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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

Only the Brave succeed in life.

Panchatantra

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)

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

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

The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think.

William O. Douglas

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 life does not have meaning when we do not have goals.

Elias Glassmann

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

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