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Great Quotes About Life to Ponder and Share (Page 2 of 3)

Quote: Life is how you look at it. by author Mokokoma Mokhonoana overlaid on photo of gray road beside a trees
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Life is how you look at it.


Quote: Love is the energy of life. by author Robert Browning overlaid on photo of sunset
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Love is the energy of life.


Quote: Change is the essence of life. by author Anatole France overlaid on photo of photo of author Anatole France with quote

Change is the essence of life.


Quote: All human life is precious. by author George W. Bush overlaid on photo of photo of author George W. Bush with quote

All human life is precious.


Quote: The purpose of life is life. by author Dejan Stojanovic overlaid on photo of photo of author Dejan Stojanovic with quote

The purpose of life is life.


Quote: Life too short to spend alone. by author Lora Leigh overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
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Life too short to spend alone.


Quote: We die, because we live. by author Herman Melville overlaid on photo of sunset
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We die, because we live.


Quote: Walk gently, and be brave. by author Eleanor Brownn overlaid on photo of brown and white short coated dog lying on white surface
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Walk gently, and be brave.


Quote: Don't just survive. Shine. by author Tom Fletcher overlaid on photo of person holding sunflower
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Don't just survive. Shine.


Quote: Life is luck, make it. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower
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Life is luck, make it.


Quote: Life is fragile and absurd. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of red fire illustration
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Life is fragile and absurd.


Quote: Life will find a way. by author Michael Crichton overlaid on photo of white and brown long coated puppy
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Life will find a way.


Quote: There is so much more. by author Donna Goddard overlaid on photo of person walking on street while holding black umbrella near cars on road at nighttime
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There is so much more.


Quote: Fuel your life with passion. by author Teresa overlaid on photo of green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime
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Fuel your life with passion.


Quote: You are not dead till you die. by author Vikas Kakwani overlaid on photo of tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
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You are not dead till you die.


Quote: The purpose of life is Joy. by author Esther Hicks overlaid on photo of macro photography of green bird on tree branch
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The purpose of life is Joy.


Quote: There is a season for everything under the sun--even when we can't see the sun. by author Jared Brock overlaid on photo of sunflower field during daytime
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There is a season for everything under the sun--even when we can't see the sun.


Quote: Life and death are one thread. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

Life and death are one thread.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.


Quote: You never know what life is like, until you have lived it. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime
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You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.


Quote: Your Day Is Your Life. by author John Spence overlaid on photo of woman in white and multicolored floral shirt standing and smiling on yellow sunflower field
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Your Day Is Your Life.


Quote: I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of brown Tabby cat on yellow wooden bench
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I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.


Quote: Life was meant to be happy. by author Neale Donald Walsch overlaid on photo of photo of author Neale Donald Walsch with quote

Life was meant to be happy.


Quote: Life calls the tune, we dance. by author John Galsworthy overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
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Life calls the tune, we dance.


Quote: Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are. by author Roy T. Bennett overlaid on photo of rainbow
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Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.


Quote: Live to the point of tears. by author Albert Camus overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on red flower
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Live to the point of tears.


Quote: Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. by author Dr. Seuss overlaid on photo of orange tabby kitten
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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.


Quote: Life is too short to waste. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of person holding U.S. dollar banknote
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Life is too short to waste.


Quote: Life is too short to be small. by author Tim Ferriss overlaid on photo of photo of author Tim Ferriss with quote

Life is too short to be small.


Quote: I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. by author Rabindranath Tagore overlaid on photo of white cat
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I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.


Quote: The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better. by author Robert F. Kennedy overlaid on photo of A view of the night showing stars
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The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.


Quote: Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. by author Les Brown overlaid on photo of yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime
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Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.


Quote: A human life is a story told by God. by author Hans Christian Andersen overlaid on photo of 100 us dollar bill
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A human life is a story told by God.


Quote: Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of person holding brown leaf
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Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.


Quote: 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. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of wavy ocean
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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.


Quote: The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. by author David O. Russell overlaid on photo of white fox sitting on snow during daytime
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The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.


