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The obscure only exists that it may cease to exist. In it lies the opportunity of all victory and all progress. Whether it call itself fatality, death, night, or matter, it is the pedestal of life, of light, of liberty and the spirit. For it represents resistance -- that is to say, the fulcrum of all activity, the occasion for its development and its triumph.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel

The old pool shooter had won many a game in his life. But now it was time to hang up the cue. When he did, all the other cues came crashing to the floor. 'Sorry,' he said with a smile.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The one thing in life that costs us nothing is a smile - give it away and makes someones day.

Neritia

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass.

Unknown

The only charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception necessary for both parties.

Oscar Wilde

The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.

Cyril Connolly

The only life that is ever worthy of emulation/celebration is a life that is being lived or that was lived for others i.e. a charitable/selfless/loveful/impactful life. Now, have you been living for others? I've been living & I'm still living for others . That's why, I've been & I'm still motivating/inspiring you/the world/the posterity ahead.

Emeasoba George

The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.

Lester Bangs

The only real failure in life is the failure to try.

Unknown

The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life.

Thomas Mann

The only success you can achieve in your life is to live well.

Vikrant Parsai

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty not knowing what comes next.

Ursula K. LeGuin

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Ursula K. LeGuin

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling I have always cultivated.

Oscar Wilde

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.

Oscar Wilde, "The Remarkable Rocket"

The only thing that you can carry with you on your travels Is your heart. Fill you heart with good things and good things will follow you For the rest fo your life.

Unknown

The only thing you will get from common sense, is a common life. Be uncommon and have uncommon sense.

Bryant McGill

The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.

Stephen Vizinczey

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

Elie Wiesel

The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.

Walter Lippmann

The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation.

Raoul Vaneigem

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.

James Allen

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.

Jackson Pollock

The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.

Charles M. Schwab

The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.

Edith Sitwell

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