No one is to be despaired of as long as he breathes. (While there is life there is hope.)
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
Jean de la Bruyere
Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves.
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends – It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Ah Love! could you and I with him conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire Would we not shatter it to bits – and then Re-mould it nearer to the Heart’s Desire?
Life is the game that must be played: This truth at least, good friends, we know; So live and laugh, nor be dismayed As one by one the phantoms go.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
His saying was: live and let live.
Friedrich von Schiller
Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow.
May you live all the days of your life.
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.
Life is a game of whist. From unseen sources The cards are shuffled, and the hands are dealt. I do not like the way the cards are shuffled, But yet I like the game and want to play.
Eugene F. Ware
Men know life too early, women know life too late.