Life in General Quotes

Please all, and you will please none.

A fellow who does things that count, doesn t usually stop to count them.

Saint Augustine (354-430)
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

Richard Bach
Here s the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you re alive, it isn t.

Erma Bombeck (1927- )
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

Matthew Broderick (1962- ) in Ferris Bueller s Day Off
Life moves pretty fast. If you don t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
If you re going through hell, keep going.

Maureen Dowd
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

Bob Dylan, aka Robert Allen Zimmerman (1941- )
The times they are a-changin .

Eccleasties 3:1
For everything there is a season,
and a time for every purpose under heaven.
A time to be born, and a time to die.
A time to sow, and a time to reap.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh.
A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to love, and a time to hate.
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mick Jagger (1943- ) (The Rolling Stones)
You can t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.

John Lennon (1940-1980)
Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592)
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them.

Jim Morrison of The Doors (from “Waiting for the Sun”)
This is the strangest life I’ve ever known.

James Nagle (1908-1997)
If it s such a great deal, why do they want to let YOU in on it?

William Osler (1849-1919)
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

Francois Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) – when asked how he made his beautiful statues.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don t need.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or faraway.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Work like you don t need the money. Dance like no one is watching. Love like you ve never been hurt.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1831)
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

Mae West (1892-1980)
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.

Robin Williams (1951- ), as Mork
Fly and be free!

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