Quote: If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed. by author Christopher McCandless overlaid on photo of clear hour glass
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If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.


Quote: We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. by author Santosh Kalwar overlaid on photo of white and black satellite dish on brown field during night time
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We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.


Quote: Life's too mysterious to take too serious. by author Mary Engelbreit overlaid on photo of boat docked near house
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Life's too mysterious to take too serious.


Quote: Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything. by author Ralph Marston overlaid on photo of black wooden louver door window
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Life does not owe you anything because life has already given you everything.


Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.


Quote: We no longer live life. We consume it. by author Vicki Robin overlaid on photo of stars in the sky during night time
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We no longer live life. We consume it.


Quote: The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it. by author Arthur Schopenhauer overlaid on photo of blue and black ball on blue and white checkered textile
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The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.


Quote: The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. by author Tony Robbins overlaid on photo of forest trees

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.


Quote: The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive. by author Indira Gandhi overlaid on photo of two brown and white dogs running dirt road during daytime
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The purpose of life is to believe, to hope, and to strive.


Quote: Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of crack in wall
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Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: Get busy living or get busy dying. by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of brown and black tiger near body of water
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Get busy living or get busy dying.


Quote: The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. by author Gustave Flaubert overlaid on photo of photo of author Gustave Flaubert with quote

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.


Quote: The only way out is through. by author Robert Frost overlaid on photo of person holding U.S. dollar banknote
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The only way out is through.


Quote: Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. by author Forrest Gump overlaid on photo of low angle view of blue clouds
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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.


Quote: What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

What need is there to weep over parts of life? The whole of it calls for tears.


Quote: Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason. by author Alain de Botton overlaid on photo of castle surrounded fog
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Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.


Quote: Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear. by author Karen Salmansohn overlaid on photo of landscape photo of mountain during nighttime
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Your mission: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.


Quote: Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of road between yellow leaf trees at daytime
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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.


Quote: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. by author Helen Keller overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower
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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.


Quote: Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings. by author Rick Warren overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
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Maturity is when you live your life by your commitments, not by your feelings.


Quote: I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of yellow butterfly on pink flowers
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I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.


Quote: 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. by author Joseph Campbell overlaid on photo of red strawberry fruit on red surface
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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.


Quote: If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting. by author Marian Wright Edelman overlaid on photo of man wearing black jacket standing on street
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If things are too easy, life is a whole lot less interesting.


Quote: The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for. by author Fyodor Dostoevsky overlaid on photo of cluster of stars in the sky
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The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.


Quote: What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of two grey elephants on grass plains during sunset
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What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.


Quote: 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. by author Anaïs Nin overlaid on photo of body of water under blue sky during sunset
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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.


Quote: I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.


Quote: 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. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of blue wall
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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.


Quote: You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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


Quote: Some people have lives; some people have music. by author John Green overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of person
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Some people have lives; some people have music.


Quote: And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of MacBook Pro on top of brown table
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.


Quote: As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of worm's eye view photography of pink cheery blossom tree
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As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.


Quote: Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hand with red paint
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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.


Quote: That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. by author Emily Dickinson overlaid on photo of low angle photo of starry night
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That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.


Quote: Live every act fully, as if it were your last. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of brown and black bird
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Live every act fully, as if it were your last.


Quote: As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of white and red flower with green leaves
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As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.


Quote: Life is too important to be taken seriously. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of red and white heart balloons
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Life is too important to be taken seriously.


Quote: Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.


Quote: 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. by author Rita Mero overlaid on photo of white and grey bicolor kitten
Photo Credit: Slavy Darozhkin

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.


Quote: Those who realize their folly are not true fools. by author Zhuang Zhou overlaid on photo of photo of author Zhuang Zhou with quote

Those who realize their folly are not true fools.


Quote: God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. by author Voltaire overlaid on photo of women's black and pink monokini
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God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.


Quote: Life is too short to work so hard. by author Vivien Leigh overlaid on photo of person cooking on seashore
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Life is too short to work so hard.


Quote: What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? by author Vincent van Gogh overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and pants jumping on white rock
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?


