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Life's Wisdom Quotes

Enjoy life now - it has an expiration date!

The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.--Anonymous

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.--Anonymous

In this life  
Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is
fighting some kind of battle.

Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.......

Leave the rest to God.  Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain.  
Choose this day to not simply be alive but to LIVE."
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And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. --Abraham Lincoln

We are not human beings on a Spiritual journey. We are Spiritual Beings on a human journey.—Anonymous

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. –Samuel Butler

All that is made seems planless to the darkened mind, because there are more plans than it looked for...There seems no plan because it is all plan: there seems no centre because it is all centre. --George MacDonald

An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. --Henry David Thoreau

He not busy being born is busy dying.-- Bob Dylan

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, that is when you command the attention of the world. --George Washington Carver

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. --William Jennings Bryan

Whatever you are, be a good one.--Abraham Lincoln

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. --Vince Lombardi

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.—Martin Luther King

I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman. --Laurence Olivier

The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities, and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.
--Noah Webster

The last great freedom of man is the freedom to choose his attitude under any given set of circumstances.--Victor Frankl, noted Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. --Henry David Thoreau

It is quite true what philosophy says: that life must be understood backwards. But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forwards. --Soren Kierkegard

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. –Unknown

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. –Benjamin Franklin

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

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.—John Lennon

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. -- Fr. Alfred D'Souza

I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest. --John Buchan

I don't fear failure. I fear succeeding at something that doesn't matter.--Dan Erickson

The size of a man (his wisdom) can be measured by the size of the things that make him angry. - J.K. Morley

What you love is a clue to what you hate, and what you hate is a clue to what you love.—Chip Brogden

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. --Martin Luther King Jr.

There is no right way to do the wrong thing.—Unknown

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. --C.S. Lewis

When a person who used to “use” people for their own gain finally succumbs to being used by his/her Creator instead, the world dramatically changes for the better, both for the person and for the world. --Gary Amirault

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.- George Henry Lewes

You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind ON, but what you can't keep your mind OFF. -- A.R. Ammons

Are you a thermostat, or a thermometer? Do you merely reflect the environment, or do you change it? –Unknown

Common sense is not so common. – Voltaire

No man was ever wise by chance. –Seneca

The wise person questions himself, the fool others. –Henri Arnold

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. --Albert Einstein

If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders. I must get off him first, that he may pursue his contemplations too. --Thoreau

Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom. --Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch? --A. W. Tozer

Experience is the comb we receive after we’ve lost our hair. –Unknown

The thing about our choices is that after we have made them, they turn around and make us.—Anonymous

Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely. --Adam Michnik

The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained; and even in the best of all hearts, there remains a small corner of evil. It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air. -- T. Starr King

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.--Indian saying

To live a rich and abundant life, ask not what life can do for you, ask what you can do for the lives of others. --Gary Amirault

We live that our souls may grow. The development of the soul is the purpose of existence. God Almighty is trying to obtain some decent association for Himself. --John G. Lake

We may think God wants actions of a certain kind, but God wants people of a certain kind. --C.S. Lewis

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. -- Chief Aupumut, Mohican

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. --George Eliot

In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us. --Dag Hammarskjold

I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the greatest thing in the world. This is the end (purpose) of life. The end of life is not to be happy. The end of life is not to achieve pleasure and avoid pain. The end of life is to do the will of God, come what may. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
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