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While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?

Confucius, The Confucian Analects, bk. 11:11

Whilom, ere youth?s conceit had waned, methought Answers to all life?s problems I had wrought; But now, grown old and wise, too late I see My life is spent, and all my lore is nought.

Omar Khayyam

Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To Why am I here? To uselessness. It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.

Enid Bagnold

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love, or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies

Erich Fromm

Who would venture upon the journey of life, if compelled to begin it at the end?

Madame de Maintenon

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.

The Talmud, Mishna. Sanhedrin

Whoever that doesn't want to be challenged in life is as well refusing to be changed. Because, challenges are agents of change. Yes of course, challenges are meant to change you for good and not at all for bad.

Emeasoba George

Whose life is it anyway

Brian Clark

Whose life is it anyway?

Brian Clark, Play title

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

Robert Frost

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

Robert Frost

Why does this magnificent applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us little happiness The simple answer runs because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it.

Albert Einstein

Why poetry, you ask? Because of life, I answer.

Dejan Stojanovic

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.

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