Phrases About Life

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Only as far as a man is happily married to himself is he fit for married life and family life in general.

Novalis

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.

Logan P. Smith

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Life's not about living it to the fullest, it's about loving to live.

Joanne Walker

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.

Bob Dylan

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.

Albert Einstein

Our old age was in some respects the happiest period of life.

Charles Eastman

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is (merely) to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate. I think it is above all to matter, to count, to stand for something. To have it make some difference that you lived at all.

Leo Rosten

Maybe it's easier to like someone else's life, and live vicariously through it, than take some responsiblity to change our lives into lives we might like.

Tish Grier

It's no sin to enjoy life.

Jose Raul Bernardo

If I had my life to live over I'd like to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual trouble, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have. If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds, I would pick more daisies.

Nadine Stair

Let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. ... I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insects as well as for the stars, Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

Albert Einstein

My life has been the poem

My life has been the poem I would have writ,
But I could not both live and utter it.

Henry David Thoreau

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo

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

Adam Marshall

Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.

Author Unknown

To A Husband

This is to the crown and blessing of my life,
The much loved husband of a happy wife;
To him whose constant passion found the art
To win a stubborn and ungrateful heart,
And to the world by tenderest proof discovers
They err, who say that husbands can't be lovers.
With such return of passion, as is due,
Daphnis I love, Daphinis my thoughts pursue;
Daphnis, my hopes and joys are bounded all in you.
Even I, for Daphnis' and my promise' sake,
What I in woman censure, undertake.
But this from love, not vanity proceeds;
You know who writes, and I who 'tis that reads.
Judge not my passion by my want of skill:
Many love well, though they express it ill;
And I your censure could with pleasure bear,
Would you but soon return, and speak it here.

Anne Kingsmill Finch

The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live.

Albert Einstein

To really enjoy the better things in life, one must have first experienced the things they are better than.

Oscar Homolka

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

Voltaire
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