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The essence of living is discovering. Indeed, it is the joy of discovering that makes life worth the effort.

Vijay Krishna

The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.

Georges Bataille

The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.

Karl Kraus

The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.

Jeseph Joubert

The evolution of the capitalist style of life could be easily -- and perhaps most tellingly -- described in terms of the genesis of the modern Lounge Suit.

Joseph Schumpeter

The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.

Sigmund Freud

The expectations of life depend upon diligence the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Confucius

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.

James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr.

The experience of this sweet life. L'esperienza de questa dolce vita.

Dante Alighieri

The experience to be gathered from books, Though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning Whereas the experience gained from actual life, Is of the nature of wisdom And a small store of the latter Is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.

Samuel Smiles

The fact that we don't know this man, isn't important really. Cause his experience is our experience, and his fate is our fate. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass, says the preacher. All is vanity I think that's a pretty good epitaph for all of us. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are. Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass. Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't.

Andrew Schneider

The failure is often someone who has tried the more difficult things in life and has the average results.

Vikrant Parsai

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.

Joan Didion

The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized as the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment ... both of individuals and of humanity.

Alfred Adler

The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.

Alfred Adler

The first duty of a woman in her all life is to obey.

Vikrant Parsai

The first forty years of our life give the text, the next thirty furnish the commentary upon it, which enables us rightly to understand the true meaning and connection of the text with its moral and its beauties.

Schopenhauer

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

The fishhook catches the fish; the truth catches the lie; the death catches the life; the love catches the hate!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

Jean Giraudoux

The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove.

Johnson

The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.

Robert F. Kennedy

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