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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

Peter Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.

Spider-Man

What each must seek in his own life never was on land or sea. It is something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.

Joseph Campbell

Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one -- neglect.

James D. Bryden

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dreamFor the soul is dead that slumbers,and things are not what they seem.Life is real Life is earnestAnd the grave is not its goalDust thou art to dust returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.

Gilda Radner

The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It's for you I created the universe. I love you. There's only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.

Frederick Buechner

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Contrary to popular belief, transformation cannot be based on a single event, advice, book, or seminar. These things may lead to a new insight or even a temporary change, however, real transformation requires the formation of new thinking patterns and behavioral habits. Transformation requires consistent action and time to reinforce new learned values and drop old ones. Once the process of transformation is completed, it will change who you are, your life and the lives of the people around you.

Med Jones

Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life the one preserves, the other sweetens it.

John Christian Bovee

Education is life itself.

John Dewey

Enjoy your Life to the fullest , 'cause this is the time to see the world ; This time wont again again.

Huzaifa Asif

He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgment to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision.

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

Elizabeth II

If I can stop one heart from breaking, If I can ease one pain, Then my life will not have been in vain.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

If I can stop one Heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching,
or cool one Pain,
Or help one fainting Robin
into his Nest again,
I shall not live in Vain.

Emily Dickinson

Just because Im not in as much pain as you doesnt mean I dont care. I dont sit there and drown myself in tears, I dont let anything get me down. If I sat there and felt sorry for myself what good would that do? I have my whole life infront of me there will be more bad things to come, But I am prepared to not let them fase me cause its a part of life. Bad things happen to everyone, BUT Goood Things also happen too. Dont look back and dont look to far ahead..

Nina Desrochers

Life, we learn too late, is in the living, the tissue of every day and hour.

Stephen Butler Leacock

Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

The best things in life aren't things.

Art Buchwald

Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.

Benno C. Schmidt, Jr.

The teacher's task is not to implant facts but to place the subject to be learned in front of the learner and, through sympathy, emotion, imagination and patience, to awaken in the learner the restless drive for answers and insights which enlarge the personal life and give it meaning.

Nathan M. Pusey

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