life quotes

“The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.”

“It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'”

“The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.”

“Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life? ”

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.”

“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.”

“Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.”

“Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.”

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”

“What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.”

“We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.”

“This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again. ”

“Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act.”

“Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. ”

“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. ”

“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.”

“Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love. ”

“The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.”

“What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now. ”

“Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication. ”

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge. ”

“Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.”

“It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. ”

“Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.”

“For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.”

“Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life - and if Virtue is not its own reward I don't know any other stipend annexed to it. ”

“The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend. ”

“Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us out of.”

“Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.”