Best Quotes About Live

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords. -Robert Louis Stevenson

We live in a rainbow of chaos. -Paul Cezanne

I can live for two months on a good compliment. -Mark Twain

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. -Katharine Hepburn

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. -Ansel Adams

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. -James Baldwin

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. -Henry Drummond

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. -Margaret Fuller

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. -Joseph Addison

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. -Emily Dickinson

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it. -Elizabeth Drew

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. -Herman Melville

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. -Albert Schweitzer

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. -Muriel Rukeyser

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks. -Lin Yutang

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't. -Richard Bach

May you live all the days of your life. -Jonathan Swift

Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also. -Charles Horton Cooley

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come. -Montesquieu

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. -R. D. Laing

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. -Epicurus

If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

If any man claims the Negro should be content… let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim. -Robert Kennedy

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. -Richard Bach

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever. -Khalil Gibran

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. -Buddha

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. -Henry Miller

He who has done his best for his own time has lived for all times. -Friedrich Schiller

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. -Aristotle

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. -Charles Caleb Colton

He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything. -Baltasar Gracian

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws. -Publilius Syrus

The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day. -Norman Douglas

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money. -Pablo Picasso

Shake was a dramatist of note; He lived by writing things to quote. -H. C. Bunner

Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. -W. C. Fields

My uncle was the town drunk – and we lived in Chicago. -George Gobel

The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears. -Bill Vaughan

What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive? -Irv Kupcinet

If you live to be one hundred, you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. -George Burns

The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice. -Dave Barry

If Roosevelt were alive today, he'd turn over in his grave. -Samuel Goldwyn

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate. -John Steinbeck

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them. -E. W. Howe

I installed a skylight in my apartment… the people who live above me are furious! -Steven Wright

Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. -Steven Wright

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. -Frank Sinatra

If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. -Mickey Mantle

States should have the right to enact laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live. -George W. Bush

If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. -Tallulah Bankhead

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century. -Dan Quayle

In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait. -Les Brown

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -Mark Twain

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. -James Dean

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? -Alfred Lord Tennyson

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. -James Branch Cabell

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. -Jean-Paul Sartre

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. -Friedrich Nietzsche

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. -Henry David Thoreau

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals 'love' them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. -Edwin Way Teale

Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. -Amy Lowell

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. -Paul Strand

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. -Oscar Wilde

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. -Elbert Hubbard

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. -Nicolas Chamfort

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live. -Jean Cocteau

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. -Diane Ackerman

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. -Mark Twain

We are always getting ready to live but never living. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death and he forgets to live. -Jean de la Bruyere

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. -Harrison Ford

Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others. -Mark Twain

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. -Harper Lee

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. -Henry Van Dyke

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. -Leonardo da Vinci

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. -Willa Cather

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. -Steven Wright

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. -Roger Caras

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. -Peter De Vries

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. -Robert M. Hutchins

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. -Henry David Thoreau

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. -Soren Kierkegaard

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. -Henri Nouwen

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference. -Emil Ludwig

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. -Dag Hammarskjold

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. -Saint Augustine

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse. -Sophocles

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. -Epictetus

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. -Albert Camus

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. -Mark Twain

We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts. -Barbara Kingsolver

Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with. -Peter Marshall

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance. -Peter De Vries

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. -Thomas Fuller

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -Oscar Wilde

It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. -Alfred Adler

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. -Charles Evans Hughes

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one's reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state. -Leo Tolstoy

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. -Socrates

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -John Wooden

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. -Henry David Thoreau

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. -Emily Dickinson

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive. -Mel Brooks

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. -Leo Buscaglia

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. -George Edward Moore

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. -James Dobson

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives as much as if we had never married at all. -Lord Byron

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. -Peter De Vries

Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. -Jean Kerr

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. -Earl Wilson

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. -Vincent Van Gogh

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. -Robert A. Heinlein

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. -Charles R. Swindoll

Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him? -Blaise Pascal

If you see a whole thing – it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. -Henry David Thoreau

No matter where you go or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head. -Terry Josephson

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. -Martin L. Gross

And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray. -John Keble

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. -Henry Ward Beecher

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau

Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. -Hugh Prather

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. -Josephine Hart

The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live. -Nicolas Chamfort

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. -Margaret Millar

I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live. -Louis D. Brandeis

I don't know if I can live on my income or not – the government won't let me try it. -Bob Thaves

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. -Willa Cather

Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. -Iris Murdoch

Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. -Rainer Maria Rilke

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. -Leo Tolstoy

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. -Don Herold

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief… For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. -Wendell Berry

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. -E. W. Howe

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. -Henry David Thoreau

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budington Kelland

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. -Alex Haley

I don't care if they eat me alive, I've got better things to do then survive. -Ani DiFranco

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. -Napoleon Bonaparte

It was either Voltaire or Charlie Sheen who said, 'We are born alone. We live alone. We die alone. And anything in between that can give us the illusion that we're not, we cling to.' -Gabriel Byrne

