Living Quotes

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.

Jim Butcher

We only live once and every day spent living your principles is a day at liberty. It is clear that history is on our side.

Julian Paul Assange

I\'ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

Maya Angelou

One cannot live without motives. I have no motives left, and I am living.

Emil Cioran

Every German soldier must be made to feel that he is living under the muzzle of a Russian gun.

Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

Economists are surgeons who operate beautifully on the dead and torment the living.

Nicolas Chamfort

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers. To love is to risk living fully.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

In fact, it is only through the New Testament that we can learn just what Christian faith is. ... Open your Bible at any page you like, there is nothing about solving religious problems. Bible testifies that God exists and that he revealed himself through Jesus Christ. It shows too that the man who lives without God is not living right.

Wilhelm Busch

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Laura Welch Bush

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.

David Crockett

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.

Aaron Copland

The only real security in a relationship lies neither in looking back in nostalgia, nor forward in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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