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If you wouldst live long, live well, for folly and wickedness shorten life.

Benjamin Franklin

In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.

James Agee

Is there life before death

Graffito

It is not doing the things we like to do, But liking the things we have to do That makes life blessed.

Unknown

Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.

Robert Byrne

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.

Edith Newbold Jones Wharton

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.

Alice Walker

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

Helen Keller

Life is endless after death.

Alex Saturn

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie

Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.

William Goldman

Make your life a mission - not an intermission.

Arnold Glasgow

Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbridges from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.

Zelda

No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.

Ellen Glasgow

Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.

Albert Einstein

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain

Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.

Vanna Bonta

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

George Santayana

Science says 'We must live,' and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says 'We must die,' and seeks how to make us die well.

Socrates

Sometimes life is a terrible thing to happen to someone.

Author (unknown)

That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.

Paul Tournier

The aims of life are the best defense against death.

Primo Levi

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

Plato

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.

William Lyon Phelps

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