Occupy Poetry

Life Quotes

Quotes about life, Best Life Quotes.

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.

— H L Menken

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone: the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.

— George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

— Voltaire

He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

The road to God is whatever road you're on.

— Duane Alan Hahn

Ah! How good it feels the hand of an old friend.

— Longfellow

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

— Albert Einstein

People fashion their God after their own understanding. They make their God first and worship him afterwards.

— Oscar Wilde

The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.

— Delo McKown

Writing is like making love. Don't worry about the orgasm, just concentrate on the process.

— Isabel Allende

I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.

— John Adams

Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it.

— Aristotle

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

— Henry David Thoreau

Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.

— Carl Sagan

Faith is a euphemism for prejudice and religion is a euphemism for superstition.

— Paul Keller

A heretic, my dear sir, is a fellow who disagrees with you regarding something neither of you knows anything about.

— William Cowper Brann

If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought.

— Graham Greene

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

— John F. Kennedy

Dream as if you have forever. But live as if you only have today

— James Dean

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

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

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

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

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

— Author unknown

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

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

— Thomas Jefferson

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.

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

— Voltaire


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