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. -Dale Carnegie

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. -Agatha Christie

One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people's lives without having to pay the price. -Robert De Niro

I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally. -Zelda Fitzgerald

We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today. -Henry Ford

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive. -Samuel Goldwyn

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then. -Anthony Hopkins

I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. -Harold Kushner

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. -Henry Miller

Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive. -Walker Percy

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives. -Pericles

Love, work, and knowledge are the wellsprings of our lives, they should also govern it. -Wilhelm Reich

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. -Arthur M. Schlesinger

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world. -John Steinbeck

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

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

Those who live, live off the dead. -Antonin Artaud

A lie cannot live. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours. -Pam Brown

I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me. -Humphrey Bogart

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems. -Shelley Winters

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato

There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live. -Moliere

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them. -Desiderius Erasmus

Keep hope alive! -Jesse Jackson

Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. -Mortimer Adler

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child. -James Agee

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. -Jim Bishop

Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently. -Harry A. Blackmun

Professors simply can't discuss a thing. Habit compels them to deliver a lecture. -Hal Boyle

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. -Jimmy Breslin

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave. -Anatole Broyard

The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles. -Anatole Broyard

A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it. -Art Buchwald

Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through. -Anthony Burgess

You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own. -Mark Caine

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives. -Vincent Canby

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly. -William Sloane Coffin

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life. -Norman Cousins

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. -Norman Cousins

You'll live. Only the best get killed. -Charles de Gaulle

I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. -Edwin Edwards

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. -T. S. Eliot

Let us not seek to bring religion to others, but let us endeavor to live it ourselves. -Paul Tournier

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures. -Stewart Udall

Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered. -John Updike

You live by the gun and knife, and die by the gun and knife. -Joe Valachi

A painting is like a man. If you can live without it, then there isn't much point in having it. -Lila Acheson Wallace

When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing. -Tennessee Williams

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. -Albert Schweitzer

Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me. -George Bernard Shaw

I lived through the garbage. I might as well dine on the caviar. -Beverly Sills

What's the point? My face, shall we say, looks lived in. -Ava Gardner

I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society. -Virginia Gildersleeve

The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him. -Graham Greene

I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president. -Alexander Haig

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason. -Dag Hammarskjold

One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music. -Stephen Sondheim

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. -Adlai Stevenson I

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast. -Ernest Hemingway

Americans, who make more of marrying for love than any other people, also break up more of their marriages, but the figure reflects not so much the failure of love as the determination of people not to live without it. -Morton Hunt

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years. -Alfred Kazin

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!' -John F. Kennedy

Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison detre. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre, which lives on in itself. -Andre Kertesz

If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it! -Nikita Khrushchev

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation. -Ted Koppel

In everyone there sleeps. A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make. By loving others, but across most it sweeps. As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures. -Philip Larkin

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C. S. Lewis

Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. -Walter Lippmann

In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash. -Douglas MacArthur

I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen. -Carson McCullers

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives. -Brian Moore

In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be. -Alberto Moravia

The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century, of houses he lives in and places he works, in terms of the kind of light the windows in these places let through and by which we see him every day. -Arnold Newman

The Eucharistic mystery stands at the heart and center of the liturgy since it is the fount of life by which we are cleansed and strengthened to live not for ourselves but for God and to be united in love among ourselves. -Pope Paul VI

Both the man of science and the man of action live always at the edge of mystery, surrounded by it. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness. -Edna O'Brien

Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul. -Edna O'Brien

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live. -Sean O'Casey

It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. -Logan Pearsall Smith

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Vote Labor, and you build castles in the air. Vote Conservative, and you can live in them. -David Frost

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation. -Richard Holloway

A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay. -Arthur Miller

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work. -Frank Borman

The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference. -Al Capp

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by. religion, whatever else it has done, has provided one of the main ways of meeting this abiding need. -Harvey Cox

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation. -Eudora Welty

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole. -Thornton Wilder

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God. -Martha Graham

The reporter wrote with the hope that he would get a by-line in the Times, a testimony to his being alive on that day and all the tomorrows of microfilm. -Gay Talese

He wants to live on through something-and in his case, his masterpiece is his son. all of us want that, and it gets more poignant as we get more anonymous in this world. -Arthur Miller

I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don't want to turn my back on a great and noble heritage. -Felix Frankfurter

With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ideas gained by men before they are twenty-five are practically the only ideas they shall have in their lives. -William James

A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze. -Albert Pike

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. -Socrates

Master books, but do not let them master you. Read to live, not live to read. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

One lives with so many bad deeds on one's conscience and some good intentions in one's heart. -John Dewey

Liberation is not deliverance. -Victor Hugo

He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason. -Baruch Spinoza

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. -Wendell Phillips

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent. -Samuel Lover

A lie never lives to be old. -Sophocles

Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed. -Samuel Johnson

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly? -Lord Byron

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it's all a miracle. -Arthur Rubinstein

