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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

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

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Vincent van Gogh

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

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