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The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

Logan Pearsall Smith

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

Ben Stein

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

Ben Stein

The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.

Sir Philip Sidney

The Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies is supposed to have subscribed to the "Village Voice" for six years in an attempt to find out about life in America's rural areas.

P. J. O'Rourke

The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.

William Butler Yeats

The irony of life is that no one gets out of it alive

Ahmed Korayem

The journey in between what you once were and who you are now beoming is where the dance of life really takes place.

Barbara De Angelis

The journey in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.

Barbara De Angelis

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 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

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