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Life Quotes

Quotes about life, Best Life Quotes.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take courage, Mortal... Death cannot banish you from the Universe.

— Benjamin Franklin

If people speak ill of you, live so that no one will believe them.

— Plato

I've always had a feeling that any time you can experiment, you ought to do it. Because you never know what will happen.

— Walt Disney

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

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

— Marcus Aurelius

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

— Robert Frost

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you should.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why has a religious turn of mind always a tendency to narrow and harden the heart?

— Robert Burns

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

— Greek proverb

All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Atheism isn't a religion, because atheism does not require faith. It takes no faith at all to not believe in a god. It just takes a lack of evidence.

— Edward Strange

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.

— Charles Dickens

Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares.

— Gandhi

Going to war without the French is like going duck hunting without your accordian.

— General Norman Scwartzkopf

Fundamentalism isn't about religion. It's about power.

— Salman Rushdie

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

People do more from custom than from reason.

— Unknown

People CANNOT be labeled. Everyone borrows different pieces of various idealogies which is what makes us so unique.

— Lisa Johnson

When you're going through hell, keep going.

— Winston Churchill

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.

— Ashley Montague

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.

— B. F. Skinner

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.

— Hungarian proverb

As the old proverb says 'Like readily consorts with like'.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

— H. G. Wells

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

— Robert Frost

To thine own self be true.

— William Shakespeare


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