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Life is a great surprise. I don't see why death should not be an even greater one. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

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He who is not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. Robert Frost

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What is important in life is life, and not the result of life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

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"Always take responsibility for your past. It is your only collateral in life. Unless you despise yourself now, you cannot despise yourself then. Everything you did is a part of the process that brought you here. All your past is as alive and real as your so-called 'present.'" Janet Morris

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Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. Eppie Friedman

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Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon

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Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others Helen Keller

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Only those live who do good. Leo Tolstoy

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There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it. George Gordon Noel Byron^! 6th Baron Byron

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My life is a battle. Voltaire

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Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. Seneca the Younger

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You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough. Joe E. Lewis

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Your life is what your thoughts make it. Marcus Aurelius

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Life -- No, I've nothing to teach you about it for the moment. May be writing about it another week. E. M. Forster

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Life is divided up into the horrible and the miserable. Woody Allen

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Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim. One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name. Walter Scott

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“If life is a birthday cake let my face be smeared with its icing of cognac and kindness.” Aberjhani

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Life is made of ever so many partings welded together. Charles Dickens

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An unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates

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Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge. George Gordon Noel Byron^! 6th Baron Byron

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Life is the childhood of our immortality. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. W. C. Fields

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Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. Socrates

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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning -- how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live. Alexander Herzen

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Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. William James

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What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world. Arthur Rimbaud

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The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James

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The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise. Dante Alighieri

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Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go. Maya Angelou

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It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived --forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position. Søren Kierkegaard

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The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. Albert Einstein

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle

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Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino

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Life is warfare. Seneca the Younger

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Men live, and then they die. It is the quality of the process of living which matters, that and that alone. Janet Morris

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Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself. José Ortega y Gasset

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Birth, copulation and death. That's all the facts when you come to the brass tacks. T. S. Eliot

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Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined. Josh Billings

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Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. Phillips Brooks

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The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time. John Barrymore

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This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die. Søren Kierkegaard

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The finest lives in my opinion are the common model, without miracle and without extravagance. Michel de Montaigne

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To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life -- bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace. Peace Pilgrim

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Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Ernest Hemingway