life quotes

“The spirit or life spark which animates this manifestation could be called God.”

“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

“I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.”

“The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.”

“The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.”

“In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.”

“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”

“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.”

“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.”

“To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.”

“Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.”

“Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.”

“The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate.”

“If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.”

“We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts.”

“We have long observed that every neurosis has the result, and therefore probably the purpose, of forcing the patient out of real life, of alienating him from actuality.”

“Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.”

“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.”

“Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.”

“The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.”

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”

“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.”

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

“ Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.”

“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.”

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.”