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100 Best Quotes About Life


Life have you down? Despite life's ups and downs, the journey is far more exciting than the destination. Here are the 100 Best Quotes About Life:

1. "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
Hans Christian Anderson

2. "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'"
Erma Bombeck

3. "The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
Robert Byrne

4. "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
Elwyn Brooks White

5. "Life is simple, it's just not easy."
Author Unknown

6. "A life without cause is a life without effect."
Barbarella

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

8. "Life's not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow."
Terri Guillemets

9. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
Henry David Thoreau

10. "I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it."
Jack Handley

11. "Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it."
Christopher Morley

12. "Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me."
Robert Frost

13. "In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular."
Kathy Norris

14. "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
Emily Dickinson

15. "Yes I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant."
Antonio Porshia

16. "Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit."
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

17. "My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot."
Ashleigh Brilliant

18. "I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life."
Bill Watterson

19. "You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and you drop into your grave."
Quentin Crisp

20. "As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose."
Author Unknown

21. "I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it."
Charles Schultz

22. "Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
Arthur Miller

23. "Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night."
Marion Howard

24. "Life is a whim of several billions cells to be you for a while."
Author Unknown

25. "You can't escape history, or the needs and neuroses you've picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth."
Charles Johnson

26. "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."
Danny Kaye

27. "I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

28. "Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once."
Lillian Dickson

29. "We are born wet, naked, and hungry. Then things get worse."
Author Unknown

30. "Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up."
Author Unknown

31. "Life is a cement trampoline."
Howard Nordberg

32. "To preserve a man alive in the midst of so many chances and hostilities, is as great a miracle as to create him."
Jeremy Taylor

33. "Life...is like a box of chocolates - a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box
of chocolates. So, you're stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there's nothing left to eat while you're watching the game. Sure, once in a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it's gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits of hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper."
The X Files

34. "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
Friedrich Nietzsche

35. "God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled."
Author Unknown

36. "Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be."
Grandma Moses

37. "I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer."
Jim Carrey

38. "The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart."
John, Viscount Morley

39. "Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
Erich Fromm

40. "My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."
Cary Grant

41. "To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach."
Havelock Ellis

42. "Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another."
Author Unknown

43. "My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn."
Louis Adamic

44. "No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence."
Thomas Carlyle

45. "Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark."
Samuel Johnson

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

47. "Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

48. "Why torture yourself when life'll do it for you?"
Author Unknown

49. "Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
George Bernard Shaw

50. "Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that aren't even good for you."
Mignon McLaughlin

51. "'Tis all a chequer board of nights and days,
Where destiny with en for pieces plays;
Hither and thither, and mates, and slays."
Edward Fitzgerald

52. "Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in."
Dennis Costea, Jr.

53. "...the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse."
Walt Whitman

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

55. "Life is the game that must be played."
Edwin Arlington Robinson

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

57. "There is no wealth but life."
John Ruskin

58. "I know what things are good: friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have."
Rupert Brooke

59. "Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise."
Jerome K. Jerome

60. "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
Henry David Thoreau

61. "I've learned never to be surprised if what must inevitably happen happens right now."
Robert Brault

62. "Life is not final. It's daily pop quizzes."
Author Unknown

63. "Eating, loving, singing, and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool."
Gioacchio Rossini

64. "We mourn the transitory things and fret under the yoke of the immutable ones."
Paul Eldridge

65. "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."
T.S. Eliot

66. "Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

67. "Any idiot can face a crisis - it's the day to day living that wears you out."
Anton Chekhov

68. "Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life."
Antonio Porchia

69. "Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction."
Robert Brault

70. "Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation."
W. Somerset Maugham

71. "In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love."
Diego Marchi

72. "I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on."
Robert Browning

73. "Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove."
Ashleigh Brilliant

74. "Life is an incurable Disease."
Abraham Cowley

75. "The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this: Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself. Nights are long and life is predominantly good. Wind is refreshing. Tea is wisdom. Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others."
Jessi Lane Adams

76. "Human life is purely a matter of deciding what's important to you."
Anonymous

77. "For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."
Albert Camus

78. "Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination."
Christopher Isherwood

79. "The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy."
Angelina Jolie

80. "Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do."
Bruce Crampton

81. "Life is a mixed blessing, which we vainly try to unmix."
Mignon McLaughlin

82. "In masks outrageous and austere
The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile."
Elinor Hoyt Wylie

83. "To succeed in lief, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." Reba McEntire

84. "The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss."
Thomas Carlyle

85. "I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation."
Robert Brault

86. "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."
Havelock Ellis

87. "Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week."
Joseph Addison

88. "We tear life out of life to use it for looking at itself."
Antonio Porchia

89. "[Psychoanalysis] is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist."
Karen Horney

90. "Give us Lord, a bit o' sun,
A bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit o' butter."
From a Lancaster, England Inn

91. "The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins."
Heywood Broun

92. "Live for the roots
Love the green
Dance with the blossoms."
Terri Guillemets

93. "Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance."
Author Unknown

94. "When compiling his great dictionary, the young Noah Webster travels to the Himalayas, where he climbs to the cave of the world's wises man. 'O, great sage,' he says, 'tell me the meaning of life.' The sage sits Noah at his feet and, with great solemnity, commences to unfold the meaning of life. When finished, he places a hand on the young man's shoulder and says, 'Do you have any other questions, my son?' Noah flips a page in his notebook and says, 'You wouldn't know the meaning of lift, would you?'"
Robert Brault

95. "We're all accidental soldiers in the army of life."
Terri Guillemets

96. "Life is a long process of getting tired."
Samuel Butler

97. "The kaleidoscope of colour which is my life, shows the interesting choices I've made along the way."
Antie Koekie

98. "He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for."
Moroccan Proverb

99. "Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied."
Douglas Adams

100. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."
Robert Frost

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