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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

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.

Robert A. Heinlein

The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.

Alfred Jarry

The theater, which is in no thing, but makes use of everything -- gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness -- rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations. To break through language in order to touch life is to create or recreate the theatre.

Antonin Artaud

The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet?

Edwin Markham

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

Theodore Roosevelt

The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

Les Brown

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

W. M. Lewis

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.

Heywood

the tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lives.

Albert Schweitzer

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