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Life to you, and everlasting glory.

Janet Morris

Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.

Quentin Crisp

Life was a funny thing that occured on the way to the grave.

Quentin Crisp

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.

Robert Orben

Life was made to be enjoyed as well as endured.


Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems.

G. Hopper

Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.

Samuel Smiles

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

Louise Erdrich

Life will show you what you did not know.

Vikrant Parsai

Life with Mary was like being in a telephone booth with an open umbrella-no matter which way you turned, you got it in the eye.

Jean Kerr

Life without a friend is death without a witness.

Danish proverb

Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel.

Mary Astor

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

Life without music would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Life without sacrifice is like a pretty rose without smell and thorns.


Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

Henry Louis Mencken

Life without the courage for death is slavery.


Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

George Bernard Shaw

Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.

W. Somerset Maugham

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.

Wilson Mizner

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

Vince Lombardi

Life's but a day at most.

George Burns

Life's dirty. Life's unclean you know. It's birth, it's sex, it's the intestinal tract. One big squishy, unsanitary mess. It never gets any cleaner either. You know, dust to dust, worms crawl in, worms crawl out, right Even though we know that, we still walk the walk, we still live the life. We're like a bunch of little kids. Little kids, you know, we jump in this big old pond of mud and we're slapping it all over our face, rubbing our hair all down our backs and we're making these glorious, gooey, mud pies. That's us.

Andrew Schneider

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