Quote: Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life. by author Victoria Osteen overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
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Choosing forgiveness opens the door of your heart and makes way for a miracle in your life.


Quote: 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. by author Woodrow Wilson overlaid on photo of photo of author Woodrow Wilson with quote

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.


Quote: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of white and brown sailing boat
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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. by author William James overlaid on photo of low angle view of blue clouds
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Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.


Quote: Man can alter his life by altering his thinking. by author William James overlaid on photo of sunset hgihway
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Man can alter his life by altering his thinking.


Quote: 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. by author Wassily Kandinsky overlaid on photo of black and white long fur cat
Photo Credit: Avel Chuklanov

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.


Quote: I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well. by author Tim Cook overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
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I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.


Quote: Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.


Quote: Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.


Quote: To be free is to have achieved your life. by author Tennessee Williams overlaid on photo of person holding silver iPhone 6
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To be free is to have achieved your life.


Quote: Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. by author Tecumseh overlaid on photo of green butterfly perched on purple flower
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Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.


Quote: 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. by author Tecumseh overlaid on photo of purple and white light illustration
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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.


Quote: Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. by author Sarah Louise Delany overlaid on photo of Milky way in nature photography
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Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.


Quote: Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. by author Stephen Vincent Benét overlaid on photo of photo of author Stephen Vincent Benét with quote

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.


Quote: Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. by author Sholem Aleichem overlaid on photo of photo of author Sholem Aleichem with quote

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.


Quote: Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of low angle view of blue clouds
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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.


Quote: True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of kitten lying down on bed
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True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.


Quote: Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. by author Sitting Bull overlaid on photo of multicolored abstract painting
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Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.


Quote: If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. by author Samuel Butler overlaid on photo of brown houses in front of hill under starry night
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If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.


Quote: Each person must live their life as a model for others. by author Rosa Parks overlaid on photo of men's white dress shirt
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Each person must live their life as a model for others.


Quote: To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. by author Robert Louis Stevenson overlaid on photo of bonfire in forest
Photo Credit: Matt Whitacre

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.


Quote: Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. by author Rita Mae Brown overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountains under blue sky during daytime
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Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.


Quote: A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. by author Rita Mae Brown overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of mountain during night time
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A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.


Quote: 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. by author René Descartes overlaid on photo of photo of author René Descartes with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Reinhold Niebuhr overlaid on photo of plain background
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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.


Quote: Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of white spiral notebook on black wooden table
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Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.


Quote: With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of woman singing on stage
Photo Credit: Alexander Popov

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.


Quote: We are always getting ready to live but never living. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Brian Wangenheim

We are always getting ready to live but never living.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of woman lying on white lounge chair in the middle of pool
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I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.


Quote: Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of blue rose in close up photography
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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: 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. by author Queen Elizabeth II overlaid on photo of assorted-color beach houses
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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.


Quote: 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. by author Og Mandino overlaid on photo of closeup photo of white heart bunting
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

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.


Quote: 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. by author Plato overlaid on photo of person holding blue lighted string
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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.


Quote: Life must be lived as play. by author Plato overlaid on photo of persons hand with white manicure
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Life must be lived as play.


Quote: When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. by author Peter Marshall overlaid on photo of white wooden dock on white sand
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When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.


Quote: Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. by author Norman Cousins overlaid on photo of smiling woman
Photo Credit: Kate Kozyrka

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man.


Quote: Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. by author Norman Cousins overlaid on photo of black bird flying on white background
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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.


Quote: 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. by author Thích Nhất Hạnh overlaid on photo of green water in close up photography
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

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.


Quote: 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. by author Neil Gaiman overlaid on photo of red rose
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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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Photo Credit: Ian Schneider

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.


Quote: If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. by author Meister Eckhart overlaid on photo of man jumping on hill during golden hour
Photo Credit: Kyle Cottrell

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.


Quote: We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. by author May Sarton overlaid on photo of green plants beside brown wooden door
Photo Credit: Pedro Ramos

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.


Quote: There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. by author Martin Luther King Jr.  overlaid on photo of photo of author Martin Luther King Jr.  with quote

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.


Quote: When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night
Photo Credit: Joshua Earle

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.


