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On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions it is the best refreshment on the journey and it is the greatest property.

Buddha

To laugh often and much to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others to leave the world a little better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.

Jack Youngblood

Senator, I am one of them. You do not seem to understand who I am. I am a black woman, the daughter of a dining-car worker ... If my life has any meaning at all, it is that those who start out as outcasts can wind up as being part of the system.

Patricia Roberts Harris

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

Morrie Schwartz

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas-a place where history comes to life.

Norman Cousins

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.

Benjamin Franklin

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Everything is susceptible to change, don't fear it, embrace it, after all u can't go back but there's always a new chapter of life just waiting to be written.

Anonymous

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Life is a dream from which we must wake before we can dream again.

Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.

Jean Anouilh

Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.

Nido Qubein

The goal of all life is death.

Sigmund Freud

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.

Albert Einstein

When God asks me "What have you done with the life I gave to you?", I don't want my answer to be "I spent it all chasing Silver and Gold."

Feneau Demesmin

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

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.

Michael J. Gelb

In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, That is mine

Abraham Kuyper

High fashion has the shelf life of potato salad.

Barbara Kingsolver, "Life Without Go-Go Boots" (personal essay)

Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

Walter Stegner

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.

Vincent Van Gogh

Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent a unique kind of affliction that should not be and that has somehow been especially visited upon them, or else upon their families, their tribe, their class, their nation, their race or even their species, and not upon others.

M Scott Peck

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