Great Quotes About Life to Ponder and Share (Page 2 of 3)
Life is how you look at it.
Love is the energy of life.
Change is the essence of life.
All human life is precious.
Life too short to spend alone.
We die, because we live.
Walk gently, and be brave.
Don't just survive. Shine.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is fragile and absurd.
Life will find a way.
There is so much more.
Fuel your life with passion.
You are not dead till you die.
The purpose of life is Joy.
There is a season for everything under the sun--even when we can't see the sun.
Life and death are one thread.
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Your Day Is Your Life.
I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Life was meant to be happy.
Life calls the tune, we dance.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
Live to the point of tears.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Life is too short to waste.
Life is too short to be small.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
A human life is a story told by God.
Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways -- either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.
We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.
Life's too mysterious to take too serious.
Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything.
Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.
We no longer live life. We consume it.
The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.
The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.
The only way out is through.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.
Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.
The greatest lessons in life, if we would but stoop and humble ourselves, we would learn not from the grown-up learned men, but from the so-called ignorant children.
Some people have lives; some people have music.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Live every act fully, as if it were your last.
As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Life is too short to work so hard.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.'
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.
The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.
I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
To be free is to have achieved your life.
Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice.
Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
We are always getting ready to live but never living.
We are always getting ready to live, but never living... The wave moves onward but the particles of which it is composed do not... It cannot be but that at intervals throughout society there are real men intermixed . . . as the carpenter puts one iron bar in his bannister for every five or six wooden ones.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Life must be lived as play.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."
Keynote Address, University of the Arts, 134th Commencement (Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2012).
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Our life is what our thoughts make it. Do every act of your life as if it were your last. In a word, your life is short. You must make the most of the present with the aid of reason and justice. Since it is possible that you may be quitting life this very moment, govern every act and thought accordingly.
The act of dying is one of the acts of life.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.
Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Life is surreal and beautiful.
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.
Life is a work in progress.
I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
Life itself is the proper binge.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
You can't relive your life.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
All of life is a foreign country.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Control your own destiny or someone else will.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Envy is the central fact of American life.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Attitude determines the altitude of life.
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
Because of lack of moral principle, human life becomes worthless. Moral principle, truthfulness, is a key factor. If we lose that, then there is no future.
The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.
Life is the ultimate right.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. I am talking about a gung-ho attitude that says 'we can change things here, we can achieve awesome goals, we can be the best. 'Spare me the grim litany of the 'realist;' give me the unrealistic aspirations of the optimist any day.
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.