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Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitiches today to save nine tomorrow.

Henry David Thoreau

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.

William James

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

Wilma Rudolph, "Wilma: The Story of Wilma Rudolph"

Wisdom and spirit of the Universe Thou soul is the eternity of thought That giv'st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion Not in vain By day or star-light thus from by first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus The elements of feeling and of thought, And sanctifying, by such discipline Both pain and fear, until we recognize A grandeur in the beatings of the heart.

William Wordsworth

Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. There may have been a time when war served as a negative good by preventing the spread and growth of an evil force... If we assume that life is worth living, if we assume that mankind has the right to survive, then we must find an alternative to war.

Martin Luther King Jr., The Christmas Sermon On Peace in on Dec 24, 1967

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.

Seneca

With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals?

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, O Magazine, October 2003

Without discipline, there's no life at all.

Katharine Hepburn

Without knowing every single detail in a man's life, we cannot judge whether he is a good person or not!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.

Molière

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without question, reading has been the foundation of whatever success I've had in my life.

Hugh McColl, Jr.

Without spring, life would be much less pinky!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.

John Harold

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life.

Joseph Conrad

women life is very hard, morning wash cloths, noon dry cloths, evening iron clothes, night remove cloths, late mid night search clothes..

Yassine Aumerally

Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.

George Bernard Shaw

Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.

Herbert W. Boyer

Woody Allen once said that ‘I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.’ This is certainly a very wise wish! Whoever grasped the triviality of anything besides the existence is a wise man indeed! There is no substitute for life!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

Words have a longer life than deeds.

Pindar

Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life.

George Steiner

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.

Carol Burnett

Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.

John Lennon

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.

B. C. Forbes

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