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The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.

Aleister Crowley

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

Brandon Lee

The key to immortality is first to live a life worth remembering.

Bruce Lee, Film: (Dragon The Bruce Lee Story. Quotation posted at end of film just before credits)

The key to life is imagination. If you don't have that, no mater what you have, it's meaningless. If you do have imagination...you can make feast of straw.

Jane Stanton Hitchcock

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another . . . and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.

Leonard Bernstein

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again.

Edward Irving Koch

The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.

Warren Bennis

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Gustav Jung

The less routine the more life.

Amos Bronson Alcott

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.

John Burroughs

The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.

Anita Brookner

The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean -- when boredom seems the very stuff of life.

Henry Miller

The life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

William Cowper

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

James Barrie

The life of man is the incessant walk of nature, wherein every moment is a step towards death. Even our growing to perfection is a progress to decay. Every thought we have is a sand running out of the glass of life.

Feltham

The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

Thomas Hobbes, "The Leviathan"

The life of the law has not been logic but experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.

Plato

The light teaches you to convert life into a festive promenade.

dejan stojanovic

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.

William Wordsworth

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts.... We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

Charles R. Swindoll

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Charles R. Swindoll

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