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive. -William Hazlitt

My trade and art is to live. -Michel de Montaigne

A mortal lives not through that breath that flows in and that flows out. The source of his life is another and this causes the breath to flow. -Paracelsus

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. -William Shakespeare

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. -George Santayana

Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. -Abraham Lincoln

Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long. -Anita Brookner

Let us live for the beauty of our own reality. -Charles Lamb

Man cannot live by incompetence alone. -Charlotte Whitton

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year. -David Viscott

When science, art, literature, and philosophy are simply the manifestation of personality they are on a level where glorious and dazzling achievements are possible, which can make a man's name live for thousands of years. -Denis Diderot

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. -Desiderius Erasmus

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. -Don Marquis

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. -Dwight L. Moody

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny. -George Bernard Shaw

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes. -Hannah Arendt

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. -Anatole France

Read in order to live. -Gustave Flaubert

Books are not men and yet they stay alive. -Henry Ward Beecher

Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force. -Irving Berlin

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. -John Holmes

The Bible remained for me a book of books, still divine – but divine in the sense that all great books are divine which teach men how to live righteously. -Joseph Joubert

It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. -Josh Billings

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. -Lee Iacocca

Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives. -Lester Bangs

A man of eighty has outlived probably three new schools of painting, two of architecture and poetry and a hundred in dress. -Lord Byron

A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. -Pliny the Elder

Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people. -Pope Paul VI

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. -Pope Paul VI

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. -Robert Collier

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation. -Salvador Dali

From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life. -Samuel Johnson

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point. -Phyllis McGinley

The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life. -Tom Stoppard

Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation. -Vita Sackville-West

Most books, like their authors, are born to die; of only a few books can it be said that death has no dominion over them; they live, and their influence lives forever. -William Styron

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. -Sophia Loren

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. -Jawaharlal Nehru

The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books. -Katherine Mansfield

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives. Mankind's greatest gift, also its greatest curse, is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. -John Irving

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' -Eleanor Roosevelt

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first. -Harry S Truman

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. -Phillips Brooks

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. -Anais Nin

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. -George Matthew Adams

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. -Joseph Campbell

To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. -Lillian Smith

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. -Pearl S. Buck

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. -Aristotle

By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive. -Albert Schweitzer

Shakespeare was a dramatist of note who lived by writing things to quote. -H. C. Bunner

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. -Norman Cousins

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. -Agatha Christie

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. -George Bernard Shaw

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. -Buddha

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others. -Helen Keller

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire. -Thomas Merton

Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live. -Anais Nin

A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away. -Gene Roddenberry

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. -Dorothy Thompson

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. -Mary Manin Morrissey

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. -Woodrow Wilson

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. -Mignon McLaughlin

I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. -Josh Billings

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. -Gilbert Highet

He that lives upon hope will die fasting. -Benjamin Franklin

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. -Clarence Darrow

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. -Will Rogers

We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still. -Lewis Thomas

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself. -Elbert Hubbard

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. -Saul Alinsky

If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive. -Elbert Hubbard

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. -Lin Yutang

I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. -Socrates

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. -Carl Sagan

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives. -Marlon Brando

Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone. -Frederic Bastiat

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority. -Rita Mae Brown

May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law. -Immanuel Kant

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community. -John W. Gardner

Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own. -H. G. Wells

The great thing and the hard thing is to stick to thing when you have outlived the first interest and not yet the second which comes with a sort of mastery. -Janet Erskine Stuart

For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time. -Louis L'Amour

Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. -Allan Bloom

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. -George S. Patton

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. -William S. Burroughs

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. -Ayn Rand

You live and learn. At any rate, you live. -Douglas Adams

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. -Robert A. Heinlein

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. -Ayn Rand

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. -William Shakespeare

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution? -H. L. Mencken

Live dangerously and you live right. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go. -Jim Lovell

Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance? -William Shakespeare

To live is to think. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion. -Tom Wolfe

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. -Phyllis Diller

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein

The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. -Frank Herbert

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. -John F. Kennedy

I live on good soup, not on fine words. -Moliere

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. -Antonio Porchia

Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them. -Rita Rudner

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. -Denis Waitley

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski

Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant. -Lawrence Clark Powell

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. -Brian Tracy

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live. -Robert A. Heinlein

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it! -Gary Ryan Blair

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. -Gary Ryan Blair

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. -Socrates

It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious. -Peter McWilliams

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live. -Peter McWilliams

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. -Emily Dickinson

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception. -Alan Bennett

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives. -Tony Robbins

The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself. -Emmet Fox

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income. -Robert Half

Marlon Brando. The finest actor who ever lived. He was my idol when I was 13. He's done enough work to last two lifetimes. Everything I do, I think: Can Brando play this with me? -Barbra Streisand

