Life Quotes

I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirm the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The natural rhythm of human life is routine punctuated by orgies.

Aldous Huxley

Were the offer made true, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask should be the privilege of an author, to correct, in a second edition, certain errors of the first.

Benjamin Franklin

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.

Thomas la Mance

The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

Henri Frederic Amiel

People in the West are always getting ready to live.

Chinese proverb

You’ve got to keep fighting – you’ve got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.

Elia Kazan

Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.

Josiah Royce

Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.

Henry Miller

Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.

Samuel Johnson

Life as we find it is too hard for us; it entails too much pain, too many disappointments, impossible tasks. We cannot do without palliative remedies.

Sigmund Freud

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.

William Law

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.

William Butler Yeats

You only live once – but if you work it right, once is enough.

Joe E. Lewis

Growth is the only evidence of life.

Cardinal Newman

Life is a stranger’s sojourn, a night at an inn.

Marcus Aurelius

If you’re on the merry-go-round, you have to go round.

Kent Thompson

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering and only the very sound or the very foolish imagine otherwise.

George Orwell