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

William Lyon Phelps

The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.

Warren Bennis

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything -- or nothing.

Lady Nancy Astor

The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.

Andre Malraux

The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one's self to others.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is sort of a Divine accident.

Horace Walpole

The sands are number'd that make up my life.

William Shakespeare

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman

Woody Allen

There is only one success ... to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.

Christopher Darlington Morley

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

Henry James

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

R. I. Fitzhenry

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.

Tim McGraw

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

When you whisper, I sink, and when you kiss me, I fly. I let you pull me in any direction you choose. My very body was brought down to your will, and I continue to this day and will continue to the end of my life. Why? Because I love you. I love everything you do to me, not pysically but emotionally.

Damion Core

Three things ruin a man power, money, and women. I never wanted power. I never had any money, and the only woman in my life is up at the house right now.

Harry S Truman

We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

Gaius Petronius

If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.

Kwan-Tzu

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying Nothing.

William Shakespeare

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer

Life is pain, highness Anyone who says differently is selling something.

William Goldman

The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.

Edwin Conklin

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Gustav Jung

Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive.

Warren Miller

I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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