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« on: July 29, 2008, 06:17:34 pm »

Despite the high cost of living it remains a popular item.
    -- Anonymous

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
    -- Anonymous

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
    -- Francis Bacon

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
    -- Josh Billings

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
    -- Charlie Brown, character in "Peanuts" comic strip, created by Charles Schultz

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
    -- Heywood Brown

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
    -- Lord Byron

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
    -- Winston Churchill

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
    -- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator, 1890

Life is a succession of lessons enforced by immediate reward, or, oftener, by immediate chastisement.
    -- Ernest Dimnet

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
    -- Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    -- Albert Einstein

I should have no objection to a repetition of the same life from its beginning, only asking the advantages authors have in a second edition to correct some faults of the first.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
    -- Robert Frost

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
    -- Gandhi

Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.
    -- Colin Greene

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
    -- Lewis Grizzard

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
    -- Grace Hansen

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
    -- Rose Kennedy

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
    -- Soren Kierkegaard

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
    -- D.H. Lawrence

Most people think life sucks, and then you die. Not me. I beg to differ. I think life sucks, then you get cancer, then your dog dies, your wife leaves you, the cancer goes into remission, you get a new dog, you get remarried, you owe ten million dollars in medical bills but you work hard for thirty-five years and you pay it back and then -- one day -- you have a massive stroke, your whole right side is paralyzed, you have to limp along the streets and speak out of the left side of your mouth and drool but you go into rehabilitation and regain the power to walk and the power to talk and then -- one day -- you step off a curb at Sixty-seventh Street, and BANG you get hit by a city bus and then you die. Maybe.
    -- Denis Leary

Although the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea.
    -- Led Zeppelin, Ten Years Gone

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.
    -- Grandma Moses

Life - a sexually transmitted terminal condition.
    -- Walter Prager

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke

To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being.
    -- Tom Robbins

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
    -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

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

Life is not an easy matter.... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
    -- Leon Trotsky, Diary In Exile, Entry for April 3, 1935

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
    -- Karl Wallenda

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
    -- Oscar Wilde
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 01:42:56 pm »

All terrific quotes!  Afro
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