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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

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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

I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.

Oprah Winfrey

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

No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.

Author Unknown

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

What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.

Albert Camus

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

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

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