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Life

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."

Nelson Henderson

"Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans."

John Lennon (1940–1980)

"Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth."

Thích Nhat Hanh (1926–)

"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man."

Chuang Tse (4th–3rd c. B.C.)

"This is the true joy in life - that being used for a purpose recognised by yourself as a mighty one."

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

"When making your choice in life, do not forget to live."

Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

"L'utilité de vivre n'est pas en l'espace, elle est en l'usage.
The value of life is not in its length, but in the use we make of it."

Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

"Acting without design, occupying oneself without making a business of it, finding the great in what is small and the many in the few, repaying injury with kindness, effecting difficult things while they are easy, and managing great things in their beginning: this is the method of the Tao."

Lao-Tzu (c. 550 B.C.–)

"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."

Will Rogers (1879–1935)

"It is impossible to step into the same river twice."

Herakleitos (c. 532–c. 475 B.C. )

"Id arbitor adprime in vita esse utile, ut nequid nimis. My view is that the most important thing in life is never to have too much of anything."

Terence (190–159 B.C.)

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

Sören Kierkegaard (1813–1855)

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."

Douglas Adams (1952–2001)

"...millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon."

Susan Ertz (1894–1985)

"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."

Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

"As a man begins to live more seriously within, he begins to live more simply without."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948)

"Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

Henry Ford (1863–1947)


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