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Quotations by Subject: Life
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Nature has invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward. As a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life.
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Louis Schwartzberg, TED, the hidden beauty of pollination, March 2011
Life is fickle; the fair man doesn't invariably win.
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Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne in), 2010
The more I study the world, the more I am convinced of the inability of brute force to create anything durable.
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Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
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Norman Thomas (1884 - 1968)
Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894), "The Poet at the Breakfast-Table", 1872
Difficulties come when you don't pay attention to life's whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you'll get a scream.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
Feelings are really your GPS system for life. When your supposed to do something, or not supposed to do something, your emotional guidance system lets you know.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
Life is a reciprocal exchange. To move forward, you have to give back.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
Nobody's journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It's just life's way of saying, "Time to change course."
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
The world has so many lessons to teach you. I consider the world, our earth, to be like a school, and our life, the classrooms. Sometimes on our planet life school, the lessons often come dressed up as detours and road blocks and sometimes as full blown crises. And the secret I've learned to getting ahead is being open to the lessons.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
Walk through life eager and open to self-improvement and that which is going to best help you evolve, because that's really why were here: to evolve as human beings.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
You really haven't changed, you've just become more of yourself. That is really what were all trying to do: become more of ourselves.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
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Peter De Vries
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
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R. D. Laing
We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up. It's too late to do all the things that you're gonna kinda get around to.
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Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Commencement Speech, 2008
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
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Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988), "Job", 1984
Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), Beggars, 1903
Life is just a bowl of pits.
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Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004)
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
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Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
Life was mostly made up of things you couldn't control, full of surprises, and they weren't always good. Life wasn't what you made it. You were what life made you.
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Sara Zarr, Sweehearts, 2008
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
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Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), in Plato, Dialogues, Apology
If you had to define stress, it would not be far off if you said it was the process of living. The process of living is the process of having stress imposed on you and reacting to it.
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Stanley J. Sarnoff, Man Under Stress, 1963
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
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Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005
Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
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Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
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Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "compared to what?"
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Sydney J. Harris
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