Life Quotes

If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?

Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav

In the morning a man walks with his whole body; in the evening, only with his legs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Is not this the true romantic feeling – not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.

Thomas Wolfe

Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.


Life is a long lesson in humility.

Sir James M. Barrie

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.

Tennessee Williams

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring and because it has fresh peaches in it.

Thomas Walker

Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.

Eugene O’Neill

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.

Ogden Nash

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

Samuel Butler

Life is the only art that we are required to practise without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for the training of a mere beginner.

Lewis Mumford

Magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.

Frances Cornford

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

Sebastien Chamfort

Man wants but little here below nor wants that little long.

Oliver Goldsmith

Oh for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts.

John Keats

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.