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.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to our progress. Our life is frittered away by detail. I say let your affairs be as two or three, not a hundred or a thousand. And keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
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.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
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.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Envy is the central fact of American life.
Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
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.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.
Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Without music, life would be a mistake... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
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.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
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.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
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.
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
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.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Life is the ultimate right.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
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.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your 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.
Prevention is better than cure.
What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Life is a tragedy full of joy.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.