Life Quotes

By | November 16, 2016

As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more. – Jules Renard

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. – Kal Menninger

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. – Emil Nolde

It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last. – William Barrett


Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. – John Lennon

Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound. – Herman Melville

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don’t put anything in you don’t get anything out. – W. C. Handy

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be. – George William Curtis

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. – Italian Proverb

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. – Jean Anouilh

To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. – Samuel Butler

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. – Robert Byrne

Life is a play. It’s not its length, but its performance that counts. – Seneca

Our life’s a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently. – Palladas

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it. – Marcus Aurelius

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work. – W. Humboldt

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

Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting. – Plutarch

Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life. – Alvin Toffler

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other. – Thomas Fuller

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. – Elbert Hubbard

In three words I can sum up everything I know about life. It goes on. – Robert Frost

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. – William Feather

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. – Jawaharlal Nehru

To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions. – William James

I made my life my monument. – Ben Johnson

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate. – Earl of Beaconsfield

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us. – Sir Thomas Brown

We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation. – Mary Augustine

The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for. – Thomas Chalmers

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. – La Bruyere

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. – Samuel Butler

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

One life – a little gleam of time between two eternities. – Thomas Carlyle

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. – Hypocrites

We must be willing to relinquish the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move. – Katherine Hepburn

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. – Plutarch

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands. – Japanese Proverb

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. – Seneca (7 B.C. – 65 A.D.)

Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments. – Rose Kennedy

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects. – Alexis

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult. – Rainer Maria Rilke