Saturday, April 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom

Oliver Wendell Holmes:
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.

Omar N. Bradley:
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

Oscar Wilde:
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.

Pearl S. Buck:
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.

Ralph Ellison:
Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.

Ralph Waldo Emerson.:
Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.

Ray Bradbury:
Life is "trying things to see if they work."

Raymond Charles Barker:
The principle of life is that life responds by corresponding; your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.

Robert Byrne:
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Robert Frost:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Louis Stevenson:
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

Roy H. Williams:
Lives, like money, are spent. What are you buying with yours?

Sarah Ban Breathnach:
An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.

Sarah Bernhardt:
Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

Sean O'Casey:
I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.

Stephen Covey:
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Theodore Rubin:
There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.

Thich Nhat Hanh:
Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

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

Tom Lehrer:
Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.

Toni Morrison:
Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.

Life would be much easier if I had the source code.

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

Victor Frankl:
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."

Victor Hugo:
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Wallace Stegner:
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.

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

William James:
These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.

Winston Churchill:
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

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