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The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.

Chauncey Depew

The enjoyments of this life are not equal to its evils.

Pliny the Elder

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.

George Orwell

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 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.

Joseph 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 astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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 fact that you are still alive is an obvious proof that God still has some things to accomplish in you or your life. I mean, you are an unfinished mission or project in God's hands. Oh! yes, God is not yet through with you, until he is through with you. Thus, be hopeful for life and never hopeless.

Emeasoba George

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 fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.

William Lyon Phelps

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

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