Life Quotes

Love is anterior to life Posterior to death Initial of creation, and The exponent of breath.

Emily Dickinson

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Erich Fromm

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.

Henry Van Dyke

Love is ever the beginning of Knowledge as fire is of light.

Thomas Carlyle

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.

George Sand

I wonder what memories of yours will persist as you go on in life. My hunch is that the most important will have to do with feelings of loving and being loved – whoever’s been close to you. As you continue to grow, you’ll find many ways of expressing your love and you’ll discover more and more ways in which others express their love for you.

Fred Rogers

Where love is, no room is too small.


If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. That strain again! it had a dying fall: O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound.

William Shakespeare

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Tom Bodett

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.

Thomas Mann

Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless.

Thomas a Kempis

Love your neighbor as yourself, but don’t take down the fence.

Carl Sandburg

There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting up another.


Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

Cesare Pavese

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

If we all discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them.

Christopher Morley