Life-Favorite Quotes

Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Time is the best killer.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Live to the point of tears.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life should be great rather than long.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
love the life you the life you love.
Live for yourself and you will live in vain;Live for others, and you will live again.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
The less you know, the more you believe.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
We think too much and feel too little.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
In the end, everything is a gag.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
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.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Any place I hang my head is home.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
What goes up must come down.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is between.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
Never, ever underestimate the power of 'Id Like that.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
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.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Nature is not human-hearted.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
History is the devil's scripture.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Its not the men in your life that matters, its the life in your men.
Don't cry for a man who's left you--the next one may fall for your smile.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.