I work to stay alive. -Bette Davis

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. -Eleanor Roosevelt

I want to live my life, not record it. -Jackie Kennedy

I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them. -Nancy Reagan

The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man. -Norma Shearer

I live every day to its fullest extent and I don't sweat the small stuff. -Olivia Newton-John

Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn't just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment. -Sarah Brightman

I am not quite sure where home is right now. I do have places in London and Milan, and a house in Spain. I guess I would say home is where my mother is, and she lives in Spain. -Sarah Brightman

It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman – they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women. -Shirley Bassey

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. -Wallis Simpson

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did. -Leonardo DiCaprio

No self-respecting gay guy would have ever made some of the hair and clothing choices I am still trying to live down. -David Copperfield

It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives… for that I give thanks. -Christina Aguilera

A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live. -Bob Hope

He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt. -Joseph Heller

I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it. -Rodney Dangerfield

I think we should take Iraq and Iran and combine them into one country and call it Irate. All the pissed off people live in one place and get it over with. -Denis Leary

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. -Quentin Crisp

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more. -Walter Matthau

I wanna live 'til I die, no more, no less. -Eddie Izzard

Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something. -Emo Philips

I'm not into older guys. To tell you the truth, Richard Gere is not the sexiest man alive, in my book. -Winona Ryder

To live effectively is to live with adequate information. -Norbert Wiener

It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment. -Giordano Bruno

Your life changes. Everything has to be done perfectly, and I didn't follow that. I lived my life as if I wasn't in the public eye. I thought, 'I'm young. I have the right to experience new things, and if I want to go to a bar and get drunk, that's my prerogative.' -Shannen Doherty

Boyfriends have to understand me and my needs. They have to know what I want out of my life and about my strict regime. I go to bed at 10pm and not later. I separate my professional and private lives. -Anna Kournikova

There's no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol – the way I dress is the way I am, the way I live my life. -Pamela Anderson

I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life. -Shania Twain

If you're going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it. -Drew Barrymore

I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again. -Gillian Anderson

Life is short, and it is here to be lived. -Kate Winslet

Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with. -Charles Farrar Browne

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. -Mark Twain

Everyone lives by selling something. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies. -Howard Thurman

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises. -John Dobbin

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. -Dag Hammarskjold

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass. -Edgar Fiedler

A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control. -Robert Foster Bennett

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. -James M. Barrie

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with. -Woodrow Wilson

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. -Carl Sagan

At this point in my life I'd like to live as if only love mattered. -Tracy Chapman

I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions. -Traci Bingham

Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. -Helen Keller

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness. -Marshall McLuhan

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. -Ray Bradbury

We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: It may be more complicated – but that's the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it. -Phil Condit

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World. -Fidel Castro

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. -Ernest Hemingway

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. -Albert Camus

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it, we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god, and we ask no one else to bow down before it. -Carl T. Rowan

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. -Benjamin Franklin

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense. -Jacob Riis

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live. -Greg Anderson

The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives. -Mark Twain

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. -Walt Disney

Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings. -Walt Disney

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever. -Jesse Jackson

A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. -Pearl Bailey

People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead. -James Baldwin

If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. -Eubie Blake

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. -Alice Walker

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges. -Joyce Meyer

I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say. -Ingrid Bergman

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. -Johnny Carson

I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs. -Madonna Ciccone

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. -Lao Tzu

I cannot live without books. -Thomas Jefferson

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. -Ezra Pound

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. -Adlai Stevenson I

You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it. -Faith Baldwin

Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts. -Max Lerner

Our lives teach us who we are. -Salman Rushdie

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. -Plato

Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing. -Charles Caleb Colton

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. -Tony Robbins

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. -Mary Kay Ash

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination. -Barbra Streisand

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. -Leo Buscaglia

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give. -Tristan Bernard

Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live. -Leo Tolstoy

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. -George Bernard Shaw

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -Dalai Lama

Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too. -Albert Schweitzer

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. -Jane Addams

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women… no woman has excited passions among women more than I have. -Florence Nightingale

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in. -A. E. Housman

It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably. -Immanuel Kant

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. -Barbara Kingsolver

I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. -Socrates

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. -Ruth Benedict

It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read. -Thomas Jefferson

Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words? -Marcel Marceau

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. -Joseph Campbell

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. -Rosa Parks

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings – it's all a miracle. I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle. -Arthur Rubinstein

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. -H. L. Mencken

A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait. -Theodore Roethke

In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. -Brooks Atkinson

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. -Rita Mae Brown

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. -Henry David Thoreau

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection. -Dalai Lama

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door. -Publilius Syrus

Each person must live their life as a model for others. -Rosa Parks

The good and the wise lead quiet lives. -Euripides

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. -Alexandre Dumas

We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story. -Mary McCarthy

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts. -Axel Munthe

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself. -Anais Nin

An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived. -Herbert Samuel

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mahatma Gandhi

If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave. -Gerald R. Ford

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water. -Ray Charles

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. -Ronald Reagan

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest. -Mahatma Gandhi

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him. -Mahatma Gandhi

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear – it's active disengagement. -Ken Burns