Quote: Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. by author Marian Wright Edelman overlaid on photo of brides and groom looking each other
Photo Credit: Isaiah Rustad

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.


Quote: Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.


Quote: Our life is what our thoughts make it. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: The act of dying is one of the acts of life. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The act of dying is one of the acts of life.


Quote: Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.


Quote: The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of yellow wallpaper
Photo Credit: Teodor Drobota

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.


Quote: Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of white fox sitting on snow during daytime
Photo Credit: Jonatan Pie

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.


Quote: There is more to life than increasing its speed. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of black and white duck on brown wooden dock during daytime
Photo Credit: Mark König

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.


Quote: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. by author Mae West overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Artem Everest

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


Quote: Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.


Quote: 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. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

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.


Quote: For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.


Quote: Life is surreal and beautiful. by author Kenneth Branagh overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower
Photo Credit: James Wainscoat

Life is surreal and beautiful.


Quote: Life, if well lived, is long enough. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

Life, if well lived, is long enough.


Quote: While we are postponing, life speeds by. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

While we are postponing, life speeds by.


Quote: As long as you live, keep learning how to live. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of red surface
Photo Credit: Clem Onojeghuo

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.


A great book begins with an idea; a great life, with a determination.


Quote: People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. by author Logan Pearsall Smith overlaid on photo of woman in blue denim jacket and black pants standing beside train
Photo Credit: Erin Agius

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


Quote: 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. by author Leon Trotsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Leon Trotsky with quote

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.


Quote: The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of person sitting on chair holding iPad
Photo Credit: Adeolu Eletu

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.


Quote: If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life. by author James A. Michener overlaid on photo of black white and orange butterfly perched on purple flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.


Quote: I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism. by author Jon Anderson overlaid on photo of photo of author Jon Anderson with quote

I think in life, you have a choice. You can either be optimistic or pessimistic, and I go for the optimism.


Quote: Life is a work in progress. by author Jeff Rich overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera
Photo Credit: Patrick

Life is a work in progress.


Quote: I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet. by author Jane Fonda overlaid on photo of desk with laptop
Photo Credit: Nikita Kachanovsky

I have a confidence about my life that comes from standing tall on my own two feet.


Quote: The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. by author Jane Addams overlaid on photo of person sleeping on gray gang chair
Photo Credit: Ilnur Kalimullin

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.


Quote: You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. by author Joyce Meyer overlaid on photo of boat on sea far away from island
Photo Credit: Alex Block

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.


Quote: Life itself is the proper binge. by author Julia Child overlaid on photo of closeup photo of brown tabby cat
Photo Credit: Diana Parkhouse

Life itself is the proper binge.


Quote: Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. by author Jonathan Swift overlaid on photo of brown and black butterfly on yellow flower
Photo Credit: Joshua J. Cotten

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.


Quote: God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit. by author Johnny Cash overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.


Quote: 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. by author John Burroughs overlaid on photo of long black haired woman smiling close-up photography
Photo Credit: Lesly Juarez

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.


Quote: You can't relive your life. by author John Glenn overlaid on photo of person holding U.S. dollar banknote
Photo Credit: Vitaly Taranov

You can't relive your life.


Quote: Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. by author John Dewey overlaid on photo of brown and white bird on tree branch
Photo Credit: László Glatz

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.


Quote: Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them. by author Jim Carrey overlaid on photo of black and yellow butterfly
Photo Credit: Fleur

Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.


Quote: Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of silhouette of couple kissing during sunset
Photo Credit: Vitor Monthay

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.


Quote: All of life is a foreign country. by author Jack Kerouac overlaid on photo of clear drinking glass with beer on black table
Photo Credit: Thais Do Rio

All of life is a foreign country.


Quote: Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. by author Jack Kerouac overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
Photo Credit: Hans Isaacson

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.


Quote: Control your own destiny or someone else will. by author Jack Welch overlaid on photo of worm's eye view of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Ryan Hutton

Control your own destiny or someone else will.


Quote: Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand. by author Jack London overlaid on photo of shooting star in night sky
Photo Credit: Diego PH

Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.


