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The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric.

Louis Pasteur

The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations

The university's characteristic state may be summarized by the words of the lady who said, I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.

Hanna Holborn Gray

The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song

John Burroughs

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!

John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1887

The white youth of today have begun to react to the fact that the American Way of Life is a fossil of history. What do they care if their old baldheaded and crew-cut elders don't dig their caveman mops? They couldn't care less about the old, stiff-assed honkies who don't like their new dances: Frog, Monkey, Jerk, Swim, Watusi. All they know is that it feels good to swing to way-out body-rhythms instead of dragging across the dance floor like zombies to the dead beat of mind-smothered Mickey Mouse music.

Eldridge Cleaver

The whole life of man is but a point of time let us enjoy it.

Plutarch

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.

Horace Walpole

The will to live, gives you the strength to surpass your own to achieve life

An9e7 X

The will to succeed in anything is worthless and will for life remain unproductive until there is a will to persist and persevere. Oh! Yes, a mere will to succeed is not enough until it's backed up with persistence and perseverance.

Emeasoba George

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

Joan Didion

The willingness to become something in life is a prediction to your success.

Vikrant Parsai

The wise man, knowing how to enjoy achieved results without having constantly to replace them with others, finds in them an attachment to life in the hour of difficulty. But the man who has always pinned all his hopes on the future and lived with his eyes fixed upon it, has nothing in the past as a comfort against the present's afflictions, for the past was nothing to him but a series of hastily experienced stages. What blinded him to himself was his expectation always to find further on the happiness he had so far missed. Now he is stopped in his tracks; from now on nothing remains behind or ahead of him to fix his gaze upon.

Émile Durkheim

The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.

John Macy

The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.

Felix Frankfurter

The world is very different now. For man holds in his hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.

John F. Kennedy

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.

Frances Willard

The world is yours. I mean, you control your life, the world and the future of your world is in your hands. Moreover, you have the potential and opportunity to take advantage of the world. Yes! you were brought here (on earth) by God. And it's left for you to journey all through it and do as you wish. But mind you, you are only granted one life to live in this world. Thus, make the best of it.

Emeasoba George

The world of the commodity is a world updside-down, which bases itself not upon life but upon the transformation of life into work.

Raoul Vaneigem

The world's a bubble and the life of man Less than a span.

Francis Bacon

The worst thing that can be said of the most powerful is that they can take your life but the same thing can be said of the most weak.

Eric Ambler

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Gustav Jung

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