Life Quotes

Without duty, life is soft and boneless; it cannot hold itself together.

Joseph Joubert

Life only demands from the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible – not to have run away.

Dag Hammarskjold

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.

Robert Frost

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

D. H. Lawrence

Life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning.

Virginia Woolf

Life is ever since man was born, licking honey from a thorn.

Louis Ginsberg

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Mark Twain

Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Samuel Butler

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Clarence Darrow

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

T. S. Eliot

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Albert Camus

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

The joy of life is variety; the tenderest love requires to be renewed by intervals of absence.

Samuel Johnson

O Life! thou art a galling load, Along a rough, a weary road, to wretches such as I.

Robert Burns