Life Quotes

Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

Texas Guinan

He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.

Pierre Corneille

How deep our sleep last night in the mountains here, beneath the trees and stars, hushed by solemn-sounding waterfalls and many small soothing voices in sweet accord whispering peace! And our first pure mountain day, warm, calm, cloudless, -- how immeasurable it seems, how serenely wild! I can scarcely remember its beginning. Along the river, over the hills, in the ground, in the sky, spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm, new life, new beauty, unfolding, unrolling in glorious exuberant extravagance, -- new birds in their nests, new winged creatures in the air, and new leaves, new flowers, spreading, shining, rejoicing everywhere.

John Muir

Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.

Joseph Conrad

The land is like poetry: it is inexplicably coherent, it is transcendent in its meaning, and it has the power to elevate a consideration of human life.

Barry Lopez

The survival of the human species is inescapably linked with the survival of all other forms of life.

Michael Frome†

Life attracts life.

Paulo Coelho

Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to.

Paulo Coelho

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset.

Crowfoot

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.

Mary Cholmondeley

We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.

Randolph Silliman Bourne

Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.

Samuel Johnson

Vices enter into the composition of virtues as poison into that of medicines. Prudence collects and blends the two and renders them useful against the ills of life.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.

Akhenaton

If I were to persuade just one person to stop fighting for something they were convinced was worthwhile, I would end up persuading myself, and my whole life would be diminished.

Paulo Coelho

Life has been very hard on me, but, at the same time, it has taught me a great deal.

Paulo Coelho

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

Paulo Coelho

Too often man handles life as he does the†bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop

Alfred Polgar

My vision for Kentucky is a Commonwealth where there is so much economic opportunity, and our quality of life is so high, that people who are born here can stay here, and people who aren't fortunate enough to be born in Kentucky, can look forward to locating here.

Ernie Fletcher

Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course.

John Drinkwater

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.

Cato the Elder

Millions of American families affected by debilitating diseases have new hope today after the U.S. House passed legislation to support potentially life-saving stem cell research.

Nancy L. Johnson

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners