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Quotes of the Week - Feb 23, 2010:
"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems." -- British singer Elton John.
"I killed someone, once. He was a young chap. He had been my lover, and he got AIDS." --Ray Gosling, BBC presenter, in TV documentary on dying.
"If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air." -- Kevin Smith, on Twitter, after being kicked off flight for being too large.
"I have a lot of work to do and I intend to dedicate myself to doing it. Part of following this path for me is Buddism." -- Tiger Woods.
Topic: Life Quotes - Famous Life Quotes, Quotations, Sayings about Life
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
W. H. Davies
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…you never know what you're gonna get.
Spoken by Tom Hanks in movie Forrest Gump
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life.
Monty Python's Life of Brian
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.
In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.
R. D. Laing
Life's a bitch and then you die.
Nas (Nasir Jones)
Life's a Bitch, from American rapper's debut album Illmatic.
The Best Things in Life are Free.
B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson
Song from the Musical 'Good News'.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.
J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye, spoken by Mr. Spencer.
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Macbeth, 5. 5
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
Thunder on the Left
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Here's to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale
Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
King John, 3. 4
Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Lady Windermere's Fan, Act I
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Life is just a bowl of pits.
Life is just one damned thing after another.
Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally 'Famous' Amos
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
The Princess Bride
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.
You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Where there is love there is life.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Live dangerously and you live right.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne
Winnie the Pooh
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarence S. Darrow
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
There is no wealth but life.
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Life is an incurable disease.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
Martin H. Fischer
For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.
Thich Nhat Hanh
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how.
Henry Ward Beecher
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people, I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if it needs be it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
Life is nothing without friendship.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms;
Then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
As You Like It, 2. 7
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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Law is mind without reason.
Pleasure in the job put perfection in the work.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
To perceive is to suffer.
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
One swallow does not make a summer.