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Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.

Magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.

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

Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, complaining of the present, and trembling for the future.

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

Many think themselves to be truly God-fearing when they call this world a valley of tears. But I believe they would be more so, if they called it a happy valley. God is more pleased with those who think everything right in the world, than with those who think nothing right. With so many thousand joys, is it not black ingratitude to call the world a place of sorrow and torment?

May you live all the days of your life.

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

Measurement of life should be proportioned rather to the intensity of the experience than to its actual length.

Men know life too early, women know life too late.

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

My advice to those who are about to begin, in earnest, the journey of life, is to take their heart in one hand and a club in the other.

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.

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between I occupy myself as best I can.

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.

No one is to be despaired of as long as he breathes. (While there is life there is hope.)

Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou livest, live well; how long or short permit to heaven.

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.


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