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Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.

Samuel Smiles

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

Louise Erdrich

Life will show you what you did not know.

Vikrant Parsai

Life with Mary was like being in a telephone booth with an open umbrella-no matter which way you turned, you got it in the eye.

Jean Kerr

Life without a friend is death without a witness.

Danish proverb

Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel.

Mary Astor

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Kahlil Gibran

Life without music would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Life without sacrifice is like a pretty rose without smell and thorns.

A.Carcani

Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.

Henry Louis Mencken

Life without the courage for death is slavery.

Seneca

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

George Bernard Shaw

Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.

W. Somerset Maugham

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.

Wilson Mizner

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

Vince Lombardi

Life's but a day at most.

George Burns

Life's dirty. Life's unclean you know. It's birth, it's sex, it's the intestinal tract. One big squishy, unsanitary mess. It never gets any cleaner either. You know, dust to dust, worms crawl in, worms crawl out, right Even though we know that, we still walk the walk, we still live the life. We're like a bunch of little kids. Little kids, you know, we jump in this big old pond of mud and we're slapping it all over our face, rubbing our hair all down our backs and we're making these glorious, gooey, mud pies. That's us.

Andrew Schneider

Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.

Victor Hugo

Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.

Kadiyam Srihari

Life's not fair . . . get over it.

Tom Zegan

Life's not how we want it sometimes. It just is what it is. So do what you love and make the most of what it "is".

JMPearson

Life's simplest things are love, and kindly friends, Nature's sweet charm of earth and sea and sky gladness of soul that with right living blends -- home's dear content, so cheap that all may buy.

Ripley D. Saunders

Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.

Franz Kafka

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin

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