Famous Life Quotes
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
A goal without a plan is just a wish. Set a plan, take consistent action, and watch your goals come to life.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped.
In many walks of life, a conscience is a more expensive encumbrance than a wife or a carriage.
Matter is, in its constituent elements, the same as spirit; existence is one, however manifold in its phenomena; life is one, however multiform in its evolution.
Living Life Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise, Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise; Pass, therefore, not today in vain, For it will never come again.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.
Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It is the works of writers of genius. They give us, in the guise of fiction, something equivalent to the actual density of the real, that density which life offers us every day but which we are unable to grasp because we are amusing ourselves with lies.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.