Quote: Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. by author Jack London overlaid on photo of white concrete houses under blue sky at daytime
Photo Credit: Andre Benz

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


Quote: The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. by author Isaac Asimov overlaid on photo of red tulips
Photo Credit: lilartsy

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


Quote: Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. by author Iain Duncan Smith overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of books
Photo Credit: Kimberly Farmer

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.


Quote: 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. by author Holly Madison overlaid on photo of mountains under orange kies
Photo Credit: J A N U P R A S A D

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.


Quote: The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service. by author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow overlaid on photo of raging waves through shores
Photo Credit: Jon Del Rivero

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.


Quote: What is called genius is the abundance of life and health. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of woman standing on sunflower field
Photo Credit: Jayson Hinrichsen

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.


Quote: Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of black flat screen computer monitor
Photo Credit: Mohammad Rahmani

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.


Quote: Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. by author Henry Rollins overlaid on photo of pink balloon tied on white wooden chair
Photo Credit: Florian Klauer

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.


Quote: 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. by author Henri Frederic Amiel overlaid on photo of brown wooden door with silver door lever
Photo Credit: Marija Zaric

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.


Quote: The trick in life is learning how to deal with it. by author Helen Mirren overlaid on photo of short-furred white kitten lying on bed
Photo Credit: Amy Chen

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.


Quote: Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. by author Havelock Ellis overlaid on photo of black and white window illustration
Photo Credit: Jonatan Pie

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.


Quote: Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. by author Hans Christian Andersen overlaid on photo of brown and white dog in close-up photography
Photo Credit: Ilya Shishikhin

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.


Quote: Envy is the central fact of American life. by author Gore Vidal overlaid on photo of mason jar of paintbrush lot
Photo Credit: Debby Hudson

Envy is the central fact of American life.


Quote: 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. by author George Washington Carver overlaid on photo of high-angle photography of beach side
Photo Credit: Syd Sujuaan

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.


Quote: There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of person holding yellow sunflower bouquet
Photo Credit: Eugenia Clara

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.


Quote: 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. by author Gary Zukav overlaid on photo of photo of author Gary Zukav with quote

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.


Quote: Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of wide lake over sunset view
Photo Credit: Emma Harper

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?


Quote: Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. by author Erica Jong overlaid on photo of red heart wall décor
Photo Credit: Nicola Fioravanti

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.


Quote: Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them. by author Eminem overlaid on photo of landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds
Photo Credit: Michael Dam

Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.


Quote: To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. by author Emily Dickinson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of black and white butterfly
Photo Credit: Lenstravelier

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.


Quote: 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. by author Elizabeth Cady Stanton overlaid on photo of high-angle photography of beach side
Photo Credit: Syd Sujuaan

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.


Quote: If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on displaying blue screen
Photo Credit: Mohammad Rahmani

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.


Quote: Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of landscape photo of mountain during nighttime
Photo Credit: Alexandr Podvalny

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.


Quote: Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of peacock butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Arturo Sreev

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.


Quote: Attitude determines the altitude of life. by author Edwin Louis Cole overlaid on photo of gray and white bird on red and yellow leaves
Photo Credit: Bryan Hanson

Attitude determines the altitude of life.


Quote: Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of pendant LED bulb
Photo Credit: Felix Steininger

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.


Quote: 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. by author Elton Trueblood overlaid on photo of brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Ian Merzwinski

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.


Quote: 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. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of man standing outdoors
Photo Credit: VAISHNAV MUNDA

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.


Quote: The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good. by author Dalai Lama overlaid on photo of red tulips
Photo Credit: lilartsy

The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.


Quote: Life is the ultimate right. by author Chris Smith overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower
Photo Credit: James Wainscoat

Life is the ultimate right.


Quote: For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. by author Clifton Fadiman overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.


Quote: I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. by author Corazon Aquino overlaid on photo of photo of author Corazon Aquino with quote

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.


Quote: Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. by author Colin Powell overlaid on photo of boat on sea far away from island
Photo Credit: Alex Block

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. by author Charlie Chaplin overlaid on photo of full moon in the sky
Photo Credit: James Lee

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.


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