The best quotes about life

Marriage is like life – it is a field of battle.

He who does not value life does not deserve it.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you`ll look back and realize they were big things.

Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental.

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.

If we don`t know life, how can we know death?

Life is just one damned thing after another.

Life without the courage for death is slavery.

We build upon the sand, and the older we become, the more unstable this foundation becomes.

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Never was anything great achieved without danger.

Despair makes victims sometimes victors.

Remember that life is neither pain nor pleasure; it is serious business, to be entered upon with courage and in a spirit of self-sacrifice.

That`s what all we are. Amateurs. We don`t live long enough to be anything else.

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.

For all evils there are two remedies – time and silence.

Philosophy is the art of living.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for.

May you live all the days of your life.

What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.

Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire, or, having it, is satisfied?Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire, or, having it, is satisfied

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.

The gods are on the side of the stronger.

It is one of man`s curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.

The gods help them that help themselves.

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

The best condition in life is not to be so rich as to be envied nor so poor as to be damned.

Themistocles said, – “The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you.”

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits.

We usually learn to wait only when we have no longer anything to wait for.

Do not imagine you can exorcize what oppresses you in life by giving vent to it in art.

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

We cannot be sure that we have something to live for unless we are ready to die for it.

The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness.

Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon as they cease to be advantageous.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Every creature lives in a state of war by nature.

Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.

We must be afraid of neither poverty nor exile nor imprisonment; of fear itself only should we be afraid.

At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one`s opportunities and make the most of one`s resources.

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.

Attention and activity lead to mistakes as well as to successes; but a life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.

Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.

The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.

A woman`s whole life is a history of the affections.

It very seldom happens to a man that his business is his pleasure.

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.

Age either transfigures or petrifies.

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

Live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.

Laws are never as effective as habits.

Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves.

The masses of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts.

Occasions are rare; and those, who know how to seize upon them, are rarer.

Men`s conversation is like their life.

It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

Everything comes to us from others. To be is to belong to someone.

Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.

Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter us and transform us.

You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

There is nothing more tragic in life than the utter impossibility of changing what you have done.

Anyone who has never really loved has never really lived.

Our globe discovers its bidden virtues, not only in heroes and arch-angels, but in gossips and nurses.

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

As men advance in life, all passions resolve themselves into money. Love, ambition, even poetry, end in this.

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.