Famous Life Quotes

We've found 3,864 quotes for Life:Sort:PopularA - Z


What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes? But the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot go far wrong.

Norman Douglas

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

Henry David Thoreau

What is it about genus arboretum that socks us in the figurative solar plexus We see a logging truck go cruising down the road, stacked with a bunch of those fresh-cut giants, we feel like we lost a brother. Next thing you know, we're in The Brick, we're flopping money down on the bar. Wood. We're under a roof. Wood. We're walking the floors. Wood. Grabbing a pool cue. That's wood. Our friends in the forest carry a set of luggage from the mythical baggage carousel. Tree of life, tree of knowledge, family tree, Buddha's Bodhi tree. Page one of life, in the beginning. Genesis 322. Adam and Eve. They're kicking back in the garden of Eden and boom, they get an eviction notice. Why is that Lest they should also take of the tree of life, eat and live forever. A definitive Yahweh no-no. Be good to yourself, go out and plant a wet one on a tree.

Diane Frolov

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.

Boris Pasternak

What is life An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

What is life but a seires of inspired follies The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance it doesn't come every day.

George Bernard Shaw

What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.

Crowfoot

What is life It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

Crowfoot

What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story,
And the greatest good is little enough:
for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life is a Dream

What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

Crowfoot

What is the meaning of human life, or of organic life altogether To answer this question at all implies a religion. Is there any sense then, you ask, in putting it I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.

Albert Einstein

What is this life if, so full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.

W. H. Davies

What kind of man would live a life without daring Is life so sweet that we should criticize men that seek adventure Is there a better way to die

Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

What lies at the end of the life path? The answer is simple: Nothing lies over there! That’s why mankind must change the end of the road!

Mehmet Murat ildan

What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.

Srully D. Blotnick

What makes life worth living To be born with the gift of laughter and sense that the world is mad.

Searamouche

What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.

Unknown

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.

Wallace Stevens

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.

Emil Brunner

What profits a man if he keeps his eternal soul when he could have lived life to the full and been forgiven at the end of it all anyway?

David Merritt, a.k.a. THE RED SHARK

What should I say about life? That it's long and abhors transparence.

Joseph Brodsky

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

Joseph Addison

What the people wanted was a government which would provide a comfortable life for them, and with this as the foremost object ideas of freedom and self-reliance and service to the community were obscured to the point of disappearing. Athens was more and more looked on as a co-operative business possessed of great wealth in which all citizens had a right to share. Athens had reached the point of rejecting independence, and the freedom she now wanted was freedom from responsibility. There could be only one result. If men insisted on being free from the burden of a life that was self-dependent and also responsible for the common good, they would cease to be free at all. Responsibility was the price every man must pay for freedom. It was to be had on no other terms.

Edith Hamilton

What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.

Albert Camus

We need you!

Help build the largest human-edited quotes collection on the web!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network