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Opportunity has hair in front; behind she is bald. If you seize her by the forelock, you may hold her; but if suffered to escape, not Jupiter himself can catch her again.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde

People change and forget to tell each other.

Lillian Hellman

Life resembles a novel more often than novels resemble life.

George Sand

You can`t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Henry Louis Mencken

Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life.

Mark Twain

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato

That which costs little is less valued.

Miguel de Cervantes

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

Wilson Mizner

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

Elbert Hubbard

One must be poor to know the luxury of living.

George Eliot

Do not regret growing old; many are denied the privilege.

Ogden Nash

The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.

George Santayana

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

George Bernard Shaw

The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked.

Napoleon Hill

If you don`t get what you want, it`s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

Rudyard Kipling

I`ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.

Mark Twain

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Mark Twain

Life begins at 40 - but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person three or four times.

Helen Rowland

To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.

Samuel Butler

Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.

Marcel Achard

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

Honore de Balzac

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.

Socrates

Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread and water.

Anatole France

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

Agatha Christie

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Aesop

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities, which he does not possess.

Samuel Johnson

We come quite fresh to the different stages of life, and in each of them we are usually quite inexperienced, no matter how old we are.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

A baby is God`s opinion that life should go on.

Carl Sandburg

To live is to think.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

To be conservative at 20 is heartless and to be a liberal at 60 is plain idiocy.

Winston Churchill

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors live like married men.

Oscar Wilde

Life begins on the other side of despair.

Jean Paul Sartre

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

John Davison Rockefeller

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.

Oscar Wilde

The world gets better every day - then worse again in the evening.

Kin Hubbard

You`ll live. Only the best get killed.

Charles de Gaulle

In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

Life is one long process of getting tired.

Samuel Butler

One doesn`t recognize the really important moments in one`s life until it`s too late.

Agatha Christie

There is the good and the bad, the great and the low, the just and the unjust. I swear to you that all that will never change.

Albert Camus

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Joseph Addison

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Isaac Asimov

When the time comes in which one could, the time has passed in which one can.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

One mustn`t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.

Gustave Flaubert

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Oscar Wilde

Even though they grow weary and wear themselves out with child-bearing, it does not matter; let them go on bearing children till they die, that is what they are there for.

Martin Luther

We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.

George Sand

The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The past is not dead. In fact, it`s not even past.

William Faulkner

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

Every murderer is probably somebody`s old friend.

Agatha Christie

Life, if well lived, is long enough.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.

Antoine de Rivarol

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

Buddha

To be awake is to be alive.

Henry David Thoreau

Take the daughter of a good mother.

Thomas Fuller

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.

Eric Hoffer

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

William Somerset Maugham

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.

Albert Einstein

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Stendhal

The bonds of wedlock are so heavy that it takes two to carry them - sometimes three.

Alexandre Dumas

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart`s desire. The other is to get it.

George Bernard Shaw

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.

Helen Rowland

As soon as there is life there is danger.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.

Benjamin Disraeli

What religion a man shall have is a historical accident, quite as much as what language he shall speak.

George Santayana

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Eric Hoffer

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.

Andre Gide

City life: millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau

Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov

There are moments when everything goes well, but don`t be frightened, it won`t last.

Jules Renard

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.

Plato

More men are killed by overwork than the importance of the world justifies.

Rudyard Kipling

Men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau

We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal.

Anatole France

Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.

Jean de La Bruyere

While there`s life, there`s hope.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

That man is a success, who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

Robert Louis Stevenson

People fear silence as they fear solitude, because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life`s nothingness.

Andre Maurois

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don`t do anything about it.

Albert Einstein

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Buddha

The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded.

Gustave Flaubert

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher`s stone.

Benjamin Franklin

We learn from experience that people don`t learn from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

Love, which is only an episode in the life of man, is the entire history of woman`s life.

Germaine de Stael

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

Samuel Butler

The secret of man`s being is not only to live, but to have something to live for.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl Gustav Jung

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.

Anatole France

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

William Somerset Maugham

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.

Paul Valery

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.

Novalis

The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet.

Gustave Flaubert

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.

Arthur Schopenhauer

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. I believe in the latter.

Albert Einstein

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Carl Sandburg

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

There is no fundamental difference between man and the lower animals in their mental faculties... The lower animals, like man, manifestly feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.

Charles Darwin

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.

Jean de La Bruyere

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci

There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.

George Sand

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

Leonardo da Vinci

Anatomy is destiny.

Sigmund Freud

One-half, the finest half, of life is hidden from the man who does not love with passion.

Stendhal

They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it`s a lie.

Anton Chekhov

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.

William Makepeace Thackeray

As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Benjamin Disraeli

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

 

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