Occupy Poetry

Life Quotes

Quotes about life, Best Life Quotes.

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

— Martha Washington

Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.

— Francis Bacon

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

— Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Reality is merely an illusion, albiet a very persistent one.

— Albert Einstein

In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honour, command, power, and glory.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sex is an emotion in motion.

— Mae West

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

— Anne Frank

Ultimately, the bond of companionship, whether in marriage or friendship, is conversation.

— Oscar Wilde

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.

— Gene Roddenberry

Lincoln said, 'When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad.' And that's my religion.

— Christopher Reeve

If you Christians acted more like your Christ, the world would be a better place.

— Mahatma Ghandi

In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be glad the obstacles are there; consider how difficult it would be to climb a smooth mountain.

— Author unknown

Hands that help are better by far than lips that pray.

— Robert G. Ingersoll

The world, not only America, would be a much better place if we could all learn to respect the basic humanity of those with different viewpoints.

— Marcia Roberts

I considered becoming a Christian... until I met one.

— Mahatma Ghandi

It is a great thing to know our vices.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.

— Mother Teresa

The opinions and beliefs of men . . . follow involuntarily the evidence proposed to their minds.

— Thomas Jefferson

History shows us that when religion and science have a scuffle, religion either is reinterpreted, backs down, or is destroyed.

— Vascavus

Those who would trade a little freedom for a little security deserve neither.

— Benjamin Franklin

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'

— Dave Barry

It is a true saying that 'One falsehood leads easily to another'.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger.

— Nietzche

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.

— Tennessee Williams

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

— Voltaire

Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.

— Ambrose Bierce

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and *he that* speaketh lies shall not escape.

— Proverbs 19:5

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

— Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

— Mark Twain

Don't compromise yourself. Its all you've got.

— Janis Joplin

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

— Joseph Conrad

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.

— Rene Descartes

A happy life consists in tranquillity of mind.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.

— Ambrose Bierce

It is never too late to be who you want to be.

— George Elliot

It is not the length of life, but depth of life.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If religion cannot restrain evil, it cannot claim effective power for good.

— Morris Cohen

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

— Ovid

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't... you are right.

— Henry Ford

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

— Thomas Jefferson

It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.

— Ilka Chase

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

— George Bernard Shaw

A mind without instruction can no more bear fruit than can a field, however fertile, without cultivation.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

— Sir Francis Bacon

If the truth were to be known, everyone would be wearing a scarlet letter of one form or another.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

— Abraham Lincoln

Life is like a coin, you can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.

— Miquel De Cervantes

Man is certainly stark mad: he cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.

— Michel de Montaigne

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

— Plato


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