Life Quotes

Do not believe yourself healthy. Immortality is health; this life is a long sickness.


The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.

William James

The life of Zen begins, therefore, in a disillusion with the pursuit of goals which do not really exist the good without the bad, the gratification of a self which is no more than an idea, and the morrow which never comes.

Alan Watts

We can see unmistakeably that there is an inner relationship between Zen and the warrior's life.

D. T. Suzuki

For humanity has moved forward to an era when wrong and slavery are being displaced, and reason and justice are being recognized as the rule of life.

Mary Ashton Livermore

Laziness is the one common deficiency in mankind that blocks the establishment of a perfect world in which everyone leads a happy life.

William Feather

Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life before he can comprehend the full value of the greater.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark.

Orison Swett Marden

Our intellect is not the most subtle, the most powerful, the most appropriate, instrument for revealing the truth. It is life that, little by little, example by example, permits us to see that what is most important to our heart, or to our mind, is learned not by reasoning but through other agencies. Then it is that the intellect, observing their superiority, abdicates its control to them upon reasoned grounds and agrees to become their collaborator and lackey.

Marcel Proust

The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.

Bernard Berenson

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.

Mignon McLaughlin

Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men with great misfortunes.


We're given second chances every day of our life. We don't usually take them, but they're there for the taking.

Andrew M. Greeley

You can't accomplish anything worthwhile if you inhibit yourself. If life teaches you nothing else, know this for sure: When you get the chance, go for it.

Oprah Winfrey

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