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The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.

Norman Thomas

The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and to hold them in the right scale of values.

Norman Thomas

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

James Taylor

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

Julius Henry Marx

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived.

Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3

The secret of life isn't an attempt to explain everything but, rather, to understand that certain things can't be explained. Demanding that everything is to be dissected neath a microscope is madness. Hence the attempt to explain everything is madness.

Ahmed Korayem

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

Charles R. Swindoll

The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years.

David Ogilvy

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of the magic of life consists in using action in order to attain non-action. One must not wish to leap over everything and penetrate directly.

Lu Yen

The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.

W. S. Maugham, Of Human Bondage

The secret to life is that there is no secret.

"Swampman" on Quartz

The secret to life is: there is no secret.

David Schleicher

The shadows of the mind are like those of the body. In the morning of life they all lie behind us, at noon we trample them under foot, and in the evening they stretch long, broad, and deepening before us.

Longfellow

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Leo Tolstoy

The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals.

Sallust

The sound of life has divine silence.

Kedar Joshi

The species of life notice their differences in time of scarcity.

Frank Leach

The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.

T. Starr King

The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

Oscar Wilde

The standard of a true leader is that he sets also his own rules rather than merely and blindly obeying the set of standard rules, even if it means being treated as an idiot or a crazy by the fools. And to follow his noble dream to attain his cherished goal, he employs his wisdom tool gained from his own hard core experience in an open school called life.

Anuj Somany

The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.

William James

The stream of thought flows on; but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.

William James

The strongest argument for the un-materialistic character of American life is the fact that we tolerate conditions that are, from a negative point of view, intolerable. What the foreigner finds most objectionable in American life is its lack of basic comfort. No nation with any sense of material well-being would endure the food we eat, the cramped apartments we live in, the noise, the traffic, the crowded subways and buses. American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.

Mary McCarthy

The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.

Harriet Martineau

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