life the whole aim and end of human existence.

Life is full of chances and changes and the most prosperous of men with great misfortunes.

Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms.

Without music, life would be a blank to me.

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.

I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.

Arthur C. Clarke

This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book pass an examination and finish with education. The whole of life from the moment you are born to the moment you die is a process of learning.

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

You rose into my life like a promised sunrise, brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I've never been so strong. Now I'm where I belong.

The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived not taught.

Love is like a spice. It can sweeten your life - however it can spoil it too.

The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.

C. S. Lewis

One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.

People aren't born good or bad. Maybe they're born with tendencies either way, but its the way you live your life that matters.

Cassandra Clare

You start living for the obsession alone… You want to arrive somewhere regardless of whether you’re enjoying the road or not.

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

At twenty years of age the will reigns, at thirty the wit, and at forty the judgment.

Benjamin Franklin

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

Groucho Marx

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

Treat those who are good with goodness and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

Lao Tzu

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

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. 

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.

Stephen Chbosky

Without a god life is only a matter of opinion.

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus

I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it.

The Answer to the Great Question Of.....Life the Universe and Everything.....(is) Forty-two.

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.

Life well spent is long.

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

Maya Angelou

What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head and is known to none but himself.

Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.

Fran Lebowitz

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.

God lives, but not as we. His creatures live but to die. But God is life. Therefore, goodness is not an attribute. Goodness is God.

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.


We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. 

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.

David Herbert Lawrence

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!

Dr. Seuss
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