It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last.
The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
(7 B.C. – 65 A.D.)
Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must be willing to relinquish the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.
Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.
We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation.
Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Earl of Beaconsfield
Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden.
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.
That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
George William Curtis
I made my life my monument.
The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends,
and the other begins?
Edgar Alan Poe
Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.
One way to get the most out of life is
to look upon it as an adventure.
Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
One life – a little gleam of time between two eternities.
Life is a pure flame,
and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Sir Thomas Brown
As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.