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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

What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket.

Karl Kraus

What we all hope in reaching for a book, is to meet a man of our own heart, to experience tragedies and delights which we ourselves lack the courage to invite, to dream dreams which will render life more hallucinating, perhaps also to discover a philosophy of life which will make us more adequate in meeting the trials and ordeals which beset us. To merely add to our store of knowledge or improve our culture, whatever that may mean, seems worthless to me.

Henry Miller

What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real.

George Bernard Shaw

What we call life is only talk of nature.

dejan stojanovic

What we play is life.

Louis Armstrong

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything

Vincent Van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent van Gogh

What you do today and tomorow has an effect on the rest of your life

Molly Ackermann

What's really important in life Sitting on a beach Looking a television eight hours a day I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.

Victor Kiam

What's the big deal if you're different? It's perfectly okay to be different, because at least you're genuine and not a shallow imitation. The truth is that you're yourself, and that's why you're different. Celebrate your differentness with joy. Always be yourself, and don't try to keep on changing, because eventually some you'll run out of new things to become. Be yourself, and don't waste time to be what 'they' like you to be; because you'll never win them all. Be yourself, because all others, especially the good ones, are already taken. Be yourself, and you'll be happy. Always Keep It Simple & Straightforward (KISS), and you'll enjoy life. Cheers!

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life We are merely a strand in it. What we do with the web, we do to ourselves...

Chief Seattle

Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach.

Hal

Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.

Charles Dickens

Whatever that happens to you in life has a spiritual significance. I mean, it could be a lesson, test, trial, redirection or something to strengthen your faith/courage in God i.e. there is a reason behind every issue/matter of life. Besides, the lessons of life that you are meant to learn out of every issue/matter are as well stepping stones of faith to take you to a higher plains of belief/faith in God. So, you've got to acknowledge all that in order not to be bothered by any issue/matter.

Emeasoba George

Whatever we are today has emerged from our thoughts, actions and choices of yesterday; and likewise, our present choices will build our life tomorrow. Thus, our life is constructed by our own hands, and our future is the creation of our mind. We are truly the master of our Destiny.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

Whatever you give your focus and emotion to becomes your reality. Life is precious. Choose wisely.

Gordana Biernat

Whatever you have or know doesn't, can't and won't make a difference or an impact until you use it to change or touch someone else's life positively. Yes! you've got to change or touch someone else's life with whatever you have or know no matter how small it seems to you.

Emeasoba George

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