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. -Frederick Buechner

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study. -Mahatma Gandhi

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. -Robert Frost

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. -Robert M. Pirsig

I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now. -Sophia Loren

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable. -Storm Jameson

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives. -Marilyn Ferguson

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. -Robert Orben

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable. -Madeleine L'Engle

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex – but Congress can. -Cullen Hightower

I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government other than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual. -Samuel Johnson

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity. -Robert Kennedy

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live. -Robert Kennedy

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response? -Robert Kennedy

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. -George W. Bush

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it. -Donald Rumsfeld

Man lives by imagination. -Havelock Ellis

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. -Lucille Ball

People don't live nowadays: they get about ten percent out of life. -Isadora Duncan

It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself. -Betty Friedan

It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. -Lillian Hellman

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives. -Rita Rudner

As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job. -Roseanne Barr

All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems. -Shelley Winters

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out… without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. -H. L. Mencken

The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else. -Frederic Bastiat

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. -Erma Bombeck

I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes. -Erma Bombeck

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. -Erma Bombeck

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not. -Judith Martin

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income. -Samuel Butler

California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange. -Fred Allen

We make war that we may live in peace. -Aristotle

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? -Jane Austen

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there. -Herb Caen

Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib. -Woody Allen

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I used to worry about what life was for – now being alive seems sufficient reason. -Marion Milner

When you are present, the world is truly alive. -Natalie Goldberg

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it. -Ellen Goodman

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest. -Horace

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true. -William James

It is better to live rich than to die rich. -Samuel Johnson

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To be alive at all involves some risk. -Harold MacMillan

My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone. -Florida Scott-Maxwell

It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch. -Michael Korda

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive. -Orlando Aloysius Battista

Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down. -Francis J. Grimke

We live with our archetypes, but can we live in them? -Poul Anderson

If you're not ready to die, then how can you live? -Charles de Lint

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind. -Charles de Lint

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations. -Montesquieu

Since we have to speak well of the dead, let's knock them while they're alive. -John French Sloan

Who knows for what we live, and struggle, and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand. But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle, is beyond all human wisdom. -Alan Paton

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. -J. R. R. Tolkien

No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward. -Booker T. Washington

One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation. -Oscar Wilde

Women… can't live with 'em… can't shoot 'em. -Ivan Turgenev

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war. -Tony Blair

We live in an age that is driven by information. Technological breakthroughs… are changing the face of war and how we prepare for war. -William J. Perry

Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness. -Leon Trotsky

It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body. -Marcel Proust

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them. -Logan Pearsall Smith

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror. -Logan Pearsall Smith

As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. -Pope John Paul II

One should eat to live, not live to eat. -Moliere

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass? -Maurice Maeterlinck

We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself. -Samuel Johnson

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self. -Charles Horton Cooley

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. -Wallace Stevens

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. -Havelock Ellis

We conceal it from ourselves in vain – we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it. -Blaise Pascal

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. -Bertrand Russell

Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union. -Samuel Goldwyn

These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived. -Winston Churchill

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory. -Marcel Proust

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. -Kurt Vonnegut

In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life. -Marcel Proust

Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man. -Robert Louis Stevenson

People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it. -Sparky Anderson

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that. -Alvin Dark

As one of nine men, DiMaggio is the best player that ever lived. -Connie Mack

On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.' -Earl Weaver

Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don't look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don't back up their beards. -Don Drysdale

Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen mister, no man alive can throw any harder than Smokey Joe Wood. -Walter Johnson

I've got a lot of years to live after baseball and I would like to live them with the complete use of my body. -Sandy Koufax

I can throw out any man alive. -Johnny Bench

If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave. -Ralph Kiner

In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium. -Reggie Jackson

A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived.' -Ted Williams

Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day. -Branch Rickey

The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind. -Phillip Adams

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death. -Rollo May

It was all I lived for, to play baseball. -Mickey Mantle

I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right. -Tracy Chapman

We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge. Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge. -Lucy Lawless

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. -George Washington

If you seek Hamilton's monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton's country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government. -George Will

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. -Bessie Anderson Stanley

A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man. -Archibald MacLeish

Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love. -Dean Koontz

Life is divided into three terms – that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future. -William Wordsworth

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. -H. L. Mencken

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. -C. S. Lewis

The utility model of computing – computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today – makes more sense than ever. -Scott McNealy

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty. -Nancy Reagan

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. -Noam Chomsky

Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child. -Norman Mailer

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago… I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. -Ansel Adams

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. -Ansel Adams

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can! -Ansel Adams

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind. -Lucretius

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. -Greg Anderson

Ideally, couples need three lives; one for him, one for her, and one for them together. -Jacqueline Bisset

I look just like the girls next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. -Dolly Parton

I wouldn't live in California. All that sun makes you sterile. -Alan Alda

Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived. -Sylvester Stallone

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. -Audre Lorde

To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it. -Jean Cocteau

One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends. -Jean Cocteau

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone. -Orson Welles

I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet. -Bob Dylan

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. -Bob Dylan

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. -Henry Drummond

I may be the girl next door, but you wouldn't want to live next to me. -Elisabeth Shue

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. -Albert Einstein

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

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams. -Les Brown

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. -Thomas Carlyle

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. -Frank Lloyd Wright

We think in generalities, but we live in detail. -Alfred North Whitehead

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel. -Benjamin Franklin

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. -Saul Bellow

No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year. -Sean O'Casey

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed. -George Bernard Shaw

The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything. -Oscar Wilde

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully. -Thomas Carlyle

It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm's way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the line for the misguided frustrations of the Bush administration. -Dave Matthews

Better to fight for something than live for nothing. -George S. Patton

Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile. -Julie Burchill

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met. -Marguerite Duras

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds. -Jewel

In the future, everybody is going to be a director. Somebody's got to live a real life so we have something to make a movie about. -Cameron Crowe

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. -Gail Devers

I have absolutely no regret about my vote against this war. The same questions remain. The cost in human lives, the cost to our budget, probably 100 billion. We could have probably brought down that statue for a lot less. -Nancy Pelosi

Saddam Hussein didn't kill 3,100 people on Sept. 11. Osama bin Laden did, and as far as we know he's still alive. -William J. Clinton

As fighting in Iraq intensifies, President Bush delivered his supplemental war budget to Congress. The money will cover 30 days of fighting, then we'll be sent one war every other month until we cancel our subscription. -Craig Kilborn

The big debate right now is if Saddam is alive or dead. He's dead, then he's alive, then dead, then alive. It's just confusing. Today they showed videotape, and Saddam was speaking at his own funeral. -David Letterman

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die. -Edward Young

To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die. -Luc de Clapiers

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. -Voltaire

I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on. -Rita Dove

Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive. -Stella Benson

For me life is a challenge. And it will be a challenge if I live to be 100 or if I get to be a trillionaire. -Beah Richards

I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick. -Carole Lombard

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. -Albert Einstein

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us. -Henry David Thoreau

I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it. -George Carlin

What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises. -Russell Baker

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. -Richard Bach

To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach. -Ludwig Bemelmans

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. -James Baldwin

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. -Isaac Asimov

You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it. -Corazon Aquino

The Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it. Besides, in Israel, everyone carries a biography deep inside him. -Aharon Appelfeld

I want to live perfectly above the law, and make it my servant instead of my master. -Brigham Young

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me. -Walt Whitman

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece. -Denis Waitley

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy. -Denis Waitley

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes. -Denis Waitley

The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. -Denis Waitley

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. -Denis Waitley

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. -Denis Waitley

The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it. -Alfred North Whitehead

To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves. -Simone Weil

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community. -H. G. Wells

Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live. -Shelley Winters

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it. -Tennessee Williams

Mendacity is a system that we live in. Liquor is one way out an death's the other. -Tennessee Williams

There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can. -Henry Van Dyke

The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself. -Raoul Vaneigem

Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live. -Raoul Vaneigem

To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die. -Luc de Clapiers

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources. -Luc de Clapiers

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end. -Jean Paul

Two thousand years ago there was One here on this earth who lived the grandest life that ever has been lived yet – a life that every thinking man, with deeper or shallower meaning, has agreed to call divine. -Frederick William Robertson

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. -Jim Rohn

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you. -Jim Rohn

He who gives while he lives, get to know where it goes. -Percy Ross

A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die! -Philip Roth

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long? -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live. -John Ruskin

Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade. -John Ruskin

Man's only true happiness is to live in hope of something to be won by him. Reverence something to be worshipped by him, and love something to be cherished by him, forever. -John Ruskin

Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions. -John Ruskin

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule. -Ronald Reagan

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out. -Ronald Reagan

We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life. -Jules Renard

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. -Rainer Maria Rilke

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. -Tony Robbins

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. -Tony Robbins

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. -Tony Robbins

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future. -Tony Robbins

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. -Tony Robbins

You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. -Tony Robbins

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. -Tony Robbins

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. -Tony Robbins

Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement. -Theodore Roosevelt

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. -Ayn Rand

One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line. -William J. Clinton

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. -James Truslow Adams

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it. -James Truslow Adams

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Society lives by faith, and develops by science. -Henri Frederic Amiel

We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. -Barbara De Angelis

We live on the leash of our senses. -Diane Ackerman

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. -Joseph Addison

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. -Aristotle

If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times. -Saint Augustine

Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man. -Amos Bronson Alcott

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' -Muhammad Ali

Life loves the liver of it. -Maya Angelou

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books – but it is terrible when one has to live it. -Jean Anouilh

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. -Marcus Aurelius

Where a man can live, he can also live well. -Marcus Aurelius

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. -Marcus Aurelius

Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live. -Marcus Aurelius

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. -Albert Einstein

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life. -Epicurus

No one who lives in error is free. -Euripides

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. -Epictetus

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation. -Eugene Ionesco

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne. -Robert Green Ingersoll

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. -George Bancroft

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door. -Djuna Barnes

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. -Georges Bernanos

Faith is not a thing which one 'loses', we merely cease to shape our lives by it. -Georges Bernanos

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily. -Andre Breton

It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere. -Andre Breton

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. -Phillips Brooks

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. -Aneurin Bevan

There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon. -Samuel Butler

To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. -Samuel Butler

To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer. -Gaston Bachelard

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal. -Enid Bagnold

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living. -James Baldwin

Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly. -Jean Baudrillard

I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else. -Josh Billings

For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. -William Blake

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. -Thomas Browne

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up. -Pearl S. Buck

Two lives that once part are as ships that divide. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together. -John Gay

Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man – Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do? -Maxim Gorky

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live. -Baltasar Gracian

Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it. -Horace Greeley

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it. -Jean Genet

When we are not sure, we are alive. -Graham Greene

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book. -Ellen Glasgow

Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there. -Emma Goldman

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence. -Remy de Gourmont

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. -Les Brown

To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You only live once – but if you work it right, once is enough. -Joe E. Lewis

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation. -Jean de la Bruyere

They that have lived a single day have lived an age. -Jean de la Bruyere

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance. -Jean de La Fontaine

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. -Jean de La Fontaine

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. -Walter Lippmann

People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. -Walter Lippmann

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. -Harper Lee

The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it? -John Lennon

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief. -C. S. Lewis

The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others. -John Locke

Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. -W. C. Fields

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too. -Benjamin Franklin

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable. -Erich Fromm

We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them. -Erich Fromm

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. -Marilyn Ferguson

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. -Anne Frank

When men come to like a sea-life, they are not fit to live on land. -Samuel Johnson

Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate… but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. -Franz Kafka

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. -Charles Kettering

The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. -John Maynard Keynes

I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on. -Thomas Hardy

Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around. -Katharine Hepburn

He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world. -Horace

The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started. -Josiah Gilbert Holland

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. -Josiah Gilbert Holland

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Simple people… are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it. -Zora Neale Hurston

Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me to live. -Alexander Herzen

Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat – no matter who killed the meat for him. -Ernest Hemingway

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. -Ernest Hemingway

A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one – they show one another off to the best advantage. -William Hazlitt

Hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across the world in the war on terror. By bringing hope to the oppressed, and delivering justice to the violent, they are making America more secure. -George W. Bush

The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger. -George W. Bush

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom. -George W. Bush

I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom. -George W. Bush

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. -Ann Landers

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. -Bruce Lee

The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. -Lucretius

The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive. -Betty Friedan

It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. -S. I. Hayakawa

Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone. -Russell Hoban

There are situations in life to which the only satisfactory response is a physically violent one. If you don't make that response, you continually relive the unresolved situation over and over in your life. -Russell Hoban

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young. -A. E. Housman

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor. -William Temple

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others. -William Temple

And all people live, Not by reason of any care they have for themselves, But by the love for them that is in other people. -Leo Tolstoy

We live in the world when we love it. -Rabindranath Tagore

How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? -Henry David Thoreau

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life. -Leo Tolstoy

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. -Leo Tolstoy

Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity. -Leo Tolstoy

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little – or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives. -Anthony Trollope

Without some goals and some efforts to reach it, no man can live. -John Dewey

Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. -John Dryden

Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today. -John Dryden

Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy. -Edward Dahlberg

We cannot live, suffer or die for somebody else, for suffering is too precious to be shared. -Edward Dahlberg

So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born. -Edward Dahlberg

I live for my sons. I would be lost without them. -Princess Diana

To live without Hope is to Cease to live. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. -Wayne Dyer

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. -Guy Debord

Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love – to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved. -Isadora Duncan

As president of the United States, my top priority will be to keep America safe. We're going to go after the terrorist networks. We're going to go after Osama bin Laden. We are not going to live in fear in this country. -Wesley Clark

To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice. -John Dalberg-Acton

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. -Ray Bradbury

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them. -Paul Gauguin

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around. -Mario Vargas Llosa

I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, falsely, to be the truth. -Christopher Hampton

Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you. -William Makepeace Thackeray

He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies. -Tertullian

Work and live to serve others, to leave the world a little better than you found it and garner for yourself as much peace of mind as you can. This is happiness. -David Sarnoff

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor. -William Shakespeare

Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws. -Constantin Stanislavski

We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her. -John Millington Synge

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character. -George Santayana

One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life. -Jean-Paul Sartre

Great men hallow a whole people, and lift up all who live in their time. -Sydney Smith

Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die. -Robert Southey

One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full. -Muriel Spark

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. -Charles Spurgeon

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity. -Sun Tzu

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. -Charles R. Swindoll

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men. -Baruch Spinoza

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied. -Susan Sontag

Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them. -Susan Sontag

That old man dies prematurely whose memory records no benefits conferred. They only have lived long who have lived virtuously. -Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future. -Carl Sandburg

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence. -Thomas Carlyle

A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things. -Thomas Carlyle

As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

On this narrow planet, we have only the choice between two unknown worlds. One of them tempts us – ah! what a dream, to live in that! – the other stifles us at the first breath. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess. -Charles Caleb Colton

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives – the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself. -Norman Cousins

In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis. -Quentin Crisp

Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions. -Albert Camus

One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious. -Louis-Ferdinand Celine

There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten – before the end is told – even if there happens to be any end to it. -Joseph Conrad

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends. -Joseph Conrad

That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked. -Bill Cosby

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives. -Cyril Connolly

A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out. -Cyril Connolly

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live – moreover, the only one. -Emil Cioran

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver. -William James

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. -Thomas Jefferson

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. -Lady Bird Johnson

Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him. -Samuel Johnson

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. -Samuel Johnson

Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live. -Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die. -Douglas MacArthur

You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut. -Maxwell Maltz

Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough. -Groucho Marx

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? -Groucho Marx

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation. -Margaret Mead

One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. -H. L. Mencken

No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight. -H. L. Mencken

Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that. -Arthur Miller

He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. -Arthur Miller

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken – and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. -Margaret Mitchell

A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know. -Dwight L. Moody

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus. -Malcolm Muggeridge

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. -Lewis Mumford

The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live. -Bernard de Mandeville

America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind. -Norman Mailer

It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be. -Archibald MacLeish

You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water – an inch deep and then the mud. -George MacDonald

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment. -Orison Swett Marden

There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands. -Orison Swett Marden

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. -Karl Marx

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets – we remember only. -Henry Miller

Question: Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls? Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes. That is why many people live in the withering negative world. That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world. -Alfred A. Montapert

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them. -Aristophanes

Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose. -Indira Gandhi

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. -Sam Levenson

I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine. -Primo Levi

In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show. -Timothy Leary

He lives who dies to win a lasting name. -Henry Drummond

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon. -Jimmy Carter

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. -Carlos Castaneda

Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. -Robin G. Collingwood

Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives. -William Cobbett

Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with. -Myriam Miedzian

If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. -Nikita Khrushchev

What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet, Long live the weeds and the wildness yet. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. -Charlie Chaplin

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree. -Pablo Casals

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society. -Arthur C. Clarke

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. -Earl Nightingale

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. -John Henry Newman

One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied. -Friedrich Nietzsche

When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live. -Friedrich Nietzsche

You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone. -Peggy Noonan

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise. -George Orwell

If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn. -Charlie Parker

We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care. -William Penn

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns. -William Penn

When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him. -Luigi Pirandello

Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life. -Luigi Pirandello

Good tests kill flawed theories; we remain alive to guess again. -Karl Popper

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing. -Walker Percy

If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them. -Camille Paglia

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live. -Boris Pasternak

It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? -Cesare Pavese

What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days. -Plutarch

Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large. -Plutarch

No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. -Ezra Pound

People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf. -Ezra Pound

I am an artist… I am here to live out loud. -Emile Zola

We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man. -Amy Vanderbilt

Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine. -George Dennison Prentice

Iraq made commitments after the Gulf War to completely dismantle all weapons of mass destruction, and unfortunately, Iraq has not lived up to its agreement. -Barbara Boxer

No one knows if Saddam is still alive. They keep showing old footage of him on TV saying that it's live. You know, it's like the same thing we do with Dick Cheney. -David Letterman

A new poll shows that Senator Kerry's support in the South is strongest amongst blacks. Kerry's appeal to Southern blacks is obvious. He is a white man who lives far, far away. -Dennis Miller

To live by one man's will becomes the cause of all misery. -Richard Hooker

To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live. -Ruth Hubbard

It's about time we all faced up to the truth. If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family. -Alan Keyes

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages. -Mahatma Gandhi

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. -Mahatma Gandhi

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body. -Mahatma Gandhi

Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be. -Mahatma Gandhi

I lived to write, and wrote to live. -Samuel Rogers

Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. -Dante Alighieri

I'd say if you live in the United States of America and you vote for George Bush, you've lost your mind. -John Edwards

There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the proceeds. -Logan Pearsall Smith

It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life. -Randall Jarrell

Whenever I am sent a new book on the lively arts, the first thing I do is look for myself in the index. -Julie Burchill

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue. -Peter Ustinov

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. -Alexis Carrel

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach. -Luigi Barzini

The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder. -Frederick William Faber

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. -John F. Kennedy

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