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Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.

Bible

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.

Bible, New Testament, James, Chapter 1, Verse 12

Blindness and error can change a life as surely as judgment and reason can.

M. Morris

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.

Henry David Thoreau

Bourgeois society is infected by monomania the monomania of accounting. For it, the only thing that has value is what can be counted in francs and centimes. It never hesitates to sacrifice human life to figures which look well on paper, such as national budgets or industrial balance sheets.

Simone Weil

Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.

P. G. Wodehouse

Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.

Nicholas Murray Butler

Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.

Heywood Broun

Bruce Wayne Y'see, my life is really com-PLEX.

Batman

Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!

Og Mandino

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.

Woodrow Wilson

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

D. H. Lawrence

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

But if you build your life on dreams it's prudent to recall a man with moonlight in his hands has nothing there at all.

Don Quixote

But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain

Lois McMaster Bujold

But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?

Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991

But the life that no longer trust another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer.

Martha Nussbaum

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

James Grover Thurber

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.

Albert Camus

By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun.

Katherine Mansfield

By not replying to the stupid, you can save so much time in your life!

Mehmet Murat ildan

By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.

Frank Moore Colby

By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life."

Steve Maraboli

By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.

Charles Dickens

By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well.

Eleanor Marx

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