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Life

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
(Thornton Wilder, American playwright, 1897-1975)
 
To find peace, you don't have to avoid life.
(Virginia Woolf, English writer, 1882-1941)
 
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this will build your life by, and this you will become.
(James Lane Allen, American author, 1849-1925)
 
Simplicity is an acquired taste.  Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
(Katherine Fullerton Gerould, American writer, 1879-1944)
 
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished; if you're alive, it isn't.
(Richard Bach, American author, born 1936)
 
Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood.
(Marie Curie, Polish Nobel Prize winning chemist, 1867-1934)
 
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.
(Martin Luther King, American civil rights activist, 1929-1968)
 
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced;
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
(Cherokee wisdom)
 
You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.
(Les Brown, American motivational speaker and author)
 
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them;
that's the essence of inhumanity.
(George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, 1856-1950)
 
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
(Lord John Emerich Acton, English historian, 1834-1902)
 
Life is a sum of all your choices.
(Albert Camus, French philosopher, 1913-1960)
 
We act as though comfort and luxury are the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastuc about.
(Charles Kingsley, English politician, 1819-1875)
 
The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
(Oprah Winfrey, American TV host, born 1954)
 
When I hear somebody sigh 'life is hard', I am always tempted to ask 'compared to what ?'
(Sydney Harris, American columnist, 1917-1986)
 
Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing well those you hold.
(Josh Billings, American writer, 1818-1885)
 
Live as you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
(Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader, 1869-1948)
 
Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of that question.
(Tennessee Williams, American playwright, 1911-1983)
 
The present contains nothing more than the past,
and what is found in the effect is already in the cause.
(Henri Louis Bergson, French philosopher, 1927 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1859-1941)
 
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
(Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese mystic, painter and poet, 1883-1931)
 
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.
(Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish poet, novelist and essayist, 1850-1894
 
I'm going to a special place when I die, but I want to make sure my life is special while I'm here.
(Payne Stewart, American golf player, 1957-1999)
 
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
(Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the USA, 1911-2004)
 
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
(William Somerset Maugham, British novelist and playwright, 1874-1965)
 
Drop the question what tomorrow will bring, and count as profit every day fate allows you.
(Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Roman poet, 65 - 8 B.C.)
 
Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator, 1900-1944)
 
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
(Alfred Adler, Austrain psychologist, 1870-1937)
 
You don't get to choose how you're going to die.  Or when.
You can only decide how you're going to live.  Now.
(Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, born 1941)
 
Be not afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
(Henry James, American author, 1843-1916)
 
The thing that goes the farthest towards making life worthwhile, that costs the least and does the most, is just a pleasant smile.
(Wilbur D. Nesbit, English poet, 1871-1927)
 
Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not fully appreciated until it is seen through your heart.
(Mother Mary Xavier, Sister of Charity, 1825-1915)
 
You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires.
(Marcia Wieder, American motivational speaker and author)
 
As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm.  Jump.  It's not as wide as you think.
(Native American saying)
 
Life is easier than you think, all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable.
(Kathleen Norris, author, 1880-1960)
 
Do not wait for life.  Do not long for it.  Be aware, always and at every moment, that the Miracle is in the here and now.
(Marcel Proust, French author, 1872-1922)
 
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
(Martin Luther King, American civil rights activist, 1929-1968)
 
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
(Victor E. Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist, 1905-1997)
 
I expect to pass through life but once.  If there is any kindness, or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings,
let me do it now.  I shall pass this way but once.
(William Channing Gannett, Unitarian minister, 1840-1923)
 
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
(Dennis Waitley, American author)
 
Life is growth; if we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
(Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, 1883-1969)
 
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
(Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, 121-180)
 
The ultimate goal of an effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy it.
(Michael Leboeuf, American motivational writer)
 
We learn simply by the exposure of living.  The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.
(David P. Gardner, former president of the universities of Utah and California)
 
It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning.
We bring meaning by how we love the world.
(Bernie S. Siegel, American spiritual writer)
 
No one goes his way alone.  All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.
(Edwin Markham, American writer, 1852-1940)
 
Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle.
We come awake to such a realization whan we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.
(Dan Wakefield, American author)
 
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
(Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, 1813-1855)
 
The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
(Joan Borysenko, American spiritual writer)